Bike tour offers look at resources, open space

BAY HEAD — Despite some less than stellar weather, a recent Bike Tour led by members of the borough’s environmental commission brought several out to learn more about the resources found within the borough and garnered insight into how to make open space and other areas even better. “It was one of those times where it was 98 degrees the day before and 70 and rainy the day of, so unfortunately we didn’t get the turnout that we wanted, but we did have a group of about six people that joined us,” Dan Paulus, chair of the commission, said of the tour held Friday, July 14. To start this month’s tour attendees gathered by the clock outside borough hall before proceeding over to Bay Head Elementary School on Grove Street. “We stopped and discussed the tennis ball recycling program we have in cooperation with the school where we are collecting old tennis balls [which are then sent to a recycling center and ground-up for use in recreational and sports surfaces],” Mr. Paulus said. “We showed off the garden that the children have there, discussed the school being one of the larger areas in town that has open space. Then from there we also discussed the school’s Walking Wednesdays and Bike to School Day and highlighted all the challenges that are faced throughout town for safe streets, safe walking, safe sidewalks.”

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