It’s time for another Weird New Jersey adventure.
Our destination will be The Devils Tomb.
We’ll cycle on some of my favorite roads in the area. Highlights of the route will be: cycling by numerous farms along the route. Pretty Ravine Lake. Jockey Hollow soldiers huts. Woodsy areas with babbling brooks are also on the agenda.
This ride will start and finish at the Morristown Green fountain.
We will meet up at 11:45am and leave at Noon sharp.
Ride stats: No-drop ride will approx. 30 miles.
Terrain: Hilly to downright mountainous in places.
Even though it’s a no drop ride at a social pace, I suggest you ride only if you can handle the hilly distance. There will be many stops and picture opportunities along the way.
After the ride, there are many great food and drink options available.
Bring your camera and sense of adventure.
We had perfect 65 degree weather for our ride. Four of us ventured out to see the Devils Tomb. The ride itself was probably more scary than the tomb itself. It was downright hilly. The pretty back roads and colors of fall made up for it. I think we should do this ride in all seasons. Here are some pics.
Allright!, lets go camping! Stephens State Park in Hackettstown is a nice camp destination. We camped there 3 years ago. From Denville, it’s a beautiful 32 mile ride with mostly quiet roads, some lakes, tunnels, couple of rail trails. Typical rolling terrain with three sizeable ridges. It’s a bit of a tough ride, but you know, we roll easy and always wait up. Bring plenty of water & snacks. Shorter options are available for the ride home. I’d like to arrive at camp with a bit of daylight left, so lets meet up at Denville clocktower at 3:30, rolling at 4. Please bring lights just in case. I’m not planning any car support or firewood drops. Convenience stores, restaurants and liquor stores are close by camp. I think we’ll do fine with found wood around the site, or if needed Hackettstown has a store with firewood bundles. Psyched! Hope you can make it! Heavy steady rain cancels. Let me know if you’re coming. Awooooo! -Dogman
We’ll also pass some other neat cemeteries as well.
I’ll show you a house that made the local paper in 2004. It was being moved and broke down in the middle of the road.
We’ll pass the site of Archies Resale shop. Archie passed away years ago but we’ll see the building from the road. It is private property with no trespassing these days.
This ride will start and finish in front of the Heartly Dodge Memorial Building at 50 Kings rd. Madison. (across from the train station)
Let’s meet up at 7:15pm with kickstands up at 7:30pm
Ride stats: This ride will be approx. 20 miles. Terrain: a few short hills but mostly flat. This is a no drop ride with many stops.
Bring lights and your sense of adventure.
Six wolves left Madison on a very warm night. We enjoyed a number of various cemeteries. pics attached. Awesome lightning storms in the distance and we managed to stay dry. Mary and Dan were super. Food, beer, music and bikes. It don’t get better than that.
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 16th 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.
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.
Monday night June 20, lets meet up near the clock in Grace Lord Park, Boonton about 9pm. Bring lights. We will ride somewhere fun!
Pete’s Smell The Roses Bike Ride
Join me for a 40 mile loop starting in Colonial Park Gardens.
This ride will feature the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden where we will stop and smell the roses.
Meet up at the intersection of Mettlers Road and Colonial Drive at 9:00 am and kickstands up by 9:15 am. There are many parking lots in the park.
We will bike first and then visit the garden after the ride for the festival.
ROSE DAY FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 11, 2016 11am – 5pm Free (Suggested donation)
Colonial Park Gardens annual Rose Day Festival celebrates one of the first signs of summer…Roses in Bloom! In the heart of the park, the Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden displays thousands of many varieties, both modern and of historic significance. Visitors are invited to celebrate and revel in the day by strolling through the gardens, enjoying music and live entertainment, meeting local artisans, and indulging in some great food! Back by popular demand, roses plants will also be for sale. You will be sure to find a fun activity for festival-goers of any age!
Distance is 40 miles.
No drop ride.
Terrain: Fairly flat especially along the D&R canal which is hard packed dirt road ok for skinny tires. Some gently rolling hills after going through Princeton.
Rain cancels ride.
Five of us rode out of Colonial Park and followed the D&R Canal all the way to Princeton. Thanks to Stephanie for showing us a few gems. Loved Princeton and wish we stayed longer but storms were in the forecast, so we kept going. Riding back was much busier than what we were accustomed to on the canal but thankfully we had a nice tailwind that kept us going. Nice views of lavender farms also helped. Before we knew it, we were back at Colonial park and visited the rose garden. Some of us even smelled them too. Here is a link to the pics. Jason also made a really nice video. Thanks for riding.