Acting on a tip from Greg, 718 Cyclery
hosted a shop ride
at Hartshorne Woods,
NJ, by way of the Sandy Hook Ferry
on Saturday, August 20th, 2016.
|View from Causway over Highlands Reach / Navasink River looking south|
As with any adventure worth taking, the day dawned early at 718. The ride group met at 718 @ 7am for the 30 minute ride through Brooklyn, over the Brooklyn Bridge, and down to the Wall Street Ferry terminal.
|I rode the 2016 Santa Cruz 5010, with 130 travel front/rear|
The scene at the Wall Street Ferry (Sea Streak) was pretty crowded for an 8:15am trip, but it seems the people waiting on line were in on a good thing.
|Ferry leaving Wall Street|
|Escape from New York|
Hartshorne Woods Park is located about 1 mile from the causeway, on a climb up Portland Road. Many trails are shared by bikes and hikers. Normally, this would be a hindrance, but the hikers and walkers using the trails we so nice, it was actually fun to encounter them as it always lead to a conversation and an insider tip on trails to check out.
There is a great loop train (blue), that gave a nice overview of the park, with black trail spurs that led to more advanced terrain and overlooks. Many trains were stepped with wooded erosion abatement devices (I think), thant made many climbs feel like going up stairs (descents we fun)
|Note "steps" on climb|
|Safety (Pizza) First|