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Participate in Bike-To-Work Week and Save on Gas May is National Bike Week

(Woodbury, NJ) - May is National Bike Week and residents are encouraged to save money on gas and participate in Bike-To-Work Week, May 15th - 19th and Bike-To-Work Day on May 19th. 

"I have a constituent who reached out to me and let me know she started riding her bike to work and she is saving money on gas and enjoying the bike commute on days that she can do it," said Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney.  "Even if it is not practical to bike to work, we can all stop and think about whether the errands we have to run on the weekends during the spring and summer can be done by bike."

"The county is in the process now of constructing a multi purpose bike trail that will parallel Route 322 and extend from Fries Mill Road to Delsea Drive. The trail will link with the existing trail in Monroe Township, providing a continuous trail from Williamstown to Glassboro, a distance of 7.5 miles," said Sweeney.  "The trail will also link with Scotland Run Park and Glassboro State Wildlife Management Area, it will be a great recreational feature for our residents," Sweeney said.

There are many local bike shops and groups who organize rides.  Residents who choose to ride their bikes to work or school should wear a helmet, reflective clothing and use bicycle safety.

Other bike trails located within Gloucester County include: James G. Atkinson Memorial Park - paved,  Washington Lake Park - paved, Rails to Trails - paved - from Owens Park in Monroe (Rte. 555) to just beyond Fries Mill Road, Ceres Park - Mantua Twp. - unpaved and Chestnut Branch Park - Mantua Twp. - paved