Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Rides for May 1-3

  • May 1 - Wednesday night Ladies Only Clinton Road ride - meet at 5:45 p.m., old Village Square Inn parking lot, Rt. 23, Newfoundland.
  • May 2 - Pre-ride of the Wawayanda race course. Meet at the boat launch parking lot at 5 p.m. - we'll try to get the whole course in before dark.
  • May 3 - the ever popular Friday night Clinton Road ride. Meet at 5:45 p.m., old Village Square Inn parking lot, Rt. 23, Newfoundland.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Don't forget - Juniors in the Jungle is this Saturday, April 27th! Giant Demo and more!

Don't forget that Saturday, April 27th is our 5th annual Juniors in the Jungle K-12 Mountain bike race at Jungle Habitat. Details for all the racing can be found on our left sidebar, or on our events page. The weather looks beautiful, the trails are getting their final prep, and we're excited to see our favorite event of the year get underway!

In addition, we will be hosting the Ride Life, Ride Giant demo trailer - bring your helmet and shoes, and try out the latest road and mountain bikes from Giant!

We'll also be having Stan's No Tubes demos, samples from Sneaky Pete's Beverages, and more, so come on out!

Any questions, please let us know - info@teamtowncycle.com . See you in the Jungle!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ride recap for the week of April 15

Quick recap of rides for this week -
  • On Wednesday, April 17, meeting at 4:30 p.m. at Blue Mountain, we will have a pre-ride of the race course for Sunday's Chain Stretcher race.  At least 2 fast, race pace laps, so bring your snacks, water bottle, and race face! 
  • Also on Wednesday, weather permitting, will be the first Wednesday night Ladies only Clinton Road road ride of 2013! Meet in the old Village Square Inn parking lot  at the intersection of Clinton Road and Rt. 23 in Newfoundland and be ready to ride at 5:45. Great place to learn about group road riding with a great group of ladies!
  • A second pre-ride of the Chain Stretcher course at Blue Mountain on Thursday, April 18 - meet at 5 p.m., wheels down at 5:15. One easy lap to study the course, then one lap at speed. 
  • Friday, April 19 - Friday night ride on Clinton Road - great for all levels of riding! Meet at 5:30 at the aforementioned Village Square Inn parking lot at 5:30. Long range weather forecast doesn't look great for Friday night, but they've been wrong before ... 
info@teamtowncycle.com for questions. Have a great week, everyone! 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Wednesday night Ladies Road rides on Clinton Road starting 4/17!

It's time to start up the Wednesday night Ladies only rides for 2013! Weather permitting, we will plan to ride at 5:45 p.m., starting at the old VIllage Square Inn parking lot on the island at the intersection of Route 23 and Clinton Road in Newfoundland. 

Dust off that road bike, put on a few layers, grab a friend, and join us! Don't worry if you are not a seasoned road warrior - that's what these rides are all about. Different paces, learn to ride with a group, have some fun - we have it all. 

If it's raining or the roads are very wet, we will cancel - check in with us on our blog, Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Chainstretcher pre-rides over at Blue Mountain

The first Campmor H2H race is coming up on April 21, so we'll be headed over to Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill, NY for a few rides. 

First ride will be Sunday, April 14, 10 a.m. Probably something short of race pace, but still a good ride. 

Second ride will be Thursday, April 18 - time TBD. We'll update you during the week. 

Not racing in the H2H series? No worries - come out and check out the park. Great place - technical, yes, but oh so fun! 

West Milford Family Pumptrack opens Saturday, April 13 at noon!

Great news! The West Milford Family Pump Track will re-open Saturday, April 13  for the 2013 season at noon. The pump track caretakers and always essential volunteers have had machines and shovels out over the the last 2 weeks to re-tool the jumplines and repair the damage from winter storms, and it is ready to roll! 

Come on out and re-acquaint yourself with the track, see some old friends, and have some fun! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

You know them, you love them - Friday night road rides are BACK!

Yes, it's true! Our ever popular road rides on Clinton Road are back! Weather permitting, we will start this Friday, April 12th, at 5:30 p.m. (Start times will change in May to 6 p.m.) 

For those of you who are new to the Friday Night Ride, we meet at the old Village Square Inn parking lot, which is on the island at the intersection of Clinton Road and Route 23 in Newfoundland. We break into groups and head out and back on Clinton Road. For the mileage junkies, there can be an optional lap around Upper Greenwood Lake. Every level and pace is accommodated - it's a great way to learn to ride on the road in a big group, or as part of a pace line. 

Rides are usually weather dependent - we might ride in light rain or misty conditions, but not in rain heavier than that. You can always check our Twitter or Facebook page for updates. 

Questions? Ask away - info@teamtowncycle.com. See you on the road!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Weekend plans

Saturday, April 6th - JORBA trail work at Jungle Habitat, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring gloves, water and sturdy shoes - we may hike in to Boulderdash. 

Sunday, April 7th - Beginner/newcomer ride at Jungle Habitat. New to mountain biking? A little rusty from a few years off? Never ridden at Jungle before? TTC's Mike will take a beginner group around The Hab. Meet him at the gates at 12:30 p.m. for a tour. 

Weather finally looks like spring - hope you have a chance to enjoy it! 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Juniors in the Jungle News - Giant Bicycle Demo Day!

As you know, our 5th annual Juniors in the Jungle kids race is on April 27th at Jungle Habitat - we're very excited to once again host this fun event! We have a race for everyone from kindergarten to high school seniors - see the links to the flyer on our side bar or Events page on our website for more info.

As if that wasn't enough excitement for one day, we're also happy to host a Giant Bicycle "Ride Life Ride Giant" demo day as well! The Giant demo trailer will be there from starting at 9 a.m., with the last ride out by 2 p.m., with both road and mountain bikes for everyone to demo. A great way to try out a new bike on familiar trails and roads - we're psyched to have them be part of our day.

We'll also be holding Stan's No Tubes demos throughout the day, for those of you who are thinking of going tubeless - we'll show you how easy it is to convert to tubeless!

So please mark your calendar for April 27 - it'll be a great way to spend a Saturday!

Questions? Email us at info@teamtowncycle.com .