Events & Bike Rides

The New Brunswick Bike Exchange is pleased to support the Edison-Metuchen Mayor’s Bike Tour on Sunday, May 15th. We will staff a tent for bike safety checks to help ensure participants’ bikes are tour-ready by topping off the air in their tires and making minor adjustments if needed.
For those who haven’t done this tour before, this is a 21-mile
leisurely, family-friendly ride through Edison and Metuchen’s diverse neighborhoods, showcasing the Middlesex Greenway, Thomas Edison Park, and the Edison tower and museum. It begins and ends at the Edison Municipal Complex (100 Municipal Drive, Edison, NJ).
It includes 4 rest stops with free snacks and water, and both townships will provide a rolling police escort and SAG vehicles in the rear. Experienced tour marshals and Edison PD’s bike patrol officers will provide mechanical support on the route and tired riders can tap-out and get on the SAG vehicle to the next rest area, where they can then get their bike back for the next leg.
All riders should carry a spare inner tube in case they get a flat. Tour marshals with tools will help change out inner tubes at no charge.
The registration fee is only $10, which includes a commemorative tour T-shirt and free snacks and water at the rest stops.
You can just register online:
Go to http://www.register.communitypass.net/Edison or access Community Pass via the township website under Recreation.
Create a family account or sign into your existing family account (if you have one for Edison) and register for this program.

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SEPTEMBER 30th thru NOVEMBER 10th, 2021

Girls in Gear at the Greater Brunswick Charter School in New Brunswick is offering a free, six-week program for any rider who identifies as a girl grade 3-5 and wants to build confidence on and off their bikes. Weekly meetings focus on a mix of emotional development, conversations, and riding skills. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:45pm for six weeks between September 30 – November 10. Loaner bikes will be made available to program participants by the YMCA to ensure that everyone who wishes has access to this program. The New Brunswick Bike Exchange is pleased to offer a large selection of children’s bikes at only $5 each for those who would like to participate in this program using a bike of their very own. Promotion runs now through the end of the program in November, while supplies last.

For more information or to get involved, email gabrielle@girlsingear.org.

The program is seeking an adult female volunteer to help lead exercises and group rides around the neighborhood.

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8/23/2021
The New Brunswick Bike Exchange (NBBX), in partnership with the City of New Brunswick, Keep Middlesex Moving, Harmony Family Success Center, PRAB, Mobile Family Success Center, New Brunswick Recreation, the New Brunswick Police Department, and Safe Kids Worldwide, is pleased to present the New Brunswick Family Bike Rodeo on Saturday, September 18th, at Recreation Park in New Brunswick, from 9am to 11am!
A bike rodeo is a bicycle skills event generally geared towards children, which provides a course to practice and develop skills that will help them to become better bicyclists and avoid typical crashes. They will learn the ABC Quick Check bike safety check, start and stop, avoidance weave, over-the-shoulder scan, turns and hand signals, proper passing, rock dodge, quick stop, and balance. Each will be able to have their bicycles checked and adjusted for safety, and their helmets adjusted for proper fit.
Children will also get a chance to enter a raffle to win one of 5 free bicycles restored by the New Brunswick Bike Exchange.
Unlike most bike rodeos, the New Brunswick Family Bike Rodeo will be open to ALL family members to encourage families to bike together safely.
The NBBX will be staffing the ABC Quick Check station to check that participants’ bicycles are safely operational, and their tires are inflated to the correct pressure.
Furthermore, to help children afford bicycles for the rodeo, the New Brunswick Bike Exchange will offer a large selection of children’s bikes (wheel sizes up to 20″) for ONLY $5 each when we reopen this week! The New Brunswick Bike Exchange is open Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from 6-8pm. Please see our website for directions, a map, and FAQs about how the bike exchange works.
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AUGUST 15th, 2021

The New Brunswick Bike Exchange will be pleased to support The Dream Project, a cycling and service organization for young adults, when they host a community bike ride and celebration on Sunday, August 15th and we want you to be part of it.

They’ll be leading a ~20 mile ride throughout New Brunswick to celebrate the end of their summer of service.
The bike ride will kickoff at 10am from Buccleuch Park, followed by festivities at 12pm (live music! food! ice cream!).
 

We’ll also be collecting non-perishable food donations in support of the New Brunswick community.

While the event is free, we are encouraging a donation of $25 that’ll go to our charity partners.

It’s BYOB (bring your own bike) but email bikes@thedream.bike, if you need equipment.

RSVP here:

About The Dream Project:
Every year, teams of college students commit to fundraising and volunteering with a local charity doing work in their community before biking across the country to raise awareness for the cause. This year we’re keeping it local – Rutgers University students are biking up and down the state in support of getting our communities back on their feet. They’re tackling all twenty-one counties with daily volunteer stops with community kitchens, farms, housing organizations, shelters, and more to support social service organizations across New Jersey. Fundraising efforts are going to Triple C Housing and Elijah’s Promise.
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AUGUST 14th, 2021
The New Brunswick Bike Exchange will be pleased to help out at the Mobile Family Success Center of Middlesex County’s bike rodeo on Saturday, 8/14/2021 at the Brunswick Square Mall in East Brunswick. We’ll conduct bike safety checks to ensure that participants are ready to enjoy the bike rodeo safely.
Bring your bicycle for a fun event that will show children the skills necessary to ride safely, from the experts at Keep Middlesex Moving, so that you will never miss out on a fun day outside! Don’t forget to bring your helmets. Raffle prizes of bicycles will be announced at the end of the event!
The bike rodeo is free but your children must be registered via this link:
https://bikerodeos2021.eventbrite.com/
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JULY 18th, 2021
The Dream Project, a cycling and service organization for young adults, will be hosting a free, family-friendly community bike ride on Sunday, July 18th in the New Brunswick area:

Grab a bike and a helmet, we’re going riding! Join the Dream Team for a ~15 mile ride throughout New Brunswick to learn about changemakers working in the city! 

Better yet, you’ll get involved in the action. After learning about two of our charity partners – Triple C Housing and Elijah’s Promise – you’ll “get a snack and give a snack” while helping assemble snack bags to give to Elijah’s Promise. 

While the event is free, we are encouraging a donation of $25 that’ll go to our charity partners.

It’s BYOB (bring your own bike) but email bikes@thedream.bike, if you need equipment. 

The Dream Project:

Every year, teams of college students commit to fundraising and volunteering with a local charity doing work in their community before biking across the country to raise awareness for the cause. This year we’re keeping it local – Rutgers University students are biking up and down the state in support of getting our communities back on their feet. They’re tackling all twenty-one counties with daily volunteer stops with community kitchens, farms, housing organizations, shelters, and more to support social service organizations across New Jersey. Fundraising efforts are going to Triple C Housing and Elijah’s Promise 

 
 

Triple C Housing

For over forty years, Triple C Housing has been working to provide permanent housing solutions and social services for individuals, families, and veterans who have been impacted by disability, are experiencing homelessness, or are have been in long-term hospitalization. Learn more at: www.triplechousing.org. 


Elijah’s Promise

For over thirty years, Elijah’s Promise has harnessed the power of food through their community kitchen, job training curriculum, garden, social services program, nutrition program, and advocacy work. Learn more at www.elijahspromise.org.

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Bike Maintenance WorkshopsWorkshop Profile

Coming soon! Check back this page as well as on our Facebook page to find out when the next workshop will be.

The New Brunswick Bike Exchange occasionally hosts bicycle maintenance workshops where participants learn about bicycle systems by rehabilitating one of the Bike Exchange’s donated bikes. Participants will also be encouraged to bring their own bikes to learn how to do their own repairs and maintenance.

 

 

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