Trenton, Frenchtown, Trenton

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Trenton Transit Center (NJ Transit/Amtrak, take train from NYC Penn Station) (start)> Calhoun St Bridge> Delaware Canal towpath> Uhlerstown, PA> Frenchtown, NJ > Delaware & Raritan Canal towpath> Trenton Transit Center (end)

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Hank Schiffman
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A, B
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1 out of 5
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This is the papa bear of the Delaware River towpath routes. I rode it solo, pretty much nonstop with a mean, stiff headwind out; it was just a hair over 5 hours of riding. For those gravel grinders out there, this will give you a full day in the saddle. If there is a safe, long gravel ride, this is it. Of course you need to pay attention to the few road crossings and downtown Trenton. Especially potholes in Trenton!

As tempting as it seems, do not ride your bike across the Uhlerstown/Frenchtown bridge. You will be on video and spotted by enforcement on the Frenshtown side. And if you look like me you will get an $85 summons. But the short bridge walk will give you an opportunity to see the river at a slower pace.

Should you have time on your hands when you get to Uhlerstown, go another 5 miles or so up the river and cross on the bridge to Milford; do the grandpa of this series!

Follow all the advice on the other, shorter routes in the Ride Library. 

A headwind out means a tailwind back, most of the time.

HS 3/25/2019

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