Finding Your Way

The Ramapo Rally provides two navigational methods to keep you on your chosen route: (1) Route files you can use on your GPS or smartphone. and (2) cue sheets (printed directions).

If you get lost, use your smartphone’s navigation app or GPS to navigate to the nearest rest stop.

GPS routes are provided and will be available one week before the Rally.

You can download the routes to your Garmin or GPS device. Ride with GPS (RWGPS) also has a phone app that will provide turn instructions but you need to be a paid RWGPS subscriber OR be a BTCNJ member for that to work.

  • There are no facilities at the Rally for downloading the route files to your Garmin, Wahoo, etc. unit. You must download the files prior to getting to the Rally.
  • To use the Ride with GPS app on your smart device, you must have at least a Free RWGPS account.
  • BTCNJ members who have a free RWGPS account and are registered on BTCNJ’s RWGPS Club Account can use the RWGPS app and get voice turn by turn navigation.

Cue sheets, which are printed lists of the turns along the route, will be provided.

The information provided for each turn includes the direction, the street name, the mileage (the distance you’ve ridden), and the distance to the next turn. To use a cue sheet, you generally need to follow along (look at) the cue sheet while you are riding. It’s helpful to have a cycle computer so that you know how far you have ridden to figure out where on the cue sheet you are at. See How to read a cue sheet

There is always a chance that you may make a wrong turn. If that should happen, set your smartphone’s navigational app to Bike or Walk mode. Go to the rest stop page and select the rest stop you are heading to.