HOPEWELL VALLEY: Super Moon Bike Ride designed during Mercer Meadows
August 7, 2015 - Supermoon
After a object sets Saturday, Aug. 29, a full moon will yield enlightenment as bicyclists float along Rosedale Lake by meadows and underneath a tree canopy in wooded sections of Mercer Meadows in Hopewell Township.
They will be participating in a second annual Super Moon Bike Ride during Mercer Meadows, sponsored by a Lawrence Hopewell Trail and Mercer County Park Commission.
All riders ages 12 and adult are invited to attend in a 6-mile loop along a Lawrence Hopewell Trail, a Maidenhead Trail and a Twin Pines Trail.
The ride, approaching to take about 45 minutes, is giveaway to all, nonetheless donations would be appreciated. Advance registration for each supplement in a family is recommended; revisit www.lhtrail.org.
“We are awaiting this to be another fantastic night float by one of New Jersey’s premier open spaces, Mercer Meadows, and along a Lawrence Hopewell Trail, a fantastic biking and walking track that runs by Hopewell and Lawrence townships,” pronounced Jay Watson, LHT house member and curator of a Super Moon Ride. “If skies are clear, this will be a super float on a night of an extraordinary full moon.”
Mr. Watson pronounced this year’s float will be staffed with proffer track guides, and a LHT and Mercer Meadows are holding many additional stairs to safeguard well-spoken riding. In a initial float final August, 500 people participated, about 400 some-more than approaching formed on allege online registrations.
“We inspire people to check in before 9 p.m., and we will start rolling out during 9 when we design a full moon to be entirely visible,” Mr. Watson said. “We also inspire people to use front lights on their bicycles, generally in a canopied areas of a route, that can be utterly dark.”
Mercer County Parks Commission Executive Director Kevin Bannon added, “We are looking brazen to hosting a second annual Full Moon Ride, and we will be entirely staffed to safeguard a reserve and comfort of a guests. It’s a special yield for us to acquire area residents to a park after dim in this special partnership with a Lawrence Hopewell Trail, that we have done a fortitude of a Mercer Meadows track system.”
At a ride, singular heat sticks will be supposing to light participants’ bikes. Bike lights will be accessible for a tiny charge. Ice cream vendors will be on hand, too.
Helmets are compulsory for all riders between 12 and 17 in suitability with New Jersey law.
Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes said, “I inspire everybody who enjoys a outside to take partial in this special event. It’s a singular eventuality to observe a wonders of a night sky while experiencing a healthy beauty of Mercer Meadows along a good track system.”
The LHT and Mercer Meadows are hosting this eventuality to take advantage of a prominence supposing by a full moon, also famous as a perigee moon when a moon does a closest flyby of a earth, creation a moon seem most incomparable than usual, Mr. Watson said.
Should there be any doubt about continue impacting a ride, revisit a LHT website Aug. 29. The LHT will post information about termination should that be necessary.
The Lawrence Hopewell Trail is a 20 mile + bicycle and walking track and travel mezzanine by open and private land in Lawrence and Hopewell townships in Mercer County.
The thought for a LHT grew out of a joining to improving a peculiarity of life for all of those who work in a region. The LHT supports an active, bearable and tolerable village with choice forms of travel to revoke a faith on automobiles. It also promotes health and fitness, distraction and outside education.
The Mercer County Park Commission manages different offerings within a some-more than 10,000 acres of parks, recreational comforts and open space via Mercer County. Mercer Meadows, where a bike float will take place, consists of some-more than 1,600 acres, divided among 5 apart districts.
Miles of mowed and sand trails yield visitors and their families with scenic walking and biking routes by a meadows and woodland. Fishing also is a renouned activity during a park’s 4 H2O bodies.
For some-more information, revisit www.mercercountyparks.org.