Take a ride on Wharton’s mountain bike trails

When Chris Arterburn wants to go for a bike ride, he doesn’t want to pedal a long way to get there.

Arterburn is a mountain bike enthusiast who lives in Collingswood and works in Cherry Hill.

When he wants to go off-road wheeling for a good workout and for good fun, he likes to go to the Wharton State Forest all-terrain bicycle trails.

The Wharton bike track is the lone all-terrain trail park in South Jersey. The site is run by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Parks and Forestry with help from the Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association (JORBA). The next closest trail park is in Allaire State Park.

“There are little bitty parks, but there is not a destination like at Wharton where you can go ride for two or three hours,” said Arterburn, about riding in South Jersey. “There are other little parks, but they are like after-work parks, not a destination park to ride.”

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