Kingdom Trails – In a Picture

Kris The smile of joyful satisfaction – the after effects of blazing down trails, inches from a teammates wheel, with nothing on my mind except the line ahead and the dare to lay the bike over just a little more though the next corner. Smiling, encouraging faces always greeted me as we re-grouped between runs. … Continue reading “Kingdom Trails – In a Picture”

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 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”

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”

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”

Dave’s Eggs are all in One Basket. Promoting Through the Snow Plow

-by Norm Zurawski One thing I wanted to do this year was sit down and give the readers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to promote a bike race. I’ll be honest – I don’t know what the end-result is for doing this. Several people told me it might be an interesting exercise to … Continue reading “Dave’s Eggs are all in One Basket. Promoting Through the Snow Plow”

The Legal South Mountain, in Phoenix, Arizona.

-by Norm Zurawski January in New Jersey. I can think of many places I’d rather be in the winter. While I didn’t actively seek a place to go this past January, and really this winter has not been especially cold nor snowy, I was given the opportunity to go to Arizona for a work trip. … Continue reading “The Legal South Mountain, in Phoenix, Arizona.”