Routes

 

The Ramapo Rally Offers 6 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 safe 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 routes are marked with arrows and signs. Due to changes in road conditions, road construction, or closures, 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.

Route Descriptions for the 2018 Ramapo Rally 

12-mile route is a ride on quiet streets with rolling hills and is ideal for families with small children, has 1 rest stop with food, hydration, and a bike mechanic.

25-mile route is a rolling-hills ride that mostly covers quiet neighborhood streets from Mahwah to Franklin Lakes has  1 rest stop with food, hydration, and a bike mechanic.

50-mile route is rolling has  3 rest stops with food, hydration, and bike mechanics.

62-mile route is moderately hilly has 3 rest stops with food, hydration, and bike mechanics. This route takes you through Denville, Kinnelon, Boonton, and Montville.

100-mile (century) is a hilly and demanding ride has 4 rest stops with food, hydration, and bike mechanics. It is challenging, and please do not make this your first century ride.

125-mile route challenge shares the same route as the 100-mile ride but adds an additional 25-mile loop at the end. This route is very hilly has 5 rest stops with food, hydration, and bike mechanics. This route should only be attempted by very experienced cyclists.

 


Suggested Ride Start Times for the 2018 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 pm.

START TIME

ROUTE MILES

ARROWS COLOR

BTCNJ CATEGORY

SUGGESTED AVERAGE SPEED

RIDE DESCRIPTION

APPROX. ELEVATION GAIN/MAX SLOPE

7:15 AM

125

YELLOW

A* – A – B* – B

14+ MPH

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

6413′ / 8.5%

7:30 AM

100

5028′ / 8.5%

8:00 AM

62

GREEN

A* – A – B* – B

13+ MPH

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

2919′ / 7.7%

8:30 AM

50

PINK

B – C* – C

11+ MPH

PACE: Moderate / TERRAIN: Rolling

1771′ / 6.4%

9:00 AM

25

ORANGE

C*

11 – 13 MPH

PACE: Tour to Moderate / TERRAIN: Rolling to Moderate 1053′ / 6.2%

9:15 AM

25

ORANGE

C–D

8 – 11 MPH

PACE: Tour to Moderate / TERRAIN: Rolling to Moderate

1053′ /  6.2%

9:30 AM

12

PURPLE

C–D– Family

8 – 11 MPH

PACE: Tour to Moderate / TERRAIN: Rolling to Flat

461’/ 5.3%

***  All 125 and 100 mile riders are required to be on the road before 8 am. ***

***  All 62 mile riders are required to be on the road before 9 am. ***

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

***  SPECIAL NOTE:  125 mile riders must reach  the intersection of Pulis Ave and Campgaw Rd (Approximate mile marker 96.5) prior to 2:00 in order to continue the route. After 2:00 all riders will be routed back to Campgaw.  ***


Group Rides for the 2018 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.

Route Short Cuts

 

In case you cannot or do not want to complete the entire route here are some Short Cuts to avoid some of the miles or hills.  These short cuts are not marked with road arrows but are very easy to follow.

 

Short Cuts

 

 


“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 to the public 1 week before the Ramapo Rally.

DISTANCE – ARROWS

LINK TO RIDE WITH GPS ROUTES

125 Miles – YELLOW

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28257123

100 Miles – YELLOW

https://ridewithgps.com/routes28257115

62 Miles – GREEN

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28257111

50 Miles – PINK

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28257091

25 Miles – ORANGE

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28257085

12 Miles – PURPLE

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28257061

 


GPS Navigation

For information on how to download and install the files to your Garmin units or how to use Ride with GPS mobile app, visit the Ride with GPS Help page.

NOTE:

  • To use the Ride with GPS app on your smart device you must have already signed up for a Free – Starter, Basic or Premium account.
  • BTCNJ members are entitled to use BTCNJ’s Club Account for these routes and will be able to get voice turn by turn navigation.

 



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
9:00 AM 11:30 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 12:00 AM
DENVILLE DENVLLE Gardner Field – 32 Savage Road,  Denville, NJ
Utilized by 125M, 100M, and 62M routes Inbound and Outbound
9:30 AM 2:30 PM
POMPTON LAKES POMPTON LAKES Hershfield Park – 17 Hershfield Park Place,  Pompton Lakes, NJ
Utilized by 125M, 100M,  and 62M routes Inbound and 50M route Outbound and Inbound
10:00 AM 4:00 PM

 

Approximate Rest Stop Mile Markers

RAMSEY

KINNELON DENVILLE

POMPTOM LAKES

125-Mile Route

102 26 47 and 67

88

100-Mile Route

26 47 and 67

88

62-Mile Route 20 32

54

50-Mile Route

9

24 and 41

25-Mile Route

9

12-Mile Route

6

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


REST STOP LOCATIONS

TOWN ADDRESS
RAMSEY

RAMSEY Eric Smith School    –    73 Monroe Street, Ramsey, NJ
Utilized by 50M, 25M, and 12M routes Outbound and 125M route Inbound

KINNELON KINNELON Borough Hall     –    130 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon, NJ
Utilized by 125M, 100M, and 62M routes Outbound
DENVILLE

DENVLLE Gardner Field    –    32 Savage Road, Denville, NJ
Utilized by 125M, 100M, Outbond & Inbound, and 62M route Outbound

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 & Inbound

MAHWAH

 CAMPGAW Lodge    –    200 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, NJ

Even though all the routes are marked with arrows and with additional signage at some intersections, there is always a chance that you may make a wrong turn. The above addresses with hyperlinks will help you to get back on your intended route. Make sure that you set your smartphone’s navigational app to Bike or Walk mode. All riders are advised to keep this information handy.