Announcements

4 Feet, It’s the Law

The NJ Safe Passing Law (NJSPL) (A5570/S2208), in effect since March 1, 2022, provides clear rules of the road for all motorists about when and how to pass people sharing the road on bicycles, on foot, on scooters, wheelchairs or in other legally permitted ways to travel other than a motor vehicle.

Drivers are required to use “due caution” whenever they see vulnerable people on the road. The law states that:

  • Drivers must follow all current no-passing, no speeding laws and move over a lane if there’s one to move into.
  • On a single-lane road, drivers must allow at least a 4-foot safety zone when they pass.
  • If 4 feet is not possible on a section of road, drivers must slow to 25mph and be prepared to stop until they can pass safely without endangering those sharing the road.

For more information visit the Division of Highway Traffic Safety or New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition.

NJ Sade Passing Law

Get Involved

Do you bicycle in and around Lambertville?  Are you interested in improving safety, accessibility and the cycling culture in the area? Then consider getting involved with Bike Lambertville. We’re a non-profit volunteer cycling advocacy organization dedicated to all aspects of bicycling in and around Lambertville. For more information email hello@bikelambertville.org.

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

DIY Bike Repair

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 10, 2022
  • Ride for Runaways | July 10, 2022 | Charlottesville, VA, to Trenton, NJ

    Ride for Runaways, Charlottesville, VA, to Trenton, NJ. Ride 500-mi one-way - see the event website for other options. Benefits Anchor House, an organization that provides a safe haven for abused, runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth.

July 24, 2022
  • The Ben to the Shore Bike Tour | July 24, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA or Hammonton, NJ to Atlantic City, NJ

    The Ben to the Shore Bike Tour, Philadelphia, PA or Hammonton, NJ to Atlantic City, NJ, one-way. Ride 30 or 65 mi. Benefits Families Behind the Badge Children's Foundation.

July 30, 2022
  • Spellbound Century | July 30, 2022 | Mount Holly, Mt Holly, NJ, USA

    Spellbound Century, Mount Holly, NJ. Ride 20, 45, 63 or 100 mi. Sells-out months in advance! Registration includes pizza, water ice and Spellbound beer after the ride. TnT Cycling

August 20, 2022
  • SCU Summer Century | August 20, 2022 | Our Lady of Czestochowa National Shrine, Doylestown, PA

    SCU Summer Century, Our Lady of Czestochowa National Shrine, Doylestown, PA. Ride 33, 50, 64 or 100 mi in scenic Bucks County, PA and Huntingdon County, NJ. Ice cream festival at the finish. Register now and save $15! Join SCU and save $5 on registration. Cue sheets, online routes maps, and GPX files will be provided to registered riders. Suburban Cyclists Unlimited

August 27, 2022
September 10, 2022
  • Sourland Spectacular | September 10, 2022 | Skillman, NJ

    Sourland Spectacular, Skillman, NJ. Ride 29, 39 or 62 mi on hilly terrain in the scenic Sourlands region, or ride on your own Sept. 11-18. Receive a free cycling jersey for $200 donation. Benefits the Sourland Conservancy.

September 17, 2022
  • Twin Lights Ride | September 17, 2022 | Highlands, NJ 07732, USA

    Twin Lights Ride, Highlands, NJ. Ride 15-to-100 mi. Benefits Bike New York.

September 18, 2022
  • #CaringForRare Bicycling Event | September 18, 2022 | The Federal Twist Vineyard, 8 Federal Twist Rd, Stockton, NJ 08559, USA

    #CaringForRare Bicycling Event, Federal Twist Vineyards, Stockton, NJ. Ride 20 mi on the flat, unpaved D&R Towpath, or ride 31, 62 or 100 mi on-road. In addition to the in-person ride, there will also be a virtual option. Registration includes a post-ride picnic with wine-tasting and music. Benefits Avery's Hope, providing financial assistance to rare GI disease pediatric patients.

September 24, 2022
  • Bike MS: City to Shore | September 24, 2022 - September 25, 2022   | Cherry Hill, NJ to Ocean City, NJ

    Bike MS: City to Shore, Cherry Hill, NJ to Ocean City, NJ. Multiple start locations; ride 1 or 2 days: 20, 40, 75, 100, 150 or 175 mi total. $300 minimum fundraising. Benefits the National MS Society.

  • Tour de Farm Warren County, | September 24, 2022 | Blairstown, NJ, USA

    Tour de Farm Warren County, Blairstown, NJ. Ride 20-100 mi.

September 29, 2022
  • Tour de Pines | September 29, 2022 - October 2, 2022   | Pinelands National Reserve, NJ

    Tour de Pines, various start locations in the Pinelands National Reserve, NJ. Four consecutive, but not contiguous, single-day (loop) bicycle tours of the scenic, low-traffic New Jersey Pinelands. This unusual, no-frills event has ride leaders, cue sheets and GPX files, but no road markings. Bring or buy your own food. Ride 1-4 days, with the leaders, or on your own and follow the cue sheets / GPX files. Benefits the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

October 2, 2022
  • Bikes & Beers Philadelphia | October 2, 2022 | Yards Brewing, Philadelphia, PA

    Bikes & Beers Philadelphia, Yards Brewing, Philadelphia, PA. Ride 15, 30 or 45 mi. Registration includes two free Yards beers and a souvenir pint glass.

October 16, 2022
  • Covered Bridges Ride | October 16, 2022 | Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA

    Covered Bridges Ride, Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA. Enjoy the spectacular fall foliage of Central and Upper Bucks County! Very scenic, hilly on-road routes in Bucks County or flat towpath rides along the Delaware River. Central Bucks Bicycle Club (CBBC). (Date updated 2/5/2022.) 

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