Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Day Hangover Hike

Happy New Year's Eve, everyone! Hope you are enjoying the end of the holidays with family and friends. In celebration of the first day of 2013, we will be having a New Years Day hike to Surprise Lake tomorrow, January 1st. Meet us at Town Cycle at 11 a.m. With the limited parking over by White Road/Warwick Tpke., we'll consolidate cars at the shop and head over. Please dress warmly, and bring food and water for yourself. This is a moderately strenuous hike with lots of varied terrain and great views at the top to reward you for all of your climbing! If you prefer to hike with poles or hiking stick, this is the place for them. The forecast is for a few flurries, but that shouldn't slow us down! 

As always, email us at with any questions. May 2013 be a great year for you and yours! 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Solstice and Reindeer Ride reminders!

  • Don't forget our annual NYC Reindeer Ride - Sunday, Dec. 23rd! Meet at KC's Bagels at 10 a.m., and we'll head to Fort Lee from there. Drop us a line and let us know if you'll be joining us! 
  • As you finish up your holiday shopping, don't forget to shop local - all our local small businesses need our support. Our own local bike shop is open everyday from now through Christmas Eve - tonight until 8 p.m, Saturday from 9-6, Sunday from noon to 5, Monday from 10-2. Don't forget those stocking stuffers - socks, CO2 cartridges, energy bars and gels, etc. - everyone always needs those! 
And the really good news - today is the Winter Solstice - the days start getting longer starting tomorrow! Woohoo! We'll be riding on Clinton Road Friday nights before we know it! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sunday's NYC Reindeer ride canceled but rescheduled!

Due to the poor weather outlook for Sunday, December 16, we are regrettably canceling the NYC Reindeer Ride and rescheduling for Sunday, December 23rd. We'll meet at KC's Bagels on Route 23 at 10 a.m., and hopefully this time, the weather will cooperate! If you plan on coming, let us know - . 

One last lap around the pump track for 2012!

Well, the sad time has come - time to close down the West Milford Family Pump Track for the season. If we continue to ride on it during the rain/freeze/thaw/snow cycles that mark our winters in northern NJ, we'll do lots of damage to the track - and too many people worked too hard to let that happen. So - Saturday, December 15 is the day. We'll have one last "hurrah" around the track, and will close it up for the season by 2:30 p.m. If you need one last day of riding to carry you through the winter - we'll see you Saturday!

And to everyone who helped us at all this year - volunteering, shoveling, planting, buying raffle tickets, t-shirts, stickers, etc. - thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for helping to bring this wonderful project to life. We're already making plans for next year, and we can't wait until spring to start working - and riding - our pump track again!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Reindeer ride, tubeless demo and more!

Although the weather doesn't look great for this weekend, just a reminder that it is shotgun season in NJ through tomorrow, December 8. Please be careful if you are going to be out in the woods! Also, firearm season continues in NYS thru the 16th, where no mountain biking is allowed during shotgun season in state parks.
Also, if you are curious about how to set up your wheels tubeless, come by Town Cycle tomorrow at 5 p.m. for a demonstration! Team Town Cycle and CCI/Town Cycle race team members will be there to demonstrate the Stan's No Tubes system, how easy it is to do, and what you'll need to do it. Come by and check it out - and RSVP if you can!
Also, for those of you planning ahead - next weekend is our annual Reindeer Ride in NYC - Sunday, Dec. 16th! We've changed our starting time to 11 a.m., at KC's Bagels on Route 23 South in Pompton Plains, so mark your calendars accordingly! Need antlers? RSVP ASAP and we'll see about getting you some!
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Firearm Deer and Bear Season Dec 3-8, and a last minute night ride

Don't forget - shotgun and bear hunting season runs today through Dec. 8 in New Jersey - please be careful when riding in the woods! Read all the info at the NJDEP website and be informed. 

Last minute night ride - sorry for the late notice! Join Norm and Sherri for a ride at their house at 6 p.m. 49A Meridan Road, Rockaway. They're taking taking advantage of this warm day and doing a Split Rock/ Hawk Watch night ride tonite! They’ll ride for about 2-2.5 hours.  Mostly quiet paved and dirt roads… trail options depending on rider preference. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Late notice night ride - Friday, November 30

Start your weekend off right with a night ride at Jungle Habitat tomorrow night! We'll meet at the gates at 5:30. Plug in your lights, bring out all your layers and warm hand and foot gear, and join us! Let's face it - you haven't ridden Jungle until you've ridden it at night, right?
As always, any questions - . Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Small Business Saturday

Hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, however you celebrated! Now that everyone is moving on to the upcoming holidays, and being bombarded by all kinds of commercials for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc. - please don't forget your local small businesses. Small Business Saturday, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, is a reminder to shop local, and support those who make our towns and neighborhoods work. Our lives would be much less rich without our local shops and business owners - let's show them how much we appreciate them by spending some of our own hard earned holiday dollars right in our own shopping districts!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving plans and more!

  • Yep - it's on! Our annual Thanksgiving day mountain bike ride at Waywayanda! The park will be open, and there are enough trails open to make a nice loop or two. Let's meet at the boat launch parking lot between 8 and 8:30 - we'll form groups and try to be rolling shortly after 8:30 a.m. Lots of people have different time tables for the day - there's bound to be a group with the same time constraints as you! Weather is supposed to be excellent - no excuses! 
  • Too busy stuffing the turkey to make it on Thursday? No problem - plug in those lights and come with us on Friday night, November 23. Norm and Sherri will host a night mountain bike ride from their place - 49 A Meridan Road, Rockaway. Meet up at 6 p.m. - the plan is hawk watch and back  via quiet paved and dirt roads, not technical, but some good climbing. Afterwards, stay for pizza, goodies, etc. - and please bring something, if you are so inspired - salad, etc. RSVP to Sherri at or text her at 973-727-2660. 
  • Save this date for one of our famous NYC Reindeer rides! Sunday, December 16, meeting at KC's Bagels on Route 23 in Pompton Plains at 8:30 a.m. If you haven't been on one of our reindeer rides before, and need antlers, please RSVP to Heather by 12/10 to get your very own antlers! 
As always, we are so very thankful for you, our cycling family - hoping you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ride and reminders!

  • Don't forget - registration for the 2013 Tour of the Battenkill opens tonight, November 15, at 7 p.m. This event can fill up in mere hours, so don't procrastinate if you are interested!
  • On Saturday, November 17, 2012, we're going to Lewis Morris for a mountain bike ride. Meet us at the parking lot down by Sunrise Lake at 2 p.m., and we'll head out for a nice late fall ride. It's going to be in the low 50's and sunny, so dress appropriately!
  • Also, don't forget - it's big game (gun hunting) season starting this Saturday in many of the New York State parks and forests. Please make sure to check out the websites of where you are going to visit before heading out - better to be safe than sorry!
Thanks everybody - have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bubble Cross 2012 is in the books!

Well, chalk one up for Mother Nature - she may have messed with our original race date, and many of our lives these last 2 weeks, but she gave us a beauty of a day for the re-scheduled Bubble Cross at Bubbling Springs. After some early morning fog, we spent the rest of the day enjoy sun, brilliant blue skies, and some awesome racing!

A great big "Thanks!" to everyone who came out and raced - or even just heckled! Kenny Lundgren, we're looking at you! (Aside - Kenny should be a professional heckler - agreed?). David Kahl and Larry Towner set up an awesome course - challenging and fun - the classic cyclcocross combination!

Photo credits to J. Justin Fatuzzo and BJ Kisch

Also a great big thanks to everyone who helped us juggle the rescheduling - USA Cycling, the NJBA, the Township of West Milford, the West Milford First Aid Squad, Ruby Rose and all their awesome food, and Uncorked Wines for the beer. Also thanks to John Florey and Highland Sports Group for the 2 pairs of Shimano shoes for the womens race winners, along with for a bunch of prizes for our juniors, as well as Michael Hoek and the staff at Town Cycle, as always. Race sponsors ACD Security, Trius Pest, and Pro Power Endurance Coaching are ardent supporters of the club and our annual cyclocross race.

Results are posted here. We are already scheming for next year - thanks for your support in making this year a great success!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bubble Cross is on!

OK, Bubble Cross 2012 - the "Go to Hell Sandy" rescheduled version - is on! November 11, at Bubbling Springs at 1428 Macopin Road in West Milford. Come race or come spectate - and bring some non-perishable food items for our food drive! More info Weather is going to be sunny and in the 60's!!! 

Also - special call ups for veterans tomorrow - as a thank you to all that have served and in honor of Veterans Day!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Town Cycle is open!

Got a little cabin fever? Need to get out of the house? Town Cycle is open and has power! Come on down, see Mike and the gang, and make plans for nicer days!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Bubble Cross is rescheduled for November 11!

OK folks, sorry it took so long to get all the updates out, but most of us are working with no or little internet access, no power, and spotty cell phone service.

We're a go for November 11, 2012 - all other details remain the same. BikeReg has been updated, and the updated flyer is here . If you pre-registered through BikeReg, and can't make the event, we will absolutely refund your entry fee. We will be sending out an email through BikeReg tomorrow with procedure for refunds, and appreciate your patience as we work through them.

Don't forget - our local adult developmentally disabled group P.R.I.D.E. will be selling bagels and coffee in the morning, local Mexican restaurant Ruby Rose will be selling mini burritos for lunch, and your race number gets you a free beer at Uncorked Wines in West Milford after the race!

Thanks for your understanding and patience on this. Yes, we could have pulled it off, but hopefully this will give everyone a chance to really recover and enjoy the race. Our thoughts are with those from down the NJ shore, Staten Island, NYC, and Long Island who really bore the brunt of the storm. Hope your road to recovery is a swift one!

Bubble Cross postponed!

Hi folks-

Although the venue looks great, we've decided between gas problems, so many still without power, and many dealing with much, much worse, that it would be best to postpone this weekend's race. We should be able to announce plans for rescheduling very shortly - please have some patience while we hammer out the details.

For those of you who pre-registered, we also ask for your patience, as we work out the details. We will handle questions about re-scheduling and refunds very shortly. Rest assured, every one who wants a refund will be able to get one.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience, ask for your patience, and hope you and yours are safe and sound.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bubble Cross is on!

We hope that you and yours have survived Hurricane Sandy, and are getting back to normal. Normal for us means racing! The venue survived the storm well, and with the less than predicted amount of rain, we are in good shape. So come on out on Sunday and join us! Don't forget, a free beer is waiting for all racers who show their number at Uncorked Wines in West Milford.

Pre-reg closes at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. Also, we know it"s been a tough week, but we are still hoping to collect non-perishable food items for our local food pantry. With the storm and the aftermath, they are in even greater need. Please help if you can!

As always, any questions, email us at

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Don't Forget - Bubble Cross CX is Nov. 4th!

We are excited about the new venue for 2012! Bubbling Springs Park, West Milford, NJ. It promises to be a fun course - technical, with some climbing, some sand, and of course - bubbles! Here are some other new additions for 2012!

  • Race at Bubble Cross 2012, and your number gets you a free beer at Uncorked Wines in West Milford! Great way to unwind after the race and compare notes with friends!
  • Kids Race at noon! Any age under 10 - training wheels ok! Swag and snacks for all!
  • Great food! West Milford's own P.R.I.D.E., a group of developmentally disabled adults, will be selling coffee and bagels in the morning, and there will be burritos from Ruby Rose starting at 11 a.m. 
  • Please help us with our annual food drive - we are hoping to help fill the shelves of our local food pantry! 
  • Our race schedule has been tweaked slightly to accommodate the kids race. Please double check your starting time. Also, don't forget the time changes on Saturday night, and the clocks go back one hour! 
  • Parking is onsite, but we appreciate any carpooling you can do. No alcohol or pets, please. 
  • Don't forget - entry fees go up $10 if you register onsite!

 As always, any questions - Looking forward to a great  race!

Pump Track closed to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Additional hurricane closures - the West Milford Family Pump Track is closed until further notice. We're taking today to cover up as many of the jumps as we can and dig some additional drainage. Thanks for your understanding - we'll let you know when it re-opens!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

NJ State Park Closures

Hey everyone -

As a heads up, we have just heard that all NJ State Parks will be closed as of noon tomorrow, Sunday, October 28th. This will give the park staff time to clear roads, etc. before the storm. We'll let you know when they are officially re-opened.

Be safe!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Last minute ride - Sterling Forest, 10/27

Sorry for the late notice - we're going to do a last minute "before the storm" road ride tomorrow in Sterling Forest! We'll meet at the visitors center at 10:30 a.m. - plan on a three hour ride. The newly paved roads in the park are a joy to ride on, and the leaves will certainly be blown off the trees by the hurricane, so come on out and get a good look at them before they are gone! 

Giving Mike a hand!

Hello friends - 

As many of you know, our friend and local bike shop owner Michael Hoek had a recent serious crash on his bike, one which has involved both surgery and now rehab. And, as we all know, neither of those things comes cheap! Many of you have known Mike for years, and know how supportive he has been of cycling - for the racer, the casual rider, and everyone in between. So, in support of Mike, and Town Cycle, and all small businesses and their owners, we'd like to show him some love - and we'd truly appreciate it if you could help us out. 

The Cash Mob has been a great tool that the Sustainable West Milford has used to highlight local businesses. They pick a date, ask everyone to bring some cash, and "mob" the chosen store. We know the bike shop doesn't really fit into the type of business that normally the West Milford Cash Mob would frequent - that's why we're appealing to the wider cycling community. If you're headed out to ride before the storm this weekend, or are taking a ride next week or weekend, come hit up Town Cycle for some Clif bars, extra tubes, CO 2 cartridges, etc. New socks, some gloves - items you need to stock up on anyway! Any purchase, large or small, would be a big help to Mike, his shop and his family, and would be a great way to show Mike how much we care for him, and all he has done for the last 25+ years for the local cycling community. 

Please pass the word on to your friends and family in the cycling community. Start your Christmas shopping early - or hand someone your Christmas wish list! And thank you all for your support. We know that the cycling community is well known for "taking care of their own" - and we appreciate it! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Update on our favorite bike shop owner!

Just to keep you up to date on the latest - Mike is out of the hospital, and will be spending the next few days at rehab, getting used to walking with the new hardware he is sporting! He wants to thank everyone for the all the good wishes, and asks you give him a little more time before visiting, so he can concentrate on his physical therapy and getting home! Once he's home, he'll be more than happy to see people.

In the meantime, the shop is open for business, with the same usual hours, staffed by all of Mike's most trusted people. A lot of people have asked what they can do to help, which is so much appreciated. The best thing you can do for Mike right now? Go shopping at Town Cycle! Start your holiday shopping early, or start loading up on your cold weather riding gear. Or even get a head start on outfitting your ride for next season! Maybe you've been over to the new West Milford Family Pump Track, and thought - "hey, I need a new bike for this place!" Whatever it is you've been waiting for, now's the time. Let's support Mike the way we know best - by riding our bikes!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Catching up - Kids Ride, Jungle Habitat 10/13/12

It's been busy around here, so let's go back a week and catch up! On Saturday, October 13, we helped JORBA host a kids mountain bike ride at Jungle Habitat. We had age ranges from 2-16, training wheels to tubeless - all having a great time!

Much thanks to John Florey and the Highlands Sports Group for donating swag, as well as Jeff Lenosky for donating some great hats, Native and Teva stickers and Clif bars. Also a big thank you to Ski Ducks for helping to underwrite our day, and as always, Town Cycle! 

Just a few more pictures available here . Thanks again to all the riders and the volunteers who came out in the cold - we had a chilly start, but a great ride! Can't wait to do it again!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Get well Mike!

Our favorite local bike shop owner, Mike Hoek, took a tough tumble off his bike, and learned that gravity is a harsh mistress! The bad news is that it took surgery to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. The good news is that the doctors say the surgery was a total success, and he should be home in a few days. Mike asked for no visitors until he is home, but we're sure he'd appreciate hearing from you . We'll keep you updated - happy healing, Mike! 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

West Milford Family Pump Track Grand Opening!!

Looking forward to the official grand opening of the West Milford Family Pump Track on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 12-4 p.m. Many of you helped us build - now come help us celebrate! Food, giveaways, and of course - lots of riding! 

Weather looks to be great, so bring the family out to join us! As always, any questions - drop us a line

Friday, October 12, 2012

Kids Mountain Bike Ride at Jungle Habitat Sat., October 13

Just a reminder that we will be helping out JORBA with the kids ride at Jungle Habitat tomorrow - 9:30-12 p.m. It'll be a bit chilly, but we'll have post ride drinks (hot chocolate!), snacks and swag for everyone! All levels and abilities welcome - moms and dads too! 

Also, please remember - for those of you driving through town, the West Milford Autumn Lights Festival will be going on - please leave yourself extra travel time because of road closures and extra traffic. Thanks!

Any questions, drop us a line - Hope to see you out there! 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Where the Trail Ends free screening at Mountain Creek Sat. night!

Looking for something to do Sat. night - for free? Check out the free screening of Where the Trail Ends at Mountain Creek on Saturday, October 13 at 7 p.m. More details here .

Friday, October 5, 2012

Great news - our 2012 Bubblecross CX race is in West Milford!

Great news! Team Town Cycle is excited to be holding our 2012 cyclocross race right here in West Milford - at Bubbling Springs Park on Macopin Road! The date is Nov. 4, 2012, and all the details can be found here . If you've always wanted to see what it is all about, this is a great chance to see it up close - and close to home!

Stay tuned for updates as race day gets closer!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Save these dates!

A few dates to throw out there -

  • Sat., October 13 - Kids Ride - Jungle Habitat! Join JORBA as we have a great ride out there for the kids! Meet us at Jungle Habitat at 9:30 a.m., we'll break up into groups, practice on our "skinnies", and ride around Jungle! Snacks and water and maybe even some swag for our junior riders will be provided! We'll wrap up by noon. Mist or very light rain ok - steady rain will cancel. Any bike in good working order with knobby tires will work - and of course, helmets! Please bring a non-perishable food item for our local food banks - peanut butter, canned soup, pasta, beans, sauces, cereal, etc.  - they are in great need!
  • Sunday, October 21 - the official Grand Opening of the West Milford Family Pump Track! Join us for a day of celebrating and riding as we show off the new pump track to the world! We'll be there from 12-4 p.m., so please come out and help us thank those who made this all possible as well as celebrate the awesomeness that is the new track!
  • Sunday, November 4 - cyclocross racing comes to West Milford! This year, our annual CX race will be held right at Bubbling Springs, and we couldn't be more excited. More details to come!
So mark those dates on your calendar, and keep that pencil handy - more excitement is to come!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Last Minute Road ride - Sunday, September 30

Last minute road ride notice for Sunday, September 30. We'll meet at the shop at 10 a.m., and do a lap around Greenwood Lake. If the group is interested, maybe we'll loop into Monroe. We'll aim for about 3 hours total riding.

As always, let us know if you have any questions - see you on the road!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pumptrack pics!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Pumptrack 101 day on Sunday - awesome turnout! 

Slowly getting up some shots from the last 2 weeks - if you haven't seen the place - here are some wide angle shots from about 2 weeks ago - - and here are some shots from Sunday - . 

Thanks to all who have supported the pumptrack so far - we look forward to celebrating with everyone on our official grand opening day on October 21st!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Farewell, Clinton Road rides!

Yes, that time has come again - time to end our Wednesday and Friday night Clinton Road rides! As the days shorten, it is too dark too early to get a meaningful ride in. So, we say thanks to everyone who joined us this year - as always, it has been a blast! 

Stay tuned for more weekend ride info .... 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pump Track 101 on for today!

OK, the rain overnight wasn't enough to cause us to cancel plans for our day - track looks good for our Pump Track 101 session on for today! See you out there at noon - remember your helmet!!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pump Track news!

It's time for a pump track update! We've gone from this -

to this -

in just four weeks! Thanks to all of our JORBA and local volunteers, both adults and kids, we're already moving on to planting grass and plants! We are so grateful for everyone for their support - there's no way we'd be here without the help of our awesome friends and neighbors!

We're gearing up for some fun times, but first - join us on Sunday, September 23, at noon for Pump Track 101 ! A chance to learn a little bit about the right and wrong way to ride a pump track, as well as some tips for getting around cleaner and smoother. Whether you have young kids, or maybe just haven't ridden that BMX bike in a decade or so - come join us and sharpen your skillz! Rain will cancel - if you are unsure, check the blog, or our Facebook or Twitter page before you come out!

As for the celebrating - yep, we're ready for a party! So mark October 21 on your calendar - it's the official Grand Opening of the West Milford Family Pump Track! We'll be in celebration mode from 12-4 p.m. - come on by and see how we do it! More details to come - so stay tuned!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Weekend rides!

Weather looks awesome for this weekend - here's what we have in store!

  • It's coming down to the last few - Friday night ride on Clinton Road! Note - start time is 5:30 p.m. now! 
  • Sunday, September 16 - Road ride, Harriman/Seven Lakes. Meet at the visitor center at 9 a.m. TTC's own Martha and Steve will lead a 2+ hour ride along the recently paved 7 Lakes Drive and back roads in the park. Count on 30 miles. If anyone is looking for more mileage, contact Steve - if there is enough interest, he'll lead a group from Town Cycle and rendezvous at the Visitor Center. 
Finally, good luck to our mountain bike racers who are racing the last H2H race of the season up at Tymor - a few of the classes are still too close to call! 

Have a great weekend! 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Clinton Road rides start time change

With the cooler temps come shorter daylight hours - so starting this Wednesday, September 12, all Clinton Road rides times (Ladies Night and Friday night) will move to 5:30 p.m. 

Thanks - see you on the road!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Today's ride time changed!

Hi everyone - in order to dodge some showers, Norm and Sherri are changing their ride time from 10 a.m. to noon - again, as weather permits! All other details the same!

Thanks - have a great ride!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Labor Day Weekend rides

  • Martha and Steve will host a brunch ride on Sunday, September 2 - meet at the shop at 9 a.m. for a 2.5 hour road ride. Afterwards, join them (all non-riding spouses are welcome too!) at their place for eggs, bagels, and fruit - 19 Washington Lane, WM. RSVP to Steve at so they can plan on how many eggs to buy! 
  • On Monday, September 3, Norm and Sherri will lead a road ride through Rockaway, Boonton, and surroundings on Monday. Meet at 10 a.m. at “Supermatic Corp.”,  27 Old Beach Glen Road, Rockaway. Parking lot is at intersection of Old Beach Glen Road and Meriden Road, about 0.5 mile off Green Pond Rd.  It'll be a 2-3 hour ride – route TBD.  BBQ/pot luck at Norm & Sherri’s after.  
We'll let you know about anything else we can cook up - in the meantime, enjoy this last unofficial weekend of summer! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Perfect weather for a ride!!

  • Tonight is trail work at Jungle Habitat - only a few days to get the PayDirt hours you need, H2H racers! We're splitting in 2 groups - some working on the new BD trail at JH, a few at the pump track next door. Meet at JH at 5:45 p.m. 
  • Wednesday night - Ladies Night on Clinton! We're getting down to the last few of the year - don't miss out! Wheels down, 6 p.m. 
  • Ditto for Friday night road ride on Clinton - don't miss these last few weeks! 
  • Friday-Sunday - check out Cranks around the Campfire up at Allamuchy. Registration closes on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. Kids under 18 are free. Go for one day or the weekend, camp, don't camp, bring the kids - tons of family friendly activities on and off the bike! More info and schedule are here
The weather looks perfect for the next few days - get on your bike and enjoy it! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Weekend reminders - August 17-19

Just a quick reminder - because of the air show at Greenwood Lake Airport (which runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Jungle Habitat will be teeming with people on the ground and planes overhead! If you're looking for a quiet ride, try some of our other local state parks! 

Also because of the air show, Farrell Field will be closed, so there will be no work sessions on the pump track this weekend. Thanks again to everyone who has come out!

Want to take the kids riding? Consider taking them to the 3rd annual Hilltop Grasshopper Kids MTB race in North Caldwell - they run a great event for kids entering K-8! More info -

And as always, Friday night ride on Clinton Road - our season is winding down, so don't miss it! 

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Pump track work, kids racing and more!

  • Work is in full swing at the West Milford Pump Track - don't you want to be able to say you were there when it was built? Join us tonight (Monday) and Tuesday night to lend a hand as we continue to move and sculpt! It's dirty work, so bring gloves and your least favorite socks and work appropriate shoes! We'll be there at 6 p.m. both days, weather permitting.
  • Don't forget, this Saturday is the 3rd annual Hilltop Grasshopper kids MTB race in North Caldwell. Our JORBA and Hilltop Conservancy friends put on a wonderful event - perfect for getting kids involved in racing. All kids ages K-8 are welcome! Swag for everyone who participates! More info -
  • Reminder that this coming weekend, August 17-19, the Greenwood Lake Airshow is taking place. Jungle Habitat will be open for riding, but it will be crawling with people, and lots of planes flying overhead. If you are looking for a quiet nature moment, you may want to think about riding elsewhere this weekend. On the upside, the air show is supposed to be fantastic, so check it out if you are so inclined!
  • Lastly, our NYC ride for Sunday, Aug. 19 is being postponed. We'll let you know as soon as we can reschedule.
Of course, weather permitting, our usual Wed. and Fri. Clinton Road rides are on - the days are getting shorter, so don't miss out on this last month or so of rides! 

As always, any questions, drop us a line at, and have a great week!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mountain Creek ride canceled for August 11

Due to impending rain/conditions, we're canceling Mountain Creek ride for today. Come on over to Jungle Habitat for the JORBA ride instead!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Weekend mountain biking fun!

Lots of mountain biking fun for the weekend! Check us out! 
  • Saturday, August 11 - JORBA ride at Jungle Habitat - part of the ever popular JORBA ride series! Two groups - one for those who would like the complete tour, one for those who want to go fast! Meet at the gate, wheels down at 10 a.m. Great chance to meet the good people who do the hard work at other parks in the state! More info here!
  • Also on Saturday, TTC's BJ will lead a ride at Mountain Creek. Meet at 9 a.m. at the biker parking lot across from the mountain, we'll be on the lift by 9:30 a.m. $7 buys you a one time ride up the mountain, where we'll hit the cross country trails. The XC trails are pretty tame, any level should be able to handle it! At the end, we'll sneak in a downhill run or two, or if you prefer, hitch a ride on the gondola. 
  • Sunday, August 12 - TTC's James will lead a ride up at Stewart State Forest, meeting at 12 noon. It will be about a 20 mile loop in a beginner/intermediate level. Weather permitting. Stewart is a great place for riders of all levels, a good place to check out! Use the Weed Road Entrance just off Rt. 207. 
Hopefully the weather will cooperate across the board! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Two for Tuesday - take your pick!

Looking for a few more PayDirt hours? Or .... maybe want to sneak a peak at the pump track progress? We can help you out! We'll meet at the regular time at Jungle Habitat (5:45 p.m.), have everyone sign in, and then split into 2 groups - some of us will continue the awesome work that's been going on at JH, and some of us will head next door to the pump track. Pump track work will count as PayDirt hours, so come on out and join us!

As always, let us know if you have any questions -

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New for this weekend!

Hi all -

A few rides to let you know of, besides our usual Wednesday Ladies Clinton Road ride and Friday night Clinton Road ride - 
  • Saturday, August 4 - Ladies mountain bike ride at Lewis Morris Park in Morristown. This is a very beginner friendly park - bring a friend! We'll meet at 10 a.m. at the lower (lake) parking lot, and ride until about noon. Afterwards - Mexican food at Tito's! Rain will cancel.
  • Sunday, August 5 - Mountain Creek Bike park in Vernon. Meet in the parking lot at noon. Bring $7 for a lift pass, we'll hitch a ride up to the top and ride the cross country trails for a few hours. Under 18 - please hit the Mountain Creek site to get the waiver and have it signed by your appropriate adult before you head up! 
  • Looking for some weekend PayDirt? Black Bear Cycling is doing a Sunday trailbuild at Waywayanda at 8 a.m. - check out their site for more info.
Good luck to all of our TTC racers who are racing the Darkhorse 40 this weekend! 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

News you can use!

  • If you ordered new TTC gear, and haven't received it yet - it is in! Stop by Town Cycle and pick up your order! 
  • PayDirt deadline is August 31! As usual, we will be at Jungle Habitat on Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. - come on out and join us. Need a few more hours? On Sunday, August 5th, Black Bear Cycling is having a trail maintenance day at Waywayanda at 8 a.m. More details are here
  • Don't forget our Clinton Road rides, weather permitting - Ladies only on Wednesday night, 6 p.m., and everyone on Friday, also 6 p.m. 
  • Our previously scheduled NYC ride for August 12 is being moved to August 19. We'll fill in the details as we get a little closer! 
Have a great week, everyone!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

July 20-22

Whew, glad to see that heat go! Just quick reminders about this weekend -
  • Friday night ride, as usual, 6 p.m., Clinton Road. Great group, great way to start the weekend!
  • Sunday, July 22 - road ride from the shop! Meet at 9 a.m. at Town Cycle, with a route around Greenwood Lake, up Warwick Tpke, down Clinton to Union Valley, and back to the shop. 
As always, if you are going out for a ride and want some company - let us know! We'll get the word out. Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Two quick reminders!

  • I Dig Tuesdays at Jungle Habitat - meet at the gate at 5:45 p.m., we'll roll in at 6. Bring gloves, bug repellent and plenty of water - we'll provide the rest! Don't forget - H2H Paydirt hours must be completed by August 31, 2012!
  • Our Wednesday night Ladies Road ride for this week will be something different - a road bike clinic! Meeting a 6 p.m. at Kahl's. No riding this week, but bring your bike - we'll help you learn more about it! Please bring your favorite dessert or appetizer, and RSVP as soon as possible, so we can get a good head count - . Sorry guys - ladies only! 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 15 NYC Ride details, and Ladies Road Bike Clinic!

For those of you who are attending the NYC Tour de Cupcake ride on Sunday, July 15th, a few reminders!
  • We'll meet at KC's Bagels on Route 23 in Pompton Plains at 7:45 a.m. We'll travel down to Fort Lee Park, ditch our four wheeled vehicles, and pedal our way across the GWB and do some sightseeing in NYC - including cupcake rest stops! Our exact time back? Not sure - maybe when we run out of cupcakes? 
  • If it is raining in the a.m., we'll cancel and reschedule. Cupcakes get soggy in the rain!
And for our ladies - instead of our usual Wednesday night ride on July 18, join us at the Kahl's for a road bike clinic and dinner! 
  • Bring your road bike - we won't be riding, but we'll go over the care and feeding of your road bike. 
  • We'll meet at 6 p.m. - please RSVP ASAP and bring your favorite appetizer or dessert! 
Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Weekend plans

  • Friday night ride is on! Clinton Road, 6 p.m. - paces and lengths for everyone! TTC's BJ will be selling our sexy new Team Town Cycle water bottles for $5 beforehand, so bring some cash and join in the fun!
  • Sat. - Kittatinny MTB race pre-ride - 9 a.m., Goodale Road parking lot. We will be pre-riding the course, but anyone is welcome to join! Moderate pace, nothing too killer!
  • Sunday - our first NYC ride of the year! Meet at KC's Bagels on Route 23 in Pompton Plains at 7:45 a.m. - we'll re-group at Fort Lee Park, spin across the GWB, see the sights, eat some cupcakes! RSVP here .  If it is raining in the a.m., we will cancel - but we will re-schedule, don't worry! 
Good luck to our road race teams at the NJ State Road Race Championships in Mullica, and our MTB team at Kittatinny this weekend! 

As always, any questions - - and have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sunday, July 15 - Tour de Cupcake NYC

Details for our Sunday, July 15 NYC ride are set! We'll meet at KC's Bagels on Route 23 at 7:45 a.m., and head off to Fort Lee Park, where we will park and re-group, approx. 8:30 a.m. Then the fun begins! We'll roll across the GWB, taking in the sights, and making a few stops for cupcakes, etc. Our timetable is very flexible, so we don't have a real estimate of when we will make it back to Fort Lee, but hey - there will be cupcakes - so it will be all good! Make sure to bring cash, water bottles, and some sunscreen, if you desire. 

A great way to see NYC and spend a Sunday! We're looking for a rough headcount, so please RSVP and let us know if you are in - and the more the merrier, so bring a friend! 

As always, any questions - . 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July 10-15 rides and events!

  • July 10 - I Dig Tuesdays trail work is ON tonight at Jungle Habitat! It's not going to be raining or 100 degrees, so no excuses! All of the JORBA volunteers are doing great work on the trails - come be a part of it!
  • July 11 - 2 rides for Wednesday - Ladies Only road ride on Clinton Road - 6 p.m. usual time and place. Also, we're doing a Kittatinny race pre-ride - 5:30 p.m. at the Goodale Road parking lot. We'll do at least 2 laps of the course. You don't need to be racing in Sunday's H2H race to join us - just know we'll be moving at close to race pace! 
  • July 13 - Friday - the ever popular Friday night Clinton Road ride - 6 p.m. 
  • July 14 - Saturday - another Kittatinny Valley State Park race pre-ride - from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Even if you are not racing on Sunday - this is a great place to ride! 
  • July 15 - Sunday - Campmor H2H race #5 presented by Team Bulldog . 
  • July 15 - Sunday - also a perennial favorite - our TTC NYC rides! More details to come shortly - stay tuned!
  • Also on Sunday, NJ Gran Fondo is running one of a series of training rides - but only if you are registered to ride the NJ Gran Fondo, you can join in on these rides! More info on this Sunday's ride is here . For those of you who are into Strava hunting, here is the NJ Gran Fondo Strava page. 
Stay tuned for more rides and updates!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July 6-8

Happy 4th to all! After you are done with your BBQ's and fireworks, we've got a few rides for you!
  • Friday, July 6 - the ever popular Friday Night Road Ride on Clinton Road. 6 p.m. - be there!
  • Sat. July 7 - TTC's Tim will be leading a no drop mountain bike ride at Jungle Habitat. Meet at the gate at 12 p.m., and bring plenty of water. 
  • Sunday, July 8 - New Paltz or bust! If you are in, but haven't RSVP'd yet - what are you waiting for?? Meet at Town Cycle at 8 a.m., wheels down by 8:30, lunch at the Gilded Otter. 
Got a ride you want us to spread the word about? Send us the . 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Quick reminders, July 4th edition

  • I Dig Tuesday is on for this evening! Meet us for some trail maintenance at 5:45 at the Jungle Habitat gate. We'll be driving in by 6. Bring water, bug spray and gloves - we'll bring the rest. 
  • Ladies ride on Clinton Road is CANCELED for July 4 - we'll resume next week!
  • Kid and Family friendly ride Rails to Trails ride at 10 a.m. on July 4. More info here.
  • Annual New Paltz road ride on July 8. Please RSVP for one way or round trip ASAP! Meeting at Town Cycle at 8 a.m., wheels down by 8:30 a.m., lunch at the Gilded Otter. 

Have a wonderful 4th of July, and stay cool!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What are we up to?

Upcoming dates to remember!
  • Wednesday, June 27 - Ladies road ride on Clinton Road - it's going to be a beautiful night for a change - come join us! 6 p.m. start. 
  • Friday, June 29 - the best way to kick off your weekend - Friday night road rides on Clinton Road - 6 p.m. start. 
  • Friday, June 29 - a heads up to anyone thinking of catching a quick ride at Jungle after work - Thunder in the Highlands is taking place at JH on Friday night. It'll be a zoo there - you've been warned!
  • New addition! Saturday, June 30 - Road ride, Morris County, led by TTC's Sherri. Rockaway, Boonton, Kinnelon area – moderate pace/rolling hills – estimated 2-3 hrs. Meet at Kinnelon Pathmark parking lot (front lot – nearest Rt. 23) at 9am. Please RSVP to Sherri if you plan on joining.  
  • Sat./Sun. June 30-July 1 - if you are up for a road trip, the UCI World Cup Mountain Bike and Downhill races are at Windham, NY this weekend. Race the course the pros ride or just go watch their mad skillz. More info on schedules, etc. here. Windham was hit extremely hard during last year's hurricane - this event is a great way to support the community in their recovery. 
  • July 4 - kid friendly Rails to Trails ride starting in Sussex County, led by Reid Kisch & her dad. From BJ - 
               Start and end at the Morris Farm Road and Sussex Branch Trail intersection. Lunch at the Millside
               Cafe (no credit cards accepted). Let me know how many are coming and I will give the Millside a 
               heads up. Reid wants to be rolling by 10 a.m. so she can eat lunch (best burgers ever) and get home
               for a nap. Bring the kids and trailers. These Rails to Trails are usually really flat, wide and easy to       
               ride. Road bikes can handle it, but get some commuter tires for this one. Better yet, dig out the cross                       
               bikes. Mountain bikes are welcome as well. 
  • July 8 - our annual New Paltz ride! Thanks to everyone who has already RSVP'd - and for those who have not yet - what are you waiting for?? Our plan is to meet at Town Cycle at 8 a.m., with wheels down by 8:30 a.m. When RSVP'ing, please let us know whether you plan to do one way or round trip. 
Planning on a ride this weekend? Let us know - we'll find you some riding buddies! 

Have a great week, everyone! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

The week ahead ...

Quick updates for this week -
  • I Dig Tuesday is on for tomorrow night - and it's not going to rain - woohoo! Meet at the gate at Jungle Habitat at 5:45 p.m., we'll be driving in by 6.
  • Wednesday is our weekly Ladies Ride, Clinton Road, meet at 6 p.m. 
  • Friday - for those of you with flexible schedules, we'll be doing a pre-ride of the Lewis Morris race course at 12 p.m., meeting at the lake parking lot. 2 laps, moderate pace.
  • And as usual, we'll kick off the weekend with some Friday night fun - Clinton Road road ride, 6 p.m. 
As always - questions - Have a great week!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Planning ahead

We've got a few dates for you to mark on your calendar, so get ready! Exact times and more details to come, but in the meantime, save these dates ...
  • July 8 - as previously announced, our annual road ride to New Paltz! You can elect to do one way or round trip - we'll announce times, lunch plans, RSVP's, etc.   very soon. 
  • July 11 - Kittatinny State Park MTB ride - pre-ride for the H2H race on July 15. Come join us for a few laps of the race course - even if you aren't planning on racing! Meet at the Goodale Rd. parking lot at 5:30 p.m.
  • July 14 -  Kittatinny State Park MTB ride - another pre-ride for the H2H race on 7/15. Meet us at the Goodale Rd. parking lot at 9 a.m. 
  • July 15 - NYC ride! Exact route and meeting time to be determined. 
  • July 18 - Women's road clinic - hosted by the Kahl's. Details to follow.  
  • August 4 - Ladies MTB ride at Lewis Morris Park in Morristown. Meet at the lower parking lot at 10 a.m., and lunch afterwards at Tito's Burrito's! 
  • August 12 - another adventure filled NYC ride!  Exact route and meeting time to be determined.
  • August 24-26th - check out the 3rd annual Cranks Around the Campfire MTB Festival! Lots of beginner and family friendly activities. 
  • Don't forget the NJ Gran Fondo on Sept. 9. TTC's Angela has registered Team Town Cycle as a team - make sure you pick Team Town Cycle as your team, and use code  TTCGFNJ2012 for your discount! 
Got a ride of your own? We are always looking for more rides and ride leaders! It doesn't have to be a big ride with lots of logistics. Local rides are always in demand. Just let us know where and when you're riding, and we'll alert the masses! 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Saturday, June 16 Sugarloaf ride!

Looking for a good weekend road ride? We've got one for you!  Steve and Martha Boshart will be leading a moderate paced 50 mile, no drop, regroup after hills road ride, leaving from Town Cycle at 9 AM. It will go out to Sugarloaf, NY, where we will grab a breakfast burrito at the old Train Station deli. We'll head back using Warwick back roads. We'll make a stop in Warwick before climbing back over the mountain back into West Milford. Expect about 48-50 miles with some moderate climbing, and 4 hours of riding with the breakfast stop. If someone wants to avoid the last climb home, they can leave a car in Warwick if so desired. There will definitely be more climbing one way than the other, but we'll consult with the group and decide if the climbing happens before brunch or after. Bring plenty of water and some cash as well - the weather promises to be gorgeous! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday Night rides are ON! Plus other news ...

 First, the weather in West Milford is beautiful - no rain since dawn this morning, so we're on for our 6 p.m. intermediate pace ride at Jungle tonight! Ladies are good to go too!

Secondly, we have a lot of "Save the Date" announcements coming up, but the one everyone has been asking for is our annual road ride to New Paltz. We've got our date - July 8th! Details about exact times, etc. will be forthcoming, but mark that one on your calendar - July 8 to New Paltz. 

Of course, there is no better way to start off the weekend than Friday night road riding on Clinton Road. We've pushed back our start time to 6 p.m. so more people can make it. Come on out, unwind from your busy week, and get a good workout to boot! 

We're busy plotting other rides and dates, so look for more soon .... 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I Dig Tuesday ??

We've had a few inquiries - if it is raining at 5 p.m., we'll cancel. If not, break out the waterproof footwear and come join us!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Rides for the week of June 11

Hope you all managed to squeeze some riding in between the rain showers this weekend! Here's what we have lined up for this week- 
  • I Dig Tuesdays are in full swing at Jungle Habitat! We will meet at the gate at 5:45 p.m. for sign in, and head in at 6 p.m. Bring your own gloves, water, and bug repellent - we'll supply the tools. For all you H2H racers out there, remember that the deadline for PayDirt hours is August 31, 2012 - don't put off your trail maintenance hours until the last minute! Check our blog, Twitter or Facebook page for cancellations.
  • Speaking of Jungle Habitat, come join us for an intermediate pace ride there on Wednesday, June 12. We'd like to be wheels down at 6 p.m, so we can get a good 2 hours of riding in. We'll ride in light rain or mist, but steady rain will cancel.
  • For our ladies, we have our Wednesday night road ride on Clinton Road, as usual - meet us at 6 p.m. Rain will cancel, so check in with us on our blog, Facebook or Twitter pages for updates.
  • And we'll end the week and start off the weekend with our usual Friday night fest on Clinton Road. Meeting at 6 p.m., we will break into groups as we head out - pick your pace! 
We'll have more fun to announce in the coming days - check back in! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ladies Ride CANCELED for tonight, June 6

Sorry for the late notice, but we are going to have to cancel this week's Ladies Road Ride - we'll see y'all next week!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Friday night ride option

First, a big "good luck" to everyone who is racing in the Bearscat 50 this weekend - weather looks perfect, should be another awesome event by Black Bear! 

Second, for those who are looking for a little bit longer ride on Friday night, TTC's own Steve and Martha will be breaking off from the regular Clinton Road route - Clinton Rd to Warwick Turnpike past UGL towards Warwick, to Brady Road and 1/2 of climb up to UGL and back to Clinton to Rt.  23 - approx. a 30 mile loop. A nice option for anyone looking for a few more miles! 

With that - have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Reminder - Clinton Road rides start times now 6 p.m.

Thanks to the longer days, we're pushing back the start time for both our Wednesday Ladies Night rides and Friday Clinton Road rides to 6 p.m. Hopefully this will allow more of you to join us! 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rumble in the Jungle 2012 - DONE!

Well, it was a perfect day for racing at the Jungle! Thanks so much to everyone who came out and raced - the new format and course variations made for great racing today! Special thanks to all of our volunteers for helping out - couldn't do it without you!

We'll be posting results here as we finish them up - if your class isn't here yet, check back - we'll update this post as we upload them!

Thanks again for coming out! Don't forget the 4th race in the H2H series is coming up on June 24 at Lewis Morris Park, and hosted by Marty's Reliable Cycle - and it is the 2012 NJ State Mountain Bike Championship!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Rumble in the Jungle updates!

  • We will be leading a very beginner paced ride around the Cat 2/3 loop Thursday, meeting at the gate at 5:30. This is a true beginner ride - don't ask us to go faster! Questions, however, are welcome!
  • We will be marking the course starting Friday afternoon (volunteers welcome!), so it will be ready to ride Sat. Course map is on the left sidebar.
  • Registration closes at 9 p.m. Friday, May 18. Save $10 and pre-reg at BikeReg!
  • Best news of all - our Mexican food vendor, Ruby Rose, will be back this year! They were a huge hit in 2010, and we know the food will be just as good this year. They'll be serving starting at 11 a.m.
Looking forward to a beautiful day weather-wise Sunday - hopefully we'll see you all out there!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Juniors in the Jungle 2012 Edition!

We neglected to post about our fabulous Juniors in the Jungle race we had on April 28 - our apologies! The weather was a little chilly early in the day, but the kids didn't seem to care - they had a great time!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out - for those who are interested, there is a link on the left sidebar for results and some more pictures. And for some really terrific shots, please check out the pictures taken by Ryan of Rysight Studios - they are great!

Much thanks to our Team Town Cycle volunteers who came out, as well as the NJ Mountain Bike Patrol -as usual, Tom and Tim took great care of us! Thanks also to the West Milford First Aid Squad, for being on standby, just in case. A special thank you to those who donated some of our great prizes - Town Cycle, Giant Bicycles, Dairy Queen of West Milford, Jeff Lenosky and Native EyewearOury Grips, and many more!

If you and your kids had fun at our race, don't forget that Team Bulldog is hosting their own kids race this weekend, as well as the NJ Middle School/High School State Championships! All the fun will be happening on Saturday, May 12 at Kittatinny State Park in Andover, NJ - come hang out and have some fun with us!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Rumble Course Maps and GPS files

OK, it's that time of year - everyone wants to know what the Rumble in the Jungle course is going to be! A few notes -

  • Course changes may be made up until race day depending on trail conditions, weather, and mood of course designer. 
  • Course will run the same direction as the last few years - counterclockwise, starting at the top of parking lot. Finish will be same as last 2 years, coming into parking lot out of tunnels.
  • By this Friday night (May 11), we will try to have a few arrows up around to point out connectors that you may not be familiar with, etc. Course will be fully marked before sundown on Friday, May 18. 
  • Cat 1 - will be doing 3 laps. Cat. 2 will do 2 laps, Cat. 3 rides 1 lap. The course is very slightly different for Cat 2 & 3 - make sure you pick the correct map/GPS file for your class. 
So here we go - 
  • Crayon map for Cat. 1 is here, outlined in purple/pink. Yes, it's not perfect. We know. 
  • Crayon map for Cat. 2/3 is here, shown in light blue. See above.
  • GPS and Google Earth files here.  
Any questions - Now, go ride!

Wednesday, May 9 Ladies Road Ride CANCELED!

We're canceling tonight's ride ladies - we'll try again next week!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday, May 8 MTB ride canceled!

Due to the impending rain, today's beginner mountain bike ride in Ringwood is canceled. We'll try again next week!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ladies Road Ride for May 2 canceled!

Due to rain and wet roads, we are canceling today's ladies road ride on Clinton Road. We'll try again next week!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's official - Wednesday Ladies Road Rides are back!

Although we've been holding them sporadically over the last month or so, it's official starting tomorrow, May 2nd - Wednesday night Ladies Road rides are back! For the next few weeks, we will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the old Village Square Inn (2887 Route 23, Newfoundland, for your GPS address) for an out and back road ride on Clinton Road. Come June, and more daylight, we will push the start back to 6 p.m. It's a great way to meet like-minded ladies, get in a good ride, and practice those pace line skills! Feel free to bring a friend - we love to have new people join the group. 

Monday, April 30, 2012

Two for Tuesday mountain bike rides

Two for Tuesday rides - 
  • For those of you interested in previewing the Campmor H2H course for this Sunday, May 6, we'll have an intermediate/advanced group heading out from the boat launch parking lot at 5:30 on Tueday, May 1. Bring plenty of water and snacks! 
  • If you are looking for something a bit easier, join us at TTC's James and Vicki's place for a social paced, no drop ride around some of Ringwood's kinder trails. Meet at 22 Crag Place in Ringwood at 6 p.m. 
As always, let us know if you have a ride you'd like us to give a shout out about -

Friday, April 27, 2012

Quick weekend updates!

Quick reminder of this weekends plans!
  1. If it's Friday, then it is time for Friday night road ride on Clinton Road. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the old Village Square Inn on Rt. 23 in Newfoundland. 
  2. Our 4th Annual Juniors in the Jungle K-12 Kids Mountain Bike race is Saturday, April 28! The weather looks great, we have great prizes lined up for our racers, and we're putting the finishing touches on the course this afternoon. Please spread the word, bring the kids, and come out and have a great time! And if you have a few hours free on Saturday, we can always use a hand!
  3. BMX racing starts on Saturday - good luck to our BMX contingent as they start the 2012 season!
  4. Sunday, April 29, there is a JORBA ride and trail work day at Jungle Habitat. Meet at the gate at 9 a.m. for a good social paced ride around JH, take a break for lunch, and then spend a few hours doing trail work from 12:30-3:00 p.m. Only free part of the day? No problem, join us for what you can!
  5. Good luck to our TTC members who are racing at Singlespeed-a-palooza at Stewart on Sunday - and it actually might not rain on them, for a change! 
  6. Finally, don't forget Tuesday mountain bike rides hosted by TTC's James and Vicki - meeting at 22 Crag Place in Ringwood, 6 p.m. Social pace around some of Ringwood's easier trails. Rain cancels. 
Enjoy the weather, and have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Last minute ladies road ride for today, April 25!

Late notice - but we are going to have our ladies road ride on Clinton Road at 5:30 p.m., meeting at the usual old Village Square Inn parking lot. Rain will cancel.  

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Looking for something different?

A few different rides or races that might interest you - as well as benefit some great organizations!
  • Many of you have done the Five Borough Tour in the past, and loved it. Although regular registration has closed for the 2012 version, which takes place on May 6, you can still ride by joining their Ride for a Reason program. Several charitable organizations have been give spots in the race, which can be yours - if you raise money for their charity. TTC member Lisa has worked with the Family Reach Foundation, which has some spots available. For more info, including fundraising requirements, check out their website
  • TTC member Sherri pointed us to the Pedal for Preservation Ride run by The Land Conservancy of New Jersey. Help them preserve open space in New Jersey while enjoying a family friendly ride on the Columbia Trail, leaving from Chester, NJ. The ride is slated for Sunday, June 3, but discounted registration ends April 30, so check out their website for all the details! 
  • Quite a few TTC members are talking about the Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest, taking place June 14-17. From the Jump Jams and Trials Exhibition, to the costume parade and BikeFest Beach party, to the gravity events (everything from dual slalom to an uphill bike race)and the Wilmington/Whiteface 100K Mountain Bike race (a qualifier for the Leadville 100), it sounds like a blast. More info here . 
  • Friend of TTC Kathi Krause is organizing a ladies downhill clinic on April 28 at Plattekill, NY, for beginner to advanced downhill riders. More info can be found on her Facebook page . She's also working on a date closer to home, May 12-13 at Mountain Creek - we'll work on getting you some details on that soon. 
  • We've told you about this one in the past, but don't forget the Gran Fondo of NJ, being held on September 9, 2012. TTC's Angela has gotten us a team discount code of  TTCGFNJ2012 - make sure you pick Team Town Cycle as your team! Register at 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Weekend rides

A little something to think of as you slog through the week ...

  • Friday Night road rides on Clinton Road are back! We're slowing getting back into our routine. Newbie or experienced riders - come join us, learn the basic etiquette of group road rides, or get a good brisk ride in as you shake off the stress of another work week! We'll meet at the old Village Square Inn Parking lot, 2887 Route 23, Newfoundland, NJ - let's try to be ready to ride at 5:30. We'll break into groups and do our usual out and back on Clinton Road. 
  • Saturday, April 21 - join us at Allaire State Park for a mountain bike ride. If you've never been to Allaire, you're missing out on a great park. It's an excellent place for newer riders, and lots of flowing singletrack for experienced riders! The terrain is completely different than in our neck of the woods, so treat yourself and take a trip there! Map to the parking lot is here - plan on 90 minutes travel time from the West Milford area. We'll meet you at 10 a.m. in the Hospital Road parking lot - bring plenty of water and snacks. More info on the park can be found here. Rain will cancel our ride. 
  • Sunday, April 22 - the first Campmor H2H race of 2012 is at Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill. If you like Jungle Habitat, you'll love Blue Mountain. Come on out and give it a try - details at And good luck to all our TTC racers! 
More info on more events coming up - stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wednesday Night Ladies Road Ride

Can't pass up this great weather, right? So we are set for a ladies only road ride on Clinton Road this Wednesday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. Meet at the old Village Square Inn parking lot, 2887 Route 23, Newfoundland, NJ. Bring a friend, and learn the basics of group road rides!

Questions? Email us -

Friday, April 13, 2012

Last Minute Road Ride to New Paltz

For anyone who is looking for a great road ride tomorrow, TTC member Joe is planning a round trip road ride to New Paltz tomorrow. Meet at the Shop Rite parking lot at 9 a.m., and plan on approx. 106 miles round trip! They'll stop in New Paltz, re-fuel (have lunch!), and head back south. It'll be a casual to moderate pace ride, but make sure to bring plenty of water, food, and some cash for lunch! Any questions, give Joe a shout at 1-973-214-0475. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Weekend rides, and good luck to our road racers!

First - members of the Team Town Cycle road racing contingent are off to the Tour of the Battenkill this weekend. It's a classic spring race, and a tough one. TTC has been training hard for this one though, and they are up for the challenge - good luck to them all! 

Second - don't forget, Friday night rides are on! Meet at the Old Village Square Inn parking lot on Route 23 Newfoundland - wheels down at 5:30 p.m. 

Third - the Campmor H2H series starts next weekend at Blue Mountain in Peekskill. For those interested in pre-riding the course this weekend, we'll meet at the parking lot at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 15. Hopefully, the course map will be released by then, and we'll do a few easy laps of the course to get acquainted with the route! 

As always, email us with any questions, and have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Two Easter Sunday rides!

Want to stretch your legs before your big Easter dinner? We have  two options for you!
  • Option 1 - mountain bike ride at Mahlon Dickerson State Park. Meet us at the Saffin Pond parking lot off of Weldon Road in Jefferson - we'll be wheels down at 8:30 a.m. Plan for enough water and jellybeans for a 3 hour ride, intermediate pace.
  • Option 2 - road ride in Harriman State Park. Meet us at 10 a.m. at the Sterling Forest Visitor Center off of Long Meadow Road. For those of you unfamiliar with the area, we can meet at the Town Cycle parking lot at 9:30 a.m. (sharp!). We'll do an approximately 35 hilly miles down Long Meadow Road, 106, Tiorati, etc. Bring your chocolate bunny and your climbing legs!
Any questions about either ride, drop us a line at And happy spring to all!