- Biking together in the Asbury Park Fourth of July Parade. The kids decorate their bikes and about 50 Bike Church members participated in the 2008 parade
- Attending the Clearwater Festival in August held in Asbury Park. The group convenes on their bikes at the annual eco-festival where Martin draws a large crowd by making healthy fruit smoothie drinks in a food blender placed on the back of her bike called “Pedal Power”
What’s Next for the Bike Church
Now going into its fourth summer, the Bike Church program is well recognized and supported by the Asbury Park community. Martin said that the program thus far has been “sustained by a collective energy and excitement,” with some funding support from donations. As a next step, Martin wants to harness that energy into expanding the program so that it more thoroughly encompasses elements of health, nutrition, environmental concern, exercise and safety.
A running program for the Bike Church kids was begun recently, in collaboration with the Jersey Shore Running Club. Another key goal for the program focuses on broadening its outreach to the community, such