Must Haves:

  • Helmet
    Glasses (eye protection)
    Water in Bottles
    Snacks
    Cell Phone

Should Haves:

  • Riding Gloves
    Spare tube
    Pump-Wallet - ID - Cash

Good ideas:

  • Small, basic first aid kit
    Milti-tool

Snack Ideas:

  • Bananas are ready to roll.
    Peanut Butter Jelly on a tortilla.
    Trail Mix: Dried fruits and nuts.
    Water. If hot a sports drink.
    Energy Bars: whole grains, dried fruits & nuts.
    After a ride plain low-fat yogurt with nuts.

The best part of these easy rides is they are off road... no cars, and easy access from parking. Safe for great family adventures, with many nature spots, picnic tables and the LHT even has bathrooms.

Lawrence Hopewell Trail Map

The Rosedale Park Trail entrance is a conienient 2.3 mile from Hart's bike Shop. Parking is available at the Park entrance, as are picnic tables and Bathroom facilities. The bike trails are relatively flat, with a surface of paved road, packed dirt, and some gravel. The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a multipurpose trail, which means bicyclists, walkers, joggers, hikers and skaters can use it. Please be courteous to others.

Delaware Canal Path Map

The Washington Crossing Park parking are is a conienient 4.6 mile from Hart's bike Shop. Parking is available here, as are picnic tables. The main canal towpath bike trails are 29 miles (47 km) long and constructed on the earthen towpath used by mules to pull barges along the canal, the surface is packed dirt, gravel and crushed stone. Parts become muddy in wet weather; parts are covered with coarse sharp stones similar to track ballast and dangerous to road bike tires.


No headphones or earphones are permitted while cycling on bike trails. Protective gear, including helmets, is encouraged for all users. In New Jersey, any person under 17 years of age that rides a bicycle or is a passenger on a bicycle, or is towed as a passenger by a bicycle must wear a safety helmet. This helmet law also includes roller and inline skaters and skateboard users.

Local Trail Rides for the Family