• 07-14-2010
    Kid's MTB Race, Essex County, Hilltop Grasshopper, Aug 21
    Get the kid's, K - Grade 8 out to the Hilltop Grasshopper Kid's Bike Race on August 21

    Please help spread this announcement!

    First race, K - Grade 1 @ 0900

    Registration opens @ 0730

    For the event flyeer see


    The event starts at the North Caldwell Sports field parking lot on Courter Lane and Mountain Avenue.

    This is the first chance for most youngsters to try bike racing really close to home on a track specially created for this event. There's open fire roads and winding single track through the forest, in other words, fun for newbies and experienced racers. Spectator viewing should be exceptional.

    $10.00 fee payable on site for each competitor and all racers’ parents must complete and sign a rider release application.

    Brought to you by JORBA, the Essex County Parks Department and some other folks who want to create bicycling opportunities for youngsters

    We are also asking for volunteers to help during the race to be course marshalls. Please email hilltopkidsrace@gmail.com or volunteer on saturday morning. Thanks in advance
  • 07-14-2010
    Fun for the whole family!

    Here's an easier URL: http://www.hilltopgrasshopper.com/
  • 08-06-2010
    It's only two weeks away, keep those youngsters on the training regimen, the route is open to enjoy for a pre-ride
  • 08-22-2010
    Race images for the Grasshopper
    Who would have thought that 51 kids wanted to race in Essex County!

    Thanks to all the parents who brought all those great cyclists out to the Hilltop Grasshopper. We'll post results at hilltopgrasshopper.com as soon as we can. In the meantime, check GTLuke's pro images of all the racers


    Special thanks to all the volunteers and JORBA for helping with this event