Getting out in the Community

Thursday, September 10 by joegorun

Hello everyone! My name is Maanya D., and I am one of the student advisors for the WWBPA. This month I have set a goal for myself to bike at least four times a week. To achieve my goal, I went biking around my community, with my friends and family, and even some of Princeton’s beautiful trail areas. Through my ventures, I realized that people are spending time with family and friends instead of their screens now more than ever, which is fantastic. Now that most people are continuing their daily lives virtually, we must remember the importance of going outside and getting some fresh air while also maintaining safety/health precautions. This can be done through a bike ride, a walk, a run, and many other activities. Personally, the extra time at home has allowed me to spend more time with my parents, grandparents, and other members. Overall, I think it is essential to spend some time away from our screens and with our loved ones during times like these.
Thanks, Maanya D.

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A Student’s Perspective

Monday, August 10 by joegorun

Hello everyone! My name is Maanya Devaprasad, and I am currently a student advisor for the WWBPA. Today, I just wanted to share a few of my experiences these past few months. As a high school student in West Windsor, I have used this newfound time due to recent events to learn new things, cook, bake, garden, bike, and, most importantly, spend more time with my family. As I look back at the past few months, my most cherished memories happened either in the kitchen or at the park. In the kitchen, I have been trying to bake all types of desserts for my family, and I gave a few of my friend’s recipes a try. In the park, I especially enjoyed seeing all the members of our community walking and biking around. As I biked around the park with my family, I loved seeing so many other families walking or biking. Sometimes I even go on bike rides with my friends around my community because it is one of the safest activities we can do together during a time like this. Overall, I’m happy to see so many people outside staying safe while also trying to make the best of such an unforeseen time.

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

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Bicycle Collection/Donation

Tuesday, July 21 by joegorun

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 Bicycle Collection WWBPA table near shed at the West Windsor Community Farmers Market, Vaughn Drive Lot, Princeton Junction Train Station, 9 AM-1 PM. Donated bikes will go to the Trenton Bike Exchange, which supports The Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County. Email wwbikeped@gmail.com with questions.

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Virtual Bike Month

Tuesday, May 12 by joegorun

May is Bike Month. GMTMA and our neighboring TMAs are doing virtual bike month, sign up and ride anywhere, even indoors, they’ll donate to local food banks: http://p1.pagewiz.net/uyjq6wc7/

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WWBPA Annual Mtg – Public

Thursday, March 12 by joegorun

On Thurs, March 12, 7pm the WWBPA will be holding it’s annual membership meeting at WW municipal building Main Meeting Room A and is open to the public. Find out what we’ve accomplished in 2019 and what is planned for 2020. Have any concerns or ideas to improve the community? Come and share with us.

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“Bikes vs Cars” Movie Screening Night 2/9

Tuesday, January 14 by joegorun

Movie Night Sunday Feb 9 at 3pm- “Bikes vs Cars” (snow date Feb 23)- free to attend – to be held at the WW Arts Council Bldg located at 952 Alexander Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ. Come join us before the Oscars begin.

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2020 Membership Drive

Monday, November 18 by joegorun

Help us help you to improve West Windsor in 2020 and beyond. Want to see improved Bike and Ped infrastructure, safety and education in our community? Support WWBPA through our membership drive. Select JOIN on the left now! Join/renew and donate today.

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Farmers Market

Friday, October 11 by joegorun

Get ready, get set… Oct 12 and Oct 26 are the last two weeks WWBPA will be at the Farmers Market this year. Come on out and see us. Oct 26 will be the halloween parade too. Come out and have some fun.

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Free Pace Car Program Sign-up

Thursday, July 25 by joegorun

With the Pace Car magnet you let other drivers know your intention to drive the speed limit. Pace Car drivers pledge to obey traffic laws to protect pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers. By being a Pace Car you set the pace and make West Windsor’s streets safer for everyone. Pledge to make a difference today!


Join the West Windsor Speed Limit Pace Car Program and pledge to:

• Drive the speed limit
• Stop at stop signs
• Stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks
• Yield to pedestrians in unmarked crosswalks at intersections
• Share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities
• Eliminate texting and phone use while driving
• Display the West Windsor Pace Car magnet on your car
• Encourage others to take the pledge

Together, we can make West Windsor streets safer for everyone: Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.

How does it work? Simply download the form, fill it out, drop it off at the WW Municipal Office or WW Branch Library and pick up your car magnet.

Fun Fact: The Pace Car Program was created by David Engwicht, an international traffic-calming advocate and author of several books on the topic of reducing the negative effects of motor vehicle traffic. Pace Car Programs have been adopted by towns across the United States and Canada.

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Learn to Bike Event

Wednesday, May 29 by joegorun

Does your child want to learn how to bicycle? WWBPA uses a proven way to teach how to ride quickly. In no time, your child will be riding a two wheeler without training wheels. Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:30 am-12:30 pm at the WW Farmers Market. Free for WWBPA members. Helmet required (or we have low cost ones available).

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WWBPA @ WW Community Day

Thursday, May 9 by joegorun

Come on out to see WWBPA and spin the wheel at the West Windsor Community Day event on Sat 5/11 12pm-4pm at Duck Pond Park.

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WWBPA @ WW Farmers Market

Friday, April 12 by joegorun

Come visit WWBPA at our spring opening participation in West Windsor’s Farmers Market on May 4. WWBPA will also lead a walk to the FM from Windsor Haven beginning at 9am. Be there….

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WWBPA Annual Meeting 3/14

Friday, February 22 by joegorun

All members and visitors are invited to attend the West Windsor Bike and Pedestrial Alliance Annual Meeting on Thurs March 14, 2019, 7:00 to 8:30pm to be held at the WW Senior Center located across the parking lot from the Municipal building. Agenda to follow and to include a few special invited speakers.

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Membership Drive

Thursday, December 13 by joegorun

Want to see improved Bike and Ped infrastructure, safety and education in our community? Support WWBPA through our membership drive. Join/renew and donate today.

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WW Martian Family Bike Ride

Monday, October 22 by joegorun

Come out to the WW Martian Family Bike Ride on Sunday 10/28 at 10am. Meeting at Grovers Mill Coffee House. Rain cancels. Check our WWBPA facebook page for further details.

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Donate your old bikes

Monday, September 10 by joegorun

Support Our Bike Drive (And the Boys & Girls Club)

Do you have bikes you no longer need cluttering up your garage or basement? Bring them to West Windsor Farmers? Market (Vaughn Drive parking lot, off Alexander Road) between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 22 for the WWBPA?s bike drive to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton.

Bicycles of all sizes and condition are gratefully accepted, and donations are tax-deductible. Last year, we collected more than 50 bikes, and this year, we’re working to do even more.

The bikes are refurbished by the volunteers of?Bike Exchange?and sold at their store in Ewing. Proceeds fund the Boys and Girls Club?s after-school programs. This amazing group had already sold more than 500 bikes THIS YEAR and raised thousands of $ for the Boys & Girls Club. (Watch this video?about Bike Exchange and Boys & Girls Club.)

Bike Exchange also supports the WWBPA?s ?learn to bike? classes by lending us a few bikes just in case a participant needs a slightly different size. Sometimes that makes all the difference!

If you miss the bike drive, several area bike shops serve as drop-off sites.

If you?re looking for a bike for your child that you know will be outgrown pretty quickly, this is a great place to consider. It?s also a great place to find authentic retro bikes, among other kinds, for adults. (It?s not a replacement for a bike shop, just a nice addition).

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WWBPA Rogers Arboretum Trail Clearing

Monday, July 16 by joegorun

With the recent storms, several downed trees are blocking the trails around West Windsor making them unpassable. A few dates have been organized to help clear the trails and need your help.

WWBPA Clearing Rogers Arboretum
Saturday 7/21/18 8:30-10:30 am.
Please meet at Rogers Arboretum parking lot off Clarksville Rd across from Norchester Drive.

Bring chain saws, lopers, eye protection, hand saws, gloves, water and let?s clear the trails.

Please RSVP – not required but helpful to let us know you will participate:
https://www.volunteersignup.org/8AYHT

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WWBPA Scholarship Winners

Thursday, June 21 by joegorun

WWBPA is pleased to announce the WWBPA 2018 High School Senior Scholarships were awarded to High School South students Amanda Slater and Anika Vincent. Congratulations!

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Where do you want new trails?

Thursday, June 14 by joegorun

Here’s your opportunity to tell WWBPA and GMTMA where you’d like to see new trails for biking, running and walking in and around our community.

https://tinyurl.com/GMTrailNetwork

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Learn to Bike Event Sat. 6/2

Saturday, June 2 by joegorun

Bring your children to the WWBPA learn to bike event at the WW Farmers Market 9:30-12:30 on Saturday 6/2. In no time, your child will be riding a two wheeler without training wheels. Free for WWBPA members. Helmet required (or we have low cost ones available).

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Upcoming Events

** Last minute bike drive to collect used bicycles to benefit the Boys and Girls Club Bike Exchange of Trenton. This Saturday, September 12, 2020, 8am-1pm, at the West Windsor Dumpster Day at 70 Southfield Rd., donated bicycles will be picked up by the Bike Exchange. Adult bicycles especially needed.

Full Opening Day for WWBPA at the WW Farmers Market  (next spring)

Sept 10  Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municpal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level) – CANCELLED IN-PERSON MEETING DUE TO COVID

Oct 8     Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municpal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level)

Oct 14   WWBPA participating in WWP School District Health Fair 2-6 pm.

Nov 12 Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municpal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level)

Dec 10  Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municpal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level)

Jan 14, 2020  Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municpal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level)

Feb 11  Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municpal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level)

Mar 11 Annual Membership Meeting 7 pm – location TBD

Apr 8    Monthly Meeting 7 pm – WW Municpal Bldg (Rm D – Lower Level)

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