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4.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.5
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By tecknight (10 McR Points) on Aug 08, 2016

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yankel
10 McR Points
April 5, 2020
I rode it during covid quarantine so the roads…
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phacetrader
16 McR Points
June 5, 2020
Fun ride, mostly cruisable roads. Went down Mt…
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Written Directions

The run starts in Elmer B. Boyd park just south of Rutgers University (see interactive picture below) and heads north, northeast up to Washington Rock. This route on average takes about an hour or so. Start in Elmer B. Boyd park and head north on Route 18, cross the river and exit on to River Road heading north (now you're on the east side of the Rivertan). Take this all the way up till you hit Lincoln Blvd, and take a left on Lincoln which turns into Talmage Ave. Then take a right on to Tea Street (right before you would go under I-287 if you were to keep going). Head north on Tea Street, pass Middle Brook Park on your left and take a right onto Verona Place and then a quick left onto Thompson Ave. Stay on that until you run into Chimney Rock Road where you want to take a right. Stay on Chimney Rock and until it T's into Washington Valley Rd where you want to take a left and then a quick right onto Mt Horeb Rd and head north and the road will eventually turn east and run into Mt Bethel Rd. Take a right onto Mt. Bethel and take that southeast until it runs into Hyw 22 where you want to take a left and find Washington Ave, take a left and go into the park and up to Washington Rock.

Scenery

The ride starts out at a park and heads through Rutgers campus then follows the Raritan River as northwest. Eventually the route turns northeast away from the river and heads to the top of the Washington Rock which is on top of the Watchung Mountains. There will be a great view from up there!! Pretty much all the scenery will be on top of the mountain but there some good view while along the Raritan River through New Brunswick.

Drive Enjoyment

For the most part the route is well paved but on some of the more local roads I would watch out for potholes. I would stay away from this run during the busy traffic times. Most of the route is on back roads but this area can become congested.

Tourism Opportunities

This runs goes through a pretty packed area and New Brunswick will have a lot to do and there a couple of parks along the Raritan that you can stop at.

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yankel
April 5, 2020
10 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Standard
I rode it during covid quarantine so the roads were quite empty. A nice mixture of small towns and scenery, takes you through downtown Bound Brook, then nice views of waterfall and river along the Chimney Road, and finally great views from Washington Rock, you can actually see Manhattan skyline. I liked it so much that I rode it twice back and forth.
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phacetrader
June 5, 2020
16 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Fun ride, mostly cruisable roads. Went down Mt. Bethel/Warrenville all the way to US-22 (needed gas - Costco on 22 is about 1.5 miles East of there and has super good prices). Wife got a little nervous coming down the very twisty and steep road there, so if you don't like twisty, steep downhills, stick to the prescribed route and hit Rock Rd W!
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