Events & Bike Rides

The Dream Team 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 Team 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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Community Bike Rides

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

The New Brunswick Bike Exchange leads monthly community bike rides, usually leaving from the Bike Exchange at 90 Jersey Avenue. The rides are typically 15 – 20 miles in length, and are “no-drop,” meaning we ride at an easy pace that is comfortable for everyone in the group, and make regular stops to ensure the group is together. Some of our favorite places to ride include the country roads of Franklin Township in Somerset County, and the D&R Canal Path.  They are a great way to discover new cycling routes and meet new people!

Note: Helmets are required on all Bike Exchange rides. We do carry helmets for sale ($10) at the Bike Exchange if you do not have one.

Bike Maintenance WorkshopsWorkshop Profile

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 about how to do their own repairs and maintenance.

The series may take place over six sessions, held from 6:15-7:45 (with time after for cleanup) on a weeknight or on one full weekend day from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

The cost for the workshop is $15, donated to PRAB.
Participants should wear clothes they can get dirty. You will not need tools, although discussions of suggested tools will occur during the class.

The workshop is setup based on the amount of interest we get for it. Indicate your interest for the workshop by sending an e-mail to info@nbbikeexchange.org with your name, phone number, and preferred e-mail address.

*CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED*, so register early; those who are not pre-registered may be closed out.

Bike Drives

We host several bike drives throughout the year. Dates and locations for bike drives will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

 

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