Routes

Descriptions of the Rides (routes) offered

“Rolling” means there will be short hills. “Moderately hilly” means there will be a few more hills and some somewhat steeper. “Hilly” means there will be some longer, harder, steeper hills to climb. On a ride, you go up and down hills. “Elevation gain” is the total distance (in feet) you go up (it gives you a rough idea of how hard the ride will be).

Route Description Terrain Rest Stops
12mi
white
A ride on quiet streets with rolling hills. This is ideal for families with small children. (You can ride your own or follow a leader.) Rolling to Flat.

502 ft elevation gain. Max Grade 3.1%
1 stop at 6mi with food, hydration, and bike mechanics. 
25mi
Orange
A rolling ride that mostly covers quiet neighborhood streets from Mahwah to Franklin Lakes. (You can ride on your own or follow a leader.) Rolling to Moderate Hilly.

1188 ft elevation gain. Max Grade 5.3%
1 stop at 9mi with food, hydration, and bike mechanics. 
50mi
Red
Rolling ride through mostly-suburban streets. Rolling.

1806 ft elevation gain. Max Grade 6.4%
3 stops at; 9mi, 24mi and 41mi with food, hydration, and bike mechanics.
62mi
Green
The “Metric Century” (100 kilometers) is a moderately-hilly ride through Denville, Kinnelon, Boonton, and Montville.  Rolling to Moderately Hilly.

2620 ft elevation gain. Max Grade 6.9%
3 stops at; 20mi, 32mi and 54mi with food, hydration, and bike mechanics.
100mi
Yellow
The “Imperial Century” is a hilly and challenging ride.  Please do not make this your first century ride.  Hilly to Moderately Hilly.

5080 ft elevation gain. Max Grade is 8.5%
4 stops at’ 26mi, 47mi, 67mi and 88mi with food, hydration, and bike mechanics.

125mi

Yellow after mile 31.4

The “Double Metric” is for experienced and skilled cyclists able to ride at an average of 16mph and is a hilly, challenging ride.

No arrows before mile 31.4. After mile 31.4, the route follows the 100 mile route (which has yellow arrows). 

  Hilly to Moderately Hilly.

6593 feet of elevation gain. Max Grade is 10.9%

5 rest stops at; 30mi, 52mi, 73mi, 93mi and 115mi with food, hydration, and bike mechanics.