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Riding on the Jersey Shore???(5 posts)

Riding on the Jersey Shore???ALJ
Jul 23, 2002 10:17 AM
I am going to be visiting my future in-laws in Ocean Township, NJ (Wayside) this weekend. Are there any routes or roads that someone could recommend to ride? I would like to do a 60 mile loop.

Thanks

ALJ
Lot's of miles (flat) to be had...Spinchick
Jul 23, 2002 12:39 PM
through the Pine Barrens. A good starting point is Bass River State park - although I don't know how far it is from Wayside. Many roads in the area around the park have extra wide shoulders. Great scenery through cranberry bogs but flat, flat, flat... You'll do better coming west a good 10 or so miles to get away from the shore traffic. You could probably pick up a map from BR park office with all the surrounding roads.

Have fun!
Lot's of miles (flat) to be had...garhead
Jul 23, 2002 3:18 PM
yes the folks there count the overpasses as hills.
Beware road conditions...GreenFan
Jul 23, 2002 5:37 PM
Different townships have VERY different standards for road repair. The difference will often be obvious at the border between the towns. Some of the surfaces are very rough, and have questionable "spot repairs" that leave a large lump of asphalt to catch the unwary/tired cyclist unaware, others are as smooth as glass and truly a joy. Unlike riding around the Philly area, the wind at the shore IS directional, once you turn from Northbound to Southbound you will notice a difference. Just my own observations, enjoy the ride =)
A couple of suggestions....roadmeister
Jul 23, 2002 5:47 PM
Welcome to the shore...I grew up not far from there. The easiest ride is to make your way to Ocean Ave. and ride up
to Sea Bright, turn, and come south to Spring lake, turn,
and ride back to Ocean Twp. BE CAREFUL of the traffic around
here this time of year. I live nearby, and prefer to ride
west of here, from Ocean Ave. in the Belmar or Spring Lake
area out to Farmingdale and Freehold on Rt.524 past Allaire
State Park. This route has good road surface and decent
shoulders. Again, be careful of the tourists on vacation
in this area...I have close calls every week or two, so
be alert! Turn signals seem to be an option in NJ.......
Good luck...be safe........