Saturday, July 30, 2011

SOMbike Advocacy Summer 2011 Updates

  • Bike Rack at Trader Joe's Millburn installed

  • Ten new bike racks to be intalled at M/SO schools this fall

  • South Orange BOT spproved bike lanes on both sides of Mead Street from Meadowbrook Lane to Vose Ave.

  • Crosswalks will be added where bike paths intersect the road on Mead Street

  • In August, work will begin on Tuscan Road in Maplewood, from Valley Street to Spring Ave., which will include striping for a bike lane

  • First ever bike repair class for kids at the SOM Adult School Camp is a big hit! Full registration for the month of July, including 30 girls and boys, from fifth grade to ninth. Camp Coordinator Cecelia Cancellaro said, "The word is out. Kids are telling kids about this class. Next summer, we'd like to offer more sections."

  • Next SOMbike Family Ride: Sunday, August 7th: Ride to Trader Joe's, then picnic at Taylor Park in Millburn. Meet-up: 10:30 AM, Maplewood Ave. & Baker St., Maplewood

  • Join us as we walk with thet Stop for Nikhil (the boy who was killed by a car on Wyoming Ave.) Wald/Run on Sept. 18th

  • Family Ride: Visit M/SO Community Gardens, Sunday, Sept. 25th (Meet-up: Sept. 25th)

  • Interested in a long ride? Mark your calendar for Sat., Oct. 1st. Details TBA.

  • Bike Repair for Adults: Tom Reingold and Kirk Sohr will be offering a one day class at the Adult School, details TBA

  • Next SOMbike Meeting: Sept. 12th, 7:30 PM, All welcome!!!! Please email us at: for more information

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

reducing number of bike lockers makes room for bike racks

This Patch article gives an overview of the agenda for the Township Committee meeting that took place on July 5. The township has not yet published the minutes of that meeting. When they publish them, they will be available at this page.

The township committee has proposed to remove four bike lockers from the Maplewood train station, which would leave two lockers remaining. NJ Transit has proposed to leave all six remaining and remove none.

Each locker holds one bicycle. The removal of four lockers would create room for far more than four bicycles.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Family Bike Ride to the Thomas Edison Laboratory This Sunday!

If you haven't checked out this amazing landmark, now part of the National Parks system, here's your chance!
Join the South Orange Maplewood Bicycle Coalition for a Family Ride to the Thomas Edison Laboratory Complex in West Orange.
Approximately 2 1/2 miles from the Baird Center, our ride will be flat (with the exception of a short hill near the laboratory) and leisurely, with a fascinating destination.
Group Rate: $7. for adults, Free for kids under 16.
Date: Sunday, July 10
Meet-up: 10 AM at Baird Center, 5 Mead St., South Orange
If it's raining, we'll meet by the ticket counter, Thomas Edison Laboratory Complex, 211 Main ST., West Orange, at 10:45 AM. (parking lot across the street).
Check for last minute details.