Where to Ride After Snow

Bizarro

Active Member
i'm in flatland...anyone know if Allaire is at least kinda good? I need to pedal the beast a little..

cheers!
 

doctor855

New Member
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On the road??
 

dhsean

Member
i'm in flatland...anyone know if Allaire is at least kinda good? I need to pedal the beast a little..

cheers!

Allaire is buried - stuff is melting fast but that will make the trails horrible when they do clear unless it freezes again.
 

1speed

Incredibly profound yet fantastically flawed
you have to go west into Pa.

Yeah, but even that requires some consideration. It's kind of the opposite of a typical season here right now -- usually, the best places to ride after a snowfall here are the Philadelphia area and southern PA trails. But right now, there's a lot more snow on the trails down in Philly than there is up near Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley. I rode Salisbury today and had no issues with snow at all. There was some here and there, but it was all packed down and 100% rideable. So if you're thinking of coming out to PA, think about heading up toward the Bethlehem/Allentown area for a couple more days.

One other thing about Salisbury, too, that's a plus: it's a great place to, as rule #5 from the Velominati says, "harden the f*ck up." It's super rocky and relentless, and it was muddy as hell today, too. The switchback climb is about a mile long and every turn brings more rocks and more up. After my ride today, I now know I'm a complete mollycoddled wussbag. What a way to start the year!
 

icebiker

JORBA: Morris Trails
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I rode Salisbury today and had no issues with snow at all. There was some here and there, but it was all packed down and 100% rideable. So if you're thinking of coming out to PA, think about heading up toward the Bethlehem/Allentown area for a couple more days.

One other thing about Salisbury, too, that's a plus: it's a great place to, as rule #5 from the Velominati says, "harden the f*ck up." It's super rocky and relentless, and it was muddy as hell today, too. The switchback climb is about a mile long and every turn brings more rocks and more up. After my ride today, I now know I'm a complete mollycoddled wussbag. What a way to start the year!

I rode Sals on Friday...it was sweet. Only about 1-3 inches of snow, most of which was packed down other than the small drifts on the top of blue/switchback. Only a few folks had ridden. I managed to bag fresh tracks on a couple of sections of Boulder Trail.;)
 

rockscaler

Member
Sourland is the only option in NJ(unless you're planning on driving south well past allaire)

its packed down very well
 

Dusty the Whale

Mr.Chainsaw
Yeah, but even that requires some consideration. It's kind of the opposite of a typical season here right now -- usually, the best places to ride after a snowfall here are the Philadelphia area and southern PA trails. But right now, there's a lot more snow on the trails down in Philly than there is up near Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley. I rode Salisbury today and had no issues with snow at all. There was some here and there, but it was all packed down and 100% rideable. So if you're thinking of coming out to PA, think about heading up toward the Bethlehem/Allentown area for a couple more days.

One other thing about Salisbury, too, that's a plus: it's a great place to, as rule #5 from the Velominati says, "harden the f*ck up." It's super rocky and relentless, and it was muddy as hell today, too. The switchback climb is about a mile long and every turn brings more rocks and more up. After my ride today, I now know I'm a complete mollycoddled wussbag. What a way to start the year!

soundz went to ride Allentown today
 

1speed

Incredibly profound yet fantastically flawed
I rode Sals on Friday...it was sweet. Only about 1-3 inches of snow, most of which was packed down other than the small drifts on the top of blue/switchback. Only a few folks had ridden. I managed to bag fresh tracks on a couple of sections of Boulder Trail.;)

Boulder trail is awesome. And if you've ever thought about going a little further west to ride some of the big central PA races (like Rattling Creek, Wilderness 101, Stoopid 50, or even the Transylvania Epic) the Boulder Trail is a great sampling of what you'd be riding all day. In fact, a portion of that trail is so similar to part of Rattling Creek that I got deja vu riding it today!
 

soundz

The Hat
Team MTBNJ Halter's
soundz went to ride Allentown today

I rode Lehigh then Sals. Started around 10:30am, ended at 5pm. Some parts were kind of sloppy due to freeze/thaw, but the trails are pretty firm and well designed, I wasn't leaving ruts. Go out early in the morning for best. Good times.
 

mwlikesbikes

Well-Known Member
Round Valley

We did RV today from the boat launch lot. It was for the most part rideable. Some crunchy snow on the climb in, the downhill run after puke hill was fun but "interesting" it went from light snow/dirt to spots with near hub-deep drifts on the steeper parts of the descent. I normallt blitz that DH but todat was just pick your line and watch your speed.
Rode the ST all the way to the trail closed sign, came back on the campground road and climbed out to the trail. We were done by just after noon and it was just starting to get soft. I've gotta imagine that tomorrow it will be a mudfest with the temps staying above freezing. Please be aware of that if you're considering it.
 

bobkennelly

Member
monmouth county

Well, if you really got to get out. I live in lincroft, you could take your cross bike to the atlantic highlands, there are alot of hills to go on in that area, the snow is cleared and no or very littlle car traffic to speak of, alot of steep hills. I would be there right now if I did not have this shitty head cold and my cross bike was not at Halters being fixed!

Next weekend for sure!

BOBKE
 
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ChrisG

Unapologetic Lifer for Rock and Roll
Well, if you really got to get out. I live in lincroft, you could take your cross bike to the atlantic highlands, there are alot of hills to go on in that area, the snow is cleared and no or very littlle car traffic to speak of, alot of steep hills. I would be there right now if I did not have this shitty head cold and my cross bike was not at Halters being fixed!

Next weekend for sure!

BOBKE
Look for multiple laps of the Hook next weekend with lots of conversation.:D
 
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