Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Planning ahead for some epic road rides!

A little planning ahead for all you road bike enthusiasts out there - 

  • March 28 - a message from TTC friend and sponsor Larry Towner! 
Some of the ProPower Coaching group are planning a tentative trip up to Battenkill on Wed., March 28 for a pre-ride of the Battenkill race course. Planning on an early start. If you are racing Battenkill, or if you've heard about it and are interested in checking out the course for future reference, send me an email to: larry@propowercoaching.com . We won't be doing a hard pace but it is 60 plus hilly miles with a lot of dirt sections so be forewarned!  This should be considered an advanced level ride. As we get closer I'll firm things up and we can arrange carpooling.
  • TTC member Angela has registered for the 2012 NJ Gran Fondo, September 9, 2012, and Team Town Cycle now is an official "team" for the Fondo! Use this code for 20%  of your registration for the Fondo - TTCGFNJ2012  - and make sure you pick Team Town Cycle for your team! Yes, it's more than a few months off, but it's a great event - hopefully no hurricanes will cause any re-scheduling issues this year! Register today at www.active.com

As always - any questions - info@teamtowncycle.com.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 24-27 plans

Here's what's coming up this weekend -

  • It's not too late to join us on our road trip to Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Cleveland, OH from February 24-26. They have a great deal for first timers, very reasonable hotel rates, and more fun than should be legal as you ride indoors on your mountain bike! Want to try to hook up with some other people who are going? Drop us a line, and we'll give you the 411 on it all.
  • Resident roadie BJ is leading a 2 hour road ride on Sunday, meeting at Silas Condict Park in Kinnelon at 12:45 p.m. He's planning on two hours of easy pedaling - no King of the Mountain sprints, etc, just a nice afternoon ride. Great way to get back on your road bike for a few hours!
  • Don't forget Monday night is climbing night at The Gravity Vault in Upper Saddle River. 6 p.m., and Mondays are Buy One, Get One Free admissions (for adults). 
Looking forward to seeing you out there!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Final reminders - February 10-13 activities!

  • Last reminder - our TTC 2012 Kickoff is tomorrow night, February 10, 7 p.m. at High Crest Lodge in West Milford. Come have a drink and see what is new for 2012!  
  • Weather permitting, Sunday, February 12, we will be riding at Allaire State Park in Wall Township, NJ. More info here. Great place to ride, much less technical and rocky than our local parks!
  • Also, on Monday, February 13, we're starting our Monday climbing nights again! Join us at the Gravity Vault on Route 17 North in Upper Saddle River at 6 p.m. for a night of good fun! More information about pricing, rentals, etc. can be found here. And the good news is that Mondays are still Buy One, Get One Free admissions (for adults only), so bring a friend and join us! 
Lots of fun stuff going on - hopefully you can join us for one or all of these events! As always, drop us a line at info@teamtowncycle.comwith any questions. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

5 reasons to attend our 2012 Kickoff this Friday!

There are plenty of reasons to attend our 2012 season Kickoff night on Friday, February 10, at the High Crest Lodge in West Milford - here are just 5 of them! 

  1. Have a little snack, a drink, catch up with old friends, renew your Team Town Cycle membership, and be among the first to get your awesome new Team Town Cycle Membership card!
  2. We've got some new industry sponsors for the club, and a one time chance to order some great merchandise at a discount! 
  3. Our new kit vendor, Verge, will have fit kits available for inspection and sizing - come see what the new kits will look and feel like!
  4. We've already got some events lined up for the first few months of 2012 - come see what we're planning, and how you can be a part of it! 
  5. While we might be prepping for warmer weather, the fine folks at Bontrager have a new fall clothing line - get an up close and personal look at what is coming down the road for 2012! 
Bring a friend, bring the family - we'd love to see them all! Drop us a line at info@teamtowncycle.com if you think you might stop by - just so we make sure we have enough dip and chips - or if you have any questions. See you Friday! 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Friday, February 10 - 2012 Season Kickoff!

Just a friendly reminder that this Friday, February 10, is our 2012 season kickoff party! Come by the High Crest Lodge on High Crest Drive in West Milford, from 7-10 p.m., have a snack and a drink, see what we have planned for this year! We'll have the new clothing line from Bontrager, a chance to order new team kits, membership renewal forms, and maybe even a door prize or two! Plus we'll catch you up on dates for rides, news of road trips, etc. 

Feel free to bring a friend or neighbor too - we're happy to have them as well. Drop us a line at info@teamtowncycle.com if you think you might stop by - just so we can get a rough head count. If you find your plans change and you didn't RSVP - no worries, come by anyway! 

See you Friday! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Singlespeed-a-palooza and Darkhorse 40 Registration now open!

Looking ahead to warmer days? Registration opened today for the Singlespeed-a-palooza on April 29, and the Darkhorse 40, held on August 5! These perennial favorites, run by our friends at Dark Horse Cycles, are always great events. There are limited spaces available, so don't wait to register. The SS-apalooza, with only 250 spots available, already has 111 sign-ups...and registration only opened at midnight! So don't delay - both events are available for registration online at www.bikereg. com . 

Friday, February 3, 2012

February Dates to Remember!

OK, it's the time of year we all need a little something to look forward to - so here's a couple of things to take you through the month of February!
  • February 10  - don't forget - it's our 2012 season kickoff! Join us at the High Crest Lodge in West Milford at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 10 for a casual catch-up! We'll have a few snacks, a couple of drinks, and info on everything from some rides and trips for 2012, the latest in cycling fashions from Bontrager, information on ordering our new kits from Verge, and news and notes from sponsors and friends of the club! You can use this chance to renew your membership, bring a friend to see what we are all about, and get psyched for a new season of cycling! We may even scare up a few door prizes! 
  • February 12 - weather permitting, we're heading south for a road trip to Allaire State Park in Wall Township, NJ. We took a group down there last year, and the resounding response was "How come we've never come here before???" We'll meet at the Hospital Road parking lot at 9:30 (travel time to Allaire is approx. 90 minutes), and ride for a good three hours or so. Great chance to ride at a place completely different from our back yard! 
  • February 24-26 - a big road trip - to Ray's Mountain Bike Park in Cleveland, Ohio! This is THE place for winter riding - there's nothing like it out there! Visit their site - they have a good deal with a local hotel, the prices for both the park and hotel are reasonable, you can bring your own food and drink into the place, and it's a ridiculous amount of fun for kids, adults, beginners, experts, and everyone in between! You can bring your own bike, or rent one there - you decide! Check out the fun we had there last year. We'll try to carpool as much as possible, so if you are interested in going, and need someone to fill a spot in your own car, or would like to combine with another group, let us know - we'll see if we can hook you up! 
  • February 29 (Leap Day!) - The Banff Mountain Film Festival is once again going to be shown at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, NY at 7 p.m. Several TTC members went last year and said it was phenomenal! Treat yourself to a week night out and check out a great film
So there you go - a little something to keep us all moving forward toward spring! As always, please email us with any questions - info@teamtowncycle.com .