Starting and ending in Stockton offers the rider lots of coffee possibilities before or after the ride. There are lots of backroads and old bridges on both sides of the Delaware, including three covered bridges in Bucks County and within eyesight of the only remaining covered bridge in Hunterdon County. There are options for canal paths or roads at various places. Large majority of roads are smoothly paved. For a steep hill climb challenge continue straight on Uhlerstown Hill Rd. at mile 25. This hill is not for the faint of heart. It's so steep that the road is closed to all cars during the winter months. Do not attempt that hill unless you are a very experienced rider. It is worth a hike up just to see the views.