This was the last of the Week-A-Year tour rides that I missed. So I’ve ridden this part of the East Coast Greenway on my own too.
Here’s how to do it:
Newark, New Jersey, to New Brunswick, New Jersey. Yes, I skipped the New York-Newark section on the sidewalk of Truck Route 1&9. You can too — just take the PATH train or New Jersey Transit. I love this ride — I call it a global food tour.
Since then, the interim route has changed to go through Jersey City and Bayonne, over the new Goethals Bridge on the bike path, to Elizabeth and beyond. One day the Essex-Hudson Greenway will be built, and it will be a stunning ride from Jersey City to Newark.
New Brunswick to Princeton on the D&R Canal towpath. Traffic-free. And seriously, take an extra day to explore the great biking around Princeton.