People Cycling Rides


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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Vicki LaBella
Tour Dates
Start Location
Ocean Grove, NJ
End Location
Ocean Grove, NJ
Cost (est.)
$1100 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$500 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
40 mi / 64 km
Avg. Elevation
125 ft / 38 m
Ride Description

Join us for a late summer tour of the Jersey Shore. This fixed base ride will stay in Ocean Grove, NJ, a tiny Victorian town right next to Asbury Park. The very flat terrain brings us to Sandy Hook National Park, Fort Hancock and Scenic Road (which offers a tremendous view of the Verrazano Bridge and New York City), Spring Lake, Bay Head and more. Inland, we’ll visit Rumson, Red Bank and beautiful horse country and farmland. Keep on the lookout for some unique sights, including the location of a President’s passing, a glimpse of some “The Sopranos” locations, E Street, Springsteen’s former mansion and studio, as well as the legendary Stone Pony which is a short walk from our lodging.  You may wish to combine this tour with a visit to NYC, a scant 50 miles away although we think you’ll be more than satisfied with the riding venues provided. It may surprise some but this area of New Jersey is quite beautiful. And flat!


The tour is rated EASY except for the chance of occasional strong winds (which would bump a ride's rating up to MODERATE).  All rides are flat, though for those who seek more, mileage extensions will be available.  On two rides, there are short inclines in the 5% range with over 90% of the routes being dead flat. The coastal rides can encounter some wind which is normally relatively light. Though traffic can be heavy during the summer seas… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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