Thursday, May 31, 2012

Friday night ride option

First, a big "good luck" to everyone who is racing in the Bearscat 50 this weekend - weather looks perfect, should be another awesome event by Black Bear! 

Second, for those who are looking for a little bit longer ride on Friday night, TTC's own Steve and Martha will be breaking off from the regular Clinton Road route - Clinton Rd to Warwick Turnpike past UGL towards Warwick, to Brady Road and 1/2 of climb up to UGL and back to Clinton to Rt.  23 - approx. a 30 mile loop. A nice option for anyone looking for a few more miles! 

With that - have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Reminder - Clinton Road rides start times now 6 p.m.

Thanks to the longer days, we're pushing back the start time for both our Wednesday Ladies Night rides and Friday Clinton Road rides to 6 p.m. Hopefully this will allow more of you to join us! 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rumble in the Jungle 2012 - DONE!

Well, it was a perfect day for racing at the Jungle! Thanks so much to everyone who came out and raced - the new format and course variations made for great racing today! Special thanks to all of our volunteers for helping out - couldn't do it without you!

We'll be posting results here as we finish them up - if your class isn't here yet, check back - we'll update this post as we upload them!

Thanks again for coming out! Don't forget the 4th race in the H2H series is coming up on June 24 at Lewis Morris Park, and hosted by Marty's Reliable Cycle - and it is the 2012 NJ State Mountain Bike Championship!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Rumble in the Jungle updates!

  • We will be leading a very beginner paced ride around the Cat 2/3 loop Thursday, meeting at the gate at 5:30. This is a true beginner ride - don't ask us to go faster! Questions, however, are welcome!
  • We will be marking the course starting Friday afternoon (volunteers welcome!), so it will be ready to ride Sat. Course map is on the left sidebar.
  • Registration closes at 9 p.m. Friday, May 18. Save $10 and pre-reg at BikeReg!
  • Best news of all - our Mexican food vendor, Ruby Rose, will be back this year! They were a huge hit in 2010, and we know the food will be just as good this year. They'll be serving starting at 11 a.m.
Looking forward to a beautiful day weather-wise Sunday - hopefully we'll see you all out there!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Juniors in the Jungle 2012 Edition!

We neglected to post about our fabulous Juniors in the Jungle race we had on April 28 - our apologies! The weather was a little chilly early in the day, but the kids didn't seem to care - they had a great time!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out - for those who are interested, there is a link on the left sidebar for results and some more pictures. And for some really terrific shots, please check out the pictures taken by Ryan of Rysight Studios - they are great!

Much thanks to our Team Town Cycle volunteers who came out, as well as the NJ Mountain Bike Patrol -as usual, Tom and Tim took great care of us! Thanks also to the West Milford First Aid Squad, for being on standby, just in case. A special thank you to those who donated some of our great prizes - Town Cycle, Giant Bicycles, Dairy Queen of West Milford, Jeff Lenosky and Native EyewearOury Grips, and many more!

If you and your kids had fun at our race, don't forget that Team Bulldog is hosting their own kids race this weekend, as well as the NJ Middle School/High School State Championships! All the fun will be happening on Saturday, May 12 at Kittatinny State Park in Andover, NJ - come hang out and have some fun with us!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Rumble Course Maps and GPS files

OK, it's that time of year - everyone wants to know what the Rumble in the Jungle course is going to be! A few notes -

  • Course changes may be made up until race day depending on trail conditions, weather, and mood of course designer. 
  • Course will run the same direction as the last few years - counterclockwise, starting at the top of parking lot. Finish will be same as last 2 years, coming into parking lot out of tunnels.
  • By this Friday night (May 11), we will try to have a few arrows up around to point out connectors that you may not be familiar with, etc. Course will be fully marked before sundown on Friday, May 18. 
  • Cat 1 - will be doing 3 laps. Cat. 2 will do 2 laps, Cat. 3 rides 1 lap. The course is very slightly different for Cat 2 & 3 - make sure you pick the correct map/GPS file for your class. 
So here we go - 
  • Crayon map for Cat. 1 is here, outlined in purple/pink. Yes, it's not perfect. We know. 
  • Crayon map for Cat. 2/3 is here, shown in light blue. See above.
  • GPS and Google Earth files here.  
Any questions - Now, go ride!

Wednesday, May 9 Ladies Road Ride CANCELED!

We're canceling tonight's ride ladies - we'll try again next week!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday, May 8 MTB ride canceled!

Due to the impending rain, today's beginner mountain bike ride in Ringwood is canceled. We'll try again next week!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ladies Road Ride for May 2 canceled!

Due to rain and wet roads, we are canceling today's ladies road ride on Clinton Road. We'll try again next week!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's official - Wednesday Ladies Road Rides are back!

Although we've been holding them sporadically over the last month or so, it's official starting tomorrow, May 2nd - Wednesday night Ladies Road rides are back! For the next few weeks, we will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the old Village Square Inn (2887 Route 23, Newfoundland, for your GPS address) for an out and back road ride on Clinton Road. Come June, and more daylight, we will push the start back to 6 p.m. It's a great way to meet like-minded ladies, get in a good ride, and practice those pace line skills! Feel free to bring a friend - we love to have new people join the group.