Mountain Biking In New Jersey
Pictures Provided By Bob MacGrath (2006), An Avid Mountain Biker In New Jersey ...
||That is myself on the dam in the Ramapo Mountain State Forest, Oakland, New Jersey.
(2003) This park has a lot of miles of single track that is mostly very rocky and technical.
Since you can park at the very top and ride down, it is very popular with freeriders/downhillers
who will shuttle it. One fun feature is there is an old Castle or a very large stone house that
you can ride to and explore way up on top of the mountain.
||And old bunker with a log ramp in Hartshorne County Park in Monmouth County.
There are many smooth twisty "roller coaster" single tracks there - a lot for Jersey anyway - and it runs right along the shore!
It does not look very impressive, but I pulled it off. There are several of these
bunkers down there along with larger installations that housed ammunition and large cannon,
used during World War I and World War II. Some would also argue
that this is the highest point on the Eastern shoreline, 266 feet I believe.
||Here is my friend John dropping off a boulder at Theunis Day School
in Wayne, New Jersey. It is pronounced too-nis. I always
liked this picture because of the quality, clouds, trees, etc. It looks nice! Not to mention, John's
perfect technique on this move. He did not climb on that rock; He hopped up there. :-) A little more
background: This is usually called urban riding or urban assault, but
we were actually in the suburbs, so perhaps this is "suburban riding".
I should point out there are plenty of trail riding oppurtunities
in the state but sometimes we just like to mess around town, which I call "trials riding" where we do not put our
bikes in our cars, etc, etc.
Bob MacGrath's favorite mountain biking web site is: MTBNJ.com