twin lights rideWith routes passing through Rumson, Middletown and Fair Haven, the 2014 Twin Lights Ride takes in some of the greater Red Bank Green’s most scenic sites.

One guy’s “good sleeping weather” is another’s prime pedal time — and the Twin Lights Ride offers committed cyclists a real reason for getting a jump on the best and brightest of the day. Back for its thirteenth annual edition, the yearly endurance rally that came together in the wake of 9/11 racks up some formidable mileage through some of the more scenic panoramas of Monmouth County, — beginning and ending in sight of the historic hilltop beacons that lend their name to the event.

A presentation of Bike New York, the event on the morning of Sunday, September 28 offers four distinct routes — with the 30 mile “This Little Light of Mine” course rolling through scenery that ranges from Middletown’s Many Mind Creek, to the panoramic vistas of the Oceanic Bridge and the stately homes of Rumson and Little Silver. From there the routes get increasingly hardcore, with the 55 mile “White Lightning” looping around the Earle Naval Weapons Depot; the 75 mile “Blinded by the Light” venturing down the Shore as far as Brielle, and the 100 mile “All of the Lights” heading out as far as the Turkey Swamp Wildlife Area.

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