Saturday, June 25, 2011
Team Campmor at the Festivals
Saturday, June 18 was the 4th annual Jorbafest that took place at Waterloo Concert Field in Allamuchy NJ. Jorba, the leading bike trail advocacy organization in New Jersey was celebrating with an action packed day of bike fun for the whole family. Team Campmor was there to support and help lead rides. Art co-led the advanced Allamuchy ride with special guest, professional Trials rider, Jeff Lenosky. I led the women's advanced ride. Thanks to Dar, Marianne, Tara and Willy for helping.
Many kids and adults of all levels enjoyed the day. Although a mountain bike race team, Team Campmor encourages responsible trail us and practicing sustainable community development. Team members are required to do trail maintenance each year, and extra sponsorship is available for those that do more than 25 hours.
"pump the magic dragon" ... built by Art
Sunday Tara and I went up to Huntington State Park to help Darlene teach a women's clinic at the NEMB festival. Although much of the team lives in New Jersey, Huntington Ct is local to Darlene. From the time that I joined the team, I have tried to encourage female participation, and this is very rewarding to see other women, like Dar, step up to encourage women in her area. It is great to know that others will look beyond their own involvement and invest in the future of the sport.
Although a few members of the team took a day off their training and racing, they are happy to know that a day was spent in getting a few more trails open to bikes and a few more racers to the line in the future.
Check out this video by Manny Lugo: http://www.vimeo.com/25314532