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Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market’s Bike Fest Promotes Bike Safety

November 2, 2016 | Community News, Community News and Media

The Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market hosted a Bike Fest on Monday, September 26 to spread road and bike safety knowledge to its residents.

Free helmet fittings, bike inspections, and bike safety education with a safety quiz wheel game were among the event’s activities. From 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM, kids learned, practiced, and demonstrated their bicycle handling skills during a slow-race bike rodeo.

“Riding bikes is a great family activity, and we want to make sure that everyone is riding safely while having fun,” said Lori Johansson, market manager at the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market. Around 110 free safety helmets were provided to children and adults. Also, bikes were available to borrow for the activities at the market and the Boys and Girls Bike Exchange had bikes available for sale at reduced prices.

Adults learned road safety rules during a “Be Safe, Be Seen” course, which encouraged the use of fluorescent clothing and materials.  As part of the course, participants received free bike bells and reflective safety stickers, courtesy of the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association (GMTMA). Sponsors for Bike Fest included the Trenton YMCA, Greater Mercer TMA, NJ Safe Routes to School, the Boys and Girls Club Bike Exchange, and REI.

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