Bayonne Bike Club plans ‘Moonlight Ride’

Cyclers will ride through Stephen Gregg Park at night on Sept. 26

Cyclers can ride with the Bike Club at night in Bayonne on Sept. 26.
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Cyclers can ride with the Bike Club at night in Bayonne on Sept. 26.

Ever want to ride your bike with a group of local cyclers through Bayonne? Well, you’re in luck!

The Division of Recreation Bike Club will hold its first ride at night on Saturday, Sept. 26. Cyclers will ride through Stephen Gregg Park under the moonlight at 7:30 p.m.

Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Division of Recreation announced the start of the Youth and Family Cycling Club, or the Bike Club for short, at the beginning of August.

The club, open to Bayonne residents, meets the first and third Sundays of the month from August to November, on the specified Sundays at 9 a.m. Cyclers will meet at Stephen Gregg Park, near 48th Street at the lower level.

A different course will be determined each session.

The Bike Club offers a free Youth Bike Safety Instruction class before each ride.

Instruction will take place at 8:30 a.m. before the start of the Cycling Club by Boris Leonardini, a licensed League Cycling Instructor and Bicycle Mechanic.

Moonlight ride

The Club will meet at its usual spot at the lower level of the 48th Street entrance in front of the bike path.

Glow sticks, bracelets, and necklaces will be given out in limited supply. Bicycle lights and bicycle spoke lights with various colors and patterns are available at online sites.

The Bayonne Police Department will escort the ride.

No registration fee is required to ride or join the Bike Club. Those who have not registered may do so at the park the night of Sept. 26th or on the next Bike Club meeting on Sunday, September 6th at 9 a.m.

“We are looking forward to a fun and exciting ride through the park,” said Pete Amadeo, Supervisor of Recreation. “We hope to light the night on our bikes!”

Participants must wear helmets while riding. Beginners and experienced riders of all ages are welcome.

Social distancing will be encouraged at all times. Riders must wear cloth face coverings when social distancing of six feet between individuals or assigned groups cannot be maintained. This applies to all cyclists except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health, per the New Jersey Department of Health, or when an individual is in extreme heat.

For more information on the Moonlight Ride and Bike Club, call Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.

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