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 .