$5 – $60

Red Mill Retro Ride & Picnic

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Red Mill Museum Village

56 Main Street

Clinton, NJ 08809

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Go back in time with us!

Spend a day in historic Clinton, NJ- participate in the first annual Red Mill Retro Ride. Based loosely on the Tweed Run in London, this leisurely bicycle ride encourages (but doesn't require) vintage and antique bicycles and costume. The route will be approximately 5 miles of town roads and trails that begin and end at the iconic Red Mill, where all are welcome to picnic and while away the rest of the day with music, food, vendors, and AWARDS!

NEW DATE: Saturday June 16

ITINERARY: THE RIDE will begin around 10:15, with cyclists leaving the Red Mill in groups. THE RIDE will end around 12:30 when the final group of cyclists returns to the Red Mill. RIDERS and SPECTATORS are welcome to arrive at 10:00. Vendors will be open for business; Picnicking will go on throughout the day; Entertainment will run from approximately 11:00 through 4:00. Awards will be presented around 3:15. Event ends at 4:00.


AWARDS:

All Riders (you are automatically entered upon registration):

    • Bikes (4 Prizes) SPONSORED by CHIC CYCLES

      • Noblest Steed Gents 1st & 2nd place

      • Noblest Steed Ladies 1st & 2nd place

    • Costumes (4 Prizes) SPONSORED by CHELSEA FORGE

      • Most Dapper Gent 1st & 2nd place

      • Smartest Togs Ladies 1st & 2nd place

    • Accessories (4 Prizes) SPONSORED by GET A GRIP

      • Most Magnificent Hat Ladies 1st & 2nd place

      • Most Magnificent Mustache (or beard) 1st & 2nd place

    • Overall (4 Prizes) SPONSORED by BANDBOX

      • Most Distinctive Participant 1st & 2nd place

      • Family of Distinction 1st & 2nd place

    • Picture Perfect Picnic SPONSORED by VIKKI HEALEY PROPERTIES


Bicycle Show: To enter: AFTER you have registered to RIDE or to be a SPECTATOR, send an email to RedMillRetroRide@gmail.com with SUBJECT: ENTER MY BIKE in SHOW. Please include the category you are interested in and supply any pictures (if required)

    • Restoration/Recondition (4 Prizes) SPONSORED by PETE'S BIKE

      • Coolest Restoration of Antique/Vintage Bike 1st & 2nd place (before photos)

      • Hottest Re-imagining of a secondhand bike 1st & 2nd place (before photos)

    • Coolness Categories (4 Prizes) SPONSORED by BIKE KING

      • Best Made in America Bike

      • Best European Bike

      • Best Japanese Bike

      • Sweetest Ride of All


TICKET TYPES and ENTITLEMENTS: Please select either INDIVIDUAL (RIDERS: $20+ fees or $15+ fees for EarlyBird OR SPECTATORS: $5+fees ) or GROUP (Flat rate of $60 +fees; exclusively for members of an immediate family) tickets

You will select either a RIDER or a SPECTATOR Ticket. RIDER TICKETS include access to grounds; SPECTATORS grant ticket holders access to grounds, but may not ride. There is no charge for Spectators along the route.

*This is a non-supported ride on open roads and trails; a waiver is required of each participant; Children ages 17 and under are required to wear a helmet and to be accompanied by an adult. EVERY RIDER MUST SIGN A WAIVER



FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, but any rider under age 6 MUST be in a tag along trailer or on a child seat; Any rider 17 or under MUST wear a helmet, in compliance with the law & MUST be accompanied on the ride with an adult. Children 17 or under who do not have a helmet will not be allowed to participate in the ride. Please bring helmets, we will not have them available for rent.

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free, All-day Parking Available at: Municipal Complex Parking Lot at 43 Leigh Street, Clinton Fire House Parking Lot (north side of the parking lot numbered spaces only), Water Street Municipal Parking Lot and the Clinton Community Center Parking Lot off of Halstead Street.

Free, 2 Hour Parking: Main Street and East Main Street 8am until 6pm Monday through Saturday excluding Holidays

Free, 3 Hour Parking: Lower Center Street and the Lower Center Street Municipal Parking Lot 3 hour limit parking 8am until 6pm Monday through Saturday excluding Holidays

What can I bring into the event?

Bring you love for fun, leisurely outdoor events! In addition to bringing your bicycle, you can bring a picnic blanket, beach chair, cooler, cafe table, get creative- get comfortable! Please note that pets and smoking (pipes, cigars, cigarettes, vapes) are not allowed on the grounds of The Red Mill. Adults over 21 can bring alcoholic beverages in their picnic baskets for their own consumption; The Red Mill is not selling alcohol at this event.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email: RedMillRetroRide@gmail.com

What's the refund policy?

This event is a fundraiser for The Red Mill and will take place rain or shine. Refunds are not available.

How do I enter my bicycle into the show contest?

Register to RIDE or to be a SPECTATOR, when you check in, tell us that you want to be entered in SHOW. Please include the category you are interested in and supply any pictures (if required)


Which tickets should I get? How much are they?

This really depends on what you want to do that day. ...

If you would like to participate in the ride and enjoy the entire day at the Red Mill, you should purchase an Individual RIDER ticket for yourself for $20 + fees (or early bird pricing of $15). If you are more interested in enjoying the festivities on the Red Mill grounds, then you should only purchase the SPECTATOR ticket for $5 + fees. (PLEASE NOTE: RIDE will be held in the morning, leaving the Red Mill from 10:15- in groups; with last group returning by approximately 12:30)

If you are bringing the family-- let's say two adults and four children who are over the age of 6-- you should purchase the GROUP family ticket. It gives your entire immediate family a ticket to ride and access to the grounds for only $60 (+fees) vs. the a la carte price of $120.

TICKET TYPES and what they get you:

Please select either INDIVIDUAL (RIDERS: $20+ fees or $15+ fees for EarlyBird OR SPECTATORS: $5+fees ) or GROUP (Flat rate of $60 +fees; exclusively for members of an immediate family) tickets. Select "GROUP" then Create or Name your GROUP...then follow instructions online.

You will select either a RIDER or a SPECTATOR Ticket. RIDER TICKETS include access to grounds; SPECTATORS grant ticket holders access to grounds, but may not ride. There is no charge for Spectators along the route.


What should I expect of the ride, itself?

The approximately 5 mile route offers various designated stopping points for water and to take pictures. Volunteer Road Marshalls will help at crossings; riders are to follow their instructions and adhere to the rules of the road. At a leisurely pace, most riders will be able to complete the entire route within one hour.


Can I volunteer to help?

Yes! "Many hands make light work!" When purchasing tickets, select VOLUNTEER to fill a specific responsibility and your registration is free.

Or you can email us at RedMillRetroRide@gmail.com with the SUBJECT: Request to Volunteer. Please include your contact information and a note about how you'd like to be involved (Be a Road Marshall, Help at Check In Table, or Help Clean up, etc.)

THE FINE PRINT:

*This is a non-supported ride on open roads and trails; a waiver is required of each participant; Children ages 17 and under are required to wear a helmet and to be accompanied by an adult. All riders are participating at their own risk, holding neither the Red Mill, the organizers, sponsors, or town liable for any injury, damage or theft. By taking part in this event you grant the event organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

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Red Mill Museum Village

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Clinton, NJ 08809

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