South Jersey Wheelmen Special Events

Annual Vermont Trip:  

Regrettably we are canceling the 2024 trip.  Hopefully we can start again in 2025.

     Members of our club enjoy this 4-5 day mini-vacation at the Inn at Long Trail, in Rutland, Vermont (Directions). The Inn is located at the top of a "hill" between Killington and Pico mountains. It is a rustic Inn with quaint rooms, two common areas containing some very tree-like furniture, a hot tub and its very own Irish Pub. Here among other beers, they serve a house version beer made with half&half Guinness and Long Trail Ale. There are several beer breweries in the area and all are worth the trip. The area also has antiques, historic sites, museums and shopping providing plenty of enjoyment for the non-cyclist in the family.

     On Friday and Saturday morning, we meet in the parking lot to begin our bike ride. All rides start downhill with a shuttle available for those who do not want to climb back up. In the past, routes have always been quiet, beautiful, hilly - some with historic interest. Killington Mountain is open for mountain biking and is highly recommended! This leaves the afternoons free. We then meet for dinner as a group. The dinner is set by the chef. If you have dietary considerations, please let the chef know on arrival.

For insurance reasons, *YOU MUST BE A CLUB MEMBER TO ATTEND*   Member app

For more information:

                                 4th of July - Ride/Picnic -  Thurday  7/4/24

email Mary at:

$8 pp toward the BBQ

 You are encouraged to bring a few bottles of your favorite (or unusual) craft beer. Be sure to “research” an interesting story about the beer itself or the journey you took to obtain the beer. Of course, “Alternative Facts” are welcome.

Club Picnic and Bike Ride  -  Fort Mott State Park:   Sat - Aug 5, 2023

Bike Ride:  10:00 am sharp   cue: 10.5mi & 26mi

Picnic: at Fort Mott, after bike rides

Cost:    $8 pp to cover food cost

RSVP:  by  Wed  8/ 2 /23

        call-text-email: Mary Miranda 609 247-8623,

We have  reserved the same pavilion at Fort Mott used for years for our Get Ready Metric. We hope to continue enjoying this lovely park with a club ride and picnic.  A short and a medium length ride have been developed using portions of the Get Ready routes.

SJW Members Only - Bike Ride & Picnic at:

Glasstown Brewery:    SUNDAY - June 2, 2024

Bike Rides: start 10 am sharp: 17mi-easy C pace,  28mi C+ pace,  36mi B+ pace

BBQ:  at Brewery ~1 pm,   Cost:  $8 pp - for food cost

RSVP for BBQ:  by  Tue.  5/28/24

                             call, text or email:  609 247-8623,                    

Glasstown Brewery: 10 Peterson Street Millville, NJ 08332     856-327-7770

Cue Sheet:   13, 17,  28,  36 mi

Ride w GPS:  all routes

Belleplain State Park - East Creek Cabin:   

Details:  April 26-28, 2024     (for GPS:  380  E. Creek Mill Rd. Woodbine NJ 08270)

     Each year in April, the SJW rent the large, modern East Creek Cabin in Belleplain State Park for a weekend. We enjoy all the nature, camaraderie and benefits of camping without roughing it. The cabin is located on Rt 347. Each end of the cabin has a large room with 15 bunks and a large bathroom. The middle of the cabin has a large well equipped kitchen and a large dining area with a beautiful fireplace. On the lake side of the cabin is a large porch with chairs.
     All members are welcome. You can come down for a quick visit, a full day or the whole weekend. We will be doing
trail biking and road biking. If you have a canoe or kayak bring it.

         What’s the difference between a Special Club Ride and a Special Club Event ?

     Of course both are “special”.  Both also include a “ride” and a “meal”. The difference is who prepares the meal. At the special events our own renown chef Mary Miranda prepares a fabulous picnic.  At the special rides we go to a restaurant, ice cream parlor or some other commerical establishment.

     The rides are usually fairly short but longer options are available on some occasions.