Thursday, July 21, 2011

Make your weekend plans now!

OK, other than finding the closest pool or lake to soak in to stay cool, don't forget our rides this weekend! We've updated our ride schedule - besides our Friday night Clinton ride, we've got 2 mountain bike rides Saturday, and a kinder, gentler KOM ride for Sunday - now with route details!

Face it - you're going to be hot this weekend no matter what. You might as well ride!

Kids ride and skills session

All credit for this one goes to TTC member Tim Warchol! Tim has participated at events like this at school, and thought it'd be a great idea for Team Town Cycle to host one this summer! So here we go ...

August 6th, 2010, 10 a.m.
Jungle Habitat
Kids beginner ride and skills clinic!

There will be fun, games, snacks, and swag - woohoo! Bring your friends, your neighbors - any kid with a bike with knobby tires can join us! Pink princess bike? No problem! Training wheels? Bring it! Everyone is welcome - as long as you have a helmet! 

Here's the link to the flyer - please pass it on to family and friends. We always have a great time at our kids rides at JH - we're sure this one will be awesome too! As always, if you or anyone who is interested has any questions, send them to us at And thanks for all your hard work on this one, Tim! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hot, hot, heat!

Hope you are all managing to stay cool in these dog days of summer! Here's a few activities to keep your mind off the heat ...
  • Tonight is I Dig Tuesday at Jungle Habitat! Bring some water, bug spray and gloves, and help us work on some awesome trails!
  • Wednesday, July 20 is Ladies Night on Clinton Road. Meet us at 6 p.m. at the old Village Square Inn on Route 23 North and join us for a nice road ride on the cool and shady Clinton Road!
  • Friday night, July 22 - the awesome Friday Night Ride is on! 6 p.m., old Village Square Inn on Route 23 North - 'nuff said!
  • Saturday, July 23- our own beginner advocate Tim Warchol will lead a beginner mountain bike ride at Jungle Habitat - meeting at 12 p.m. Tim knows all the ins and out of JH - you'll have a great ride with Tim! Bring plenty of your own water - remember, there are no facilities in the Jungle!
  • New Addition!! If you're looking for a different place to ride, TTC member Sherri will be leading a ride at Wildcat WMA on Saturday morning, 9 a.m. Meet at the Bat Cave parking lot off Green Pond Rd in Hibernia. Need directions? Click here!
  • Sunday, July 24 - it's time once again for a King of the Mountain ride! Join us as we race against ourselves and each other for points and prems in the TTC King of the Mountain series. This will be an one of the easier KOM rides, so if you've been wanting to try one out, but have been nervous about the big climbs, here's your chance! Route info is - up Warwick climb #1. Around UGL. Down Clinton road SPRINT POINT at Van Orden. Down Van Orden to Union Valley. Right to Gould. Magee is KOM Peak 2. Stay on Gould. Macopin is KOM Peak 3.KOM leader BJ will go over route again at roll-off.  Meet at Town Cycle and be ready to roll by 9 a.m. - we won't wait for you if you are late!
Stay tuned for updates and additions - and stay cool!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Weekend rides

Another beautiful summer weekend is coming up - the weather promises to be wonderful! Here's a list of what we have going on.

  • Friday, July 15 - you know it, you love it - Friday night road ride on Clinton Road! 6 p.m., Route 23, Newfoundland. Start your weekend off on the right foot!
  • Saturday, July 16 - Road ride, New York City! Always popular, always fun - meet us at KC's Bagel on Route 23 in Pompton Plains at 8 a.m. We'll grab a bagel, and gather our wits from there!
  • Sunday, July 17, is the 4th H2H race of the year - the Bulldog Rump! A great course, put on by an awesome club - come out and try your hand, or cheer TTC racers on! Also a  wonderful park, if you ever get the chance to ride there. 
Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Family friendly ride at Loantaka Brook Reservation this Sunday!

Looking for a youngster friendly ride - something you can ride with your trail-a-bike tyke, or with a trailer? TTC member Sherri will be riding in Morristown this Sunday at Loantaka Brook Reservation , meeting at 9 a.m. The trails are paved/packed soil/gravel - perfect for young kids, baby trailers/seat, etc.-  and no hills!  If you have little ones, or just want a nice leisurely paced easy ride - join Sherri on Sunday morning. 

For more info, you can reach Sherri at (973) 879-0820, or email her at . 

Monday, July 11, 2011

I Dig Tuesday canceled for July 12

Hey everyone, we are going to take a break from trail work, so no I Dig Tuesday at Jungle Habitat this week. It's going to be a scorcher, so find a cool spot and take it easy tomorrow! We'll go back at it next week -see you then!

Friday, July 8, 2011

JORBA ride this Saturday, July 9 at Jungle Habitat

UPDATE - Due to all of the rain we got on Friday, JORBA has postponed this ride until Sunday!

One more ride for this weekend! JORBA is hosting a mountain bike ride at Jungle Habitat on Saturday, July 9. From the JORBA site:

Terrain - Intermediate – Advanced: Tight, twisty, rocky, technical terrain. Groups from social, intermediate riders, to advanced pace will be led through the jungle.
Awosting Beach and BBQ: After our ride, we will take a short drive over to Awosting Beach where we all show off our pale bellies and cool off in some refreshing water. Bring your swimmies and a dish to share.
This is part of our JORBA Ride Series!

For more info, check out the JORBA site - and enjoy!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What's on tap for this weekend?

Looks like an awesome weekend weather-wise this weekend - let's see what we have going on!

  • Friday night - Clinton Road, 6 p.m., road ride - same bad time, same bad channel as always!
  • Best of luck to TTC members who are riding up at Windham during the Race The World race on the World Cup course on Sunday! If you have some time, the UCI World Cup race Cross Country race is on Saturday, and the Downhill is on Sunday. Everyone who went last year was blown away by how fast the World Cup guys (and girls) are - and they were thrilled to ride the same course as the pro's on Sunday! 
  • Sunday, Norm Albrecht is hosting a ride over at Wildcat WMA. Meet 10:00am at the Bat Cave parking lot off Green Pond Rd in Hibernia. BBQ and spa afterwards at Norm's.  Any questions or to RSVP - 973-879-0820 or Need directions? Click here!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Road Trip Photos, and a Pump Track Update

As part of a series of "catching up" posts, here's some photos from our road trip to Alexandria, and some updates!

The first weekend in June, a few of our TTC members took a road trip out to Alexandria to check out their pump track. The Alexandria pump track is the first (and currently only) municipal pump track in NJ, and we wanted to see for ourselves how it was done!

More of our photos of the day can be found here - and thanks to everyone who came out, and especially to Bob Adase, who came out and showed us the ropes, and to Jeff Mergler, for putting the day together!


And now, an update on our own West Milford pump track prospects! TTC and JORBA members Jeff Mergler, Dave Van Wart, and Jay Huggins made a presentation to the West Milford Town Council on June 15 with regards to building a pump track here in West Milford. The Town Council, as well as the Recreation Commission, the Economic Advisory committee, and the Environmental Commission are all been extremely supportive of the idea. There has been agreement on the site (the Farrell Field complex), and plans are moving forward! For an article on the meeting, please read this

What does this mean for us? Well, there are still details to be worked out, but it is looking more and more promising that come fall, we will be building a pump track here in West Milford! We will keep you up to date on developments, but in the meantime - thank you for all of your support! Lots of you voted in polls, and talked to people within the town voicing your support, and we really appreciate your efforts! 

A few Thank You's!

We're more than a day late on some "Thank You's", so please bear with us as we catch up!


On June 7, we had a Party for Marty wine tasting event/fundraiser at the Endless Vine in Franklin Lakes - and it was a great evening! As usual, Laura and the staff at the Endless Vine put on a spectacular event, and the Friends of Marty came out in force! Between ticket sales, donations from the evening, and donations made by those of you who couldn't attend (special thanks to all of you!), we raised over $1,500 for Marty's fund! As always, we are floored by the generosity of friends and strangers alike, and are unbelievably grateful to everyone for their support of our buddy Marty and his parents Pete and Kelly!


Our next set of thanks goes out to the women who attended our Trek WSD Women's Road Clinic/Bike Demo and bike ride on June 15 on Clinton Road. We had great weather, and a group of 27 women who attended - it was a fantastic evening!

To see more pictures of the evening, check out a few more photos here. Special thanks go out to Ross from Trek for both a great informative clinic, and some fun bikes to ride, to Jon Sherwood from Trek and our own Michael Hoek from Town Cycle for being our support crew, and to the 27 ladies who joined us for the evening - can't wait for our dirt demo day!