Trip to Duke Farms to Bike the Living Habitats – July 16, 2016

Bike&Walk Montclair has been hosting a season of Guided Bike Tours and on July 16, we’ll meet at the lovely Duke Farms Living Habitats in Hillsborough, N.J. We’ll go for a ride along the multi-use paths to see butterflies, waterfalls, and sculptures and end the trip with a group picnic! We’ll get to experience riding in a shared space – very different from street riding!

Duke Farms is all about environmental stewardship and experiencing multiple habitats – this visit is sure to inspire! And, BONUS: we’ll be joined by friends from Bike Walk Morristown and awesome NJ bicycle education professionals who, not only know and love Duke Farms, but might know some secret spots to share!

Check out www.dukefarms.org for FAQs and info about parking, food, and bike share opportunities.

Duke Farms 2016 poster2Getting There

We ask that everyone plan to meet at the Duke Farms Orientation Center at 9 am. When you RSVP, we will try to match you with others who live near you so you can arrange carpooling if you wish.

Duke Farms Orientation Center
1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough, N.J. 08844
Phone (908) 722-3700

The Duke Farms Orientation Center has a nice cafe, bathrooms, an Eagle Cam, and water fountains for easy fill-ups.

Parking

Park in the Orientation Center parking lot.  A word of caution: the parking lot will close when it is filled to capacity, so try to get there at the 8:30 opening if you can.  We encourage carpooling if possible.

Bike Share Opportunity

Duke Farms has 60 “adult-size” bicycles available from 9 am to 5:30 pm for 2 hour sessions. If you would like to take advantage of Duke Farms’ Bike Share Service, please make those arrangements on your own.

Be Prepared

Come prepared with the basics: helmet that fits, a full water bottle, spare tube, and a charged cell phone. Do an ABC Check (Air, Brakes, Chain) before you come.

RSVP

Please complete the RSVP form and let us know if you’re coming!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MzEo4goSE8ieyGN5FJ0yYy4KuQF4p1tzLHQ-QfN-v-o/viewform