Thursday, January 31, 2013

NJ Gran Fondo info

Team Town Cycle clothing order ends TODAY

Last day to order new TTC clothing! Besides the usual jersey, shorts, etc., there are vests, jackets, hats, free ride/BMX jerseys, etc. All kinds of great ways to wear the TTC plaid! Just go to and search for Team Town Cycle. You can renew your membership all in the same order! 

Don't forget our special kit deal - a jersey (Traffo) any cut or sleeves, and Elite shorts, bibs or regular, for $110. Current club members only. Order on BikeReg, and we'll refund your discount at pick-up.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Reminder - kit order closes Jan. 31!

Just a reminder - if you're looking for some new TTC duds, our Verge kit order closes at the end of the day on Thursday, Jan. 31. It's all online on BikeReg - just point and click yourself some shiny new plaid, and be ready to be stylish as soon as the weather warms up!

Any questions? We've used Verge now for the last year, and can help you with sizing questions, etc. Drop us a line at if you have any questions.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Weekend notes

  • For those of you who are willing to brave the cold, BJ is leading a ride on Patriots Path on Sat., Jan. 27. Meet at 11:30 Speedwell Park in Morristown, on Speedwell ave (Route 202). Corner of 202 and Cory road. Great ride for cyclocross bike and single speeders, but all are welcome. 
  • For those looking for something inside, badminton is on! Saturday, 4 p.m., at NJ Badminton in Montville. Check or cash only - no credit cards. Bring your own racquet or rent one there. We'll play for 2 hours - it's tons of fun! 
  • Climbing is on Monday night at the Gravity Vault on Route 17 in Upper Saddle River. We'll be there starting at around 6. Bring your own harness or rent one there. 
And don't forget - deadline for ordering Team Town Cycle gear is January 31 - go onto BikeReg and place your order now! 

As always, any questions - And stay warm! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Reminders, renewals, and kit orders!

To everyone who didn't get to our TTC dinner last week, not to worry! We have links for everything you need.

  • Team membership renewal is right here. If you are planning on ordering any new kit pieces, you can renew right on the same page!
  • Team kit orders! Once again, we are using Verge as our kit supplier - the feedback has been very good on them. All prices are the same as last time, and the design is basically the same. Our order deadline is January 31 - no exceptions. As before, we will need a minimum order of 6 of any item (regardless of size) - if we are unable to fill an item order, we will let you know and refund your money. Also, we are again having the club member kit special - $110 for a Traffo jersey and shorts (bib or regular). This is for renewed 2013 club members only! Place your order through BikeReg, and when you pick up your order, you will receive your credit (cash!). 
  • Looking ahead to warmer weather - registration for a few local races is already online. Registration is already open for the Bearscat 50 and the Stewart 6 Pack on BikeReg, and the Singlespeedapalooza registration opens on February 3. Start planning your calendar now! 
We'll be back later with some weekend plans - stay tuned! 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Weekend fun and some dates to put on your calendar!

  • Saturday, Jan. 19 - we're playing badminton at NJ Badminton in Montville, 4 p.m. $15 for adults, $10 for junior, racquets for rent or bring your own. Cash or check only please, and please don't wear your street shoes on the court! We'll hit Mr. Sushi in Wayne afterwards - anyone interested in joining us for dinner, let us know! 
  • Sunday, Jan. 20 - taking advantage of the last day of warm weather for a while and heading south to Allaire State Park for a mountain bike ride! Meet at the Hospital Road parking lot at 10 a.m. Travel time is approx. 90 minutes from center of West Milford. Super place to ride for all levels - we'll have some local JORBA members there to show us around! Check for directions. 
  • Monday, Jan. 21 - starting our weekly Monday night climbing at the Gravity Vault on Rt. 17 North, Upper Saddle River. Monday is Buy One, Get One Free admission, so bring a friend! 
  • TTC has a group of members going to Burke, VT on February 14-17 for some winter fun. If you are interested in joining us, and need info on accommodations, contact Heather by January 25. 
  • Mark your calendar - it's the return of the Banff Mountain Film Festival presented by Ramsey Outdoor, February 26 and 27 at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern NY. Tickets are available now at all 3 Ramsey Outdoor stores. We've attended this for a few years now, and they outdo themselves every year!
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

TTC dinner recap - then, let's play!

First off, a great big thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Team Town Cycle dinner last week. We got a ton of food donations for the food pantry at the West Milford Presbyterian Church and plenty of cycling donations for the Cadence Foundation, which we will be delivering very soon. If you didn't get a chance to attend, here is the annual slide show, and here is a copy of the evening's program. 

Congratulations to all of our award winners~ From Most Improved Junior Rider (Marty Tranes), to his dad Pete who was named Mayor of the Pump Track, and Michael Hoek who got the Humpty Dumpty Award, a great time was had by all. Our biggest award of the evening went to the father/son team of Jay and Ethan Huggins, as Club Members of the year. Besides the truly endless hours they put into making the West Milford Family Pumptrack a reality, and their personal financial donations to get the whole ball rolling, they are a constant at our family rides and races, and represent the TTC plaid very well at our local BMX race tracks. 

Onto some dates! We're back to playing badminton this Saturday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. at NJ Badminton in Montville. A great way to get some exercise and have some fun during the cold winter months. Racquets are available to rent or for sale, and special deals are also available for 10 punch passes. Last time we had 25 people join us - no, really! We're going to try to make this a regular Saturday event, so mark it on your calendar today! We'll head out to dinner at Mr. Sushi afterwards - let us know if you plan on joining us for dinner so we can give them a heads up! 

Second date - we're also going to go back to a regular night for climbing. Starting Monday, January 21, 2013, we'll start climbing again at the Gravity Vault on Route 17 North in Upper Saddle River. Monday nights are Buy One, Get One Free, so bring a friend! We'll be there starting at 6 p.m., but come on by whenever you can. 

Tomorrow, we'll have more dates and events, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bearscat 50

We'll be back with real news soon, but just a quick reminder - registration for the Bearscat 50 opened today! It's a 50 mile mountain bike endurance race at Waywayanda on June 2, and only 300 riders can take place. Many of our club members have done it and loved it. More info here .

Friday, January 4, 2013

Badminton - yes, Badminton!

OK, so the riding weather isn't great - time to move onto plan B. And of course, B is for Badminton! Join us at NJ Badminton in Montville on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 4 p.m. We'll play badminton for a few hours, then for those who are interested, head out to Coney Island Pizza in Riverdale for a slice. Great way to get a little exercise and have a ton of fun! Directions, fees, etc. are all at the NJ Badminton site.

Any questions - Come on out and join us - it'll be a blast!