November 11th, 2017. Bicycle/Beer Ride.

22 Oct

This year will be the 7th year of the Bicycle/Beer Ride.

Let’s meet up at the Denville clock towerat noon and plan on starting at 12:15pm sharp.

Our route will take us through the Rockaway Valley where we might get lucky and see some llamas.  Fayson lakes is also a nice treat with beautiful views of fall foliage reflecting off the Butler reservoir..

The destination will be the High Point Brewery (14 miles one way). We’ll enjoy samples of their seasonal Winter Wheat beer. Brewery opens at 2 and there will be a tour starting at 3pm.

After we sample and then load up with beer (I’m talking about loading up the panniers ;), we’ll cycle back with more beautiful views of the Boonton Reservoirs and Pyramid Mountain.

This will be a casual pace and a no drop ride. I will offer some challenges to anybody who wants a workout. They do not sell food but in the past there have been food vendors. Also, there is a main street in town where you can most likely find something to munch on.

Maybe bring some snacks to keep you fueled.

This is an open event, so please share it with anybody that might be interested.

Bring lights and let’s ride!

 

Pete K

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PETE’S “SHORE THING” BIKE RIDE. SATURDAY OCTOBER 7TH, 2017.

20 Sep

Join me for a 40 mile ride down the Jersey Shore.  This ride will start with The Henry Hudson Bike Trail.  This will offer us many miles with nice views of the Sandy Hook Bay, ocean, Verrazano Bridge and New York skyline.

Once at Sandy Hook, we’ll cycle the bike path all the way to the end of this peninsula.   Bring a camera!  If it’s not too cold, bring a bathing suit if you want to go for a quick dip.

On our way back, we’ll stop at Carton Brewery for a pint of their amazing beer.  There will also be food options in this area.

Meet up in the parking lot at Oakshades Park located at  30 Gerard Ave, Aberdeen Township, NJ 07747.  Parking lot is located at the corner of Gerard Ave and Broadway.

9:45 meet up with kickstands up at 10:00 am sharp.  I will be driving to the location with 2 wolves.  If anybody else wants to carpool, reach out to me.  I plan on leaving Morristown area 8:30.

 

Ride Stats:

Distance is 40 miles.

No drop ride.  I would like to average 13 mph.

Terrain:    Mostly flat with a few hills in the Highlands area.

Heavy rain cancels ride.

 

The Birdman

Ride Recap:

Now that was a fun ride.  The path was great except for the many stop signs at road crossings.  Thankfully most drivers yielded to us.  We were detoured up the hills of the Highlands because the path was having work done.  It was a tough battle but well worth it.  The views were amazing.  The wind picked up a bit at Sandy Hook but it actually felt good since it was as warm as a Summers day.  The ride back was much easier since we figured out how to avoid the hills on the path.  Carton beer hit the spot.   It was a long day and I loved every minute of it.  Here are some pics.

 

Get STOKED on Bikepacking with Marty’s Reliable Cycle! Hackettstown, NJ, Sat Oct 14 – Sun Oct 15, 2017

8 Sep

Lifetime member Doug P will ride this bikepacking trip.  Check it out.

https://www.bikereg.com/martys-get-stoked-on-bikepacking-weekend

 

Rollin on the River Campout. August 26th-27th.

9 Aug

It’s still the wolf days of summer, so join me for a camping trip before it ends.   We will be riding along some of my favorite cycling roads in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  We’ll explore some quiet back roads of Morris, Sussex, and Warren and Northampton counties with views of farms and cornfields, many old mills, water wheels, tunnels and viaducts.  We might even ride part of the Paulinskill trail for a few miles.  We’ll take a break at Brook Hollow Winery and sample the most refreshing Merlot slushy.

Walking over a pedestrian only bridge as we cross the Delaware River is also a special treat.

Our destination will be the Driftstone campsite.  This is a private campground with a swimming pool and river access.

The ride back will be just as scenic.  It will start with a short climb and then a breakfast stop in Belvidere.  There will be plenty of sights to be seen.  We’ll check out some old gas stations, river powered generators, big trees and some more quiet back roads where the corn will be tall  ready for harvest.

Ride will be approx. 50 miles each way.
This ride is self-supported.  If anybody is interested in being car support, contact me.

Meet up at the clock tower in Denville at 8:45am with kickstands up at 9 sharp.

Birdman for three.

Ride Recap:

Great weekend ride!   It was nice to bond with the wolves.  You guys are like family.  Here are a bunch of pics.

New Moon on Monday Ride. August 21st, 2017. 80’s Themed Meatless Monday Bicycle Ride To Carmel Haifa.

6 Aug

Join me for a 7 mile bike ride from Morristown Green to Carmel Haifa and back.

We will meet up at the Morristown Green Fountain at 6:15 pm with kickstands up by 6:30 pm.

This ride will feature a fun bicycle ride with an 80’s Theme.  I will provide music.  Dressing up is optional but encouraged.  Not eating meat is also optional but encouraged.

Ride Stats:

Distance is 7 miles.

Easy social pace.  No drop ride.

Terrain:  Mostly flat with a short hill.  Paved road.

July 15th, 2017 Werewolf Ride. Fireworks Edition.

7 Jul

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It’s that time of year again. If you haven’t already had your fill of fireworks this year, you should join me for a ride to see the best!

We will be taking a bike ride to the Berkeley Heights Firework. Let’s meet up at the Morristown Green on Saturday, July 15th at 7:45 with kickstands up at 8pm. The planned route will go through some very nice back roads of the Great Swamp (13 miles one way).

On arrival, we will WALK OUR BIKES together as a group and pay the admission together at the main entry gate.  $15/person.

We will arrive at approximately 9pm, which gives us plenty of time to chow down on some greasy carnival food, visit the beer tent for a pint or two, and even take a ride on the tilt-a-whirl. Fireworks start at 11pm and last almost an hour.

On the ride back, we will have the Swamp roads all to ourselves.  Expect to finish at the Green around 1:30am.

I’m not promoting this, but when we return to the Green, some of the wild wolves have been known to take a dip in the fountain to cool off.

Even though it’s summer, I think this is the coolest ride of the year, so don’t miss it.

Note:  This is also a BikeWalkTown event.  As usual, all rules of the road must be followed.

Bring lights and let’s ride safely.   Renegade cycling is frowned upon!

 

 

Bird is the word.

JULY 4TH, 2017. DENVILLE FIREWORKS FROM HAWKWATCH.

28 Jun

The Denville fireworks are a sight to see.  How about we view them from Hawkwatch?  Bring some food and beverage of your choice and lights of course.  28 miles or so.

Meet up at the Denville clock tower at 7:30.  See you there.  Awoooooooo!

P.S.  Save the date for July 15th for the Berkeley Heights fireworks leaving from Morristown.  I’ll post a write up later.

Birdman for three!

Recap:

6 wolves enjoyed a perfect night of fireworks.  It was a bit rough on some of those unpaved backroads but we made it.  We saw fireworks from what appeared to be a dozen towns including New York’s.  The mosquitoes did have a feast of sweaty cyclist blood.  I’ll make a note to bring replant for the next one.  Here are some pics.  They don’t do it justice.