Two Kids’ Mountain Bike Races in May at Parker Road Preserve

1.   U19/ Youth Mountain Bike Race at Parker Rd Preserve

May 2 @ 9:00 AM12:30 PM

10th Annual Team Bulldog Mountain Bike Race, and NJ State High School and Middle
School Mountain Bike Championships, will be held on Saturday, May 2nd. These races are for kids in kindergarten through High School. The races start at 9:00 a.m. and will take place at Parker Road Preserve, located at 20 Parker Road in Chester Township. Kids will race against others in their age groups with the final race going off at noon.  More details at 19race.teambulldog.com, or in flyer below. For questions, contact Tom by email at tom@teambulldog.com.

2.   Marty’s Youth Mountain Bike Challenge at Parker Rd Preserve

May 9 @ 9:00 AM12:30 PM

Marty’s Youth Mountain Bike Challenge is mountain bike racing for kids in kindergarten all the way through High School. The races start at 9:00 a.m. and will take place at Parker Road Preserve, located at 20 Parker Road in Chester Township. Kids will race against others in their age groups with the final race going off at noon. The older High School racers will do multiple laps on the 3 mile circuit with the younger children doing shorter courses depending on their age. The races are held on the newly built trails at the Parker Road Preserve and are open to all kids from grades K-12 with a knobby tired bike and helmet. Registration for the kids’ races is free with a suggested donation to the Chester First Aid Squad. Preregistration is strongly suggested and a link to registration can be found at martysreliable.com. Email any questions to Eric@martysreliable.com. For a complete schedule of the races visit martysreliable.com.

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Parker Road Preserve Mountain Bike Trails Opening 4/18

The first phase of the Parker Road Preserve trail system is complete, thanks to the hard work of volunteers. Here are a couple of events planned at the Parker Road trails:

Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 a.m. – Grand Opening Ceremony:

Chester Township Mayor and Council members will be on hand for a ribbon cutting and to officially open the trails of a recreational gem in the heart of our community–The Parker Road Preserve. 

Following the ribbon cutting, starting at around 9:30, we will hold a youth mountain bike clinic and a pre-ride of the race loops for the youth mountain bike races we will be holding at the park on May 2nd and May 9th.

Saturday, May 2nd – Team Bulldog/Cycle Craft 10th Annual Youth Mtn Bike Race and NJ State High School and Middle School Mountain Biking Championships. (u19race.teambulldog.com)

Saturday, May 9th – Marty’s Youth Mountain Bike Challenge (martysreliable.com)

If you have any questions, please contact: Tom Kruse at 908-872-7940

Hike the Sussex Branch Rail Trail 11/08- postponed

Please note that this hike has been cancelled for 11/8. Look for it to be rescheduled in the next few weeks.

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We will hike the whole length of the Sussex Branch Trail on

Saturday Nov 08, 2014. That is 19 miles. Despite the length it
actually is a fairly easy hike: It is a “railtrail” (abandoned
railroad, mostly well maintained, flat). Last time we hiked it it
took us 6:50. We will hike it from the northern end in Branchville,
NJ to the southern end on the trailhead in Allamuchy State Park on
CR 604 (Waterloo Road).

On Sat. Nov. 08, 2014, sunrise will be 6:37, sunset will be 4:48 p.m.
To make sure we have enough time we will meet at 8:00 a.m.
at the Allamuchy trailhead on CR 604, leave as many cars there as
practical, drive to Branchville, and hike back. If there are enough
cars we will leave some at intermediate points, as rescue cars or
as planned ends for people who want a shorter hike.

Directions to the trailhead on CR 604 (Waterloo Road):

From I-80 take Rte 206 north. Make a left on CR 604 (traffic light).
The trailhead is on your right in about 1.0 or 1.1 miles.

The Sussex Branch Trail and the Paulinskill Valley Trail are NJ
State parks. More information, and some maps, can be found on
http://www.pvtc-kvsp.org/Directions.html and
http://www.njskylands.com/pkkitt , (and more websites).
The Liberty Water Gap Trail uses both the Sussex Branch Trail and
the Paulinskill Valley Trail. The best maps can be found on
http://www.libertygap.org  . (No maps will be needed.)

Let one of us know if you plan to participate.

Teun Ott
teun@teunisott.com
908-879-5374 (Home)
908-655-7772 (Cell)

Brian Coan
bcoan@appcomsci.com
908-748-2076 (Work)
862-222-6471 (Cell)