Tour the Monmouth Countryside: Twin Lights Ride


Presented by Jamaica Tourist Board

September 25, 2011

Start/Finish: Highlands, NJ

Bike New York, an organization that promotes and encourages bicycling and bicycle safety through education and events, has pulled out all the stops for their season-ending ride in 2011! New routes alongside the ocean, pies, and chocolate fountains are some of the highlights while riding back roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. Founded in 2002, the annual Twin Lights Ride begins and ends beneath the famed Twin Lights overlooking Sandy Hook and features:

  • Four mileage choices, from 30 to 100 miles, including optional group rides
  • Landmark lighthouse views
  • Well-marked routes, well-stocked rest areas, full SAG support
  • Fresh, local seafood for sale at post-ride festival and in town
  • Free T-shirt for the first 1,500 registrants
  • Optional round-trip ferry from NYC (reservations available until September 24)
  • A portion of rider entry fees helps people with cancer via The Wellness Community, and you can help additionally by becoming a VIP fund-raiser.

Riders have the option of joining a group or riding on their own for the 30- and 55-mile routes. Route Info >

At the end of the ride, everyone returns to Highlands to enjoy a meal at one of the many seafood (or other) restaurants, catch some music or light food at the post-ride festival, and pick up the ride T-shirt (eligible participants only). Thanks to the Highlands Business Partnership for working with us to offer this full day of cycling, seafood, and fun!

Rider Feedback from 2010

“Just wanted to say a big “THANK YOU” to all involved in the event. This was my first organized cycling event and it far exceeded my expectations. The route was marked very well. The people running the rest stops were incredibly friendly. I came with friends but made more along the way. I was also happy to get to know the Highlands community. I otherwise would have probably never ventured out there but is was quite lovely and I’m thinking of planning a date-night with my wife in the area.”
-JC, 50 miles

“I just want to thank you for a fabulous riding event today. I have nothing bad to say from start to finish. I love how we got to take the ferry to the starting point of the ride. All the rest stops had everything I need. See you next year.”
-GL, 100 miles

“We just wanted to thank you. We traveled from Utica, NY, for this ride and we definitely plan to come back next year. We were pleased with its organization, safety, course markings, rest areas, and overall friendliness of participants. It was a truly enjoyable experience.”
-DM, 50 miles

“Just wanted to convey my appreciation for organizing a super duper ride/event. The road markings especially were beyond reproach. The rest areas were well equipped. Volunteers were ever cheerful. And the cruel climbs at the end of century… pure genius! Loved it all. To quote a gu’vnor, ‘I’ll be back.'”
-AS, 100 miles

“I had a great time at the ride Saturday. You guys did an excellent job! I have never done an organized ride before and I can’t see how any others could be better than this experience. My thanks to all the volunteers, the police, and the rescue people.”
-AB, 50 miles