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2022 TDP

September 30, 2022

Route Map

 
 

The 2022 routes are out and back loops on both days that start and finish at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa.

Click on each tab for the schedule and route maps for each day of the ride.

Links coming soon to ride the route with your GPS.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Schedule
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Bike assembly and mechanics available in parking lot*
4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mandatory Three-Day Rider Registration at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
900 Scudders Mill Rd, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536
(drop in any time during those hours)
 

Bike Storage: Riders will store their bikes in their rooms at each hotel along the route.

 

*Bike Assembly: Bike mechanics will provide mechanical support throughout the ride. But if you need your bike assembled or checked before the ride, you need to give it to bike mechanics by 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1. They will be available at the Crowne Plaza starting at 4:00 p.m.

 

Schedule is subject to change.

Day 0: Friday, Sept 30, 2022

 

Come in and get settled into the Ocean Place Resort and Spa. Friday is a time to explore the hotel, walk along the beach and meet up with friends. We'll have a more detailed schedule coming soon about rider registration and packet pickup. 

 

Day 1: Saturday, Oct 1, 2022

 

Terrain: Combination of rolling hills and flat roads with some rolling hills inland
 

Distance & Elevation

100 Miles: 3767’ total elevation  

62 Miles:  2384’ total elevation

(And there’s always a shortcut)

 

Route Description:

We take off from Ocean Place Resort and Spa located in the shore town of Long Branch. 

 

Long Branch started as a wealthy resort and beach town in the late1800s. Long Branch was visited often by presidents Chester A. ArthurJames A. GarfieldUlysses S. GrantBenjamin HarrisonRutherford B. HayesWilliam McKinley and Woodrow Wilson.

Seven Presidents Park was dedicated in their honor and monuments of the presidents are on the Boardwalk next to our hotel.

 

Traveling north along the coast, we cross the Navesink River at Highlands where you can see the Twin Lights Historic Site. A beacon was first built there in 1746 to warn of invading French warships. 

 

We then ride through the tony neighborhood that is home to Jersey boy, Jon Bon Jovi.

 

Heading inland, we ride through scenic Monmouth County, known for its equestrian estates and Revolutionary War battlefields.  We pass the Laird Distillery, America’s oldest Distillery, established in 1717.   

 

TDP finishes Day 1 back at the hotel in Long Branch in time for socializing, dinner and the TDP evening program.

Day 2: Sunday, Oct 2, 2022

 

Terrain: Flat

Distance & Elevation:  
  42 Miles: 407’ total elevation

 

​Route Description:

We depart again from Ocean Place Resort and Spa in Long Branch and head north passing through Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright where we get onto the paved bike path and ride along the beach.

 

We take the bike path all the way to Sandy Hook- the Gateway National Recreation Center.  Aside from its 6 miles of beaches, Sandy Hook is known for its Lighthouse, hiking and biking trails, birding, and Fort Hancock (a National Historic Landmark).  Great spot for photos!

 

We loop around to Asbury Park and finish riding  along the ocean to the Ocean Place Resort and Spa for finale festivities. The finale is the perfect ending to the weekend where we enjoy the company of our fellow riders, family, and friends!