Kid’s race! Hilltop Grasshopper August 11, New Location, Bike Reg open!

overbrook

Active Member
#1
Get the little ones on the trainer

The Hilltop Grasshopper is going to happen after all. Here's the JORBA sponsored site for the 2018 Grasshopper.

Saturday August 11, first race @ 0900 for K-1 boys and girls.

The old location is no more, the new location is in Cedar Grove off the rail trail below the new Cedar Grove Community Center. Parking is also available at Alaris Health on Keeney Street, back parking lot, right next to the course!

The loop is a sweet bit of much smoother single track and a chunk of rail trail, all easily accessible and perfect for viewing little rippers.

Here's a link to bike reg, http://www.bikereg.com/hilltop-grasshopper-kids-bike-race-9th-annual

Sign up online and help us better plan for the day, $10.00 covers it. Of course there's paper work to actually sign on the day of the event but if you sign up online, the waiver form will be printed and waiting for your signature.

The race flyer is attached, pass it around!

This is, as always, a grassroots race heavily dependent on riders and families to promote and otherwise build a good vibe and get the kids out to race.

Thanks to CycleCraft and the cycling community for 8 years of successful kid racing in Essex County.
 

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Delish

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
#2
Awesome! So glad you found a way to keep this going. We will be there this year for sure.

Will it be held on the section of trail known to local hikers as Boogaloo?
 

overbrook

Active Member
#3
Location is correct, a good chunk of that one w start line and return on rail trail, way less technical than original kid’s korse but still not patty cake
 

overbrook

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#6
Who’s got racin? All those little kids who had to be satisfied watching older NICA kids race now have their own race (don’t forget, grade 6 - 8 students are invited to the grasshopper)

The new kid’s korse will be fully marked shortly, meanwhile most know Boogaloo and the rail trail, tie those together to make a lap and you’ll basically be good.

I do still need to set up bike reg but really, it’s coming, and when it is open I’m asking for riders to share that news and help promote this year’s grasshopper in its new location.
 

Delish

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
#7
I took our almost-5 y/o and almost-7 y/o to ride the course this weekend and it is great! The older guy was able to ride nearly all of it by himself. Much excite!

What’s the plan for parking? Now that the road is closed the only parking near there is the back side of the nursing home, which very is spacious
 

overbrook

Active Member
#10
Parking is easy, the assisted care facility is permitting parking on the day of the race! Of course many will likely also park by the community center because of the big play area for kids and bathrooms and easy access from Fairview Ave

Thanks for asking about this at the new race location
 

Delish

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
#13
Excellent, likewise. Do you have a PDF flyer to help promote the race? I'm sure we can help spread the word locally.
 

overbrook

Active Member
#16
your help and help from so many others that i will never know about is why this event is successful, safe and fun for all the kids who come out

thanks for supporting kid racing
 

overbrook

Active Member
#17
the kid's korse, new one off the rail trail in cedar grove, is going to get some attention tonite so the young rippers can run the actual course, (maybe a few more tweaks between now and august 11 race day).....also a chance for the og's to check it out, expect that there will be an og 4-5x hot lap session on race day.....for those not familiar with this quick event, pray that nica hot shots don't show up
 

overbrook

Active Member
#18
The new kid’s korse is open w a need for traffic on the new bits that make boogaloo into a short loop

It rides clockwise, note orientation of new markers on the brand new chunks

No complaining about the new south end connector and center off shoot, a couple logs to be cut out / moved and a need for a weed whacker to tune it, a forest elf will hopefully read this and take care of the two just blown out new bits on new official kid’s korse
 

Delish

Well-Known Member
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#19
The new kid’s korse is open w a need for traffic on the new bits that make boogaloo into a short loop

It rides clockwise, note orientation of new markers on the brand new chunks

No complaining about the new south end connector and center off shoot, a couple logs to be cut out / moved and a need for a weed whacker to tune it, a forest elf will hopefully read this and take care of the two just blown out new bits on new official kid’s korse
We will try to get some little wheels on it this weekend! Don't have a whacker or blower but will do our best to clean up some of the trash and other bits. Thanks for your hard work.