TLC-NJ Pedal for Preservation 2016

If you have the means, please consider this opportunity to get the family out on the trail. As off road cyclists, we often benefit from the land preserved by this organization. They also help counties and townships develop master plans for recreation and land use. Your participation helps to support their operations and show how appropriate off road cycling is for public land.

5th Annual Pedal for Preservation
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to hit the trail and help raise money to preserve and protect New Jersey’s land and water resources. The Pedal for Preservation is ideal for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Participants are urged to ask friends and family to sponsor their ride.

The Land Conservancy hosts New Jersey’s Premier Rail Trail Ride — an off road biking experience on a relatively flat tree-canopied trail, ideal for both avid cyclists and casual riders to explore. This acclaimed route traverses forest, farms, and parkland alongside the South Branch of the Raritan River and through small towns in Morris and Hunterdon counties. The trail surface is natural dirt and crushed stone. There are also hike/walk options for non-cyclists.

What kind of bike is best for the trail?
fat tire, hybrid, cyclo-cross, mountain bikes, off-road, and comfort bikes work well. The trail is natural and gravel surfaced so road bikes are not recommended.

I only have a road bike but I’d love to join you. Can you help?
Marty’s Reliable Cycle has a limited number of bikes available for rental with advanced payment. Contact Rhonda at the Conservancy and she’ll help you out.

What if it rains?
The ride will be held rain or shine.

What if I can’t make it, can I get a refund?
All fees and donations are non-refundable.

Can my kids ride alone?
An adult parent or guardian must accompany each rider younger than 18.

What about tricycles?
No trikes or training wheeled bicycles are allowed.

Do I need to wear a helmet?
Helmets are required.