Walk, Bike & Roll Challenge

Bicycle & Pedestrian Programs

Helping your community promote walking, bicycling, safety and health

Walking and bicycling are easy and simple ways to make physical activity a part of your daily routine. We can help you plan, develop, and implement activities in your school or community to improve safety and promote walking and bicycling.

Program Brochure


So what makes us different?

Public-Private Partnership

We partner with government agencies, private foundations, local non-profits and others to identify priorities and possible funding sources to implement bike and pedestrian programs to make your community safer and healthier. Our services are available at no cost to you.

Disadvantaged Communities

We offer a range of bike and walk programs and services for the young and the old and prioritize underserved communities and those with high rates of pedestrian crashes and fatalities to make them safer.

Building a Culture of Health

In disadvantaged communities, we help improve a community’s health by encouraging biking and walking, better lighting, safer streets, and reduced air pollution.

What do we offer?

Bike/Ped Education

We can come to your site and conduct 30-minute visual, age-appropriate, and interactive presentations about safety rules and benefits of walking or biking.

We could also set up an on-bike skills course to teach bicyclists  about starting, stopping, scanning, signaling, turning, and riding in traffic. A limited number  of free helmets are available for youth who do not have one.

Our online Safety Presentations & Worksheets could help you learn from home.

E-Bike Education

We provide bicycle, e-bicycle,  e-scooter, and pedestrian safety presentations and classes for all ages from preschool children to seniors in  Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Passaic, or Union County. Our Learn to Ride and Safe Skills bicycle, e-bicycle, and e-scooter classes are very popular and can be done in partnership with schools, parks & recreation,  police departments, libraries, or with community organizations such as scouts or municipal green teams.


Wheels 4 Work

The Wheels 4 Work and Spokes 4 Students programs provide a used, refurbished bicycle to individuals with financial constraints for work-related transportation or to schools or community groups for students to ride to and from school.  All Wheels 4 Work  applicants must be referred to EZ Ride by a Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Passaic, or Union County nonprofit or human services organization. Schools and community groups can email us to ask about Spokes 4 Students and  youth  bicycle donations. We anticipate client demand for bicycles will exceed  supply and will give priority to applicants who have limited transportation access and are financially challenged.  Bicycle donations are always welcome from corporate groups, bike shops, or individuals for community events and to promote active transportation.  Fillable application.


Training Resources

Our School Travel Toolkit provides a wealth of information for teachers and parents about commuting safely to school – walking, bicycling, riding a scooter, taking the bus, or driving in your car.  And our School Activity Learning Guide for school teachers offers new online presentations and activities, including E-Bike Safety, E-Scooter Safety, and Ten Easy Ways to Help the Environment for Science or Health classes.

Bike Locker Program

In partnership with NJ Transit, we manage enclosed bike lockers at seven train stations that can be rented for a nominal amount by commuters using public transit. The lockers are designed to protect bikes from weather, theft or damage in addition to eliminating the cost and hassle of parking.

Recognition Awards

Every year, we host a recognition event to celebrate the efforts of schools and municipalities who promote safe walking and biking. The awardees earn points towards grants provided by NJDOT and Sustainable Jersey.

Click here to see criteria for the recognition program.

Directions for award nomination

Bike & Pedestrian Curated Resources

We have curated Bike & Pedestrian information, including fun activities that have been organized by age from pre-school to high-school as well as for parents and teachers. They are updated every week to ensure you have access to the most current information. Click below for the latest.

Library of Curated Resources

What does it cost?

Our bicycle and pedestrian programs are funded by a combination of federal, state and private grants and are offered at no cost to schools, municipalities and community organizations.

How does it work?

We schedule events on weekdays during school or after school.  And we also schedule a limited number of weekend events.

To schedule an event, please contact:

Lisa Lee

201-939-4242 Ext 123

[email protected]