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Ringwood NJ Trail Maintenance – Sunday July 19th

We are half way there, let’s get out and make a big push. Paydirt hours need to be in by the end of the months, so all you racers better get out and get your hours done. We are continuing on the Crossover Trail (White Trail), meet us at the School at 9 or trail side anytime after. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes, water, and snacks. Tools will be provided. Heavy rain cancels.

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https://www.facebook.com/RingwoodTrailCrew/videos/836256543119485


Thank you
Ringwood Trail Crew

Mountain Bike Race Schedule – May 2014

USA Cycling Mountain events in CT

Start Date

End Date

Event

City

Race Type

Web Site

05/03/2014 05/03/2014 Race The Wrock New Haven Cross Country, State www.root66raceseries.com
05/18/2014 05/18/2014 Winsted Woods – Root 66 Series Race #5 Winsted Cross Country www.root66raceseries.com

 

USA Cycling Mountain events in NJ

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End Date

Event

City

Race Type

Web Site

05/03/2014 05/03/2014 9th Annual NJ State High and Middle School MTB Cha Andover Cross Country, Juniors/High School www.teambulldog.com
05/17/2014 05/18/2014 Mountain Creek Spring Classic Vernon Downhill, Super D, Pro GRT www.mountaincreek.com/parks/bike-park/
05/18/2014 05/18/2014 Jamis Bicycles H2H Race #3 Rumble in the Jungle West Milford Cross Country www.teamtowncycle.com
06/08/2014 06/08/2014 2014 Gravity East Series Race #2, Mountain Creek B Vernon Downhill gravityeastseries.com/schedule/
06/22/2014 06/22/2014 Lewis Morris Challenge Morristown Cross Country martysreliable.com/

 

USA Cycling Mountain events in NY

Start Date

End Date

Event

City

Race Type

Web Site

06/05/2014 06/19/2014 Adirondack Velo MTB Short Track Series Johnstown Short Track www.adkveloclub.com
07/27/2014 07/27/2014 World Cup, Test Your Glory Not Yet Permitted – Contact Promoter for Info Windham Downhill www.racewindham.com

 

USA Cycling Mountain events in PA

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End Date

Event

City

Race Type

Web Site

05/04/2014 05/04/2014 2014 Maxxis/Gravity East Series/POC Eastern States Cup Duryea Downhill Reading Downhill, State

 

USA Cycling Mountain National events

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End Date

Event

City

Race Type

Web Site

06/20/2014 06/22/2014 2014 USA Cycling Gravity Mountain Bike Nationals Angel Fire Downhill, Dual Slalom, Natl Champ, UCI www.usacycling.org

Cycling Events October 2013 – Recreational and Family Rides

Take a Kid Mountain Biking DayOctober 5th is the 10th Anniversary of the International Mountain Bike Association’s Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.
To find an Event Near you go to IMBA’s Interactive Map
These events are a great way to introduce a kid to the great sport of Mountain Biking.
Most Events include family friendly group rides, Demos, riding tips and giveaways.

Some Events we recommend are:

New Jersey

Trips for Kids JORBA

RSVP required – email to tripsforkids@jorba.org
Bikes/safety gear available – first come first serve
10AM – 3PM lunch will be provided
Parents not riding must stay at location
Waiver forms will need to be completed for all riders

Event Details
Date and Time:

Sat, 2013-10-05 08:00 – 13:00

Event Contact
 Rick Archer
Phone: 856-237-7836

JORBA and Marty’s Reliable Cycle
Take a kid mountain biking day presented by Marty’s Reliable Cycle and JORBA (Jersey Off-Road Bicycle Associaton)

– Guided Kid’s Mountain Bike Rides (guardians must ride too)
– Kid’s Mountain Bike Demos
– Helpful mountain biking info

The ride is about 4 miles long and both the child and parent/guardian have to come on the ride.

The first 25 kids to sign up receive a free water bottle from Specialized. If we get more then 25 kids then we have some Marty’s Bottles that we can give them.

This is a great opportunity to pass your passion for pedaling on to kids. Let’s get them out on the trails!
For more info, please email eric@martysreliable.com
or Mark perez@jorba.org

Event Details
Date and Time: Sat, 2013-10-05 10:00 – 12:00
Black River Park Trail, Roxbury, NJ and Dickerson Mine Preserve Mine Hill, NJ
Contact: Mark Perez
Email: perez@jorba.org
Phone: 201-650-3176

Mountain Creek Bike Park

Event Details
Date and Time: Saturday October 5th 9:00-5:00

Event Contact

 Chris Gengaro
Phone: 908-489-7545

NEW YORK

Yorktown Cycles – Blue Mountain Peekskill, NY
Saturday- October 5, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 2:00 pm

The day will include:

-kids group ride
-obstacle course
-lots of fun for all!

What to bring:
Your bike, helmet, water and of course a kid!
For more information, please contact Tom@yorktowncycles.com
(914) 245-5504

Trips for Kids Metro New York

Come Celebrate Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day with Trips for Kids and Bicycle Habitat

This family-friendly event is appropriate to all ages and all skill levels. We will be doing kids rides and clinics to celebrate of the International Mountain Biking Association’s national “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day”.You and the kids can bring your own bike( in good working condition), or pre-register to borrow a complimentary bike from Trips for Kids.

Preregister here: http://outdooradventure2013.eventbrite.com/

It’s free. It’s off the F train. It’s a day packed with adventure. Highlights include:

Seven miles of trails. All ages and types of riders are welcome to participate. Raffles and Great Fun !

Trek will also be there with their 2014 demo bikes ( for the big kids)

Come out explorer the city in a new and different way, meet the MTB community, including IMBA, CLIMB, Discover Outdoors, NYCMTB, and your local neighbor

Register now for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Bicycle Habitat!

Event Details
Date and Time:  Sat, 2013-10-05 10:00 – 3:00
Event Contact
 Andree Sanders
Phone: 917-658-9289

CYCLING EVENTS SEPTEMBER 2013 – Mountain Bike Races

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USA Cycling Mountain events in NY

Start Date

End Date

Event

City

Race Type

Web Site

09/01/2013 09/01/2013 ADK 80K MTB Race Lake Placid Cross Country, Endurance highpeakscyclery
09/01/2013 09/01/2013 New York State Championships Race Roxbury Downhill, State plattekill
09/08/2013 09/08/2013 Round Top Rally Round Top Cross Country NY MTB Series
09/14/2013 09/15/2013 Clarkson Cycling Race Weekend Not Yet Permitted – Contact Promoter for Info Potsdam Cross Country, Downhill, Dual Slalom, Short Track, Collegiate
09/15/2013 09/15/2013 Tymor park challenge Lagrangeville,ny Cross Country Espraces.com
09/15/2013 09/29/2013 Whiteface Fall
Mini DH Series
Wilmington Downhill, www.downhillmike.com
10/13/2013 10/13/2013 Eastern Regional Championshop Finals Roxbury Downhill, Regional plattekill

 

USA Cycling Mountain events in PA

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End Date

Event

City

Race Type

Web Site

06/01/2013 09/07/2013 ABRA Short Track Mountain Bike Series Canceled Oakdale Short Track www.abraracing.com/
09/01/2013 09/01/2013 Maxxis Tires Gravity East 2013 Race #7 hosted by Seven Springs Resort Seven Springs Downhill
09/07/2013 09/07/2013 Tour de Strongland Bike Race-Mountain Apollo Cross Country www.strongland.org
09/28/2013 09/29/2013 Penn State Rothrock You Like A Hurricane MTB Race State College Cross Country, Downhill, Time Trial collegiatecycling.org/eccc
10/20/2013 10/20/2013 Vertical Earth! Glen Park Mountain Bike Time Trial
Not Yet Permitted – Contact Promoter for Info
Stroudsburg Time Trial Glen Park MTB Racing

Cycling Events September 2013 – Charity and Recreational Rides

charityRides10th annual ride for the Sunshine Foundation is on Sunday Sept 8th 2013. Ride leaves the Library IV in Williamstown at 10 am, and return to the Library. Riding east on the black Horse Pike to Collings Lake then across to rt 54 to rt 40 to Tuckahoe rd. back to Williamstown.The route is 31 miles with one rest stop. There is an additional 15 mile loop that can be added for those who want a longer (46 mile) ride. You can ride at your own pace, and if you don’t want to go all the way we have volunteers who will get you, and your bike back to the Library . Mechanical support provided by Peddlers bike shop.
Here is a link to the route
http://ridewithgps.com/events/Sunshine-Foundation-Ride

A complimentary buffet at the Library IV awaits all riders and supporters. The cost is $45 per rider: $55 day of ride. Non-riders are asked to donate $15 to cover the cost of their food. All money collected goes directly to the Sunshine foundation. This would be a great training ride before the MS 150 on Sept 29th Contact Brian @609-442-6477 for more info or Libraryiv.com

THE GREAT 100 Sunday, September 08, 2013
1333 S. PROSPECT ST
NANTICOKE, PA
Come ride the rolling hills of some of the best roads offered by Scenic Northeastern Pennsylvania.
38,62,100 Mile Routes Available
Online Registration Closes Monday, September 02, 2013 at 5:00 PM, EST
USA Cycling Event USA Cycling Permit # 2013-2683
$25.00 Suggested Minimum Donation
This year’s ride(s) benefit Pedals for Progress. www.p4p.org
All net proceeds will be donated to this project.

Full Support, including SAG and Supported Rest Stops.
Please refer to our website for specific details of each ride, including Downloadable GPS Maps and Cue Sheets. http://www.meetup.com/UpstateVelo/events/130805082/

NYC Century Bike Tour
Date: 09/08/2013
Location: New York, NY
Phone: 212-629-8080
Email: info@transalt.org

The NYC Century Bike Tour is your ride — as challenging or relaxing as you choose, but always fun and rewarding. All routes have been carefully designed with your safety and enjoyment in mind. No matter which route you choose, you will be fully supported by experienced marshals and mechanics along the route with plentiful food available at scenic rest stops. Plus, all riders will receive a commemorative t-shirt and water bottle on ride day. Choose from 15, 35, 55, 75 and 100-mile rides.

The NYC Century Bike Tour is unlike any other bike tour you’ll find. That’s because the routes are designed to show riders the diversity of New York’s neighborhoods and how to navigate them safely. To illustrate bicyclists’ right to the streets, there are no street closings on the NYC Century — bicyclists ride with traffic and obey all traffic laws.

When T.A. inaugurated the NYC Century Bike Tour in 1990, New York City streets had few greenways and even fewer bike lanes. Over the course of the last twenty-three years, the city’s greenway system has expanded tenfold and, each year, the NYC Century showcases a growing bike lane network. The NYC Century Tour is an integral starting point for year-round bicycling.

The first NYC Century Bike Tour attracted about 200 dedicated New York City bicyclists, many of whom were daily bicycle commuters already fighting hard for better bicycling conditions in the city. Today, the ride draws over 6,000 people. Most riders are still New Yorkers, but many come from across the country and around the world. Many return year after year, because they know the NYC Century Bike Tour is the best way to experience the diversity and breadth of New York City.

Bike MS: East End Ride 2013
Date: Sunday, September 15th
Start/Finish Location: 605 County Road 39, Southampton, New York
Registration Fee: $50.00
Fundraising Minimum: $150.00 per cyclist
Route Options: 25, 50, 75 and 100 mile route options
Age Minimum: 18 years and older
Enjoy a cycling adventure with 300 of your closest friends. Choose your challenge, with route options for all cycling abilities. Cyclists will enjoy a scenic and historic ride through the South Fork of Long Island beginning and ending in Southampton, N.Y.
We have route options for cyclists of every level, ranging from 25-100 miles. The ride is fully supported with rest stops, bike mechanics, and support vehicles. Invite your family and friends to cheer as you cross the finish line. Cyclists will also enjoy great food and music by RVO at the Finish Line Celebration.
Check-in Times:
25 and 50 mile routes: 8:00 a.m.; Ride begins at 9:00 a.m.
75 and 100 mile route: 7:00 a.m.; Ride begins at 8:00 a.m.
Cyclists may register the morning of the ride beginning at 7:00 a.m. A $50 registration fee and a $150 fundraising minimum is due at time of registration. Cyclists must be off the road by 4:00 p.m.
Bike MS will take you further than you’ve ever gone before. It’s not the miles that matter — it’s the unforgettable journey. Join us for an event that’s more than a ride — it’s anticipation, camaraderie, personal accomplishment, and the knowledge that you’re changing lives… making every mile that much sweeter.
Don’t just ride, Bike MS.

Annual RCDCU Bike-A-Thon for Prostate Cancer
55 Fuller St.
Somerset, NJ
Saturday, September 21, 2013

Online Registration Closes Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM EST
The RCDCU Bike-A-Thon was organized to help increase awareness of prostate cancer and the importance of early detection. A portion of the money raised will be donated to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation who will also be providing Free prostate cancer screening for the cyclist and men throughout Middlesex and Somerset Counties during the days following the event. According to the statistics released from the Prostate Cancer Foundation, over 200,00 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer last year alone. It’s estimated that over 2 million American men are currently living with prostate cancer. As men increase in age the risk of developing prostate cancer increases significantly. Our goal is to promote awareness with this event in hope to spread the word of the importance of early detection.

The Bike Routes: The RCDCU Bike-A-Thon begins at the Renaissance Community Development Credit Union at 55 Fuller St. In Somerset NJ promptly at 9am.

The 3 Mile Fun Ride/Walk: Will start and end in the beautiful Colonial Park located at 156 Mettlers Rd. This picturesque park offers a spectacular variety of features, including the Spooky Brook Golf Course, Duck Pond and beautiful flower garden all along a paved bike/walk path spanning the entire length of the park. This is a great was to get the whole family involved in the event.

10 Mile Ride: Takes you through the the quiet neighborhoods of Franklin Township and out into the reserved open space land. There is a full featured rest stop at the halfway point of this fun ride as well as fully supported SAG vehicle.

30 Mile Ride: This challenging ride takes you through the quiet neighborhoods of Franklin Township into the beautiful Colonial Park, and along the historic Delaware Raritain Canal and Millstone River. Full rest stops in both Colonial Park and at the halfway point in the Wynnefield Somerset Clubhouse in Franklin Park, which will be fully stocked with refreshments and vital fluids. A fully equipped SAG vehicle will be along as well to help should any problems emerge.

The 50 Mile Ride: This challenging ride is for the seasoned cyclist following along the beginning of the 30 Mile route continuing along the Delaware Raritan Canal as well as the Millstone River. It takes you through parts of the historic Rocky Hill section of Somerset following along routes traveled by General George Washington and into Kingston. There will be fully stocked rest areas in Colonial Park, Wynnefield at Somerset Clubhouse and the historic Griggstown Fire Station and will be supported by a fully stocked SAG vehicle.

Whether riding or walking, as a team or a single person, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to “Ride Your Way To Fun And Fitness” and help us “Promote Prostate Cancer Awareness” Lunch will be served at the end of the ride as well as a product raffle and presentations of awards and trophies.

Hillier Than Thou 2013
Port Murray, NJ
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Online Registration Closes Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 10:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time
Parking and starting line will now be at:
YMCA Camp Bernie 327 Turkey Top Rd Port Murray, NJ 07865

Dubbed New Jersey’s Toughest Century The event features 100 miles with 12,000 feet of leg busting climbs!
There will be a metric century too.

Although this is not a race, the ride will be timed. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers, plus the top finishers in the age categories 35+, 45+, 55+ and 60+.

To add to the climbing fun, enter the Hillier Than Thou KOM/QOM Strava competition! Sign up for Strava before the event and track your ride. A KOM and QOM award will be given to the top male and female Strava winners!!

The riders will be fully supported throughout the whole event. There be 3 rest stops with food, water, port-a-potties and sag wagons out on the course.

Riders will enjoy event T-shirts and a post ride Bar-B-Que with great food, awards and entertainment! Come join in the fun! Any question call 973-227-4462 or email mgibney@cyclecraft.com
Day of registration is available; ride fee will be $75.

Free Citi Bike Street Skills

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The now Iconic – Blue CitiBike

DATE TIME LOCATION NOTES
Thu, 8/22 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Brooklyn, Ft. Green: Red Lantern Bicycles 345 Myrtle Ave[Map >] Register >
Tue, 8/27 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Manhattan, Soho Bicycle Habitat, 244 Lafayette Street< map > Register >

Thinking of joining Citi Bike, New York City’s new bike share system? Attend a Citi Bike Street Skills class for a short session that includes bike share basics, like pricing and station locations, as well as essential street riding tips. Every participant will leave with a free 24-hour pass to Citi Bike, worth $9.95!

Each Street Skills class offers important street riding information in a quick, off-bike session. The interactive class will provide concrete examples of city cycling scenarios and how best to handle them so that you enjoy pleasant, stress-free rides. Topics will include where bikes fit on New York City’s bustling streets, whether in a bike lane, traffic lane, bike box and much more. Join fellow Citi Bike riders (and future Citi Bike riders) to learn from certified cycling instructors in an informal, classroom-style presentation and discussion in a lively space where snacks, drinks, and good company are provided.

Street Skills classes teach the need-to-knows of urban street cycling. Participants leave with a complete understanding of their rights and responsibilities on the road as well as bike-related goodies from Bike New York.  The class covers:

  • Understanding bicyclists’ rights and responsibilities on the road
  • How to avoid basic road hazards
  • Understanding traffic principles
  • Where to ride on the road, including lane and intersection positioning and changing lanes
  • How to use New York City bike facilities including various types of bike lanes, bike boxes, and more

Street Skills classes consist of entirely classroom-based learning. Participants will receive literature and accessories to ensure continued safe and enjoyable riding.

After attending a Street Skills class, we highly recommend joining Bike New York for a Street Skills ride, where you will put your knowledge to good use!

Citi Bike is New York City’s bike share system. With thousands of bicycles at hundreds of stations, riding a bike in NYC has never been easier!

RIDES AND EVENTS FOR AUGUST 2013

Rides and EventsTuesdays in August
Ride Location: Hospital Road Lot at 6:00 PM Sharp
Ride Description: The Allaire Tuesday Beginner Group Ride. Rides are for the beginners and those not familiar with Allaire, we all ride in one group, and we are only as fast as the slowest rider so you don’t have to worry about being dropped. We also have a great cast of characters that are happy to give you tips on how to avoid some of the bumps and bruises we’ve all experienced. The only requirements are a bike, a helmet, water, and a sense of humor. According to the sunset calendar, we should have 1.5 hrs to squeeze the ride in. We hope you can attend.

MtnCreekXC

Tuesday August 6th
Ride Location: Mountain Creek venue at the bike racks in front of the Red Tail Lodge. Meet at 5:30 PM
Ride Description: Pre-rides for the Mountain Creek Summer Scramble lead by Jeff Lenosky
You can purchase a single use XC lift ticket for $7. Current JORBA members (bring your JORBA membership card)get a $3 discount on a single use ticket or $5 on a full access ticket – another great reason to join JORBA!

 

Wednesdays in August

Albert’s Mountain Bike Ride
Ride time: Wednesdays starting at 6PM.
Ride Location: Patriots’ Path Parking lot off of Sussex Road. (map)
Ride Description: Beginners Ride – Warm up on Patriot’s Path, then into Lewis Morris and back.
Where: Meet at Patriot Path Parking lot off of Sussex Road.

Marty’s Bike and Brew Mountain Bike Ride
Ride Time: Wednesdays starting at 6PM.
Ride Location: Marty’s Reliable Cycle of Hackettstown
Ride Description: This is a mountain bike ride that leaves from the Hackettestown store at 6:00 sharp. The shop closes at 5:00 on Wednesday so the employees can go on the ride. There will be intermediate and expert paced rides. The ride will go through Stephens State Park, Saxton Falls and Deer Park. The ride will be awesome, mostly because Megan Schmidt and Mikey Shank will be guiding you. After the ride, everyone is welcome to gather up at Bea McNally’s for brews and food!

mudchix

Mud Chix Clinics
Ride Dates: Dates: Wednesdays in August – 8/7, 8/14, 8/21
Ride Time: 6 to 8 pm
Ride Locations: Tourne County Park on 8/7 and 8/14
Chimney Rock/Washington Valley Park on 8/21
Ride Description: Learn new skills or improve your already awesome arsenal of skills with supportive and awesome ladies. Each week we will learn one or two new skills and then apply it to the trails.
Skills Covered: Basic Fundamentals, braking, wheel lifts, cornering, skinnies and I also take requests
Limited to 6 ladies a session
Cost: $45 per session or $120 for all 3!
To Register: E-Mail Mudchix@gmail.com
Parking for the Tourne will be at the parking like by the picnic area and baseball fields here.
Parking for Washington Valley Park will be in the lot on Chimney Rock Rd located here.


Thursdays in August

JAR Weekly Kresson Trails Ride
Ride Time:  6:30 PM
Ride Location: Kresson Trails in Cherry Hill near the Kresson and Springdale Road intersection.
Ride Description: Social group ride for all levels we are just out having fun. No one dropped Helmets required. Approximately 6-10 miles. Rolling, wooded single track. Contact Jay with any questions at 856-470-8967 or chtrailcrew@gmail.com.

Thursday August 8th and 15th
Ride Location: Mountain Creek venue at the bike racks in front of the Red Tail Lodge. Meet at 5:30 PM Ride Description: Pre-rides for the Mountain Creek Summer Scramble lead by Jeff Lenosky.
You can purchase a single use XC lift ticket for $7. Current JORBA members (bring your JORBA membership card)get a $3 discount on a single use ticket or $5 on a full access ticket – another great reason to join JORBA!

Saturdays in August

 MudChix FREE group ride.
On August 10th, Come on out for a free guided ride on the fantastic cross country trails that Mountain Creek has to offer!
Not sure if you are up for the challenge? Well, the ride is suitable for advanced beginners and up. We will be stopping as needed to practice on any challenging sections of the trail. We will be keeping a steady pace with re-grouping at trail intersections. You will need a bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, extra bike tubes (in case you flat), snacks and water.
Ride meets at the top of the mountain at 11 am. Wheels down at 11:15 am. $7 Single Lift Cross-Country Tickets are available in the Bike Center. See you there!

Dog Dayze of August Mountain Bike Skills Clinic 

Presented by
Dirt Rock n Root Training AND MudChix.com
Ride Location: Stewart State Forest Montgomery, NY

Ride Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013 to Sunday, August 18, 2013

Online Registration Closes
Friday, August 16, 2013 at 12:01 AM, Eastern Standard Time

 

Sunday August 18th – The Ramapo Rally
Choose from six beautiful, marked routes: 12, 25, 50, 62, 100, or 125 miles — through the farm and lake country of northern and western New Jersey.

  • Scenic routes and cue sheets
  • SAG wagons/bike maintenance by local bike shops
  • Fully stocked rest stops
  • Post-ride meal for all riders
  • For non-members, free trial BTCNJ membership valid until 11/1/2013.
Registration Time
  • Check-in opens at 7:00 AM and closes at 10:00 AM. Rain or Shine!
  • Century and Ultra-Century riders must depart before 8:00 AM.
Registration Fees

Pre-register through August 1: $40.00 Pre-register after August 1 through August 11: $50.00 

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Camp Sunshine in Ridgewood, NJ, which has been aiding multiply-disabled young people since 1960.

30% Off Ramapo Rally
Coupon Code:
RAMAPO30
Expires: 8/11/2013

AUGUST 2013 TRAIL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Trail MaintenanceBaldpate Trail Work
When: Sat, August 3, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Where: Baldpate Mtn – Hopewell/Titusville NJ
Description: Trail work typically starting at 9 AM on first Saturday of the month, except for hunting season. Please check Baldpate Mtn Riders page on Facebook for updated or get on the email list by contacting baldpate@jorba.org.

Chester Twp Trail Project
When: Weekly on Monday, 4pm – 8pm
Where: 20 Parker Road Chester Township, NJ 07930
Description: Trail construction at the newly proposed park in Chester Twp.
Work involves bench cutting with hand tools.
Every Monday from 4-8pm
Please RSVP Tom Kruse
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Single Track Mine Monday Trail Maint. Dickerson Mine Preserve
When: Weekly on Monday 5:30 – dark
Please RSVP perez@jorba,org if you plan on attending.
Please bring water and work gloves if you have them.
We will park inside the gate off Canfield Ave.
www.jorba.org 201-650-3176

WMFPT Maintenance (Pump Track)
When: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm
Where: Lycosky Drive, West Milford, NJ 07480
Description: On Monday’s at 6pm, we’ll work on the pump track and do some riding until dark. Bring your bike, something to drink and a desire to improve the track and we’ll see you there!

Dirty Thursday Ringwood
When: Weekly on Thursday through August 29th 4:00-7:00 pm
Where: Ringwood State Park
Description: For those looking to get in some week day work. Meet at the work site when you can by foot or bike. RSVP Art White for location by 2:00 that day, so he has enough tools. Art plans to pull tools in to work site by bike and trailer.

JORBA TM Lewis Morris
When: Saturday August 17, 8:15am – 11:30am
Where: Sunrise Lake Boathouse, Lewis Morris County Park Morristown NJ
Description: Since 2002, volunteers have contributed thousands of hours to build new trails, close down unsustainable sections and keep the trails in great shape. Come help us do more in 2013!
All tools provided. Just bring yourself. Open to ages 15 or older.
Contact: lewismorristrails@gmail.com

Mercer County Park Trail Maintenance Day
When: Saturday, August 17, 1pm – 5pm
Where: 316 South Post Road West Windsor NJ
Description: We will be meeting at the Marina at 9am for all of the 2009 TM dates
We generally finish around 12 pm – 1 pm Please bring something to drink.
Tools and Gloves will be supplied.

Sourland Mountain Preserve Trail Maintenance
When: Saturday, August 17, 9am – 12pm
Where: East Mountain Road lot
Description: Sourlands Mountain Preserve Trail
Monday, August 19
4:00pm

Allaire State Park Trail Maintenance
When:Sun, August 25, 8am – 12pm
Where: Meet at the Hospital Road lot. Allaire State Park
Description: A for a fun-filled day of trail maintenance. Don’t forget your bike for a nice post-tm group ride.

AUGUST 2013 MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE SCHEDULE For the Tri-State Area (NY/NJ/PA)

racingThe Race season in full swing and August has some great races so whether your in the running for a points series or have been sitting on the sidelines thinking about entering your 1st race – We’ve got you covered.


Downhill Racing
Mountain Creek NJ – Thursday Race League
Join Mountain Creek every Thursday through August 22nd for the Thursday Night Race League. These cash-in-the-hat fun races will move to a new trail each week. Come out and challenge yourself against the clock and compete for the weekly bragging rights. Details: Registration: 4:30pm-5:30pm @ the Biergarten Riders Meeting: 5:45pm @ Top of Trail Race Starts: 5:50pm-6:30pm (Start Novice to Expert) Divisions: Expert/Novice Location: Trail Varies weekly Entry Fee: $10 to enter Additional Details: Biergarten open until 10pm with live music and food & drink specials, Winners take home the cash! – 10% Rule in Effect.

August 18

Maxxis Tires Gravity East Race #6, hosted by Ski Blue Mountain Palmerton, PA

Join us at Blue Mountain’s Bike Park for the Gravity East Series Downhill Mountain Bike Race #6, Sponsored by Maxxis Tires! This 2 day event is held in the Valley at the base of Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton, PA. Camping Available
August 31-September 1

Maxxis Tires Gravity East Race #7, hosted by Seven Springs Resort  Seven Springs, PA
Seven Springs Mountain Resort will host the Gravity East Downhill Series Finals, August 31-September 1, 2013! As the premier gravity series in the United States, the GES event at Seven Springs will be the seventh and final stop on a circuit of the top downhill courses on the East Coast.


New York State Championships Race at Plattekill Mountain

469 Plattekill Mountain Road Roxbury, NY 12474
This Race takes place on September first but letting you know in the September issue may not got you enough time to plan.

09/01/2013
 Start Time  Gender  Discpline  Category  Age  Prizes  Places  Length  Field  Fee
11:00 am Open Downhill ALL product/cash for pros 3 deep  $65

For More information Contact: Laszlo Vajtay


Cross Country

August 4th

Wildcat Epic MTB Race – Wawarsing NY, NY

Entry fee Includes:

  • Marked Courses with Timing
  • Fully Stocked Aid Stations
  • Post-race BBQ ( No Beer unfortunately in this park)
  • Wildcat Epic Event T-Shirt (register by 7/19 to guarantee size/color)
  • Medical Support
  • Access to Showers
  • Donation to Local Trail Groups

2013 Event shirts: to be announced soon

Bring the Family.  The Gunks area has so much to see and do, and we have planned for a number of spectator locations along the race course.

Course: 6.5 mile loop of some of the best singletrack around,with a few fire roads connecting them..Trails built by local riders..Good Stuff!!

  • Cat 3 -1 lap
  • cat 2 – 2 laps
  • cat 1-,pro 3 laps

2013 Danzeisen and Quigley Summer Sizzler – Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ

Sunday, August 04, 2013
Race Type: XC The D and Q Summer Sizzler The course will feature 6+ miles of twisting South Jersey singletrack: logs, stream crossings, short/steep climbs, and whatever we can throw at you. The course is fun and flows well. We are going to run the course in a slightly different way than years past. Directions: From Central and North New Jersey Take New Jersey Turnpike south to Interchange 4. Exit there onto Route 73 and follow signs 1/4 mile to Route 295 South. Remain on Route 295 for 10 miles, until it merges with Route 42 in Bellmawr. Move left onto Rt. 42 lanes, then follow Route 55 Directions to GCC Campus.
August 11

Belleayre Mountain All Terrain Challenge /Race # 4 in NYS MTB Series!  Highmount, NY

Online registration closes Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 10:00 AM PM ET.
First 100 pre-registered riders get a free Race Tee ! !
Don’t miss it, ask around as they are sweet!
Cash for Category 1 and Pro/Semi Pro riders.
Category 2 & 3 riders get medals with a prize blow out at the finals on September 8th, 2013!The course will be up and ready to ride two weeks before the race date. It starts in the grass to the right in front of the Lower Discovery Lodge, from the perspective of looking up the mountain. Follow the signs and the orange field tap. Start and Finish are at the same exact point.Use the following address for mapping: Bellayre Mountain, 181 Galli Curci Road, Highmount NY, 12441.

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August 17
There is a $10 registration fee that covers the cost of event insurance.  All participants will receive a cycling related gift and top 3 finishers in each class receive medals!Please register online to help promoters  better plan for volunteer support.  There will be on site, day of registration.
There is no need to complete any of the information about a cycling license, this is after all a kids race…..we want to give kids a chance to try a bike race and get in on the excitement!
Select your class based on the racer’s grade in for Fall 2013
If you have questions, just email hilltopkidsrace@gmail.com
See you on Saturday, Aug 18, first race for K – 1 boys starts at 0900
The Kid’s course is open now for practice laps and training
August 18th

Campmor H2H Race #7 – Mountain Creek Summer Scramble Vernon, NJ

Join us for the inaugural Summer Scramble XC Race. Enjoy an approximately 5 mile course around our mountain top lakes. Then celebrate the day in our trail-side Biergarten for Awards. All registrations include a complimentary Full-Access Mountain Creek Bike Park Lift Ticket for the day of the event.

August 25
The West Hurley Burly features a brand new course nearly a year in the making.
Consisting 90% of hand-crafted singletrack, and incorporating the very latest in passing zone technology, this is a rider’s course… all killer, no filler!
The experts and pros will have alternate trails and options in some places to make sure everyone is challenged appropriately.As expected from an NYSMTB Series race, this will be a top shelf event, featuring:

  • electronic scoring
  • ample paved parking
  • An MC calling the event & spinning tunes
  • food vendor on site

…And all of that sweet, twisty singletrack

Cash for Cat 1 and Pro/Semi Pro riders! Cat 2&3 riders get medals with a prize blow out at the finals on 9/9/12 in September!!!

The race will be staged right on Rt 28 west just a few minutes from exit 19 on the NYS thruway. More complete directions will be made available before the event for pre-riding.


Have an event coming up let us know and we will be sure to get the word out:

Rides and Events for July 2013

Mountain Bike Group RideWeekly Rides

Allaire Tuesday Night Beginner Rides 

Tuesdays in July 6pm sharp (conditions permitting), Hosted by JORBA .
The Allaire Tuesday Night Beginner Group Ride.
Rides are for the beginner or folks not familiar with Allaire, we all ride in one group, and we are only as fast as the slowest rider so you don’t have to worry about being dropped. Speed demons need not apply, and leave the Heart Rate Monitors at home. We also have a great cast of characters that are happy to give you tips on how to avoid some of the bumps and bruises we’ve all experienced. The only requirements are a bike, a helmet, water, and a sense of humor. According to the sunset calendar, we should have 1.5 hrs to squeeze the ride in. We hope you can attend.

Albert’s Mountain Bike Ride

When: Wednesdays starting at 6PM.
Where: Patriots’ Path Parking lot off of Sussex Road. (map)
Description: Beginners Ride – Warm up on Patriot’s Path, then into Lewis Morris and back.
Where: Meet at Patriot Path Parking lot off of Sussex Road.

Marty’s Bike and Brew Mountain Bike Ride
When: Wednesdays starting at 6PM.
Where: Marty’s Reliable Cycle of Hackettstown
Description: This is a mountain bike ride that leaves from the Hackettestown store at 6:00 sharp. The shop closes at 5:00 on Wednesday so the employees can go on the ride. There will be intermediate and expert paced rides. The ride will go through Stephens State Park, Saxton Falls and Deer Park. The ride will be awesome, mostly because Megan Schmidt and Mikey Shank will be guiding you. After the ride, everyone is welcome to gather up at Bea McNally’s for brews and food!

JAR Weekly Kresson Trails Ride
When: Weekly on Thursdays at  6:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Kresson Trails in Cherry Hill near the Kresson and Springdale Road intersection. map
Description:  Social group ride every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. Yeah, helmets required. All levels…we are just out havin’ fun. No one dropped. Approximately 6-10 miles. Rolling, wooded single track. Contact Jay with any questions at 856-470-8967 or chtrailcrew@gmail.com.


Morristown Community Bike Ride

When: Friday July 28th 6:15
Where: Behind the Morristown Town Hall
Description:  This ride is fun for ANYONE who can ride a bicycle. It’s only 3.5 miles long and goes at a “coasting” pace. This is the safest ride you will ever do. Riding in a “mass” and being surrounded by other cyclists means you are very visible to motorists. Anyone can do this ride on any bicycle. The ride is child/family friendly and very peaceful. Oh, and if that’s not enough to get you out, its really, really fun too!!!

 

JAR MTB Skills Clinic Series at the Kresson Trails
Sat, July 20, 9am – 12pm
Where: Kresson Trails in Cherry Hill. Parking lot on Kresson near the Springdale Road intersection
Description: The JORBA/Keswick Mountain Bike Skills Clinic Series at the Kresson Trails are held on the third Saturday each month from April through October from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon.
Clinics are free. Helmet required. Just RSVP to chtrailcrew@gmail.com or visit http://www.meetup.com/JORBA-CHAPTER-JERSEY-ACTION-RIDERS/
Rain cancels, so pray for warm sun and dry trails!

Trips for Kids Open Rides
Date: July 20, 2013 All Day
Where: Tourne County Park – Boonton, NJ
Hosted by: Trips for Kids and The Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association (JORBA)
Our bikes and Ride Volunteers are coming to a park near you!!
10AM – 3PM lunch will be provided
Bikes/safety gear available – first come first serve
Parents not riding must stay at location
Waiver forms will need to be completed for all riders
RSVP is required email TripsforKids@jorba.org to RSVP or with any questions..


Montclair NJ

Montclair Bikery Ladies Group Ride
When Fridays in July,  9:00am – 10:30am
Where: Montclair Bikery, 145 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042
(meet behind the store) (973) 744-7252 (map)
Description: Hosted by the Ladies Group. Come for a ride every Friday morning at 9am. these rides will give you a challenge and a good excuse to get out and enjoy the fresh air. This is a C/C+ ride

Montclair Bikery Montclair Cyclists Ride (Advanced)

When: Saturdays in July, 8:00am – 11:30am (no ride on July 20th)
Where: Montclair Bikery, 145 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042
(Meet behind store) (973) 744-7252 (map)
Description: Join the Montclair Cyclists for their weekly ride! It leaves from behind the store at 8am sharp, so DON’T BE LATE. This is a B/B+ ride.

Montclair Bikery Montclair Cyclists Ride (Intermediate)

When: Sundays in July, 9:00am – 11:30am
Where: Montclair Bikery, 145 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042
(Meet behind store) (973) 744-7252 (map)
Description: This is an intermediate level group ride.

The Community Ride

This takes place on July 28th at 6:30pm and meets in front of the Montclair Public Library.

– See more at: bikewalkmontclair

Please visit the Bicycle Touring Club of NJ for an extensive list of rides for all abilities.
You do not need to be a member to participate in one or two rides.


Learn to ride Downhill with these 2 events at Mountain Creek

Build bike confidence and learn to have more fun on the trails.  This 3-Day skill building camp will take your downhill mountain biking to the next level.  Learn fromShaums March (2-Time Master World Champion) and his experienced staff of IMBA Certified coaches.  With a personality that’s as solid as his skills, March elicits superlatives like “one of the most gifted riders in the game,” “always the most popular racer on the course,” and “one of the greatest assets to mountain biking.” He’s also renowned as one of the best coaches the sport has ever seen.  This chance to learn from the best is not to be missed.

Campers will enjoy 3 full days of personalized on-mountain instruction including:

  • Overview of basic bike components and functions
  • Bike fit & set up
  • Body position instruction
  • Braking
  • Cornering
  • Pumping
  • Airs & drops
  • Line selection
  • Video Analysis

Dates: Friday July 5 – Sunday July 7, 2013

 Camp Costs: $399.99*

REGISTER NOW!

Dirt, Rock n Root – Women’s Downhill Clinic

Fri, July 26 — Sun, July 28

Come to Mountain Creek Bike Park and join Kathi Krause of Dirt Rock n Root Training for a 3 day women’s downhill clinic July 26-28!  We’ll start by reviewing the core fundamentals and then move on to key skills for conquering the mountain – descending position, cornering, braking.  We’ll work on how to pick the best line down the trail, and how to clear obstacles that we find along the way.  There will also be a GoPro analysis, so you can see how you are improving!

Kathi Krause started out racing on the velodrome and worked her way through criteriums, road, cyclocross and cross country before finding her way to the Pro Downhill circuit. With three Masters World Downhill Championships and 25 years of racing behind her, Kathi started Dirt Rock n Root Training in 2011. One of DRRT’s main objectives is to help bring more women into mountain biking and to promote mountain biking as a lifetime sport.  When not coaching, you can find Kathi riding the downhill at the nearest mountain.

Target:  Beginner to Intermediate women, racers and recreational riders.  – but all levels can benefit from this clinic.

Campers will enjoy 3 full days of personalized on-mountain instruction including:

  • Overview of basic bike components and functions
  • Bike fit & set up
  • Body position instruction
  • Braking
  • Cornering
  • Pumping
  • Front & Rear Wheel Lifts
  • Clearing Obstacles
  • Video Analysis

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IMBA LEVEL 2 BASIC SKILL INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COURSE

2013-07-11

Hands on training for conducting beginner to intermediate level coaching, and preparation for leading group rides or MTB guiding in the back country.

Course Length = 3.25 days  (28 Hrs)

Course Price = $697 USD (Current IMBA member rate)

Completion of the course with passing the two practical exams and the written test will qualify an individual to:

  • Lead individual or group mountain bike rides
  • Provide mountain bike instruction on basic bike handling skills
  • Provide private instruction for beginner and intermediate level riders through clinics, camps, events
  • Provide appropriate basic bike set-up recommendations
  • Support IMBA-ICP Lead Instructors at clinics/camps/events

Medical Qualifications = Basic First Aid and CPR

Skills Covered = Neutral and Ready Positions, Bike/Body Separation, Braking, Shifting, Turning, Climbing, and more.

Technical Qualifications =  5+ years mountain biking experience, good communication and personable skills, passionate about riding and a strong desire to help others have more fun and progress safely.  It is NOT a requirement to have the Level 1 certification.

Other Information =  All Level 2 certification courses will cover the material for being a Ride Guide in addition to a Basic Skills Instructor.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO IMBA’s SITE TO REGISTER


Special Deal
Women’s Ride Day at Mountain Creek Bike Park
Sun, July 28
We recognize that the testosterone-filled world of mountain biking at Mountain Creek can be a little intimidating at times, especially for those who are new to or still learning the sports. That’s why Mountain Creek has created specific Women’s Ride Days at the resort for female riders to get out and ride together in a fun, supportive environment.
Female riders SAVE 50% OFF: Lift Tickets, Lessons and Rentals

Register Now for Upcoming Events:
Gran Fondo NJ 2013 Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 7:00 AM (EDT)
Morristown, NJ

Hilltop Grasshopper, Kid’s Bike Race
Saturday, August 17, 2013
North Caldwell, NJ


Have an event coming up let us know and we will be sure to get the word out: