The Morris Area Freewheelers Foundation is dedicated to safe cycling for fitness, fun, touring and transportation.
We work to educate cyclists and motorists alike about their responsibilities through event rides, bike clinics, cooperative projects with local police departments and emergency squads, and other educational programs. We are a non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
Read About our Mission and Goals to educate cyclists and motorists about safety issues, as well as the fun and value of cycling.
DAILY RECORD Reports on RR8:
1,200 Participate in Revolutionary Ramble, June 11, 2016
MORRIS TWP. - On Saturday, June 11, The Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour, a fundraising event sponsored by the Morris Area Freewheelers Foundation, was held June 11 on donated space at the Strategic Capital and National Business Parks business campuses.
The ‘Ramble,’ now in its eighth year, started in 2009 with 500 attendees and has grown to 1,200 this year. It included six routes: a 10-mile family tour, which included a stop at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, and a 25-, 35-, 50-, 65- and 100-mile tour for more experienced cyclists. The scenic tours travel through the area’s historic towns including Long Valley.
Survey results released at the 2016 N.J. Bike & Walk Coalition Summit show confusion, but increased interest, in bicycles equipped with electric motors (e-bikes) for use on roads and in bicycle lanes. Read more...
IF YOU have first-hand experience with riding an e-bike in NJ, please contact Foundation Vice Chair Jim Hunt, email@example.com
CONNECTING COMMUNITIES THROUGH GRANTS
The Foundation in 2015-2016 supported work in three Morris and Somerset county communities that will make it easier and more enticing to bicycle instead of drive. The communities — Morris Township, Mendham Borough and Bernards Township—encourage cycling through their planning and work of local advocates. The Foundation’s support provided funds for bike racks in key locations such as parks, pools and downtown streets so that residents who elect to cycle know they’ll have a place to park. Read more...
SHARE THE ROAD...SHARE THE RESPONSIBILITY
In 2015, the Foundation partnered with Morris County Parks Commission to place Share the Road/Share the Responsibility signs in 21 locations throughout the park system. Palisades Interstate Park Commission also accepted signs for display at park entrances and exits.
Please help us spread the word that we can all responsibly share the road. Donations welcome. For donations of $5 or more, we will send you information about our activities and a decal just right for your car window.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if we can help your group add safety talks and materials in support of your next charity or fitness-focused event ride.