Bike MS “Coast the Coast” Event Directions
1. From the Garden State Parkway: Take Exit 105. The Parkway off ramp leads directly onto Route 36 East. Continue on Route 36 East approximately three miles to Route 71 South. Go approximately one mile and Route 71 will fork left and become Cedar Avenue. Follow Route 71/Cedar Avenue for approximately one half mile. Turn right onto Larchwood Avenue. Proceed one half mile and turn right to the Greeter's Booth. Please park as directed.
2. From the NJ Turnpike: From the South, take Turnpike North to Exit 7A. After the toll plaza, take I-195 East to Shore Points. Approaching Belmar, I-195 becomes NJ Route 138. After crossing the Garden State Parkway, exit right to NJ Route 18 North, marked Eatontown. Take the Deal Road exit and drive east to the intersection at Monmouth Road. Turn left and proceed to the third traffic light, which is Cedar Avenue. Turn right onto Cedar (also labeled NJ Route 71 South). Follow Route 71/Cedar Avenue for approximately one half mile. Turn right onto Larchwood Avenue. Proceed one half mile and turn right to the Greeter's Booth. Please park as directed.
From the NJ Turnpike: From the North, take Turnpike South to Exit 11 (Garden State Parkway South). Take Exit 105 as outlined in #1 above.
From Trenton and Points West: Take I-195 East, and follow directions outlined in #2 above.
From Coastal New England and Boston: Take I-195 South to I-287 West to the Tappan Zee Bridge. Follow I-287 to the Garden State Parkway South. Follow directions outlined in #1 above.
Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 58 for CR 539/Little Egg Harbor. At top of ramp make a left onto Route 539 South. Cross over Parkway going towards Tuckerton. Follow to Nugentown Rd. approximately 4 miles and make a right onto Nugentown Road. Follow Nugentown Road to Pinelands Schools, just over 1 mile.
Once you arrive at Newark Airport, there is an automated monorail train link, AirTrain Newark (http://www.airtrainnewark.com/) that takes you directly from the arrivals terminal to the Rail Link station, where you transfer to a southbound NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line train (http://www.njtransit.com/).
This line takes you to Long Branch station; the nearest station to the University. The journey takes 45 minutes. Purchase your ticket prior to boarding the train as there is a surcharge if you purchase your ticket on the train. Vending machines for NJ Transit tickets are located in the airport passenger terminals.
Once at Long Branch station, take a taxi from the station to the University. The journey is about 1.5 miles (2 kilometers).
Taxis also operate from Newark Airport at rates based on your destination or click on the following link http://www.monmouth.edu/about/ataglance/directions.asp
Specific parking instructions will be included in your rider packets