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 HART, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting sustainable transportation in Hunterdon County. With HART’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 HART, 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

Local Bike Stores

Regulations

Local Bike Clubs

Touring

Groceries & Supplies

Coffee Shops

Sandwich Spots

Pizza

Restaurants

Events Calendar

July 20, 2019
  • Pedal for the Puzzle | July 20, 2019 | Bedminster, NJ

    Benefits organizations improving the lives of individuals with autism. http://pedalforthepuzzle.com/

July 21, 2019
  • Flyers Charity Classic | July 21, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

    Ride 9, 31 or 62 mi, or 5km walk/run. Flyers Fan Fest. Benefits the Flyers Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association. https://flyerscharityclassic.com/

July 27, 2019
September 14, 2019
September 21, 2019
September 22, 2019
September 29, 2019
October 2, 2019
October 4, 2019
  • YSC Tour de Pink East | October 4, 2019 - October 5, 2019   | Princeton NJ

    Three days of fully-supported cycling around the Princeton area including a 100-mi ride and a one-day ride. Benefits the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), an organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women diagnosed with breast cancer. https://east.ysctourdepink.org/

October 12, 2019
  • Bikes & Beers Yards | October 12, 2019 | Yards Brewery, Philadelphia, PA

    Ride 15 or 30 mi. Registration includes 2 Yards beers after the ride and a souvenir pint glass. https://bikesandbeers.com/

October 13, 2019
  • RIDE STRONG ROUBAIX | October 13, 2019  8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Horseshoe Bend Park, Kingwood Township, NJ

    20, 40 and 60 mile routes. Minimum age is 12 years old by the event date. https://www.ridestrongroubaix.com/

  • Hunterdon Fall Fest HippoCross Cyclocross | October 13, 2019  8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Horseshoe Bend Park, Kingwood Township, NJ

    HippoCross Cyclocross where some of the best amateur cyclist in the area will compete in one of the most exciting courses in the East Coast. Great food from local restaurants and food trucks who will be cooking up their signature dishes! http://hunterdonfallfest.com/

  • Covered Bridges Ride | October 13, 2019 | Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA

    The classic fall Central Bucks Bicycle Club ride. https://www.cbbikeclub.org/

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

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