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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.

Celebrate 10 years of the Tour de Pines in 2014.

The Tour de Pines will take place on October 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in 2014. More information soon.


Information from 2013:

The 2013 Tour de Pines will begin on Wednesday, October 9th at PPA's Bishop Farmstead in Southampton Township, traverse the length and breadth of the Pinelands National Reserve, and culminate at Batsto Village on Sunday, October 13th.

Each day’s tour will range from 40-55 miles per day, with average speeds of 11-13 mph, and begin and end at the same location.

The Tour de Pines is a voluntary, non-competitive, unsupported ride. Participants are required to provide their own transportation, food and lodging.

Participants may elect to ride one, two or all days of the Tour. All rides start at 9:00 a.m.

2013 CUE SHEETS WITH DIRECTIONS/MILEAGE FOR EACH RIDE WILL BE EMAILED AFTER YOU REGISTER.

Day 1 - Wednesday, October 9th

Day 2 - Thursday, October 10th

Day 3 - Friday, October 11th

Day 4 - Saturday, October 12th

Day 5 - Sunday, October 13th

 

Registration Information

 

Day 1 – Wednesday, October 9th
Start Location: Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Southampton, NJ 08088
CRANBERRY CRUISER LOOP – This 46 mile ride takes you through Brendan Byrne State Forest, historic Medford Village, past Kirby’s Mill, and past the farms fields of Southampton Township.

Day 2 – Thursday, October 10th
Start Location: Lucille’s Country Cooking, Warren Grove, NJ 08005
HEART OF THE PINES LOOP – This ride is a loop instead of an out and back this year! This 50 mile ride takes you past Bass River State Forest (NJ’s first state forest), Harrisville Pond, Wharton State Forest, Lake Oswego and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s Franklin Parker Preserve.

Day 3 – Friday, October 11th
Start Location: Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine NJ, 08270
THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE – This 53 mile ride takes you through Belleplain State Forest, Maurice River Park, Port Norris, and Dividing Creek. Have lunch on the mysterious Bridge to Nowhere at Maurice River Park!

Day 4 – Saturday, October 12th
Start Location: Jakes Branch County Park Office, Beachwood NJ, 08722
JAKES BRANCH LOOP – This 53 mile loop takes you along scenic Toms River and Barnegat Bay. Other highlights include a lunch stop at the 19th Annual Pine Barrens Jamboree at Wells Mills County Park in Waretown. Enjoy the musical sounds of the Jersey Pines during lunch!

Day 5 – Sunday, October 13th
Start Location: Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest
RIDE LIKE THE DEVIL – This 48 mile ride will take to you to several historic and legendary sites in the Pine Barrens. Start off in Historic Batsto Village a former iron and glass making industrial center, have lunch in Historic Smithville Village, and visit Leeds Point the birthplace of the Jersey Devil. Other highlights include Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Port Republic, Oyster Creek and Renault Winery isn’t too far away.


2013 Registration Information

Image of Tshirt Ride like the Devil back

2013 Registration Fee: $15 for PPA members and $35 for a non-member - ride for one day or all days for one registration fee! Register before September 9, 2013 and get a bonus Ride like the Devil t-shirt while supplies last.

There are three ways to register:

  • Register online -- coming soon.
  • Register over the phone by calling 609-859-8860.
  • Mail in your registration form with payment. Registration form coming soon.
 

The Tour de Pines helps to support our work to protect New Jersey's Pinelands so there are always beautiful green places to ride your bike in south Jersey. This year riders will recieve a discounted PPA membership for one year.

PPA is a local, grassroots organization and your gift truly makes a difference in our effort to protect New Jersey's Pinelands.

Information: Contact becky@pinelandsalliance.org or 609 859-8860 x21 for more information.

Tour de Pines 2014 Planning Committee Members: Mickey Coen, Bob Cummings, Helen Dudar, Dick Gouldey, Dan Rappoport, Mike Thompson. PPA is very grateful for their hard work in planning this year's event! If you want to join the Committee email becky@pinelandsalliance.org.


To get a feeling for the tour check out this link for pictures from 2012.

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