2017 Racing Season

Race 1: Wild West Windsor Chester

Highland Ridge Park: 34-48 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Welcome to Wild West Chester, time to put yourself and your legs to the test, and shake off the winter cobwebs. With 470 feet of vertical over 3.5 miles per lap, you’ll definitely earn your glory. Let’s make history together on what promises to be an amazing and memorable day.

RACE RESULTS | Photos 1 | Photos 2


Race 2: Morris Mania

Lewis Morris Park: Sunrise Lake Drive, Morristown, NJ  07960

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Lewis Morris Park is a popular mountain biking destination and no stranger to competition, having been the home of Marty’s Lewis Morris Challenge for many years. The race loop is 3.7 miles long with 450 feet of climbing, with a mix of 1/3 double track, 2/3 sweet flowing single track. This will be our first race where series leaders will be wearing our Leaders’ Jersey, and we will have call-ups based on the first race results; definitely some extra fun stuff to look forward to!

RACE RESULTS | Photos 1 | Photos 2


Race 3: Gloucester Gasser

Rowan College at Gloucester County: 1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ  08080

Sunday, May 21, 2017

We will be racing on the Gloucester County College trail system that has hosted many a cross country running race and is home to the Summer Sizzler mountain bike race. This venue features a huge infield, ample parking, and a course that loops back to the infield area part-way through the loop which will make for great spectating. The course consists mostly of twisty single-track with lots of short and punchy climbs, along with stretches of double-track and grassy areas. The race loop is 2.5 miles long, which is a little shorter than our other races so we’re upping the lap count. That’s a great opportunity for our middle school student-athletes to get to experience a multi-lap race.

RACE RESULTS |Photos 1


Race 4: Chester Challenge

Highland Ridge Park: 34-48 North Road, Chester, NJ  07930

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Deja vu all over again – due to our early season cancellation, we are coming back to Chester for second visit. Highland Ridge Park features beautiful vistas and a great mix of fun single and double track on the grounds that used to be the home of AT&T’s Bell Labs (be sure to check out the telephone pole farm by the entrance). We know that long climb at the back of the course was a bummer when we raced here in April, so we shortened the climb to about half its length, and in the process shortened the course to 2.5 miles with 220 feet of climbing. We will increase the lap count by one for all categories – so more single track, less climbing!

 


Race 5: Quick, Slick Six – p/b Halter’s Cycles

Six Mile Run: 102 Jacques Lane, Somerset, NJ  08873

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The NICA course features a fun mix of twisty, punchy single track and power-on stretches of double track. Not a huge amount of climbing (only around 250’ per lap), but definitely enough for you to feel a good sting in your legs. And since we moved this race to the end of the season, it will now also be our NJ Championship race and a State Champs Points Bonus will be awarded, per Rule 8.3 of the NICA Rulebook.


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  • Pit Zone profile completed (our online registration system). If not, contact your team director or if you want to race as an independent rider, contact League Director Tom Kruse.
  • League registration and race registration fees paid.
  • Waivers electronically signed in the Pit Zone (once per season).

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