Routes

The Ramapo Rally offers six different rides/routes

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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. All of the Ramapo Rally routes have been created using Ride with GPS (RWGPS). All routes have GPS files and cue sheets. If you use a navigation device like a Garmin unit or your smartphone with an app similar to RWGPS, you can download the routes to your unit or ride it “live” on your smart phone. Route cue sheets will be available at the Ramapo Rally registration area. There are no resources at the Ramapo Rally start for downloading the GPS files to your devices. You should do this prior to coming to the Rally.

Keep in mind that, due to construction and road closures, the routes may have to be updated. Ensure that you have the most current version of the route by downloading the GPS files a few days before the Rally.

This year, BTCNJ will be offering BTCNJ-lead group rides for the 12 mile, 25 mile, and 50 mile routes.

BTCNJ marshals will be riding the 50, 62, 100, and 125 (after mile 32 when the 125 continues on the 100 mile) routes to provide 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.

Route Descriptions

The button color matches the color of the cue sheets.

Longer routes

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 just about the longer rides: we pride ourselves on providing safe, fun, and exciting rides for riders of all abilities!

Route names

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 Metric” 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.


Routes

All rest stops provide food, hydration, and bike mechanical support.

12 mile route

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% (6% on Campgaw access road).

25 mile route

1 rest stop at 8 mi.

This year the 25 mile route has been redesigned. it is as rolling ride through quiet neighborhood streets from Mahwah to Franklin Lakes. (You can ride on your own or follow a leader.)

Rolling to Moderate Hilly with 1,053 feet elevation gain and a maximum grade of 4.7% (6% on Campgaw access road)..

50 mile route

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%.

62 mile route

3 rest stops at 20 mi, 32 mi, and 54 mi.

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%.

100 mile route

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%.

125 mile route

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%.

Notes about 100 and 125 mile routes

  • The 100 and 125 mile routes both go to the Denville rest stop. The 125 mile route continues for another 20 miles to return to the Denville rest stop for a second time.
  • You turn right out of the Denville rest stop to return to Campgaw. You turn left to do the extra 20 mile loop on the 125 mile route.
  • Whether you are doing 100 or 125 miles, you must leave the Denville rest stop before 2:00pm to return to Campgaw. Otherwise, you risk not having any support at the Pompton Lakes (Hersfield Park) rest stop or getting back to Campgaw before closing.
  • For the 125 mile route, before doing the extra 20 mile loop, check the time and your pace to be sure to be able to leave Denville (the second time) by 2:00pm! Don’t do the extra loop if it seems you won’t have enough time!

Follow a Leader

For the 12, 25, and 50 mile routes, there will be one or more groups lead by a BTCNJ ride leader.

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 12, 25, or 50 mile route and are unsure about using a navigation device/app or using a cue sheet, we suggest riding with a friend or a group that has a navigation device/app or join a BTCNJ-lead groups.
  • Each group ride 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.
Start TimeRouteNumber of BTCNJ
Lead Groups
Approx.
Pace
8:45am50 MileOne13 – 15 mph
9:00am50 MileOne11 – 13 mph
9:15am25 MileSeveral11 – 13 mph
9:30am25 MileSeveral8 – 11 mph
9:45am12 MileOne8 – 11 mph