Dedicated to the memory of David Hassine - the originator of this weekly bike ride list.
Weekly Bike Rides - December 5 through December 11, 2016
Webpage changes; JSTS Ride Schedule is now embedded below Main Schedule
- The Dorbrook Park 9:00 Sunday rides have been suspended for the winter. The Dorbrook Park 9:00 Saturday ride continues through the winter.
- The JSTS Frostbite Series rides continue thru all the December weekends.
- Please send any updates of this weekly schedule to your webmaster and Patrick McMillan who sends out the email list version of this schedule.
||9:00 am||Manasquan Reservoir||Independent Pick-Up Ride||A||50+/-||flat/rolling||no drop||
||Dec 9||9:00 am||Manasquan Reservoir||Independent Pick-Up Ride
|Saturday||Dec 10||7:30 am||Holmdel Park Entrance||Independent Pick-Up Ride||A+||?||flat/rolling||no drop||coltsneckride Yahoo group|
|Saturday||Dec 10||9:00 am||Dorbrook Park||Independent Pick-Up
||A/A-||50+/-||flat/rolling||no drop||Chuck Allison|
|Sunday||Dec 11||7:30 am||Holmdel Park Entrance||Independent Pick-Up Ride||A+||55+/-||flat/rolling||no drop||coltsneckride Yahoo group|
|Sunday||Dec 11||9:00 am||Allenwood School||ABC Club Ride||A/B||50+/-||flat/rolling||no drop||Doug Mitchell 732-528-7198|
REMINDERS: When riding in a paceline, it is vitally important for the rider(s) Up Front to point out road hazards and all others to relay the information. Cooperation and courtesy among us and with motorists, regardless of provocation, are key to our safety on the road.
Starting Location List:
Allenwood - Allenwood School
Brookdale - Brookdale Community College, Lot #1, Lincroft
Colts Neck - Colts Neck Municipal Bldg (Heritage Lane)
Dorbrook Park - Main entrance north of 537, parking lot by basketball courts
Holmdel Park - Holmdel Park, Lower parking lot
Freehold Y - Freehold Township YMCA/ Opatut Park
Allaire - Allaire State Park: From the Garden State Parkway take exit 98. Follow the exit ramp to Rt 34 South. Make the first right (at a light) onto Allenwood Rd. Turn right into Park entrance.
Clayton Park: on Emley's Hill Rd near Imlaystown. From I-195, Exit 11 turn south on Hightstown-Imlaystown Rd. Go ½ mile then left on Rt 526 (if you get to route 524 you went the wrong way) and make immediate right onto Imlaystown-Davis Station Rd. Go 1 mile then left on Emley's Hill Rd (no sign, Emley’s Hill church on corner). The parking lot is ½ mile on the left.
Manasquan Reservoir Recreation Area - MAP
Directions: DeLorme p. 50 A-6. The Manasquan Reservoir is located on Windeler Road in Howell Township. Exit 98 on the Garden State Parkway and follow signs to I-195 West. Take I-195 west for about 7.0 miles to Exit 28B (Route 9 North). Go north on Route 9 for about 0.3 miles and turn right onto Georgia Tavern Road. Go 0.4 miles and turn right onto Windeler Road. The park entrance will be about 1.6 miles on the left. The park is open from 8 AM to sunset. Picnic and restroom facilities are available.
Manasquan Reservoir Chestnut Point Area
Follow the above directions to get to Georgia Tavern Road and Windeler Road. Stay on Georgia Tavern Road and continue 0.9 miles to the entrance to the Chestnut Point area on the right.
Mercer County Park, East Picnic Area Parking:
•From Exit 8 (Hightstown) of NJ Turnpike: Go east on Rt 33 for 0.4 miles then west on Rt 133. After 3.4 miles, take Rt 571 west. After 0.4 miles go left on Rt 535 [Old Trenton Rd]. After 3.4 miles, turn right on Rt 526 [Edinburg Rd]. Park entrance is 0.2 miles on left. Go to East Picnic Parking on left 0.1 miles from entrance.
•From Brookdale, exit right on Phalanx Rd for 3.3 miles. Go left (south) on Route 34 for 0.8 miles. Go right (west) on Route 537 for about 7 miles. Bear right on Route 33 ( do not turn on business 33 [Park Ave] for about 11 miles. Go right on Rt 133 (next road after Probasco). After 3.4 miles, take Rt 571 west. After 0.4 miles go left on Rt 535 [Old Trenton Rd]. After 3.4 miles, turn right on Rt 526 [Edinburg Rd]. Park entrance is 0.2 miles on left. Go to East Picnic Parking on left 0.1 miles from entrance.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park: on Old (Business) NJ Rt 33 in Manalapan, 1.6 miles west of US Rt 9 in Freehold.
Michael Tighe Park - Michael J Tighe Memorial Park is on Georgia Rd in Freehold Twp. From US Rte 9, south of Freehold, go west about 1 mile on Rte 524 and turn south on Georgia Road (signs point to Turkey Swamp Park). Go about 1/2 mile on Georgia Road and the entrance to Tighe Park is on the left.
Thompson Park, Jamesburg - MAP - on Forsgate Dr in Jamesburg. From the East on Rt 522, turn left at Rt 612 entering Jamesburg, cross Railroad and park is first turn on left. From NJ Turnpike, Exit 8A, go east on Rt 612/Forsgate Dr. Park is on right just before Railroad.
Paceline: All listed rides are paceline rides and require appropriate paceline skills or genuine willingness to learn.
A = 18-19mph A+ = 19-20mph A++ = 20-21+mph: Final overall average speed expected based on calm/light wind conditions and flat terrain. Headwinds, hilly terrain, and/or winter conditions will reduce these averages accordingly. FYI, consistent rolling speed for most of the ride is approximately 3mph faster than the final overall average speed.
No Drop Rides: Riders will generally not be dropped unless consistently unable to maintain group's rolling pace on the flats. Riders will soft pedal to regroup after hills, sprints, and intervals. Ride will stop to wait for most
Drop rides: Except for quick mechanicals, riders unable to maintain group pace at all times will generally be dropped.
Club rides subject you to the rules and regulations of the sponsoring club. Membership and/or liability waiver is required. Helmets are mandatory. Aero bars use is prohibited on ABC rides and discouraged on all other group rides.
Independent Pick-Up Rides:
These rides are neither sponsored nor sanctioned by any particular club. Leader names are listed for contact information only and there is no liability assumed by anyone. Helmet use is required and aero bars usage is prohibited on all group rides.
Ongoing Bike Events:
2015 Bike Events:
ABC Atlantic Bicycle Club rides and info.
Garden State Velodrome Races at Wall Stadium
http://www.suburbancyclists.org A web site that lists local events (click on non-scu calendar at left)
http://www.jsts.us/rideschedule.asp JSTS Ride Schedule
Year-Rounder Century Challenge: The UltraMarathon Cycling Association is introducing a new program: The Year-Rounder Century Challenge – to encourage riders to ride (at least) a century every month. See: http://www.ultracycling.com/standings/umcrules.html
The RBA Group was asked to examine bicycle access on the new Route 36 bridge over the Navesink River and is seeking input from experienced bicyclists familiar with the current traffic pattern in and around Sandy Hook. Contact Bill Feldman 973-898-0300, ext. 209
Deer hunting in Monmouth county parks; see http://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?ID=2771 for details and maps of hunting areas.
Upper Freehold residents upset at bikers: http://examiner.gmnews.com/news/2004/0311/Front_Page/009.html
NJ State Biking Laws: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/bike/regulations.shtm
Great site for New Jersey Roads: http://njbikemap.com/ .
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