New Jersey/Cycle Route Relations

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Cycle Routes in New Jersey

New Jersey has a significant amount of bicycle infrastructure, however it is not easily referenced, nor is it cataloged in one central location. Below are several known cycle routes within the state.


There are several abandoned railroads that have been converted to cycling/hiking paths. Those that have sealed surfaces and/or cycling facilities should be added to the map using cycle route relations. Rails-to-trails cycleways should be added here when discovered and when added to OSM.

Name Relation Status Description
Atlantic County Bikeway Relation 175313 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Complete Former rail line from Mays Landing to Atlantic City.
Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath Relation 196611 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) New Brunswick to Princeton Towpath for the former D&R Canal.
Glassboro to Williamstown Bikeway Relation 173971 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Complete Former rail spur from Glassboro to Williamstown.
Henry Hudson Bike Trail Relation 175463 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Northern section complete Northern section was a former rail line running along the Monmouth County bayshore.
Pleasantville to Somers Point Bikeway Relation 175312 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx) Complete Former interurban line from Atlantic City to Somers Point.

State Bicycle Tours

The NJ Department of Transportation publishes several guides for bike tours throughout the state. These routes are sometimes grade-separated, but often run along rural roadways with either dedicated lanes or wide shoulders.

Each of these should be added to OSM using a cycle route relation. Relations should use the network=rcn tag. If the route has been added, please provide a link to the relation here.

  • East Coast Greenway Multi-use Trail (part of a national route)
  • High Point to Cape May Bike Route
  • Allamuchy Allegory Ride - Warren and Sussex Counties
  • Battle of Monmouth Ride - Monmouth County
  • Burlington County Bikeways - Burlington County
  • Relation Cape May Shoreline Ride - Cape May County
  • Relation Cumberland Salem Revolution - Cumberland and Salem Counties
  • D&R Canal Towpath Ride - Mercer County
  • Great Swamp Ride - Morris and Somerset Counties
  • Last Covered Bridge Ride - Mercer and Hunterdon Counties
  • Old Mine Road Ride - Warren and Sussex Counties
  • Pine Barrens River Ramble - Burlington and Atlantic Counties
  • Round Valley Roundabout - Hunterdon County
  • Three Easy Scenic Rides - Somerset and Burlington Counties

Remember to verify that your work is correct by using the Relation Analyzer.