Netcong Bike Rodeo is Friday May 9th

One of our most fun events of the year is back! 

Join us for the Netcong Bike Rodeo & Safety Inspection Check

When: Friday May 9th (rain date Fri. May 23rd. heavy rain only)
Time: 2:50-5:30 pm
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.
Rules of the Road: TransOptions staff 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

April Spare the Air Walk and Roll Club

Ahem . . . cough, cough . . .
Do you love your lungs?

Then join us for Walk and Roll 
for Cleaner Air on Wednesday April 16th

Help reduce air pollution by:
  • Walking or bicycling instead of driving a car 
  • Turning off the car when sitting or standing at school arrival and dismissal, banks, convenience stores, driveways, and anytime you are parked.
Idling for more than 3 minutes is PROHIBITED in New Jersey  
*with very limited exceptions

Walk or bike to school on your own or join a walking school bus from the Train Station or DiRenzo Park. Walking buses leave at 8 am. See "Walking School Bus" tab above for the route map. 

Students who walk or bike will receive a backpack charm. 

Did you know?
  • Idling fines in NJ begin at $100 for passenger vehicles and $250 for commercial vehicles.  
  • An idling vehicle emits 20 times more pollution than one traveling at 30 miles per hour.
  • Only 10 seconds of idling uses more fuel than turning the engine on and off. If you are idling, you might as well be burning dollar bills.
  • Exhaust emissions worsen asthma, bronchitis, and existing allergies