Friday October 5th is the Netcong Bike Rodeo

October is National Walk and Bike to School Month and Netcong Elementary School is celebrating with two events! Friday October 5: Netcong Bike Rodeo and Wednesday October 10: Netcong Walk and Roll Club walk or bike to school day!

Yee-haw! Join us for the Netcong Bike Rodeo


When: Friday October 5 (rain date Fri. Oct. 12)
Time: 2:50- 6 pm, come and go anytime
Location: Back lot of Netcong Elementary School
Who: Students of all ages welcome!

What is a bike rodeo? A bike rodeo helps teach students the importance of riding a bicycle safely.

What to do: Bring your child's bike and helmet. Ride with your child to school, drop off bikes and helmets in the bike rack or join us in the back parking lot after school with your child's bike and helmet. Bicycle racks are located in the back parking lot next to the BOE building. Please be sure to lock your bike! Your child will not need to stay for the entire time. Come and go at any time during the event. Free helmets will be available on a limited basis. Any child without a proper helmet or working bicycle will not be allowed to participate in the on-bike riding skills.

Complete All Safety Stations:
Helmet Check:
SafeKids will inspect helmets. Free helmets will be available on a limited basis.

Tire Station: Tire safety and air fill.

Bike Inspection:
A mechanic from Marty's Reliable Cycles will be on hand to inspect all bikes.

Riding Right & Rules of the Road:
TransOptions will demonstrate and test students on bike skills including on-road and off-road safety simulations.

We are thrilled that this event is being sponsored by the Netcong PTA, Netcong Police Department and
Marty's Reliable Cycle with locations in Randolph, Hackettstown and Morristown

Northern NJ SafeKids mission is to reduce fatalities, injuries and property damage due to unintentional injuries on the road, at home and at play.

TransOptions delivers programs and services that improve mobility, the environment and overall quality of life in northwestern New Jersey.

Back to School, Bike and Walk to School

The Walk and Roll Club is back!

Start the school year off right by joining the Netcong Walk and Roll Club.

On Walk and Roll Wednesdays, students and parents are encouraged to leave the car at home and take walk or ride a bike to school . . .

  • for health
  • for the environment
  • for safer streets
Netcong Elementary students that walk or bike to school on these days will receive a backpack charm. Students can walk from home or join one of two walking buses anywhere along a designated route. See the tab at the top of this page for the walking school bus map. Meet at the Netcong Train Station or DiRenzo Park at 8:00am and join your friends to walk together.

The Wednesday Walk & Roll events for 2012 and 2013 are:

September 19: Back to School, Use Your Brain Walk & Roll
October 10: Cat Walk
November 21: Turkey Trot
December 12: Penguin Walk
March 20: Lucky Walk & Roll
April 24: I heart the Earth Walk & Roll
May 22: Sneaker Day Walk & Roll
June 19: Clean Air Walk & Roll

Save the Date for a Bike Rodeo:
When: Friday, October 5 (rain date Friday, October 12) 
Time: 2:50-6 pm
Location: back parking lot of Netcong Elementary School
Bring: You child's bike and helmet. Bikes can be parked in bike racks at the back of the building next to the BOE offices.