Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Thanks again to everyone who came out and supported JORBA at our 3rd JORBA Jungle Jam - a little misty in the morning, but that didn't dampen anyone's spirits! We had bikes from Giant Bicycles and Trek Bicycle - always great supporters of JORBA. We were happy to welcome Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles for the first year, as well as SixSixOne, and saw some beautiful locally handmade bikes from Vlad Cycles of Boonton. So grateful to Shimano-MTB and Highland Sports Group for donating a new XT Drivetrain Groupset to encourage everyone everyone to join JORBA! Town Cycle, SRAM, and Tenafly Bicycle Workshop kept our bikes tuned up, and we caught up with Ride Allamuchy and Cranks around the Campfire as well as New Jersey Interscholastic Mountain Biking - NICA. Dirt Rock n Root Training and Cognition Endurance Sports Coaching led a bunch of great rides and helped become better riders - so we can go visit the fine folks at Windham Mountain Bike Park! Coney Island Pizza and Ruby Rose kept us well fed, and we were so excited to watch Pat Povilaitis, "The Human Vise" perform some amazing (and terrifying!) feats of strength. Our day wrapped up with a demo from trials champion and world record holder Jeff Lenosky - we're still trying to figure out how he does some of those moves! And our day wouldn't have been complete without the most excellent soundtrack provided by DJ Conrad, and as always, our favorite MC - BJ Kisch. But mostly we're grateful to all of you for your ongoing support - thanks for supporting Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association! Some pics for you -

Monday, June 27, 2016

And coming up next ....

Wow, it's hard to believe July 4th is one week from today! Besides our usual Wednesday and Friday rides, here's a few things coming up ....
  • Yes, it's true - June 30th is the return of free Thursday Night XC rides at Mountain Creek! Make sure you go to the Mountain Creek bike shop in the Red Tail Lodge to get your free XC lift ticket BEFORE meeting us at base of the lift at 5:30 p.m., and we'll take you on a tour of the XC trails at Mountain Creek. Hangout out afterwards in the beer garden and catch the end of the Thursday Night downhill races and serenade us with your best karaoke!
  • Monday, July 4th - bring the kiddies and all to our rails to trails ride up in Lafayette, NJ. We'll leave from the Millside Cafe, 12 Morris Farm Rd, Lafayette Township, NJ 07848 at 11 a.m. Bring cash for a post ride nosh at the Cafe! 
  • Advance notice - Wednesday, July 6th  (NOT this week!) - our Ladies ride will instead be a ladies meet and greet at Kahl's for a lake tour and a drink! Ladies, please bring a snack and something to drink. 6 p.m. - if you need the address, send us an email and we'll hook you up! 
Happy summering, all!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Another chance to order a cool camo TTC kit!

Yessiree, due to popular demand, we've opened up the Verge store for more kit orders! The store is open until June 12, so don't delay - get those orders in! Although it's hard to think about it now, we'll be looking for winter gear soon enough - get your hoodies, long sleeve jersey, or maybe a cool free ride or BMX jersey! Just go to the Verge site, click on "Team Store",  log in (or create an account), and search for "Team Town Cycle" in the yellow search box.

Come on, aren't they cool???

Speaking of new kits, make sure you post your photos of you and your new kits with the hashtag #teamtowncycle - we love to see those pics. And please - help us spread the Team Town Cycle gospel! Take a minute to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and of course Instagram and our blog. Also, don't forget our Team Town Cycle calendar - it's easy to integrate it to your own Gmail calendar, or to your iPhone or Android calendar app. Easiest way to find out when the next ride/race/event is!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

10th Annual Rumble in the Jungle - thanks for coming out!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out and helped us roll out year #10 of Rumble in the Jungle! The weather wound up being perfect - who knew???

We'll get some more pics up later, but here are the links to results so we can obsess over lap times and all that! Cat. 1, Cat. 2 and Cat. 3  .

Extra special thanks to Town Cycle, Mountain Creek, and Shimano for helping to sponsor our pre-register giveaway as well as prizes for our juniors - love the extra swag!

Our favorite podium picture of the day - our extraordinarily brave first timers class!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tomorrow is it - 10th Annual Rumble in the Jungle is on!

Course is prepped and buffed and ready to go ... let's do this!

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Thank you to everyone who pre-registered for our 10th annual Rumble in the Jungle - here is a list of the winners and their prizes!

  • $500 gift card for Town Cycle - Kevin Oriol
  • A pair of Shimano Shoes - Kirt Mills
  • A pair of Shimano Shoes - Esteban Rodriguez
  • Shimano U6 Hydration pack - Werner Freymann
  • Shimano U6 Hydration pack - Jaime Alvarado
  • Shimano U6 Hydration pack - Joe Esak
  • Shimano U6 Hydration pack - Tom Mayosky
  • Shimano U4E Hydration pack - Steve Holic
  • Shimano glasses and Pearl Izumi socks - Maciej Nowakowski

Winners, you will get a separate email from us, but plan on picking up your prizes at the registration area tomorrow. A huge thank you to Town Cycle and John Florey and Shimano Cycling for sponsoring our drawing and helping us celebrate 10 years of racing at Jungle Habitat!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

10th Rumble in the Jungle May 22 - and we're giving away stuff!

Yes, it's hard to believe on May 22, the AC Daughtry Security H2H Race #4 will be the 10th Rumble in the Jungle! Everyone thought we were crazy when we said "Hey, let's race at Jungle Habitat" - but here we are, 10 years in, and still going strong.

We know how it goes - you say you are going to pre-reg, you really mean to pre-reg, and then you get distracted by something shiny (SQUIRREL!!) ... and then, it's 9:10 p.m. on Friday night, and you missed it. But this time, we've got a big juicy incentive for you ...

To celebrate our 10th Rumble, we are having a few giveaways for all you faithful MTB'ers who pre-reg. We will have one $500 gift card to Town Cycle, as well as 2 pairs of Shimano shoes (any shoe you want!) courtesy of Shimano and Highland Sports Group. That's 3 great prizes! And they are available to anyone who pre-registers - for any class. We'll use the magical random generator after registration closes on Friday night at 9 p.m to pick our lucky winners, so this time - don't wait!

We're putting the finishing touches on the course, and as usual we will have Alan from Ruby Rose serving up some of his awesome post race food. And new for 2016 - a first timers class! So don't forget to pre-reg, come on out, bring your party hats, and celebrate 10 years of Rumble with us!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pedal for Preservation, June 18

Looking for a fun family cycling activity? Sign up for the 5th annual Pedal for Preservation, taking place on Saturday, June 18, and  organized by the Land Conservancy of NJ. The ride leaves from West Morris Central High School in Chester, and there are 3 ride options - a 7, 20 or 30 mile ride along the Columbia Trail, as well as a 2 hour hike on Schooley's Mountain. There are well stocked rest areas along the way (with port-o-potties!), t-shirts for youth and teen participants, door prizes, light breakfast and lunch, and much more!

The Land Conservancy of NJ preserves land and water resources, conserves open space, and inspires and empowers individuals and communities to protect our natural land and environment. Recently, TLCNJ has been working right in the West Milford area, saving another 100+ acres in West Milford - 94 acres along the Hewitt Butler Trail which runs through Norvin Green State Forest off Otterhole Road, and another 10 acres along Warwick Turnpike which will allow trails on the north and south side of the road to connect. 

Pricing goes up after May 31, so take a minute and sign up today! If you have any questions, drop us a line, and we can connect you with someone who has ridden it in the past. A great event for a great cause!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mindful Monday - remembering Dana Hannon

Back in 2011, TTC honored FDNY firefighter Dana Hannon on our Rumble In the Jungle race t-shirt on the 10th anniversary of September 11. Dana was the brother of TTC family member Kyle Hannon Bickford, and he died with over 300 other FDNY members on 9/11. Kyle is keeping her brother's memory alive by funding a scholarship in his name, and is selling t-shirts for the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Please check out for information on how to order. and more information on his scholarship. The deadline for ordering is June 11, so please don't delay.

Kyle and Kevin, we love you and your family, and honor all those families who have paid so dearly!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

I Dig Tuesday update

Many of you have been asking about when I Dig Tuesdays will start at Jungle, and the short answer is - they will not - at least not for the foreseeable future. The state is not approving any new trail building at Jungle right now, so other than an occasional maintenance TM session, we don't have much to do there right now. 

However, we have come up with an alternative. We're going to be doing bi-weekly Tuesday trail building at the Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area in Vernon. This is the property that is above Mountain Creek, and is a great opportunity for JORBA to spread their influence in the area! 

Our first session will be Tuesday, May 10, meeting at 5:45 p.m. Use "Daniel Boone Trail, Vernon, NJ" for your GPS. You'll come in off of Rt. 515 (Vernon Stockholm Rd), and follow the dirt road down for about 1 mile. At the fork, stay left. Lowriders (we're looking at you, Dillon and Jim Vreeland!) will not make it down this section. You can park at the top and walk or jump in with a buddy if you want! As usual, wear appropriate footwear, bring gloves, water and bug spray. We'll bring the tools! 

We will be trying to do this every other Tuesday (or at least 2x a month) - stay tuned for more dates! 

We know it is a bit out of the way to make it to after work, but we're excited to work in Hamburg Mountain WMA area. If you can't make it here, please consider hitting Dirty Thursdays with the Ringwood Trail Crew, or check the JORBA Calendar for other opportunities.

Drop us a line at with any questions!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016 TTC Kids MTB Race at Bubbling Springs = Awesome!

Thanks to everyone who came out and raced at our 8th annual Team Town Cycle Kids MTB race yesterday at Bubbling Springs. Weather and course conditions were perfect - as were our racers! We had it all - last minute passes, finish line sprints, and lots of good sports!

Special thanks to our race sponsors - Town Cycle, Mountain Creek Bike Park, Shimano Cycling, Highland Sports Group and John Florey. Special thanks to the NJCycling CX committee for loaning us stakes, BJ Kisch for his always excellent MC skills, West Milford Parks Department, and to our very loyal TTC members who came out and helped set up, clean up and cheer our racers on!

More pictures can be found here.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Busy Week Ahead!!

Lots of good stuff coming down the pike this week - let's do this!
  • April 27 - first Wednesday Night Ladies road ride for 2016! With the Clinton Road construction still underway, we'll meet us at Foothills Park in Pequannock. Wheels down at 6 p.m. Bring a friend - we love new peeps!
  • Also on Wednesday, April 27 - we're prepping the Kids MTB race course at Bubbling Springs for our race on Saturday, April 30! We'll be leaf blowing and raking, moving a few logs, cutting a few face slappers - something for everyone! And bring your (fat)bike  - we need some help burning in a few sections! We'll be there at 5 p.m. until 7 or so ... come on out!
  • More Kids MTB race set up on Friday April 29 - taping the course, etc., and some last minute prep. Again, we'll be there by 5 - we'd love a helping hand!
  • Friday Night Clinton Road ride on April 29 - our start moves to 6 p.m. - meet us at 65 LaRue Road, Newfoundland.
  • Saturday, April 30 - it's Kids Race Day!! We need volunteers to course marshal, herd cats - err, kids, help with reg, scoring, set up and break down. This year, we're concentrating on our younger racers (Kindergarten through 5th grade), so our day will be short but fantastic! We'll be there to set up at 9, racing starts at 10, and we'll be cleaning up by 11:30. Let us know if we can count on you!
  • Post race on Saturday,, April 30, join us for a road ride leaving from Town Cycle! Meet at 1 p.m., and head out for a ride around Greenwood Lake. 
Whew - we told you it was a busy week! Any questions - Please spread the word about our kids race - and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, our website and blog for the latest!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

8th Annual Kids MTB Race is April 30, 2016

It's time for our perennial favorite - our annual Kids MTB Race! We are moving this fan favorite to a new location this year - Bubbling Springs on Macopin Road in West Milford. Easy access, family friendly, and terrain for all - it's going to be a great day!

Spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors - a good time will be had by all!

This year we are focusing on our youngest racers, grades kindergarten through 5th grade. No geared mountain bike necessary - knobby tires, a helmet, and a need for speed is all that is required!

All the details are in the flyer on the left sidebar - or email us at with any questions!

Spread the word - MTB racing for the kiddies on!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Time for new kits - it's camo for 2016!

If it's spring, then it's time for new kits! We've got a few new sponsors, and a few design changes for 2016 - and here they are!

Go to - then click on "Team Store" in the upper right hand corner. You will have to set up an account, then search for Team Town Cycle - and viola! Sizing charts, etc. are all available on the team store page. This pricing is available until March 27, so don't delay - order today!!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Problems with Team Town Cycle website

Hi folks - 

We're having some issues with our Team Town Cycle website - and we're working on it! We promise to be back soon - and thanks for your patience!!!