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Archive for April, 2008

Yankee Stadium Tour Saturday June 14th at 11am

Posted by Craig DeSantis on April 24th, 2008

Join us for a funfilled day at Yankee Stadium for a Stadium Tour (current stadium) and lunch at the Historic Yankee Tavern. The following prices include round trip bus transportation, stadium tour, and all inclusive lunch. Adults: $46.00, Children: (14 and under) $39.00, Seniors (60 and over) $39.00 As of this date, the event is sold out. If still interested, please contact Roy Spierer at any club meeting to get on the waiting list.

End of Season Party 7:30pm May 7th, 2008

Posted by Craig DeSantis on April 24th, 2008

End of Season Party at the Exchange. Food, refreshment and slide show of past year’s events.

Eastern Ski Travel Show May 4, 2008

Posted by Craig DeSantis on April 24th, 2008

Eastern Ski Travel Show 12p-5pm at the Marriott – Hanover on Route 10

Bike New York – 5 Boro Tour – May 4th, 2008

Posted by Craig DeSantis on April 24th, 2008


For the second year in a row – this event is SOLD-OUT – 30,000 riders!  If you are planning to ride, come to the regular meeting on Wednesday, April 30th, at the Exchange to discuss meeting places at times, food (and refreshments) volunteers, and other logistics.

See you there…. Craig

High Bridge Bike Ride – 4th Annual

Posted by Craig DeSantis on April 23rd, 2008

This one is KID FRIENDLY – and – Its free!

June 7, 2008, 9:00 AM Sharp: 4th Annual Craigmeur Ski Club Bike Ride on the Columbia Trail (Rails to Trail). Rain or Shine! Back by popular demand!

Please join us for a bike ride on this beautiful scenic trail that starts in High Bridge, NJ. The trail is an old railroad path that has been converted into a pedestrian and bike trail. The trail is flat, hard packed fine white gravel and suitable for beginner to advance bike riders. It is recommended that you use a mountain or hybrid bike, although racing bikes can easily navigate the first half of the trail. Friends of Craigmeur Ski Club are welcome to join us. The trail is free! After the trip we will meet at a resturant in High Bridge for food and refreshments.

Please click here if you would like to learn more about this easy to bike trail.

Most people will want to do at least 12 miles of this round trip since it is the most scenic part of the trail. This part goes from Highbridge to Califon’s Old train station and then back. The more adventurous or advanced riders can do 16 miles round trip. The 16 mile route will be chosen based on weather conditions.

The trail is easy to get to by car. You can get there from Chester via Rt 24 or by Route 80 in the Netcong area. Here are directions.

Columbia Trail driving directions:
Take Rt. 80 to 206 South to Rt. 24 (Chester). Turn right onto take Rt. 24 West. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto NJ-24/CR-513/E MILL RD. Continue to follow CR-513. Turn RIGHT onto CR-513/CHURCH ST. Continue to follow CR-513 to Main Street. Afterwards, you will make a quick right into the municipal parking lot where we will meet. The Columbia Trail is across the street from the parking lot. The Restaurant is a block away from the parking lot and is an easy walk.

Please give yourself ample driving time to reach High Bridge. From Chester NJ, High Bridge is less than a half-hour driving time.

You may contact me via email by clicking here (preferred) or via cell 973-713-9169 if you have any questions.

I plan to be at all (excluding May 21st) of the regular club meetings at The Exchange Restaurant, Rockaway, NJ to answer questions.

Recommend items: Water, Extra clean shirt and a towel to wipe off dust and grime, if any, before entering the restaurant.

Sussex Branch Trail – Jurassic Park Ride

Posted by Craig DeSantis on April 23rd, 2008

This year’s cycling season is off to a spectacular start! We were blessed once again with perfect weather – sunny and 70 degrees. The “Jurassic Park” ride took us through past scenic NJ farms and parks. This included a stop at Fossil Farms, a family owned working ostrich farm in Sussex County. The owner, Todd Appelbaum, took time from his busy day to speak to us about ostriches, from breading, farming, and egg collecting (which involves avoiding the aggressive males). Among the many we heard, one interesting fact is -1 ostrich egg equals about 24 chicken eggs – now that’s a big omlet! Our thanks go out to Larry for arranging this chat.

Although mostly flat, the ride had a few hills and one interesting 50yd water/mud obstacle. Some when through, some went around, and one went in and came out quite muddy and little bloody. We’ll not mention who, but here’s a clue, his name rhymes with SPLAT. By far, the yongest that chose to mussle through the mud was Pat’s son Liem who not only successfully peddled through the mud on the way out he made it thru on the way back as well. And, somehow not getting covered in the muddy spray like the rest us.

After a few wrong turns, back tracking, and 3 spills (Brian’s was excusable – first day using clip-less peddles) we arrived at Max’s Station House for lunch. The food, service and atmosphere was great, the entire patio was ours.

Stay tuned for photos – coming soon…

See y’all at Bike New York – Sunday, May 4, 2008!


Photos by Larry Ticotin, Roy Spierer, Diane Bogert

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Bicycle Route 15 Outlet

Posted by Larry Ticotin, Webmaster on April 16th, 2008

Today we were fortunate to have Fred from Bicycle Route 15 Outlet talk to us during our meeting about Mountain Bike Technology. Fred displayed the latest state of the art Mountain Bike from DiamondBack. Please watch the above interview to learn more.

Larry Ticotin, Webmaster

NJSC Vouchers – returns needed by May 07, 2008

Posted by skijcb on April 10th, 2008

For those of you still holding NJSC vouchers, returns for credit toward 2008-2009 vouchers need to be received by Chris Budd on or before Wednesday May 07, 2008.

Please get these vouchers to Chris at any regular meeting or via snail mail if necessary.  You can contact Chris via email at skijcb (@) hotmail.com for the mailing address.

Vouchers received after May 07, 2008 have ZERO value.

Don’t lose your voucher credit, return your vouchers ASAP.  Thanks !!

Race Party

Posted by Mike Rachmiel on April 2nd, 2008

The End-of-Year Race Party will be The Main Street Exchange in Rockaway, NJ, the date will be Thursday, May 1, starting at 6:30 pm.  Since Pico did not charge us the per racer cost that I was quoted in the fall (which I included in the per racer charge), we have some extra money that we will use to subsidize the party.  This may not happen in the future.  The cost will be $15/person, if you make your reservation by April 22, if interest please e-mail me if you are attending.

Mike Rachmiel

Race Chairman