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    Kid's MTB Race, Hilltop Grasshopper, Saturday Aug 18

    Parents, race day is coming and last year's competition was fierce as well as fun.

    Saturday, August 18 @ 9:00 AM first race

    Essex County Hilltop Reservation, North Caldwell

    This is the Third Annual Kid’s Bike Race in the Hilltop in North Caldwell, (seriously, Essex County, NJ)

    The Essex County Parks Department and the Hilltop Conservancy invite all cyclists, grades k - 8 to come and ride and race for prizes on a specially prepared 0.6 mile Kid's Korse. (You can ride the Kid's Korse right now, it's marked and clear)

    Helmets are mandatory.

    Cheering and cowbells are encouraged

    The spectator friendly course is next to the sports field parking lot on Courter Lane and Mountain Avenue in North Caldwell.

    Registration opens at 7:30 AM and competition starts at 9:00 AM for the youngest competitors, K – 1st grade. There is a $10.00 registration fee per participant which includes a bicycle technical inspection. Any bike in good working order is eligible to race. (Net proceeds will be donated to the Hilltop Conservancy)

    Classes for boys and girls K – 1st grade, 2nd – 3rd grade, 4th – 5th grade, 6th – 8th grade, with prizes for top 3 class finishers.

    To Pre-Register online

    o visit Bikereg.com and Hilltop Grasshopper Kids Bike Race

    For up to the minute details and links to maps, see

    o Hilltop Grasshopper Kid's Race | JORBA - You Dig?
    o http://www.hilltopconservancy.org/map_Park_Map.pdf

    You have probably heard that this is a great event to give your kids a taste of the fun and excitement of racing......please please help bring out more kids and help distribute this event notice any way you can.....kids on bikes, it's all good

    Volunteers are needed to help on race day, email hilltopkidsrace@gmail.com with questions or send a private message through this forum
    Last edited by dumblond; 06-04-2012 at 06:08 PM. Reason: bad map link

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    My daughter and I will be there. 2nd-3rd grade class.
    Nothing really witty to say..........

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    Kid's Korse prepped for training laps

    Kid's Korse is open for training and finding your fastest lines through the many corners

    The course has just been worked and buffed ......a few curves have been upgraded and lots of riders are needed to help burn in fast lines......bring out those racers, they're going to really enjoy it.........

    everyone else.... help the kid's by including the kid's korse in your route if you are coming through the hilltop

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    A huge tree fell on the korse but already a good elf has cut it out and reopened the korse for more training, thanks for helping to maintain a safe place for kids to ride

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    Counting down to race day on August 18, the korse has been ridden a lot and keeps getting better

    Bring those kids out for some great racing and let other parents know about this event

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    Successful 2012 Grasshopper

    Thank you to all the racers and parents who came out to a great day of racing in the Hilltop Reservation. The weather did scare off some competitors but those who raced had a fun time and serious competition. And many thanks to all the volunteers who make this event happen. Special mention to Cycle Craft for their support and technical inspections of all the bikes to make sure it was another safe event.
    Free, yes, free hi res images (thanks GTLuke, action photographer) of every racer are posted for you at
    gtluke.com - NoTights.com - RallyAddict.com : biking : 2012 Hilltop Kids Race

    The Kid's Korse is always open for riding so if you are in the area with the kids, take them on some laps and start thinking about the 4th Annual Hilltop Grasshopper on August 17, 2013

    Happy trails

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