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NYC, Garden State Parkway, Stop at Cross Country Powersports, and up the beautiful River Road in PA

River Rd is a fantastic ride up the Delaware River and a stop at Cross Country Cycle breaks up the boredom of the Garden State Parkway. We’ll grab some grub & drink on the way in Washington Crossing & New Hope on the way too.

River Rd is a fantastic ride up the Delaware River and a stop at Cross Country Cycle breaks up the boredom of the Garden State Parkway. We’ll grab some grub & drink on the way in Washington Crossing & New Hope on the way too.

  • MILES: 188

  • TIME: 4 hr 8 min

  • START/FINISH: NYC

The NYC leg

This one is for riders coming out of the city. Meet up in NYC and head out through the Lincoln Tunnel (I know, I know). If you’re looking for a place to hook up in the city, tons of biker friendly options:

  1. Classic Car Club (just make sure you or someone you know is a member)

  2. House of Machines (Two Wheel Tuesday mainstay)

  3. Dainese flagship store in SoHo

  4. Hudson Clearwater for breakfast. Get the Duck Hash.

  5. South Street Pier for pics. Go ahead and pull up right on the pier but don’t tell them I told you to.

Together with Cross Country Cycle

The Garden State Parkway with a stop @ Cross Country Cycle

You could take the Turnpike but I’m trying to avoid what is probably the most boring road in New Jersey. Honestly, the Parkway is a great road. It’s tree lined, has some sweeping curves and is mostly paved like glass. You could do far worse. Whatever you do, save yourself for a late lunch in New Hope. I’ve got plans there.

We’re going to break up the trip with a stop at Cross Country Cycles in Metuchen. I bought my first bike there (yes, that was my Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro on their show room floor) and had a great experience.

They’ve also got a great parts department on top of being a dealer for BMW, Ducati, Energica, Polaris, Honda, Royal Enfield, etc etc etc. Pair your ride to one of the events they’re hosting in July/August and try out a Can-Am (oh shut up, throw your leg over and give it a shot so you can tell your buddies what it’s like) or hit them up on their Triumph Demo Day on July 29.

PA / New Hope / River Road

Do me a favor and stop at Colonial Farms before you head out on River Road. Let me know if the chocolate chip cookies and muffins are as good as I remember them. But whatever you do, don’t eat a full meal. Save room for lunch just a short ride from Colonial Farms.

Triumph Brewery in New Hope makes some of the best cheeseburgers I’ve had and a perfect Amber Ale. The brewery being right on the way through River Road helps too. Sit behind the restaurant facing the canal for a great view.

River Road is magical and you should enjoy it as long as you didn’t fill up with 2,000 calories at Triumph. Take it all the way up to Easton and take in some of the fantastic views of the river along the way.

🧳 Extend the Ride

New Hope is far, especially if you’re starting from NYC. Make a day of it and continue heading North of Easton for some phenomenal twists. These are some of the best roads in Eastern PA and really shouldn’t be missed.

Check the details below for the full route. I did my best to try & capture as many of the better known roads as I could.

🔗 Google Maps Links

Click on the Google Maps links below for a full waypoint by waypoint route

River Road South to North

River Road North to South

The Roads Above Easton

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