Bicycle Rodeo, Cynergy Club Rides, Community Ride

This Saturday, June 10, 2017, Cynergy Cycling Club‘s organized distance rides of 15, 25, 35, 45, & 50 miles each start and end in Riverton on Saturday morning. For complete information and registration form, visit cynergycycling.com. For day of the ride registration, meet in the National Casein parking lot at 7 am. From there, riders can exit … Continue reading Bicycle Rodeo, Cynergy Club Rides, Community Ride

Ready for Saturday’s Bicycle Rodeo?

This Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, Cynergy Cycling Club  will direct a free Bicycle Safety Rodeo for children ages 7-12 on the Riverton School blacktop. The clinic will teach children riding skills and precautions to take so they can ride a bicycle safely. No need to register. At 4 pm the free Community Bike Ride (approx. 5 miles) … Continue reading Ready for Saturday’s Bicycle Rodeo?

Gaslight News – Special Bicycle Weekend Edition – June 2017

This Special Bicycle Weekend Edition heralds the upcoming bicycle events taking place in Riverton this coming weekend, June 10-11, 2017, and reports on their link to Riverton’s late 19th century bicycling legacy. Much of this Special Edition first appeared in “The Fine Grounds of the Riverton Athletic Association,” by Mrs. Patricia Solin, the feature article in the September 2009 … Continue reading Gaslight News – Special Bicycle Weekend Edition – June 2017

June Bicycle Weekend Update

Altogether, three events promise to make for a bicycle trifecta falling on the second weekend in June this year. As previewed in our post of April 22, the Historic Riverton Century and Community Ride will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017, and culminate with the Historic Riverton Criterium, the now-classic bicycle race over residential streets on Sunday, June 11. Rob … Continue reading June Bicycle Weekend Update

Bicycles Then & Now Program traces bicycle history and heralds June Bicycle Weekend

Event Coordinator Iris Gaughan writes: The joint Porch Club/HSR Riverton Bicycling: Then and Now program on Tuesday evening was interesting and informative… a great segue for The Historic Riverton Century and Community Ride and Historic Riverton Criterium!  June 10th and 11th promises to be a weekend of community fun, embracing so many aspects of bicycling. Veteran … Continue reading Bicycles Then & Now Program traces bicycle history and heralds June Bicycle Weekend

Proposed ride recreates an 1895 NYC-Riverton bicycle race

Cedar Street 2-15-2014 With snow on the ground in Riverton for going on a month now, the humid heat of a Jersey summer seems a long way off, but plans are afoot now to shape the first weekend of June into a two-day celebration of competitive cycling with a nod to local history. This past December Carlos Rodgers, … Continue reading Proposed ride recreates an 1895 NYC-Riverton bicycle race

Bicycle Races – Past, Present, and Hopefully, Future

History may indeed have been made on June 12, 2011, if the recently held Historic Riverton Criterium turns out to become another borough tradition as many hope. HSR member Mrs. Pat Solin had a ringside seat for the main event from her front door at Fourth and Main . She writes: “…all cars had to be off … Continue reading Bicycle Races – Past, Present, and Hopefully, Future

Coronavirus writes a new page of Riverton history

Visitors here may recall that we have published local historical information about pandemic outbreaks twice before, on January 20, 2018, and January 29, 2018.   The pages of hometown newspapers such as The New Era (1894 – 1949), The Riverton Journal (1880 – 1882), The Palmyra Record (1913 – 1918), and The Weekly News (Palmyra) … Continue reading Coronavirus writes a new page of Riverton history