Monday, January 31, 2011

Bowling for Marty Party!

We wanted to tell you about a fundraiser that one of Kelly Tranes' friends is holding for Marty. Danielle Scheurich, who is holding this fundraiser as a part of her senior year project, is having a Bowl for Marty Party on Feb 5th from 6pm-9pm at Pin Street Bowling Alley on Route 94 in Warwick NY (across from Shop Rite). Tickets cost $15 and entitle the buyer to 3 games, food, drinks, shoes and music! Danielle will also be selling some "Marty's Mega Fans" bracelets at the party as well. Proceeds will benefit both the Tranes family and the Great Strides Foundation. 

For more information, please contact Danielle directly at . We hope you can come out and support Danielle, Marty, and the Great Strides foundation, which does such great work on behalf of those afflicted with CF. 

And thanks Danielle!!!

Late reminder

Sorry for the late reminder - but remember we'll be climbing tonight at the Gravity Vault on Rt. 17 North in Upper Saddle River tonight from 6-9 p.m. Another storm is on the way, so come on out tonight and have some fun before you have to spend another half a day shoveling!! 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Need a coach?

Everyone at Team Town Cycle is excited to announce that one of our own is now a USA Cycling Level 3 certified cycling coach! 

To those of you who know him or have ridden with him, it will come as no surprise - BJ Kisch is always there to offer advice on everything from equipment to riding style to nutrition. He's manned the pit area for many a racer, is always one of the loudest cheerleaders out there on the race course, is a tireless advocate for racers and racing - both on the road and in the woods, and is one of the hardest training riders out there! 

Congratulations BJ - thanks for all you do to help all of our racers in the trenches! If you want to contact BJ to discuss coaching or training, drop him a line at . 

Monday, January 24, 2011


Hi all-

Hope everyone is staying warm on this frigid day! Here are a few things to look forward to!
  • Just a quick reminder that we will be climbing tonight at the Gravity Vault in Upper Saddle River. Join us at 6 p.m. Directions can be found here
  • Registration is open for the famous (or is it infamous?!) Singelspeed-a-polooza, to be held at Stewart State Forest in Newburgh, NY on April 17, put on by our friends at Dark Horse Cycles. They will close registration at some point, so don't delay! This event is pre-reg only - no day of registration will be available! Register at BikeReg today!
  • Speaking of Dark Horse and Stewart and crazy epic rides as we were, registration is also open for the Dark Horse 40, the classic 40 mile race also held at Stewart State Forest. This year, it will be held on July 31, and right now registration is only $55. It will go up to $75 on May 1, so don't delay! 
Stay tuned for some announcements of more events coming up in the next few weeks - fun stuff!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bear Scat 50 registration open!

Just a quick reminder to everyone that registration opened today for the inaugural Bear Scat 50, a long distance race put on by our friends at Black Bear Cycling. It's an epic 50 mile race to be held at nearby Waywayanda State Park on June 5th. Details can be found here - and registration is limited to 150 racers. Jeff and co. always put on a great event, so check out the details and sign up today!

Monday, January 10, 2011

USA Cycling licensing issue resolved!

Hi everyone -

After much teeth gnashing, the paperwork snafu at USA Cycling is now resolved. You can renew your licenses and have the ability to choose Team Town Cycle as both your mountain bike club/team, and your cyclocross club/team. If anyone renewed their licenses before and were unable to do that, please drop us a line with your USA Cycling license number - they have promised to fix any problems that were caused by this paperwork problem.

Thanks for your patience!!

A regular climbing night!

Howdy all -

So we're going to start climbing regularly on Monday nights at the Gravity Vault on Route 17 North in Upper Saddle River. We'll be meeting at 6 p.m. Any and all welcome - adults and kids. 

Any question about the Gravity Vault? Check out their website here . And as an FYI, Monday night are "Buy one Adult, Get one Free" nights - woohoo! 

Anything else - drop us a line at . 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Be a Tough Mudder!!!

Friends - 

Team Town Cycle member Greg Muniz is participating in an awesome event in April in Pennsylvania - it looks unbelievably epic and amazing! Please read his email below, act quickly if you want to join him, or consider donating to the great cause the event supports - the Wounded Warrior Project. 


To all, 
The Tough Mudder is scheduled for April 9th and 10th. The Tough Mudder is a nine mile obstacle course at Bear Creek Resort, Macungie, PA (see for the details).  I entered last year and had a GREAT time,  raised a lot of money for a great cause and made some new friends. This year I am hoping to expand the team but time is running out. Saturday April 9th is already sold out and Sunday is going fast. I am already signed up so please click on the link below to join me. I GUARANTEE a good time (YES GUARANTEE) and don't worry about being in shape to finish you have 14 weeks and I will help you with a plan if you need it and don't forget you will have the team there to help you all the way. 

If you choose not to participate please consider donating. Same great cause as last year. The Wounded Warrior Project (more info can be found at You! 

Please visit this link to join the team and treat yourself to life: 

Click on Join an existing team.
Search for Sentenced 2 Life. 
Team Password is "S2L" 

Let me know if you have any trouble. 
You may experience some issues if you are not using Firefox or Google Chrome

Call or email me if you have any questions


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

We're climbing the walls!

Literally! Getting a little cabin fever? Come climb with us at the Gravity Vault on Route 17 North in Upper Saddle River on Friday night, January 7. We'll meet at 6 p.m. and have a great time! Everyone is welcome - adults and kids alike! Wear comfortable clothes. Harness and shoes can be rented, or wear light weight sneakers (running shoes, not flat skateboard shoes). And ladies, Friday night is Ladies Night - only $9 for a pass! 

For more info, check out their website at . Any other questions - email us at ! 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We at Team Town Cycle hope you all had a wonderful holiday season filled with family, friends and fun, and a little relaxation thrown in for good measure!

We're starting to think ahead already, to spring and beyond, so we have a few notes and reminders for everyone. 

  1. It's renewal time - your membership renewal for Team Town Cycle for 2011 is now due! If you didn't get a chance to renew at our annual dinner in November, please grab the very short renewal form here. Print it and fill it out, and either mail it with your check to the P.O. Box address listed on the form, or drop it off to Mike at the shop. 
  2. Anyone who has a USA Cycling license has, by now, received their renewal notice via email. Due to some snafu's at USA Cycling's end, Team Town Cycle is currently not shown as a valid club on their site. We know about it, we have a few people working on it, and we hope to have it all straightened out within the next few days. We'll let you know when everything is all set! As you do send in your renewals, it is important to make sure you select Team Town Cycle as your team/club - it lets USA Cycling know that we have an active membership, and gives you and us proper credit in your rankings and results!
  3. Speaking of USA Cycling, if you raced in 2010 with a one day license, think about getting an annual license for 2011! If you want to participate in any of the national events that take place throughout the year, you'll need a national ranking, and you can only get that with an annual license. It makes registering through BikeReg easier, it makes "day of" registration easier, and again, as a team/club - it gives us strength in numbers! Plus, when you are ready to move up from Cat. 2 to Cat. 1, you can only do that with an annual license - maybe this will be that year!
In the next week, we'll wrap up some business from 2010, and start working on some more fun for 2011, so stay tuned. 

From everyone at Team Town Cycle, thank you for all of your support and help throughout 2010. We couldn't do it without you, and we look forward to new fun and adventures in 2011!