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Old 06-11-16, 06:33 PM
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New Jersey Revolutionary Ramble

Went on the Revolutionary Ramble bicycle tour in Morris area of New Jersey today (New Vernon, Basking Ridge...). Friends I was riding with chose the 25 mile ride (tour includes 10, 25, 35, 50, 65, and 100 mile rides). What a great ride!

I grew up in New Jersey, but have never been to most of the area covered by the ride. Scenic rolling hills, passing by beautiful estates and open fields on mostly back roads, with part of the ride through the flatter, well-paved Great Swamp area. This is a beautiful part of New Jersey. Hills were challenging to some, but I found them manageable, with lots of rewarding downhills. Ride was well managed - great food at rest stop (including banana topped with Nutella! Who could resist?), BBQ fair for lunch at the finish. Wish I discovered this ride before - it's been happening for the past eight years. I'll definitely be back next year.

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If you like that ride, then do the NJ Gran Fondo. The medio and picolo are both great routes. Marty set good routes, with plenty of 'Are we still in NJ?' roads. But it is more about climbing than about distance.
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The Philly Bike Club does an annual ride from New Hope, PA to Brooklyn, NY. The route passes through Basking Ridge and the Great Swamp. It's a really fun event.

I ride in Hunterdon ad Warren Counties several times a year. Did you know that Hunterdon County is one of the wealthiest counties in the U.S. as measured by median household income? A few years ago it was No. 4 two years in a row. Sadly, development is slowly ruining some places, but there is still a lot of great riding there. Last year we saw a bear on ride to Belvedere.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
The Philly Bike Club does an annual ride from New Hope, PA to Brooklyn, NY. The route passes through Basking Ridge and the Great Swamp. It's a really fun event.

I ride in Hunterdon ad Warren Counties several times a year. Did you know that Hunterdon County is one of the wealthiest counties in the U.S. as measured by median household income? A few years ago it was No. 4 two years in a row. Sadly, development is slowly ruining some places, but there is still a lot of great riding there. Last year we saw a bear on ride to Belvedere.
Hunterdon measures as wealthy because we don't have a lot of poor people (that are counted, anyway). Road bike paradise, and you'll see a lot of expensive bikes. Morris county is nice, but the roads are busier and not as bike friendly.
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Wow, wish I knew about this. How much was the signup and what were the required donations?
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Wow, wish I knew about this. How much was the signup and what were the required donations?
The 25 mile ride cost me $75. No additional donation required. Here is their website (mark date for next year!)

Revolutionary Ramble Bicycle Tour ? North/Central New Jersey
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Thanks Jerry.
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