Gorgeous rural ride on paved roads through the Sourland Mountain forest. After your ride or hike, enjoy a gourmet lunch of New Jersey's best pizza cooked on-site, with and a home-made brownie sundae for dessert.
Last year's event earned rave reviews: 98% rated last year’s event Excellent (72%) or Good (26%), and this year will be even better!
The Sourland Planning Council will hold its second Sourland Spectacular bicycle rally on Saturday, September 7, 2013.
The event will offer challenging routes for serious cyclists, as well as a shorter alternatives for more casual bikers. Routes of 23 to 63 miles are planned, all of which include some climbing, as Sourland Mountain is beautiful, but not flat. We have a new base location this year -- all routes begin and end at the Otto Kaufman Community Center on Skillman Road in Skillman. All parking will be across the street at Montgomery High School.
There will be coffee and snacks at registration, and designated rest stops along the routes will offer beverages, snacks and bathroom facilities. SAG services also will be provided.
“The bike routes are through the large Sourland forest and adjacent picturesque farmland”, says SPC President Cliff Wilson. “Bikers also will ride by historic sites such as the Charles Lindbergh estate, site of the infamous kidnapping.”
Following the morning rides, bikers will join up for a picnic lunch, and all participants who registered by August 23 will receive embroidered cycling caps commerating the event.
Proceeds will benefit the Sourland Planning Council, a non-profit organization working to protect the ecological integrity, historical resources and special character of the Sourland Mountain region.
The 90-square-mile Sourland region is home to the largest contiguous forest in Central New Jersey. The sparsely populated area is home to an incredibly rich diversity of animal and plant species, many rare or endangered.
The registration fee is $40 per person, with discounts available for early registration. The fee for children ages 12 to 16 is $20. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.