2017 Guided Bike Tours

group at park

Bike&Walk Montclair guided bicycle eco-tours are led by a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor and partner with local historians, botanists, apiaries, farmers, and shop keepers to give participants a taste of the town by bike.  These casual 10 – 12 mile jaunts are fun, social and informative. Experience your town at a human scale and we’ll even stop to smell the roses!

Come prepared with the basics: charged cell phone, well-fitted helmet, full water bottle, and spare tube. Do an ABC check (Air, Brakes, Chain) before you come.

For adults and mature teens who are comfortable with street riding but are ready to learn some savvy bike “driving” skills.

Suggested Donation: $10 per person

Contact: Deb Kagan, Board Member, info@bikewalkmontclair.org

MAY 27 (Saturday): TOUR DES FLEURS

Meet the garden keepers and discover beautiful blooms in Montclair and Glen Ridge!
Where: Montclair Farmers’ Market (86 Walnut Street, 07042)
When: Meet 7:45am, Ride 8am – 11am

MAY 27 (Saturday): BLINKY LIGHT NIGHT RIDE

Deck your bike with lights and ride the loop in Brookdale Park then cruise on over to Applegate Farms for ice cream! Bring some cash, wear your helmet, bright colors and of course, bring a bright white light for the front of your bike and red light for the back of the bike.   We will experiment with viewing various lights, reflectors and clothing to judge how well they show up.
Where: Brookdale Park upper parking lot
When: Meet at 7:30 pm, Ride at 7:45

JUNE 17 (Saturday): ALLEY CAT RIDE

Explore the hidden alleys of Montclair!
Where: Montclair Farmers’ Market (86 Walnut Street, 07042)
When: Meet 7:45am, Ride 8am – 11am

JUNE 25 (Sunday): YOGA & BIKE TOUR

Join two cycle-loving yoga instructors who will lead a ride to several of our town’s yoga studios. We will practice a bike-friendly pose or two at each stop. No mat or yoga experience needed. Poses will be basic and are guaranteed to enhance your bike-riding pleasure!
Where: Walnut Street Train Station (86 Walnut Street, 07042)
When: Meet 9:45am, Ride 10am – noon

JULY 15 (Saturday): MAGICAL HISTORY BIKE TOUR

Roll up for a trip back in time to quarries, dairies, trollies, and landmarks. Hear from local historians about Montclair’s settlement.
Where: Montclair Historical Society (108 Orange Road, 07042)
When: Meet 7:45am, Ride 8am – 12pm

AUGUST 1 (Tuesday): NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENING BIKE TOUR

Montclair Police Community Service Unit will host a National Night Out festival on Montclair’s flexible public space – South Park Street! – and welcomes the community to participate. We’ll add a bike ride beginning and ending at the festival, visiting each of Montclair’s #4WARDs!
Where: South Park Street – meet at Church Street corner.
When: Meet 5pm, Ride 5:15pm – 7pm

AUGUST 19 (Saturday): GARDEN AND FARM TOUR

Visit local gardens and farms right in our backyard. Hear from farmers and beekeepers and celebrate sustainable transportation and food systems. Yummy tomatoes and other treats to be had!
Where: Montclair Farmers’ Market (86 Walnut Street, 07042)
When: Meet 7:45am, Ride 8am – 11am