Belgium National Day Ride. Various courses available: 15 – 25 – 40 miles. 2 points to all participants. Children welcome. Social to follow at Barb and Rick McKee’s house at 1167 Millstone River Road. RSVP to Barb and Rick at (908) 874-6524.
20th ANNUAL BELGIAN NATIONAL DAY RIDE & PICNIC
SUNDAY, July 22, 2018
Ride, drink, and picnic in the best Belgian tradition: rain or shine!
Routes of several different lengths pre-marked, guide sheets provided—or ride a route of your own choosing from the START-FINISH
Ride with like-ability cyclists and/or bring your own riding buddies
BRING YOUR FAMILIES; PICNIC IS FOR EVERYONE, YOUNG/OLD!
Event counts toward Club points!
2 points to participate in the ride, 1 extra point for riders wearing ALL of the
Belgian colors (Red, Yellow, Black)
START/FINISH: Barb and Rick McKee’s, 1167 Millstone River Rd, Hillsborough, NJ
DIRECTIONS: South on Finderne Ave at Rt. 22 (becomes Main St. Manville, then becomes Millstone River Rd) or south on Rt. 206 from Somerville Circle to Dukes Parkway East, then south at Main St; north from Rocky Hill (Rt. 518) on Rt. 206 to River Rd off-ramp then right onto River Rd—9 mi. north; from the east or west take Rt. 514 to the town of Millstone then 1 mile north on Rt. 533/Millstone River Rd.
TIME: Breakfast snacks available from 8:00 a.m. Meet before the ride to get buddies, get organized, get sustenance, and get psyched. Ride begins at around 8:30a.m. ( or – depending on how hot the day is!)….until ???????? ALL DAY OPEN HOUSE/PICNIC FOLLOWS THE RIDE.
DISTANCE: Between 20-60 miles for marked courses (you can add-on or shorten as you wish)
ENTRY FEE: None. In the spirit of the event, bring something creatively Belgian, or simply bring your own specialty dish or drink to contribute to the “pot luck” picnic.
Buffet picnic, Belgian beer and other goodies provided in the back yard under our lovely collection of Belgian beer café parasols.
COME TO THE PICNIC EVEN IF YOU CAN’T RIDE—BRING YOUR FAMILY! (child care can be arranged for you during the ride IF YOU LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE! )
You can also ride with your children on the nearby D & R Canal State Park tow path or at Duke Farms if you want to make this a family cycling affair. Both are motor vehicle free! Duke Farms is paved and about 5 miles from our house.
Come to honor our wonderful little adopted country where cycling is rivaled in popularity by no other sport; where you can watch hours of bicycle racing on TV every day, commercial-free! Don’t miss this great mid-season event! You never know when Eddy Merckx, or some other authentic Belgian citizen will make a surprise appearance!! Le Tour will be on our TV/DVR.
RSVP (so we know how much food and beer to provide) and for additional information call McKees at 908-874-6524 days or evenings, or write email: firstname.lastname@example.org.