Thanks to the many that came and made our 37th Event a success yet again! As per recent tradition, the routes posted on RideWithGPS.com and as linked below will remain available for public use. Be aware however that certain caveats about their use exist now that the Event date has passed - things that go beyond the obvious - such as the Rest Stops are no longer being staffed and there is no SAG service available.
2017 Routes– Available on-line August 1
The Princeton FreeWheelers Inc makes no commitment to update either the status or condition of any road used by these routes and has no responsibility to update or warn potential users at any future date. Should some obvious issue come to our attention we will make an effort to note that here and on those routes as linked but cannot guarantee such notice to be either timely or up-to-date.
The routes for 2017 are available on-line as of August 1st. Links to the Ridewith GPS.com sites have been activated on this page where profiles of the various routes allow prospective riders to get a sense of the terrain they will encounter. 2017’s routes will vary significantly but exhibit a very similar riding character to those of previous years.
A friendly route for novices on some familiar terrain.
Little Longer 25
Like the 15 mile route, this is a friendly loop for those looking for a few more miles. It is also a chance to see some different areas than last year. This route finds roads that are so nice you may find yourself wanting to ride more in this area. Like the 15 mile route, its not flat as a pancake, but there aren't really any climbs.
This tour will take you out to one of our favorite Rest Stops and is along several rolling roads that beg you to just enjoy some of the character defining views and fun terrain of Central New Jersey.
The 50 miler rolls as well and visits some of our favorite areas. A return to last year's midpoint rest stop will seem familiar but we've selected a return route that will be fresh because it includes a number of roads we haven't used recently on our Event.
While recent hilly routes have not found any of the longer climbs in the area, our Event this year has gone out of its way to find more than a few. Our other routes may roll a little, but they avoid all difficult grades - this route seeks them out! The route has changed dramatically from last year to treat riders to a return to some route choices not part of any event in recent memory.
Often a shorter variant of our Century Ride, this relatively flat metric is designed for those who want an extended tour but aren't yet ready to do a full century. Those with friends doing the 100 mile route will find that there are a fair amount of common miles. This only mildly rolling route travels over much of the same areas as our 100 mile route but will get you back for lunch before many of the longer riders descend upon the finish.
Six Stop Boogie 100
Our premier route is all about an invitation to do your first century - or just your longest ride of the year. The roads are chosen from a mix of familiar and fresh routes to make you able to see some great areas of central/south central NJ, just have a nice extended day cruising with friends while either wanting to maintain a steady pace or perhaps be rewarded with a fast century by going quickly and working hard.