Let's go watch men in funny hats cross a river
December 25 marks an important anniversary: the day George Washington and the Continental Army stopped losing and started winning. Ever since the British invaded New York they dealt Washington one defeat after another as they chased him up the Hudson and across New Jersey. The revolutionaries and their French supporters had begun to doubt that the Continental Army could ever win a fight, but on December 25 1776 Washington turned that all around by crossing the Delaware at night and marching his army through a blizzard to attack the garrison at Trenton.
The citizens of Bucks County, PA honor this anniversary every year by staging a reenactment of Washington's crossing.
New Jersey Transit honors the anniversary by banning bikes from trains. :(
But... On December 9 the dress rehearsal for the December 25 reenactment takes place, and bikes are allowed on New Jersey Transit that day!
We are going to meet in the Southwest corner of Penn Station in front of the NJ Transit ticket booths at 9am to make the 9:14 train to Trenton. We should arrive in Trenton about 10:45. If you plan to meet us in Trenton please use this page to send a message to the ride leaders so we know to look for you.
In order to get to the meeting spot enter Penn Station at the corner of 31st St and 8th Ave and take the escalator down.
Bring the usual: $ for train tickets, $8 for admission, bungee cords for the train, water, locks, spare tubes. There is no lunch stop planned so please bring your own lunch. You will need lights if you are planning on riding home from Penn Station.
Please do your own two minute bike check BEFORE we board the train. Once we get to Trenton there isn't much that can be done about mechanical problems.
Depending on weather conditions we might ride on dirt trails.