|Source: NY Times|
This weekend also marks New Jersey's most famous long distance ride, The Longest Day. Held yesterday June 11th (I thought it was next weekend), the name Longest Day ride is a double entendre. The ride is held close to the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year (on or around June 21) and the route connects the two most distant landmarks in the state. At 208 miles, the ride starts on High Point in Sussex County and goes all the way to Cape May Light at the southern tip of the state. This ride is considered the ultimate achievement for many New Jersey cyclists.
Well'p, there is always next year! If you're looking to put this ultimate notch in your cycling belt, you can start with doing the New Jersey Gran Fondo at the end of August. You should be able to prove that you are able to ride at least 100 miles before you register for the full length route of the Longest Day.