Do your part to stay safe at dusk

Tuesday, September 28 by silvia

The days are getting shorter, but that’s no reason to be outside less. Just make sure you’re still visible, whether walking, jogging or biking at night or whenever the light is poor. Even wearing white may not be enough, as this poster shows.

The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance has plenty of ways to help, with great deals on lights, reflective gear … even an LED leash for your dog. Items cost between $2 and $14.

Stop by our table at the West Windsor Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 2, Oct. 16 and Oct. 30.

Motorists, please be extra vigilant while driving when visibility is poor.

Plus: We’ll once again be offering bike check-ups at the farmers market, also on Oct. 2, 16 and 30.

While our volunteers will do quick adjustments to get your bike back on the road, we do not do extensive repairs. Nor do we stock parts. This includes inner tubes and tires. Please bring a new inner tube if you need a flat tire fixed.

If the check-up shows your bike needs more than a quick adjustment, you’ll need to go to a local bike shop.

Yes, we do the work for free, but please consider showing your thanks by becoming a member of the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance.

Don’t forget: The WWBPA will be collecting bike donations for the Trenton Bike Exchange on Oct. 16.

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Rate West Windsor as a place to ride your bike

Tuesday, September 21 by silvia

West Windsor is seeking to renew its status as a bicycle-friendly community with the League of American Bicyclists. As part of the application process, the League wants feedback from anyone who has biked in West Windsor. (We are currently a bronze-level community and are proud to be the first New Jersey community to have earned this status.)

If you’ve ever biked here, please take a minute to complete this survey and share your input: www.surveymonkey.com/r/app_BFC_Fall21

The comment period ends on Monday Oct. 11. Award results are expected to be made public in December.

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2 easy ways to donate unwanted bicycles

Tuesday, September 14 by silvia

Bike Exchange in Trenton

If it’s time to get rid of some bicycles you no longer need, consider donating them to Bike Exchange of Trenton. Volunteers will fix up the bikes for resale, with the proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County.

You can drop off bikes during West Windsor’s Dumpster Drop-Off Day on Sept. 18 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Works facility on Southfield Road) or at the WWBPA’s table at the West Windsor Farmers Market on Oct. 16 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Donations are tax-deductible.

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Walk, run, bicycle or ride a horse on this nearby trail

Monday, September 6 by silvia

I like this fun fact about the Union Transportation Trail: It lets you brag that you’ve travelled across Monmouth County, from Mercer County to Ocean County. Yet because it’s in the western corner of the county, it’s only 9 miles long.
 
The UTT is a crushed-stone rail trail that starts south of Hightstown and takes you through woods, past farms and fields and near the Cream Ridge Golf Course. Once part of the Pemberton & Hightstown Railroad, it’s now a great place for walkers, joggers, cyclists and even those on horseback.

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