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2018

          Notices of upcoming Events posted as they are brought to our attention.



 

FIFTEENTH ANNUAL WEST WINDSOR BIKEFEST   SATURDAY, MAY 26  (RAIN DATE IS SUNDAY, MAY 27)

  

LOCATION: West Windsor Community Park, Route 571, West Windsor

 

START TIMES: 40 Mile Ride - Registration 7:30 am - Start @ 8:00 am (FOR EXPERIENCED ADULT CYCLISTS ONLY) 

To register go to:   http://www.wwparks-recreation.com/

20 Mile Ride - Registration 8:30 am - Start @ 9:00 am (FOR EXPERIENCED CYCLISTS ONLY)

11 Mile In Town Tour - Registration 9:30 am - Start @ 10:00 am     7 Mile “Trolley Line Trail” Ride – Registration 10:00 am – Start @ 10:30 am (RIDE ALONG THE PSE&G RIGHT OF WAY TRAIL)

1.5 Mile “In Park” Ride – Ongoing Registration starts 10:15 am - Staggered starts @ 10:45 am   (RIDE NEW SECTIONS OF PARK TRAIL - CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)   Bike Safety Rodeo - will be held from 9:30 -11:00 AM; 

COST: Pre-Registration Fee (By May 11 Includes a t-shirt) $20.00 for ages 13 & up; $10.00 under 13       Registration Fee (After May 11 T-Shirt if available) $25.00 for ages 13 & up; $15.00 under 13 

NEW THIS YEAR: All fees include route markings, cue sheets & maps, food & water stops, post ride party including lunch, and DJ entertainment.

TO REGISTER: Complete the form below and return it with your non-refundable registration fee made payable to “West Windsor Recreation”, P.O. Box 38, West Windsor, NJ 08550.

RAIN DATE: Sunday, May 27 (for inclement weather call 799-6141 for a recorded message)

Due to the inherent risks involved in bicycle riding, all participants MUST wear an approved helmet while riding.   Participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Velo-Valley Vistas Charity Ride – May 27

The Lehigh Wheelmen invite you to participate in the second annual Velo-Valley Vistas Charity Ride on Sunday May 27th.  A variety of routes from 25 to 104 miles will begin at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center velodrome and follow scenic roads to the beautiful Hawk Valley.  One hundred percent of net proceeds will be divided between two of our favorite cycling charities:  Community Bike Works and World Bicycle Relief.  Additional cycling opportunities will be offered on May 25th, 26th and 28th.  Visit http://tinyurl.com/lwa-vvv-details for details and links to registration.  7:00 am start/$45-$55



Wildwood Weekend – Limited Space available

Limited space left. Three days of biking June 1 - 3 from Wildwood to Stone Harbor or Avalon and around Cape May.  C leader Pat Van Hise. C+ leader Judy Fisher. Two nights double occupancy, two full breakfasts, dinner Saturday evening $145 pp.  (Single supplement $35.) For more information call 609-915-6656. To sign up send $50 deposit pp to Windward Motel 5200 Ocean Ave Wildwood NJ 08260.

Thank you,

Pat Van Hise


2018 Tour de Cure: Garden State, June 2, 2018

 

Many Roads. One Purpose.

The Tour de Cure is an event where no matter what road you take, you will be joining thousands of people from around the country who have the same passion as you to fight diabetes and its burdens.

All riders, runners and walkers will be treated to lunch and a fantastic celebration party for all to enjoy.

The Tour de Cure is bigger and better than ever with options for everyone.

Link: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?pg=entry&fr_id=12304

 


Farmland Ride Sunday June 10, 2018

Bicycle through Hunterdon County’s most picturesque farmlands and rolling hills. Three Picturesque and Scenic Rides:

15-mile, moderate rolling hills
• 30-mile, moderately-challenging
• 60-mile, challenging

Routes are marked and fully supported
• Rest stops with snacks, drinks, and fruit
• Enjoy an awesome lunch after the ride

Rides begin and end at the Flemington Jewish Community Center

Registration on day of ride opens at 7:00 a.m.

Click here to register!


June 10–14, 2018  Sojourn Series The Rail-trail Adventure of a Lifetime

 

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) sojourns are unforgettable adventures on some of America’s most spectacular rail-trails. Sojourns explore the majestic landscapes, charming communities and iconic sites of their host states in a truly immersive and exhilarating way: by bicycle. For riders of all ages and skill levels—from the young to the young at heart, aficionados to first-timers, families to freewheelers—these tours are where memories and bonds are made. 

Plus, sojourns are so much more than great rides! They’re powerful “trail-building tools” that highlight the tremendous impact of long-distance trail routes and connected networks. Each ride—and every rider—make a difference.

Be a part of this fun, incredible and impactful 5 Day trail ride by joining us on the 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn!

 

https://www.railstotrails.org/experience-trails/sojourns/

Sunday, June 10, 2018 -  French Creek Iron Tour

 www.irontour.org
Scenic cycling through historic iron furnace territory to benefit open space preservation.  Seven courses:  11 - 100 miles.  Hilly.  Lunch, SAG and well-supplied rest stops included.


Princeton Ciclovia

June 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Free

The 3rd annual Princeton Ciclovia is a family friendly Open Streets event, which is being held on Quaker Road, between Province Line Road and Mercer Street.  The road will be closed to motor vehicles, and open for biking, walking, running, skating, and other activities. The Updike Farmhouse will be open for tours.  Parking is available at the Friends School.  Quaker Road is also accessible from Nassau Park Blvd, Province Line Road, and from the D&R Canal tow path.  The event is free and open to the public.

http://princetonnj.gov/bicycle.html


SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018

8TH ANNUAL LONG TRAIL CENTURY RIDE TO BENEFIT VERMONT ADAPTIVE SKI AND SPORTS

The Long Trail Century Ride is an event established through a partnership of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and title sponsor Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners, plus Killington Resort, the Lookout Tavern, and many local businesses in the Killington region. The goal of the annual event is to enjoy the beauty of Vermont through cycling all while raising funds for the state’s largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to people with disabilities.

This one-day event is held in a beautiful setting and even though it’s in Vermont, the hills are not very challenging.  Come for the ride and the celebration at the Long Trail Brewery, which follows and stay a few extra days to hike the mountains on the nearby Long Trail.  Contact Dave Speis –  therave@verizon.net for additional information

http://www.longtrailcenturyride.com/


SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018 - 4TH ANNUAL SPELLBOUND CENTURY RIDE
The 4th annual Spellbound Century road bike event takes place in Burlington County, NJ where you ride along scenic roads by local horse farms and various terrains. It starts from Spellbound Brewing in historic Mount Holly, NJ. 
http://rancocasnaturecenter.org/spellbound-century.html

Doublecross – Delaware Doublecross Metric Century Saturday, July 7, 2018
Registration open from 7 am - 9 am
No Mass start—SAG support begins at 8 am
Rest stops and SAG support until 3 pm
Start/Finish at Smyrna High School
500 Duck Creek Parkway, Smyrna, DE 19977
Major Ride Director: Glenn Nichols doublecross@whiteclaybicycleclub.org
Two routes are provided, each 31 miles in length for a total of 62 miles.
This metric century ride is laid out in a figure eight pattern, beginning and ending at Smyrna High School, in Smyrna. First head east and enjoy a 31 mile loop taking you to Woodland Beach on the Delaware Bay, passing thru Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and the fishing town of Leipsic, DE before you return to Smyrna to complete your 31 mile ride or enjoy a brief rest before departing for the second half of your metric century, heading west to Millington, MD. This 31 mile loop will take you through the Millington Wildlife Demonstration Area and the Blackiston Wildlife Area along the way back to the start in Smyrna. When you return to Smyrna you will have DOUBLECROSSED Delaware!

ShoreFire – Shorefire Imperial Century Saturday, August 25, 2018
Registration open from 7 am – 9 am  
No Mass start – SAG support begins at 8 am
Rest stops and SAG support until 5 pm  
Start/Finish at Middletown High School 120 Silver Lake Road, Middletown, DE 19709  Major


SOURLAND SPECTACULAR - SEPTEMBER 8

"The Sourland Spectacular starts Sept. 8th from the Otto Kaufman Center, (OKC) 356 Skillman Rd. Skillman NJ. Parking is at Montgomery High School across the street. Rides are 5, 27, 35, 52 and 65 miles in length with enough hills to get over and keep it interesting. Snacks, water and toilets are available at rest stops along the the routes. Schedule your ride to get back to OKC around 11AM-1PM for a delicious truck lunch that is served after the ride along with a homemade ice cream sundae.

Cue sheets will be available online and road arrows will mark the scenic routes through the quiet roads of the Sourland region. Visit the website http://www.sourlandspectacular.com/ for more information and registration.

The Sourland Spectacular is a fund raiser for the Sourland Conservancy.

The mission of the Sourland Conservancy is to protect, promote and preserve the unique character of the Sourland Mountain region, a 90-square mile region that comprises the largest contiguous forest in central New Jersey."



September 8 - Get in Gear


September 30, 2018

The Climb the Gunks for MS Gran Fondo is a fun and challenging event with the purpose of benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Every member of our team donates their time and energy to benefit those who suffer with MS. 100% of the net proceeds of this event will go to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Since this is the event’s inaugural year, the event will be limited to 250 cyclists.
In addition to the registration fee, all cyclists are requested to fundraiser or donate a minimum of $50 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
This ride starts in Bloomingburg, NY and takes place on the Shawangunk Mountain Range. Referred to affectionately as the "Gunks," this region offers an experience of great variety and beauty. And challenging climbs!
There are 3 routes for this event: The Gran Fondo, the Medio Difficile Fondo and the Medio Fondo. There is no Piccolo (small) Fondo since the least difficult of these 3 routes averages 100’ per mile. There are no small or easy rides on the Shawangunk Mountain Range. To view all 3 routes:
https://rwgps-embeds.com/embeds?type=event&eventId=47919&title=Climb%20the%20Gunks%20for%20MS%20Gran%20Fondo&sampleGraph=true
Along the routes there will be fully stocked rest stop(s) with bathrooms and SAG vehicles. At the finish there will be a full meal and assorted beverages.
The Gran Fondo will have 5 timed sections. The longest segment is over 1800’ of climbing and 5.1 miles in length. The two Medio Fondos have timed section(s).
If interested, please go to our website for further info: http://climbthegunksformsgranfondo.org