Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Day Hangover Hike

Happy New Year's Eve, everyone! Hope you are enjoying the end of the holidays with family and friends. In celebration of the first day of 2013, we will be having a New Years Day hike to Surprise Lake tomorrow, January 1st. Meet us at Town Cycle at 11 a.m. With the limited parking over by White Road/Warwick Tpke., we'll consolidate cars at the shop and head over. Please dress warmly, and bring food and water for yourself. This is a moderately strenuous hike with lots of varied terrain and great views at the top to reward you for all of your climbing! If you prefer to hike with poles or hiking stick, this is the place for them. The forecast is for a few flurries, but that shouldn't slow us down! 

As always, email us at with any questions. May 2013 be a great year for you and yours! 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Solstice and Reindeer Ride reminders!

  • Don't forget our annual NYC Reindeer Ride - Sunday, Dec. 23rd! Meet at KC's Bagels at 10 a.m., and we'll head to Fort Lee from there. Drop us a line and let us know if you'll be joining us! 
  • As you finish up your holiday shopping, don't forget to shop local - all our local small businesses need our support. Our own local bike shop is open everyday from now through Christmas Eve - tonight until 8 p.m, Saturday from 9-6, Sunday from noon to 5, Monday from 10-2. Don't forget those stocking stuffers - socks, CO2 cartridges, energy bars and gels, etc. - everyone always needs those! 
And the really good news - today is the Winter Solstice - the days start getting longer starting tomorrow! Woohoo! We'll be riding on Clinton Road Friday nights before we know it! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sunday's NYC Reindeer ride canceled but rescheduled!

Due to the poor weather outlook for Sunday, December 16, we are regrettably canceling the NYC Reindeer Ride and rescheduling for Sunday, December 23rd. We'll meet at KC's Bagels on Route 23 at 10 a.m., and hopefully this time, the weather will cooperate! If you plan on coming, let us know - . 

One last lap around the pump track for 2012!

Well, the sad time has come - time to close down the West Milford Family Pump Track for the season. If we continue to ride on it during the rain/freeze/thaw/snow cycles that mark our winters in northern NJ, we'll do lots of damage to the track - and too many people worked too hard to let that happen. So - Saturday, December 15 is the day. We'll have one last "hurrah" around the track, and will close it up for the season by 2:30 p.m. If you need one last day of riding to carry you through the winter - we'll see you Saturday!

And to everyone who helped us at all this year - volunteering, shoveling, planting, buying raffle tickets, t-shirts, stickers, etc. - thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for helping to bring this wonderful project to life. We're already making plans for next year, and we can't wait until spring to start working - and riding - our pump track again!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Reindeer ride, tubeless demo and more!

Although the weather doesn't look great for this weekend, just a reminder that it is shotgun season in NJ through tomorrow, December 8. Please be careful if you are going to be out in the woods! Also, firearm season continues in NYS thru the 16th, where no mountain biking is allowed during shotgun season in state parks.
Also, if you are curious about how to set up your wheels tubeless, come by Town Cycle tomorrow at 5 p.m. for a demonstration! Team Town Cycle and CCI/Town Cycle race team members will be there to demonstrate the Stan's No Tubes system, how easy it is to do, and what you'll need to do it. Come by and check it out - and RSVP if you can!
Also, for those of you planning ahead - next weekend is our annual Reindeer Ride in NYC - Sunday, Dec. 16th! We've changed our starting time to 11 a.m., at KC's Bagels on Route 23 South in Pompton Plains, so mark your calendars accordingly! Need antlers? RSVP ASAP and we'll see about getting you some!
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Firearm Deer and Bear Season Dec 3-8, and a last minute night ride

Don't forget - shotgun and bear hunting season runs today through Dec. 8 in New Jersey - please be careful when riding in the woods! Read all the info at the NJDEP website and be informed. 

Last minute night ride - sorry for the late notice! Join Norm and Sherri for a ride at their house at 6 p.m. 49A Meridan Road, Rockaway. They're taking taking advantage of this warm day and doing a Split Rock/ Hawk Watch night ride tonite! They’ll ride for about 2-2.5 hours.  Mostly quiet paved and dirt roads… trail options depending on rider preference.