Friday, September 25, 2015

Community Cycling Club Forms in South Orange

South Orange, New Jersey: A new club will meet for the first time next week in South Orange. The South Orange Maplewood Community Cycling Club will meet at the Baird Community Center on Wednesday, September 30th, beginning at 7:30pm. 

Attendees will learn more about riding and tour with others, promoting safe biking to schools and to the train stations, cycling education, tuning up bikes, and advocating for a larger cycling presence. In addition, plans will be discussed for a South Orange Bicycling Network, which could create a series of routes for bicyclists in the village. A key element of this network would be the final phase of the South Orange Greenway, which will connect West Parker Avenue in Maplewood with West Third Street in South Orange.

South Orange and Maplewood previously had an organization for bicyclists, known as the South Orange / Maplewood Bicycle Coalition, though it disbanded in 2013.

The Baird Community Center is located next to the NJ Transit train tracks at 5 Mead Street.

To learn more, call (201) 306-7173.

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