Participants Information

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2021 Information:

 8 Day Ride Information 
 Saturday July 10 - Saturday July 17, 2021

Start Location, mileage and elevations for each day's ride 

Cue sheets

    Saturday, July 10 - DAY 1
Loop 1   Loop2

    Sunday, July 11 - DAY 2

    Monday, July 12 - DAY 3 

Tuesday, July 13 - DAY 4 

Wednesday, July 14 - DAY 5

    Thursday, July 15 - DAY 6

    Friday, July 16 - DAY 7

    Saturday, July 17 - DAY 8

    Rider Release Form - bring completed form to 1st day of ride

 Start Times: 7:30AM - 9AM
* Sat July 17 (may start at 6:30AM; sweep for picnic will begin at       12:30PM)

Please be sure to have a  red, blinking light on the back of your bike and we strongly suggest a front light.
 Anchor House Jersey Days - Both Saturdays 
 Memorial Day - Tuesday



2021 Ride
Painted Rock Routes for the Virtual Ride

   Tour de Manure & Rocks Route - 35 miles

   Federal twist-less Tour de Rocks Route - 47 miles

Walk for the Kids:
Organized walks with other Anchor House 100 mile walkers



Below this line is ONLY information for the annual 500-mile bike tour ride.


Frequently Asked Questions about the In Person 500 Mile Ride
What is the average number of miles per day?
65 - 75 miles a day / 60 miles a day in 2021
Are there bathrooms along the route?
There are often bathrooms at the SAG stops but not always and there will be no SAGS in 2021.  Try to find a gas station, restaurant, church or convenience store. Consider purchasing something small as a courtesy and ask if they would like you to remove your bike shoes. If the route is on a rural road, use a secluded spot in the woods. That's why we recommend carrying tissues in your bike pack!
What does Anchor House provide?  N/A for 2021
Your room at the hotel (4 to a room), snacks and water at the SAG stops, and support along the route. Also, one night during
the week there is a free banquet meal. Otherwise, you are responsible for purchasing your own meals, so plan to bring the appropriate amount of money (approximately $200.)
What time do we start in the mornings?
Riders are welcome to leave any time the yellow truck is open, between 5:30 and 8:30 a.m. 
Socially Distance start times will be determined for 2021.
What goes on in the evenings? N/A for 2021
The main event in the evening is eating. People group up and go out to eat and it is easy to find a group to join, but you have to ask. Ask roommates or people you meet during the day if you can join them for dinner. There are awards at the yellow truck every evening; the time of the awards will be announced in advance or posted on the yellow truck.
Will I have to ride alone?
There are riders at every pace. You will easily meet people and hook up with them. Often you will find people on the training rides. We strongly recommend that you find someone to ride with for your safety (and your sanity).
We recommend that you ride in a small group for 2021.  Please reach out to admin if you wish to be paired up with another rider.
What if I can't complete the ride?
There are rovers who will be riding the route to make sure everyone is OK. If you need assistance, you can signal them with a thumb down and they will pick you up and take you to the next SAG stop or to the end of the day's route.
What if I have problems with my bike?
A bike mechanic will be available at the start and end of each day. He will also travel the route and be available at the SAG stops. If your bike breaks down along the road, a rover will transport you and your bike to the next SAG stop and notify the mechanic. You are responsible for fixing minor problems yourself (such as a flat tire or dropped chain).
TBD for 2021
What if it rains during the ride?
It almost never rains, but if it does you will be expected to ride, and need to be prepared to ride. In the event of severe weather the Ride Committee will decide whether or not it is safe for riders to be on the road. Safety vests are mandatory on days of poor visibility and will be provided by Anchor House.
During the week, what will happen to my butt?
This is certainly an area to take seriously. Make sure you have a good bike seat, good padded bike shorts, and have trained sufficiently. Part of your training is getting your butt ready. Some people find that using baby powder or diaper rash cream is helpful for irritation. As the week wears on this will not be a sensitive subject; people will speak openly about remedies.


Calendar of Events for Ride Participants
TBD for 2021





 Meeting for New Riders

Sun March   15  canceled


 Anchor House, 482 Centre St., Trenton NJ 08611

 Bike Session for New   Riders

Wed March  18  canceled 


 St. James Gymnasium, 115 E. Delaware Ave., Pennington NJ 08534;
makeup date not determined yet

 New & Vet get together

Th Apr 2 / canceled


 River Horse Brewery, Ewing NJ; make up date not determined yet

 Tour de Manure
 35 miles
 training ride

Sat Apr 25


 Hopewell Valley Central HS Parking Lot; 259 Penn-Titusville Rd.   Pennington NJ 08534

 Hilly Training Ride
 62 miles

Sat May 9


 Hopewell Valley Central HS Parking Lot; 259 Penn-Titusville Rd.   Pennington NJ 08534

 Hilly Training Ride
 62 miles

Sun May 17 


 Hopewell Valley Central HS Parking Lot; 259 Penn-Titusville Rd.
 Pennington NJ 08534

 Cory's Ride

Sat June 6  

 Rosedale  Park

 All Participants Meeting

Th June 11


St. James Gymnasium, 115 E. Delaware Ave., Pennington NJ 08534

 Bike Loading

Th July 9


Bohren's Moving & Storage Warehouse 14 Applegate Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Information Forms for Ride Participants
TBD for 2021 

Name of Form



Corporate Recognition Form

Complete for recognition of Corporate and/or Organizations and/or donors over $250



Direct Mail In Form

Donors can complete and send directly to Anchor House


Mechanic Check List

Bike shop completes when bike is serviced for 500 mile ride


Pledge Sheet

Optional form to be submitted by participant when submitting multiple donations


Rider Release Form

Riders must complete insurance form before ride departure


Rooming Option Form

Complete and hand in with payment for rooming options



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