Short Bike Rides in New Jersey Guide Book

by Robert Santelli (The Globe Pequot Press)
Short Bike Rides in New Jersey  by Robert Santelli

192pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762702117

A guide to 30 rides, each under 25 miles long, to every corner of NJ, from the rolling hills of the north to the undeveloped Pine Barrens in the south.

© Robert Santelli/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 32.
... Preview: Allaire State Park is yet another one of those state parks that you will want to spend some time in, either before or after you complete this bicycle tour. There is much to see and do here. Although t ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Farmingdale, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: Located in upper Cape May County, Belleplain State Forest is a sprawling 11,000-acre preserve of pine and other indigenous trees that shows natural New Jersey at its best. During spring, summer, and f ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Belleplain, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.1
... Preview: Too often, historic Cape May Court House is overlooked by vacationers and bicyclists eager to get to Cape May, one of the south Jersey Shore's prime destinations. Cape May Court House is less of a tou ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Cape May, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11.5
... Preview: The Cape May area has more than Victorian charm to lure bicyclists and other tourists. On the outskirts of the town, and in Cape May Point, there is much to see and do. The ideal way to explore the Ca ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Cape May, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: There are a few cycling areas in Middlesex County. Middlesex is a crossroads county; many of the state's major highways, including 9, and 18, intersect one another here. And recent development, both r ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Matawan, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: The city of Bridgeton might not be a major tourist attraction in New Jersey, due, in part, to its rather remote setting in the southwest corner of the state. Yet it contains the largest historic distr ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Bridgeton, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23.3
... Preview: Sometimes it is difficult to believe that the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is actually a part of New Jersey. The rich mountain landscapes; the cool, crisp air; the thick forests; and th ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Layton, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11.4
... Preview: Talk about birds! More than 250 species of them visit the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, formerly the Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge, each year. You don't have to be an avid bird-wat ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Oceanville, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: Flemington quickly became a tourist and shopping attraction. At present the town is bursting with outlet stores and boutiques that attract visitors from all over the New York-New Jersey metropolitan a ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Flemington, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: The Great Swamp Natural Wildlife Refuge is a delicate ecological preserve nestled in the southeast corner of Morris County. It's the end result of a huge glacial lake that covered areas of Morris and ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
New Vernon, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16.6
... Preview: Don't let the number of miles fool you. This is a short tour, but it's also a strenuous one. There are a number of tough hills on Ocean Boulevard, but the sweeping vistas at Mt. Mitchill and other poi ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Atlantic Highlands, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Holmdel is a large, semirural community located in upper Monmouth County. Home of the PNC Arts Center, Bell Labs, sprawling parks, million-dollar homes, and long, winding country roads, Holmdel can be ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Holmdel, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 12.9
... Preview: The thin stretch of barrier beach that is Island Beach State Park is, perhaps, the prettiest part of the entire New Jersey Shore. It is made up of miles of unspoiled sandy beaches; delicate, shifting ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Seaside Park, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16.2
... Preview: Lambertville, like its sister town New Hope, is filled with antiques shops and art galleries, cafes and boutiques, restored rowhouses and riverfront recreation. New Hope, located just across the Delaw ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Lambertville, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: Long Beach Island is one of the Jersey Shore's most popular vacation spots. A skinny stretch of island 4 miles off Ocean County's coast, Long Beach Island has beautiful beaches, rows of well-kept summ ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Ship Bottom, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: The South Loop tour of Long Beach Island takes in the bottom half of the island. You'll pass through the towns of Ship Bottom, Brant Beach, and Beach Haven. Unlike the North Loop tour, you won't ride ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Ship Bottom, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.1
... Preview: Before you do any cycling, make be certain first to spend some time in the Monmouth Battlefield State Park visitor center. Since Monmouth Battlefield is one of New Jersey's newer state parks, the faci ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Freehold, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8.7
... Preview: The town of Rumson and the Navesink River area of Middletown area two of the prettiest and wealthiest parts of the North Jersey Shore; million-dollar mansions are not uncommon. The proximity to New ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Rumson, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 11.7
... Preview: The Old Mine Road Run is a sister tour of the Delaware Water Gap tour. Both are located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Both are particularly scenic rides along the Delaware River. ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Columbia, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 24
... Preview: Like the Ringwood Roundabout, this tour also originates at Ringwood Plaza. Although the ride contains some hills, they are not the reason Ringwood Ramble is judged "difficult." The rating has to do wi ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Ringwood, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20

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