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Climbfest to Raritan

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  • Ride Level: 
    B-ride
  • Speed: 
    19
  • Spots: 
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  • Distance in Miles: 
    133

Climbfest to Raritan

Saturday, September 03, 2022 07:00 AM

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE RIDE DESCRIPTION BEFORE SIGNING UP, AND AGAIN JUST BEFORE THE RIDE. THANKS.

This route visits Jenny Jump Mountain via Shades of Death Road, with a pit stop at Willy's Weiners. How can you resist?

A very hilly ride, with ~9,700' of ascent over 11 or so major climbs (mercifully, the last 18 miles are all downhill or rollers other than a single 224' climb). One brief segment (0.7 mile) unpaved.

We did this route for the first time last year and we had a blast! https://strava.app.link/CaSdMnHwOqb Route is new & improved for 2022!

Short stops for pocket food/bathroom/water every 25-30 miles, with a longer break for lunch. Return via New Jersey Transit from Raritan with service to NY-Penn (1.5 hours travel time) leaving 14 minutes after each hour.

Ride with GPS file is here, subject to revision until 8 pm the night before the ride.

Riding Style: We stick to the advertised pace on the windless asphalt flats; exceed it as is safe and appropriate on the descents; reduce pace while climbing or facing other resistance to maintain consistent effort; and pause at the top of major climbs to regroup. Pacelining optional.

Bring: face covering for stops; two water bottles; two spare tubes; air supply; navigation tool(s); bungee for train; cash/credit card.

Blue Angel Bakery & Cafe,1640 Schlosser St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
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Before You Ride

  • Make sure your bike is in GOOD working order.
  • Pump up tires to the pressure specified on the sidewall.
  • Bring essentials: helmet, 2 spare tubes, pump, patch kit, 2 water bottles, pocket food, ID, and cash (credit optional).
  • Eat a good breakfast consisting of carbohydrates and proteins.

Bicycle helmets are required head attire for all NYCC Club rides.

Earphones are not allowed while riding. Aerobars are not allowed while riding.

If you signed up and find you cannot make the ride, please remove yourself and open the slot for others.

 

Ride Waiver Acknowledgement

By joining this ride you indicate your agreement with the Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement.

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