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established 1968

General Meeting/
Board Meeting

February 12, 2018
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Metuchen Library
480 Middlesex Ave
Metuchen, NJ  08840
Members & non-members welcome !

Awards Dinner
Feb, 20, 2018
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Habachi Grill Buffet
South Plainfield, NJ
for 2017 Achievements/Recognition
All Members Welcome !

34th annual
Farmlands Tour

Saturday May 5, 2018

This family-friendly event has marked routes in a variety of distances, from a leisurely 15,25,35 mile jaunt to the ambitious 50 mile, metric (62.5 miles) and century (100 miles)

Pre-registration includes an event T-Shirt

The Following are the fees for online registration:

1) thru Midnight March 15th $35.00, children under 18,  $10.00

2) March 16th thru Midnight April 22nd $45.00, children under 18,  $10.00

Note:All online registration ends Midnight May 2nd

Day of registration will be $45.00 with no T-Shirt, children under 18,  $10.00 does not include t-shirt


$8.00 Box Lunch will be available for pre-registration only

This event is fully supported (sags & rest areas)



New This Year CJBC will be Excepting most Major Credit Cards for Day of Registration

To expedite the sign in process at the college please remember to bring your EMAIL CONFIRMATION the day of the event.


New for 2018 CJBC 1st Official Farmlands Jersey
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Ask About our Membership Discount offer, email club President for more Information 

A Call for Volunteers…Saturday May 5th 2018


Dear Friends and Members,


The Central Jersey Bicycle Club's annual “Farmlands Flat Bicycle Tour”

 has been a popular tri-state tradition for over 30 years, this year marks our

 34th year staging this event… and is the first major bicycle event of the season.

The “Tour” takes place at…

 Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ… 6 am – 6 pm


It is THE MAJOR FUNDRAISER for our bicycle club and we'd like everyone's help to continue to make it a success.


This year we are proud to announce that we will be donating a percentage of the profits to the “New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition” and the “Lincroft First Aid Squad”.


The CJBC also has great sponsors.


1) Gu: Pure Performance Energy Products

2) RoadID: supporting athletic Safety

3) PlanetBikeNJ

4) Stone Mountain Printing

5) Monogram Center


We need this income in order to cover internet expenses, insurance and yearly charitable donations, & bicycle advocacy. It can also benefit you in terms of participating in the New Member/Appreciation ride; the Tom Koenig Memorial Anniversary ride; the Longest Day ride; the Awards/ Recognitions Dinner; the Volunteers Dinner; the Holiday Party; and other social events in which a meal is include.  It can only happen with your help, dedication, and effort.



Every year we need 60 volunteers for:


Painting Staff, where you & a partner, drive the routes, prior to the day of, and paint arrows in the roadways. Route sheets, stencil and paint provided.

4 crews of 2 persons needed for 8 hours.


Volunteer Coordinator, where you recruit and coordinate the responsibilities for the 60 people who make this event happen.


Food Coordinators, where you help with the shopping and distribution of food, beverages and other supplies for the rest stops, including the college, prior to the ride; and distributing lunches for paid riders and volunteers who are there the day of the ride.


Day of Ride Food Staff, where you make sure the bicyclists have snacks, bagels, fruit, trail mix, beverages, etc. ready to be self-served. 4 persons needed for 4 - 8 hour shifts, between 6:30 AM and 6:00 PM, at the college.


Pre-Registration Staff, where you check in the registration riders the day of.     5 persons needed. 6 am – 12 pm


Day of Registration Staff, where you check in “walk-in” riders the day of. 

 5 persons needed 6 am – 12 pm.


Day of Event Questions or GoTo Person, where you address any issues that may arise on the day of the event; such as questions from riders. 2 persons needed at the college 4 – 8 hours.


Parking Assistant, to guide arriving cyclists to the proper the parking lots and ease their arrival at the event. 2 - 4 persons needed, 6 am – 12 pm


Rest stop volunteers, where you greet the riders with snacks and refreshments. The time schedules are flexible. Different locations are available. Most people needed here. There are 4 rest stops all located in beautiful parks.

4 persons for 4 – 6 hour shifts, per rest stop.


Sags, where you drive your vehicle to pick up or help a rider. You will be reimbursed for mileage. For this task you will need a car with a rack that can carry one or two bicycles. Time schedules are from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Individual shift times vary. 3 shifts of 3 people.


Logistics, where we rent a U-Haul van for you to drive. It entails the pickup of food and supplies and their delivery to rest stops and to the start/finish of the event, returning our supplies to our storage unit in Edison on Sunday.

2 – 4 persons are needed for this task on Friday late afternoon,

 Saturday 6 am – 7 pm & 2 hours on Sunday afternoon; & returning the van on Monday.


Clean up Staff, where we load the items on the truck to be returned to the storage unit in Edison, on Sunday. Time schedule 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. All hands on deck.


Public Relations, where you help publicize the event. A greater turnout benefits the club and its members.



Volunteers at the college, get treated to coffee, breakfast items, and lunch, as well as a free event T-shirt.


 Volunteers at the rest stops, will be reimbursed for their own purchased lunches.


 Volunteers will also be invited, free of charge, to the volunteer dinner at a later date.


 Volunteers can also ride in the event, free of charge, in the morning or afternoon, after or before your shift.


“Farmlands” is a fun, social event where you can make new cycling friends while helping the club.


If you are interested in volunteering or want to get more information please contact John or Joe ... 


Thank You !

 See you at the college and on the road.


John Colasanti

Farmlands Chairman


Jersey Contest Winner Announcement
Jerseys Available for Purchase!

The winner of the 2017 Jersey Contest is Harold M Finkel, our executive board member-at-large.
Congratulations, Harold!

Final Jersey Design

As the winner Harold will be getting a free jersey, compliments of CJBC. The rest of us can buy a jersey and other accessories through our club store. The store is taking orders now with delivery date of early Late January....Order soon !
for info contact Steve at

Click below or on the tab to the left for more details.

Buy CJBC Gear!

Welcome to the Central Jersey Bicycle Club

The mission of the Central Jersey Bicycle Club (CJBC) is to provide a social and recreational club for bicycling throughout the Central Jersey counties of Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Somerset, including the counties of Ocean, and Burlington. Promoting the general interests of bicycling, fellowship among members, training for safety, knowledge of bicycle maintenance, and all forms of bicycling activity. 
We also support national, state, and community bicycle advocacy organizations.
Our mission continues after 50 years.

Benefits of Membership:

10% discount at select bicycle stores

6 club meetings a year, with featured speakers

Awards Recognition Dinner (Spring)

Appreciation Ride (Spring) - lunch included

Farmlands Flat Tour (1st Saturday in May) 

Longest Day Ride (Summer) - ride the length of NJ

Anniversary Ride (Autumn) - lunch included

Holiday Party (December) - dinner included

RidewithGPS Premium Club Account & Phone App. with voice navigation





Under each listing is the Ride Classification, Terrain Difficulty, Distance in Miles, Starting Time, Location of Start, and Ride Leaders(s) with phone number(s). Our rule is that you Must call the leader of the ride you plan to attend; this will let you ask questions about the ride and will let the Leader notify you if he/she has any special instructions on conditions or stops.

Helmets must be worn on all rides

Family membership consists of one or two adults in the same household and minor children if any. All adult applicants must sign the release. Individuals under 18 must join as part of a Family Membership and a parent/guardian must sign the release for them. Riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult on a club ride.

General Meetings – alternate months with guest presenters
Awards Meeting – awards distributed to leaders and riders including Spirit of Cycling
Volunteers Dinner – thank our volunteers for their special efforts

Ride Classifications

The following ride classifications and terrain ratings are used on the Event Calendar to provide potential ride attendees with an idea of what to expect on a particular ride.

An Example ride listing:

B+, 2/3, 35, Ride Name 10:00 AM  Leader Name
Starting at Lyons Mall in Basking Ridge.
Please call ride leader to confirm ride. (your phone number)

  • B+ indicates a steady 14-15 mph pace
    • Note the speed may vary during ride, depending on terrain.
  • 2/3 means over rolling to large hills
  • 35 indicates that the ride will cover approximately 35 miles
  • The ride starts at 10:00 AM, sharp
  • The ride leader has requested that riders call to confirm they are joining the ride
  • The ride leader's name and contact phone number are provided
    • Note on leaderless rides: Any Leaderless Rides listed in The HUB are different from the other rides in that either has no predetermined leader. If you attend, you may or may not find someone assuming the leadership role.

Pace Ratings

  • Speed indicates average upon completion of ride.
  • Speed may vary during ride, depending on terrain.


For Average speed
while moving
AX strong, experienced cyclists in top physical condition 18 mph or more
A+ strong, experienced cyclist 17-18 mph
A strong, experienced cyclist 16-17 mph
A - strong, experienced cyclist 15-16 mph
B+ good, competent cyclists 14-15 mph
B good, competent cyclists 13-14 mph
B - good, competent cyclists 12-13 mph
C+ average cyclists 11-12 mph
C average cyclists 10-11 mph
 D  average cyclist  8-10 mph 
 EZ  average cyclists 20/15 miles or less  9 mph or less
ATB All-Terrain and Hybrids ...will vary with terrain
and riders' experience.
MTB All-Terrain Bikes only ...will vary

Terrain Ratings

  1. Hill Mania (multiple long and/or steep climbs)
  2. Large Hills (such as Hillcrest Road in Warren or Johnston Drive in Watchung)
  3. Rolling Hills (such as Valley Road in Warren Township)
  4. Flat (except for the occasional overpass)

ATB Ratings

  1. 1 Log: Novice. Basically flat. Typically tow paths and fire roads.
  2. 2 Logs: Intermediate. Rolling. Rough paths and fire roads.
  3. 3 Logs: Advanced. Numerous steep hills, some technical.

MTB Ratings

  1. 1 Log: Novice. Basically flat to smooth.
  2. 2 Logs: Intermediate. Rolling rugged.
  3. 3 Logs: Advanced. Hilly, technical.


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