Tour de Pines

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance holds a bike tour of the Pinelands every October.

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October 3rd to October 6th, 2024


The Tour de Pines, sponsored by Pinelands Preservation Alliance, celebrates Pinelands Month in October. This year we offer four single-day bicycle tours of the New Jersey Pinelands. Proceeds benefit the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, a nonprofit organization working to protect the resources of New Jersey Pinelands since 1989. There is no other bike ride like this in New Jersey!

All routes start & finish in the same location; participants provide their own transportation, food, and lodging as these are unsupported rides.  Although the rides are self-guided, we will provide each participant with:

  • Cue Sheets
  • GPS Files
  • Free Access to the Ride with GPS App
  • Instructions that contain details about the rides

Partnering with kermesse sport:

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is pleased to work with Kermesse Sport to organize the Tour de Pines, which allows us to continue to offer high-quality events for you to enjoy.  They have been involved in event organization for more than 30 years and are best known for their World Class Hell of Hunterdon event, which is one of the oldest gravel cycling events in the US. 


Distances on routes are subject to change if road conditions warrant.

Riders on the 2019 Tour de Pines ride from White Horse Winery.

Day 1: Thursday, October 3, 2024
NO WHINING RIDE

Start/Finish location: Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt NJ 08533
28 and 47-mile routes are available

Both Routes start and finish at Laurita Winery, which is located at the edge of the Pine Barrens. Scenic areas in both Ocean and Monmouth counties may be enjoyed, including many agricultural, tree, and horse farms. The route passes through Colliers Mills and Assunpink Wildlife Management Areas (WMA), as well as a visit to Historic Walnford, a Monmouth County Park. Be prepared for some rolling terrain and a few steep hills! This ride crosses the Union Transportation Trail (a relatively new “rails-to-trails” that is also a part of the Monmouth County Parks System), and this trail could be a ride for another day. After your ride, stay a while to sample Laurita’s wine and enjoy the atmosphere of this unique place!

Pinelands Meets the Bay Ride in 2019.

Day 2: Friday, October 4, 2024
BLUEBERRY FIELDS FOREVER 2.0
Start/Finish location: Whitehorse Winery 106 Hall Street, Hammonton NJ 08037
29 and 51-mile routes are available

Both routes start at Whitehorse Winery.  Discover why Hammonton and surrounding Atlantic County is known as the “Blueberry Capital of the World”.  Start in rural, southern Camden County and ride into Atlantic County and Burlington County.  In addition to blueberry farms, points of interest include the Mullica River and Makepeace Lake Wildlife Management Area, old churches, and homemade pies!  Visit the winery after your ride and try their latest offerings.
See pictures on Flickr from our 2019 Blueberry Fields Forever Ride.

In & Around Peaslee ride in 2018.

Day 3: October 5, 2024
SOUTH OF THE BORDER
Start/Finish location: Belleplain State Forest, 1 Henkinsifkin Road Woodbine, NJ, 08270
27 and 46-mile routes are available

New for 2024, we are going South of the Border!  This ride starts at beautiful Lake Nummy in Belleplain State Forest, travels mostly quiet roads through the Woodbine area and along the Dennis and Middle Township bike paths.  The short route follows a portion of the southern border of the Pine Barrens, while the long route travels to Cape May Court House (the county seat of Cape May County) and crosses the southern border twice.  Both routes return to Belleplain via Goshen and historic Dennisville.

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The barn at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

Day 4 – October 6, 2024
PINELANDS ADVENTURES RIDE
Start/Finish location:
Pinelands Preservation Alliance 17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton NJ 08088
25, 48 and 56-mile routes are available

The ride starts and finishes at the offices of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance and travel past the farm fields of Southampton and Tabernacle townships, and visits historic sites that are described in several books written about the Pinelands, including the Old Sawmill and Old Indian Tavern sites. 
As this ride serves as the Grand Finale of the 2024 Tour de Pines, we plan to offer post-ride food & drinks. Spellbound Brewing of Mount Holly, NJ provides beer for the post-ride festivities.  


Registration information coming soon!

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is a local, grassroots organization and your participation truly makes a difference in our effort to protect New Jersey’s Pinelands. 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.

Information

Questions? Contact Brian at Kermesse Sport at 267-744-4538.

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Tour de Pines 2024 Advisory Committee Members: Anita Garner, Chris Monchinski, Dan Sferas, Dan Rappoport, Ed Troike, Harry Chaikin, Jay Stephens, Jim Wheatcroft, John Keenan, Kevin Kristian, Mark Budka, Mickey Coen, Mike Dehoff, Mike Hardy, Mona Freedman and Tricia Troike

PPA is very grateful for their hard work in planning this year’s event!

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