The John N. Balis Bikeway is a half mile paved trail along a former rail corridor that now serves as an electrical transmission right of way in the suburban community of Runnemede. The southern end of the trail begins at the northeast corner of an overflow parking lot for the Philly Diner and Sports Bar at the intersection of East Clements Bridge Road and Bowers Avenue. The trail heads north through residential neighborhoods to Smith Lane where there is a large sports complex featuring a number of baseball fields. Only one street, 3rd Avenue bisects the trail. All of the other side streets, 1st Avenue through 7th Avenue, dead end on the east side of the trail. However, paved side trials connect each of these streets to the John N. Balis Bikeway.
Parking and Trail Access
To reach the John N. Balis Bikeway from the New Jersey Turnpike, take Exit 3 for NJ Route 168 - North Black Horse Pike. Proceed south on North Black Horse Pike to East Clements Bridge Road. Turn right onto East Clements Bridge Road. Enter the parking lot for the Philly Diner on the right at the intersection of Bowers Avenue. The tril begins in the northeast corner pf the parking lot.