Ride to Work, Safely
The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance invites all area residents to take part in a Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 16 (rain date May 23). This is a somber one-hour ride to honor bicyclists who have been killed or injured on the road as well as to raise awareness of cyclists on the road and to remind motorists that we are fragile. It takes place during National Bike to Work Week. Last year more than 12,000 cyclists around the world participated.
The 10-mile West Windsor ride will leave from the Municipal Center at 7 p.m. sharp and include a police escort and a funeral hearse courtesy of Mather Hodge. Cyclists are encouraged to wear black arm bands and turn on their front and rear lights. Please bring a bike in good riding condition and helmet, plus a water bottle, spare inner tube, ID, cell phone or any other necessities. Think about how to make yourself visible to motorists.
The maximum ride speed will be 12 mph, and we will stay together as a group. Remember, cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists on the road. Let’s share the road and be considerate of each other.
Other area Rides of Silence are being held in Skillman and Princeton. There is no cost for any of these rides. For more information, E-mail email@example.com or visit www.wwbpa.org or www.rideofsilence.org.
David Robinson, Juan Cardenas, Jerry Foster
On behalf of the board and staff of the Arts Council of Princeton, I would like to thank everyone — including the close to 40,000 visitors, 200 vendors, and 40 performance groups — who helped make the 42nd annual Communiversity Festival of the Arts such a spectacular event on a beautiful day.
When the Arts Council and students of Princeton University plan Communiversity Festival of the Arts, we envision a town meets gown celebration with something for everyone: diverse music and dance performances, outstanding artistry and crafts, creative children’s activities, delicious food, and participation from numerous local merchants, nonprofits, and campus groups. I would like to thank all of the Arts Council staff and volunteers who gave their time and energy to make the overall event a triumphant success.
I would also like to thank Princeton University; Princeton Borough: Mayor Yina Moore, Bob Bruschi, and Delores Williams; Princeton Township: Mayor Chad Goerner and Linda McDermott; Princeton Borough and Township Police; Princeton Fire Department; Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad; Princeton Regional Health Department; Princeton Borough and Township Public Works Departments; Diane Landis, Stephanie Chorney, Barbara Trelstad, and the recycling crew; Palmer Square Management; Bank of America; Grayson Bridge Meeting & Event Planning; and all of our generous sponsors (the complete list is at www.artscouncilofpriceton.org).
Executive Director, Arts Council of Princeton