Kids’ Bike Race Saturday


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Just a quick reminder that there will be a bike race just for kids on the Hilltop tomorrow, Saturday August 21. The Hilltop Conservancy has created the race for kids ages 4 to 15 and yes, there are prizes involved.

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. Geordie Smith, the conservancy’s vice president and the organizer of the race, says a special course has been mapped out, which will take riders on a new trail through the woods. “It’s going to be a whole lot of fun,” he promises.

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

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. To join in, go to the course entrance next to the sports field parking lot on Courter Lane and Mountain Avenue in North Caldwell (see map below). Registration will close 15 minutes prior to the start of each race.

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For more details see The Hilltop Grasshopper Kid’s Bike Race, or contact Smith by e-mail at [email protected] or by 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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