2013 Trenton Bike Tour Showcases Public Art


Cyclists Take to the Streets in 2013 Trenton Art Bike Tour

More than 200 riders tour historic city during 17th annual event

 

For immediate release:

May 18, 2013

 

Contacts:

Dan Fatton, Trenton Cycling Revolution, 908-303-4546

Lynn Lemere, Artworks Trenton, 609-394-9436

 

Trenton, NJ – More than 200 bicycle enthusiasts, families, kids, local neighbors and out-of-towners joined the 17th Annual Trenton Bike Tour through historic Trenton on Saturday, May 18, 2013, organized by local cycling advocacy group Trenton Cycling Revolution in partnership with Artworks Trenton.

 

Beginning and ending in beautiful Cadwalader Park, the bike tour was a leisurely 14-mile, police-escorted ride through Trenton’s historic streets and diverse neighborhoods, showcasing public art, including murals, sculptures and architecture. As a part of National Bike Month, the tour aims to highlight the tourist attractions of the city, promote healthy lifestyles, and raise awareness of bicycle safety throughout the region for avid, commuting and recreational bicyclists.

 

According to Smart Growth America’s 2012 ranking, Trenton’s City Council passed the 8th best Complete Streets policy in the nation last March. “The Trenton Bike Tour provides a great opportunity to see our city’s hidden gems. It is also a chance to demonstrate the importance of our vision for Trenton: a safe, healthy city with streets built for all users, keeping with our nationally ranked Complete Streets policy,“ said Dan Fatton, chair of the Trenton Cycling Revolution.

 

“We believe that art has the power to transform a community when it becomes an integral part of the culture and the lives of its residents. When community organizations collaborate together, it creates an even richer and more powerful experience,” said Lynn Lemyre, Executive Director of Artworks.

 

This year’s event is sponsored by: AAA, Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, City Works, Isles, Saker Shop Rites, and Thomas Edison State College. Additional support is offered by Knapp’s Cyclery. Pennington-Ewing Athletic Club, SAGE Coalition and the YMCA of Trenton.

 

Notable tour highlights included a rest stop at Artworks, Terracycle’s graffiti space, South Riverwalk Park, the War Memorial, New Jersey State House and a loop through Trenton’s crown jewel, the Olmsted-designed Cadwalader Park.

 

After the ride, Artworks Trenton hosted a free BBQ with traditional barbecue fare, beverages, music by DJ Ahmad, BMX bike tricks by SAGE Coalition and Unchained: a bike art exhibit, which will run through June 13.

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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

 

Artworks, Trenton’s visual arts center; connecting community, culture and creativity through the arts. Artworks is located at 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611. Phone: 609-394-9436. Gallery hours: Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.artworkstrenton.org.

 

Click here for the 2013 Trenton Bike Tour Press Release in pdf format.

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Avid and Novice Cyclists Invited to Ride in 2012 Trenton Bike Tour

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Cyclists Invited to Take to the Streets in 2012 Trenton Bike Tour
Over 200 riders will tour historic city during 16th annual event

TRENTON, N.J. —Bicycle enthusiasts, families, kids, local neighbors and out-of-towners are invited to attend the 16th Annual Trenton Bike Tour through historic Trenton on Saturday, May 19, 2012, organized by local cycling advocacy group Trenton Cycling Revolution and partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Trenton and Mercer County.

Beginning and ending at The 1719 William Trent House Museum, the bike tour will be a leisurely 15-mile, police-escorted ride through Trenton’s historic streets and sights, diverse neighborhoods and community gardens.

As a part of National Bike Month, the tour aims to highlight the tourist attractions of the city, promote healthy lifestyles, and raise awareness of bicycle safety throughout the region for avid, commuting and recreational bicyclists. On Thursday, March 1, Trenton’s City Council passed one of the most comprehensive Complete Streets policies in the state of New Jersey. “The Trenton Bike Tour provides a great opportunity to see our city’s hidden gems. It is also a chance to demonstrate the importance of our new Complete Streets policy and maintaining a safe, healthy street system for all users,“ said Dan Fatton, chair of the Trenton Cycling Revolution.

This year’s event is sponsored by the Princeton Area Community Foundation, AAA, Capital Health, Isles, Saker Shop Rites, and Knapp’s Cyclery.

Notable tour highlights include South Riverwalk Park, Riverview Cemetery, War Memorial, New Jersey State House and a loop through Trenton’s crown jewel, the Olmsted-designed Cadwalader Park.

Registration Information:
• Ticket costs are $10/Adults and $5/Children. The first 100 registered riders will receive a free t-shirt.
• Check-in begins at William Trent House Museum at 8:30 a.m. and the ride begins at 9:00 a.m.
• To purchase registration, visit www.trentoncycling.org or mail a check to the Trenton Cycling Revolution at PO Box 1155, Trenton, NJ 08611. If mailing a check, please indicate what type of registration you are purchasing.

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

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