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Old 06-24-14, 07:05 AM
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njlonghorn
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+1 for MAFW. You can go on their group rides, or access their extensive database of pre-screened rides (almost 1000 of them) and go alone. Either way, it is a great resource.

Riding to Jockey Holley, Great Swamp, Far Hills or Oldwick are good suggestions, but there will be more than a little traffic getting to those points. If you are looking to avoid traffic, you are better off starting somewhere other than Morristown.

The best resource for designing your own ride is NJBikeMap.com. Roads are color-coded to reflect how pleasant they are to ride. Red means unrideable, and purple indicates heavy traffic. If you look at the map of Morristown (http://www.njbikemap.com/njmap/7-maps/morristn.pdf), you will see tons of red and purple. But notice that the southwest corner of that page is mostly green (decent roads) or yellow (beautiful, scenic roads). Continue in that direction, and green and yellow roads become the norm. For example, check out the map of Califon, a short drive away form Morristown. http://www.njbikemap.com/njmap/7-maps/califon.pdf.

One word of caution -- whether green or yellow, roads surrounded by a brown box are unpaved.

Good luck!
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