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.