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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.

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.

PETE’S ANGRY BEER RIDE. SATURDAY JUNE 10TH, 2017.

3 Jun

Join me for a 40 mile loop starting and finishing at Angy Erik’s Brewery.

This ride will feature the beautiful back roads of Sussex County with views of fields, dairy farms and mountains in the distance.   I cannot say this is a flat route (I don’t want to make anyone  ANGRY  with me)  The hills we do encounter will be long and gradual.

Some points of interest:   Space Farms Zoo and Museum,  Sussex Airport, Wallkill River Wildlife Refuge,  the pretty  town of Lafayette, and of course the great beer at Angry Erik’s after the ride.

The brewery does not serve food so I recommend bringing your own and keep it in a cooler in your car.

Meet up in the parking lot in the back of the brewery located at 10 Millpond Dr #8, Lafayette Township, NJ 07848.

9:45 meet up with kickstands up at 10:00 am sharp.

 

Ride Stats:

Distance is 40 miles.

No drop ride.  I would like to average 13-15 mph.

Terrain:    Undulating with gradual climbs and long descents.

Heavy rain cancels ride.

Don’t be angry, just bike and drink good beer 😉

 

The Birdman

May 12, 2017 Super Wolf!

5 May

Meet up at Denville Town Clock on Friday, 5/12 at 8:30pm for the SplitRock Super Wolf Classic Ride. It’s a tough ride but the course rewards with plenty of solitude, dirt roads and big hills.   About 20 miles. Bring adequate lights, plenty of snacks & drink.  See you in the heart of the night… Awoooooooooo

WEIRD NEW JERSEY BIKE RIDE. THE HOLY OAK EDITION. APRIL 30TH, 2017.

27 Apr

Let’s Keep New Jersey Weird!  The latest issue of Weird New Jersey has a nice article about the 600 year old White Oak located at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church.  Lifetime member Bill H. informed me that it was cut down this past week.

Let’s take a ride to pay our respects.  While we’re there, let’s welcome the next generation of big trees.  I’ll also show you some other nice trees on route.

This ride will start and finish at the Morristown Green fountain.  We will meet up at 10:45am and leave at 11 sharp.

Ride stats:  No-drop ride will be approx. 23 miles.   Terrain:  Mostly flat.  Pancake flat though the Great Swamp.  A few rollers on the way back.

After the ride the Vegan Pop Up Shop is happening at The Laundromat.  There will be some very good vegan food and specialty drinks.

 

The Birdman.