Join the Ewing Recreation Department and the Ewing Green Team ‘s Bike Advocacy Group, a contingent of citizen volunteers interested in promoting a more bikeable Ewing for our 2nd Annual Bike Tour of Ewing: a Park to Park Ride on Saturday, September 24th. The plan is to meet up at John S. Watson Park and enjoy a leisurely tour of the township. The ride will be divided into two parts. The first half will concentrate on highlights to the east of Rte. 31 – Pennington Road. The second half for more ambitious riders will continue on and focus on the second half on the western section of town. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a tee-shirt. The cost is $15 (for registrations received prior to September 17th) to cover the cost of tee-shirts. Registrations received after the 17th cost $20. We will attempt to provide tee-shirts for late registrants but they may not be received in time for the ride. So plan to join us at our 2nd Annual Ewing Fall Spin, as we promote healthy lifestyles, raise awareness of bicycle safety and promote a more bikeable Ewing.
Date: September 24th (Rain or shine). In case of really inclement weather and the event has to be cancelled, we will try to contact you by phone and/or email. (so please print legibly on the registration form)
Meet Up: 8 a.m. at John S. Watson Park (formerly Rambling Creek Park) off of Upper Ferry Road
Parking: Behind Fisher Middle School. Use the foot-bridge to walk your bike over to Watson Park
- Ride 1( shorter) – 9:00 AM [Abt. 10 miles]
- Ride 2 (longer)- upon completion of Ride 1 [Abt. 14 miles]
- Total Ride miles – Abt. 24 miles
Cost: $15 per person (includes a free tee shirt if your registration is received by September 17th.) $20 per person if received after Sept 17th.
Police Escort: The Ewing police will once again escort us through intersections.
You must create a User account (a one time requirement for all Ewing programs) and fill out all required information. This will populate our registration form and waiver. There is an additional $3 fee to cover processing costs. Do not use this system if you are being comped for the ride.
- In Person:
Register and pay at the ESCC Recreation Department Office, 999 Lower Ferry Road.
- Phone in registration by Credit Card
Call 609-883-1776 Ext. 2
- By mail
Fill out the registration form and mail it along with your check made out to the Ewing Twp. Recreation Department to:
Ted Forst (Director)
Ewing Recreation Department
Ewing Senior and Community Center
999 Lower Ferry Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
Registrations and payment must be received by Saturday, September 17th to be eligible for the $15 rate.
The Ride: Will be approximately a 24 mile journey that begins and ends at John S. Watson Park. The ride will divided into 2 parts. The first half will be approximately 9 1/2 miles, beginning and ending at the park. More ambitious riders will continue on for a circuit of the western section of town for another 13 3/4 miles, again ending back at John S. Watson Park.It will remain totally within the boundaries of Ewing and includes some of town highlights such as:
- Drake Farm Park – featuring the Benjamin Temple House, home of the Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society
- Armstrong Park and the Ewing Community Gardens at Sherbrook Park – ride-bys
- the Johnson Trolley Trail, historic bed of the old trolley run by the Trenton-Princeton Traction Company from appr. 1901/1940. It has been restored by the Ewing Environmental Commission.
- Banchoff Park (Ride 2)
The proposed ride map is shown below. An d the specific turn by turn directions are on our Cue sheet.
Standard safety gear (helmets) and road compliant bicycles required. (Specific rules will be forthcoming.)