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Ceres Big Loop

Intermediate
 3.7 (15) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An intermediate ride with a lot of great short technical climbs and descents.


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8.0

Miles

12.9

KM

90%

Singletrack

126' 38 m

High

55' 17 m

Low

415' 126 m

Up

415' 126 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Stay off the golf course! Don't even think it!

Overview

A longer loop option from the eastern parking area off Main Street.

Description

Head out of the parking lot on Main St., and dive in just past the gate!

This route starts off on a quick twisty section, then cross the main access path to head down the first big drop. Ride along the creek until you get to the Rte 55 overpass and come up onto 55 to cross over the stream unless you feel daring on getting your feet soaked at the start of your ride!

Head back down onto the trail on the other side of the overpass and you are immediately in the Rollercoaster section. Take the downside at the end and come around on the berm and pass back up into the park along the edge of the golf course (be sure to duck the incoming golf balls as they whiz by!).

Follow this section until you can turn into the WeebleWobble section which comes back onto the main trail at the end then ride all along the edge of the park until you get out to The Vortex (test your skills riding it!). Now you'll be riding into the middle section of the park with lots of off-camber fast and flowy sections.

Once you finish the middle section, you'll come back the same route you came in on, except take the high line for some great ridge climbs and descents back on the Rollercoaster. You'll cross back over the 55 overpass and take a slightly different route back to the parking lot that crosses the stream.

Save some gas in the tank, because there are a couple of last challenging climbs before you take the last section back to the parking lot.

Contacts

Land Manager: Township of Mantua, NJ

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Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 15 votes

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in Ceres Park

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  3.7 from 15 votes
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Photos

Looking back at one of the steep little hills you'll bomb.
Mar 23, 2021 near Pitman, NJ
The creek crossings are not mandatory but who doesn't like a little "bike wash" mid ride?
Apr 18, 2021 near Pitman, NJ
The big man made drops after the two gap jumps.
Mar 23, 2021 near Pitman, NJ

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Apr 28, 2021
Kevin Dougherty
10mi — 1h 17m
Apr 17, 2021
Michael Ein
First time back after 6 years 8mi — 1h 45m
Mar 20, 2021
Jim Gindele
Mar 14, 2021
Kevin Dougherty
5.6mi — 59h 33m
Mar 12, 2021
Kevin Dougherty
3.7mi — 30h 26m
Jul 21, 2020
Jim Gindele
It's a little confusing. Ending up under the bridge and it felt a little sketchy. I can see potential to be a pretty cool bike spot with some tweaks
Aug 21, 2019
Frank Naylor
2h 30m
Aug 15, 2019
Josue Disla