West Windsor’s Recreation Department has installed two new bike racks, which combined can hold up to 22 bikes at a time, at High School South.
Recreation officials installed the new racks on March 17, said Department of Recreation Director Ken Jacobs. Funding for the $1,200 bike racks came from money raised during last year’s Bikefest.
The annual bike ride through township — the seventh annual even takes place this year on Saturday, May 29 — is run by a committee separate from the recreation department and the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance. Bikefest members noticed last year, however, that there were no bicycle racks at South.
“The ones that were there, back by the pool, were in poor condition,” Jacobs said. “We’ve been lucky enough over the last six years to raise money for promoting cycling. Over the years, we’ve worked with the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance and helped fund some of their projects with the money we raised.”
“Our idea was to put another set of bicycle racks in the back (of the high school), but at the time we were looking to purchase them, they were doing construction on the pool,” Jacobs said, adding that those racks are still on the radar.
For more information on Bikefest, check ww.westwindsorbikefest.com or call the Department of Recreation at 609-799-6141.