Thursday, November 29, 2012

Late notice night ride - Friday, November 30

Start your weekend off right with a night ride at Jungle Habitat tomorrow night! We'll meet at the gates at 5:30. Plug in your lights, bring out all your layers and warm hand and foot gear, and join us! Let's face it - you haven't ridden Jungle until you've ridden it at night, right?
As always, any questions - . Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Small Business Saturday

Hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, however you celebrated! Now that everyone is moving on to the upcoming holidays, and being bombarded by all kinds of commercials for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc. - please don't forget your local small businesses. Small Business Saturday, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, is a reminder to shop local, and support those who make our towns and neighborhoods work. Our lives would be much less rich without our local shops and business owners - let's show them how much we appreciate them by spending some of our own hard earned holiday dollars right in our own shopping districts!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving plans and more!

  • Yep - it's on! Our annual Thanksgiving day mountain bike ride at Waywayanda! The park will be open, and there are enough trails open to make a nice loop or two. Let's meet at the boat launch parking lot between 8 and 8:30 - we'll form groups and try to be rolling shortly after 8:30 a.m. Lots of people have different time tables for the day - there's bound to be a group with the same time constraints as you! Weather is supposed to be excellent - no excuses! 
  • Too busy stuffing the turkey to make it on Thursday? No problem - plug in those lights and come with us on Friday night, November 23. Norm and Sherri will host a night mountain bike ride from their place - 49 A Meridan Road, Rockaway. Meet up at 6 p.m. - the plan is hawk watch and back  via quiet paved and dirt roads, not technical, but some good climbing. Afterwards, stay for pizza, goodies, etc. - and please bring something, if you are so inspired - salad, etc. RSVP to Sherri at or text her at 973-727-2660. 
  • Save this date for one of our famous NYC Reindeer rides! Sunday, December 16, meeting at KC's Bagels on Route 23 in Pompton Plains at 8:30 a.m. If you haven't been on one of our reindeer rides before, and need antlers, please RSVP to Heather by 12/10 to get your very own antlers! 
As always, we are so very thankful for you, our cycling family - hoping you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ride and reminders!

  • Don't forget - registration for the 2013 Tour of the Battenkill opens tonight, November 15, at 7 p.m. This event can fill up in mere hours, so don't procrastinate if you are interested!
  • On Saturday, November 17, 2012, we're going to Lewis Morris for a mountain bike ride. Meet us at the parking lot down by Sunrise Lake at 2 p.m., and we'll head out for a nice late fall ride. It's going to be in the low 50's and sunny, so dress appropriately!
  • Also, don't forget - it's big game (gun hunting) season starting this Saturday in many of the New York State parks and forests. Please make sure to check out the websites of where you are going to visit before heading out - better to be safe than sorry!
Thanks everybody - have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bubble Cross 2012 is in the books!

Well, chalk one up for Mother Nature - she may have messed with our original race date, and many of our lives these last 2 weeks, but she gave us a beauty of a day for the re-scheduled Bubble Cross at Bubbling Springs. After some early morning fog, we spent the rest of the day enjoy sun, brilliant blue skies, and some awesome racing!

A great big "Thanks!" to everyone who came out and raced - or even just heckled! Kenny Lundgren, we're looking at you! (Aside - Kenny should be a professional heckler - agreed?). David Kahl and Larry Towner set up an awesome course - challenging and fun - the classic cyclcocross combination!

Photo credits to J. Justin Fatuzzo and BJ Kisch

Also a great big thanks to everyone who helped us juggle the rescheduling - USA Cycling, the NJBA, the Township of West Milford, the West Milford First Aid Squad, Ruby Rose and all their awesome food, and Uncorked Wines for the beer. Also thanks to John Florey and Highland Sports Group for the 2 pairs of Shimano shoes for the womens race winners, along with for a bunch of prizes for our juniors, as well as Michael Hoek and the staff at Town Cycle, as always. Race sponsors ACD Security, Trius Pest, and Pro Power Endurance Coaching are ardent supporters of the club and our annual cyclocross race.

Results are posted here. We are already scheming for next year - thanks for your support in making this year a great success!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bubble Cross is on!

OK, Bubble Cross 2012 - the "Go to Hell Sandy" rescheduled version - is on! November 11, at Bubbling Springs at 1428 Macopin Road in West Milford. Come race or come spectate - and bring some non-perishable food items for our food drive! More info Weather is going to be sunny and in the 60's!!! 

Also - special call ups for veterans tomorrow - as a thank you to all that have served and in honor of Veterans Day!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Town Cycle is open!

Got a little cabin fever? Need to get out of the house? Town Cycle is open and has power! Come on down, see Mike and the gang, and make plans for nicer days!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Bubble Cross is rescheduled for November 11!

OK folks, sorry it took so long to get all the updates out, but most of us are working with no or little internet access, no power, and spotty cell phone service.

We're a go for November 11, 2012 - all other details remain the same. BikeReg has been updated, and the updated flyer is here . If you pre-registered through BikeReg, and can't make the event, we will absolutely refund your entry fee. We will be sending out an email through BikeReg tomorrow with procedure for refunds, and appreciate your patience as we work through them.

Don't forget - our local adult developmentally disabled group P.R.I.D.E. will be selling bagels and coffee in the morning, local Mexican restaurant Ruby Rose will be selling mini burritos for lunch, and your race number gets you a free beer at Uncorked Wines in West Milford after the race!

Thanks for your understanding and patience on this. Yes, we could have pulled it off, but hopefully this will give everyone a chance to really recover and enjoy the race. Our thoughts are with those from down the NJ shore, Staten Island, NYC, and Long Island who really bore the brunt of the storm. Hope your road to recovery is a swift one!

Bubble Cross postponed!

Hi folks-

Although the venue looks great, we've decided between gas problems, so many still without power, and many dealing with much, much worse, that it would be best to postpone this weekend's race. We should be able to announce plans for rescheduling very shortly - please have some patience while we hammer out the details.

For those of you who pre-registered, we also ask for your patience, as we work out the details. We will handle questions about re-scheduling and refunds very shortly. Rest assured, every one who wants a refund will be able to get one.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience, ask for your patience, and hope you and yours are safe and sound.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bubble Cross is on!

We hope that you and yours have survived Hurricane Sandy, and are getting back to normal. Normal for us means racing! The venue survived the storm well, and with the less than predicted amount of rain, we are in good shape. So come on out on Sunday and join us! Don't forget, a free beer is waiting for all racers who show their number at Uncorked Wines in West Milford.

Pre-reg closes at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. Also, we know it"s been a tough week, but we are still hoping to collect non-perishable food items for our local food pantry. With the storm and the aftermath, they are in even greater need. Please help if you can!

As always, any questions, email us at