- 09Nov. 2019
30th Street AMTRAK Train Station - Saxby's Coffee Stand
Level C: 12mph Distance: 50/55 miles
Winter Bikepacking? Cape Henlopen State Park, DE Sat/Sun, November 9th & 10th. One last Cycle Touring Bikepacking trip. Train assist to Egg Harbor, NJ, and return from Atlantic City, NJ. 50 to 55 miles each day, to the Cape May Ferry and back. For experienced Bikepackers. Need to be at AMTRAK 30th Street train station, Philadelphia, PA by 6 AM, in front of Saxby's coffee stand to board the 6:28 AM NJTRANSIT train to Atlantic City. Participants must be willing to do a riding speed of 12 mph in order to be at the Cape May Ferry by 2:15 PM for the 2:30 PM ferry departure to Lews, DE. Deboarding the train in Egg Harbor, cycling the 50 miles over Rt 50, Rt 664, Rt 610, Rt 47 & the back roads approach to the ferry. Pray for a tail wind. Just in case there is a 6 PM Ferry departure, so bicycle lights are a must. But our goal is to catch the 2:30 PM departure! Once over to Lewes, DE, we go straight to Cape Henlopen State Park Camp grounds, set up camp, take a shower and go to a nearby restaurant for dinner. After dinner, straight back to camp, into the tent and warm sleeping bag for the night. Average daily high temps 62 to 53, daily low temps 47 to 39. The return on Sunday will be more relaxed. Up at 6 AM, packed up and on the road by 7:30 AM. Find a coffee shop for a light breakfast. At the ferry by 8:30 AM or earlier. The morning ferry from Lews, DE is 8:45 AM arriving on the other side by 10:10 AM. Then cycle up the Jersey Shore Coast, Cape May, Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Sea Ilse City, Ocean City, Longport, Margate, Ventnor, Atlantic City. There are multiple return trains Atlantic City to fall back on. Pack a lunch, PB&J sandwiches are always good, eat out Saturday night, Sunday morning, and stopping as needed on the way up the coast. Taking the next train back to Philadelphia once we arrive in Atlantic City. No estimate time for getting back to Philadelphia. Just daylight on the road cycling. Must have a commitment by Monday, November 4, 2019. Contact Tim Carey. 267.414.9037. Cue sheets will not be available.
leaders Name Primary Phone Email Address Tim Carey 267-414-9037