MATES 2019 Itinerary & Routes

Following are tentative itinerary and routes. An email will be sent to all attendees a few weeks before the rally when this is all finalized.

 

Friday, August 2

  • noon – 5:00pm – Registration will be in the lobby of the hotel.
  • anytime – ride one of the Friday routes. There is no group start today. However, suggested start times to ride with others will be:
    • 10:00 am
    • 1:00 pm
    • 3:00 pm
  • Check into hotel is at 3:00.  Please note that if you ordered the room through the MATES room block, breakfast is included and the hotel will give you breakfast vouchers at check in. If you reserved the room otherwise, breakfast is on your own.
  • Dinner is on your own. There are a lot of nice restaurants in the center of Princeton, which is a short drive from the hotel. Here’s a resturaunt guide.
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm – Ice Cream social in the Witherspoon Room at the hotel. You can also pick up your registration materials here. Dairy free sorbet will also be available.
  • All evening – cash bar at the hotel lounge in the main lobby

Saturday, August 3

  • 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM: Breakfast at the hotel in the Witherspoon Room
  • 8:30 AM: Mass start will take place in front of the hotel.
  • 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Rest stop at Assunpink Lake.
  • 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Lunch will be Mercer County Park East Picnic Area.
  • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Tandems East sale tent and Swap Meet in the parking lot.
  • 6:00 PM: Dinner will be at Slackwood Volunteer Fire Department in Lawrenceville. Feel free to bring your own wine and/or beer.
  • All evening – cash bar at the hotel lounge in the main lobby

Sunday, August 4

  • 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM: Breakfast at the hotel in the Witherspoon Room
  • 8:30 AM: Mass start in front of the hotel.
  • 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM: Box Lunch at the hotel.

Please return your badges so that we can recycle them.

Additional Information

Bike Storage – There is a bike storage room inside the hotel just past the reception desks on the right. Ask someone at reception if the room is locked.

Hotel Checkout is noon on Sunday.

Click here to read the NJ Bicycling Manual.