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Offline bent4me

Circling nj
« on: December 05, 2006, 05:12:15 pm »
I am looking for map info to tour the circumference of NJ.  Preferable self contained with occassional motels.  All info appreciated

Offline litespeed

Circling nj
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 12:05:13 pm »
Google "bicycling new jersey". There is a ton of stuff available. I recommend US9 from Cape May to South Amboy or at least to Toms River. The southern portion below Toms River is great cycling with big shoulders and plenty of facilities. You can avoid the Newark area by taking the ferry from South Amboy to 34th St. in Manhattan, going up Broadway (Easy. Just get in the bus lane and hammer) to the George Washington Bridge and crossing over to 9W - a good cycling road with little traffic. There is a bicycle trail on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River in the Frenchtown/Trenton/Phila. area. Brace yourself for some fairly tough climbing in the Greenwood Lake (on the NY line) area and along the upper Delaware River. New Jersey is a fine bicycling state. You'll have a fine trip.

Offline JayH

Circling nj
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2006, 10:17:30 am »
I didn't see any maps, cue sheets or even finishers, but have you looked at this club yet:

The Perimeter Bicycling Club, they do have a message board too...


Offline zowie

Circling nj
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2007, 04:08:45 am »
Litespeed - Did you actually ride Rt 9 all that way?  I see on the map part of rt 9 is actually the Garden State Parkway around New Gretna.

This message was edited by zowie on 2-16-07 @ 12:15 AM

Offline litespeed

Circling nj
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2007, 09:48:15 am »
I don't recall riding the Garden State Parkway near Gretna or how I got across the Mullica river there. I might have ridden the shoulder of the Parkway for the 2 miles or there might be another  bridge. I don't really remember but I don't recall any problems there. I did ride 9 all the way from Cape May to South Amboy where I got the ferry to Manhattan. It gradually turns into a freeway after Toms Ferry but is perfectly rideable. I recommend this route all the time.

Offline razor

Circling nj
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2007, 12:05:13 am »
 Hi bent4me,
The Adventure Cycling map for the east coast shows a pretty good route from Port Jarvis south, but after the route crosses back to NJ don'tcross back to PA to use our canal path I am sad to say due the recent floods we have had they are in terrible shape at best and sections are closed because you can't even ride them with a mountain bike.
     Have fun on your trip; Razor


Offline zowie

Circling nj
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2007, 12:11:54 pm »