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Jersey City Ward Tour 2022

Jersey City Ward Tour 2022

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Jersey City City Hall

280 Grove Street

Jersey City, NJ 07302

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The Jersey City Ward Tour is back on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 11:00am. 2,000 Bikes. 15 Miles. 6 Wards. 1 Great Day in Jersey City!

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The Jersey City Ward Tour is back on Sunday, June 5, taking you (and 2,000 of our closest friends) on a tour of our great city.

FREE! This event is free and open to all, but we are also accepting donations to fund Bike JC's year-round work for better biking in JC. $5 is the suggested donation, but $0 is totally fine!

Route

Full route: ridewithgps.com/routes/38744234

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Start: City Hall - 280 Grove St., at Montgomery Street. Registration begins at 9am, roll out at 11am.

End: Jersey City Jazz Festival, at 107 Morgan St.. Riders will find a bike parking area and great food, drink, and entertainment options there!

We’ll ride on streets (or sometimes on one side of a street) that are closed to motor-vehicle traffic by the Jersey City Police Department. Officers on bikes and in motor vehicles will escort us throughout the ride.

Finish Line: Jersey City Jazz Festival

We're excited to partner with the Jersey City Jazz Festival for this year's "Finish Line Festival!"

At the end of the Ward Tour route (at 107 Morgan St.), riders will find a bike parking area and great food, drink, and entertainment options there!

Live music and festivities are scheduled there from 12-6pm.

ALL RIDERS, OF ALL AGES, and even people who AREN'T riding, are welcome to join us at the end of the Tour, for this "Finish Line Festival."

Ride Info

Riders must be age 12 or older, and must wear helmets. (Younger children may be carried securely on an adult's bike in appropriate child seats, bakfiets buckets, trailers, tag-along attachments, etc.)

All riders must also be able to maintain a pace of approximately 10 mph. This is a fairly relaxed pace for an adult who bikes even occasionally. We also take some short breaks to catch a breath and to allow for smooth traffic control, and our one long break in Lincoln Park roughly at the halfway point, after the only steep uphill on the course (so you can just walk your bike up that hill if you want).

Please note that the Ward Tour is not timed, and it is not a race. In fact, we will strictly limit the front of the ride group to 10 mph.

But we must also emphasize: YOU MUST BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE GROUP, OR WE WILL HAVE TO ASK YOU TO CUT YOUR RIDE SHORT, as police re-open the streets to motor traffic behind us.

Also note, if you can’t keep up, if your bike quits on you, or if you simply want to drop out along the way, we will TRY to help you, but ultimately YOU are responsible for getting yourself home if need be. We will have marshals and others with mechanical skills in the pack, and at least one van following the tour to pick up riders. But this is not always possible. If you need to go home, please ride according to all traffic laws. You may be able to catch a light rail or PATH train to shorten your trip home.

We strongly recommend that you and everyone in your party do at least some bike riding in the weeks before the tour.

We do NOT rent or otherwise provide the bikes!

The tour rolls out at 11 a.m. SHARP, but you will need to pick up an official tour bib number before the start, 9:00–10:30 a.m. Details of number pickup will be announced separately.

We encourage you to dress up yourself and your bike colorfully!

Rain or Shine

PLEASE NOTE: The Ward Tour & Festival is officially a RAIN OR SHINE event. There is NO rain date.

We will ride June 5 even if it’s raining, in any weather that’s not dangerous, or simply cancel till next year for any that is (e.g. lightning, hail, very high winds, plague of frogs …). There will be no refunds, because it’s free! But if you give us the suggested $5 donation (or $5 million or whatever), those are non-refundable. And thank you!!

More Info

See the Ward Tour FAQs page for more info.

Bike JC is a citizen-based advocacy organization that aims to make Jersey City streets welcoming for bicyclists, by promoting bike-friendly policies, including bike lanes; and bicycle education.

We hope to see you June 5! With protected bike lanes spreading through Downtown, Journal Square, and surrounding neighborhoods—and proposals for other parts of the city up for public hearings—this is shaping up to be another banner year for biking in Jersey City. Come celebrate the victories with us—and let everyone know we need the great work to continue!

The Jersey City Ward Tour is presented by Bike JC in partnership with the City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Office of Cultural Affairs, and through the generosity of our sponsors and the efforts of our volunteers.

Volunteer

We need your help making the event running smoothly: beforehand, at the start, during the ride, and at the finish. Sign up to volunteer here, or find more info here.

Sponsors

We are grateful for our 2019 Bike JC Ward Tour sponsors, they are instrumental to the work we do. Click here for more info about our sponsors.

To find out ways your business can partner with Bike JC and help support our mission, please contact us!

"Carbon Fiber" Sponsor

Grove Street Bicycles grovestreetbicycles.com

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"Titanium" Sponsors

Citi Bike citibikenyc.com

Vaccaro & White vaccaroandwhite.com

City of Jersey City cityofjerseycity.com

Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs jerseycityculture.org

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"Steel" Sponsors

Oonee Pod ooneepod.com

Hudson TMA hudsontma.org

RoadID roadid.com

Silverman silvermanbuilding.com

Jersey City Bicycle Co jcbicycleco.com

Jersey Cycles facebook.com/jerseycyclesllc

Suez Water mysuezwater.com

David Sankey davidsankey.net

Jersey City Jazz Festival riverviewjazz.org/jersey-city-jazz-festival

Let's Share A Meal letsshareameal.org

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See our website for more info: bikejc.org/events/jersey-city-ward-tour

See you June 5!

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Jersey City, NJ 07302

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