Touring - Somerset, Hunterdon NJ route
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11-13-07, 10:53 AM
(Apologies for cross-posting (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=361755), I'm not getting any response in the regional forums.)
I'll be riding next week in Hunterdon and Somerset couties in NJ:
The route comments I get from BF are very useful, so I'm looking to get some feedback on these roads, from Lawrenceville to Bernardsville. The route isn't set in stone (it'll depend on where I find a place to stay for the night), it's pretty close.
Thanks! I appreciate any bits of imformation people might have, even if it's just a road here or there.
11-21-07, 09:44 PM
I'm sure you're aware of: http://www.njbikemap.com/
Not the most user-friendly format, but I've found it to be quite informative and accurate. I live just North your route, but I'm not familiar with roads south of I-78.
By the way, your link doesn't seem to work. And searching your username on bikely.com, I can't find the route you're referencing.
EDIT: Oh, someone else mentioned njbikemap.com in your other thread! Still, it gives a pretty good idea about elevations and safety.
I don't know if this will help but here is a link to a list of rides in NJ (http://www.biketouringtips.com/showTipComments.php?tipID=228).
11-22-07, 07:17 AM
I don't know if this will help you. I'm using Microsoft Streets and Trips on my laptop and I've come across a route that might help you since you haven't had a response. I'm actually down in Mississippi but I thought that I would help a fellow tourist out.
0.0 Depart Lawrenceville on US-206 [Lawrenceville Rd] (North-East) 1.3 mi
1.3 Keep RIGHT onto Fackler Rd 0.8 mi
2.1 Turn LEFT (North) onto Princeton Pike 0.8 mi
2.9 Road name changes to Mercer Rd 98 yds
3.0 At near Rosedale, stay on Mercer Rd (North-East) 0.6 mi
3.5 At near Rosedale, stay on Mercer Rd (North) 0.7 mi
4.2 Road name changes to Mercer St 1.4 mi
5.6 Turn RIGHT (East) onto SR-27 [Nassau St] 1.4 mi
7.0 Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-27 [Lincoln Hwy] 1.6 mi
8.6 Bear RIGHT (East) onto SR-27 [Kingston Rd] 0.2 mi
8.7 Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-27 [Lincoln Hwy] 0.3 mi
9.0 Turn LEFT (North) onto CR-603 [Laurel Ave] 0.2 mi
9.2 Bear RIGHT (North) onto CR-603 [Kingston-Rocky Hill Rd] 1.6 mi
10.9 Road name changes to Canal Rd 1.0 mi
11.8 At near Rocky Hill, stay on Canal Rd (North) 2.1 mi
13.9 Turn LEFT (West) onto CR-632 [Griggstown Causeway] 0.3 mi
14.2 Turn RIGHT (North) onto CR-533 [River Rd] 1.6 mi
15.8 Bear RIGHT (East) onto CR-533 [Millstone River Rd] 3.5 mi
19.3 Bear RIGHT (North) onto CR-533 [Main St] 0.7 mi
20.0 Keep STRAIGHT onto CR-533 [Millstone River Rd] 0.1 mi
20.1 Turn RIGHT to stay on CR-533 [Millstone River Rd] 0.4 mi
20.5 At near East Millstone, stay on CR-533 [Millstone River Rd] (North) 1.0 mi
21.5 Keep STRAIGHT onto CR-533 [S Main St] 1.3 mi
22.8 Keep STRAIGHT onto CR-533 [N Main St] 0.2 mi
23.0 At Mia Sorella Ristorante [337 N Main St, Manville, NJ 08835, (908) 595-1599], stay on
CR-533 [N Main St] (North) 0.7 mi
23.7 Keep STRAIGHT onto CR-533 [Finderne Ave] 0.5 mi
24.1 Keep STRAIGHT onto CR-633 [Finderne Ave] 0.5 mi
24.6 Turn RIGHT (East) onto SR-28 [Union Ave] 1.2 mi
25.7 Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-28 [W Union Ave] 0.3 mi
26.1 Turn LEFT (North) onto CR-525 [Thompson Ave] 0.5 mi
26.6 Keep LEFT onto Thompson Ave 0.3 mi
26.8 Bear LEFT (North-West) onto CR-525 [Thompson Ave] 0.3 mi
27.1 Bear RIGHT (North) onto CR-525 [Chimney Rock Rd] 1.7 mi
28.8 Turn LEFT (West) onto CR-525 [Washington Valley Rd] 0.3 mi
29.0 Turn RIGHT (North) onto CR-525 [Mt Horeb Rd] 0.6 mi
29.6 Bear RIGHT (North) onto CR-525 [Liberty Corner Rd] 2.3 mi
31.9 At near Liberty Corner, stay on CR-525 [Liberty Corner Rd] (North) 1.1 mi
33.0 Bear RIGHT (North) onto CR-525 [Martinsville Rd] 0.2 mi
33.1 Keep RIGHT onto CR-525 [Mt Airy Rd] 0.9 mi
34.1 At near Liberty Corner, stay on CR-525 [Mt Airy Rd] (North) 1.5 mi
35.6 Bear RIGHT (North) onto Local road(s) 109 yds
35.6 Bear RIGHT (North-East) onto CR-525 [Mt Airy Rd] 0.7 mi
36.4 Turn RIGHT (East) onto Berkeley Circle 109 yds
36.4 At near Bernardsville, return West on Berkeley Circle 109 yds
36.5 Turn RIGHT (North) onto CR-525 [Mt Airy Rd] 1.2 mi
37.7 Turn LEFT (South-West) onto US-202 [CR-525] 0.1 mi
37.8 Bear LEFT (South-West) onto US-202 [Mine Brook Rd] 0.4 mi
38.2 Arrive Bernardsville
Driving distance: 38.2 miles
The streets in bold sound familiar, and I think I was on them. Really, no problems with any of these, although 27 does get dicey a few towns north of Princeton when the shoulder disappears.
11-22-07, 07:21 AM
If you go to the LBS in NJ there are some books with bike routes. I would suggest picking up one or two. They might actually be in the book stores too, I don't remember.
I remember using them when I lived in NJ. Lots of good routes in that area.
11-22-07, 07:21 AM
I ended up changing he destinations a bit, and this is the route I took for that day:
0-8 miles: No problems, by my god, it was hilly. I walked mu bike up several hills for the first time in the tour.
Mercer Road from Princeton to Lawrenceville: Lots of lousy, pothole-ridden stretches, and the bike lanes come and go. For the brave, but better than riding route 1 by far. Next time down there, I'll see how 206 is instead.
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