NJ has a range of terrain from gentle terrain along the Jersey shore and the Pine Barrens, to the more moderate-difficult terrain of the Hunterdon County farmlands, gentle rolling hills,and lazy country roads, to the Skylands in Northwest New Jersey where you can find the more difficult mountainous terrain.
The New Jersey State Park System also offers many cycling trips and trails with outstanding scenery, many of which are featured on this site.
Cycling trips can be enjoyed almost any time of the year in New Jersey. Spring, summer and fall are certainly better than winter for obvious reasons. The best time to enjoy the bike tours near the shore would be of course during the summer. Of all the seasons, the autumn and spring is the best time to cycle, especially in the western and northern parts of the state when the leaves are exhibiting their brightest colors
Listed are a broad range of cycling trips, with access to trail maps for biking trips and trails for the beginner, or young families with kids to the more advanced cyclist.
Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.
5.4 miles, Easy-Moderate
A multi-use, mountain bike trail from the Jersey shore town of Manasquan to the visitors center of Allaire State Park. It runs along the trackage of the former Farmingdale and Squan Village Railroad and Freehold and Jamesburg Agricultural Railroad. The Edgar Felix was the first cycling trail created in the state of New Jersey.
The Pine Barrens
21.3 miles & 51.3 miles, Easy
Discover pristine pine & oak forests. A good place to start is in Wharton State Forest (eight miles east of Hammonton) from the Batsto Village parking area on Route 542.