Trenton Bike Tour Highlights History

More than 200 cyclists expected to ride through historic city in 19th annual event

For immediate release:
August 30, 2015

Contact:
Wills Kinsley, Trenton Cycling Revolution, wills.kinsley@gmail.com

Trenton, NJ – Cycling enthusiasts in the Middle Atlantic region will gather in the City of Trenton’s Mill Hill Park on Saturday, September 19, for Trenton’s 19th annual cycling tour, this year dedicated to surveying the city’s extant 18th century structures.

The 2015 “Tour de Trenton” will take participants not only to the city’s better known historic sites, such as the William Trent House (1719) and the Old Barracks (1758), but to buildings and residences that have remained in private hands and anonymous to all but the tax collector, including the Little Hermitage (1760) and the Abraham Woglum house (1784), as well as the excavations of colonial-era industry at Petty’s Run.

“This year marks the 240th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution,” said Wills Kinsley, president of Trenton Cycling Revolution, the capital city’s cycling club that organizes the annual ride. “We have dedicated this year’s tour to what Trentonians built in that century of revolutionary change.”
The ride will begin at 9:15 a.m. in Mill Hill Park (East Front Street at South Montgomery Street, Trenton), at the bridge over the Assunpink Creek near the site of the mill built in 1679 by Mahlon Stacy, the first English settler at what was then called the Falls of the Delaware. The 12-mile route takes in all but one of Trenton’s 20 known 18th century remnants.

Early-bird registration ($8 per adult, $5 per child) is available on-line until September 14 at www.trentoncycling.org. Last-minute deciders may register at Mill Hill Park when check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the ride at the regular rate of $10 per adult and $5 per child under 18. Registration fees defray the cost of a Trenton police escort for which the city now charges.

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Trenton Cycling Revolution is a local Trenton organization dedicated to creating a safe and healthy environment for bicyclists and pedestrians in the greater Trenton area through education, advocacy and promotion. www.trentoncycling.org

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