Local Riding!

These are some of the local routes we do. Should offer a good idea of quality roads in the area. Special thanks to Brian Holmes ’09 for the following.

The following routes can only be described as classic. Travelled by generations of Princeton cyclists, they represent decades of experience. However, these descriptions can be confusing to rides just learning the roads. Click on the name of the route for a map of the ride, with distance and elevation gain information.

“The Hoppe — Second Bridge”

Down Witherspoon, Right onto Wiggins St. Left onto Jefferson, yield onto Moore St. Right onto Mt. Lucas Mt. Lucas to Princeton Ave. Through Rocky Hill to Montgomery Right onto 206 shoulder, immediate Right onto Bridgepoint Rd and go Straight Turn right onto Mill Pond Road at 3-way intersection Cross narrow bridge, immediate left to continue on Mill Pond Road Turn Right (after 90 degree bend) onto Harlingen Rd, Left onto Rt. 630 / Belle Mead-Griggstown Road Follow the turn around the church, into Willow Right onto Hillsborough at traffic light At T, turn Left onto River Road Turn Right onto “Second Bridge” Right onto Canal Road to the end Right onto wooden bridge Left onto Crescent Ave until 4 way stop Left onto Princeton Ave Left onto Mt. Lucas — up “Caliper Hill” Left at 2nd Stop Sign onto Jefferson.

“River Road to Third Bridge with a Coppermine”

Down Witherspoon, Right onto Wiggins St. Left onto Jefferson, yield onto Moore St. Right onto Mt. Lucas Mt. Lucas to Princeton Ave. Through Rocky Hill to Montgomery Right onto 206 shoulder, immediate Right onto Bridgepoint Rd, immediate Right onto River Rd. Pass 2nd Bridge, Right onto Amwell Rd. (Third Bridge) Right onto Market Street Left at Stop Sign, onto Canal Road Soon after 2nd Bridge, Left turn onto Coppermine (small ring!) After the top, Right turn at Old Georgetown Rd. Descend on Old Georgetown into Canal Road. Alternatively, After climbing Coppermine, Right at Old Georgetown Left onto Carrol Place, Right onto 518 back to Rocky Hill.

“The Bob to Second Bridge”

Down Witherspoon, Right onto Wiggins St. Left onto Jefferson, yield onto Moore St. Right onto Mt. Lucas Mt. Lucas to Princeton Ave. Through Rocky Hill to Montgomery Right onto 206 shoulder, immediate Right onto Bridgepoint Rd, immediate Left onto Orchard Road Orchard Road to Burnt Hill Road (Pass Skillman) Left at Sunset Road Right onto Rt. 601 / “The Bob” / Blawenberg Right onto the Rt. 206 ramp; immediate left onto Townshipline Road Left onto Willow Road Right onto Hillsborough At T, Left onto River Road Right at Second Bridge (Blackwell Mills) Right onto Canal Road to the end Right onto wooden bridge Left onto Crescent Ave until 4 way stop Left onto Princeton Ave Left onto Mt. Lucas — up “Calliper Hill” Left at 2nd Stop Sign onto Jefferson. Alternatively, Straight on Mt. Lucas until it turns into Witherspoon.

“Grandview”

On the Bob, Turn Left onto Grandview after first set of tracks After climb, (pass Fairview on Left) turn Right onto Pin Oak Rd At T turn Right onto Dutchtown-Zion Rd (watch out for sharp turn and dog) Turn Left back onto the Bob, the immediate Right onto Dutchtown-Harlingen Rd (604) Cross 206, continue on Dutchtown-Harlingen Rd and take the Hoppe backwards.

“Crusher”

Go out Rosedale, through ETS, Right onto Carter Through the Light, Left onto Crusher Road at top of Hopewell climb At T, Left onto 654, then Right onto Stony Brook Cross 518 and continue on Stony Brook Right onto Van Dyke After bends, Left onto Featherbed Ln Right onto 607, descend into Hopewell Straight through light, past pharmacy, left onto Columbia Straight until Princeton Ave, Right turn Climb the Col D’Hopewell Continue through the light onto 569 After the bridge, Left into ETS (use turning lane) At other entrance, Left onto Rosedale At the light, turn Right into Elm Rd Immediate Left onto Hodge After light, Right onto Chambers.

“The Hoppe, Sprint Loop, Third Bridge”

Down Witherspoon, Right onto Wiggins St. Left onto Jefferson, yield onto Moore St. Right onto Mt. Lucas Mt. Lucas to Princeton Ave. Through Rocky Hill to Montgomery Right onto 206 shoulder, immediate Right onto Bridgepoint Rd and go Straight Turn right onto Mill Pond Road at 3-way intersection Cross narrow bridge, immediate left to continue on Mill Pond Road Turn Right (after 90 degree bend) onto Harlingen Rd, Left onto Rt. 630 / Belle Mead-Griggstown Road Follow the turn around the church, into Willow Right onto Hillsborough at traffic light Right onto Beverly **First Sprint for the lamppost** Left, then Right onto Briar Way, Right onto Camden Right onto Kilmer **Second Sprint for the Crosswalk** Right turn onto Willow **Third Sprint for the Green Box** Willow Rd, cross Hillsborough Right turn at intersection of Amwell Take Amwell into Millstone Left onto River Rd, Right onto Third Bridge.

“Woosamonsa”

Down Witherspoon, Left on Wiggins Street Go straight (becomes Hodge) across 206 Bear Right down Lafayette Left onto Cleveland at stop sign Go through light (becomes Rosedale), past ETS At the T, Left onto Carter Rd At light, Right onto Cold Soil Rd After 90 degree bend, Right onto Blackwell Rd At the T, Right onto Federal City Cross and Left onto 624 (Pennington-Rocky Hill Rd/Deleware Ave) Straight through Pennington, over bridge, Cross Highway 31 Turn Right onto S. Timberlane after the high school Left onto 623 At the T, Right onto 579 Right onto Woosamonsa Left across Highway 31, immediate Right onto Titus Mill Rd Left onto Pennington-Rocky Hill Rd (after Wargo) Right onto Bayberry Merge onto 569 (Hopewell-Princeton Rd) After the bridge, Left into ETS (use turning lane) At other entrance, Left onto Rosedale At the light, turn Right into Elm Rd Immediate Left onto Hodge After light, Right onto Chambers.

“Province Line”

Go out Witherspoon, go through lights at Wiggins, and Terhune Left at stop sign, go through stop light (206) Climb Cherry Hill Left onto Ridgeview At the T, Right onto Great Rd Left onto Heather Ln, Left onto Cherry Valley Right onto Province Line Rd Cross 518, Climb “Province Line” After the False Flat, keep Right onto Hopewell-Amwell Rd Descend and Climb, merge into Zion Rd/Lindberg Rd

(To Return:) “Hollow” Just after top, 150° Right turn onto Zion Rd Descend past Spring Hill until sudden Right onto Hollow Descend Hollow, Left onto Skillman/Camp Meeting Ave Turn Right onto “The Bob” / 601 Continue past 518 onto Great Rd. Follow Great Rd After crossing Mountain Rd, Left onto Wescott Right onto Hunter, Left onto Lafayette (Cross Cleveland) Merge Left onto Hodge Pass Bayard Lane (206) Right onto Chambers “Ridge Road” Continue past top of Province Line, Left onto Ridge Rd At T, Left onto Rileyville (607)/Hopewell-Wertsville Rd In Hopewell, go through light Pass pharmacy, pass fire station, left onto Columbia Straight until Princeton Ave, Right turn Climb the Col D’Hopewell Continue through the light onto 569 After the bridge, Left into ETS (use turning lane) At other entrance, Left onto Rosedale At the light, turn Right into Elm Rd Immediate Left onto Hodge After light, Right onto Chambers “Rileyville” Descend Lindberg, at T Left onto Wertsville (602) Left onto Rileyville (607) Climb, Suffer past Ridge Rd, follow above directions.

“Somerville”

Down Witherspoon, Right onto Wiggins St. Left onto Jefferson, yield onto Moore St. Right onto Mt. Lucas Mt. Lucas to Princeton Ave. Through Rocky Hill to Montgomery Right onto 206 shoulder, immediate Right onto Bridgepoint Rd, immediate Left onto Orchard Road Orchard Road to Burnt Hill Road Left onto Skillman Right onto “The Bob” (Rt. 601 / Blawenburg) Cross two tracks, after baseball field Left onto East Mountain Road to the end Left onto Amwell After Stop Sign, Right onto River Road / Opie Rd / Rt. 625 all the way into Somerville After the bridge, straight then Right onto Somerset Road Follow Main St. Right turn onto Rt. 533 at Burger King Cross Highway, stay on 533 into Millstone Left turn to 3rd Bridge.

“The Bonk”

Go out to the Bob, but stay on Skillman Rd, crossing 601/Belle Meade. Cross train bridge, Right onto Hollow Rd At top, Left onto Zion-Wertsville Rd Go Straight, continue on Zion Rd, descend Lindberg Rd Left onto Wertsville After the big downhill, Right onto Dutch Lane Reach Old York Rd (514), turn Right Bear Right onto Amwell (514) Take Amwell (busy) past East Mountain Rd, cross 206, continue into Millstone Take 3rd Bridge home.

“Zion”

Go out “The Bob” Take East Mountain Rd to Amwell, turn Left towards Somerville Go through the three way stop, immediate Left onto Zion Rd Suffer at least until the rise after the gas station.

“The Goat”

Down Witherspoon, Left on Wiggins Street Go straight (becomes Hodge) across 206 Bear Right down Lafayette Left onto Cleveland at stop sign Go through light (becomes Rosedale), past ETS At the T, Left onto Carter Rd At light, Right onto Cold Soil Rd After 90 degree bend, Right onto Blackwell Rd At the T, Right onto Federal City Cross and Left onto 624 (Pennington-Rocky Hill Rd/Deleware Ave) Straight through Pennington, over bridge, Cross Highway 31 Follow Pennington Titusville Rd (after right bend called “Fabian”) At the end, Right onto 579 (Trenton-Harborton Rd) Left turn onto Pleasant Valley Rd Right onto Valley Rd (the one after Hunter Rd) Right onto Goat Hill Rd (Suffer) At the top, turn Right on Hewitts Right onto 518 / Brunswick Pike Continue into Hopewell, Turn Left onto Broad St Right turn at the pharmacy, pass fire station, left onto Columbia Straight until Princeton Ave, Right turn Climb the Col D’Hopewell Continue through the light onto 569 After the bridge, Left into ETS (use turning lane) At other entrance, Left onto Rosedale At the light, turn Right into Elm Rd Immediate Left onto Hodge After light, Right onto Chambers.

“The Bruce Hoppe”

At the top of the Goat, go straight and carefully descend At T, Left and then immediate Right onto Rocktown Rd (not 518) Climb “The Bruce Hoppe” Continue on Rocktown, cross 601, through stop sign, cross 579 Right onto Mountain Rd Right onto Rileyville (607) into Hopewell (Or climb out of Lambertville on 518)

“Sergeantsville”

After the Goat, descend into Lambertville Go North on Rt 29 through Stockton Right onto 519 At T, continue Right on 519, then Right turn onto 604 / Sergeantsville Rd Go through Sergeantsville (get water at store on left) Turn Right at 579 / John Ringo Rd In the town of Ringoes, make a Left just after 179 enters That street leads to 602 / Wertsville Rd Cross through light at 31 Ride home Wertsville, Rileyville.

“Frenchtown”

Cross the Delaware at Lambertville Ride North on PA 32 / River Road Cross back at Frenchtown Ride South on NJ 29 / River Road Return Sergeantsville

“Bowman’s Tower”

Cross the Delaware at Lambertville Go South on River Rd / PA 32 Turn Right at sign for Bowman’s Tower (Not Wildflower Preserve) Turn Right into Park (Ignore “No Bicycles Sign”) Climb One Way Road (To Unclip is to admit Defeat), Careful on Descent Continue South on PA 32 Cross Delaware at Washington’s Crossing After the bridge, go through light on 546 Continue on 546 around traffic circle at Rt 31 Left onto Blackwell Rd Left on Federal City, Right onto Cold Soil Or: Take 546 past State Park, Turn Left onto 579 Turn Right onto Pennington-Titusville Rd / “Fabian”

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