For Kids ages 4 – 12
Kids, bring your bike (and helmet) to Community Fest!
Kids ages 4 -12 are invited to the Ewing Police Department’s and Ewing Green Team’s free 2022 Community Fest Bike Rodeo. Aimed at teaching the rules of the road, as well as some safety tips for both the rider and their cycle, the event will run from 11 am to 1 pm, Saturday, September 24th at the parking lot next to Barnes & Noble in TCNJ’s Campus Town.
Officers, along with volunteers from the Ewing Green Team and TCNJ students, will teach hand signals to be used while riding, as well as provide additional safety tips. Participants will also test their skills on the obstacle course, which will feature educational stops along the way. They’ll also learn when to watch out for pedestrians at cross walks and to watch out for cars.
Our bike rodeo also stresses how important it is to wear a helmet while riding. Helmet fittings and replacements will be provided by Capital Health (while supplies last). Kids will learn how to properly put on a helmet and when it’s time to transition to another bike or helmet.
Bicycle Safety Checks
Staff from Hart’s Cyclery Bike Shop and Ewing Police will be on hand to perform basic safety checks for those whose bikes need some attention.
Pre – registration is recommended to make your experience at the Rodeo go more smoothly, but not required. For more information, contact our Community Relations officers Detective Irving Bruno at 609-882-1313 ext. 7013 or Detective Danielle Bethea at 609-882-1313 ext. 7781.
Recycle Your Bicycle
Our Bike Rodeo is also an excellent opportunity to help make a child happy with a new bike while decluttering your garage and storage areas! Bring your old and dilapidated bikes to the rodeo during our hours of 11 am – 1 pm. They will be refurbished by the volunteers of the Boys and Girls Club Bike Exchange at Capitol Plaza in Ewing and put to good use.
(All proceeds benefit the Mercer County Boys & Girls Club. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County Bike Exchange is a volunteer-led enterprise that repairs donated bicycles and sells them at modest prices at its Ewing location at Capitol Plaza, raising funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County and promoting biking for transportation and pleasure among low-income families.)
Sponsors of the 2022 Bike Rodeo include Ewing Township, Ewing Police Department, the Ewing Green Team, The College of New Jersey, Campus Town, and Capital Health.
With the support of our event sponsors, everyone can bike safely in the community. This event will be held rain or shine. Cancellation of event in case of truly inclement weather will be uploaded on Ewing Township’s social media outlets.
Date: Saturday September 24th
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Location: Parking lot next to Barnes & Noble in TCNJ’s Campus Town
Ages: Kids, age 4 – 12
Bike Checks| Bike Skills Course | Bicycle Safety Education |
Free Helmet Fittings | Replacements provided by Capital Health (while supplies last)
- Bring your bike and helmet
- All participants must be accompanied by an adult.
- Registration and waiver required (please register in advance to help things run more smoothly at the event)