Join the East Coast Greenway on a bike ride to New Brunswick's Ciclovia on Sunday, Oct. 6, where 3.4 miles of streets stretching from Buccleuch Park off College Avenue to the youth sports center on Joyce Kilmer Avenue will be closed to traffic and turned over to walkers, bicyclists, skateboarders and others between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. You can learn more about Ciclovia here: http://newbrunswickciclovia.com
Our bike ride to Ciclovia will leave from the Metropark station just after 9 a.m. (we will wait if the southbound train from Newark is delayed) and follow the Greenway route, primarily using roads, at a pace of 10 mph for about 13 miles to New Brunswick. We will be at 9:30 a.m. at the back of Tano Mall at the base of the Middlesex Greenway bridge going over Route 1 at Pierson Avenue in Edison to pick up additional riders.
We will return from New Brunswick after Ciclovia ends at 3 p.m., although you are free to make your own way back earlier by bike or with New Jersey Transit.
You must wear a helmet to participate in this ride! Children must be accompanied by an adult and be familiar with riding on road and in traffic.
The number of riders will be limited to 25. Sign up on Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5267166236/eac2 There is an insurance cost for this ride that the East Coast Greenway will share with riders. Cost for East Coast Greenway members is $5 plus the Eventbrite fee; non-members can join the East Coast Greenway for a year for $20.
A second ECGA bike ride in October, the 6th annual Hudson Loop ride, is set for Sunday, Oct. 13 and also is free for ECGA members. Information and registration is at http://ecgny2013.eventbrite.com
The East Coast Greenway is a developing trail system that spans nearly 3,000 miles from the Canadian border in Maine to Key West, Fla., linking all the major cities of the eastern seaboard. New Jersey is one of the leaders, and about half of the 78-mile route from the Jersey City waterfront to Trenton is on multi-use trails. You can learn more about the East Coast Greenway and get a PDF of the New Jersey route at www.greenway.org
Questions about the ride? Contact Mike Kruimer at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 732-586-3981.
-East Coast Greenway NJ committee