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Canal Road to Princeton

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Canal Road to Princeton

Saturday, September 10, 2022 08:45 AM

We'll take NJ Transit to New Brunswick, and ride on Canal Road alongside the D&R Canal. The route heads west into Hopewell and then southeast to Princeton.
The ride is mostly flat, with one moderate climb and a few rollers (around 1,100 feet total).
NOTE: Because this is a short ride, I have not scheduled a lunch stop. There are plenty of dining options right next to the train station.
• There will be NO BAILOUT STOPS. Make sure your bike is in good shape, and that you bring sufficient water and snacks.
• NJ Transit does not require a train pass.
• Please bring at least one bungee/tie-down for the train.
• Tickets:
  - NY Penn to New Brunswick
  - Princeton Junction to NY Penn
• I recommend the NJ Transit's mobile app to buy tickets:


7th Ave and 31st Street, Northwest Corner (Outside Penn Station)
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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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