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At the board meeting on August 6th, it was decided to increase the size of the rides to 8 + 2 and 4 + 1, where there are 8 riders and 2 leaders, or 4 riders and 1 leader. The ride leaders have the discretion to have smaller groups.

Salisbury Mills access Black Rock Preserve via Hulse Rd

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Way Points: 

Salisbury Mills-Cornwall Railroad Station, start> Rt 94> Jackson Ave> Orrs Mills Rd> Rt 32 south> Quaker Ave> Rt 9W south> Peck's Rd> Hulse Rd> Black Rock Preserve, end

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Author: 
John Z
Signature Route : 
off
Level(s): 
A, B
Distance: 
7
Vertical Gain: 
1300
Difficulty: 
20
Difficulty Rating: 
3 out of 5
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Oh my, this is one of the toughest ascents in our region, and it is only an access road!

Hulse Rd (unmarked!) to grade let up: 0.93 long, 757' ascent, 15.4%, and all on rough gravel. [That's the average, it lets up a bit to get wicked steep.] 2 photos of Hulse Rd from Pecks Rd are on links above. Once there, you are on the Black Rock plateau, an area of relatively easy cycling on gravel roads. It is quite lovely. 

NJ Transit to Salisbury Mills-Cornwall. You get off the train just after crossing the Moodna Viaduct. 

Exit options from Black Rock Preserve are this entry, by the tunnel under 9w to Mtn Rd, or down to Rt 293.

Black Rock Preserve requires a bike permit.

http://www.nynjtc.org/park/black-rock-forest

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rock_Forest

HS 4/21/16

 

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