The Ramapo Rally offers six different rides/routes – CHECK BACK FOR LATEST INFO.
The rides range from family-friendly routes of 12 and 25 miles to challenging 100 and 125 mile routes.
All routes are designed to be both safe, scenic, and enjoyable no matter what route you decide to ride. Since many of the rally participants riding the 50 through the 125 mile routes either use cue sheets or rely on either their smartphones or navigation units, only the 25 mile route will have road arrows. All routes have cue sheets and GPS files.
Traditionally, the 12 mile and 25 mile routes were the only routes that had BTCNJ ride leaders leading group rides and all the routes had road arrows at the turns. This year, only the 25 mile route will have road arrows and we will be offering two BTCNJ-lead group rides for the 50 mile route.
The 125, 100, 62, and 50 mile routes will still have BTCNJ marshals riding the routes and providing assistance. If you, or the friends you are riding with, are not planning on using a navigational device or app, there will be route cue sheets available for all routes or you can chose to ride one of the BTCNJ lead routes. See “follow a leader“.
If you prefer other mileage options, customize your route with the Route Shortcuts.
Longer rides are important milestones for many riders.
Organized events, like the Ramapo Rally, make these long rides easier to do because all the routes have GPS route files, fully stocked rest stops, and SAG support. Of course, the Rally isn’t all about the longer rides: we pride ourselves on providing safe, fun, and exciting rides for riders of all abilities.
The 100 mile ride is also called a “century” or an “imperial century“. The 62 mile ride is called a “metric century” because it is 100 kilometers. The 125 mile route is called a “double metric century“ because it is 200 kilometers.
The “double netric” is a hilly, challenging ride for experienced and skilled cyclists able to ride at an average of 16mph or more. After mile 31.4, this route follows the 100 mile route.
All rest stops provide food, hydration, and bike mechanical support.
1 rest stop at 6 mi.
A ride on quiet streets with rolling hills. This is ideal for families with small children. (You can ride on your own or follow a leader.)
Rolling to Flat terrain with 502 feet elevation gain and a maximum grade of 3.1%.
1 rest stop at 9 mi.
A rolling ride that mostly covers quiet neighborhood streets from Mahwah to Franklin Lakes. (You can ride on your own or follow a leader.)
Rolling to Moderate Hilly with 1,188 feet elevation gain and a maximum grade of 5.3%.
3 rest stops at 9 mi, 24 mi, and 41 mi.
Rolling ride through mostly-suburban streets.
Rolling terrain with 1,806 feet elevation gain and a maximum grade of 6.4%.
3 rest stops at 20mi, 32mi, and 54mi.
The “Metric Century” (100 kilometers) is a moderately-hilly ride through Denville, Kinnelon, Boonton, and Montville.
Rolling to Moderately-Hilly terrain with 2,620 feet elevation gain and a maximum grade of 6.9%.
4 rest stops at 26 mi, 47 mi, 67 mi, and 88 mi.
The “Imperial Century” is a hilly and challenging ride. Please, do not make this your first century ride.
Hilly to Moderately-Hilly terrain with 5,080 feet elevation gain and a maximum grade of 8.5%.
5 rest stops at 30 mi, 52 mi, 73 mi, 93 mi, and 115 mi.
The “Double Metric Century” (200 kilometers) is a hilly and challenging ride.
Hilly to Moderately-Hilly terrain with 6,593 feet of elevation gain and a maximum grade of 10.9%.
Note about the 100 and 125 mile routes
After the first rest stop at mile 31.4, the 125 mile route and the 100 mile route are the same. Riders should check their time and pace at the Denville rest stop. You have to leave the Denville rest stop to return to Campgaw by 2:00 pm.
Links for GPS Users
The links below (the colored buttons) will provide you with the route’s Ride With GPS (RWGPS) information. The RWGPS information is now available. However, since there may be last minute changes to the routes due to road construction or closures, we strongly recommend that you do not download the GPS files until a few days before the rally..
For information on how to download and install the files to your Garmin unit or how to use the Ride with GPS mobile app, visit the Ride with GPS Help page.
Links to RWGPS routes
Note about GPS Routes
Due to changes in road conditions, road construction, or closures, etc, last-minute changes may need to be made to routes. Make sure that you have the latest cue sheets and GPS files.
- There are no facilities at the Rally for downloading the files to your Garmin unit. You must download the routes to your Garmin unit prior to getting to the Rally.
- If you are not a BTCNJ member, using the Ride with GPS app for navigation on your phone requires having a paid 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.
Follow a Leader
The 12 and 25 mile routes will have several official BTCNJ group rides lead by BTCNJ Ride Leaders. The 50 mile route will have two official BTCNJ group rides lead by BTCNJ Ride Leaders. The groups will leave from the upper parking lot area at the times listed below. When you check in, you can get further information about when and where these groups will be leaving. Be sure to get there at least 15 minutes before the departure time.
- If you are riding the 25 mile route and are unsure about following road arrows, using a navigation device/app, or using a cue sheet, we suggest riding with a group and following the leader.
- At each start time for the 25 mile route, there will be several BTCNJ-lead groups going out.
- If you are riding the 50 mile route and are not using a navigation device/app we suggest riding with a friend or a group that has a navigation device/app or join one of the two BTCNJ-lead groups.
Each group will have a BTCNJ leader but may not have a sweep. Keep in mind that these groups may be very crowded and it is up to you to keep up with the group.
- The 50, 62, and 100 mile routes will have BTCNJ marshals riding the routes and assisting participants.
- Participants may ride alongside BTCNJ marshals but riders are encouraged to ride at their own pace and manage rest stop times at their preference.
|8:45am||50 Mile||None||13 – 15 mph|
|9:00am||50 Mile||None||11 – 13 mph|
|9:15am*||25 Mile||Yellow||11 – 13 mph|
|9:30am*||25 Mile||Yellow||8 – 11 mph|
|9:45am||12 Mile||Yellow||8 – 11 mph|