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Trenton, NJ race details(5 posts)

Trenton, NJ race detailsmoots
Jun 3, 2002 8:43 AM
Is there a web site or phone number to get information on the First Union race? I'd like to go Thursday, but I have no details. I am also thinking of making the trip to PA on this weekend.
re: Trenton, NJ race detailsfrankamo
Jun 3, 2002 8:57 AM
re: Thanks!moots
Jun 3, 2002 11:42 AM
I have never been to the race before. Is it safe? I plan on bringing my 2 yr old daughter with me. Where is the best place to watch the race?
I went last year...biknben
Jun 4, 2002 5:04 AM
Yes it's safe. I drove in as far as I could with my bike on the roof. I wasn't really sure where to go to best view the race. I just drove towards the course until traffic was diverted. Then I parked and rode about 1/2 mile to the start finish area.

They put up bleachers and have an announcer at the start finish area. They also have some vendors selling old crap and a VIP barbeque there.

I would recommend going to the start/finish area and hanging for a while. They come through the start finish in both directions so you see them more often. When you get bored, go towards the downtown end of the course and watch them fly around some turns.

The web site says Cadwalander Park offers the best viewing. I started to ride towards the park last year but realized it was pretty far away. The sidewalks were too crouded and I didn't want to ride on the road. Ended up turning around and going back to start/finish area.

I'm considering bringing my 2 year old this year also.
I went last year...Spinchick
Jun 4, 2002 6:25 AM
If you guys see a pregnant woman waddling around with a 4 year old, stop and say hi! We'll probably be at Caldwalader Park.