20th Annual Ride for New Beginnings
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Bike Ride to Help Homeless and Runaway Youth
5-Day Ride Option: Starts Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (Travel Day), Bike Ride begins on Day 2 (June 22), and ends on Sunday, June 26, 2016
3-Day Ride Option Available.
This year Harbor House offers riders two options. Riders can choose from the following: a five-day, 400-mile ride beginning in Middletown, NJ and ending in Toms River, NJ, or a three-day, 250-mile ride option is available. A bike mechanic accompanies the riders on the entire trip ensuring a safe ride experience for all.
Five-day riders are required to pay a $100 registration fee; for three-day riders its $75. ALL riders are required to raise a minimum of $750 in support of Harbor House.
Not a Long Distance Rider?
Consider joining our excellent support team who assist all riders with food, water and rest stops along the entire route.
About the Ride
Plans are set for this year’s 20th Annual Harbor House 400! The Ride for New Beginnings is a 5-day, 400 mile bike ride, and has been dedicated for 20 years to raising awareness and funds for Harbor House to serve homeless youth.
Harbor House provides a safe haven and caring environment for vulnerable youth to enable them to unlock their potential and learn skills that will empower them to build healthier lives, relationships and futures. Thanks to its fundraising efforts, Harbor House has grown into a diverse, multi-service organization, helping over 8,000 children and families each year. All proceeds of the bike tour will go to Harbor House.
Bike Ride Schedule and Bike Route
Day One: [TRAVEL DAY] Riders will begin their journey departing from Middletown, NJ and traveling in a motor coach. The motor coach will continue to Jackson to pick up the Central and Southern NJ riders. The riders will continue on to Chincoteague, VA for an overnight. We will have the evening to enjoy the beautiful town of Chincoteague, renowned for its scenic islands and roaming wild ponies.
Day Two: [RIDE BEGINS] Riders will travel along the beautiful rural roads of the Virginia low country, returning toChincoteague for another evening to soak up the beauty and charm of the town.
Day Three: The riders will move on to the next leg of the journey to Lewes, DE. Riders will cross the Delaware Bay on the Cape May Ferry to Cape May, NJ, located at the Southern tip of Cape May Peninsula, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is known as the “Nation’s Oldest Seashore Resort” and a National Historic Landmark due to its concentration of Victorian buildings.
Day Four: Riders will continue on to Absecon, NJ home of the Smithville Peanut Butter Company. Here you will find everything you ever wanted to buy made of peanut butter. Absecon is close to Atlantic City, within easy reach for a nice dinner and to try your luck!
Day Five: Departing from Absecon, the ride continues through New Jersey’s heartland, through the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia, ending the day in Voorhees, NJ.
Day Six: The Ride for New Beginnings concludes on Day 6, Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Harbor House Transitional Living Program located in Toms River, NJ. We will conclude with our 20th Year Ride Celebration. All participants from the early rides to the present will be recognized for their contributions that made the Ride for New Beginnings the great success that it is. A welcome home celebration for the riders and their family and friends will greet the riders.
All interested candidates for the 5-day riders are required to pay a non-refundable $100 registration fee; for three-day riders its $75.
About Harbor House
Harbor House is a non-profit agency dedicated to assisting homeless, abused, neglected and abandoned youth, ages 10-21, throughout Central New Jersey. Our mission is to provide a safe haven and caring environment for vulnerable, at-risk youth to enable them to unlock their potential and learn skills that will empower them to build healthier lives, relationships and futures.
Harbor House is the only agency of its kind serving homeless youth throughout Central New Jersey that is voluntary and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All services are provided free of charge.