Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of taking part in the 19th 'Tour De Trenton', a community bike ride organized by the 'Trenton Cycle Revolution' bike club. I got my bike down to Trenton on the convenient bike carrier on the 606 bus, arriving at Mill Hill Park well in time for registration, a quick bite from 'Sunrise Luncheonette', and ride-off at 9.15 a.m. It was incredible how many people took part, I would say definitely over 100, although I couldn't put an exact figure on it because the crowd was so big.
The ride itself was 12 miles long, and focused on Trenton's 18th Century historic sites. Trenton police provided an escort, so we got to cruise through every traffic signal, and were not threatened by cars. We rode east, as far as Riverview Cemetry and past John Roebling's grave. Then we headed west, all the way to Cadwalader Park. It was a great time, with friendly people, and delightful weather. I hope to ride it again next year. To check out more photos, check this album from photographer Kevin Duddy, who followed the group along the way!
Don't forget that on October 25, we have our own community bike ride in Princeton, the 3rd annual 'Ride of the Falling Leaves'. It's free, and almost all on trails with no traffic. Ride-off is at 1.00 p.m. from Community Park South, next to the tennis courts. This Saturday, September 26, is also my next 'Downtown Princeton Fun Ride', offered through Princeton Freewheelers. Click here for details.