Join the fun for our 5th Annual LHT Full Moon Bike Ride! The FMR will be held in the picnic pavilion area of Mercer Meadows Park. Use the entrance to the park on Federal City Road, between Blackwell Road and Old Mill Road in Pennington, New Jersey.
The Full Moon Bike Ride loop is approximately 6 miles. Bike decorating is encouraged and glow sticks will be provided to light up your bikes! This is a ride for ages 12 and up. Children must be accompanied by adults. Helmets are required for riders under 18 but are highly encouraged for all. Bike headlights are strongly recommended. The trail surface is compact stone and the course is moderate.
The LHT Full Moon Ride is a Magical Experience that will provide people of all ages with an evening of outdoor fun, culminating in the ride through the park for those 12 and older. Participants can bring a picnic dinner.
Before and after the ride, our guests will enjoy the company of other trail enthusiasts while listening to the music of Sounds of Sandstorm, a band with a broad contemporary, blues, and jazz repertoire.
Of course, the high point of the evening will be the ride. Once the moon rises, groups of 40 to 50 will take off on a ride that provides magical experiences. Along the route enjoy the beauty of “Firefly Lane” (twinkling lights in the trees), lanterns floating on the pond, and the soothing sounds of classical musicians.
Other experiences that take full advantage of the awesomeness of Mercer Meadows Park and the LHT are planned for the delight of our guests. No matter how beautiful or enjoyable these experiences on the trail are, the “star of the show” is the moon in all its glory. After the ride enjoy ice cream provided by the Purple Cow and Mister Ed and a showing of a theme-related movie on a huge, outdoor screen.
The ride is sponsored by the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, Inc. and Mercer County Park Commission.
Souvenir T-shirts will be available for online purchase for $15. until 5:00 pm on Friday, August 24. T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event for $18.
Proceeds go to Lawrence Hopewell Trail initiatives.
When: Sunday, August 26, 2018
Check-in opens 7:00 p.m.
First ride out group goes once the moon rises.
Where: The picnic pavilion area of Mercer Meadows Park
*Take Advanatge of Early Bird Registration Pricing before 8/16/18!
RAIN DATE: September 22, 2018 7:30 p.m. If the rain date is necessary, the program will be limited to the bike ride.
Front bike headlights are recommended.
*Participation is limited to 500 riders.
* This is an alcohol-free event