A year-round recreational bicycle club

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The Western Jersey Wheelmen is a year-round recreational bicycle club, sponsoring road and off road rides throughout the year and catering to all ability levels.

Social events and special rides bring us together periodically throughout the year.

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FREE MEMBERSHIP

...Be a Ride Leader

 You all have a favorite ride, probably starting near your house.  Why not invite WJW members to join you by posting the ride on our calendar of events.  As a leader, you get to set the starting location, start time, the route, and the pace...what could be better?

We will reward members who post 10 or more rides with a free membership for the following year. The rides should be posted 48 hours in advance, and not be canceled.  The trustees will determine whether members meet the spirit of this program and are eligible to receive a free membership.


 

Western Jersey Wheelmen Event Calendar

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Club Rides
  • The Jersey Double

    The Jersey Double is the route the Western Jersey Wheelmen used for the famous, 200 miles in a day event.  The course remains as a fond memory for many riders looking for the “next challenge.”  The route is available in Ride with GPS. The Jersey Double - 200 miles, 11,600 feet of climbing

  • "Round the Valley" Variant

    This is a slight variation of an area classic.  This ride starts at Pickel Park, Whitehouse, past Round Valley State Park, the Stanton General Store, to White Oak Park, Branchburg and back to Pickell Park.  There are some hills.  27.6 miles.  Pickell Park Round the Valley

  • "Oldwick Old School"

    Oldwick to Tewksbury, Califon to High Bridge.  Low traffic route, five big climbs. 3500 feet of ascent. 30 miles  http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1383219

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Your Pre-Ride Checklist

 

Before you head out on your bike ride there are several things you’ll need to accomplish before you go, including checking that you have everything you may need. You’ll also want to do a quick maintenance check, especially if you haven’t done one in a while and your bike ride will be long or important such as a race. Here’s the base of a pre-ride checklist for cyclists.

Maintenance

This should be done before a long bike ride or race. Such maintenance includes:

  • Inflate the tires to appropriate psi before each ride
  • Align brake pads with wheel rims and test braking power
  • Check the angle and height of the handlebars, make sure they’re secure
  • Spin pedals and crank arms for effortless rotation and security, make sure nothing is rubbing or catching
  • Clean and lubricate the chain
  • Adjust chain tension until snug
  • Check the angle of the saddle and height of saddle and secure
  • Set the limit screws and barrel adjusters of the derailleurs so the chain shifts across gears with precision
  • Pack extra tools for the road: two spare tubes, a pump, a tire lever, a key set, and a chain tool
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Member Comments

The 2016 membership campaign has begun! Remember, the membership can be a family membership. Some of the benefits include discounts at local bike shops, free special events such as the Flateau Century, the Hunterdon Hundred, The Ride-A-Palooza, the shortest night ride, and the longest night ride. The winter party for members (at a real restaurant) is offered at a greatly reduced price. All this besides weekly rides with other members who can tell great stories while riding. Join Now!

 

Diana Davis:

I LOVE riding in Hunterdon County! The plateau in Kingwood to the rolling hills in Readington. Sometimes a challenge, but always beautiful scenery!

Kurt Grabfelder:

I appreciate being a club member because it makes it much easier to get riders together for a group ride.  Riding with a group is safer and, I think, it brings out the best effort in you.  I like associating with like minded people who are interested in biking, fitness and nutrition.

The Western Jersey Wheelmen.

The Western Jersey Wheelmen is a year-round recreational bicycle club, sponsoring road and off road rides throughout the year and catering to all ability levels. Social events and special rides bring us together periodically throughout the year.


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