FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         

LAWRENCE HOPEWELL TRAIL’S 2018 FULL MOON BIKE RIDE WILL TAKE PLACE THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

Don’t miss the magical event planned for Mercer Meadows

(HOPEWELL, N.J.) –  This Sunday, August 26, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail and Mercer County Parks Commission will host the fifth annual Full Moon Bike Ride in Mercer Meadows. The event runs from 7 to 11:30 p.m., starting in the picnic pavilion area of Mercer Meadows Park.

The six-mile ride on the LHT and other Mercer Meadow trails will offer a magical experience, with a

pond lit by floating lanterns, twinkling lights under a tree canopy, live music and a movie, among other activities.  

Before the bike ride, attendees are invited to bring a picnic dinner, decorate their bikes, watch a movie on a huge, outdoor screen or enjoy a campfire. The band, Sounds of Sandstorm, will perform contemporary, blues and jazz throughout the event.

Adults and children of all ages are welcome at the activities prior to the bike ride, with the expectation that adults supervise their children at all times. The full moon bike ride itself is open to adults and children aged 12 and above. For riders under 18, helmets are required by law. The LHT encourages helmets for all riders for safety reasons, and also suggests the use of bike lights.

Participants are encouraged to carpool if possible. All participants should use the entrance to the park on Federal City Road, between Blackwell Road and Old Mill Road in Hopewell Township. The rain date is Saturday, September 22, but if rain forces the change, the program will be limited to the bike ride.

For each person riding the six-mile Full Moon loop, the admission fee is $20. There is no fee for participants who will enjoy the evening but who do not ride, although a donation is requested. The funds help support of the work of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation.

Online registration is possible through 5 p.m. the day of the ride. After 5, participants can register at the event. Please visit the LHT website at https://lhtrail.org/fullmoonride to register online. The 2018 Full Moon Bike Ride tee shirt is also available for pre-purchase or purchase at the ride.

About the Lawrence Hopewell Trail

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 22+ mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and transportation corridor through public and private land in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships in Mercer County, N.J. The Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation is a nonprofit organization that depends on the community for support. The LHT is a key member of the Circuit Trails an 800-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region. For more information about the LHT, please visit www.lhtrail.org

 About Mercer Meadows

The Mercer County Park Commission manages diverse offerings within its more than 10,000 acres of parks, recreational facilities, and open space throughout Mercer County. Mercer Meadows, where the Full Moon Bike Ride will take place, consists of more than 1,600 acres, divided among five separate districts. Miles of mowed and gravel trails provide visitors and their families with scenic walking and biking routes through the meadows and woodland. Fishing is a popular activity at the park’s four water bodies.  For more information, please visit www.mercercountyparks.org.