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.