Biking in Trenton 12/2013
For me growing up in Ewing a township of Trenton provided me
with lots of open space for exploration.
The mode of transportation/freedom was my bike.
My first “ride” was actually a 3-wheeled
purple model that I used like a scooter.
I still remember ripping between the houses of my childhood home, my
great Aunt Maude and my Grandparents residences on Ewingville Road.
The first 2- wheeled model was from a Sears catalog shining
bright with a chrome frame dressed with burgundy and red graphics, I am sure
Darren Begg, Rich Scannella, Mark Calisti, and Glen Guida remember those
As I grew in exploration,
technique and size I found one of my first loves…. BMX.
BMX provided us with a chance to compete,
explore and grow and to an extent our right of passage.
I can still remember the days at our track in
the Nettletree development as well as ripping through the trails in
Just ask Walt Williams,
Vince Hall, Roman Jackson and Mike Rochester.
Several decades later I find things coming full circle as
they often do.
I enjoy biking and find
anytime on my wheels a joy.
the area are doing amazing things with 2 or more wheels.
This biking advocacy group with a 15 plus year history
continues to be at the forefront.
Trentontonian, Will “Wheels” Kinsley is flanking the system
with another way to showcase 2-wheeled transit.
Fabrication artist Kinsley is the pinnacle of the TALL bike movement in
the Trenton/Exit7A Region of NJ.
also a member of the SAGE Coalition (www.sagecoalitionnj.com
leads regular rides throughout Trenton focusing on the positives such as its rich
history art including architecture, nature and more.
Recently on the Trenton365 Show Kinsley
shared that he expects biking to progress because of org. like Trenton Cycling
Revolution and the work he is doing partnering with others like Drew Glen, Nikki
Nalbone, Jeff Seward and the crew at Championship Sportsbar and his employer
the Boys and Girls Club with a bike exchange in the Capital Plaza Shopping
Center in Ewing.
One of the projects is the Holiday Bike Shop that recently
Visit the links for
some recent articles about Wills “Wheels” Kinsley and biking in Trenton.