The NICA race at Chester: No children were included in the writing of this blog

-by Norm Zurawski NICA has been a great vehicle for getting kids out of the house and on their bikes. As I’ve gotten more involved in this scene, I want to get even more involved. But as a boat needs water, a train needs rails, an airplane needs air, and the tires of your bike … Continue reading “The NICA race at Chester: No children were included in the writing of this blog”

Stewart PI Mousetrap – the MTBNJ Blurbs

Glenn Going in to this race and knowing the race course required a lot of consistent and almost constant power. My expectations were to just do better than the previous year.Finished 8th on the day 8 spots better than 2018. It was another “wet race” although it didn’t rain during the race the previous night’s … Continue reading “Stewart PI Mousetrap – the MTBNJ Blurbs”

Stewart from the Promoter’s Lens

With that, the 2019 MTBNJ race promotion season has ended. Despite summer being over a month away, our race promotion season is now 3 races down, and we’ll be winding down the rest of the year going to Kingdom Trails, doing group rides, enjoying the summer, and jumping into some mountain and/or cross races as … Continue reading “Stewart from the Promoter’s Lens”

Stewart PI Mousetrap: The Sales Pitch

The 2019 version of the Stewart Poison Ivy Mousetrap is coming down the mountain with rapid speed, and now is the time to take a good, hard look at what this race is all about. First and foremost, if you want to register you can do so here: https://www.bikereg.com/stewart-pi-mousetrap If you need convincing, here is … Continue reading “Stewart PI Mousetrap: The Sales Pitch”

Iron Furnace – the MTBNJ Blurbs

This weekend was the MASS Endurance Race – The Iron Furnace at Wawayanda State Park.   It’s a badass race that’s overshadowed a bit by its bigger brother, the Bearsct 50.   But the Iron Furnce is still no walk in the park, because riding those wet roots and rocks is a challenge no matter what.   On … Continue reading “Iron Furnace – the MTBNJ Blurbs”

Mooch Madness from the Promoter’s Lens

Mooch Madness 2019 is in the books. If you’re looking for a comprehensive breakdown, results, commentary, etc, this post is not it. This is a collection of pictures I took on race day, with 1 exception at the end which was taken by teammate Brian Ackerman. The rest of these are how I absorbed the … Continue reading “Mooch Madness from the Promoter’s Lens”

Mooch Madness – the MTBNJ Blurbs

Mooch Madness recap!  The MTBNJ Crew was extra busy this weekend.  Not only were they racing, they were promoting the race!   It was a huge effort and many many woman and man hours of work went into prep and execution.   Here are some of the recaps as written by the individuals, who in between racing … Continue reading “Mooch Madness – the MTBNJ Blurbs”

Ringwood Rumble – the MTBNJ Blurbs

The 2nd race of the H2H series came & went this past weekend up north with the Ringwood Rumble. At almost the other end of the state from the inaugural series event, this race was wet, muddy, and by all accounts a blast. In all we sent 10 racers down there this weekend and this … Continue reading “Ringwood Rumble – the MTBNJ Blurbs”

NICA’s 2019 Season Opener: A Refreshing Perspective

-by Norm Zurawski Normally I wouldn’t be writing about a NICA race on the MTBNJ blog, but this past weekend I had a chance to go down to south Jersey and take in the 2019 season opener of the NICA New Jersey season. For those of you who don’t know what NICA is, I will … Continue reading “NICA’s 2019 Season Opener: A Refreshing Perspective”