From the Promoter:
Start your summer off with some D&R&R! Join Marty’s Reliable Cycle for a bikepacking weekend along country backroads, gravel, and D&R/D&L riverside rail trail.
63 miles each way (128 total) Hackettstown, NJ to camp at Washington Crossing State Park and back.
Registration includes Saturday breakfast fuel at the shop, campsite, guided ride and light mechanical support .
THE ROUTE: We start from Marty’s Reliable Cycle in Hackettstown and head southeast through a mix of backroads and some dirt roads to finish several miles on the D&R Canal Railtrail to camp at Washington Crossing State Park where a rustic group site awaits. The return trip will feature mostly the incredibly scenic D&R Railtrail north to Frenchtown, where we’ll cross over the Delaware River to the D&L Railtrail on the Pennsylvania side and enjoy the riverside views up until Riegelsville. From here we’ll cross back into NJ and follow rolling backroads along the Musconetcong River back to Hackettstown. There are several cafe stops and small stores along the way.
This route features awesome backroads through the rolling and rural parts of Warren, Hunterdon, and Mercer Counties, amazing riverside views, and endless stretches of farm roads and traffic-free countryside – all the elements of a perfect weekend on a bike!
DAY 1 Hackettstown to Washington Crossing State Park 63 miles/3400 ft of climbing
Day 2 Return 65 miles/2100ft