FORT MOTT STATE PARK
Pennsville, New Jersey
Two 50-kilometer loops
mail in Pre Registration: $
Kids (with parent/guardian):
First held in 1983, the SJ Wheelmen presents the continually improved Get Ready Metric century ride. Cyclists who have not yet had a serious ride this year, can enjoy easy pedaling through flat to slightly rolling terrain of the farm country of Southern New Jersey. Start out from historic Fort Mott State Park by the Delaware River in Pennsville, climb and walk through the old Fortress's paths and tunnels where not a single shot was fired in anger. Right next to it sits the historic Civil War Finns Point National Cemetery. At mile 15 you can visit the historic Hancock House, site of a small Revolutionary War battle and killing of local civilians by British troops.
Start anytime between 8 am to 9:30 am and ride at your own pace. You can choose to ride just the Half Metric, enjoy lunch by the Riverview Pavilion and call it a day, or ride the Full Metric and enjoy lunch after a full day of great riding. To do the Full Metric, you ride the first loop out to the 15 mile water stop (Historic Hancock House), then pick up the second loop which begins and finishes at the water stop. After finishing the second loop you resume the first loop back to Fort Mott.
The second loop is more challenging than the first, with a 9 mile series of moderate hill climbs. We will have sag service but no water stop within this loop. A few stores and deli’s are located along or near both routes.
Cue sheets, painted route marks, sag wagon service and water/food stops are provided. In addition to food, the entry fee includes a give away item. In past years these have included light backpacks, sew-on patches, high quality water bottles, first aid kits, and tube patch kits. Fee for South Jersey Wheelmen members is $10.00 which includes the give away item. Club T-Shirts are available for purchase. Come out and enjoy!
Porta-potties or bathrooms are provided at main water stops.
No rain date!
Begin riding by 9:30 - All services stop at 3:00 pm!
Helmets Required - Audio Headsets Prohibited.
(Closes Wed 6/3/15 - 11:59 pm)
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*The Get Ready Metric has been canceled for 2019*
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