Princeton's 4th annual Ciclovia will be held, rain or shine, on Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 1 to 4 PM.
This free event promotes healthy, active living by closing Quaker Road to vehicles and opening it for people to exercise, play, and learn. Families can run, walk, skate, and ride bikes along the route. Special activities at the Historical Society's Updike Farmstead include sitting in a Durham boat from Washington Crossing Historic Park, meeting Revolutionary War reenactors, and viewing historical talks and displays by area history organizations.
New this year is Chasing George, a 10-mile bike ride along the D&R Canal State Park path, in the spirit of the route Washington took the morning of January 3, 1777 to fight in what became the Battle of Princeton. Starting at 12:30 at the Douglass House at Mill Hill Park in Trenton, the group will follow a George Washington reenactor to Princeton along the D&R Canal State Park trail. Historical talks will anchor the start and end of the ride.
Online registration for Chasing George is available at ChasingGeorge.eventbrite.com, or by contacting Eve Mandel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 921-6748 x102.
Individuals or families can also participate in a shorter version by joining the "troops" at the D&R Canal path entrance on Quaker Road around 1:25 PM. Everyone is welcome to cheer on the "troops" when they arrive at the Washington route marker on Quaker Road (near Updike Farmstead).
Parking for Ciclovia is available at the Quaker Meeting or Mercer Mall.
Organizations co-sponsoring this event are the Historical Society of Princeton, the Princeton Bicycle Advisory Committee, Princeton Freewheelers, Greater Mercer TMA, East Coast Greenway, Hart's Cyclery, and REI.
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