Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dates to save!


Just a reminder about our annual Thanksgiving Day MTB ride at Wawayanda (Thursday, Nov. 27, for those of you who need to be reminded) - we'll get exact times out shortly! A great way to get ready for all that turkey and pie - don't miss it!!

Second - save the date - it's time for the annual TTC dinner! Open to all 2014 TTC members and all those who join for 2015! This year we're looking at Friday, January 30th - High Crest Lake Lodge. Stay tuned for the particulars. In the meantime, start sending in your pictures - you know how we love them!!! 

Lastly, if you're looking to get a ride in this weekend, TTC's Nick is heading to 6 Mile - meet at the Canal Rd. lot at 11:30 on Saturday. Mountain bike or CX bike will do - and bring those hand warmers! 

Stay warm, everyone!!! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

What a storm - CROSSNADO!

Well, it was windy and wild - just as you would expect from a race named CROSSNADO! We have so many people to thank for helping us make the day a success. Vernon Township Ambulance Squad - thanks for stepping in and helping us out - great to have you guys! Ruby Rose, always wonderful to have you and your awesome food with us. Bruce Kristiansen, thanks for the "official" support - you are the best! Eastern sports promotions, always such a pleasure to work with such a professional group - top notch! All of the Team Town Cycle and ProPower Endurance Sports Coaching LLC volunteers who came out in .... less than pleasant conditions on Saturday to tape the course. And @Bogert Kisch - BJ - you are a god amongst men - thank you for the awesome announcing, of course, and even more for the portable heater, keeping our registration staff's fingers functional! ProGold Bikes, thank you for the product donation for our junior prizes - their bikes are going to be stylin'! Shimano Cycling and John Florey - thank you also for the swag for our kids race and all your support year round!

Looking forward to the rest of the NJCycling NJBA CX Cup races for 2014 - see you out there?

Results can be found here,










Thursday, October 30, 2014

Crossnado is coming!!!

Yep, only a few days away - it's CROSSNADO! November 2, at our new venue - Wawayanda State Park. Pre-reg closes at 9 p.m tomorrow night! Save yourself some money, and get yourself a better call up/starting position - pre-reg now!

Once again, there will be Mexican food from our favorite Ruby Rose, Heckle Hill for you to torment your fellow racers, and a wide range of terrain - dirt, grass, sand, gravel, pavement, climbing, flats - we've got it all!

If you want a sneak peak, we'll be out taping the course starting at 12 p.m. on Saturday. After you race CXMeur (as you should be!), come on by - it's only a short ride down Clinton Road, 20 minutes from Craigmeur.

As always, any questions - info@teamtowncycle.com. See you Sunday! (and don't forget the time change - Daylight Savings Time ends on Saturday night - turn your clocks back!)




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Weekend fall fun!

  • Due to possible rainy, wet conditions, we're moving our Thursday night ride to Friday! So, Friday, October 24 - night ride, Jungle Habitat. Meet us at 179 Cahill Cross Road, West Milford - please park in the lot away from the businesses - not in the road. Let's meet at 6:30 p.m., and of course, bring those lights! We'll ride for 1.5-2 hours, intermediate level, no drop - a great way to start off the weekend! 
  • Saturday/Sunday - get your 'cross on! Marty Cross both Sat. and Sunday - check www.bikereg.com for more details. 
  • Also on Sat. night - a perennial favorite - Darkness @ 909! Come on - a mountain bike race at night - it doesn't get more Halloween than that!  Doing it in costume gives you more street cred, so break out the zombie outfit and check it out. More info https://www.bikereg.com/darkness--909-halloween-night-race
  • Also, don't forget next Sunday, November 2 is TTC's own Crossnado - CX at Wawayanda will be awesome! Details here - so be there!! 

Friday, October 10, 2014

TTC MTB and CX Skill Clinic October 19!

Two items for next weekend - but you need to act on them now!
  • Sat., October 18, West Milord's Music at the Mission is having a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebees from 8 -10 a,m. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance. All details can be found here . After breakfast, TTC's Martha and Steve will be leading a road ride to work off those pancakes! They'll leave from Silas Condict Park in Kinnelon at 11 a.m., for approximately 20-25 miles (weather permitting).
  • Sunday, October 19 - TTC's first MTB and CX clinic! TTC club members have spent all year attending clinics and camps and receiving excellent coaching, and now they want to pass it on to you! Join us for skills session, followed by a short ride and or a sneak peak at this year's Crossnado course! This is not just for racers, but for all beginner to intermediate riders who want to step up their game and feel more confident on the bike. Registration is FREE until October 15 - go to BikeReg to register, and check out the flyer for more info. 
Enjoy the long weekend, and don't forget to pre-reg for the TTC skills clinic on October 19

Monday, October 6, 2014

Thank you's and some notes

  • We've been trying to remember to thank everyone who came out and joined us at JORBA Jungle Jam on 9/21- maybe you came and took out a demo bike, bought a raffle ticket, swept a ride, brought a friend. Thank you to all of you who helped us spread the JORBA love! A special thank you to Manny Lugo of VideoTrailReviews.com - always a champion of JORBA, not only did he donate a stack of videos to our door prize swag, he also made a great highlight video of the day. Manny is the man! http://vimeo.com/108092023
  • Looking for a mid week workout? Join TTC's Jay Huggins as he holds a beginners night at the West Milford Family Pump Track on October 8, from 5:30-7 p.m. No BMX or dirt jump bike? No problem - Jay will have some loaners. Feel free to bring your mountain bike as well - that, and a helmet, and you're in for a good night of riding under Jay's expert guidance. 
  • Don't forget - our MTB and CX skills clinic is on Sunday October 19 from 12-4 pm at Wawayanda - details coming out later today

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rides and a Save the Date!

  • Tomorrow, Thursday, October 2. Night ride at JH. Meet at 179 Cahill Cross Rd. (please park in the lot, but away from the businesses) - and of course, bring your lights! We'll ride for 1.5 hours, and don't worry - we'll leave no one behind! 
  • Sunday, October 5 - join Quinton and Titus from the TTC downhill race team as they take you on a tour of the downhill trails at Mountain Creek! Meet them at the lift at the bottom of the hill at 11 a.m., ready to ride. They'll show you downhill trails and talk to you about all things downhill. If you are a JORBA member, you'll get a discount on a lift ticket, so bring your JORBA membership card and check it out!
  • Save the date - Sunday October 19! Team Town Cycle, in partnership with Pro Power Endurance Coaching, will be presenting a mountain bike and cyclocross skills clinic at Wawayanda from 12-4 p.m. Mark the date on your calendar and stay tuned for more details! 
Questions - hit us up at info@teamtowncycle.com. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

JORBA Jungle Jam 2014

No doubt, you've heard by now - Sunday, September 21 is the JORBA Jungle Jam! Right here in our own backyard, we're going to have a great day of mountain biking and all kinds of fun for all levels of riders, from kids to racers!

There are just a few spaces left for the clinics being run by Kathi Krause of Dirt, Rock N Root Training - a Women's Clinic at 9:30 a.m., and an Open Fundamentals Clinic at 11 a.m. Both are free - just click on the links and sign up while there is still room!

Ben Tufford of Cognition Coaching will be leading some kids rides at 9:30 and 11 a.m., and we'll have one more kids ride at 1:30 p.m. We have a ladies ride, beginner, intermediate and advanced rides, and more. Check out the schedule to see what is planned for the day!

And have we mentioned demo bikes and vendors?? Trek, Shimano, Niner, Giant, Scott, Jamis, Stan's No Tubes, SRAM, Mavic - just to get you started!

Also - if you've never seen Pat "The Human Vise" Povilaitis' show - you owe it to yourself to come see him perform!

Yes, there will be door prizes, and yes, there will be a raffle. How does a Trek Farley 6 Fat Bike sound? Or a Trek Marlin SS? A pair of top of the line Shimano shoes - any one they make? Niner bars? A State Bicycles fixie? Just a few of the items available when you buy a $5 raffle ticket - all proceeds to support JORBA! Come on out and enjoy the last full day of summer - admission is free!



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day Weekend - let's ride!

Rides for this weekend -

  • Friday Night Ride, Clinton Road, wheels down 6 p.m. - of course! Meet at 65 LaRue Road, Newfoundland. 
  • Sunday - Casual paced road ride - meet at Silas Condict Park in Kinnelon at 10 a.m. We'll do two easy hours, including a stop for coffee and pastry in Denville.
  • Monday - Mountain bike ride at Jungle Habitat. We'll plan to hit all of the singletrack including the new trail - Junkyard Dog. Meet at 8:45 a.m., wheels down by 9 a.m. 

Hope everyone gets a chance to get out and enjoy the long weekend!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Got rides?


  • No ladies road ride this week (8/13) - yoga on the dock at Heather's instead. For more info - info@teamtowncycle.com.
  • Thursday - pre-ride the XC course at Mountain Creek. Meet at the base of the lift at 5:30 - get your ticket at the bike shop before you meet us. 
  • Friday - Friday night road ride - 'nuf said. 
  • Hilltop Grasshopper Kids Race - North Caldwell, NJ - grades K-8 - always a great event! More info available here.
  • Sunday - Jamis Bikes H2H Race #7 - Mountain Creek Summer Scramble - be there! More info can be found here
  • Sunday, August 17 - for all you KOM chasers out there, TTC's BJ is putting together one of his famous KOM road rides! Wheels down from Town Cycle at 12:45 p.m. The route - many various up hill roads in the West Milford / Orange County area, covering such things as lakes, ski areas, fresh made ice cream, people dressed in sillier costumes than us, a manor in Ringwod, Dr. King's wife's road, Dairy Queen, and back to the shop. Ride should be about 3 hours and will regroup at the top of the climbs. Bring your climbing legs and aero helmet and throw down with the group!
  • Also, please don't forget - the Greenwood Lake Air Show is this weekend (Aug. 15-17) - super fun show, so many cool planes, cars, etc. - great family event! However, if you were looking for a nice quiet ride at Jungle Habitat this weekend - this may not be your weekend. The air show will be using the lot for parking (and charging for it!), so plan accordingly. 
  • Also, the West Milford Family Pump Track will be closed August 15-17 because of the air show - so take the kids to the air show instead, and use one of our other local parks for your rides this weekend! 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ride!


Wednesday, July 30th - Ladies Clinton Road road ride, United Methodist Church, 65 LaRue Road, wheels down 6 p.m.

Thursday, July 31 - Dave VW and Jeff Lenosky leading XC ride at Mountain Creek Bike Park with free XC lift ticket - meet at the base of the lift at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, August 1 - the ever popular Friday night Clinton Road road ride, United Methodist Church, 65 LaRue Road, wheels down 6 p.m.

Be there.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rides, more rides, and then some more rides!

  • Thursday night TTC's Dillon VW is leading a XC ride at Mountain Creek - and it includes a free XC lift ticket! Hit the bike shop for your lift ticket before you meet him at the lift at 5:30 p.m. He'll give you a good tour of the XC trails at Mountain Creek!
  • Saturday, July 26, TTC's Cliff and Diana will be going on an epic road ride in the Catskills. The route is 82 miles of paved and decent dirt roads. Elevation gain is 7,600 feet of climbing, with the worst grades at 14 to 16%. Road bikes with 25mm or larger tires will do fine, and you can make do with a rear cog of 26 teeth, but 28 teeth is definitely better. A cyclocross bike would be ideal! Bringing a spare tube is a good idea. The basic Strava route is here- http://www.strava.com/routes/589645. With all those hills and distance the ride won't be hard, just steady, with an average speed around 11-12 mph. They plan a deli stop or two along the way, and probably be rolling from Boiceville around 9:30 a.m. If you're interested, e-mail -diana.rooney@gmail.com, or give her a call/text at two zero one -566-five five two five.
  • Also on Saturday, a special trail maintenance project is going on at Jungle Habitat. Meet at the gate at 9 a.m., bring water and gloves - we'll bring the rest. We'll work until noon. Paydirt eligible for all you H2H racers out there! 
  • Sunday, July 27 is Race #3 in the NYS MTB series at Stewart, the SOS MTB Challenge. If you like Stewart, you'll love this race!
  • Do you like good riding and good food? Would you like an event that combines both? Then you should definitely check out the Tour de Farm NJ! It's a cycling and tasting tour of NJ farms - gourmet farmer's breakfast, tastings at each farm, and healthy post-ride hors d'oeuvres. A few TTC members have already signed up, so join them and make it a party!
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Racing recaps - distance and downhill!

We've been remiss in recapping the results of our TTC race team and club members for the last month or so, so here we go! Let's cover some endurance events and downhill racing first. 


  • First up is the Wildcat Epic Events Wildcat 100 on Jun 28 - this is a great distance event just outside of New Paltz, NY, with a 50K, 100K, and 100 mile option. Lots of fun camping out, a great family run event. TTC's Norm Albrecht finished an outstanding 14th overall (11th in the Open Men Category) in the 100K race, and reported that the event is well worth the trip - check it out next year!
  • Speaking of distance events, the always popular BearScat 50 took place on June 1, and as usual, TTC had a great showing. All the TTC riders finished both laps - woohoo! Norm Albrecht and Rich Vandenbos had strong showings in the Mens 45+ class, and Joe Neubig rode a strong singlespeed race, as did David Van Wart, who finished 3rd in that class. Brad Tasik, in his first BS50 at age 16, finished an awesome 20th, and Dillon Van Wart moved up a place from last year, finishing 9th in Open Men. They were joined by John Marshall, who also finished in the top half of the Open Men class. If you've ever thought of trying a distance event, this is a great one to start out with! 
  • Downhill racing - our small but mighty downhill team has been rippin' it all season long! Back in May, Titus Nicholson got 1st place (U14 Men) and Quinton Johnson got 9th in 15-18 Men at the Eastern States Cup race at Mountain Creek. Quinton also finished 7th at the ESC race at Plattekill. At the Gravity East series races at Mountain Creek in June - Quinton got a 1st (U14) and Quinton a 7th in 15-18 Men. In Speculator, NY, Titus once again won the U14 class, and Quinton place 5th in the 15-18 Men's class. If you want to learn more about downhill racing, Mountain Creek has a fun Thursday night series - check it out! And you never know when people like World Cup racer Neko Mulally might show up .... just like he did a few weeks ago! 
Up next - XC, state champions and BMX!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Verge store closes tonight, plus a few ride reminders!

  • The Verge store closes tonight, July 8th! If you want to get in on the lower shipping and handling, place your order by the end of the day today. Kits will be available again later, but you will pay a higher shipping cost, so take advantage of the savings, and order your gear today! 
  • Ladies Road ride at Clinton Road will be on Wednesday, July 9, 6 p.m. - weather permitting. Don't forget our new meeting spot - 65 LaRue Road, Newfoundland, NJ - the United Methodist Church parking lot. 
  • Thursday night, July 10, ride the XC trails at Mountain Creek with a free XC lift ticket - meet us at the lift (get your ticket first!) at 5:30. Lightning will close the lift (ask us how we know!) so keep that in mind. 
  • Friday night Clinton Road ride - all welcome! Remember, new meeting spot - 65 LaRue Road, Newfoundland, NJ - the United Methodist Church parking lot.
  • Next week, the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals come to Bear Creek, PA. It's a great venue, and only 2 hours away. Any Cat. 3 or Cat. 2 riders are eligible to race - no need to qualify! The Nationals will head back out west again for 2 years after 2014, so this is a great chance to ride a national course, and tons of fun meeting people who have come from all over the US to race. More info about schedules, registering, etc. can be found here . 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The TTC Verge store is OPEN!

Many of you have been waiting for the 2014 TTC kits to be available again for order. Wait no longer - it's time! The TTC Verge store is now open. No longer do you need to be jealous of your fellow TTC cyclists and their fancy new kits! Ordering is available from now until July 8. This will be our last bulk order for 2014. Product should arrive in August. After the July 8th deadline, you will be able to order, but you will pay all the shipping costs. So take advantage of this window and get both your summer and winter items now!

Don't want to wait until August to sport some new gear? Check out what we have in stock and available TODAY! These items are the all new 2014 colors and sponsors, so drop us a line about what you need, and look even cooler on your ride tomorrow! 

New for this order - racers, get your Carrera suits! Also new for 2014 - TTC hoodies! Made out of the Winter Traffo material, it's a great way to show your TTC love in a more casual and relaxed way. See our esteemed VP David K. modeling the hoodie ... 



As always, drop us a line at info@teamtowncycle.com with any questions about ordering, sizing, etc. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Parking location change for Clinton Road rides effectively immediately!

For many years, we've been fortunate to park at the "satellite" lot at the intersection of Rt. 23 and Clinton Rd for our famous (or are they infamous?) TTC Clinton Rd. road rides. However, due to a change of ownership, that lot is no longer available to us. 

Fortunately, we've been able to find something close by to serve our needs. The United Methodist Church, 65 La Rue Rd, Newfoundland, NJ 07435 has very generously offered to allow us to park in their lot for both our Wednesday night Ladies Only rides as well as our Friday night rides. There may be other people using the lot at the times we will be there, so they have asked that we park to the left of the driveway or in the area facing the road to the right of the driveway in order to minimize any inconveniences to their members. 

We at TTC are extremely grateful to the UMC of Newfoundland for their hospitality, and hope you'll all join us in thanking them! Also a big thanks to TTC's Steve Boshart for helping to get the wheels rolling with his connections - Steve's the man! 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Weekend notes - June 13-15

  • Last minute notice - missing your Friday night road ride? No worries, TTC's David K will be leading a group leaving from Town Cycle tomorrow morning. Meet at 8:30 a.m. Medium effort, no drop ride. East Shore, Sterling Forest, Harriman, Seven Lakes, Sloatsburg Road, back to Town Cycle. Approximately 2.5 hours of riding. No riders dropped! After this rain blows through, the weather is supposed to be gorgeous tomorrow, so come on out and join us! 
  • Looking for some of the new TTC gear? We're having a surplus sale - check out the items here .
  • Don't forget the Pump Jam at the West Milford Family Pump Track on Sunday from 12;3 p.m. Music, swag, riding - and a chance to support the pump track and JORBA. 
  • Above all, Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there - we couldn't do what we do without you!!! 
Have a great weekend! 

2014 Team Town Cycle kits - surplus sale!!!

Many of you have been asking when you can order some new TTC gear - it's coming, very soon! In the meantime, we have a few surplus 2014 TTC kit items for sale that you can have now - no waiting for manufacturing or shipping!! Here's what we have available - and yes, these are the new style kits, in all their black, orange and pink glory!
  • Men's Primo bib shorts, size L - $99*
  • Men's Elite shorts (not bibs), size XL - $60
  • Women's Elite shorts (not bibs) size XL - $60*
  • Women's Elite tights, size XL - $89*
  • Men's short sleeve free ride jersey, size L - $55
  • Men's Elite jersey, club cut, size L - $55
  • Men's Elite jersey, club cut, size XL - $55
  • Men's Elite jersey, sport cut, size M - $55
  • Men's Elite jersey, sport cut, size L - $55
  • Men's Elite jersey, sport cut, size XL - $55
*These items run a bit small, so if you normally wear a size smaller, these might be perfect for you! 

First come, first served for all items. Any questions about sizing or fit, please let us know - we'll do our best to answer. info@teamtowncycle.com for all questions! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hike in Beacon, NY on June 7

TTC member Tom B. will be leading a hike out of Beacon NY on Saturday, June 7. The weather looks perfect! Here's his itinerary - 
    • A 2 to 3 hour hike at Breakneck Ridge (first hour or so a steep uphill climb with lots of rock scrambling and incredible views of the Hudson Valley, the rest downhill on normal trails). For info about parking, trails, etc., take a look at this link. Tom will not be doing the full loop outlined on that link - he will head up the White Trail, but down a different route - about 5-6 miles in total. 
    • Lunch somewhere in Beacon 
    • Dessert at Zora Dora's - amazing creamsicles and popsicles (maybe 40 flavors!).
Two meeting places possible - 8:30 a.m. at the Home Depot in Riverdale (meet at the end of the lot closest to Staples) - Tom will leave promptly at 8:30, so don't be late! For those who want to meet in Beacon, meet at the trailhead parking lot at 9:45 a.m. Hike will step off at 10 a.m. 

For what it is worth, there is an MTA stop just north of the parking lot.  It seems to be there strictly for hikers, as it does not appear to have its own parking lot.
Tom's email is tom@bowmaster.us, and his cell is 201-787-7365. If you are planning on meeting Tom at Home Depot, please email him and let him know. You can RSVP to Tom or us to let us know if you are coming - this way Tom will know to wait for you. Sounds like an awesome day of hiking (and popsicles!) - we can't wait! 

Any questions - feel free to get in touch with Tom or us. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Let's take a hike - and a few other reminders!!

OK, a few quick reminders and a few dates for your calendars! 

  • Start times for both Wednesday night Ladies Rides on Clinton Road and Friday night Clinton Road rides are at 6 p.m. General weather policy is that rain will cancel Wednesday nights. Friday nights - well, if it rains, you may encounter a few hardy souls, but you may not.....
  • They're back, and better than ever! I Dig Tuesdays will start up again on May 27! Meet at the gate at JH at 5:45 p.m. Bring your own gloves, bug spray and water - we'll provide the tools. These nights are once again part of the JORBA PayDirt program, so all you H2H racers who need your hours - here's your chance! Very important note - if you don't sign in, you won't get the credit!!!!!!!
  • Speaking of PayDirt and Jungle Habitat, we'll also be working on Saturday, May 31 at 10 a.m. Same rules apply as above!
  • Save the date for a TTC hike and lunch day! TTC member Tom B. will be leading a hike out of Beacon NY on June 7. Here's his itinerary - 
    • A 2 to 3 hour hike at Breakneck Ridge (first hour or so a steep uphill climb with lots of rock scrambling and incredible views of the Hudson Valley, the rest downhill on normal trails)
    • Lunch somewhere in Beacon 
    • Dessert at Zora Dora's - amazing creamsicles and popsicles (maybe 40 flavors!).
    • Approx. starting time in Beacon will be around 9:30-10 a.m., but we'll solidify times and meeting places in the next few days. In the meantime, mark the date on your calendar!

One last Rumble thank you ....

One last Rumble related note - a big thank you to all of the racers and spectators for leaving JH, both trails and parking lot, EXTREMELY clean this year! Without a doubt, this was the cleanest the park has ever been post-race! Thank you for respecting the park, our relationship with the NJ State Park system, and the time of our volunteers - we say it all the time, but the H2H family is the best!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thank you!!

Well, that was a blast! The Jamis Bicycles H2H Series Rumble in the Jungle - 2014 Edition - is done, and it was a hoot! Mother Nature was very kind to us, no rain, no bugs, and most of the mud dried out! The perfect temperatures, great post race food (thanks Ruby Rose!), and great racing - all the ingredients for an awesome day!

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the race - we truly appreciate it! Results are here - thanks to Eastern Sports Promotions for all their great work! Also, please check out GTLuke's pictures - as usual, he got some great ones!

Same time next year???

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pre-register for Rumble in the Jungle today!!

It's on - who's throwing down for one of these bad boys on Sunday?! Pre-registration closes at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 16 - www.bikereg.com. Save $10 and register today!!



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Rumble in the Jungle 2014 edition - course maps, pre-rides, etc.!

So here we go! We've changed things up a bit for 2014. To start, we're moving the whole show - registration, start area, and finish line - into the upper parking lot. You'll be able to park up there as well - certainly plenty of room to spread out! 

Now, to our stellar crayon maps. The course will run clockwise, and the approximate start/finish lines are indicated on the map. A note about the course - the weather is predicted to dump rain on us Friday. Please note that yes, this is the intended route, but conditions may dictate some slight deviations from this map come race day, and we hope you'll understand if we need to make some changes. We're working on a GPS file - maybe tomorrow? 

Cat. 1 will run 3 laps. Cat. 2 will run 2 laps. Cat. 2 riders - please note the orange "Cat. 2" bypass note on the map - you will not ride that last bottom section known as Babs. It will be taped off for your race only. Cat. 3, you will race 2 laps of a shorter course - please see the separate map for Cat. 3. 

Looking for a tour? We'll lead a ride of the Cat. 1/2 lap.on Thursday, May 15. We'll meet at the gate at 5:30 p.m., and do at least one, possibly 2 laps of the Cat. 1/2 course at a moderate pace. We'll ride in light rain, but heavy rain or thunder will cancel. 

Cat. 3 lap pre-ride will be on Saturday morning, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. Again, we'll meet at the gate. We'll do 2 laps at a casual pace for all those beginners who want a chance to get familiar with the course! 

There are some arrows already up at critical intersections. More will be going up as the week goes by. Weather depending, course should be marked up by Friday night - early Sat. a.m. at the latest. Course designer Dave VW will be out there every evening after work this week - feel free to hunt him down and ask him any course questions you have. 

Get your Cat. 1/2 course map here. Cat. 3 course map is available here. See everyone out there on Sunday! 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Great Family Event - Pedal for Preservation on Sunday, June 22!

 Looking for a fun family ride that benefits a great cause? Look no further! The Land Conservancy of New Jersey is holding their 3rd Annual Pedal for Preservation ride on Sunday, June 22. There are 7, 14 and 28 mile routes on flat, unpaved and shaded rail trail (the Columbia trail) through some beautiful towns in Morris and Hunterdon Counties. A great way to support an organization dedicated to preserving NJ's natural land and water resources and have a fun day with the family! For more info, go to www.tlc-nj.org/ride. Early bird pricing through May 15, so don't delay!

Friday, May 9, 2014

West Milford Family Pump Track CLOSED this weekend.

Due to the weather both current and forecasted, the West Milford Pump Track will be CLOSED this weekend. We'll have to wait until next Saturday, May 17, to try again for our 2014 grand opening. 

Please stay off the track - the damage that gets done to the track when it is wet is a lot of work to reverse, and ruins the experience for everyone. Thanks so much for your understanding, and we'll try again next weekend!

Happy Mothers Day weekend!

Before we post a single thing, let's remember the most important event happening this weekend is Mother's Day! Don't forget to thank the moms in your life for all they do for you! 
  • Friday Night Ride will go on for any hardy souls willing to brave the mist and the fog - although any thunderstorms will cancel. Start time is now officially 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 10 - want a sneak peek at the Rumble in the Jungle race course? Come on out and help us rake and cut back any face-slappers and you'll get a close up first hand look! Meet us at the gate at 12 p.m., and we'll work for about 2 hours or so. We'll work in light rain, but heavy rain will cancel. This is not a Paydirt event, just a chance to get an early look at the race course. 
  • Weather permitting, Saturday will also be the grand opening of the West Milford Family Pumptrack for 2014! Some changes from 2013 await all you dirt riders. Any rain will cancel - rain date will be Sunday, May 11. 
  • Sunday, May 11, TTC members Cliff and Diana will be headed to NYS for a long scenic road ride (though you may want your cross tires for some of those gravely roads!) They will leave from Margretville, NY at 10 a.m (about 2 hours away by car). They will be doing a shortened version of this route - planning on about 65 miles. Some good climbing, gravely roads, and great scenery! Contact Cliff directly for more info. 
Have a great weekend everyone - especially all our favorite moms! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

TTC downhill racers = awesome results!

Team Town Cycle is pumped to add two new downhill racers to our race team family this year - Quinton Johnson and Titus Nicholson. They attended the first big race of the year in PA this weekend, the Duryea Downhill - part of the Gravity East series. Quinton had a great race, finishing 7th in the Cat. 2 18 and under, and Titus finished an outstanding 2nd in the Open Mens 14 and under.

Wicked results guys - congrats!


Photo: Titus killing it! Photo credit Quinton Johnson
Titus hits the big log!


Photo: Quinton gets big air!
Quinton getting some air!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Meet the 2014 TTC Race Team!

BJ Kisch, David Kahl, Nick Lando, Danielle Huggins, Jay Huggins, Mike Moskowitz, David Van Wart, Dillon Van Wart
Adam Vandenbos, Rich Vandenbos, Ethan Huggins, David Schwartz, Titus Nicholson
(not pictured: Kate Huggins, Quinton Johnson, Sean Adair, Brad Tasik, Kyle Tasik, David Tragna, Tom Bowmaster, Matt Kuchavik)

Meet the 2014 Team Town Cycle Race team! Weekend after weekend, they are out there putting the TTC name out in the spotlight. Our race team may not be the largest, but they are well respected in the road, cyclocross, BMX, downhill and mountain biking worlds for both their competitiveness and for their sportsmanship. They are great ambassadors for our club, team and cycling, and we just wanted to take a moment to thank them for all their hard work and dedication! 

A recent weekend had Ethan Huggins winning the Mens Middle School A class at our Juniors in the Jungle race, along with BJ Kisch and Tom Bowmaster tackling the competitive and challenging High Point Hill Climb TT, finishing a highly respectable 15th and 4th in their respective classes. Meanwhile, at the H2H Chainstretcher race at Blue Mountain, mountain bike racers Mike Moskowitz and Dave Schwartz battled a huge field in the Cat. 2 40-49 class,  while Nick Lando won the Pro/Open Men's Class, with Dillon Van Wart finishing 5th and David Kahl finishing 8th in the same class. David Van Wart also hit the podium at Blue, finishing 2nd in the Cat. 1 Singlespeed class. And this was just one weekend of racing! 

Stay tuned for more news about our TTC racers as the season progresses!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Weekend notes!

Start time of Friday Night Clinton Road ride is now 6 p.m.!

Kids MTB race at Kittatinny tomorrow - more info - www.teambulldog.com. 


Last minute addition - Wawayanda race course pre-ride - Cat. 1/2 course - tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Meet at the boat launch parking lot. Medium paced - and you don't need to be racing to join us!

Jamis Bicycles H2H MTB Race #2 is at Wawayanda on Sunday, May 4 - they have classes for everything from first timers to Clydesdales, to 60+ to Pro/Open - something for everyone!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rides for April 30-May 2

Due to the forecast, our first Wednesday Night Ladies Road ride for 2014 is canceled. We'll try again next week!

Thursday, May 1, we'll lead a race pre-ride up at Wawayanda. Meet at the boat launch parking lot at 5:30. You don't need to be racing Sunday to join us, but we will be riding the course at a moderate race pace. 

Friday night Clinton Road ride start time is 6 p.m starting this week - yea for more daylight!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blue Mountain Race Pre-ride on 4/23

The first Jamis Bicycles/H2H mountain bike race of the year is coming up this Sunday, April 27 at Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, NY. TTC's David K. will be leading a race pre-ride there on Wednesday, April 23. Meet at the parking lot off to the left (stay to the left when you enter the park, and drive around the lake to the lot.) at 5:30 p.m. Ride will be race pace. Course has not been set in stone yet, but any riding there will be beneficial to anyone planning on racing. 

TTC kit pickup, and a Stan's No Tubes demo!

Just a reminder - we'll be having a new 2014 TTC kit pickup night this Thursday, April 24 at Town Cycle, 1468 Union Valley Road, from 6-7:30 p.m. Come pick up your awesome new kits, and check out one of our TTC racers showing you how to set up your wheels tubeless with Stans NoTubes , and pick up a free Stan's sealant sample! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Wednesday Night Ladies Road rides start on April 30

OK, ladies, your time is coming! Starting NEXT week, April 30, we'll see the return of Wednesday Night Ladies road rides on Clinton Road. This is a ladies only ride - sorry guys! 

Don't have a lot of experience riding with a group? Looking to have a good unwinding ride during the week? This is the perfect ride for you. Let the TTC ladies show you the etiquette and joys of group riding while having fun! 

Wheels down at 5:45 p.m. Park in the lot across from Grasshoppers at the intersection of Route 23 and Clinton Road in Newfoundland. Email us with any questions at info@teamtowncycle.com

Thursday, April 17, 2014


They're here!!!! They're here!!!!! The long awaited 2014 Team Town Cycle kits are here! For those who can't wait a minute longer, we'll be at the parking lot for Friday night ride tomorrow, April 18, from 5:00 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. We'll also tentatively be at Town Cycle next week on Thursday, April 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. We'll work out an additional time for anyone who needs it - but come on - you know you can't wait any longer!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Last Minute Good Friday ride

Last minute ride addition for this weekend - TTC's Nick L. will tentatively be leading a 2 hour ride this Friday, April 18, at Blue Mountain in Peekskill. The ride will be moderate pace, and will be wheels down at 9:30 a.m. If any changes happen due to weather, etc., we'll post here by 7 a.m. 

Blue Mountain is similar in terrain to Jungle Habitat, so if you like Jungle, you'll definitely enjoy Blue! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Weekend notes - Friday Night ride, Trail work at JH, and a Giant demo!

  • OK, hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate with us on Friday, and we'll get a good night for our Friday night road ride on April 18. Still chasing daylight in mid-April, so wheels down at 5:30 p.m. Parking at the satellite lot across from Grasshoppers at the intersection of Route 23 and Clinton Road in Newfoundland. All levels and skills accommodated! 
  • Trail maintenance at Jungle Habitat on Saturday, April 19 - 8-11 a.m. Meet us at the gate with gloves and water - we'll provide the tools! Heavy rain will cancel, but we'll work in spotty or light rain.
  • Also don't forget the Giant Bicycle demo sponsored by Town Cycle at Wawayanda State Park on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Drivers license and credit card required to demo a bike. What a great way to check out the latest from Giant by riding on some awesome Wawayanda trails! 
Happy Easter, Passover, Spring - whatever it is you celebrate! 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Not looking good for the first FNR of 2014 ...

While it is fairly bright in WM right now, radar says rain will probably arrive just in time for our 2014 inaugural Friday Night Clinton Road ride. Our policy is generally "rain will cancel", but there are a few hardy souls that will probably show as long as there's no lightning. Expect turnout to be very low. If this is your first foray into a large group road ride, we suggest you wait until next week to "dip your toes" in the road riding pool. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Premiere of Friday Night Clinton Road rides for 2014 - we hope!

We are tentatively on for our first Friday Night Clinton Road road ride of 2014 tomorrow, April 11, but we will have to see what Mother Nature has in mind. Check back here for updates!

If the weather cooperates, we will be wheels down at 5:30. Park at the lot in the island ACROSS from Grasshoppers on Route 23 in Newfoundland - enter from Clinton Road crossing.

All levels and abilities welcome! 


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Save these April dates!

The snow is finally melted, and it's time to ramp things up around here!
  • Saturday, April 5 - Mountain bike ride at Wawayanda. TTC's Mike M. will be leading a moderate paced 2 hour ride from the boat launch parking lot. Wheels down at 10 a.m., so don't be late!
  • Friday, April 11 - it's back, and better than ever! The 2014 debut of Friday Night Clinton Road rides! We're still fighting for daylight this time of year, so our wheels down time is 5:30 p.m. We'll meet at the parking lot across from the soon-to-be opening Grasshoppers, 2891 Route 23, Newfoundland. For those of you unfamiliar with our Friday night rides, it's a great way to learn to ride with a group, learn about pacelines, and generally unwind from a long week and start the weekend out on a high note! All levels and abilities welcome - we'll split into groups, and make sure no one is left behind! Rain will cancel, so stay tuned to our blog, Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.
  • Giant Mountain Bike demo at Wawayanda on April 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come try out the latest Giant mountain bike models on the awesome Wawayanda trails. More info here.
  • Don't forget, the 6th annual Juniors in the Jungle K-12 Mountain Bike race will be held at Jungle Habitat on April 26th. Definitely one of the most fun events of the year! Flyers can be found on our blog, website, and BikeReg.com. 
As always, any questions - info@teamtowncycle.com

Have a great weekend, everyone!! 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Poker night to benefit West Milford Lacross

A note to all poker fiends out there - the West Milford LAX team is having a Poker Night for fund raising on April 26. Please see the attached for details - a fun night for a good cause!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

TTC Race Team welcomes our new sponsor Skratch Labs

The Team Town Cycle race team is excited to have a new sponsor this year - Skratch Labs! They are the team behind "The Feed Zone" cookbooks, and their mission is simple. They design products that taste great, are made from real all-natural ingredients, and are designed to optimize performance and health for both sport and life. The TTC race team is excited to partner with them for 2014!

If you get a chance to try out their hydration products, you must - you'll be so glad you did. Also check out "The Feed Zone" books - great ideas for making real food that is both portable and sustaining for all your workouts!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Last day for ordering the new 2014 TTC kits is TODAY, March 17!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all - everyone's Irish today, right? 

Before you go out to have your Guinness or Jameson  at the pub today (or your green bagel or corned beef - no judgement here!), order your new TTC kits! Today is the LAST DAY for ordering! Before you get too befuddled, go to our online store at Verge Sport and get yourself some new stylish Team Town Cycle gear. We've got everything from sleeveless jerseys to hoodies, from bib shorts to BMX jerseys, and everything in between. Don't get left out - order it today! 


Order online with no surcharges here - http://tinyurl.com/nohnqpz

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ordering closes March 17 for the coolest new kits in NJ!

Don't forget - ordering for the newly redesigned TTC kits closes tomorrow night! We know you don't want to miss out on this awesomeness, so go to our online ordering store at Verge and order yours right away!

And thanks again Martha Boshart, Lisa Valenti and David Kahl for all of their hard work in bringing this new design to life. We can't wait to be rolling out on a warm Friday night ride with our stylin' new kits!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saturday March 15 road ride is on!

Weather looks awesome for a road ride today! Don't forget TTC's Mike M. is leading an approximately 20 mile, moderate pace, no drop ride leaving from Town Cycle. Wheels down at 1:30 p.m., route around Greenwood Lake. Dust off that bike and come on out! 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Weekend notes

Before you run off to enjoy your weekend - a few reminders! 


  • TTC kit ordering closes on Monday! Do it before you leave work today! (just don't tell your boss!)
  • Road ride from the shop tomorrow, March 15 at 1:30 p.m. Details below!
  • A gentle reminder from our trail hugging volunteers to all of our long suffering mountain bikers - as anxious as everyone is to get out in the woods, please remember that all this thawing and melting makes the trails very susceptible to damage. Please don't make more work for all the already hard working volunteers and be patient a little longer! Thank you! 
With that - have a great weekend! 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Road Ride on Saturday, March 15

Looking for a road ride to stretch those legs and work out a few cobwebs? Weather forecast says 51 degrees for Saturday afternoon! How about a lap around Greenwood Lake? TTC's Mike M. will lead the group on a good early spring ride. Let's be wheels down at 1:30 at Town Cycle on Saturday, March 15. Moderate pace, no drop, about 20 miles all together. If any weather issues come up, check out our blog, Twitter, or Facebook page mid-morning for any updates. 

Also don't forget - ordering is now open for the new 2014 TTC kits - but only until Monday, March 17! Go to our online store at Verge Sports - https://teamtowncycleteamtowncycleclothing.mystore.vergesport.com/

Questions? As always, drop us a line at info@teamtowncycle.com 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

2014 TTC kits are available for order until March 17!

We are excited to once again work with Verge Sports for our 2014 Team Town Cycle kits! Our newly re-designed kits are sure to live up to the hype - brightly colored, instantly recognizable, and made by our favorite cycling clothing manufacturer!

This year we especially excited to be using Verge's online store for ordering - no more surcharges! 
This will make ordering quick and easy for everyone. 

A few notes - 
  • Primo jerseys are available as racer cut only, which runs extremely slim. Our recommendation is to order up one size. 
  • Elite jerseys are available as sport cut (more fitted) or club cut (looser fit). Please choose accordingly.
  • All paid 2014 TTC club members are eligible for a special deal. Buy a full kit (shorts and jersey) and receive $10 cash back on delivery! 
  • For a close up picture of the newly re-designed kit, here's the link
The link for the Verge online store is here - go forth and order!

In order to get out the kits to our early season racers, we have a small order window, so don't delay! You must order by the end of the day on Monday, March 17 (so, before you go out to your St. Patty's day parties!) in order to ensure delivery a mid-April delivery. 

As always, if you have any questions, please drop us a line. We are excited to start a new cycling season with our new kits, and hope you'll join us! 

New TTC Club Sponsor for 2014 - Coney Island Pizza!

Very excited to debut some new TTC club sponsors for 2014! First up is Coney Island Pizza, located in 40 Hamburg Tpke, Bloomingdale, NJ. If you haven't been there, you are missing out on some of the best pizza around! They are proud to offer wood fired pizza, wood fired wings, wood fired Scottish Salmon, roasted asparagus and other wood fired specialties.  Check out their menu and specials at www.cipizza.net. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Team Town Cycle kit is coming soon!

Final design of our 2014 Team Town Cycle is here! Kit order info will be coming out in about 10 days, so stay tuned!! In the meantime, here's a glimpse at the final version! Can't see this one? Here's a link .... http://tinyurl.com/lq4brel

Friday, February 28, 2014

We're headed south! Mountain biking at Allaire State Park. Sunday, March 2

Before our next round of snow in this soul sucking winter, we're headed south to Allaire State Park to ride our mountain bikes! If you've never been, it's a great place to ride for all levels - there's something there for everyone, and terrain unlike our usual northern rock gardens. 

We'll meet at the parking lot on Hospital Road at 9:30, and ride for a few hours. It's approximate 1.5 hours from West Milford, so plan accordingly. Conditions will be cold, but trail reports say that there is almost no snow there, and with the ground mostly frozen, it should make for some good riding - a nice change from the road bike and the trainer! 

As always, any questions - email us at info@teamtowncycle.com.  

Women's Training Weeked at Cranks Bikepark in Syracuse April 5-6

Our friend Kathi Krause of Dirt Rock n Root Training is holding a Womens Training Weekend at Cranx Bike Park in Syracuse on April 5 and 6th - and it's sure to be a good one! More info at https://www.bikereg.com/Net/22763

Friday, February 21, 2014

Badminton is on for Saturday, February 22

No snow storm to interfere this weekend - come join us at NJ Badminton in Montville for a friendly game of badminton! No prior experience necessary - bring some sneakers (try to bring a pair that you haven't worn in the salt and grit in the street) and prepare for a good time!

Cross Country Skiing in New Paltz on Sunday, 2/23

The weather gods look like they are going to co-operate this weekend, so we're off to go cross country skiing at Lake Minnewaska in New Paltz this Sunday, February 23. You will need to provide your own equipment, including day packs with snacks/lunch.  We will meet at 9 a.m. at Oakland Bagel, 347 Ramapo Valley Rd., Oakland, NJ and organize from there.  Ski time will be about 4-5 hours. Weather looks to be partly sunny and close to 50 degrees - can't beat that for cross country skiing! 

As always, any questions - info@teamtowncycle.com. 

Edited to add: TTC's Diana let us know that Rock and Snow in New Paltz rents equipment - no need to invest big bucks. Thanks Diana! 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Winter weekend fun

A little chilly for most cycling, but we've got lots of other fun in the pipeline!  
  • Saturday badminton at NJ Badminton in Montville at 4 p.m. It's going to be cold, might as well go have fun inside! 
  • Sunday, February 9, we will be going cross country skiing up at the High Point Cross Country Ski Center . Meet us at 10 a.m. and dress warmly - should be fun! Check their website for info about tickets, rentals, etc. 
  • An annual TTC favorite in the past, the Banff Mountain Film Festival will be held on February February 25 and 26th. Several TTC members are planning on going on the 26th, but go whenever you can - it's always a great event! Get your tickets in advance if you can - this is a popular show. 
  • A non-cycling, great family event supporting a great cause - and it will be warm by then! On June 8, the American Cancer Society's George Washington Bridge Challenge will take place. Your choice of 5K or 10K walk or run - and you can't beat the views or the cause! Entry fee is 20% off until March 1 - don't delay! If someone registers and starts a Team Town Cycle team, let us know - we'll get the word out! 
Stay tuned for more updates - and stay warm! 

Monday, February 3, 2014

TTC Annual Dinner is in the books!

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our annual dinner - nice to catch up with old friends and new alike! 

Special thanks to our sponsors who contributed door prize gifts - John Florey and Highland Sports Group, and new club sponsors Model A Fitness and Coney Island Pizza

If you missed the dinner, but still want to enjoy all the perks of being a TTC member, you can renew your membership on BikeReg.com. Just search for Team Town Cycle!

Our ever popular annual photo slide show is available online, as well as the official program - check them out!


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Team Town Cycle membership annual dinner is Friday, January 17

Looking forward to the Team Town Cycle annual membership dinner on Friday night - don't forget your checkbooks to renew your membership (or you can do it online at www.bikereg.com) and remember your non-perishable food or household or personal care products for our food drive!

Plus, we have BIG news to reveal - you'll just have be there to see it for yourself!

Sponsor Gratitude!

We're taking the time at the beginning of the new year to thank our 2013 sponsors ... today, we thank Excel Therapy, A & M Medical Sales, and Black Millwork. 

EXCEL Orthopedic Physical Therapy, with multiple locations in the North Jersey area, has been providing physical therapy for athletes for over twenty years. They strive to offer an exemplary model of patient care in a professional and caring environment. Their skilled staff of highly trained physical therapists has extensive experience in treating advanced orthopedic injuries and have been referred by many of the area's and nation's top physicians. They work hard at helping people get back to the things they love to do the most!


Long time TTC member and friend Tom Sonntag has operated A & M Medical Sales locally for many years, and has long supported Team Town Cycle and our many causes over the years. Members like Tom and so many other small business owners are what makes a club like ours so successful - investing their time and money locally to improve their communities!



Since 1938 Black Millwork has been family owned and operated, maintaining a reputation of excellence in distributing quality building products throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. They continue to provide the architectural and building community with the resources needed to help make their visions a reality. The finest brands in windows, doors, kitchen cabinetry, and our own custom line of hardwood mouldings are all on display in our design center.


Monday, January 13, 2014

More sponsor thanks!

More of our favorite local sponsors to thank for their support in 2013... 

Paintland, Inc. in Caldwell, NJ has been a long time friend and supporter of TTC. Unlike mega-store chains, where size and volume make a poor substitute for quality and experience, at Paintland you’ll be welcomed by helpful experts. Every project you have is important, which is why they will work with you offering advice and providing you with the right products to make your job easier and your results professional. 




Also a longtime member, friend and supporter of TTC, Steven Boshart Architect, AIA has a long history of working both homeowners and commercial property owners to design the perfect home or business. From planning to completion, Steven can help you wind up with the house of your dreams! Contact him  to find out more! 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Continued thanks to our club sponsors ...


As we plan for 2014, we continue to take time to thank our 2013 sponsors ... 



ProPower Endurance Sports Coaching LLC , a trainer for many TTC racers, has a mission to provide professional cycling coaching to riders of all levels. Designed to make the best use of your limited time, owner Larry Towner will create a program that is 100% custom tailored to the individual - you.



Trius Pest Management, a long time TTC supporter, provides comprehensive pest control including termite, ant and bee control, as well as rodent, wildlife, bird control services to residential and commercial customers throughout Northern New Jersey. Their family owned and operated business uses the latest, most advanced methods of pest elimination available.

Join us in thanking and supporting our local sponsors as we look ahead to a great new year in 2014!