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.
Save the date. I’ll be leading a pre party bike ride around Morristown. Meet me at the fountain on the Green at 4:00pm. After ride we’ll go to Sona 13 for the Party 5-9pm. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. More details to come.
13 South St, Morristown, NJ
We will be in the basement bar for this
Pre-party bike ride with Bike Walk Townie Pete K. Bring a lock if you ride over! Pete’s ride is 8 miles long and meets at the fountain at the Morristown Green at 4pm.
Each ticket includs a New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale.
Thanks to our party sponsor, the Grapeful Palate for supporting this event and biking and walking year round.
Sona Thirteen will be offering Happy Hour food specials you can order and beer specials.
Bonus: every ticket comes with a Bike Walk Town 2016 membership, which shows everyone you are someone cool who cares about biking and walking and at the same time gets you some good deals at local bike-and-walk-friendly businesses.
Giveaways: We have some good ones!
Advance tickets: http://bit.ly/BikesBandsBeer2016
Bill’s Clinton Road Ride.
Lifetime member Bill H. suggested we take a bike ride on Clinton Rd. on the next full moon.
Clinton Road has been in many Weird New Jersey issues and is considered one scary place to ride at night. Bill may even take us by a castle in the woods.
I’ve biked it many times during the day and loved it. I’ve never tried it in after the sun sets.
Let’s meet up at the Grasshopper Irish Pub at 7:15 with kickstands up at 7:30.
It’s located at 2891 NJ-23, Newfoundland, NJ 07435. I believe there is also a vacant parking lot next to it.
Ride stats: This ride will be approx. 20 miles. This is a no drop ride with many stops.
Bring lights and your sense of adventure.
Ride Recap: 6 of us rode all the way to the end of Clinton road and back. It was a light drizzle which progressed to a steady rain. We stopped for a short beef jerky break with a nice view of the lake. It was not too spooky but we all noticed a guy with dreadlocks walking on the side of the road with a bottle. Maybe a ghost? We will come back and do an extended version of this ride. Bill will lead😉 Here are some pics and video of the ride. Thanks Dan for some of the pics. Keeping it tire side down. Awwwoooooooo!