Atco to Margate Bike Ride
June 2, 2018
Mark Saturday, June 2 on your calendar as Fall Line makes its annual trek to the shore. This is a leisurely ride (average speed 12-15 mph, but go at your own pace) to Maynard’s Café, at 9306 Amherst Ave, in Margate, NJ. Total distance is about 61 miles- 55 miles to Maynard’s and an additional 6 miles to the AC Convention Center for the train ride back to Atco. The ride is a great training ride for those doing the ACS Ride the following week or the MS Bikeathon in September. Please plan to arrive around 8 AM for an 8:30 departure. The route goes out Jackson Road to Atsion Rd., down 206, into Hammonton, through scenic Mays Landing past Lake Lenape, Egg Harbor Township, Somers Point, and crosses 2 bridges into Longport before the final push up to Margate and then lunch at Maynard’s. Along the way, we’ll stop for breakfast in Hammonton, a quick beverage in Mays Landing and maybe a stop at Dairy Queen in Somers Point. Directions are provided. We hope to have a support vehicle (calling John Steel!! We would be delighted with your presence once again!). I will ask for a donation from the cyclists to compensate our support drivers for backing us up.
For the trip home, we continue biking up to the Atlantic City rail station at the Convention Center. Cost to return to Atco with your bike is about $5.00. Trains leave roughly every hour about 45 minutes past the hour (so 2:45, 3:45, 4:45, etc). The trip is asphalt all the way, although most of the riding will be on the shoulders so it may not be all that smooth. Most bikers use road bikes, but I’ve seen a few hybrids and a mountain bike or two (if you really want to work your legs). I’d like a head count, so if you’re interested, please dust off your bikes, pump your tires, and e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org