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|