Team Campmor ... Not Afraid to Get Dirty!


JORBA: Ringwood
Local Bergen County based mountain bike team makes itself known in the mountain bike community. Team Campmor, consisting of nineteen racers, both male and female ages 16 to 60 score high in the tri-state area’s premier cross country mountain bike race series, The Campmor Hudson to Highlands Series. The series is 9 races long, starting in May and ending in October.

Team Campmor racer Ed Ceccolini, will be taking home the winners jersey in the Pro field by winning 4 of the 9 races. The team’s Ben Williams won the Expert men’s 40-49 class, and Darlene Phillips won the Expert women’s 35+ class. Close behind were the team’s Tom Stanowski, 2nd in the Expert men’s 50+, Ellen White 2nd Expert women 35+ and Alberto Solano 2nd Open Single Speed.

The team also had a strong showing in the developmental classes, with Zach Koop winning the Sport men 19-29, Laura Winberry winning the Sport women 12-34, and Jeff Coneys taking 3rd in the Sport men 40-49. Kyle Paolucci won the Beginner men 19-29 and Tyler Conlon, the team’s youngest member, took 2nd in Beginner men 15-18.

While engaging in racing is the main quest of the team, the team also put in over 200 hours of volunteer trail work in neighboring parks, and with the help of family members of the team, close to 300 volunteer hours were performed this past season. With a shortage of trail networks open to mountain bikes in the New Jersey area, The Jersey Off Road Bicycle Assoc. (JORBA) has created an incentive program called Paydirt, where racers get points for doing trail maintenance added to their series score. Gary LoRusso, manager of the Campmor Team, along with many other team managers, have made it a team requirement to do volunteer Trail work (Paydirt). This past year, three new areas were developed for mountain biking that held their first ever races. One of these areas is the Jungle Habitat property in West Milford. Team Campmor was a major volunteer contributor to the trail building efforts on this State Park property.

The team also organized five all women events to encourage more women to get involved in mountain bike racing and mountain biking in general. Getting women into the sport has always been a huge stumbling block over the years, and this past year, female participation became the highest ever. Expect to see even more women next year.

Team Campmor would like to give a big thanks to it's sponsors: Campmor, Titus, Easton, Sidi, Giro, Bell and Vredestein. The team has begun it’s winter training and looks forward to the 2008 race season!

Congrats to the team:

Joe Azze 12th Pro
Joe Baldacci 4th Singlespeed
Joe Barros 9th Expert 40-49
Ed Ceccolini 1st Pro
Jeff Coneys 3rd Sport 40-49
Tyler Conlon 2nd Beginner 15-18
Zach Koop 1st Sport 19-29
Warren Moe 5th Expert 50+
Kyle Paolucci 1st Beginner 19-19
Darlene Phillips 1st Expert 35+
Alberto Solano 2nd Single-speed
Jeff Sauerman 9th Sport 40-49
Tom Stanowski 2nd Expert 50+
Jeremy Swift 7th Expert 30-39
Tara Walhart --- Expert 15-34
Matt Watters 22nd Sport 19-29
Ellen White 2nd Expert 35+
Ben Williams 1st Expert 40-49
Laura Winberry 1st Sport 12-34

Campmor H2H Awards Dinner will be held on January 19 in Mt Arlington, NJ.

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Any other teams?? Please post up your results, paydirt and accomplishments. Lets get pumped for next year!! :)
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JORBA: Ringwood
You bet. He coaches some of the team members. Here's a link to his site for anyone interested in some coaching or reading:

I'm hoping to get Ken out racing in some of the Campmor H2H series next year.:eek: I hear he has already mastered log riding! :getsome:
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