FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2013
LAWRENCE HOPEWELL TRAIL RIDE-IN TO THE HUNT HOUSE NEXT SATURDAY
(HOPEWELL, NJ) – On Sat., Oct. 19, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail will host four bicycling rides starting at various places along the trail in Hopewell and Lawrence Townships and ending at the Hunt House, headquarters of Mercer County Park Commission, off of Blackwell Road in Hopewell Township. Everyone is invited to start at one of several different starting points to ride in to the Hunt House where everybody will meet. LHT board members will hand out LHT magnets and maps to those wishing to extend their rides and explore Mercer Meadows.
The ride-in details:
1. 10 a.m. from Bristol-Myers Squibb Hopewell entrance on Pennington-Rocky Hill Road, led by Mike Gray and Jill Young. If the small lot is filled, you will be directed to the construction entrance lot also on Rocky Hill-Pennington Road, across from Elm Ridge Road.
2. 10 a.m. from Twin Pines Athletic Complex paved parking lot on Pennington-Lawrenceville Road west of intersection with Federal City Road, led by Cie Stroud.
3. 10 a.m. from Village Park parking at the end of Gordon Avenue, led by Donald Pillsbury.
4. 9:30 a.m. from the Brearley House at the end of Meadow Road off of Princeton Pike, led by Pete Garnich.
The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 20+ miles bicycle and pedestrian recreational trail and transportation corridor through public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships, Mercer County, N.J. The idea for the LHT grew out of a commitment to improving the quality of life for all who live or work in the region. The LHT supports an active, livable, and sustainable community with alternative forms of transportation to reduce reliance on automobiles. It also promotes health and fitness, recreation, and outdoor education.
The LHT’s board is made up of citizens who are committed to the development and use of trails. It started in 2002 when a group of community leaders met at Bristol-Myers Squibb to address concerns about diminishing opportunities for safe, off-road biking and walking. Hopewell and Lawrence Township officials, state and county government representatives and several private organizations including Educational Testing Service, joined the group, and an independent nonprofit organization was formed to build a biking and walking trail.
Media inquiries: Please contact LHT Project Manager Mike Gray at (732) 668-9505