Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Austin - this one is for you!

Last Saturday, on August 21, the Hilltop Conservancy, in association with JORBA, held their first annual Hilltop Grasshopper Kids Race in North Caldwell. The weather was perfect, and the Hilltop Team put together a great course and event!

Team Town Cycle was well represented, as you would expect! Taking second place in the Boys 2nd-3rd grade class was our own Austinator - Austin Moskowitz! He really put down a great lap and showed everyone how it was done! Way to go Austin!!!

In the very large and competitive Boys 6-8th grade class, our own Pieter Hoek survived a starting line pile-up and battled back through four long laps to come in seventh! Great job Pieter!!

And finally, in the 4th-5th grade Girls race, the lovely Delia Van Wart gave some of the boys a run for their money, and laid down 3 great laps to win her race!

Great job by everyone, and thanks again to Geordie and his team of volunteers at the Hilltop Conservancy, and Jeff Mergler at JORBA for organizing the day. And Austin - see? You're on the blog, buddy!!

Tuesday and Wednesday reminders!

Quick reminders -

  • Today, Tuesday August 31 is our last I Dig Tuesday trail maintenance event at Jungle Habitat. We have been so fortunate to have a great group of volunteers come out this summer - our gratitude to all of you! Join us for our last Tuesday night session for the year by meeting us at the gate for Jungle Habitat at 5:45 p.m. We'll bring the tools - you bring gloves, water, bug repellent, and the muscle!
  • Tomorrow night is our Ladies Night road ride on Clinton Road. Remember - our start time is now 5:45 p.m., as we are chasing daylight! Meet us, as usual, at the old Village Square Inn Parking lot on Route 23 in Newfoundland. These nights are also dwindling, so come out and join us before they are over for the year.
Later today we'll have an announcement about our Kingdom Trails trip, so stay tuned!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Chasing Legends

A lot of buzz about this film - showing in NYC on September 30 only!

The cinematography looks amazing!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Beginner Mountain Bike Ride, Jungle Habitat

For those interested, Mike Moskowitz will lead a beginner/beginner+ mountain bike ride at Jungle Habitat on Sunday, August 29. Meet at the main gate at 10:00 a.m. Mike is a great champion for all of our beginner rides, so you'll be in great hands! The weather is going to be perfect, so if you're still trying to figure out the best way to get over all those rocks or leaves, or are working on building up your stamina, join Mike and the gang on Sunday morning.

As always, let us know if you have any questions - info@teamtowncycle.com . Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Weekend rides - August 27-29

Yes, we needed the rain, but sheesh ... enough is enough! At least we're getting a reprieve just in time for the weekend!

Two rides for you to know about -

  • Our traditional Friday night road ride on Clinton Road. There won't be too many of these left, so make sure you come out and join us! Meet us at 6 p.m. at the old Village Square Inn parking lot and come join in the fun!
  • Sunday, our own Heather K. has put together a lovely road ride meeting at Town Cycle at 9 a.m. Here is the route for those who are interested - http://www.mapmyrun.com/view_route?r=958127687972342095 .
We also want to wish those of you who are off to Windham this weekend good luck as you ride the Race the World race on the UCI World Cup course - should be a blast!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday Night Beginners Mountain Bike Rides

Well, we're going to wrap up the I Dig Tuesday trail work nights at Jungle Habitat next week, so what will we do with our Tuesday nights now? How about a beginners mountain ride? Sound good? OK, let's do it!

Our favorite JORBA comrade Jeff Mergler will team up with Team Town Cycle to lead a beginners ride Tuesday evenings at Jungle Habitat, starting on September 7. We'll meet at the Jungle Habitat gate 5:30 p.m., with a goal to roll out no later than 6 p.m. He'll keep the rides going as long as we have some light to ride by, which won't be long - so don't put off joining us! Spread the word - we love to have new faces on our rides!

Questions? You know what to do - info@teamtowncycle.com. Hope you'll be able to join us!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wednesday Ladies Night ride time change!

Unfortunately, the days are getting noticeably shorter, so we're moving up the start time of our Wednesday night Ladies Night ride on Clinton Road to 5:45 p.m., so please plan accordingly! We'll meet at the usual place (the old Village Square Inn, Rt. 23 in Newfoundland), and head out a few minutes earlier. As always, rain will cancel our ride.

Any questions - let us know! info@teamtowncycle.com

Friday, August 20, 2010

Quick reminders

Just a few quick reminders -

  1. Friday night - Clinton Road, 6 p.m. Don't be late - we're losing daylight hours this time of year!!
  2. Kids race in North Caldwell - weather should be perfect! Info, directions, etc. here
  3. King of the Mountain ride!! Leaving Town Cycle at 9 a.m. - we don't wait for stragglers! We will modify our Classic KOM route (Warwick, Mt. Peter, Sterling Forest) so that we don't get caught up in the Ren Fair madness!
Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements for a kids ride, our cyclocross race and more!

Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Weekend fun!

The weather is shaping up for a lovely weekend - here's what's in store for Team Town Cycle!

  • Friday, August 20 - the traditional Friday night Clinton Road road ride! As the days get shorter, the season for this ride will be ending soon, so get in on it while you can! Meet us at 6 p.m. at the old Village Square Inn parking lot on Route 23 in Newfoundland, we'll do our usual roll-out from there. Customize this ride for your needs - add the loop around Upper Greenwood Lake or not - your choice!
  • Saturday, August 21 - something for the kids! Our friends at JORBA and Hilltop Conservancy are holding Essex County's first ever kids only mountain bike race! Jeff and Geordie have jumped a lot of hurdles to make this happen, so please let's show them some support and check their race out on Saturday, August 21 in North Caldwell. You can find more details at www.jorba.org, or read all about it in their flyer here . Our sport needs more events to help nurture the next generation of cyclists, and here is another great opportunity to get your kids out there and have some fun!
  • Sunday, August 21 - the fifth installment of our King of the Mountain series! BJ Kisch has put together some terrific routes for these rides - if you're not joining us, you're missing out on some great rides! There are premiums for each climb, as well as points towards a series prize, so come on out! You don't need to participate in all of the rides in order to join us - jump in any time! In addition, BJ has designated the last ride in the series (September 26) will have double points, so you can still wind up with a nice overall finish!
Have questions, or maybe you have a ride you want us to list? Find us at info@teamtowncycle.com - and have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday and Wednesday reminders

Quick reminders for today and tomorrow. Tonight is I Dig Tuesdays trail maintenance work at Jungle Habitat - there are only a few left for the summer, so don't miss out on this local and convenient way to give back and get your PayDirt hours! Meet at 5:45 p.m. at the JH gates and bring your water, gloves and bug repellent - we'll supply the rest! Our last I Dig Tuesday date for 2010 will be on August 31, so don't miss this opportunity to come out and join us!

Not too many Wednesday left for our Wednesday night Ladies Road Ride on Clinton Road either! Join us at 6 p.m. at the old Village Square Inn parking lot on Route 23 in Newfoundland. Rain will cancel our ride. Great way to get used to group riding!

As always, let us know if you have any questions - info@teamtowncycle.com

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday night ride reminder!

It's a quiet weekend on the TTC landscape, but just a quick reminder that our regular Friday night road ride is tonight. The weather is perfect - cool and dry - so come on out and join us. As usual - 6 p.m. at the old Village Square Inn parking lot.

Let us know if you have any questions - info@teamtowncycle.com. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Team Town Cycle kits are here!!!!

At long last, the new Team Town Cycle kits are here! If you have pre-ordered (and only if you have pre-ordered!!), you may pick up your pre-ordered items ONLY at Town Cycle. If you missed the original pre-order, are looking for additional items or items for a friend, etc. - those items will not be available until some time next week. We'll send an email out with availability of additional items when they are ready.

In the meantime, stop by and see Mike - he's open Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tuesday/Thursday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Additional weekend ride - for the knobby tire crowd!

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::UPDATE - Ride Canceled!!! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Unfortunately, Mike has to cancel for Sunday - we'll let you know when we re-schedule! Our apologies for the inconvenience.

For those of you who prefer the woods to the road, we will be having a ride at Jungle Habitat on Sunday morning, August 8th at 7:30 a.m. We'll cover most of the trails at the Hab, but at a beginner pace. Meet our ride leader Mike M. at the gates, and he'll take you on a tour of the place, and you'll still be home in plenty of time to mow the lawn!

As always, any questions - info@teamtowncycle.com . Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Additional weekend ride - Saturday, August 7.

Thanks to Jason for stepping up with an additional ride for the weekend! He'll be leading an approximately 40 mile road ride on Saturday, August 7, at 8 a.m. Meet him at the corner of Holland Mountain Road and Route 23, at the old Wachovia Bank parking lot, for an intermediate paced ride. Weather should be perfect for a nice road ride - sunny, low humidity, reasonable temps - a real gift this summer! If you have any questions, you can ask us here, or check in with Jason directly at jason_grossi@yahoo.com .

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Weekend rides - August 6-8

It's definitely high vacation season around here, but for those of you left in town, we have 2 rides set up for this weekend.

  • Friday, August 6 - the classic weekend warm-up, our Friday night road ride on Clinton Road. Meet us at 6 p.m. (don't be late - the days are getting shorter!) at the old Village Square Inn parking lot on Rt. 23 in Newfoundland. We'll do the usual out and back on Clinton Road, and a loop around Upper Greenwood Lake for those who are interested. If you are looking for a shorter ride, email us - we'll give you some hints on how to join the group for part of the ride.
  • Sunday, August 8 - the 4th stage of our King of the Mountain series! BJ Kisch has put together a great route for this ride - check it out here at Map My Ride. The weather is going to be perfect, so come out and join us for a few great climbs and some prems for each climb winner! You don't have to do the whole series to participate, nor do you have to be a club member. Meet us at Town Cycle in West Milford, and be ready to ride by 9 a.m. - we wait for no one!

If you are planning a ride this weekend, and want some company, drop us a line - we'll post it up for you! And always, let us know if you have any questions - info@teamtowncycle.com . Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tuesday and Wednesday reminders!

Just 2 quick reminders - Tuesday, August 3rd is another one of our I Dig Tuesday trail maintenance days at Jungle Habitat. We're gearing up for our race in September, and can use all the help we can get! Meet at 5:45 p.m. at the entrance gates, bring water, work gloves and bug repellent, and we'll put you to work. Great opportunity close to home for our Campmor H2H racers to get their PayDirt points!

Wednesday is our Ladies Road Ride on Clinton Road. Weather permitting, we'll meet at 6 p.m. at the old Village Square Inn parking lot on Rt. 23 in Newfoundland, and roll down Clinton Road from there. Bring a friend, a neighbor, a sister - anyone who is interested in getting more comfortable riding in a group!

We'll update you with the rest of the weeks' rides soon, so stay tuned! Questions? info@teamtowncycle.com

They're almost here!!

We know it's been a long wait, but the new and improved Team Town Cycle kits are almost here! They have officially shipped from the manufacturer, and should be here in the next few days. Check your email over the next few days for an announcement regarding pickup, etc.

Rumble in the Jungle News!

It's already August - which means September and our very own Campmor H2H series Rumble in the Jungle race is just around the corner! Even more exciting is the news that our Jungle Habitat race will be the New Jersey State Mountain Bike Championship race for 2010! Team Bulldog and Kittatinny Valley State Park has been the home of the Championship race for several years now, and as always, they have done a spectacular job. For the next two years, they have graciously allowed the Championship to go "on tour" - and this year it's our turn! We are super excited, and are already busy preparing for the big day.

For those of you who need more details - mark your calendars for September 19, 2010, and check out the flyer here! There is also a link on the left sidebar of the blog, and on Team Town Cycle's "Races" page. Don't forget - using BikeReg.com to register before the event will save you $10 over registering on the day of the race, so hustle over there, sign up, and start riding - it'll be here before you know it!