Chasing George

Date(s) - May 6
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Douglass House, Mill Hill Park

Chasing George is a 10-mile bike ride along the D&R Canal State Park path, in the spirit of the route Washington took on January 3, 1777 to fight in what became the Battle of Princeton. Starting at 12:00 at the Douglass House at Mill Hill Park in Trenton, the group will follow a George Washington reenactor to Princeton along the D&R Canal State Park trail. The ride ends approximately 1:20 at the Washington Route marker on Quaker Road, near the Historical Society of Princeton’s Updike Farmstead. Historical talks will anchor the start and end of the ride.

This event is a part of Princeton’s 5th annual Ciclovia, a free event that promotes healthy, active living by closing Quaker Road to vehicles (from 1 to 4 PM) and opening it for people to exercise, play, and learn. Families can run, walk, skate, and ride bikes along the route. Refreshments will be available from Tico’s Eatery & Juice Bar. There is no sign-up to attend Ciclovia – just come and enjoy! Parking is available at the Quaker Meeting House or Mercer Mall.

Registration is required for the Chasing George bike ride. Fees are $5 for individuals, $10 for families of up to 6 people. Please add names for all participants in the comments box.

Within 2 days of registration, you will receive an e-mail with details regarding the ride, including directions, parking, etc. All participants will need to sign a liability waiver before the start of the ride. In order to save time at the starting point, you may fill out and sign your waiver in advance. You will be e-mailed a copy you can review, sign, and return to the Historical Society ( before May 6, or you can bring it to the starting point at Mill Hill Park. (For participants that are under 18 years old, a parent or guardian should complete this process.)


Ticket Type Price Quantity
Valid for up to 6 people
Individual $5.00