Thursday, February 25, 2010

King of the Mountain Series - 2010 !

We're looking ahead, past this cold and snowy weather to our 2010 King of the Mountain series! Once again we have 6 dates planned, with premiums for each of the summits! Here are the details -

Ride dates:
6/6, 6/20, 7/18, 8/8, 8/22, 9/26

  • Women - Racers
  • Women - Non-racers
  • Men - Racers
  • Men - Non-racers
  • Junior racers
Here are a couple of maps of the routes we will be riding - go out and do some stealth training before the series starts!

As the first date gets closer, we'll be sure to remind you! As always, let us know if you have any questions - .

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

More Cross Country Skiing!

Well, seeing as the snow won't quit, neither will we! We had a great time cross country skiing on Sunday - we had a great group, including 4 beginners, who did great! So - let's do it again this weekend. We'll meet at the High Point XC Ski Area on Sunday, February 28, at 12 noon. Please check the ski area's website on Sunday morning to check conditions - with the impending snow, they will need time to groom the trails.

As always, if you have any questions - drop us a line at

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Campmor Hudson to Highlands Mountain Bike Series - 2010

Before we talk about the 2010 season, we want to take a minute to congratulate our 2009 racers. Team Town Cycle had a great year in the Campmor H2H series! Big props to:
  • Jess Reed - 5th place, Cat. 3 Women, 19-39
  • Mike Moskowitz - 12th place, Cat. 3, 30-39
  • Jason Grossi - 2nd place, Cat. 2, 40-44
  • Matt Kuchavik - 6th place, Cat. 2, 40-44
  • BJ Kisch - 5th place, Cat. 2, 35-39
  • Chris Byrnes - 7th place, Cat. 2, 35-39
  • Norman Marin - 13th place, Cat. 2, 35-39
  • Adam Vandenbos - 2nd place, Cat. 2, 15-18
  • Trevor Kahl - 5th place, Cat. 2, 15-18
  • Dillon Van Wart - 1st place, Cat. 2, 10-14
  • David Kahl - 2nd place, Cat. 1, 40-49
  • David Van Wart - 6th place, Cat. 1, 40-49
We were well represented at the Campmor Hudson to Highlands awards dinner in Mount Arlington, NJ, and are very proud of all of our team members!

Now - onto 2010! Here are the dates for the 2010 Campmor H2H mountain bike series.

  • May 2 - Waywayanda Spring Cleaning, Vernon, NJ
  • May 23 - Tymor Park Challenge, Lagrangeville, NY
  • June 27 - Lewis Morris Challenge, Morristown, NY
  • July 11 - Bulldog Rump, Andover, NJ
  • August 15 - Eastern Sports Promotions - Tymor, NY ??? (TBA)
  • September 12 - Chain Stretcher, Peekskill, NY
  • September 19 - Rumble in the Jungle, West Milford, NJ
  • October 3 - The Leaf Blower, Ringwood, NJ
For more info on races and locations, check out . Even if you don't race, come out and cheer our team on! Several of the races are very local, and we'd love to see you out there!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Winter weekend activities

We're going to both embrace the snow and shun it this weekend! Here's what we have planned ...

Saturday - Road Ride! Get re-acquainted with your bike as we take a moderately paced ride around Greenwood Lake. Meet at Town Cycle @10:00 a.m.

Saturday - Strap on your snow shoes and join us at Waywayanda for some snowshoeing! We'll meet at the ranger station at 10:00 a.m. If you need a pair of snow shoes, let us know - we may have a few to lend out.

Sunday - More fun in the snow - cross country skiing! Meet us at noon (12 p.m.) up at the High Point XC Ski Center. The website for the Ski Center is - check them out for more info about rates, rentals, etc.

So get out your warm clothes, stretch out those legs, and join us in some winter fun! As always - any questions, drop us a line -

Thursday, February 18, 2010

2nd Annual Juniors in the Jungle Kids Race

It's almost that time again! In just over 2 months, we will be hosting our second Annual Juniors in the Jungle Mountain Bike Race. This was a great event last year - we had 80 participants, and we're hoping for even more this year.

Once again, we will have 2 separate races - one for grades K-5, and one for grades 6-12. The race will take place at our favorite local state park, Jungle Habitat, on Saturday, April 24. For more info, see the links to the flyers to the left, or check on the "Races" page at . Early registration is also open at - just search for "Juniors in the Jungle"!

We are also happy to again be teaming up with our friends at Team Bulldog to combine our races for the NJ State Middle and High School Championship - check out more info at their website -

As the race gets closer, we will post maps of the courses. As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Jungle Habitat trail work dates !

Yes, it's hard to imagine trail work under our current conditions, but eventually the snow will melt, so we're planning ahead! JORBA has announced 3 Sunday dates in March, April and May, as well as the return of I Dig Tuesdays trail work dates.

The spring Sunday dates are:
  • Sunday, March 14
  • Sunday, April 11
  • Sunday, May 9 (Bring Mom out - she'll receive a special gift!)

For all dates above, we'll meet at the front gate between 8:30am and 8:45am for sign in and project review. We'll head to the work site promptly at 8:50am.

Project Details: We're going to be working on 3 areas: a new trail called Cages, a new connection between the top of Otter Slide and the Tanks, and Otter Slide Phase 2. You know what this means, right? Not only will the road ride climb soon be a faint memory, but the double track will soon be history too! We will have 100% singletrack between the bottom of Otter Slide all the way to the entrance of Tiger Pen. How sweet will that be?

Starting June 8th through the fall, we're going to resume I Dig Tuesdays after work trail building nights. For these weeknight trail work dates, we'll meet at the gate at 5:45pm and drive to the work site and work until dark. Most likely, the water tanks will be the rally point for this trail work too.

If you have any questions, email us at, or check out

P.S. For all you H2H racers out there - it's never too early to start thinking about PayDirt points - don't wait until October again!


The weather hasn't been exactly conducive to riding these days! So, we've decided to deal with what we've got - snow!

If you've got a set of snow shoes, join us at Waywayanda on Saturday morning, February 20, at 10 a.m. Let's park by the ranger station, and we'll spend an hour and a half or two tromping through the snow, taking in the sights and getting some exercise!

UPDATE: A few generous people have offered up snow shoes to borrow - if you are interested, drop us a line, we'll help you connect! There are even a few kid sized pairs!

If cross country skiing is more your style, we've got that too. Sunday, February 21, meet us at noon at the High Point Cross Country Ski area for some cross country skiing. For trail rates and ski rental costs, check out the website at . What a great spot for cross country skiing - great views, and a great workout!

Any questions about logistics, etc., drop us a line at .

Monday, February 1, 2010

Road racing season is around the corner!

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring - good news! Registration is now open for the Augusta Criterium Series, taking place at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, and run by our friends at Skylands Cycling. For more info, go to, or check out .