Monday, October 10, 2011
Raffle to benefit West Milford Pump Track!
As many of you have heard or read in the paper, West Milford is getting a pump track! JORBA, who built an awesome pump track in Alexandria, in partnership with us at Team Town Cycle, has worked hard these last few months, and finally - it's time to start work!
The location of the pump track will be at Farrell Field in West Milford - right down the street from Jungle Habitat, and centrally located in town. We are taking over one of the soccer fields there (behind the recycling center), and after talking to people this weekend at the Autumn Lights Festival, and receiving tons of enthusiastic feedback ("Cool!" and "Awesome!" were the two words we heard most!), we are more excited than ever to get started! If all goes well, we hope to be breaking ground by the end of this month!
Of course, starting work means we need money. We've got a few ideas in the hopper for that, but as our starting salvo, we're raffling off two bikes - a 2011 Trek Marlin 29er Single Speed, and a Giant Revel 0. Tickets are only $5, and we'll be holding the drawing on October 15, 2011 at Town Cycle's 25th anniversary party this weekend! Every penny of the proceeds will be going directly to construction of the pump track.
Of course, you want to buy some tickets! What - you already have a bike? OK, buy a ticket for a friend, neighbor, co-worker - anyone! We'll be selling tickets this week at Town Cycle (1468 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ) on Tuesday night October 11 from 5-8 p.m., Thursday night, October 13 from 5-8p.m., and on Saturday, October 15 from 12-5 p.m. Winner need NOT be present during the drawing to win!
This is going to be great for so many different groups in our area. Local businesses will see a benefit as people from out of town come in to ride the pump track. Cycling will become even more a part of everyday life in our community. And most important - the kids (and their families!) are going to love it! They'll get out more, ride their bikes more, have a great time being active with their friends - and what could be better than that!
Thanks as always for your support. Please email us with any questions about the pump track or the raffle -firstname.lastname@example.org .