"You are one ride away from a good mood."
~Sarah Bentley, British cyclist
Bicycling in the Age of Coronavirus
May is Bike Month &
Mental Health Month

Coincidence? We don’t think so.

Riding a bicycle may not be the answer to serious issues, but research shows that riding a bicycle creates endorphins, helping to give a feeling of well-being.

For some people, riding during the Age of Coronavirus has felt very therapeutic. Check out this article to get one cyclist's perspective on riding during the pandemic.
Bike Shops are Open

Bike shops are now allowed to offer in person sales in addition to bicycle repair and service. Please be sure to call ahead to your local bike shop before you visit. Days and hours may be different than shown on search engines and websites as shops try to catch up with the changes. A list of Hunterdon bike shops with up to date information may be found here.

Bicycles are in high demand right now  but your local bicycle shop is ready to help guide you to the right bicycle for you or your family. 
Weekly Toolbox : Basic Bicycle Maintenance
Have you rediscovered your bicycle over the past few weeks?

Before heading out on your first ride, check out This video from Schwinn to be sure that your bike is ride ready.

All of the same tips apply to children’s bikes as well. 

Enjoy your ride! 
Ride Opportunities this Week
Each week, we're featuring some of Hunterdon County's best bicycle riding opportunities. Here are a few for your consideration this week:
Road Ride:

It’s not always about distance. Sometimes it’s all about beautiful quiet roads sprinkled with horse farms, babbling brooks and rolling hills. This 18 mile route is good for body and mind. The short distance is great for advanced beginner riders and fun for experienced riders looking to climb a bit. This route can easily be shortened or lengthened.
Mountain Bike Ride:

High Bridge is truly becoming a cycling mecca. With The Columbia Trail, Nassau Trail, and Pump Track, High Bridge has now added a whole new set of trails for everyone from beginner to advanced.

The new High Bridge Flow Trails can be accessed behind the municipal parking and pump track. For added fun, consider riding on the pump track for a warm-up.

Gravel Ride: Gravel Map .com
Many cyclists have asked us how we find the gravel roads. Gravelmap.com has done the work for us.

By browsing areas within Hunterdon County, you can find all of the gravel roads within your area and beyond.

Bike Hunterdon will be adding more to our existing routes shortly. In the meantime, use this map to create your own. Let us know if you create some really fun routes that we can include and share.

Neighborhood Ride:
Exploring one’s neighborhood offers a relaxing way to see the day to day in an entirely different light. If you are thinking about taking your family beyond the neighborhood, here’s a great article with insights and tips on how to do so safely.
Help Us to Identify Bike Rack Locations

Bike racks and bicycle parking play an important role in encouraging bicycling. We’re always looking to identify the locations of bike racks within Hunterdon County as well as locations where bike racks would be helpful. 

As part of the BikeHunterdon initiative, goHunterdon offers bicycle racks to organizations, businesses, municipalities and schools, free of charge, for periods of up to one month to evaluate usage. We’ll then work with the appropriate parties to identify and select an appropriate permanent rack at that location. 

Provide your input by clicking on the button below.
Let's Get Social
How are you celebrating cycling in Hunterdon County! Please share your photos from your rides! Email your photos and questions to charris@gohunterdon.org

With your permission, we’ll add your photos to our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages. Be sure to hashtag your photos! #hunterdonbikemonth #viewfromthebarshunterdon #hunterdoncelebrationofcycling

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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.