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New Date for Students To Pedal Through The Cherry Blossoms At Branch Brook Park For Spring 2013 Bike Ride

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Branch Brook Park in bloom
Members of the Media Are Welcome to Ride Along on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 and Monday, April 15

WHO:  The Commuter Transit and Parking Services will be hosting Rutgers-Newark’s annual Cherry Blossom Bike Ride to Branch Brook Park as part of our green commuting campaign called GREEN PEDAL ADVENTURE (GPA).  Rutgers-Newark participants, there are 20 bikes available to students with lunch and various giveaways provided to all participants.

WHAT:  Students will be introduced to some of the scenic amenities of Newark, New Jersey, namely Branch Brook Park.  The bike ride is intended to encourage use of the University’s Bike Program and to encourage students to commute ‘green’, as Rutgers-Newark seeks to establish an environmentally friendly commuting culture.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Monday, April 15, 2013, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Riders will meet at the new Rutgers-Newark Bicycle Park, located at 154 University Avenue, Newark, New Jersey on the Rutgers University – Newark campus.

BACKGROUND:  The event aims to promote “biking” as an active means of commuting and also as a healthy recreational activity. It is scheduled during the free period of the Rutgers-Newark students. The Cherry Blossom Bike Ride is designed to encourage “green” commuting behavior in addition to enlightening the Rutgers-Newark students on the recreational possibilities that the City of Newark has to offer.

Representatives from Brick City Bike Collective, Newark Bike Exchange and the Rutgers Police and Public Safety department will share awareness tips about biking, bike areas within the City of Newark and safety with the riders.

CTPS has established facilities such as loaner bikes, bike lockers and the bike park for the Rutgers-Newark community to avail and enjoy the benefits of biking.  

CONTACT:  Jasmine Gendrano, Program Coordinator, (973)353-3746 (office) and (201) 936-8552, or jasg@andromeda.rutgers.edu