Routes

Six Different Rides: 12 miles, 25 miles, 50 miles, 62 miles, 100 miles and 125 miles

The Rally routes were revised by our rally team. We tweaked them a little while still keeping them safer and scenic.  There will be scheduled led group rides for the 12-mile and 25-mile routes.   The 100, 125, 62 and 50-mile routes will have BTCNJ marshals riding the routes and assisting participants.   All route are marked with arrows and signs.    Due to changes in road conditions, road construction or closures and etc.  last-minute changes may be needed to some of the routes.  Make sure that you have to latest cue sheets and GPS files.

Check back at this site periodically for additional information such as route information, ride schedules and GPS files.  The GPS files will be available 1 week before the event.

Routes Description for 2017 Ramapo Rally 

12-mile The 12-mile route is a ride on quiet streets with rolling hills. With approximately 450 feet of climbing a max grade of 5.1%,  it is ideal for families with small children, and has 1 rest stop with food, hydration and a bike mechanic.

25-mile The 25-mile route is a rolling hill ride that mostly covers quiet neighborhood streets from Mahwah to Franklin Lakes. It has approximately 1,058 feet of climbing, a max grade of 5.1% and 1 rest stop with food, hydration and a bike mechanic.

50-mile The 50-mile route route has approximately 1,816 feet of climbing, a max grade of 6.7% and  3 rest stop with food, hydration and bike mechanics. The terrain will be rolling.

62-mile A moderately hilly 62-mile route has approximately 2,908 feet of climbing,  a max grade of 8.0% and 3 rest stop with food, hydration and a bike mechanics.   This route will take you through Denville, Kinnelon, Boonton and Montville.

100-mile Our century is a hilly and demanding ride with approximately 4,993 feet of climbing, a max grade of 8.4% and 4 rest stop with food, hydration and bike mechanics. It is challenging, and please do not make this your first century ride.

125-mile The Ramapo Rally 125-mile route challenge shares the same route as the 100-mile ride but adds on a additional 25-mile loop at the end. This route is very hilly with approximately 6,227 feet of climbing, a max grade of 10.9 and 5 rest stop with food, hydration and bike mechanics and should only be attempted by very experienced cyclists.

Suggested Ride Start Time for 2017 Ramapo Rally

All participants will be able to start their rides at the time of their convenience as long as they can make it back to the start site by 4:30 pm.

  We strongly suggest following the schedule.   All riders should plan on returning to the start site by 4:30 p.m.

START TIME

ROUTE MILES

ARROWS COLOR

BTCNJ CATEGORY

SUGGESTED AVERAGE SPEED

RIDE DESCRIPTION

7:00 AM

125

YELLOW

A* – A – B* – B

14+ MPH

PACE: Moderate to Very Intense / TERRAIN: Hilly to Moderately hilly

7:30 AM

100

8:00 AM

62

GREEN

A* – A – B* – B

13+ MPH

PACE: Moderate to Intense / TERRAIN: Hilly to Moderately hilly

8:30 AM

50

PINK

B – C* – C

11+ MPH

PACE: Moderate / TERRAIN: Rolling

9:00 AM

25

ORANGE

C*

11 – 13 MPH

PACE: Tour to Moderate / TERRAIN: Rolling to moderate

9:15 AM

25

ORANGE

C–D

8 – 11 MPH

PACE: Tour to Moderate / TERRAIN: Rolling to moderate

9:30 AM

12

WHITE

C–D– Family

8 – 11 MPH

PACE: Tour to moderate / TERRAIN: Rolling to Flat

***  All 125 and 100 mile riders are required to be on the road before 8:00 a.m. ***

***  All 62 mile riders are required to be on the road before 9:00 a.m. ***

***  All 50 mile riders are required to be on the road before 10:30 a.m. ***


Group Rides for 2017 Ramapo Rally

  • The 12 and 25 mile routes will have official BTCNJ Ride Leaders.  The groups will leave from the upper parking lot area at the times listed above.  When you check in you can get further information about when and where the BTCNJ Ride Leader groups will be leaving.  Be sure to get there at least 15 minutes before the departure time.
  • Participants who are uneasy following a cue sheet are suggested to ride with the group and follow the Leaders.
  • The 50, 62, 100 and 125 mile routes will have BTCNJ marshals riding the routes and assisting participants, but they will not officially lead the groups.
  • Participants may ride alongside BTCNJ marshals, but they are encouraged to ride at their own pace and manage rest stop times at their preference.

 


Ride with GPS Links

Since there may be last minute changes to the routes due to road construction or closures  the URL links will only become available 1 week before the Ramapo Rally.

DISTANCE – ARROWS

ELEVATION

LINK TO MAPS

125 Miles – YELLOW

6280 ft.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/?

100 Miles – YELLOW

5037 ft.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/?

62 Miles – GREEN

3075 ft.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/?

50 Miles – PINK

1737 ft.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/?

25 Miles – ORANGE

1064 ft.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/?

12 Miles – WHITE

485 ft.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/?

 

For information on how to download and install the files to your Garmin units visit the Ride with GPS Help page.  Under the “Most Liked Posts” you will find useful information about your specific Garminunit.   For all other devices consult your user manual.



Rest Stop Information

REST STOPS – HOURS OF OPERATIONS

TOWN ADDRESS FROM TO
RAMSEY RAMSEY Eric Smith School – 73 Monroe Street,  Ramsey, NJ
Utilized by 50M, 25M and 12M routes Outbound and 125M route Inbound
8:00 AM 11:00 AM
1:00 PM 2:45 PM
KINNELON KINNELON Borough Hall – 130 Kinnelon Road,  Kinnelon, NJ
Utilized by 125M, 100M and 62M routes Outbound
8:00 AM 11:00 AM
DENVILLE DENVLLE Gardner Field – 32 Savage Road,  Denville, NJ
Utilized by 125N, 100M and 62M routes  Outbound
9:00 AM 2:30 PM
POMPTON LAKES POMPTON LAKES Hershfield Park – 17 Hershfield Park Place,  Pompton Lakes, NJ
Utilized by 125M, 100M  and 62M routes Outbound and 50M route Outbound and Inbound
9:30 AM 4:00 PM

 

Approximate Mile Marker for Rest Stop

RAMSEY

KINNELON DENVILLE

POMPTOM LAKE

125 Mile Route

102.8 28.0 49.5 and 69.6

90.6

100 Mile Route

28.0 49.5 and 69.6

90.6

62 Mile Route 19.1 32.2

53.2

50 Mile Route

8.7

23.5 and 40.8

25 Mile Route

8.8

12 Mile Route

6.4

All miles listed are approximate.  Depending on your cycling computer the actual mileage will vary.