Wednesday, June 29, 2011

School is over!

The school year that was never ending is finally over - hallelujah! Time to celebrate!
  • No guided road ride for the ladies tonight - if you can make it, you'll have to work together and motivate each other!
  • Friday night, July 1 - and the beginning of a long weekend! Get off to a good start by joining us on our Friday night road ride on Clinton Road. Meet us at 6 p.m., the old Village Square Inn, Rt. 23, Newfoundland. Work off that July 4th BBQ before you even start!
  • New addition! Steve and Martha Boshart will lead a moderate pace mixed group road ride from the shop at 9 AM tomorrow, about 40 miles+, up through Warwick, Sugarloaf, Chester, Monroe and Greenwood Lake. Probably about 3 hours. Moderate climbing at start and will work our way down into Warwick and through valleys back into town. Bring food and water, probably a water stop at halfway.
  • Don't forget - you want to avoid riding at Jungle Habitat this Friday and Saturday, as Thunder in the Highlands will be bringing droves of people to our normally quiet park! 
  • Speaking of Jungle Habitat, TTC member Tim will be leading a beginners ride meeting at noon on Sunday, July 3. Tim is super knowledgeable about all of the trails at the Hab, so he's a great guide to show you around the joint!
  • Looking for more of a challenge? We'll be riding at Blue Mountain on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Blue Mountain, home to the 7th race in the H2H series, is a great park with lots of technical trails and climbing. We'll be doing an intermediate+ ride, about 3 hours long. Please note there is a fee to park if you are going! 
Check in later in the week for more updates - and have a great long weekend!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jungle Habitat and Thunder in the Highlands

The West Milford PAL is hosting the Thunder in the Highlands at Jungle Habitat on July 1-2 (with the possibility of July 3rd being a rain date, rumor has it!) . There will be crowds, and parking issues, etc., so you may want to check out some of our other fantastic state parks for a few days while the WM PAL throws a July 4th party! 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Weekend riding

Well, if it ever stops raining, we'll head out for a few rides this weekend! 

First up, our Friday night party on Clinton Road! Same time, same place - 6 p.m., old Village Square Inn parking lot, Rt. 23, Newfoundland. Great place to practice your paceline and group riding!

Saturday, June 25, we will do a pre-ride of the race course at Lewis Morris. Meet us at 10 a.m. at the ballfield by the beach, and we'll do a lap or two of the course!

On Sunday, June 26, the 3rd H2H race of the season takes place at Lewis Morris Park in Morristown, NJ. If you are just starting out mountain bike racing, this is a good place to start! Get more info at BikeReg, and good luck to all of our TTC racers out there!

If road riding is more your style, join us for a NYC road ride on Sunday, June 26th. We'll meet at 9:30 a.m. at KC's Bagels on Route 23 South in Pompton Plains. We'll grab a bagel, talk about our route, and check out the sites in NYC! RSVP ASAP!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

No Ladies Road rides for 6/22 or 6/29!

Just a quick reminder that there is no Ladies Road Ride tonight, June 22, or next week, June 29, as we host a few extracurricular activities instead! We'll get back to our regularly scheduled rides on July 6! 

Coming soon - some photos of our awesome group of Ladies at last week's Trek Demo day and road clinic! 

Monday, June 20, 2011

I Dig Tuesday trail maintenance changed to a Summer Solstice ride!

Our normally scheduled "I dig Tuesday" trail work day is cancelled this week, June 21! Instead we're doing a Summer Soltice Ride! So come on out and join us for a no drop, social paced, group ride in Jungle Habitat.
We'll meet at the gate around 6pm, split into groups if necessary and try to roll promptly by 6:15pm.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Last chance to RSVP for New Paltz ride!

Hope you are all staying dry this morning! Just a quick reminder to RSVP for our New Paltz ride on Sunday, June 19, leaving Town Cycle at 9 a.m. The weather is supposed to be perfect - unlike today! Two distance options available - 50 miles (one way) or 100 miles (round trip). If you are doing 50 miles, and can provide a ride home for someone, please let us know, as we have a few people looking for a lift back to West Milford. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Weekend events

This is an uber busy time of year for everyone - here are some quick notes on what's going on for the next few days! 
  • Wednesday, June 15- Trek Ladies Demo and Bike Clinic - 5:45 p.m. at the old Village Square Inn parking lot on Rt. 23 North in Newfoundland! Join us for an informative session, a ride, and dinner!
  • Also tonight - 7:30 p.m., West Milford Town Council meeting and a presentation regarding the possibility of building a pump track right here in West Milford! We appreciate any support you can give us!
  • Friday, June 17 - the best way to start off the weekend - Friday night road ride, Clinton Road! These are the longest days of the year, so come on out and join us for a great ride on Clinton Road! 6 p.m, at the old Village Square Inn parking lot on Rt. 23 North in Newfoundland!
  • Saturday, June 18 - it's the 4th annual JORBA Fest! Each year the Fest gets bigger and better - group rides for all levels, demo bikes, serious and silly contests, bounce houses, a trials demo by New Jersey's own Jeff Lenosky - something for everyone! Check out the schedule and info here!
  • Sunday, June 19 - our annual road ride to New Paltz! We're celebrating Father's Day this year with our ride, but invite everyone to join us! Please RSVP ASAP, let us know if you are doing the 50 mile route (one way) or the 100 mile route (round trip), if you need a ride back (or have room to provide a ride back) and if you will be joining us for lunch! 
And for all the dads out there - Happy Father's Day - and thanks for all you do! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quick notes!

Two quick notes - 
  • Wednesday, June 15 - Jeff Mergler will be talking to the West Milford Town Council about the future of a pump track in West Milford. If you have the chance to join us and show some support for the project, we would truly appreciate it! This will hopefully be one of the last hurdles we have for getting approval of the project, and we appreciate everyone's support! 7:30 Town Hall for anyone who can make it. 
  • Wednesday, June 15 - Ladies Demo ride! Anyone who is planning on coming, please wear or bring your Team Town Cycle jersey - we really'd love to get a good picture of all our ladies wearing the TTC plaid!
Also, super important - please RSVP for our New Paltz ride this Sunday, June 19 ASAP - we need to make plans and get head counts! Just drop us a quick note at, let us know if you are doing one way (50 miles) or round trip (100) and if you can either provide a ride home, or need one! 

Thanks everyone - have a great day!

Friday, June 10, 2011

RSVP's and Reminders

Quick weekend ride reminders -
  • Friday June 10 - Clinton Road ride - 6 p.m. Be there, and start your weekend off right!
  • Sunday, June 12 - King of the Mountain road ride! We'll ride the classic route - Mt. Peter, Sterling Forest, Greenwood Lake - preems for climb winners, fun for all! Wheels down at 9 a.m., from Town Cycle.
  • Sunday, June 12 - Beginner mountain bike ride, Jungle Habitat, meet at the gates at noon.
  • In the mood for something different? Kids into BMX bikes? Come check out a national BMX race up at the New Paltz track this weekend! TTC's own Ethan Huggins will be competing in the the 10 rookie category on Saturday! 
RSVP reminders - 
  • Womens' Trek Demo Day and Road Clinic, June 15, 5:45 p.m. More details here. A great opportunity to try a new bike and hone your road riding skills! Please RSVP to us and let us know if you can make it so we can make plans!
  • No RSVP required, but don't forget Saturday, June 18 is JORBA Fest at Waterloo Village in Allamuchy. Bike demos, skills clinics, trials show by NJ native Jeff Lenosky, guided group rides, skinnies contest, bouncy houses, food, fun - something for everyone! This event gets bigger and better each year - make your plans to attend now! Volunteers are always needed as well - get in touch with the details here
  • Our annual New Paltz road ride is next Sunday, June 19! There are two options for length - 50 miles (one way), or 100 miles (round trip). If you are only going one way, and need a ride back (or can offer someone a ride back) - let us know! We need a head count so we can make plans for lunch, rides, etc. It's a great way to spend Father's Day, so join us at 9 a.m. at Town Cycle as we roll off for an amazing route to the beautiful town of New Paltz! Please RSVP by Friday, June 17. 
  • Ladies - on Wednesday, June 22, we are off the bikes and into NYC for a fun excursion! We need RSVP's by June 15 - get in touch with Heather for more info and to RSVP. 
  • There are 4 spots left for the womens' only yoga and acupuncture night, June 29, at Heather's house. Cost for the evening is $40. RSVP directly to Heather for an amazing evening! 
Whew, that's a lot going on for the next few weeks - no excuses for not coming out and joining us! As always, if you have ANY questions, please drop us a line at . 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Staying cool, but still riding hard!

Yep, no doubt - it's gonna be hot for the next few days! But we're soldiering on anyway - here's where we'll be for the next few days. 

  • Wednesday night ladies ride, Clinton Road, 6 p.m. Also don't forget, next Wednesday June 15 is our Trek Ladies Demo day and road clinic - RSVP to us and let us know if you can make it! More info on the Trek Demo day here!
  • Friday night, June 10 - start your weekend off right with our Clinton Road ride! Be there, 6 p.m., the old Village Square Inn parking lot on Rt. 23, Newfoundland. 
  • Sunday, June 12 - It's time for the Team Town Cycle King/Queen of the mountains again. There are "classes" for racers, non-racers, ladies,& juniors! Come on out and test your climbing legs against some of the best riders & the most challenging climbs in the area.  Preems at the top of each summit for each "class". You don't need to be a TTC member to join us but everyone needs to be ready to roll at 9 am sharp from Town Cycle in West Milford.
  • Not ready for a KOM ride? TTC member Tim Warchol is hosting a beginner ride at Jungle Habitat at 12 p.m. He'll adapt the ride to the group, and give you a great tour around the Hab. Bring your newbie friend, spouse, neighbor, etc. and let Tim introduce them to a great ride around the Jungle! Don't forget your water bottle!
So start drinking your water now, and join us for one of these great rides! 

Have a ride you want to see us do, or want to lead one yourself? We'd love to hear from you! Drop us a line at to let us know about it! 

Friday, June 3, 2011

This one's for the girls!

Hey ladies - we're excited to be hosting a few "Ladies Only" events over the next few weeks, and hope you can join us for some of them.

  • Wednesday, June 15 - don't forget about our Trek Women's Road Bike Clinic and Demo Day. We'll meet at 5:45 p.m. at the old Village Square Inn parking lot on Route 23 in Newfoundland. There will be a limited amount of road bikes to demo (bring your shoes and pedals with you - demo bikes are first come, first served!) - we'll start with a clinic session, then take a ride down Clinton Road. Dinner will follow at the Kahl's. Please RSVP to us ASAP so we can let the Trek rep know how many ladies will be joining us!
  • Wednesday, June 29 - we'll be hosting a yoga and acupuncture night - again, ladies only! Exact details will follow, but it is limited to 12 people, and the cost is $40. Please RSVP to Heather directly - and right away - as these spots are sure to sell out quickly! 
  • Besides our usual Wednesday night road rides, we want to remind all of our women out there that we have several leaders available for beginner rides - both on the road and in the woods. Maybe you're pretty good on the road, but haven't done any woods riding, or you've been off the bike for many years, and you're nervous about riding in larger group. Drop us a line, and we'll be happy to hook you up with some of our awesome women ride leaders. They'll work out a time and a route that is good for you. We're all about getting more girls out on their bikes!
Have an awesome weekend everyone - next week we'll talk about our June 19th New Paltz ride! 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wine tasting tickets still available!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we still have tickets available for the wine tasting event fund raiser for our Party for Marty - June 7, at the Endless Vine in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Tickets are just $30 per person, and must be purchased in advance. Please help us make this fundraiser a success and join us for some wine tasting and a great evening out with friends, all while helping out our buddy Marty! 

Please help us spread the word about this event! Tell your friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. Print out this flier with all the details and hang it up at work! Our friends at the Endless Vine always put on a wonderful event, and your $30 donation will go to a great cause - support of our buddy Marty, his mom and dad Kelly and Pete, and their ongoing fight against cystic fibrosis. 

Please contact Deb Wiley at (201) 314-5291, or email her at for ticket info, or drop us a line at

Hope to see you out there!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What's happening this weekend?

Well, we're glad you asked! Here's what we've got lined up! 
  • Friday night, June 3 - our standing invitation to one and all to our Friday night road ride on Clinton Road. As usual, we'll meet at the old Village Square Inn parking lot on Rt. 23 north in Newfoundland. All levels and abilities welcome! 
  • Don't forget the Giant Demo day up at Stewart today! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - more details here!
  • Saturday, June 4 - it's field trip day! Join us as we head to the Alexandria Pump Track to see the only municipal pump track in NJ. We want to see how they do it, so when the day comes for us to build ours in West Milford, we'll know all the tricks! We'll plan to arrive there around 9 a.m. - if you are interested in carpooling or caravaning, let us know! Bring your bike (almost anything but a road bike or cyclocross bike will do - mountain bike, BMX bike, gears, no gears - it's all good!) and helmet and check it out! 
  • Saturday, June 4 - the Kahl's will be hosting an evening of stretching and pasta dinner - especially great for anyone who is doing the Bearscat! Please bring a yoga mat and plenty of water - we'll gather at 4:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Heather and let her know if you can make it. We'd love to see you there!
  • Sunday, June 5 - the Bearscat 50 is on! If you can, come cheer all of the extremely brave TTC members who are riding this fantastic endurance race at Waywayanda! 
So there's the 411 - hopefully something there to interest everyone. Check in with us tomorrow - we'll have some more trip reveals and fun for all! 

June 1st Ladies Ride

For those intending to go on the Wednesday Night Ladies Ride, you will have to motivate yourself for the awesome ride this week as none of the usual ride leaders will be there. Hope you have fun and see you next week!