This weekend, see a part of New Jersey far away from Snooki and the Jersey Shore. On a bike.
Join a thousand area riders at the Ramapo Rally on Sunday August 15. The annual BTCNJ (Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey) event introduces many cyclists to areas of New Jersey they have never seen before. Tree shaded country roads, gated estates, lakes and farmland, including an alpaca and llama farm, unfold before the riders. The Rally starts at Campgaw Ski Area, Mahwah, NJ.
Six different ride lengths are offered: 125, 100, 62, 45, 25 and 12 miles. Seasoned cyclists attack the hills in the Highland area of New Jersey in groups escorted by experienced ride leaders, or venture out on their own following detailed cue sheets and road markings.
Novice riders can participate in the 12 or 25 mile rides. Well-stocked rest stops along each route provide cyclists with nourishment and comfort facilities. SAG wagons provide assistance to riders with mechanical or physical problems. At the end of the ride, participants return to the start site for a light meal (included), massage, and the opportunity to browse and shop the Rally Marketplace for cycling related merchandise and information.
A portion of the proceeds from the Rally support the activities of Camp Sunshine, a local facility for multiply- disabled children and young adults.
For more information, visit the BTCNJ Ramapo Rally Website.