May is National Bike Month, and GMTMA is celebrating this year with Bike to Work Week to encourage people to get on their bikes. GMTMA is a non-profit transportation management association, serving both Ocean and Mercer County, is dedicated to promoting environmentally-friendly transportation options.
“We love Bike Month because it’s an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and highlight why bike riding is so great for your health, your community, and the environment,” said Cheryl Kastrenakes, GMTMA’s Executive Director. “Anybody can get involved in our Bike Month promotions -- whether you bike to work or school; to save money or time; to preserve your health or the environment; or just to explore our neighborhood!”
GMTMA’s biggest promotion is its annual
Bike to Work Week event,
which is May 12-16. Registration is easy on GMTMA’s website,
www.gmtma.org, and the first 150 registrants
will also receive a free Bike to Work t-shirt. After the week is up, any
registrants who log their miles on GMTMA’s website will automatically be
entered in a drawing to win one of the terrific prizes provided by Bike to Work
Week’s generous sponsors: Small World Coffee, Hart’s Cyclery, Knapps
Cyclery, McCaffrey’s Supermarket, Whole Earth Center, Kopp’s Cycle, and the St.
Lawrence Rehab Center. Additionally, all participants will receive a
certificate of participation with their travel miles and CO2 savings
Another GMTMA-sponsored promotion is Swap A Ride. Don’t bike to work, or can’t, but still want to celebrate Bike Month? No problem. Register and replace as many car trips as possible with bike trips – taking your kids to school, to the post office, to the store, or any other errands. Keep track of how many car trips you replace with bike trips for the month of May and at the end of the month, we will enter you into our Bike to Work Raffle! Additionally, all participants will receive a certificate of participation with their travel miles and CO2 savings noted.
Contact the TMA for informationon ALL bicycle activities and to register for bike to work.