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May 19, 2017, is National Bike to Work Day. National Bike to Work Day encourages the healthy alternative of riding a bike to work. Biking is not only a good workout for your body, strengthening your muscles and promoting cardiovascular health, but is also much better for the environment than taking a car, bus or train to work. Purchase a new bike, or repair your current one, at one of the stores listed below.

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Cycle Corner of Frenchtown in Frenchtown offers recreational bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, BMX bikes and high-end racing models. They also provide bike rentals, repairs, restorations and gear. Their hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, call 908-996-7712.

The Bicycle Store in Florham Park offers new and used bikes, parts, accessories, repairs and more. For more information, call 973-377-6616.

Beacon Cycling in Northfield offers everything for bicycling such as apparel, accessories, bikes, helmets, shoes and more. Their spring hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, call 609-641-9531.

Peddler’s Shop in Deptford provides bikes, helmets, wheels, shoes, car racks, parts and more. They are open Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, call 856-228-7800.

May 19 is also National Endangered Species Day, National Devil’s Food Cake Day and NASCAR Day.


Today in NJ, 2016: Hummus Day

May 19, 2016 is Hummus Day. Hummus is made of chickpeas, sesame, lemon, and garlic. Hummus originated in Egypt and Levant. It is eaten as an appetizer and dip. Hummus is usually scooped with flatbread, chips, or crackers, and became popular in the United States after the Armenian migration from Lebanon to Southern California.

Crisp in Denville is a Mediterranean restaurant. Their pita bread and buns are made from scratch. They offer hummus, salads, wraps, burgers, and more. They are open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. For more information, call 973-970-9707.

Cafe 28 in Red Bank offers Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. They offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. They are open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information, call 732-933-1400.

Marhaba Middle Eastern Restaurant in Lambertville offers Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine that is all made in-house. They are open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. For more information, call 609-397-7777.

Zoe’s Kitchen in Cherry Hill serves traditional Mediterranean food including pita sandwiches, hummus, salads, steak kabobs, Greek chicken marinara, and more. They are open seven days a week from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. For more information, call 856-910-0010.


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