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Old 06-24-16, 07:09 AM   #1
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Sandy Hook, NJ Take the Road Bike??

I am a road cyclist. I have a family get-together on Sunday and we are meeting at Sandy Hook.

Given that it will be a pleasant Sunday in the summer, and I will have some spare time, how is the riding/traffic situation? I am wondering if I should bring my bike or just skip it. Goal would be to get in a quick 2 hour ride.

Good idea or bad idea?
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p.s. I did a little internet search and I see there is a MUP at Sandy Hook.

Given that I like to ride at a moderate-fast rate (20MPH on the flats) I suspect the trail is going to be a bad idea for me, but would also like input on that if anyone has comments.
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There is a nice MUP on Sandy Hook, not for a road bike though. There will be lots of bike traffic, so you'll have to keep your speed down. There are roads you can wander around on the north end.
As it's going to be a hot Sunday, it will be crowded. The park road will be busy, and it's not bike friendly.
You could takea ride on the Henry Hudson trail, again a MUP, and not the best for a road bike, but it's longer than what you'd be able to do at Sandy Hook.
Or you could try the roads around Highlands, I usually don't ride there in the summer, but assume they will be crowded as well. Good Luck.
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There is a nice MUP on Sandy Hook, not for a road bike though. There will be lots of bike traffic, so you'll have to keep your speed down. There are roads you can wander around on the north end.
As it's going to be a hot Sunday, it will be crowded. The park road will be busy, and it's not bike friendly.
You could takea ride on the Henry Hudson trail, again a MUP, and not the best for a road bike, but it's longer than what you'd be able to do at Sandy Hook.
Or you could try the roads around Highlands, I usually don't ride there in the summer, but assume they will be crowded as well. Good Luck.
Thanks. That's pretty much what I expected. I figure the MUP is fine for a slow ride but not good for a fast one. I may still bring the bike but won't get my hopes up too high.
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