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*


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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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.


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:

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