Hilltop Bike Race For Kids


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The Hilltop Conservancy has hosted many family bike rides through the Verona nature preserve over the years. But on August 21, it’s going to hold its first bike race just for kids.

Working with the Essex County Parks Department and the Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association, the Conservancy is inviting cyclists ages 4 to 15 to ride and race for prizes on a specially prepared mile course through the woods. Best yet, the race is a fundraiser for an organization that does a lot to preserve one of the best woodlands in Essex County.

Here are the rules: The course is next to the sports field parking lot on Courter Lane and Mountain Avenue in North Caldwell. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the races begin at 9 a.m. Racers will be divided by school grade with the youngest riders going first. Any bike in good working order is eligible to race but helmets are mandatory. The race costs $10 per racer, which includes a bike inspection, and prizes will be awarded to the top racers. Boys and girls may be combined if there is a low number of registrants for a class.

Grade Start Time, Boys Start Time, Girls Course Length
K   & 1st 09:00 09:05 0.6 miles
2nd & 3rd 09:20 09:25 1.2 miles
4th & 5th 10:00 10:05 2.4 miles
6th & 8th 10:45 10:50 3.0 miles
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For more details see The Hilltop Grasshopper Kid’s Bike Race, or contact Geordan Smith, Organizer, Hilltop Grasshopper by e-mail [email protected] or phone 973-857-4163.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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