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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Erin Phalon or Tim Greeley
RELEASE: September 17, 2008


NJDOT launches three new bicycle guides

Guides highlight Burlington County, Cape May Shoreline
and Cumberland Salem Revolution sites

(Trenton)– Commissioner Kris Kolluri today announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) released three new, electronic bicycle guides. The Burlington County Bikeways, Cape May Shoreline Ride and Cumberland Salem Revolution guides encompass over 168 miles of bicycle routes.

“NJDOT’s new bicycle guides will provide new sightseeing opportunities at diverse agricultural, architectural, historic and natural locations,” said Governor Jon S. Corzine. “The guides will promote New Jersey’s strong ecotourism and tourism markets and encourage residents to improve air quality, congestion and quality of life by riding bicycles.”

The Burlington County Bikeways guide features an eastern loop and western loop that encompasses over fifty miles with views of the scenic Delaware River, historic sites and cranberry bogs in New Jersey’s largest county.

The Cape May Shoreline loop route begins and ends at the Cape May Lighthouse. The forty-six mile route encompasses the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, the beaches of Stone Harbor and the Victorian architecture of Cape May City.

The Cumberland Salem Revolution route begins and ends at the historic Fort Mott State Park then passes the historic Hancock House in Lower Alloways Creek and through several New Jersey’s farming communities.

NJDOT currently offers eleven printed, geographically diverse tour guides for bicyclists. The guides are printed in full color on water resistant paper and fold to fit in the reader’s pocket. The maps include enhanced directions and information about parking, food and other local amenities.

NJDOT currently offers bicycle guides on the following routes:

Allamuchy Allegory Ride - Warren and Sussex Counties
Battle of Monmouth Ride - Monmouth County
Burlington County Bikeways - Burlington County
Cape May Shoreline Ride - Cape May County
Cumberland Salem Revolution - Cumberland and Salem Counties
D&R Canal Towpath Ride - Mercer County
East Coast Greenway Multi-use Trail – State route
Great Swamp Ride - Morris and Somerset Counties
High Point to Cape May Bike Route – State route
Last Covered Bridge Ride - Mercer and Hunterdon Counties
Old Mine Road Ride - Warren and Sussex Counties
Pine Barrens River Ramble - Burlington and Atlantic Counties
Round Valley Roundabout - Hunterdon County
Three Easy Scenic Rides - Somerset and Burlington Counties

The League of American Bicyclists recently ranked New Jersey ninth in the country for its bicycle programs. The states were ranked based on more than 70 factors including education, enforcement, infrastructure, legislation, marketing, policies and programs.

All NJDOT bike guides can be downloaded at the following website: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/bike/tours.shtm#newguides






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  Last Updated:  September 17, 2008