5th Annual Skyline Shuttle / Sunday Sept. 9th (NOTE CHANGES)

a.s.

Well-Known Member
#1
The annual TOS shuttle is a point-to-point XC ride that starts at the Top of Skyline Drive in Oakland, NJ. We work our way across the Ramapo/Ringwood trail into Ringwood State Park, where we hit many of the best trails. NOTE: I was going to add Sterling Forest for more mileage but technically that 8-mile loop has not been completed. We don’t want to create conflict so I’m saving it for next year.

This is a one-way ride. We leave cars on Sterling Mine Rd (see GPS below) and shuttle back to the Top of Skyline, where snacks and a cooler full of beer await. Not having to climb all the way back up to the Top of Skyline makes this ride more accessible. Don’t get me wrong- this is a challenging ride with many technical trails and some good climbs. You definitely need to be in shape. The pace will be moderate/ intermediate with short breaks when needed.

PM or post up if you plan to attend. Vehicle logistics will be figured out closer to the date when we have a solid head count. Hope to see you there!

Date/Time: Sunday, September 9th @ 10:00am

Total Distance: ~16 miles
Total Time: ~4 hours
Total Elevation: ~1800’

Starting Point
Skyline Drive, NJ / Ramapo Lot
GPS: 41.047831, -74.251615

Ending Point
Sterling Mine Rd, NY
GPS: 41.150510, -74.237685
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shrpshtr325

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#2
this sounds like an awesome ride, unfortunately i already have plans for that weekend, ill have to get the gpx file from you so i can still do the ride at some point.
 

jerzey111

Active Member
#4
I'm going to try to make this. Still too far for def answer

Edit. I have a pickup truck with tailgate cover with 6 straps if it helps w/ logistics
 
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The annual TOS shuttle is a point-to-point XC ride that starts at the Top of Skyline Drive in Oakland, NJ. This year I'm adding Sterling Forest for more milage and awesomeness. First part of this ride is very technical and rocky as we work our way across the Ramapo/Ringwood trail into Ringwood State Park. From there we ride down to Ringwood Manor and the new crossover trail into NY State. The second half of the ride starts with a quick 2-mile road ride to Sterling Forest, where we'll complete an 8-mile loop.

This is a one-way ride. We leave cars at South Gate in Sterling Forest and shuttle back to the Top of Skyline, where snacks and a cooler full of brew await! Technical riding skills and decent fitness are highly recommended. Pace is steady with short breaks when needed. Vehicle logistics will be figured out closer to the date when we have a solid head count. Hope to see you there!

Date/Time: Sunday, September 9th @ 10:00am

Total Distance: ~20 miles
Total Time: ~5 hours
Total Elevation: ~2400’

Starting Point
Skyline Drive, NJ / Ramapo Lot
GPS: 41.047831, -74.251615

Ending Point
Sterling Forest NY / South Gate Trailhead
GPS: 41.176653, -74.227103

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a.s.

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#7
Please note changes to the ride itinerary. Same date and time, I'm just changing the route a bit. Post up or PM me if you can make it. Cheers!
 
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