June 13, 2020

2020 Revolutionary Ramble

June 13, 2020 Drew University • 36 Madison Ave. (Route 124) MadisonNJ  07940 View Map Organized by Morris Area Freewheelers Foundation

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Revolutionary Ramble - Adults 18 and over
in 33 days $75.00
$65.00
Revolutionary Ramble - Youth 13-17 (Must be accompanied by registered parent or guardian)
$20.00
Revolutionary Ramble - Childen 12 and under (12 miles only - Must be accompanied by registered parent or guardian)
$5.00

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About this event

June 13, 2020
Saturday

Drew University

36 Madison Ave. (Route 124) MadisonNJ  07940
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Registration closes on Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Tour one of the nation’s most scenic and historic areas on 12-, 25-, 45-, 70-, and 100-mile rides as well as a 63-mile “gravel” ride.  This is a great opportunity for all abilities to tour our area’s incredible historical areas, to show that bicycles belong, and to raise money for our local emergency squads, NICA and other educational and safe cycling programs.  You’ll find great food, ample rest stops, SAG support, maps, cue sheets, Garmin files and fully marked roads.

"This is the best organized group ride in New Jersey..."
-Anthony Card

".. it's a great event over beautiful routes with enthusiastic volunteers" - Rick McP

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DESCRIPTION

Start Point:

All rides will start and end at Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ  07940 EXCEPT the gravel ride which will start and end at Harry Dunham Park, 490 Somerville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ  07920.  You can also hop a NJ Transit train to Convent Station, Madison or Morristown Stations and cycle over.

This ride is organized by the Morris Area Freewheelers Foundation, Inc. and is supported by local cycle shops and other area merchants.  The Morris Area Freewheelers Bike Club (www.mafw.org) provides 150 volunteers each year in support of the Revolutionary Ramble.  We recommend you join your local bike club to train for our ride; if you are in the northwest New Jersey area, the Morris Area Freewheelers Bike Club would welcome you.  The Club has mapped over 600 cycling routes and conducts over 1,400 rides per year for its members.

12-mile Family & Casual Tour

This tour is for newer cyclists and families and starts/ends at Drew University. Join us for a fun and mellow family tour of the University and the neighborhoods nearby. The ride winds its way through Madison, Convent Station and Morris Township using some local streets and the recreational path in the Loantaka Brook Reservation, the Traction Line and Giralda Farms. There will be frequent stops to accommodate the youngest riders and to provide time to talk a bit about the history and points of interest. A highlight of the ride is an optional tour of the St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare facility, a nationally renowned organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals.

25-mile tour

Starting at Drew University, you’ll ride on flat to rolling terrain with a few climbs through Revolutionary historic areas in the New Vernon and Basking Ridge areas. You’ll explore the Great Swamp and enjoy a mid-tour rest stop…and if you want another stop along the way, you can pull into the Raptor Trust for a quick visit to encounter a Raptor, sneak by a Snowy Owl, observe an Owl and rave about Ravens! This ride’s direction has changed from previous years, plus you’ll explore a couple of new roads as well.

45-mile tour

For more experienced riders, you’ll start and end at Drew University and join us on a ride through New Vernon, Jockey Hollow, Liberty Corner and Basking Ridge, with scenic roads and some challenging climbs. There are big rewards for the 2,800 feet of climbing including beautiful views and long, pleasant descents. You’ll have an opportunity to re-fuel at three different rest stops along the way, one of which is the Jockey Hollow area of Morristown National Historical Park where the Continental Army spent the worst winter of the Revolution. This tour also offers a short-cut which reduces total mileage to 31 miles. If you decide to take the short-cut, you’ll also eliminate approximately 700 feet of elevation gain.

70-mile tour

Starting at Drew University, you’ll ride on flat to rolling terrain with a few climbs through Revolutionary historic areas in the New Vernon and Basking Ridge areas. You’ll explore the Great Swamp and enjoy a mid-tour rest stop…and if you want another stop along the way, you can pull into the Raptor Trust for a quick visit to encounter a Raptor, sneak by a Snowy Owl, observe an Owl and rave about Ravens! This ride’s direction has changed from previous years, plus you’ll explore a couple of new roads as well.

100-mile tour

Starting and ending at Drew University, this challenging ride for experienced and fit riders gives you more of everything—history, rolling countryside, hills, rambling rivers, more rest stops, and a cruise through Jockey Hollow, the Far Hills/Bedminster area and some of Hunterdon County’s most beautiful riding areas—Cokesbury, Tewksbury, and Califon. You’ll also cycle through parts of Long Valley as your ride takes you along the picturesque Raritan River. Elevation gain is approximately 6,500 feet rewarded by spectacular views and scenic descents!

63-mile GRAVEL tour (Does not start at DREW!)

For experienced “gravel” riders, we’re providing a remote start and finish in order to have access to more gravel miles. Starting and ending at Harry Dunham Park, you’ll ride through Liberty Corner, Oldwick, High Bridge, through the Ken Lockwood Gorge on your way to Califon, through Long Valley and Hacklebarney State Park, finishing through Bedminster and Far Hills on some of the best dirt roads those areas have to offer. You’ll enjoy a couple of rest stops for re-fueling, you’ll gain approximately 4,200 feet of elevation, and you’ll be able to ride on almost 30 miles of dirt/gravel roads along the way. You’ll receive a boxed lunch upon your return to Harry Dunham Park, where the ride concludes. This tour is best suited to bikes with 28mm tires (or wider) and will feature some loose/irregular surfaces on the dirt/gravel sections, including on descents.

Ramble Summary Information

  • The Ramble rides rain or shine!
  • Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, June 5.
  • Helmets required for all riders - no exceptions.
  • No headphones or cell phones while riding.
  • Each rider must register separately.
  • Riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Rear bike seats or trailers allowed only on the 12 mile ride.
  • Children 12 and under "accompanied by a parent or guardian" - are only eligible for the 12 mile family ride.
  • No youth tricycles or training wheeled bicycles allowed.
  • The Tour is for cyclists only.
  • Check-in Open 6:30 – 11 a.m.
  • See http://www.rambleride.org/rides for ride start times.
  • See http://rambleride.org/safety_tips for safety rules and tips.
  • All riders must finish by 4 pm.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to a rider who hasn’t registered yet for an additional $15 fee.
  • Pedal assisted e-bikes are permitted
  • Free t-shirts to all registrants who register by March 31, 2020.
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