Pedal for Peace – Annual Bike and Walk Event
We are coming together at Saddle River County Park on September 23 at 9:30 am for the Bike and Walk program we organize every year! Free food, music and activities await you at the event, which hosts over 100 participants every year. You can RSVP at the link below.
The “Bike and Walk” program is Peace Islands Institute’s annual celebration of International Peace Day. Consistent with PII’s (Peace Islands Institute) mission of promoting pluralism and connecting people of different cultures and religions, the Bike and Walk program aims to bring people from all walks of life together to promote peace and dialogue. Bike and Walk is a casual biking and hiking event that celebrates the harmony of our diverse community at large in NJ where participants are welcome to join with their family and friends. This program includes an hour-long program with opening and closing remarks by our officials and community leaders.
9:30 AM – Registration: Participants arrive at the registration desk. Please check in with your name and collect your wristband. Follow us on our social media to register for the event – it’s that simple!
10:00 AM – Welcoming: Welcome to all our participants and provide an overview of the day’s activities. Safety instructions and guidelines are explained to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone.
10:15 AM – Bike and Walk Program Start: Participants gather at the starting point for the bike and walk program. The event officially begins, and participants start cycling or walking along the designated route which is around the pond.
11:00 AM – Raffle, Live Music, and Snacks: A designated area is set up for the raffle draw. Live music performances entertain participants and spectators. Snacks and refreshments are provided for everyone to enjoy.
12:00 PM – Closing: The event comes to an end. Organizers deliver closing remarks, thanking participants, volunteers, and sponsors for their support
In Partnership with Embrace Relief and Sweatcoin!
It is exciting for us to come together with thousands of people from all over the world with SweatCoin, as well as physical participants at this event. Thanks to Embrace Relief, SweatCoin, and Bergen County Sheriff’s Office who collaborated on our campaign!
What is the “Bike and Walk” Program?
Peace Islands Institute (PII) is organizing an event on September 23rd in observance of International Peace Day. “Pedal for Peace” is a casual bike and walk event that celebrates the harmonious diverse setting of our community at large in NJ bringing people together to promote peace, dialogue, and friendship where participants are welcomed to join with their family and friends for forty-five minutes of biking and walking as well as live stage performances, food, and even a raffle!
International Peace Day is observed around the world each year on September 21st. Established by the United Nations in 1981, International Peace Day is dedicated to world peace and specifically the sustainable absence of war and violence. The 2023 theme for International Peace Day is “Actions for Peace: Our ambition for the #GlobalGoals. A world where we individually and collectively help to foster peace. A world in which we can truly be at peace.
About Peace Islands Institute (PII):
Peace Islands Institute (PII) has been actively serving to promote peace, dialogue, friendship, integrity, mutual understanding, and respect against the social problems preventing peace such as hate, racism, xenophobia, ignorance, and many other issues since its establishment by organizing educational, interfaith, intercultural programs, panels/luncheons, art and essay contest and relief efforts.
PII envisions a world becoming an island of peace in the ocean of our universe; a community in which people from all walks of life interact with each other and cooperate to serve their communities, thereby strengthening civil society and promoting the development of human values.
What are the goals of this event?
• Bring our community together in a family-friendly, hospitable, and safe setting to promote togetherness and conversation.
• Foster conversation and discourse to start, rekindle, and continue friendships and peace.
• Recognize International Peace Day and celebrate its ideals of promoting peace and unity across the world.
• Encourage community members to come out and participate in healthy and enjoyable group activities.