Bike New York is pulling out all the stops for our season-ending ride in 2014! Ocean views and tasty pies at pit stops are some of the highlights while riding back roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey.
The annual Twin Lights Ride begins and ends beneath the famed Twin Lights overlooking Sandy Hook and features four mileage choices, from 30 to 100 miles.
At the end of the ride, everyone returns to Highlands to enjoy a meal at one of the many seafood (or other) restaurants, catch some music or light food at the post-ride festival, and pick up the ride T-shirt.
2014 marks the 13th anniversary of this family-friendly ride!
The 2014 Twin Lights Ride will take place on Sunday, September 28th. Stay tuned for more details!
However, if someone in your party would still like to ride, additional spots will be available for day-of registration at a cost of $80 per rider, cash only. Those wishing to register on the day of the event must arrive at Huddy Park between 7:00AM and 10:00AM. In order to keep the ride on schedule, we cannot process any day-of registrations after 10:30AM.
We are pulling out all the stops for the 2013 Twin Lights Ride! With ocean views on some routes and treats like pies and chocolate fountains, cyclists will enjoy riding the back roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey, more than ever. The annual Twin Lights Ride begins and ends beneath the famed Twin Lights overlooking Sandy Hook. Twin Lights Ride is produced in partnership with the Highlands Business Partnership and their Hope for Highlands initiative to restore parts of the community damaged by Hurricane Sandy and to provide financial aid to those Highlands residents displaced by the storm. (Click here to donate.) The tour includes route choices from 30 to 100 miles, so there’s something for everyone!
(If you love riding your bike in New Jersey, click here and sign on to make it even better–for you, your fellow cyclists, and the next generation of bike-lovers.)
Adult registration through July 31: $55
Adult registration August 1-September 24: $65
Day-of adult registration on September 28: $80, cash only
Youth (14 and under) Registration
Youth registration through September 24: $35
Day-of youth registration on September 28: $45, cash only
Route Descriptions (all routes subject to change)
30 Miles – Oceanport Loop: a ride through Monmouth County communities south and west of Highlands including Rumson, Oceanport and Middletown.
55 Miles – Farmingdale Loop: same route as the 30-mile ride with an extra 25 mile southern loop around U.S. Weapons Station Earle through Farmingdale and Colts Neck.
75 Miles – Brielle Loop: same as the 55-mile ride with an extra 20 mile southeastern loop along the coastal communities of Spring Lake, Sea Girt and Brielle.
100 Miles – Monmouth Loop: same as the 75-mile ride with an extra 29 mile loop west around the Turkey Swamp Wildlife Area near Freehold.
Route Start Times (all times subject to change)
In order to ensure that all riders will have enough time to complete routes and enjoy the finish festival before the event closes, cue sheets for each route will only be distributed during the following times. You must depart Huddy Park before the close of your start window, otherwise you will have to ride a shorter route.
100 Miles 7:30-8:00 AM
75 Miles 8:00-8:30 AM
55 Miles 8:30-9:45 AM
30 Miles 9:15-10:30 AM
All routes start and end in Huddy Park (301 Shore Drive, Highlands, NJ 07732). NOTE: This is not the Huddy Park in Toms River, NJ.
Bike New York has chartered two ferries to take riders from Pier 11 in Manhattan to Highlands, NJ on the morning of Sunday, September 28th. These ferries will depart at 6:30AM and 8:30AM and drop riders off within walking (or biking!) distance of Huddy Park. (See below to determine which ferry you should take based on your route choice.) If you did not purchase a ferry ticket when you registered for the ride, bring $60 cash to cover the cost of a roundtrip ticket for you and your bike. All ferry riders should arrive at Pier 11 at least 20 minutes before departure to allow time for ticket purchase and check-in. Ferry capacity is limited and tickets are nonrefundable.
- 100- and 75-milers must take the 6:30AM ferry in order to arrive in the Highlands on time to begin the ride.
- 55-milers can take either the 6:30AM or 8:30AM ferry.
- 30-milers should take the 8:30AM ferry.
Return ferries depart from Highlands and stop at East 35th Street before arriving at Pier 11. Riders may choose any of the following departure times:
- 12:30PM, 3:30PM, 5:30PM, 7:30PM
- Landmark lighthouse views
- Well-marked routes, well-stocked rest areas, full SAG support
- Fresh, local seafood for sale at post-ride festival and in town
- Free T-shirt for each participant