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Lawrence Hopewell Trail Full Moon Ride

September 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

(HOPEWELL, N.J.) –  On Saturday, September 30, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail and Mercer County Park Commission will host their eighth Full Moon Bike Ride at Rosedale Lake in Mercer Meadows.


The six-mile loop ride on the LHT and other Mercer Meadow trails will offer a magical experience, with

twinkling lights under a tree canopy, live music along the trail, glow-in-the-dark features, and a campfire with s’mores near Rosedale Lake. Enter the bike decorating contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes.


The Full Moon Bike Ride begins at 7:30 p.m. with a special sendoff near the Rosedale Lake parking area, though participants are welcome to arrive later. Registration will open at 7 p.m., as does the campfire and music. Participants are welcome to arrive early and bring a picnic dinner.


Adults and children of all ages are welcome at the activities around Rosedale Lake, with the expectation that adults supervise their children at all times. The Full Moon Bike Ride itself is open to adults and children aged 12 and above.


Registration for riders is $20 for adults (18 and over) and $15 for youth (12 to 17). Adult registration is $25 at the event. Details and registration at- https://lhtrail.org/annual-fullmoonride/

The 2023 Full Moon Bike Ride tee shirt will be available for pre-purchase.


Non-profits can email the LHT ([email protected]) for group rates. There is no fee for non-riders, though donations are greatly appreciated. The event is a fundraiser for the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, a 501 (c) (3) corporation.


For riders under 18, helmets are required by law. The LHT encourages helmets for all riders for safety reasons, and also highly recommends the use of front and rear bike lights. Moonlight, even on a clear night, will not fully light the trail in the woods.


Participants should use the park entrance on Federal City Road between Blackwell Road and Old Mill Road in Hopewell Township. Please carpool is possible.


The rain date is Sunday, October 1, but if rain forces the change, the program will be limited to the bike ride.



About the Lawrence Hopewell Trail

The nonprofit Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation has worked for over 20 years with governments and companies, schools, land trusts, and residents to build and maintain the developing 22-mile LHT multi-use trail in Hopewell and Lawrence Townships. The LHT now hosts over 100,000 user visits every year. Only five short segments totaling about 2.5 miles remain to be built, including a boardwalk section in Lawrence Township’s Maidenhead Meadows that will eliminate the interim route on Princeton Pike.

The LHT is a key member of the Circuit Trails Coalition, an 800-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corp. relies on grants and donations to fund maintenance and operating expenses, and community events such as the Saturday Morning Walking Club, bike rides, and the popular Full Moon Bike Ride, scheduled for Sept. 30 this year. Learn more about the LHT at LHTrail.org.


About Mercer Meadows

The Mercer County Park Commission manages diverse offerings within its more than 10,000 acres of parks, recreational facilities, and open space throughout Mercer County. Mercer Meadows, where the Full Moon Bike Ride will take place, consists of more than 1,600 acres, divided among five separate districts. Miles of mowed and gravel trails provides visitors and their families with scenic walking and biking routes through the meadows and woodland. Fishing is a popular activity at the park’s four water bodies.  For more information, please visit www.mercercountyparks.org.



Media inquiries

  • For the LHT: LHT Executive Director Lisa Serieyssol at [email protected]
  • For Mercer County: Communications Director Julie Willmot at 609.278.7137 or [email protected]
  • For Mercer County Park Commission: Director of Marketing and Community Outreach Wanda McNeill at 609.443.8560, ext. 114, or [email protected].



September 30, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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