About Bike Lambertville

Bike Lambertville’s Mission

Cyclist on Foot Bridge

We bike where the river runs, and Bike Lambertville wants to celebrate our river city by presenting and promoting how great it is to be in a place where bike culture can grow and thrive through community inclusion and involvement. Lambertville is a destination – especially on your bike.

Our mission is to develop a bicycling culture across the Lambertville area by promoting safe routes and riders, accessible to everyone, where bicycling is a prevalent means of recreation and transportation.

Lambertville is a cycling mecca.  The Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park path which extends 70 miles from Trenton to Frenchtown, beautiful Hunterdon County farm and country roads and scenery, classic Victorian architecture, art galleries, antique shops, coffee houses, restaurants, bike shops and much more, make Lambertville the area’s prime cycling hub. It’s a great place to ride.

Education

In the saddle, on your feet, or behind the wheel, Bike Lambertville wants everyone to be bike enthusiasts. Find our info packets around town at local spots or at our Bike Valet tent throughout the year at events like Shadfest. Knowing more leads to biking more!

We work hand-in-hand with goHunterdon, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting sustainable transportation in Hunterdon County. With goHunterdon’s generous help, we work toward safe cycling for the rider, motorist, and pedestrian in and around Lambertville.

A note about bike safety in Lambertville: Please obey all traffic laws. Dismount and walk your bike on the bridge to and from New Hope. Ride with caution on the towpath, especially on weekends. And, of course, always be extra careful riding on our sometimes busy, narrow streets.

Children on bikes

Advocacy

Bicycle Friendly Community

Bicycle Friendly Community Sign

In June 2015, the League of American Bicyclists designated the City of Lambertville as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze level. This designation was made because of our dedication and efforts to make Lambertville a safe, fun, and convenient place to bicycle.

It all began when a group of residents wanted to make bike culture an integral part of the Lambertville community as well a safe cycling infrastructure for residents who bike to run errands, those who are bicycle commuters, and the many visitors and recreational cyclists who are drawn to the beautiful river town and to the D&R Canal Tow Path.

Bicycle Friendly Community status means that we have worked towards and continue to work on ways to give people of all ages and abilities the skills and confidence to ride in and around the city. We promote a strong bike culture that welcomes and celebrates bicycling for the city’s residents and its visitors.

Bike Lambertville works with the business community to increase the amount of high quality bicycle parking to keep up with the demand. We also work with our local bicycle shops, community event planners, and city officials to take key steps to move up to the Silver Level designation.

Transportation Alternatives Grant

The City of Lambertville, with assistance from Bike Lambertville and goHunterdon, was awarded a $150,000 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) for the construction of bicycle improvements. The TAP Grant project includes:

  • bike racks for downtown streets and public buildings
  • designation and signing of Union Street as a shared bike route
  • the creation of two “Bike Central” stations. Each Bike Central station will incorporate an information kiosk, bike racks, a bike repair station with tools and an air pump, along with seating, lighting and landscaping. One will be located at the Cherry Street Park on North Union Street at the north end of Lambertville. The second one will be behind the Justice Center (ACME) adjacent to the D&R Canal towpath.

We expect the TAP Grant improvements to be completed in 2018.

Bike Lambertville Bike Racks

Bike Rack at Coffee Shop

Free bike racks have been placed around Lambertville courtesy of Bike Lambertville. The Saris brand 6-bike racks are free to any business or organization that wants one. The racks provide convenient bicycle parking for cyclists running errands, riding to work, or visiting Lambertville.

Look for our bike racks positioned around town at your favorite storefronts. Need a rack? Ask us what we can do to get a rack to you!

Bicycle racks are available at the following locations:

Bike Lambertville Bike Rack

See a complete bike parking map at the City of Lambertville website or at Google Maps. Special thanks to the City and Environmental Commission chairperson Liz Magill Peer for preparing the map.

Event Bike Parking

Shad Fest Bike Parking

Like a coat check for bicycles, Bike Lambertville’s Event Bike Parking provides a safe, monitored spot to park your bike during a busy event like Lambertville’s annual Shad Fest. We have portable bike rack parking for about 40 bikes at a time. Rest assured that your bike is being watched by conscientious volunteers. And, if you like to travel light… leave your helmet, lock, and bags with your bike.

Please contact us to learn more about bike parking for next your event.

Resources

Routes

Links

Local Bike Stores

Regulations

Local Bike Clubs

Touring

Groceries & Supplies

Coffee Shops

Sandwich Spots

Pizza

Restaurants

Events Calendar

Please be sure to check with the ride organizer for changes and cancelations.

July 25, 2020
  • Spellbound Century | July 25, 2020 | Spellbound Brewing, Mt. Holly, NJ.

    Spellbound Century, Ride 20, 45, 63 or 100 mi. Registration includes pizza, water ice and Spellbound beer after the ride. Sells out every year, so register early!

July 26, 2020
  • The Ben to the Shore Bike Tour | July 26, 2020 | Philadelphia, PA to Atlantic City, NJ. Ride

    The Ben to the Shore Bike Tour, 65-mi one-way, or start from Berlin, NJ for a 50-mi ride. Benefits Families Behind the Badge Children's Foundation which supports the families of fallen first responders.

August 9, 2020
  • Philadelphia CF Cycle for Life | August 9, 2020 | Conshohocken Brewing Company, Conshohocken, PA.

    Philadelphia CF Cycle for Life, Ride 10, 20, 34 or 65 mi. $185 minimum fundraising. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

August 16, 2020
  • Covered Bridge Classic | August 16, 2020 | HACC Lancaster Campus, Lancaster, PA.

    Covered Bridge Classic, Very scenic 16-, 33-, 65- and 100-mi routes through Amish farmlands on rolling terrain with a few hills. Advance registration is required - no day-of-event registration. Proceeds benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club's grant program.

August 22, 2020
  • Great Big Group Ride for Pediatric Cancer | August 22, 2020 | Schnecksville, PA.

    Great Big Group Ride for Pediatric Cancer, Schnecksville, PA. Ride 19, 30 or 50 mi. Benefits the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley (PCFLV).

September 5, 2020
  • Cycle4Awareness | September 5, 2020 | Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ.

    Cycle4Awareness, Ride 5, 18 or 36 mi on Long Beach Island. Benefits Cycle4Awareness, an organization that supports kids with special needs
    Cycling Details 5 Mile, 18 Mile or 36 Mile Rides.

September 7, 2020
  • Donut Derby | September 7, 2020 | Valley Preferred Cycling Center (the Trexlertown Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA.

    Donut Derby, This is a 36-mi fun race with a "Donut Zone" in the middle. For each donut you consume, you get 3 minutes deducted from your actual ride time, to get your D.A.T. (Donut Adjusted Time). Lehigh Wheelmen Association

September 13, 2020
  • Garden State Fondo | September 13, 2020 | Morristown, NJ.

    Garden State Fondo, Ride 18, 42, 62, 75, 107 or 125 mi.

September 19, 2020
  • Jersey Devil Century | September 19, 2020 | Parvin State Park, Centerton, NJ.

    Jersey Devil Century, Ride 25, 50, 75 or 100 mi on flat terrain. South Jersey Wheelmen

  • #CaringForRare Bicycle Event | September 19, 2020 | Lambertville, NJ.

    #CaringForRare Bicycle Event, Ride 15 mi on the towpath. See Sept. 20 below for road rides. Benefits Avery's Hope.

  • RCDCU Bike to Fight Prostate Cancer | September 19, 2020 | Somerset, NJ.

    RCDCU Bike to Fight Prostate Cancer, Ride 10, 30 or 50 mi. Benefits Renaissance Cyclists Defeating Cancer United. 2020 date from BikeRide.com.

  • Bikes & Beers Philadelphia | September 19, 2020 | Yards Brewing, Philadelphia, PA.

    Bikes & Beers Philadelphia, Ride 15, 30 or 50 mi. Registration includes 2 Yards beers after the ride and a souvenir pint glass.

September 20, 2020
  • Rock-N-Road Gravel Series | September 20, 2020 | Valley Preferred Cycling Center (Trexlertown Velodrome), Breinigsville, PA.

    Rock-N-Road Gravel Series, Ride 31 or 62 mi on mixed surface routes, finishing on the velodrome.

  • #CaringForRare Bicycle Event | September 20, 2020 | Flemington, NJ.

    #CaringForRare Bicycle Event, Ride 31, 62 or 100 mi in Hunterdon and Bucks Counties. See Sept. 19 above for towpath ride. Benefits Avery's Hope.

September 27, 2020
  • Giro del Vino III | September 27, 2020 | White Horse Winery, Hammonton, NJ.
October 2, 2020
  • YSC Tour de Pink East | October 2, 2020 - October 4, 2020   | Princeton, NJ.

    YSC Tour de Pink East, Ride 1 or 3 days, 40-100 mi/day, around Princeton. Benefits the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization supporting young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

October 3, 2020
  • Bike MS: City to Shore | October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020   | Cherry Hill to Ocean City, NJ.

    Bike MS: City to Shore, Multiple start locations. Ride 1 or 2 days: 25, 45, 75, 100, 150, or 175 mi. Benefits the National MS Society. Find an MS ride in other locations.

October 10, 2020
  • New Holland Bicycle Race | October 10, 2020 | New Holland, PA.

    New Holland Bicycle Race, Ride/race 30, 50+ or 82 mi through scenic Lancaster County with 2,000-6,000 ft climbing.

October 11, 2020
  • Covered Bridges Ride | October 11, 2020 | Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA.

    Covered Bridges Ride, This is the 40th-annual Covered Bridges Ride! Enjoy the fall foliage of Central and Upper Bucks County, and ride through up to six historic covered bridges. Central Bucks Bicycle Club (CBBC)

October 18, 2020
  • Tour de Summer Camps | October 18, 2020 | Morristown, NJ.

    Tour de Summer Camps, Ride 6, 18, 36 or 62 mi. $180 minimum fundraising; benefits the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.  

Check out Suburban Cyclists Unlimited events calendar for additional regional cycling events.

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