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Training Rides are mostly for riders in the Classic Ride. Two of them are mandatory for new participants and certain veteran riders. The last is also the start of the Flex Ride, and Flex riders are invited to join in. In addition to the minimum equipment/skills required to participate, we recommend that you bring:
 

  • cell phone, charged, with Ride with GPS route of training ride, and area street map downloaded for offline use
  • pumped-up tires
  • bike computer
  • biking gloves
  • sunglasses
  • mirror
  • ID, $

New participants in the Classic Ride and veteran riders who have not participated in the Classic Ride since 2016 must do the first training ride.

Date: Sat, April 27, 2024 “Tour de Manure” 

Time: Meet at 9:30 a.m. (ride begins at 10 a.m.)
Route: 35.5 miles, some hills, some flats

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46060863
Location: Rosedale Park, lower lot (left side of driveway),
424 Federal City Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534

https://maps.app.goo.gl/rFY3zjnMrfiTYDVA7
Rain Date: Sat, May 11
 
New participants in the Classic Ride and veteran riders who have not participated in the Classic Ride since 2016 must do at least one of these two training rides (and are welcome to do both):
 
Date: Sat, May 11, 2024 "The Twist"
Time: Meet at 7:30 a.m. (ride begins at 8 a.m.)
Route: 58.8 miles, mostly hilly.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46060868
Location: Mercer Meadows Rosedale Park, lower lot (left side of driveway),
424 Federal City Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534

https://maps.app.goo.gl/rFY3zjnMrfiTYDVA7
Rain Date: Sun, May 19
 
Date: Sun, May 19, 2024 "The Twist"
Time: Meet at 7:30 a.m. (ride begins at 8 a.m.)
Route: 58.8 miles, mostly hilly

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46060868
Location: Mercer Meadows Rosedale Park, lower lot (left side of driveway),
424 Federal City Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534

https://maps.app.goo.gl/rFY3zjnMrfiTYDVA7
Rain Date: Sat, May 25
 

Start of the Flex Events!

Date: Sat, June 8, 2024 
Time: Meet at 7:30 a.m. (events begin at 8 a.m.)
Location: Princeton Shopping Center

301 N. Harrison St., Princeton, NJ 08540
(Drive around the north end of the center to the back)

https://maps.app.goo.gl/5KW7qDoGUWrzhpEu7

RIDERS

There will be two sequential but different loops from Shopping Center. You may ride the first or both loops and have rover support. You may ride Loop 2 first, but we will consider you on a personal ride (and will not provide rover support). You may ride only Loop 2 (after riders from Loop 1 have started Loop 2) and have rover support, but there is no official start time for Loop 2.  
 

Classic and Flex Ride riders welcome. 
If you are bringing an e-bike, read more here.

Loop 1: "La Vuelta Maria" 
Route: 36.4 mi., +1,640 ft.


 

Loop 1 will include a SAG stop at mile 32 in tribute to rider and Anchor House fan Maria Hector, who passed in February due to illness. It will be hosted by Maria's family. The Anchor House kids will be there.


Loop 2: “Hopewell Glenn”
Route: 21.8 miles, +1,474 ft.

 

WALKERS

There will be a guided loop of about 3 miles, on sidewalks and paths, from the shopping center, across town, into Community Park North, and back