Nearly 1,500 cyclists are expected in New Jersey for Monmouth County's Twin Lights Ride on September 30. Taking place on a Saturday for the first time in its five-year history, the event offers cyclists of all ages and experience levels a choice of five routes: a guided 15-mile loop through Sandy Hook, a strenuous 100-mile "Monmouth Challenge", and middle-distance rides of 30, 50, and 75 miles. All rides will go off from Huddy Park, beneath the famed Twin Lights lighthouse, in Highlands, New Jersey, starting between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. depending on distance.
All riders will receive meticulous directions, and routes will be clearly marked with signage and arrows painted along the side of roads. Support services such as bike repair, medical assistance, and strategically positioned rest areas stocked with snacks and beverages will be available along each route. The free post-ride festival, open to the public, will feature live entertainment, food, and massage at Huddy Park on Waterwitch Avenue between Bay Avenue and Shore Drive in Highlands.
Cycling enthusiasts are encouraged to sign up early, to ensure that they receive a free t-shirt by being one of the first 1,000 registrants. The cost is $40 for adults ($25 for children), with a $5 increase for people registering at the event. Registration and ride details are at www.bikenewyork.org.