Bike Rides

Bike Rides

Bike Rides are easy-to-moderate one-day outings for members who would like to try cycling with a friendly, non-competitive group. These rides are moderately paced on generally flat or rolling, well-maintained bike trails or country roads. Generally, they will be from 10 AM to 2 PM, and average from 15 to 25 miles.

Each participant must bring a bike in good working order and must wear a standard biking helmet that fits.




Delaware Canal Tow Path Bike Ride

Saturday, April 22, 2017(Easy/Leisurely)

This ride is good for beginners who ride regularly and is fun for more experienced riders, too. The tow path runs parallel to the Delaware River, which is almost always in view. We’ll start the 14–16 mile ride by heading south from Bull’s Island. We’ll cross the river to Pennsylvania and return to Bull’s Island. Along the way we’ll see the river and canal, parts of Sargentsville, NJ, and Lumberville, PA, a pedestrian bridge across the Delaware River, farms, nurseries and country estates. Bring your well-maintained road or trail bike, standard bike helmet that fits, and your lunch. Bike rentals are available in Frenchtown.

FEE: $10 (free for members)
DATE: Saturday, April 22, 2017
TIME: 11am – 3pm
LOCATION: Delaware Canal Tow Path
MEETING PLACE: Bull's Island Parking Lot
BIKE LEADER: Mary

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Sussex Branch Rail Trail Bike Ride

Sunday, May 7, 2017(Moderate/Moderate)

Bike a well-know rail trail past multiple lakes and a small waterfall, going through Allamuchy State Park. We’ll bike north towards Andover, once noted as the best town to live in NJ, and then to Kittatinny State Park where we stop to have lunch at the picnic area. We’ll then circle back, past Aeroflex lake and along a woods road, to the rail trail. This is one of the bike leader’s favorite rail trails - you don’t want to miss it! Bring your well-maintained road or trail bike, standard bike helmet that fits, and lunch.

FEE: $10 (free for members)
DATE: Sunday, May 7, 2017
TIME: 9am – 1pm
LOCATION: Sussex Branch Rail Trail
MEETING PLACE: Waterloo Road at intersection with International Drive, Stanhope, NJ. (GPS: 40.980814, -74.738435)
BIKE LEADER: Teresa & Nancy

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Columbia Trail Bike Ride, NJ

Sunday, May 28, 2017 (Easy/Moderate)

Ride with AFW along the Columbia Trail in Hunterdon County, NJ. The route includes river, woods and countryside views. The ride will begin and end at Commons Park, High Bridge, NJ. We will meet and set out on an 18-20 mile ride. The surface will be a hard-packed gravel bike trail with a foray onto a quiet, paved county road for a ride along a river and to our lunch spot overlooking a babbling brook. Bring your well-maintained road or trail bike, standard bike helmet that fits, and your lunch.

FEE: $10 (free for members)
DATE: Sunday, May 28, 2017
TIME: 10am – 2pm
LOCATION: Columbia Trail
MEETING PLACE: Commons Park, High Bridge, NJ
BIKE LEADER: Mary

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McDade Trail Bike Ride

Saturday, June 10, 2017 (Moderate/Leisurely)

Bike along one of PA’s most famous bike trails through forest and fields alongside the Delaware River. This is mostly an easy trail on dirt and gravel, but a few up and down hills make it a nice challenge. We will go north for 2 hours, have lunch, and bike back for 2 hours. We will go at an unhurried, comfortable pace, and perhaps walk up hills with our bikes. You will love the scenery of the Delaware Water gap. Keep a watch out for deer and maybe an eagle on the river. Bring your well-maintained road or trail bike, standard bike helmet that fits, and lunch.

FEE: $10 (free for members)
DATE: Saturday, June 10, 2017
TIME: 10am – 2pm
LOCATION: McDade Trail, Bushkill, PA
MEETING PLACE: Bushkill Village, PA (GPS: 41.090276, -75.004016)
BIKE LEADER: Teresa & Christine

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Paulinskill Rail Trail Bike Ride

Saturday, July 8, 2017 (Easy-Moderate/Moderate)

Blairstown is the start of a great NJ rail trail. Get away to a rural setting with horse farms and follow the Paulinskill River. We will go south to see a small airport with glider planes and back up for lunch in Footbridge Park. After lunch, we bike north across the river on some of the best rail trail bridges and then back down. This trail goes for 27 miles but we will only bike a portion of it, leaving opportunity for other future rides. Bring your well-maintained road or trail bike, standard bike helmet that fits, and lunch.

FEE: $10 (free for members)
DATE: Saturday, July 8, 2017
TIME: 10am – 2pm
LOCATION: Paulinskill Rail Trail, Blairstown, NJ
MEETING PLACE: Footbridge Park, Blairstown, NJ (GPS: 40.980814, -74957567)
BIKE LEADER: Teresa & Jackie

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Duke Farms Bike Ride

Sunday, August 27, 2017 (Beginner/Leisurely)

Ride with AFW through Duke Farms Living Habitats, an easy 12-mile route on mostly flat, paved and/or gravel roads along a variety of habitats. It is a good ride for confident beginners. Bring your well-maintained road or trail bike, standard bike helmet that fits, and lunch.

A Loaner-Bikeshare program is available on site. Information will be provided to participants interested in borrowing a bike.

FEE: $10 (free for members)
DATE: Sunday, August 27, 2017
TIME: 9:00am – 1pm
LOCATION: Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ
MEETING PLACE: In front of the Duke Farms Orientation Center (Visitor Center)
BIKE LEADER: Christine

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