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Bergen County’s Ridgewood commuter group bikes to work in NYC.

Rob Kotch, organizes a group of bike riding commuters every morning from New Jersey into New York City. The commute is about 25 miles each day. The bicyclists meet up in Glenrock, NJ around 6:15 each morning and are on the road by 6:30am to make their way over to work in New York City.

The group bikes on back-roads that are parallel to route 4 in order to beat and avoid morning traffic. Kotch himself has been doing this commute for 12 years.

Recently, there have been a couple of accidents involving bikers being hit by motor vehicles. Michael Hughes, a championship racer has been involved in a few accidents. Hughes said that he has been rushed to the hospital a couple of times after getting hit while on the road. “For me, I got hit twice by a car. Fortunately, it was nothing serious. Just a little banged up.” He said.

As dangerous as this commute seems, these bikers are tackling America’s biggest problems; obesity, pollution, and the economy.

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