Bicycling

Miles of flat and quiet blacktop or miles of trails offer cyclists both scenic leisure riding, long-distance training routes and adventurous rides through the woods.

Image of Tour de Pines heading out of WhitesbogTour de Pines heading out of Whitesbog ©PPA

10th Annual Tour de Pines Bicycle Tour

The 2014 Tour de Pines, sponsored by Pinelands Preservation Alliance, celebrates Pinelands Month in October with five consecutive single day bicycle tours of the New Jersey Pinelands. This year the Tour will run from October 1st to October 5th.

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Bicycling

Miles of flat and quiet blacktop or miles of trails offer cyclists both scenic leisure riding, long-distance training routes and adventurous rides through the woods.

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Tour de Pines 2013 Event Information

Thank you for registering for the Tour de Pines 2013! You will find important information about this year's event as well as links to the cue sheets on this page.

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Popular Pine Barrens Ride Routes:

Batsto to Lower Bank
Distance: 21.3 miles
Road surface: Paved
From Batsto parking lot go east on Route 542; right on Old Church Road; right on River Road to Lower Bank Bridge. Cross bridge and head west on Route 652 to junction with Route 563 and Egg Harbor City Park. Return north on Route 563 past junction with Route 652. Pick up Route 643 back to Batsto Village parking lot. For an alternate way back, take Route 563 North at Weekstown, then turn left on Route 542.

Heart of the Pines - Tabernacle-Chatsworth-Greenbank-Batsto
Distance: RT 51.3 miles
Road surface: Paved
From Batsto parking lot go east on Route 542; right on Old Church Road; right on River Road to Lower Bank Bridge. Cross bridge and head west on Route 652 to junction with Route 563 and Egg Harbor City Park. Return north on Route 563 past junction with Route 652. Pick up Route 643 back to Batsto Village parking lot. For an alternate way back, take Route 563 North at Weekstown, then turn left on Route 542.

 

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Harrisville Lake to Evans Bridge
Distance: 17 miles
Road surface: Paved
Circuit trail starts on Route 679 south; right on Route 653 to Route 542 after Wading River Bridge; right on Route 563 at Green Bank. Return south on Route 679. Bald eagles and tundra swans may be seen in the fall and winter from bridge at Wading River.

Bass River (north loop)
Distance: 12.8 miles
Road surface: Paved and sand
From Lake Absegami, head west and cross a small bridge over the East Branch of Bass River; right on Allen Road, over another small bridge and across wetlands. Left on Oswego Road; left on Martha Road; bear right on Prince Place Road; left on Stage Road back to Lake Absegami.

Bass River (south loop)
Distance: 11.1 miles
Road surface: Paved
From Lake Absegami, take Stage Road west; left on Route653; left on route 542 where you can view the scenic Wading River. Cross Ives Branch and go through a wetlands area. Left on Route 9 to Route 654 and back to lake.

Chatsworth to Pakim Pond
Distance: 14.5 miles
Road surface: Paved
From Chatsworth, follow Route 532 east; left on Route 72; right on the second paved road to Pakim Pond and picnic site. From Pakim Pond, continue to fork in road. Stay left at fork to Route 72; turn left on Route 72, then right on Route 563
south and back to Chatsworth.

Ride Maps:

Barnegat Branch Trail Map PDF

Burlington County Bikeways PDF

Cape May Shoreline Ride PDF

Pine Barrens River Ramble PDF

Three Easy Scenic River Rides (includes Batsto River) PDF

Pine Barrens Bicycle Tour Routes, designed by Dan Rappoport

East/West Routes:

Upper Route

Central Route

Lower Route

North/South Routes:

Eastern Route

Middle Route

Western Route

Other Routes:

Northern Scenic Byway Route

Parkway Corridor Southern Route

PPA does not ensure the accuracy of the maps and routes above. Always bring your own map and plan your trip prior to departure.

Bicycling Resources:

Barnegat Branch Rail Trail

Jersey Shore Touring Society

Outdoor Club of South Jersey

Shore Cycle Club

South Jersey Wheelman

PPA's Tour de Pines (October 2009)

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