Pete’s Smell The Roses Bike Ride. June 11, 2016

31 May

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.

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!


Ride Stats:

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.

Ride Recap:

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.


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