Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cyclocross Magazine Beginners Clinic at Bubblecross, Nov. 1!

We're psyched that Cyclocross Magazine will be holding a beginners clinic at Bubblecross 2015! Anyone that is registered for the race is eligible for the clinic - just hit their tent in the vendor area and sign up! The clinic will take place during the kids race (11:50 a.m.) - a great opportunity to learn from the best! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

So Much Bubblecross Goodness!!

Another Bubblecross 2015 local sponsor that many of us are particularly excited about is Ramstein Beer, located right in Butler, NJ. Some of the Master classes winners can look forward to a growler of a most excellent Ramstein brew! Also, ALL RACERS over 21 (just bring your number!) get a Ramstein "drink special" at Uncorked Wines and Spirits on Marshall Hill Road in West Milford! Great place to unwind post-race!

Founded in 1996, High Point Brewing Company is a premier brewer of German-style lagers and wheat beers. The founder of Ramstein Beer is Greg Zaccardi, an award-winning brewer who trained and brewed professionally in southern Germany. 

Thanks Ramstein- can't wait 'til Nov. 1 to get us some!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Yes, boys - we love you too!

So, we're showing some love for the ladies with a first lap prem at Bubblecross 2015 on Nov. 1, but we hear all you guys saying - "Hey, what about us?!!" No worries, we've got you covered too! A first lap prem of $100 for the Mens 1/2/3 race is being sponsored by OldHead Clothing. OldHead strives to embrace the culture, art, and soul not only of surfing, but also skateboarding, snowboarding, and other creative outlets. They understand many of you have started families and built careers, but you always stay true to your roots, pass on your wisdom, and live life to the fullest. You live by the adage “Never Stop Riding” which keeps you young and brings you back to the nostalgia of your youth. Thanks OldHead - we're glad you're with us!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

First Lap Prem for Women's class at Bubblecross!

For 2015, besides having equal payout for our top Mens and Womens classes, we are very excited to be offering a $150 first lap prem for Womens 1/2/3 race. The prem is sponsored by The Women's Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix. The WWCGP is a community oriented bicycle project committed to providing opportunities for the advancement of women’s athleticism and leadership through competitive cycling. Their mission is to promote safety and fun while increasing their stature as one of only a few Women-only Road Races in North America. 

Thanks WWCGP - we're excited to be partnering with you!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Last Day to register for Bubblecross Team

Last day to register for preferred team tent area and parking at Bubblecross 2015 is tomorrow, 10/22! Tent area registration is free - just head over toBikeReg.com and register your team today! Three lower level parking spots per team, up front tent area for all your CX racers - and did we mention that it is free? Do it today, or be sad next weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Taking a last moment to say Thanks!

If you weren't able to attend the 2015 JORBA Jungle Jam - well, you missed out. No other way to put it. Picture perfect weather, fantastic riding, great music and food, an amazing group of vendors and sponsors, and out of this world comrades. All in all, just about a perfect day. 

We'd be remiss if we didn't take a minute to thank everyone who made the day possible, and we hope you'll take the time to say thanks as well - JJJ 2015 doesn't happen without them. 

  • All the vendors who very generously contributed swag and/or cash - Trek and Jon Sherwood, for donating the Farley frame, Giant, for going above and beyond to make it to our event, Shimano and John Florey for always supporting JORBA,  Niner,  Mavic, SRAMMountain Creek Bike ParkSki BarnSentenced 2 LifeSanta CruzMorr EyewearDVO Suspension, Town CycleSussex BikeTenafly Bicycle WorkshopThe Bike BondsmanJeff LenoskySixSixOneOne IndustriesSealSkinzNICA, Ruby Rose - and someone who we've likely forgotten (our apologies!). Everyone added value to our day, and we are so grateful you were all there! 
  • NJ State Park Supervisor Eric Pain and his staff - thank you for being our partner in this adventureland we call Jungle Habitat! Not every park can say that their supervisor is on their side - we consider ourselves lucky that we can! 
  • Kathi Krause of Dirt Rock N Root Training for again leading 2 free clinics and a beginners ride - always there to support JORBA!
  • Pat "The Human Vise" Povilaitis and his strongman show - Pat is one of the nicest guys around, and always supportive of JORBA and their work - thanks for another awesome show, Pat - always a highlight to the day! 
  • DJ Conrad for once again providing the most excellent soundtrack to our day - he's da bomb!
  • TTC's own BJ Kisch for being an awesome MC - thanks BJ!
  • Manny, from Video Trail Reviews - again, another long time supporter of JORBA. Make sure to check out his video recap
  • Special shout to Excelsior Lumber for donating the lumber for the skinnies - that was the busiest place all day, with the possible exception of Ruby Rose! 
  • JORBA executive committee, volunteers and members - thank you for your time and commitment! 

That's a wrap for JORBA Jungle Jam, the 2015 edition. Thanks again for everyone who came out to ride with us and support JORBA - seeing everyone out there enjoying the day makes it all those trail work hours worth it, right? 

JORBA Jungle Jam 2015 = Total Awesomeness!

JORBA Jungle Jam 2015, you were awesome! So many people to thank - and we'll get to them all - but today, we want to thank you. Yes, YOU. You know who you are - you came out early, and brought a friend, you rode with us while we honored our friend ‪#‎singlespeedforschilling‬, you tried your hand at the skinnies (and didn't embarrass yourself too badly!), and you helped that kid tighten his helmet. You demo'd a fat bike, bought a burrito, and talked suspensions, and helmets, drive trains and wheels. You renewed your JORBA membership, watched The Vise do amazingly things with metal and rocks and baseball bats. You even won a cool door prize! So thank you - yes, YOU. You spent a precious weekend day supporting JORBA and mountain biking in NJ, and we're so glad you did!

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

JORBA Jungle Jam is October 11!!

Less than 10 days away, on Sunday, October 11 - it's the 2015 JORBA Jungle Jam!!! Mountain biking with the best people, some awesome vendors, some demo bikes, kids rides - and all to support JORBA. What could be better? Check out our flyer - , and the super Schedule of Events for all the 411 .

The event itself is free, but in an effort to help JORBA with some of the big bills they face this year, we are charging $10 per carload to park. You can pre-pay it here, as well as get the latest info on the Jam! 

We'll have a ton of door prizes to give away - just sign a release, get a ticket, and you're in the running! Join or renew your JORBA membership, get extra door prize tickets - what's not to love! Plus food from Ruby Rose and Coney Island Pizza - sweet!

Tell your friends, neighbors, co-workers - the more the merrier. Can't wait to see everyone there!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Labor Day Weekend and beyond!

  • Saturday, September 5 - MTB ride at Mahlon Dickerson. Meet at the Route 15 Park N Ride lot, wheels down at 9:30 a.m.  "Conversational" (moderate) pace, no drop. Great park that not too many people ride at - come check it out!
  • Monday, September 7 - meet at Silas Condict Park (lower lot) 9 a.m. for a 30-ish mile ride, moderate pace, no drop ride. Lovely Morris County road riding!
  • Starting September 8, join Pro Power Endurance Coaching's BubbleCross CX Training Series at Bubbling Springs on Macopin Road in West Milford on Tuesdays through Oct. 27. A great way to tune up for CX season, whether you are a beginner or veteran! More info at BikeReg - only $25 for the whole series! 
  • Wednesday, September 9, for our ladies - we'll trade in our usual Ladies Clinton Road Ride for a cheese and cheer night at Town Cycle. Meet us at the shop at 6 p.m. 
  • Sunday, September 13, we'll do one of our NYC rides! Meet us at KC's Bagel's on Route 23 South, Pompton Plains, 8 a.m. - we'll gather there, drive to Fort Lee, and conquer NYC! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wednesday night Ladies Road ride time change

Let's change our ride time to 5:45 p.m. this week (9/2) for our Wednesday Ladies Only Clinton Road ride. We are losing daylight, sadly, so let's get an earlier start! 65 LaRue Road, Newfoundland - ladies, join us! 

Friday, August 28, 2015

TTC members - it's the last chance to RSVP for this Sunday's New Paltz ride! Please RSVP to Heather by end of business today. We'll meet at 7:30 a.m. at the bike shop. leave by 8. One way riders will have lunch at the Gilded Otter. Round trip riders can send food/drink, etc. with the sag wagon - everyone wins! 

Don't forget, TTC's Brian is leading a MTB ride at High Mountain Preserve in Wayne on Saturday, 8/29. Meet him at the small lot at 100 University Drive in Wayne, NJ, wheels down at 9 a.m. A great chance to ride someplace new with someone who knows the place well. The view will be worth the trip! 

And of course, it's Friday night ride night - 6 p.m., 65 LaRue Road, Newfoundland, NJ. Clinton Road, here we come! 

It promises to be a spectacular summer weekend - go out and enjoy! 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Rides and RSVP's

A few quick calendar additions for you! 
  • Sunday, August 23 - another NYC ride! Meet us at 8:00 a.m. at KC's Bagels on Rt. 23 South in Pompton Plains. We'll group up, head to Fort Lee to park, and ride into NYC and ride the Greenway. Great views! 
  • Sunday, August 30th - our famous (or infamous?) New Paltz ride! We will meet at Town Cycle at 7:30 a.m. , and will be wheels down at 8 a.m. You can choose to go one way or round trip. We will have a SAG/support wagon for the trip. For those of you who are doing the round trip, you can pack yourself a sandwich and some extra drinks and the SAG wagon will happily take it for you. For those who are going just one way, we'll plan to have lunch at the Gilded Otter. If you are only going one way, you should make arrangements either for a ride home, or to get your vehicle to New Paltz on Saturday. Please RSVP to Heather at heatherk@acdsecurity.com by Thursday, 8/27 so we can make arrangements for lunch reservations, etc. This is always a fantastic ride on a beautiful route! 
  • Wednesday, September 2 - our usual  Ladies Ride will relocate to Town Cycle at 6 p.m. for some snacks and cheer! 
Remember, you can always keep up with all of our rides with our Google Calendar

Stay cool, everyone! 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

2 more last minute rides

  • 909 Race pre-ride - Saturday, August 1, 9 a.m. at 909 parking lot. Checking out the new 2015 race course configuration before the double points race on Sunday!
  • Sunday, August 2, road ride from Silas Condict in Kinnelon. Meet at the lower lot at 8:30, we'll do about 30 miles. 
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Weekend rides 8/1-8/3

  • OK, we've lost some of that humidity- what better way to celebrate than with a great kick off to the weekend? Yes, of course we are talking about the famously fabulous Friday Night Clinton Rd. ride! Meet us at 65 LaRue Rd., Newfoundland - we'll be wheels down at 6 p.m. 
  • Can't make that? No worries - how about an NYC ride on Saturday, August 2? Meet us at KC's Bagels on Rt. 23 at 8 a.m. TTC's Wolf and Caroline will be checking out “NYC Summer Streets” . We’ll caravan down to Ft. Lee Historic Park, park there and then ride over the GWB to the Greenway. We'll got over to Central Park and then down Park Avenue to Madison Square Park. We’ll have lunch at the Shake Shack (or thereabout) and then return. We hope to be home around 2 p.m., approximately. For more information about Summer Streets, see www.nyc.gov/summerstreets.
  • On Sunday, Aug. 3, TTC's Mike M. will lead a mountain bike ride up at Wawayanda. Meet him at the ranger station at 9 a.m., for a moderate pace ride a couple of hours long. Wawayanda has lots of shade even on the hot days - great place for a summer MTB ride. 
  • Don't forget Sunday's H2H race over at 909 - it's a double points race, so don't miss out! 
Have a great weekend everyone! 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Last Minute PayDirt opportunity!!!

Looking for those last few PayDirt hours before the H2H deadline of July 31? The West Milford Family Pump Track can help you out! Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 27-29, we'll be at the WMFPT doing some mid-season work to the track. We'll be there from 5:30-8 p.m. - come on by! Don't forget to sign the sign-in sheets, or you won't get any credit for your hours!!!

In case of inclement weather, check the track's website (linked above) for any updates.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Summer weekend rides

  • Weather looks fantastic for tonight's MTB XC ride at Mountain Creek! Don't forget to pick up your lift ticket at the MC bike shop at the Red Tail Lodge before you meet us at the lift base at 5:30 p.m. Hang out afterwards for a beer and a brat at the biergarten - and always, karaoke!
  • Friday Night Clinton Road ride - meet us at 65 LaRue Road, Newfoundland, wheels down at 6 p.m . 
  • Can't make that? Join us on Saturday, July 25 - leaving from Silas Condict Park lower lot in Kinnelon at 8:30 a.m. 20-25 miles, moderate pace, no drop. 

The weather will be perfect for riding this weekend - join us!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

TGIF - and Saturday, and Sunday!

Great summer weekend ahead! 

  • Friday night looks good for our weekly Clinton Road ride - 6 p.m., wheels down at 65 LaRue Rd., Newfoundland, NJ. 
  • Saturday, July 18 we'll be at Jungle Habitat doing trail maintenance - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Paydirt eligible - H2H racers, get those hours in before the July 31 deadline!
  • Looking for a nice road ride on Sunday morning, July 19? We will be meeting at Sterling Forest Visitor Center at 8am. Ride will be 50ish miles or so, no crazy pace. We'll ride into Harriman and over to Perkins and back to the visitor center. Rain will cancel ride. Bring plenty of water and food - it's a great place to ride!
Happy weekend, all!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Happy Weekend!

Looks like we finally have a break in the rain just in time for the weekend - perfect timing! Besides our ever popular Friday night Clinton Road ride (6 p.m. tonight, 65 LaRue Road, West Milford, NJ  07480), we also have one road ride offering on Sunday. TTC's Sherri will be leading a road ride leaving from Silas Condict Park on Sunday, 7/12. Wheels down at 9 a.m. Ride will be 20-30 miles - a little hilly, but with some options to avoid some of the hills if they aren't your thing! Weather looks outstanding for a nice road ride in that part of Morris County!

Mountain biking more your thing? Don't miss the 20th edition of Team Bulldog's Bulldog Rump out at Kittatinny State Park in Andover on Sunday - Team Bulldog always puts on an excellent H2H Race event! Pre-reg closes tonight at 5 p.m., but day of registration is also available. 

Enjoy the sunshine! 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Ladies ride canceled for tonight, July 8

Due to the forecast of rain, we are canceling tonight's Ladies Only Clinton Road ride. We'll try again next week, ladies!

Get your road riding fix on Friday night - 6 p.m., as usual. Meet us at 65 LaRue Rd., Newfoundland - we'll head out from there.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Week ahead

July starts this week - that means it is honestly and truly summer! And with the holiday on Saturday, that means a 4 day work week for some - amen! 

Here's a few activities on the calendar for the week - 

  • I Dig Tuesday trail build at JH - we keep trying and keep getting rained out, but we're determined! Meet us at the gate at 5:45 p.m. Paydirt eligible!
  • Wednesday - ladies only road ride on Clinton Rd. Wheels down at 6 p.m. at our meeting place at the United Metthodist Church, 65 Larue Rd., Newfoundland.
  • Also Wednesday - weather permitting - Full Moon ride at Jungle Habitat! Plug in those lights and meet us at the gate at 8 p.m. Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for weather updates.
  • Thursday July 2 - XC rides resume at Mountain Creek! Get a free XC lift ticket for this ride! Make sure you go to the MC bike shop in the Red Tail Lodge to get your lift ticket, and meet us at base of the lift at 5:30 p.m. 
  • Friday - of course, it's Friday night road ride, Clinton Rd. style! 
Stay tuned for more weekend fun - this should get you through the week! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Saturday Trail Build at JH - June 27

Trail build session this Saturday, June 27 at Jungle Habitat - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. For those of you who don't want to get up quite that early, we'll have someone open the gate at 9 a.m. as well. We will work in light rain/drizzle. Bring your gloves, rain coat, and bug spray. If the weather forecast takes a downward turn, check back here for updates!

Paydirt eligible - H2H racers, the July 31 deadline will be here before you know it - get your hours in now!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Road Rides this week!

This is the week for road rides! Besides our usual Wednesday night Ladies Only Clinton Road ride and fan favorite Friday Night Clinton Road ride (65 LaRue Road, Newfoundland, NJ - 6 p.m.), we have 2 more weekend road rides. 

  • Saturday, June 20, leaving from the Sterling Forest Visitors Center, 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo Park, NY , Leaving at 8:30 a.m., we'll ride through Harriman for an approximate 35 mile loop.
  • Sunday, June 21 - Meet at Silas Condict Park in Kinnelon at 9 a.m. for a 20-ish mile loop. 
Rain will cancel either ride. 

Any questions, drop us a line - info@teamtowncycle.com.

Trail Build CANCELED for tonight, June 16

We'll try again next week - thanks, all!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Dates to remember

  • Trail build tonight at Jungle Habitat - we'll work in light rain. If you are unsure, check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates. 
  • Tomorrow night, June 10 - NO ladies Clinton Road ride. Instead, we'll do a ladies only Meet and Greet at the Kahl's, 6 p.m.  Bring a friend! For directions, etc., email us! 
  • Anyone who is interesting in pre-riding the enduro course up at Riedlbauer, TTC's Ted will be there at 5:30 p.m. Meet him at the biergarten if you are interested. 
  • Friday night Clinton Road Ride - same time, same place! Rain will cancel! 
  • Next Tuesday, June 16th, new moon MTB night ride at JH. Plug those lights in, and meet us at the gate at 8 p.m. Casual pace, no drop, BigFoot stalking ride! 
All rides and events are always available on our Google calendar, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest! 

As always, any questions, drop us a line

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Looking ahead to the weekend!

Tomorrow is Friday Eve - time to start thinking about the weekend! 

  • Friday is all set for the best ride of the week - our Friday night Clinton Road ride! Meet at 65 Larue Road (park near the street please!) - wheels down at 6 p.m. Great way to unwind from the week, practice your group riding skills, and get a jump on the weekend!
  • Sat., June 6 is The Land Conservancy of NJ's Pedal for Preservation ride! Using the Columbia Trail in Morris and Hunterdon counties, it's a flat, family friendly ride, with multiple ride lengths! Help raise some money for a great cause and organization. More info can be found here
  • Lots of racing going on this weekend, both on the road and in the woods. Good luck to everyone - keep the rubber side down! 
  • Don't forget, ladies - June 10 is our Ladies Only Meet and Greet at the Kahl's - bring a friend and come on out! 

Have a great weekend, everyone! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

I Dig Tuesday TM moved to West Milford Family Pumptrack for 5/26

After tons of work by Jay Huggins, the town is finally allowing the pumptrack to open on May 30 - so time to get to work! To help get everything ready, we'll be moving our regularly scheduled TM from Jungle Habitat next door to the West Milford Family Pumptrack.

Same rules as usual - same time (5:45), bring water, bug spray, and gloves - we'll bring the rest. Paydirt eligible - don't forget to actually sign the sign in sheets - or your time will not be counted!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Last chance to order 2015 TTC gear!

It's your last chance to order 2015 TTC gear until the fall - don't miss out! 

Go visit the TTC/Verge store before midnight to get your order in! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Rumble in the Jungle 2015 - done and done well!

Wow, what a day! So many people who helped make the 2015 Rumble in the Jungle a success, we don't know even where to start. First, the fantastic racers and their families - we know we have the best community out there, and today was one of those days that proved it! West Milford First Aid Squad - thanks for patching us back up today! Eastern sports promotions for once again doing a great job with the scoring - thanks Tim and Jim! Alan and Ruby Rose for the great Mexican food. Echo Lake Baptist Church provided neutral water support on a hot and sticky day - thank you so much Viola and her merry band! Mountain Creek Bike Park for donating water park passes to some of our junior races. Shimano Cycling and John Florey of Highland Sports Group for donating a pair of Shimano shoes to the winners of the Cat. 1 Women's classes - thanks for supporting our ladies! And A.C. Daughtry Inc. for providing us with series numbers for 2015 - thanks Dave and Heather!

Next up on the H2H docket - Tymor Park Challenge on May 31 - always a great race put on by the Eastern Sports Promotions folks - check out all the details at BikeReg.com!

And results are here - http://goo.gl/ppLLEN . Yep, we know there are a few final spelling mistakes to fix - we promise we will, just didn't want to make anyone wait any longer!

Also - we do have a few lost and found items - let us know if you left anything behind! 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Rumble in the Jungle - the 2015 edition!

It's that time of year - everyone wants to know - what's the course, how long is a lap, is XYZ trail in it, is there a beer stop, when will you pre-ride, what gearing are you using, where are the monkeys, can you put my favorite trail in it, what tires are you using - you know, the usual! We can't help you with with all of those questions (although we are in favor of a beer stop - illegal at NJSP's, unfortunately!) but here's what we have. 

  • Course marking will start on Friday, May 15, and be finished on May 16. We'll try to have arrows up at critical intersections early on. It's a public park, so we can only tape the day or so beforehand. We appreciate your understanding!
  • We will have a course pre-ride on Wednesday, May 13, wheels down at 6 p.m. We will do both the Cat. 1/2 lap, as well as the Cat. 3 lap. Due to the popularity of last year's format, we will again being doing 2 shorter Cat. 3 laps. 
  • The course is about 90% the same as last years course, so if you are familiar with that course, you'll do fine with this one. Here is the Strava file for the Cat. 1/2 laps, and for the Cat. 3 lap. As most of you know, GPS is hard at Jungle - between several of the trails being so close to each other, and the weird GPS juju that often haunts Jungle, it's hard to get a super accurate lap. There is already some surveyors tape up to help you out in a few spots. 
As you pre-ride, please be considerate of the other park users - just because they might not be on bikes doesn't mean they aren't good people! Right? 

As always, info@teamtowncycle.com with any questions. Don't forget - this is the NJ State Championship race for this year - just another reason to sign up today!

Late notice - Ride, Sat. May 9!

A late notice for a road ride - tomorrow, Sat. May 9, 8 a.m. in Harriman. Meet at the Long Meadow visitor center, we'll go for a 3 hour cruise. Perfect weather - come join us! 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Last minute trail work announcement!

Come on down - I Dig Tuesdays starts tonight! Meet us at the Jungle Habitat gate at 5:45 p.m. - bring gloves, bug spray and water, we'll provide the rest! Paydirt eligible.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The week ahead - and a great big "Junior" thank you!

  • A huge, gigantic, ginormous, big, squishy THANK YOU to everyone who came out to race or help out for Juniors in the Jungle this past Saturday!!! You guys are the best! From BJ with his always excellent MC skills, to Angela for taking such great photos, to Heather for the most welcome egg sandwiches and kielbasa (it was worth the trip right there!), to all 3 Toms, the Dave's, Steve, Vicki, Sherri, Norm, Chris, Dave, Ted, Kevin, Mike, Nick, Ethan, Rick, James, and all the other people we are forgetting. Most importantly, thanks to all the racers and their parents who came out and took a lap or more! No one got hurt, we cleaned up and were out of there in record time, and most important - we got some more kids psyched about cycling! So thank you again to everyone who came out, and to everyone who helped spread the word!
  • TTC's BJ will be leading a night ride on Thursday, April 30. Wheels down at 8 p.m. at Jungle Habitat. Plug in your lights - we're looking for Bigfoot! Nothing racy about this ride - just a nice moonlit roll through JH. 
  • Don't forget - this Friday, May 1 - the debut of the 2015 Friday Night Clinton Road rides! It's been a long winter - we are beyond glad to get this particular party started! Meet us at the United Methodist Church at 65 LaRue Road, Newfoundland. Please remember - we are guests of the church. Let's be considerate and park near the road, not by the church buildings. Wheels down at 6 p.m. Ladies rides start on Wednesday, May 6.
  • Local MTB racing this weekend - the 2nd H2H race of the season is at Wawayanda! All info on www.bikereg.com. 
Have a great week everyone! 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Juniors in the Jungle is TOMORROW - April 25!!

24 hours from now, we'll be deep in the action of racing at the 7th Annual Juniors in the Jungle K-12 MTB race at Jungle Habitat! The weather forecast is perfect - sunny and 60! Corral the kids and bring them on over!

Got a kid who doesn't want to race, just ride? Join Kathi Krause from Dirt, Rock N Root Training at 11:30 a.m. as she takes our kids grades 6-12 out on a fundamentals ride in Jungle Habitat. You don't need to race to join the ride - just a bike and a helmet! 

All details in the flyers to the left, and any questions - info@teamtowncycle.com . See everyone maƱana !!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Help bring NICA to NJ!

There is a big push to bring more youth mountain biking via the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) program here to NJ! Our New York High School Mountain Biking neighbors started their very successful league 3 years ago, and we are now pushing to do the same here in NJ! Please join our VP David Kahl and others as they work toward establishing a NJ NICA league. - http://www.teamtowncycle.com/docs/fundraiserforms4-15.pdf

Contributions are time sensitive - please read, SHARE and act by April 24 - and THANK YOU for your support of youth mountain biking in NJ!

Any questions, let us know ASAP! info@teamtowncycle.com

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Kids MTB Skills ride, and Clinton Road rides are back!

  • Next Saturday, April 25, Kathi Krause of Dirt, Rock and Root Training will be holding a free middle school/high school kids fundamentals ride after the Juniors in the Jungle MS/HS race at Jungle Habitat. Your child does NOT have to have raced to join in! Meet at the race registration area at 11:30 a.m., and Kathi, who is committed to helping MTB'ers of all ages and ability levels gain confidence and skills, will lead them on an approximately 1 hour ride through Jungle Habitat. A great chance for kids to ride with other kids!
  • You've been asking - no, begging for them - and they're back! The first Friday Night Clinton Road ride for 2015 will be on Friday, May 1. We are once again so fortunate to be able to park at the United Methodist Church, 65 LaRue Road, Newfoundland, NJ. Please be considerate of our hosts and park closest to the road, and away from the buildings! We'll be wheels down at 6 p.m. This ride is a great way to learn about road riding in a group, pace line basics, and just unwind from a long week! Ladies Wednesday night Clinton Road rides will start on May 6. 
So excited that the weather has finally come to its' senses - let's get out and ride! 

Any questions? info@teamtowncycle.com, of course! 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Juniors in the Jungle - only 1 week away - April 25th!!

:::: in our best Frank Sinatra voice:::: 

Start spreading the word!!! 

Only 1 week to go until TTC's Juniors in the Jungle race on April 25th! It's the first race in a 3 race series (Team Bulldog is May 2, Marty's Reliable Cycle is May 9), and we're pumped to be hosting our 7th annual event! Check the left sidebar for race flyers and details - or at http://www.teamtowncycle.com/races.html. We've got great swag for prizes, and everyone who comes to race goes home with a gift!

Also, for all middle and high school riders - whether you race or not, join Dirt Rock n Root Training's Kathi Krause for a post race ride and training session, leaving the registration area at 11:30 a.m. Kathi works with all ages of athletes to help them gain both skills and confidence - a definite "win" for everyone who joins her!

As always - any questions, drop us a line at info@teamtowncycle.com. And if any of you have any pull with the weather gods - please put in a good word for us and April 25th! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

2015 Opening Day for WMFPT is May 16 - fingers crossed!

Still waiting for the final blessing on the lease, then it will be work time on the West Milford Family Pump Track. If the lease gets approval as expected next week, and Mother Nature cooperates, we're looking at a May 16 open for the pump track. Stay tuned for more details!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Prepping the 2015 Juniors in the Jungle race course!

We're counting the days until the best race of the year! , and it's less than 2 weeks away - the always most excellent Juniors in the Jungle K-12 MTB race! We're doing some course prep work this week, and it'd be awesome to have some helping hands! We'll be there Saturday afternoon April 18 at 2 p.m., cutting back face slappers, moving any rogue logs, etc., as well as on Monday, April 20th at 5 p.m., doing more of the same. And we'll be marking and taping the course on Friday afternoon, April 24 - we'll narrow down the time a little more next week. 

Meet us at the gate, bring your gloves, and we'll bring the tools - and probably snacks too! 

Drop us a line at info@teamtowncycle.com with any questions! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

2 MTB rides in the queue!

Yes, we think it might finally be true!!! Spring is finally here - or at least it's finally trying to be spring! Whatever it is, it's not snowing, so we'll take it. Got a few mountain bike rides for those who are interested. 

1). TTC member Tom Bowmaster is offering up a MTB ride at Lewis Morris on Sunday, April 12 - with homemade pizza afterwards. How do you pass that up? Meet at Tom's house - 55 Fairmount Ave., Morristown, at 2:30, and he'll take you on a nice tour of Lewis Morris, and then back to his place for homemade pizza. Please RSVP to Tom directly , or you can call him at 973-539-0420, to let him know that you are coming, so he can make enough pizza dough for everyone! 

2). Looking for somewhere new to ride? Join us for an after work MTB ride at Mahlon on Wednesday, April 15. Park at the Saffon's Pond lot, and we'll get you acquainted with this North Jersey park. Wheels down at 6 p.m. SHARP - we'll ride for 1.5 hours, (or a few minutes more, if the sun permits) - moderate pace, no drop. 

More rides to come - stay tuned! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

So long Winter! First Trail Maintenance for 2015 at JH on April 11!

Hello Spring! Time for some spring cleaning! Join us for our first trail maintenance of 2015 when we head out to do some work on Saturday, April 11.

For those new to trail maintenance at Jungle Habitat, join us at about 8:45 a.m. at the JH gate. Bring some gloves, appropriate footwear, water, and yes, maybe sunscreen (no leaves on the trees yet mean it's easy to burn on a sunny day!). We'll supply the tools and direction. We'll all roll into the park at 9, and work until noon. 

These are Paydirt eligible hours, so H2H racers - don't get caught scrambling like last year - get those hours in now!! 

As always, let us know if you have any questions - info@teamtowncycle.com . 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Rumble in the Jungle 2015 - the NJ State MTB Championship Version!

Another spring favorite - this time with added excitement! May 17, 2015 - it's back, and better than ever! It's H2H Race #3 - Rumble in the Jungle! And just to kick it up a notch - it is also the 2015 NJ MTB State Championship race for 2015! Mark it on your calendars, and get ready to throw down - it's going to be filled with Jungle awesome!

Just as a reminder - to be eligible for a NJ state championship, you must have an annual USA Cycling license, and be a resident of NJ. We're psyched to see what the best MTB racers in NJ have for us when they are competing at the Jungle! For more info - http://goo.gl/1sUS7x.

Be there!!!!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Early Bird Registration ends March 31 for Pedal for Preservation

We have previously told you about The Land Conservancy of NJ's Pedal for Preservation event on June 6, 2015. It takes place on the Columbia Trail, starting in Chester, NJ, and travels through Morris and Hunterdon counties. It's a great family event - little kids, big kids, etc. It is not a race, the trails are flat, and there are various distances available for all ability levels - 7, 20 and 30 miles. Early registration ends on March 31, so take advantage of the discount, and sign up today! There is also a non-cycling hiking option available this year as well. 

We've created a team for this event, so use "Team Town Cycle" as your team name when you register! 

It should be a great day - and the snow should be melted by then, right? 

Have a great weekend, everyone!!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

7th Annual Juniors in the Jungle Kids MTB race is on April 25!!

Save the date, and spread the word! The perennial favorite event of the K-12 crowd, Juniors in the Jungle, is ON!! Join us on April 25, 2015 in Jungle Habitat for one of the most fun days of racing you will ever see!!  The 7th Annual Juniors in the Jungle K-12 Mountain Bike Race is set for Sat., April 25, 2015 at everyone's fave - Jungle Habitat. We're changing things up a bit for 2015 with a slightly different, more condensed schedule - and we're teaming up with Team Bulldog​ and Marty's Reliable Cycle​ to make a 3 race Jersey Juniors series, with races in Chester on May 2 and 9th! More details are coming, but in the meantime, check out our fliers for the Juniors in the Jungle grades K-5  - http://goo.gl/WMHhg4 , and for grades 6-12 http://goo.gl/OJJidQ. 

Please - tell your neighbors, friends - stop people on the street - and share it online! It's a great way to get kids out on their bikes, riding with other kids - and that's what we are all about. 

As always, any questions, drop us a line - info@teamtowncycle.com

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Reminder - XC Skiing, March 8, free class at Pro Fit March 15

Just a reminder to everyone who is looking to get a little exercise this weekend and next - we're going XC skiing at Minnewaska State Park in New Paltz tomorrow, March 8. Meet us at Oakland Bagel at 9:30 a.m. If you are planning on going, RSVP to us today so we can look for you! Don't forget - we "spring ahead" tonight by one hour - make sure you change your clocks or you'll be late! 

Next Sunday, March 15, our TTC sponsor Pro Fit is hosting a free class at their gym in Boonton, NJ at 11 a.m. Please email us for waivers, and print but DO NOT DATE THEM - and bring them with you! Please RSVP to us here by Friday, March 13 so we can give them a head count. 

No snow in the forecast for the next 7 days - woohoo! Have a great weekend, everyone! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sunday, Sunday - what to do on a Sunday?

  • Join us for some cross country skiing - this Sunday, March 8 - meet us at 9:30 a.m. at Oakland Bagel on Rt. 202 in Oakland. We'll head up to New Paltz and Minnewaska from there, so pack a snack! Don't forget - this Sunday the clocks move ahead one hour, so make sure you change them, or you'll be an hour late! 
  • Also this Sunday, MTBNJ is putting on Race #2 in their short track MTB series at the Boy Scout camp in Allamuchy- yes, snow or no snow, they are on! More info here
  • And for TTC members, we're headed to ProFit Gym in Boonton for a free workout on Sunday, March 15 at 11 a.m. - email us at info@teamtowncycle.com for waivers, etc. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Catching up!

Well, there's no denying it - winter has finally arrived! Hope you are all home and safe with your loved ones. We're taking this opportunity to catch everyone up on a few things - 

  • If you haven't RSVP'd to your Evite for TTC's dinner on Friday, Jan. 30 - please do so now! We need to get a number to the caterer, so please let us know by the end of the day tomorrow (Tuesday, January 27). Didn't get your Evite? Check your spam folder, or send us a note - we'll re-send. Bringing a friend who would like to join? No problem, just let us know!
  • We need your photos! Everyone likes to see themselves in the slide show - and they especially like to see funny or embarrassing pictures of their friends. Please send them toinfo@teamtowncycle.com by Thursday afternoon. 
  • Reminders to bring to the dinner
    • Your checkbook or cash to renew your membership
    • Non-perishable food items or personal care items for donation
    • Clean used cycling clothing/gear for donation. 
  • Can't make the dinner? Waaaahhh - we'll miss you! But at least you can renew your membership online through BikeReg. Or send us a check to our P.O. Box - P.O. Box 557, West Milford, NJ, 07480. 
  • Finally, weather permitting, don't forget we will be going ice skating at the Bear Mountain Ice Skating Rink on Sunday, February 1. We'll got to the 10-11:30 a.m. public skate, and then take it from there - maybe a hike, maybe a beer or hot chocolate? We'll make that part up as we go! See their website for all costs including parking. 
As always, you can keep up with everything we are doing by liking our Facebook page, following our Twitter page, our Google calendar and our blog

Looking forward to seeing everyone this Friday, January 30th. Until then, stay safe and warm!