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!