third Annual Ride for the Animals
Celebrate Halloween early! Come dressed as your favorite animal! Dogs, cats, cows, pigs… all animals welcome. Be creative… decorate your bike, decorate yourself, decorate your helmet. Prizes awarded for Cutest, Funniest, Most Creative, Scariest, and Most Eco-Friendly. All registered children get a FREE “treat” bag. This is a fun, safe ride that is perfect for the whole family!
The bike path is the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, also described here. It is 5½ miles each way, starting in Allaire State Park and ending in Manasquan with a 1½ mile extension to the Wall Sports Complex. You can bike the entire path which totals 14 miles or just do a few miles and turn around. You will go through beautiful wooded areas, past a golf course, a small pond and meadow, a farm, residential areas and quaint scenic towns. This is not a race so ride at your own pace.
It's more than just a bike ride
Don’t have a bike? Don’t worry. You can do a 1 mile walk, even with your dog. The path is paved the entire way.This is a safe, family friendly event. Bring the kids. They can bike, you can walk. We will have staggered starts for riders every minute between 10am – 10:30am, walkers start at 11am and costume awards at noon.
Helmets must be worn by all riders. Restrooms are in the parking lot of Allaire State Park and in the Wall Sports Complex if you go to the extension route.
To register by mail, print out our registration form (you hold onto the pledge form) and mail along with a check or money order payable to APLNJ, to: APLNJ, PO Box 174, Englishtown, NJ 07726.
To register and pay online, click here.
$25 until 9/22; $5 Children under 15
$35 September 23 up until day of event; $5 Children under 15
Just want to walk? $10 registration any time (no T-shirt)
T-Shirts to riders 15 yrs of age and older who register by 9/22. Halloween goodie bags to all under 15 years of age
Help us raise even more funds by asking friends, family and neighbors to sponsor you! Prize to the person bringing in the most in sponsorship pledges. Last year Jim M. brought in $300! Can you beat Jim’s $300? Download your Sponsor & Pledge Form here.
Make a day of it
After the ride, you can tour historic Allaire Village (it’s free to enter) and take a ride on the Pine Creek Railroad. You can go shopping at the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, quaint downtown Manasquan, or take a trip to the Asbury Park boardwalk.
help us promote the event
We are looking for sponsors. You can download our sponsor letter here. We also need help putting out fliers. Not sure how or where to do either or have any other questions? Please contact Nancy by email or phone 732-446-6808 x:107.