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C 27 T1 Lawrence-Hopewell Trail Ride
Last Post 22 Nov 2017 01:17 PM by Daniel Brown. 0 Replies.
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We will ride a nice byproduct of the collaboration of corporate, township, educational, and park service organizations. The L-H Trail consists of a linkage of paths and crossovers to form a continuous route for cyclists, hikers, and fitness enthusiasts to enjoy. We will start the ride from the Pennington Square Shopping Center on Route 31 in Pennington. Directions from the Flemington circle: Rt. 202/31 south, exit right to Rt. 31 south "Trenton", continue 8.2 miles south to Pennington Square Shopping Center located on left (look for elevated "Verizon" sign with white letters and grey background about 0.1 mile before the stoplight at Delaware Avenue/Pennington-Titusville Road). There are two entrances, and be careful making the left turn. This is also the location of Hart's Cyclery, 7 Route 31, Pennington, NJ, for navigation. We will park near that end of the venue. The ride will depart the rear of the complex and enter the trail east of town. From there we pass through the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed, Mt. Rose Preserve, Educational Testing Service, Carson Woods, Maidenhead Meadows Park, and the Lawrenceville School. After a food/refreshment stop in Lawrenceville, we enter Mercer Meadows, a highlight of the ride. A collection of named trails will take us through dense forest and open fields with numerous sites along the way. Note: The L-H Trail is about 80% paved/20% hard packed dirt topped with "stone dust" which is slippery without traction aide. Wider, treaded tires are the order of the day (mountain best, cross, knobbie hybrid minimum. No skinny road tires, please). Bring the usual: mandatory helmet, water, ability to change a flat, and add a light bike lock for the rest stop as you prefer. Expect a casual pace at rider discretion. No drops.
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