The club sponsors a number of cycling trips each year. Trips are open to all members of the club and are restricted to club members only (residents of the immediate household of members are the only exception). Non-members of the club may participate in club trips by paying an additional $24 fee to join the club for a one year membership.
This is a listing of 2013 Special Event and Multi-Day Tours which MAFW members may be interested in attending. If a MAFW member has agreed to be the "event coordinator" their contact information is listed. If you are attending a Special Event or Multi-Day tour, please notify Liz Jennison and it will be added to this list. You do not have to be the MAFW leader on the event to have it listed here.
Bike Virginia June 21-26 Cost: $575 (lunch only), $675 (breakfast, lunch and dinner) prior to 1/31/13 ($599/$699 after 1/31/13) These fees are for camping; hotels are extra. 6 days of riding, with up to 400 miles of riding offered
Discover Hudson Valley Ride June 30 Starts and finishes in Poughkeepsie, NY Route options of 15, 33, 50, 75 and 100 miles Route crosses the Scenic Walkway over the Hudson River Registration fee: $55 (plus fees on Active.com) A group will be staying the previous night at the Days Inn Poughkeepsie: 536 Haight Ave , Poughkeepsie , NY 12603 MAFW liaison: Liz Jennison (
Bon Ton Roulet July 21-27 Cost: $575 (breakfast and dinner included). These fees are for camping; hotels are extra. Various routes each day, shorter (45-50 miles) and longer (65-70 miles) MAFW leader: Peter Ricciardi (
The Great Big FANY Ride July 21-27 500 Miles across NY state, Niagara Falls to Saratoga Springs Camping trip with SAG Support and Gear Transfer (hotel options available) $275 for the ride Additional $70 for luggage transfer to hotels, dinner option $100 for the week. Also available, bus service Saratoga Springs to start on July 20 ($75) or return to Niagara Falls on 7/27 ($115) MAFW leader: Geoff Thomas (
Inaugural Joint MAFW/BTCNJ Ride July 26-28 Avon, CT area Costs: $250 (double occupancy), $410 (single occupancy) Includes two nights accommodations at the Avon Old Farms Hotel, two breakfast buffets, and dinner buffet (Saturday night). Rides of various paces and distances with ride leaders and Cue sheets. No SAG support. Send a check made out to Harriet Einschlag (
) to BTCNJ, c/o Harriet, PO Box 853, Ridgewood, NJ 07451. Please enclose a note with your full name, address, email, cell phone and your club affiliation. Also, indicate if you have a roommate, or if you need a roommate assigned, and if you want two double beds or one king bed if available. Registration deadline June 15 for guaranteed room rates! MAFW questions: Liz Jennison (
) or 973-723-7520.
The Farm Ride August 2-4 Amherst, MA area Costs: $100-$130 plus accommodations (rooms available at U Mass Amherst, range from $45 to $65 per night; hotels option as well) MAFW leader: Keith Nichol (
) Saturday routes from 17 - 100 miles; various offerings for Friday and Sunday
Civil War Century Ride September 7 Ride the Civil War Century ride on September 7, and then a Guided sightseeing tour of the Gettysburg Battlefields on September 8. MAFW leaders: Rick Carrier (
) and Peter Miko (
Wine Country Ramble September 14-15 Women only ride in Canandaigua, NY. Ride distances of 19-103 miles on Saturday and 17-62 miles on Sunday. Costs: $175 includes evening wine and cheese parties, Saturday dinner, cue sheets and ride sag.
Lake George Getaway Friday evening (afternoon is optional) September 6th through Monday September 9th (Monday is optional). The 14th annual Lake George Getaway Weekend (a club favorite!) will take place Friday Sept. 6th through Monday Sept. 9th. We will be staying in the lakeside hamlet of Bolton Landing, gateway to the Adirondack Park, located 8 miles north of the Village of Lake George. See link above for more details and cost. Registration
Cycle North Carolina September 28 to October 5 "Mountains to Coast Ride" Lodging and camping options available. More information as it is announced by the ride organizers. MAFW leader: Rick Carrier (
Other Organization Events
October, 2013Philadelphia Bike Expo 23rd St Armory, 22 S. 23rd St Philadelphia, PA 19103 Comining Soon. Many exhibitors and seminars.
Saturday November 23rd, 2013Turkey Bike V Benefiting the Food Bank of NJ, sponsored by Cycle Craft. This year Cat B has put together another great route that has our riders dropping turkeys at Smartworld Coffee in Denville where participants will enjoy coffee and snacks before heading back to Cycle Craft in Parsippany. The total ride is about 25 miles with about 4 miles carrying turkeys that we will pick up at Kings Sueprmarket in Boonton.
Federal Transportation Bill
At least no federal aid for bicycling and walking will be killed for a few more months. Congress couldn't agree on a surface transportation bill when the latest one expired on March 31. So it extended current law through June 30. Read more: Surface transportation legislation extended through June