Stockton – Frenchtown “Do Over” Club Ride

This post was edited on 6/18/2015 to correct the name of the trail. We will be riding the D&R trail in New Jersey to Frenchtown, not the D&L trail in Pennsylvania. 

I would like to invite you to join our Delaware Valley Trike Riders’ Club “Do Over” ride on Saturday, June 20, 2015 (starting 9:30 AM sharp). There were a few disappointed members who missed our first ride this season and a few new members requesting a Saturday ride, so this will be our second-chance “Do Over” ride. Starting in Stockton, NJ (at the Prallsville Mills/Stockton Visitor’s Center) we will cycle north along the D&R (mistakenly referred to as “D&L” when originally posted) Canal trail to Frenchtown, NJ, returning via Rte. 29. While in Frenchtown, we will take a brief break at Marie’s Cafe (snack, restroom, stretch) before returning.

Please Register your intent to ride via email or phone or a comment to this post (please include your phone number, it will remain protected), by 8:00 AM, Friday, June 19, 2015. This is a fair-weather event and trail conditions may be affected by heavy rain within 24 hours prior to ride. Please include your phone number with your registration – if Ride Is Canceled, I will call you, or text you if you prefer, between 6:00 and 6:30 AM on the day of the ride (sooner if conditions are clearly dreadful).

Key Points:
Arrive early – After a brief introduction the Ride Starts at 09:30 AM sharp, Saturday, June 20, 2015. This is a 24 mile round trip, and is mostly flat. Average speed: 10 mph (faster speeds when on highway return leg). Mixed trail surfaces: bike-friendly highway, paved trail, hard-pack gravel, hard-pack dirt with spotty grass. Mostly shaded and tree-lined closely following the Delaware River. No one left behind and we will stop for breakdowns. There are several opportunities for breakaway sprints. Several restroom opportunities are available along the trail.

Please familiarize yourself with Preparation Guidelines and Rules for Club Rides.
Trip Sheet, and Map are available (but you likely won’t need it for this ride).

Cautionary Note:
This is a summer season ride so please prepare for yourself accordingly: adequate hydration, snack/power bars and protection from sun.

Geo-Coordinates:
Prallsville Mills/Stockton NJ Visitor’s Center: (40.409095, -74.984901)
Frenchtown NJ: (40.526301, -75.063015)

I look forward to riding with you!
Wayne K

Hazon Philadelphia’s “Ride the Pines” Event

I would like to invite other Delaware Valley Trike Riders to join me at the Hazon “Ride the Pines” bike tour, Sunday, May 31, 2015 (check-in begins at 7:00 AM). Detailed registration information and schedules are available at: http://hazon.org/calendar/philly-bike-ride-2/
Please note: There are a limited number of open registrations available, so act quickly if you intend to join this ride event.

In summary, this ride event offers 19-, 42- and 65-mile routes starting and ending at the JCC Camps in Medford, NJ. Each of the rides, escorted by a knowledgable ride leader and sweeper, will pass through pine forests, farmland and local villages. While this ride is not a “trike specific” ride, the flat terrain of the NJ Pinelands will provide trike and recumbent riders miles of peddling fun!

This day-long event (ending at 4:00 PM) offers a light breakfast during check-in, mobile SAG, fully supported rest stops (snacks, water, loo and shade), a catered, kosher barbecue lunch and vegan/vegetarian meals as well. Afternoon activities will include a collection of local vendors offering a marketplace of sustainable, Earth-friendly goods. Additional activities are planned to keep young children entertained (while accompanied by a parent) at the camp during the ride and a child-centered environmental educational program will be available in the afternoon. Other activities, that include swimming and boating are also available (but may incur additional fees). Please contact Hazon for details.

I hope you can join me and I look forward to riding with you soon!
Wayne K

P.S. If you do join this event, please drop me a note… I’ll be on the 42-mile route.

Welcome to the Delaware Valley Trike Riders’ Club & Blog

Recumbent Trike Riders Wanted!

I’d like to extend an invitation to other Recumbent Trike Riders in the Delaware Valley, S.E. Pennsylvania, Central, Southern and Coastal New Jersey, and elsewhere, to join with me in forming a group that will fulfill the Trike Rider’s goals just like those groups who support DF riders. What goals are these? Here are a few of mine:
• Meet new people
• Ride new routes for fun and for challenge
• Offer group clinics for maintenance, safety, commuting, touring, etc.
• Charter portage for longer one-way trips
• Share tips, techniques and technology to enhance our rides

Our region is home to hundreds of miles of high quality trails and roadways that are ideal for recumbent trike riders and riding these with a group can only enhance the fun. There is no fee to join other than your interest and maybe a little sweat equity to help plan, organize or lead a ride along your favorite trail.

Please contact me via a “comment” to this site if you are interested in helping to form our Trike Riders group, to lead rides, to join rides or to contribute to a list of suitable routes. I hope that we can form a core group who will help to create our “Club” this winter of 2014/2015 and be ready to offer new group rides this spring (and maybe take few rides on suitable winter days too).

I’ll be adding a Club Calendar and an archive library of ride tip sheets soon. Please “Follow” this blog to receive notices of updates.