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Bike JC may have only been founded in 2009, but the cycling culture in Jersey City has been steeping much longer. We owe much of our success to our predecessors, whose impact on creating the culture that sparked Bike JC is incalculable.


September 1999

The Bicycle Advocates of Jersey City, a now defunct group, organizes a rally with the Rutgers Transportation Policy Institute to support the implementation of a Jersey City Bicycle Plan.

November 2004

The East Coast Greenway Alliance hosts it's 7th annual conference in Jersey City, and places ECG wayfinding signs throughout the city.

December 2009

With a growing community of cyclists but no local advocacy group, organizers come together to found Bike JC.

Spring 2010

Bike JC adds bike parking racks to the Journal Square Transportation Center, with help from Hudson TMA and the City of Jersey City.

June 2010

Over 500 riders attend the first ever Jersey City Ward Tour, far surpassing the expectations of organizers.

September 2013

Bike JC successfully urges Mayor Fulop to complete a prior bike network plan. When installation finished in 2014, it was the state's largest bicycle lane network.

July 2014

In collaboration with the City of Jersey City and Sustainable JC, Bike JC raises $43,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to install bike racks throughout the city.

January 2015

Bike JC provides input and guidance to Jersey City on a bike share program, which would lead to the installation of Citi Bike in Jersey City and Hoboken.

June 2015

The 5th Jersey City Ward Tour surpasses 1,000 riders.

March 2018

Bike JC becomes a member of Jersey City's Vision Zero Task Force, and Jersey City becomes the first city in New Jersey to adopt Vision Zero.

June 2022

Returning for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the Jersey City Ward Tour sees a record-breaking 3,000+ registrations!

November 2022

Jersey City celebrates one year without any traffic deaths on city-controlled streets or roads.

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