Hunterdon County Bike to Work Week 2018 kicks off this week and will run through Friday, May 18, 2018.
This free annual event, coordinated by HART, provides local commuters with a fun opportunity to leave their cars behind and consider bicycling to work instead. Participation in Hunterdon County Bike to Work Week is open to anyone 18 years or older who lives or works in Hunterdon, or those who ride to a Hunterdon County transit facility or Park and Ride lot. Participants may ride as many days as they choose throughout the week. Routing assistance has been provided to those unsure of the best roads to travel to their worksite.
More than 70 bicyclists are registered for the event. Nearly half (45%) of participants are women; 54% are men. Most participants are bicycling directly to a Hunterdon employer worksite, while 6% plan to ride to a train station or park and ride lot.
All participants are required to wear a helmet. Wearing high visibility clothing is strongly recommended during the day and reflective clothing in the evening. Participants are expected to observe state bicycling laws. Motorists should expect an increase in bicyclists on local roadways. Share the road, and pass cyclists with care.
At the end of the week, cyclists will be asked to record their bicycle commute rides. Each recorded ride will serve as an entry to an event “Wrap Up” get-together to be held at Lone Eagle Brewing on May 24. The first 50 participants to submit a completed tracking log will be entered into drawings for prizes and will receive a Bicycle Commuter Sling Bag.
HART gratefully acknowledges the generous support of “Hub Level” sponsor, Velocity Cycling Studio, Lebanon, and “Pedal Level” sponsors, AAA Mid-Atlantic and ShopRite of Flemington. HART thanks prize sponsors Adventure Cycling Association, EncoreRides.com, the WAWA Foundation, Clinton Bicycle Shop LLC, Cycle Corner of Frenchtown, Pete’s Bike Shoppe, and V5 Cycles. HART is appreciative of “in kind” donations provided by Costco Wholesale, Flemington, Lone Eagle Brewing, Road ID, Skratch Labs, and the MAX Challenge of Clinton.
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