Atco to Atlantic City Bike Ride 2024- June 1

Fall Line makes its annual trek to the shore on Saturday, June 1. This is a
leisurely ride (average speed 12-15 mph, but go at your own pace) to
Maynard’s Café, at 9306 Amherst Ave, in Margate, NJ. Total distance is
about 61 miles- 55 miles to Maynard’s and an additional 6 miles to the AC
Convention Center for the train ride back to Atco. The ride is a great
training ride for those doing the MS Bikeathon in September or the ACS
Bikeathon which is June 2. Please plan to arrive around 8 AM for an 8:30
departure. The route goes out Jackson Road to Atsion Rd., down 206, into
Hammonton, through scenic Mays Landing past Lake Lenape, Egg Harbor
Township, Somers Point, and crosses 2 bridges into Longport before the
final push up to Margate and then lunch at Maynard’s. Along the way, we’ll
stop for breakfast on 206 in Hammonton, a quick beverage in Mays
Landing and maybe a stop at Dairy Queen in Somers Point. Directions are
provided. We hope to have a support vehicle. I will ask for a donation from
the cyclists to compensate our support drivers for backing us up.
For the trip home, we continue biking up to the Atlantic City rail station at
the Convention Center. Cost to return to Atco with your bike is about
$5.00. Trains leave roughly every hour about 45 minutes past the hour (so
2:45, 3:45, 4:45, etc). The trip is asphalt all the way, although most of the
riding will be on the shoulders so it may not be all that smooth. Most bikers
use road bikes, but I’ve seen a few hybrids and a mountain bike or two (if
you really want to work your legs). I’d like a head count, so if you’re
interested, please dust off your bikes, pump your tires, and e-mail me by
May 25 at johnkennedy0880@comcast.net