Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Learn How To Fix A Flat Tire This Saturday Morning

Before our family ride this Saturday, Huzefa Irfani will show you how to fix a flat. After the workshop, we will take a family ride to the Reservation.
Join us!
Meet up: Maplewood Ave. & Baker St.
Time: 10 AM

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head and On Bike To Work Week....

so we had to cancel "Bike Commute To The Train Day" today...
but the towns have agreed to keep up the extra bike racks into next week, so hopefully, people will be inspired to ride to the train stations.
Meanwhile, Michael Gabriel's talk on "The History of Bike Racing In New Jersey" at the SO Public Library last night was well-attended and fascinating. Didn't realize how prominently this part of NJ figured in the history, not only of bike racing, but bike manufacturing, and of efforts to create a bike friendly community.
And hopefully, the SOMbike family ride from South Orange's Baird Center to May Fest in Maplewood this Sunday morning (5/22) at 1030 AM will roll out as planned. Riders will receive a goody bag from Fringe Salon.
We will have a free bike clinic at Fringe on Springfield Ave, in the heart of May Fest. We will also register your bike and give you a free helmet, courtesy of the Maplewood Police Dept.
See ya there, God willin' and the creek don't rise.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bikes In China, April 2011

Here are some photos taken on our recent trip to China. Note: No one wears helmets, except the bike tourists. I had to include a photo of the bamboo scaffolding, for you architects out there.

Friday, May 13, 2011



Due to a prediction of rain on Sunday, May Fest has been postponed. So, our ride with the gals from Fringe will take place next Sunday, May 22nd, meeting up at the Baird Center, 5 Mead St., South Orange, at 10:30 AM.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's Official: South Orange Issues Proclamation in Support of Bike To Work Week

Thank you Village President Doug Newman for supporting bike friendly initiatives in South Orange.

Monday, May 9, 2011

South Orange Public Bike Auction

S.O. Public Bike Auction

A public auction will be held of found and unclaimed bicycles on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 9:30AM at South Orange Police Headquarters, 201 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, New Jersey. Bikes are sold “as is” and can be purchased by cash or check.

A preview of the bicycles for auction will commence at 9:00AM.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New local blog about cycling in our area

Mary Mann, editor of Maplewood Patch, invited me to have a regular blog on Patch. I'm writing about what cycling means to me, and I offer to the reader ways to make it easier.

Please take a look: Zen and the Art of Cyclist Maintenance

Tom Reingold