Thank you for registering for the Tour de Pines 2019! Print our the cue sheets and please review the driving directions below. If you know someone who would like to ride please send them this link so they can register here.
Revised Files – Sunday!
Sunday, October 6th Revised Route Files – We found out on Tuesday that they are paving Smithville Road, a road we take at the very beginning of this ride for both long and short. The ride has been re-routed but is about 3 miles longer. Here are the files:
Riders using Ride With GPS should make sure to use the revised routes in their Ride With GPS app.
You can now find the revised routes on the RWGPS TdP-2019 event page.
You can also go directly to the routes:
- TdP19-Oct6L REV9-28 High Up in Burlington County Long
- TdP19-Oct6S Rev 092819 High Up in Burlington County Short
Important information for all riders:
- Please arrive by 8:30 am. All rides start promptly – we will be on our bikes and riding at 9:00 a.m.
- Helmets are required
- No earphones or cell phones while riding
- Check in required at the start of each ride day
- You will receive a number to attach to your bike and this must stay on the bike for the duration of the Tour. This number has important emergency information on it. We will provide zip ties.
- The Tour de Pines is for registered cyclists only
- Any rider under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Make sure your bike is tuned-up for the ride. There is no SAG support on these rides.
- The Tour is non-competitive but please be sure you can ride the distance before you come.
- There is a ride leader and a ride sweep for each day’s ride.
- Driving directions can be downloaded here. PLEASE review these. Many of these locations are off the beaten path and we spend a lot of time putting this document together so you can arrive on time and un-stressed.
- Cue sheets are below. Print out cue sheets for the days you registered for. We will have large and small copies of the cue sheets at each days ride.
- Riders are responsible for bringing or purchasing their lunch and bringing their own water. Lunch stops are indicated on the cue sheet.
- This is a rain or shine event. We only cancel a ride if there is torrential rain or lightning in the forecast. Check this webpage for ride updates regarding weather. Or call 609-859-8860 x 121 for a recorded message. No message? Then it is a go!
- Many of your questions can be answered here: Tour de Pines FAQs
- Review these Ride Tips before the Tour kicks off
TCX files and Ride with GPS Link:
We are happy to provide riders with their navigation tools but we will require you to take a paper cue sheet on the ride. Your phone or GPS might run out of power or lose service and you will have back up information at your finger tips!
Here is a link to the Tour de Pines routes via Ride with GPS. (please don’t share this link)
Here is a link to download TCX files for your navigation device.
Questions about these files? Contact Tour committee member Mike Hardy at email@example.com – you don’t want to contact Becky (I promise I don’t know how to use these files!)
CUE SHEETS can be found below in each ride description.
Cue Sheets for 2019
Please print out a cue sheet for each day you are riding. You must have a cue sheet. They have the cell phone numbers of the committee on that day’s ride, they include restroom and food stops and become necessary if your GPS fails while you are out on the road. The road names on the cue sheets have been field verified by the Tour de Pines Committee and may not match Google Maps or other mapping resources.
All cue sheets are formatted to fit letter-sized paper. We will have larger copies available the day of so that the writing is big enough to read while you ride.
October 2nd, Blueberry Fields Forever (long ride & short ride meet at same location)
Starting Location: White Horse Winery, 106 Hall Street, Hammonton NJ 08037
White Horse Winery is a lovely spot in a rural area. We will be parking in the field surrounded by split rail fence. There will be signs for parking. The tasting room opens at noon so please visit the winery after your ride and enjoy what they have to offer. Please thank them for hosting the Tour de Pines!
Learn more on their website www.whitehorsewinery.com
Lunch: Pack and carry your lunch or stop at Farmer John’s Market (about 36 miles into the ride). It is a convenience store with sandwiches and pizza.
RIDE HIGHLIGHT: At mile 40.5 we pass the Red Barn Café and Penza’s Pies. This famous landmark in South Jersey has the best pie you will ever have. . . Penza’s Pies at the Red Barn Cafe. We will have volunteers there to SAG J your pie! You can enjoy a slice of pie at the café or buy a whole pie (or three!), give it to one of our volunteers and you can pick up your pie at White Horse Winery when you get back! They only accept cash, but have an ATM.
Pro Pedals will be there to check out your bike before the ride! They are a generous sponsor of the Tour de Pines 2019!
October 3rd, No Whining Ride
Starting Location: Laurita Winery, GPS: 85 Archertown Road, New Egypt NJ 08533
If you are coming into New Egypt from the west you will take a right on Brindletown Road and then a left on Front Street/CR 640. You will pass the Inn at Laurita on your left and then come to the long driveway leading to the winery. There are signs. Visit the winery after your ride and enjoy a tasting!
Learn more on their website – www.lauritawinery.com
Lunch: Brown bag lunch at historic Walnford picnic area or stop at Roy’s Deli.
LONG RIDE CUE SHEET
There is no short ride on October 3rd.
Beachwood Bikes will be there to check out your bike before the ride! They are a generous sponsor of the Tour de Pines 2019!
October 4th, Atlantic-Cape Ramble
Starting Location: Estell Manor County Park, Mays Landing NJ 08330.
The main entrance to Estell Manor Park is 3.5 miles south of Mays Landing on State Highway 50. Pull in the main entrance towards the Warren E. Fox Nature center but make a right on the Military Order of the Purple Heart Drive, which is a one-way loop around the park. Follow the one-way road to the right and the softball field parking area is on the right. Here is link to the Atlantic County website for the park.
Lunch stop: Food may be purchased at the Wawa in Dennisville. You can also pack your own lunch enjoy it at Belleplain State Forest.
REI-Marlton will be there to check out your bike before the ride!
October 5th, Pinelands Meets the Bay (long ride & short ride start here)
Starting Location: Bass River State Forest, 762 Stage Rd, Tuckerton NJ 08087
Parking: Use the main entrance for Bass River State Forest and follow the signs to Lake Absegami beach area. We are parking in the day use parking for Lake Absegami. Here is a link to the website for Bass River State Forest.
Lunch: Both rides pass a Wawa at mile 12.9, and the long ride passes a 2nd Wawa at mile 30.6. Both have food and restrooms.
RIDE HIGHLIGHT: The long and the short ride pass the famous Chair on the Roof (mile 9.7). You don’t want to miss the unique NJ landmark.
Village Bicycles will be there to check out your bike before the ride!
October 6th, High Up in Burlington County (long ride & short ride start here)
Starting Location: Pinelands Preservation Alliance, 17 Pemberton Road (Rt. 616 W), Southampton NJ 08088
Please be careful when following directions to our headquarters. There are three Pemberton Roads that can found along Route 206. We are located at 17 Pemberton Road – which is also Country Road 616 west.
Wheelies Bicycles will be there to check out your bike before the ride! Please thank them for their support!
Lunch – Have a snack along the way and then join us at PPA for chili and beer following the ride. Flying Fish Brewing Company has generously donated a selection of beers! There will be a sweet sausage chili, a vegetarian chili and a spicy beef chili with all the fixings provided by our friends at Just Between Friends Catering.
Friends and family can attend the post-ride festivities for $10/person.