“The bicycle is a simple solution to some of the world’s most complicated problems”.

The COVID 19 pandemic has changed our lives in ways that were unimaginable just a few short months ago. For many, our daily “hustle/bustle” came to an abrupt halt. For essential workers who are serving on the front lines and those who have been impacted by COVID 19, life has become even more intense.

For many years, goHunterdon has sponsored a bicycle event during the month of May to encourage bicycling as a more sustainable form of transportation. The focus was most often on bicycling to work. Challenges were set out to encourage commuters to leave their cars behind and cycle to work instead. Participants would track their rides and tally their miles.  

The idea of a challenge just doesn’t feel right to us this year. We are all facing enough challenges right now.  

We’ve decided that we are instead going to make the month of May a celebration of all things bicycling in Hunterdon County. 

Our Hunterdon Bike Month celebration kicks off today, Friday, May 1, 2020.

Throughout the month, we’ll share information, inspiration, insight, and fun! Whether you are an experienced road or gravel rider, mountain biker, beginner cyclist, active family, or haven’t been on a bicycle in years, we will share the joy of cycling and ideas on how you can enjoy bicycling safely in Hunterdon County.

Hunterdon County offers so much for bicyclists of all ages and abilities. With peaceful rural roads, scenic vistas , exhilarating mount ain bike trails, and miles and miles of a family friendly multi-use paths, there is indeed something for everyone.

And, just in time, New Jersey State parks and Hunterdon County parks will
re-open tomorrow, Saturday, May 2, 2020.

It’s been said that “the bicycle is a simple solution to some of the world’s most complicated problems”. Let's celebrate the simplicity of bicycling in these complicated times. Get your bicycle out and go for a ride!

As we continue to social distance, we’ll rely on email communications and social media to help keep us connected.   Be sure to join our Bike Hunterdon Facebook Group and follow us on Instagram! Email me to be included on our weekly event newsletter, charris@gohunterdon.org

Come along with us this month in our celebration of cycling in Hunterdon County. Visit www.bikehunterdon.org to view great bicycling opportunities.

We promise that you’ll enjoy the ride!

Caryl Harris
Bicycle Specialist
Bicycling Safety Reminders

Adhere to social distancing guidelines:

Solo riding or riding with immediate household members is most appropriate.

Maintain at least 6 feet of social distance from others, including pedestrians you may encounter.

Wear a facial covering.

Always wear a helmet.

Bike Hunterdon is an initiative of goHunterdon to promote Hunterdon County as a bicycle tourism destination and to support bicycling as a sustainable transportation option.