Open year round, public roads
Route Map Turn by Turn Directions
Gravitas: RDB: Proximity:
Looking for a good training ride right from town? This isn’t the most beautiful cycling route on this website. However, it is a reasonably pleasant 26.5 mile route that starts and ends within the City of Trenton (albeit in the far western section, at the NW corner of Calwalader Park).
It’s a particularly good ride for someone who’s looking for a decent, regular training ride where you don’t want to take the time to throw on the bike rack and drive somewhere before starting. It’s a moderately hilly route, traveling over low-traffic tertiary roads, and medium-traffic secondary roads that are wide enough not be scary on a bike. At the time of this writing, pavement and shoulders were generally in very good shape. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for a beautiful day out on a bike, and don’t mind driving half an hour to 45 minutes, there are prettier rides on this website.
Another interesting sidelight to this ride is that several sections follow the route of Washington’s army’s march to the first Battle of Trenton. It includes sections of Sullivan’s way, and Bear Tavern road (the historic stretches are noted in the Turn by Turn Directions). You may want to check out the Hidden Trenton Guide to the Battles of Trenton and Princeton for more info.
Thanks to Dwight and Dara for showing me this route.