The Jersey City Ward Tour is back on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 11:00am.
2,500 Bikes. 15 Miles. 6 Wards. 1 Great Day in Jersey City!
The Jersey City Ward Tour will roll Sunday, June 5, taking you (and 2,500 of our closest friends) on a tour of our great city, and passing through all of its wards.
- BIB PICKUP! Friday and Saturday before the event
- CITI BIKE promo code
- GETTING THERE by PATH, light rail, or ferry (and bike!)
- FREE REGISTRATION
- Check out our SPONSORS! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🚲🚲🚲🚲
$5 is a suggested donation to fund Bike JC's year-round work for better biking in JC. But it is JUST a suggestion. $0 is totally OK. So is $500, or $5 million. :-)
Full route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38744234
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.
Start: City Hall
Registration begins at 9am, roll out at 11am.
End: Jersey City Jazz Festival
Riders will find a bike parking area and great food, drink, and entertainment options there!
Finish Line: Jersey City Jazz Festival
We're excited to partner with the Jersey City Jazz Festival for this year's "Finish Line Festival!"
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."
Bib Pickup: Friday-Saturday, June 3-4
Riders are encouraged to pick up their bib at one of the following locations+times:
Friday, June 3, 5-11pm: Groove on Grove (Grove St PATH Plaza)
We'll have a table near the stage, come enjoy some music and grab your bib!
Saturday, June 4, 12-2pm at a bike shop near you
- Grove St. Bicycles - 172 Christopher Columbus Dr (also our Carbon Fiber sponsor 🤩🤩)
- Jersey Cycles - 510 Central Ave (Steel sponsor! 🙏🙏)
- Jersey City Bicycle Co. - 161 Erie St. (Steel sponsor! 🙏🙏)
- The Bike Hub - 191 Monticello Ave 🙏🙏
Saturday, June 4, 12-8pm: Jersey City Jazz Festival
Bike valet and bib pickup services on offer at 107 Morgan St..
Stop by, enjoy some jazz, and get checked in for the Tour.
Citi Bike is offering members 3-hour rentals on Ward Tour day!
- Open the Lyft app
- Tap on the Menu (top-left corner)
- Tap on Rewards
- Add Promo Code "JERSEYTOUR22"
- Ride, friends, ride!
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, but Citi Bike is offering a promo for longer rentals for use in the Ward Tour!
The tour rolls out at 11 a.m. SHARP, but you will need to pick up an official tour bib before the start, 9:00–10:30 a.m.
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!!
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.
We need your help making the event running smoothly: beforehand, at the start, during the ride, and at the finish.
We are grateful for our 2022 Bike JC Ward Tour sponsors, they are instrumental to the work we do.
To find out ways your business can partner with Bike JC and help support our mission, please contact us.
"Carbon Fiber" Sponsors
See you June 5!