Recreation Dept. To Host “Discover Rahway” Day & Bike Tour

RAHWAY—The Division of Recreation will host Discover Rahway and the Jane Case Weaver Bike and Walking Tour on Saturday, Sept. 26.  The festivities will include a citywide bike tour that will showcase the numerous trails and wonderful hidden parks both old and new.

This tour will be an opportunity for participants to view the many ecological treasures that Rahway has to offer both residents and visitors.  It is also dedicated in memory and in honor of Jane Case Weaver, daughter of the late Sen. Clifford Case. A lifelong resident of Rahway, Jane was an avid biker and dedicated to promoting nature and the city she loved so much.


For those who wish to travel on foot, there will be a walking tour that will guide visitors through some of the lovely avenues and streets containing stately homes including Victorians and will highlight the richness of living in a growing, vibrant community. Later in the day to further Discover Rahway, there will be an opportunity to enter many of the high quality homes throughout the town during the first ever multi-realtor citywide open-house. Free complete lists will be available at the realtor tent at the train plaza and at participating realtor offices.

Another feature will be the Ethnic Food Festival being held at the Rahway downtown train plaza.  Come and enjoy various Epicurean delights while being entertained by the sounds of Peruvian Andes music and later the fabulous beat of Bad Attitude in concert on the plaza.

Visitors to the plaza may also view The Broken Hearts Memorial, one of the first memorials to the troops of Iraq.

Saturday’s event schedule is as follows:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.—The self-guided Jane Case Weaver Bike Tour kicks off at the Rec Center

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.—The Walking Tours start at the Train Plaza
noon to 5 p.m.—The Ethnic Food Festival at the Rahway Train Plaza

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.—Broken Hearts Memorial

1 to 4 p.m.—The city wide open-houses

5 p.m. on—Outdoor dinning at all downtown restaurants

Sittings for holiday photographs taken by a professional photographer will be available at Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum.  One of New Jersey’s premier 19th century taverns and hotels, restored today to its 1820s appearance, Merchants and Drovers is a new museum of early tavern life and stagecoach transportation, opened to the public.  Sittings are by reservation only.  Contact Alex Shipley, director of museum operations at 1-732-381-0441.

The rain date for Discover Rahway and the Jane Case Weaver Bike and Walking Tour will be Sunday, Sept. 27.  To participate, volunteer or for more information call Joe at 1-732-439-2155 or Matt at 1-908-500-3503.

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