City of Newark Launches Brick City Bike Tour

City of Newark Launches Brick City Bike Tour
Time to dust off that 18-speed and fish your helmet out of the closet! The city is sponsoring a bike tour this Saturday that tours through most of its scenic neighborhoods this Saturday.

Mayor Cory A. Booker announced today that the City of Newark is launching “Team Newark,” a city bicycle team that will compete in next year’s national Race Across America. To raise awareness and support for the June 2009 race, the City of Newark is sponsoring a non-competitive bike tour of the city on Saturday, June 28th at 9 AM.

The Bicycle Tour of Newark is free and open to the public. The first 100 children and 100 adults to register will get a free bike helmet, and the first 500 registrants will get a free t-shirt. Rest stops, food, and beverages, and full police escort will be provided along the route.

The ride consists of a 5-mile and a 15-mile “Family Fun Ride,” as well as a 25-mile ride for skilled cyclists. Both rides will start on Broad Street in front of City Hall, and finish up with a health fair, live entertainment, and food at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center, located at 211 West Kinney Street.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

1 thought on “City of Newark Launches Brick City Bike Tour”

  1. This sounds like a lot of fun. If the timing were better, I would have passed it on to an avid bicyclist that I know at church.
    Now that the city has a bicycle tour, maybe that will prompt someone (else, because I’m all thumbs, heaven knows) to open a bicycle sales and repair shop. When I bought a vintage bike last fall at a tag sale, I set out to find a shop where I could get it serviced. Nothing in the whole city. Usually, I try to spend my money in Newark, but this time, I had to hand the cash over in Bloomfield.


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