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JORBA Festival Returns

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Mountain Bikers rejoice after a 3 Year hiatus the JORBA Festival returns with a new name and location.

The “Jungle Jam” will take place on Sunday  September 21st 2014 at 126 Airport Road, West Milford, NJ

(The Former site of Jungle Habitat Safari Park)

The event will have all the fun of past events:

There will be group rides for all skill levels, the coolest show you will ever see by Pat “The Human Vise” Povilaitis, a limited attendee ride and appearance by local pro Jeff Lenosky,

a women’s skills clinic and ride by Rock N Roots Training, kids rides, demo bike fleets, a huge raffle, and much, much more.

 Jungle Habitat is much smaller in size than Allamuchy (Previous site for Jorbafest) and its surrounding parks it is a great place to ride.

It has flowing lines, technical sections, some climbs with remnants of the parks previous structures which give rise to some of the trail names

like: Animal Chute and Otter Slide.

For complete details and Flyer Click here

2009 Second-annual Jorba Bikefest

The weather this past Saturday may have impacted the turnout of the 2nd annual Jorba Mountain Bike festival.
But those who did brave the rain and cool temperatures (quite a contrast from last years festivals that was hot and humid) were treated to an experience, that despite the large open venue had a more intimate feel than the previous years festival, and quite frankly any other festivals that I have been to.

The Technical ride with Jeff Lenosky felt more like a Sunday group ride with friends than a impersonal group ride with a bunch of strangers. We were a small group of about 6 or 7 riders. Everyone could ride and had a great attitude. By the middle of the ride we were conversing and
cracking jokes with one another like we old friends. Bob Workman coordinator of the Allamuchy Chapter of JORBA gave us a preview of some the new trails that are being worked on as well as showing us some great staples of Allamuchy including Rolly Polly, Caridac, and Cardiac Bypass. Our ride took us up some loose leg burning climbs made a bit more difficult by the wet
conditions.
For our efforts we were treated to some flowing rolling sections, and Grin-inspiring down hills. The trails at Allamuchy are tecnical, rocky, and root strewn but at the same time they inspire confidence. Most of the downhill rock section are roll able and lines are pretty apparent.
Our ride was a little over a 2 and 1/2 hours you can view a GPS Map of the ride here.

After our ride, Jeff handed out some t-shirts and hats.
One of the vendors was giving out Slushee’s much appreciated and needed after our ride.

After some lunch and a change clothes I headed over to check out

the Cyclesports Skills clinic. The clinic had a course setup with some skinnies, teeter-toter’s, and other obstacles. The clinic instructor provided some tips to the riders on speed control and sighting your line as well as showing off some skills of his own riding a wheelie across one of the skinnies.
The Festival went on mostly as planned but Jeff’s Stunt show was cancelled due to the weather conditions.
Trek, Giant, and Specialized were on site with Demo bikes to ride and I am sorry that I did not seize the opportunity to throw my leg over a remedy The Trek representative was friendly and knowledgeable and spoke with me at length about the Trek/Fisher line of bikes.
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What are You doing September 13th

The Jersey Off-Road Bicycle Association (JORBA) presents the
1st Annual JORBA Bike Festival – A Celebration of New Jersey Mountain Biking
Saturday, September 13th, 2008 – Waterloo Village Concert Field – Stanhope, New Jersey

The goal of the “fest” is to promote responsible trail stewardship and cycling advocacy and awareness in New Jersey. The festival will feature events and activities for all ages and multiple cycling disciplines; mountain, cruiser, BMX, unicycles, you name it. All are encouraged to visit and enjoy this fun filled day, for the whole family.

If you’d like to assist for part of the day helping us run the Fest, please contact bikefest@jorba.org.

Printable Flyer right here: FLYER

Local boy Jeff Lenosky will be killing it. (He used to do Demos in CT at the Jack Rabbit Run Race every year. It was 1st time I ever saw Trials riding and I was floored by his show)

Guided trail rides in Allamuchy, Deer Park and Stephens State Park for all skill levels, including womens only rides and a kids ride

A massive raffle, your local Bike Shops have outdone themselves! Grand Prizes: Giant XTC hardtail, a pair of his and her’s Cadillac Eldorado Cruiser bikes, plus $500 in Cycle Craft Gift Cards! Others prizes TBA.

Pro demonstration by trials legend and local NJ rider Jeff Lenosky

A guided Mountain Bike Night Ride
Trail maintenance and trail building demonstrations by a certified JORBA Trail Wookie
“Skinny” contest!

Skills clinics for all ages by Cycleworks own John Nicholson

Demo trailers from Giant, Specialized (more TBA). Ride it before you buy it!

Shop vendors with lots of great deals Subaru/Saturn “donation” dollar dogs and sodas — all proceeds go to JORBA

Kid friendly event, including kids rides

See Pat Povilaitis aka the Human Vise, 1 show, time TBA!

Cycle craft will be throwing in $500 worth of Gift Cards as part of the massive raffle.

What to bring, what to do?
The Concert Field is huge! We invite you to bring folding chairs, tables and popup (ez-up) tents and the whole family. There’s plenty of room to spread out, so make the whole day of it, bike, relax, eat, repeat.
There is no running water at the site so we recommend that you bring water for your rides. That said, there will be water for sale,

Bicycle helmets must be worn if you plan to ride your bike. Our vendors will have bike helmets on sale if you want to purchase one.

Tentative Event Schedule
This schedule is subject to some minor changes, but for the most part this is how the day will roll:
7am – 10am ———–>Pre-Festival Set Up
10am —————–>Registration Opens: sign in, waiver, bracelet
10:30am-2:30pm ——->Advanced Mountain Bike Ride in Allamuchy State Park
10:30am-2:30pm ——->Advanced Women’s Only Ride
11:00am ————–>Jeff Lenosky!!!
12:00pm-12:50pm ——>1st Skills Clinic by Cycleworks
12:15pm-2:45pm ——->1st Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride in Stephens State Park (7-10 miles)
12:15pm-1:15pm ——->1st Kids Ride on the Morris Canal Towpath (1.5 miles)
12:30pm-2:00pm ——->1st Beginners Ride in Stephens State Park (4 miles)
12:40pm-2:05pm ——->Women’s Beginner Ride in Stephens State Park (4 miles)
1:00pm-1:50pm ——–>2nd Skills Clinic by Cycleworks
2:00pm —————>1st Raffle
2:00pm-2:50pm ——–>3rd Skills Clinic by Cycleworks
3:00pm-5:00pm ——–>2nd Intermediate Ride in Deer Park (7-10 miles)
3:00pm-4:30pm ——–>2nd Beginners Mountain Bike Ride in Stephens State Park
3:00pm-4:00pm ——–>2nd Kids Ride on Morris Canal Towpath (1.5 miles)
3:00pm-4:00pm ——–> “Skinny” contest
4:00pm-4:50pm ——–>4th Skills Clinic by Cycleworks
4:00pm —————>Jeff Lenosky!!!
5:00pm —————>2nd Raffle
6:30pm —————>Night Ride

Directions to the Venue
The Bike Fest will be held at the Waterloo Concert Field 10 Kinney Road Stanhope, NJ 07874
Look at this place, its massive!

What is JORBA?
JORBA is a group of New Jersey mountain bike riders dedicated to cycling education, advocacy and conserving New Jersey’s diverse natural resources. JORBA works with land managers, park officials and other trail user groups to gain and maintain access trails all over New Jersey. We are over 500 members strong with chapters throughout the state. Please visit http://www.jorba.org/ for more info and to become a member of New Jersey’s unified voice of MTB and sustainable trails.

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