Friday, May 31, 2013

Dates to mark on your calendar

Hope you are all keeping cool in this first heat wave of the season! A few dates for you to pop into your calendar app -

  • Don't forget, Friday night rides now leave at 6 p.m. Great way to start off your weekend - unwind, relax, ride with some great people. As always, we meet at the old Village Square Inn parking lot at the intersection of Clinton Road and Route 23 in Newfoundland. 
  • June 15 - TTC Board member Sherri is a also a board member of the Land Conservancy of New Jersey, which does great work helping to preserve open spaces in New Jersey. They are having a great family friendly ride, Pedal for Preservation, on June 15. There will be food, raffles, etc., so take the family out, have a great time, and support a cause close to all of our hearts! 
  • Looking for a destination event? TTC friends Jason and Alyssa recommend the Carrabassett Back Country Cycle Challenge in Carrabassett Valley, ME July 13-14. A quality event and superb location- Jason and Alyssa can fill you in on the details.
  • This year's annual TTC New Paltz ride will take place on September 7. Times and details to follow - but save the date now! 
Also, best of luck to all of our friends and TTC members who will be racing in the Bear Scat 50 this weekend - stay cool, go fast! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I Dig Tuesday canceled for today, May 28.

Once again, Mother Nature is messing with our plans. Due to rain, we are canceling today's trail maintenance at Jungle Habitat. 

Next week, we'll have 2 dates for those who are looking for some PayDirt hours - Maintenance Mondays at the West Milford Family Pump Track from 6-8 p.m., and I Dig Tuesdays at Jungle Habitat, from 6-8 p.m. 

After today, the weather really heats up - so stay tuned for more ride info! 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rumble in the Jungle - the Soggy Version!

Well, the weather man said it wasn't going to rain until the afternoon - unfortunately, he lied! Of course, extraordinarily-heavy-mist-that-we-refused-to-call-rain wouldn't stop hearty mountain bikers from mixing it up at Jungle Habitat. Thanks to everyone who braved the soggy conditions to take a lap or 3 around - we think you guys were the true heroes of the day! Thanks all the families who came out and supported our racers, and of course our volunteers - we couldn't do it without you. 

We'll start posting results as we finalize them. We know there are a few names misspelled, times missing, etc. - we'll start to fill them in after we get these slightly rough and soggy versions up. 

Again, thanks so much to all the hardy racers that came out - you all are a cut above! Don't forget the next race in the Campmor H2H series is on June 23 at Lewis Morris Park in Morristown - a great way to kick off the summer!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ladies Road ride CANCELED!

Ladies road ride on Clinton Road is canceled for today, Wednesday May 15. Check in with us next week - hopefully all the stars will line up then!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Rumble in the Jungle 2013 maps

Just in time for the weekend - course maps for the 2013 edition of the Rumble in the Jungle! A few notes - 
  • Course changes may be made up until race day depending on trail conditions, weather, and the mood of the course designer - so be nice to him!  
  • There are still a few blowdowns, branches hanging, etc. left over from Hurricane Sandy, winter snows, etc. We will be working over the next 2 days to clean up them up and clear any leaf covered connectors, etc., but please exercise caution as you ride the lap for the first time! 
  • Course is basically the same as last years, with a few very small, minor changes. It will run the same direction as the last few years - counterclockwise, starting at the top of parking lot. Finish will be coming into parking lot out of tunnels.
  • By this Friday night (May 10), 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 marked before sundown on Friday, May 17 - feel free to come by Friday afternoon to help out! 
  • Cat 1 - will be doing 3 laps. Cat. 2 will do 2 laps (except Cat. 2 Juniors 10-14), 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. 
  • If it is wet this weekend/week, please be considerate of the trails and try not to tear them up too much. 
Cat 2/3 crayon lap map is here, and GPS file here. Map for Cat. 1 lap is here, GPS file here.
Go forth and conquer! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Team Town Cycle had an awesome day at the 2nd race in the Campmor H2H series at Wawayanda State Park this past Sunday, May 5 - here's some proof!

More pics can be found here - check them out! And be sure to come check out the action at the next race in the H2H series at our very own Jungle Habitat on May 19!

West Milford Bike Rodeo May 11

Although most of our followers are pretty bike savvy, we all know people who might need a little help in that department. Enter the West Milford Bike Rodeo on Sat., May 11, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the parking lot by the West Milford Family Pumptrack on Lycosky Dr.

Get an informal helmet and bike safety check and more for kids grades K-5. Info can be found here - .

Ladies Road Ride Canceled for May 8

Ladies, due to unpredictable weather for this afternoon, the Wednesday Ladies Road Ride on Clinton Road is canceled. We'll try again next week!

Monday, May 6, 2013

For our Junior racers!

For all of the junior riders out there, don't forget that this Saturday, May 11, is the Team Bulldog K-12 Mountain Bike race at Kittatinny State Park in Andover, NJ. More info Another great way to give your junior an intro to mountain bike racing!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

I Dig Tuesdays at Jungle Habitat are Back!!

Yes, it's that time of year again - time for the return of I Dig Tuesdays trail maintenance work sessions at Jungle Habitat. Meet us at the gate at 5:45 p.m, and bring yourself some water, bug spray, and gloves-we'll supply the tools. We'll head in by 6 p.m. to do some work on Boulderdash. 

All you H2H racers out there - before you know it, the 2013 Paydirt deadline will be around the corner, and you'll be scrambling for your hours. Do them now instead of going crazy in August! 

As always, any questions, drop us a line - .

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Juniors in the Jungle - Done!

What a day! Perfect weather, great turnout, fantastic racers - another Juniors in the Jungle Mountain Bike race is in the books. We had over 100 racers come out to try their hand at some of Jungle Habitat's friendly trails, and they had a blast! From the great race in the Middle School Men's A class that was undecided until the very end of the last lap to the 21 racers that battled it out in the Grade 2-3 Boys race, our young racers had a great time, and showed great sportsmanship.

Photo by Steve Boshart

Photo by Steve Boshart

Special thanks go to our prize sponsors - John Florey of Highland Sports Group and Shimano, Mountain Creek and Hugh Reynolds, Jeff Lenosky and Clif, Dana DeLaRosa of Giant Bicycles, Sneaky Pete's Beverage and Town Cycle. And of course, we couldn't do it without all of our volunteers - special thanks to Tom Hennigan and Tim Warchol for once again being our favorite bike patrollers!

Don't forget to check out for details about their race on May 11, 2013 at Kittatinny State Park in Andover, NJ - great race at a great venue!