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    Great work to the people doing trail maintenance at six mile, I was actually shocked to see the white tool box still sitting on the trail side. Next time around I'll add some things as it was completely ransacked and empty. I remember first seeing that thing in 2004 and it was loaded with stuff and the crate area in the back was completley full of crates.

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    Six Mile Run?
    I was there today and there's 2 bridges on the verge of falling down. Does the park maintain those or is it done by volunteers?

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    It's all volunteers!!! Local guys at a local bike shop maintain, repair and alternate those trails. THEY ROCK!!!and HUGE KUDOS TO THEM!! You guys know who you are!!!!I THANK YOU!! This is the place that I get people new to riding in, or who rode bicycles before they got their license and familes! Shhhh! Don't tell anyone of 6 Mile! If the bridges are on the verge of falling down, move or fix them to make it right for the next bunch of riders. Don't forget we had a lot of rainfall in a short amount of time ( even though it was last week) and this area is prone to move that water next to the trail.That's why a lot of the lower areas are unridable during the winter.

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    Good job! Shhhh!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TommyCrash
    It's all volunteers!!! Local guys at a local bike shop maintain, repair and alternate those trails. THEY ROCK!!!and HUGE KUDOS TO THEM!! You guys know who you are!!!!I THANK YOU!! This is the place that I get people new to riding in, or who rode bicycles before they got their license and familes! Shhhh! Don't tell anyone of 6 Mile! If the bridges are on the verge of falling down, move or fix them to make it right for the next bunch of riders. Don't forget we had a lot of rainfall in a short amount of time ( even though it was last week) and this area is prone to move that water next to the trail.That's why a lot of the lower areas are unridable during the winter.
    6mile does rock and i also bring the newbie riders there as well but the park may be one of the best maintained and cared for in the area. It's been built and rebuilt by mtn.bikers and that's what gives 6mile its charm. I too took part in a lil TM myself, trying to clear a section of the trail that was covered wit a huge tree branch, but much to my surprise, i was repeatly stung by a yellowjacket & got poisen ivy! double whammy! anyway, 6 mile is probably one of the most fun places with its twisting singletrack and humps and bumps.
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    Riding Six Mile

    Hi, I have been looking up trails around north Jersey to try and find local riding. I now live in New Brunswick and would like to find some trails up here rather than heading back to Mercer and some other local unknown trails down by Trenton Anyways, can you guys give me some more info on six mile or other local trails. I am an ok rider, I like to try new things although I find myself to be timid when jumping logs and stuff so I dont want to get on too technical stuff, not yet at least. So if you could recomend so rides I would appreciate it. If you go riding and wouldnt mind a tag along that would be great too (as long as you dont mind if I am a bit slower than you )

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAbikerchick
    Hi, I have been looking up trails around north Jersey to try and find local riding. I now live in New Brunswick and would like to find some trails up here rather than heading back to Mercer and some other local unknown trails down by Trenton Anyways, can you guys give me some more info on six mile or other local trails. I am an ok rider, I like to try new things although I find myself to be timid when jumping logs and stuff so I dont want to get on too technical stuff, not yet at least. So if you could recomend so rides I would appreciate it. If you go riding and wouldnt mind a tag along that would be great too (as long as you dont mind if I am a bit slower than you )
    There are some great places near New Brunswick about 30 min in every direction. Try www.mtbnj.com and see what places you maybe interested in. I normally ride Hartshorne/Huber and Allaire. If you need someone to show you those areas I'm sure you won't have a problem. I am riding Hartshorne today and Allaire tomorrow if anyone wants to tag along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyCrash
    It's all volunteers!!! Local guys at a local bike shop maintain, repair and alternate those trails. THEY ROCK!!!and HUGE KUDOS TO THEM!! You guys know who you are!!!!I THANK YOU!! This is the place that I get people new to riding in, or who rode bicycles before they got their license and familes! Shhhh! Don't tell anyone of 6 Mile! If the bridges are on the verge of falling down, move or fix them to make it right for the next bunch of riders. Don't forget we had a lot of rainfall in a short amount of time ( even though it was last week) and this area is prone to move that water next to the trail.That's why a lot of the lower areas are unridable during the winter.
    jason and the guys over at halter's (http://www.halterscycles.com/) do a lot of the trail maintenance at 6-mile

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    Trails close to NBR

    Six Mile Run is a really fun place to ride and its close to New Brunswick. The access is right on Rt 27 just south of Cozzens Lane (like 10 minutes south of downtown NB). Its a fast and super flowy ride (up to 13 miles out and back), some small technical parts and short ups-and-downs to keep things interesting, but nothing too intimidating. Jay and the guys at Halter's are always improving the place too. That said, its kind of hard to find the right trails if you're unfamiliar with the place (there are a lot of hunting paths and double track through the area, and its easy to get on one of those and miss all the fun twisty singletrack), so its prolly a good idea to ride with someone who's been there before your first time out. Lots of ppl from this board go there regularly, just keep an eye out when someone posts a ride.

    Chimney Rock is also pretty close to NB and its hella fun, too. The loops here are shorter, much more technical (rocky), and have tougher climbs and descents than six mile. IMHO, its not better or worse, just completely different.

    I think those are the best places really close by - but there are a lot more within a 1-1.5 hr drive (Hartshorne, Allamuchy, Ringwood, etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAbikerchick
    Hi, I have been looking up trails around north Jersey to try and find local riding. I now live in New Brunswick and would like to find some trails up here rather than heading back to Mercer and some other local unknown trails down by Trenton Anyways, can you guys give me some more info on six mile or other local trails. I am an ok rider, I like to try new things although I find myself to be timid when jumping logs and stuff so I dont want to get on too technical stuff, not yet at least. So if you could recomend so rides I would appreciate it. If you go riding and wouldnt mind a tag along that would be great too (as long as you dont mind if I am a bit slower than you )

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    I'd like to check out 6 Mile and some of the other local spots. I just rode WVP/Chimney Rock yesterday, and it was sweet. Mostly I ride at Allaire, which is really nice, if not the most technical. It does have some challenging areas, too. Is anyone going to ride 6 Mile Friday afternoon around 6? I'd love to tag along.
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    this week...

    Quote Originally Posted by crash_in_nj
    I'd like to check out 6 Mile and some of the other local spots. I just rode WVP/Chimney Rock yesterday, and it was sweet. Mostly I ride at Allaire, which is really nice, if not the most technical. It does have some challenging areas, too. Is anyone going to ride 6 Mile Friday afternoon around 6? I'd love to tag along.

    i was planning to go this week. I will see for friday but i was hoping to go sooner than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkr0101
    jason and the guys over at halter's (http://www.halterscycles.com/) do a lot of the trail maintenance at 6-mile
    But they don't list it on their website, odd.

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    I'm allegedly riding Hartshorne tomorrow. I think Friday is going to have to be it for me. Let me know if you can make it.
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    If you guys go on friday would you mind if i tag along? I would like to try and get out this week but at the same time that requires me to go back to my old place to grab my bike which I cannot guarantee I will do. Moving Sucks!!
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    I've never ridden Six mile so I would like to tag along too on Friday with some people that know the place well. I am also riding Hartshorne Wenesday if anyone is interested
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    Quote Originally Posted by edonthenet
    But they don't list it on their website, odd.
    The Halters website is in dire need of updating, but I think Jay and crew are a bit busier with more important things, ie, running a great shop and maintaining a great park, on there own time and dime.
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    I would suggest to you folks who haven't done so already to check out mtbnj.com, its got alot of good info, alot of folks post rides and gatherings, and there is just tons of good stuff going on over there.
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    No problem if anyone wants to tag along. I sometimes get lost in my apartment, and haven't been to Six Mile before, so I make no promises about finding the good stuff. I have the mtbnj page for Six Mile open in another window. Does anyone know how accurate the maps are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crash_in_nj
    No problem if anyone wants to tag along. I sometimes get lost in my apartment, and haven't been to Six Mile before, so I make no promises about finding the good stuff. I have the mtbnj page for Six Mile open in another window. Does anyone know how accurate the maps are?

    i do know 6 mile pretty well, so hopefully friday i can meet you all there.
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    That would be great. Is 6 o'clock good for everyone?
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    if I'm coming Friday, it will be between 6-6:15, traffic is a pain on 518.
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    sounds good I'll be there
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    I will be there .... going home to get my bike today. See you there!

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    Alright, looks like we got a pretty good group going out. I'll have a 07 Cannondale Rush Team colors (orange/black/silver). See everyone at 6 pm... Are we meeting at the Canal Rd entrance or The Blackwells Mills Rd Entrance??
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    I dont know, either one is fine with me. Oh so you know I have a Silver/Black/Red Specialized Stumpjumer and a silver Mazda 3 (PA plates)

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    I drive a red Subaru Forester with a Yakima roof rack. My bike is a Giant Yukon that's some kind of orange color. From mtbnj, it looks like the parking lot is on Blackwells Mills Rd. See you there.
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    You guys need to park on Rt. 27, in the Jersey Knights soccer club parking lot, just past the Wawa. If you are traveling south on 27, it is on the right just past Cozzins lane. The trail head is in the corner of the lot, away from the soccer fields. From here, its easiest to do the full 12 mile out and back.
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    I didn't realize Canal Rd had a parking lot. Either is fine with me.
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    Yea it's best to park in the lot near the soccer field, along Rt. 27. This side of the park has more things to ride than starting from the Ranger station. If anyone needs any detail directions to the parking lot, just PM me. One more thing, the parking lot on Rt. 27 is easy to pass. If yer coming from the north, say from Cozzens Lane and traveling on Rt. 27 south (did that sound right?) On yer right is an auto body shop, right after that is the field and then the gravel parking lot. Pull into the gravel parking lot and park in the opposite corner.

    I wil be there at 6:15 and driving a Black Honda Civic wit a Silver Turner on da roof.
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    Ok so I am very new around here and what you are saying makes no sense to me sorry. Mapquest doesnt show Six Mile coming up to Rt 27. Is there more to it than the maps show? I know where the Wawa I just didnt know the park came up to there.
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    It sounds good to me. See you there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAbikerchick
    Ok so I am very new around here and what you are saying makes no sense to me sorry. Mapquest doesnt show Six Mile coming up to Rt 27. Is there more to it than the maps show? I know where the Wawa I just didnt know the park came up to there.
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    Shannon, if you are in New Brunswick, take 27 south. As you pass the Wawa at Cozzins lane, keep an eye on the right side of the road. You will pass a strip mall, followed by an auto repair place, almost immediately after the auto place, on the right side, you will see a sign for New jersey Knights soccer complex, turn right into here, the fields will be to your right, you will see a big gravel lot to your left. the trail head is off in the corner, away from the fields. Not the corner closest to 27, but the corner that is closer to the woods, if that makes sense.
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    Looking to ride Six Mile tomorrow with you guys... I need directions to the parking lot coming from the Garden State Parkway. If you could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Paul, Where are you coming from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdm362
    Looking to ride Six Mile tomorrow with you guys... I need directions to the parking lot coming from the Garden State Parkway. If you could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

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    paul,
    take the parkway to turnpike south and exit at 9 for New Brunswick

    take rt 18 north to rt 1 south

    approx 3 light, make a right for Cozzens lane.

    continue on Cozzens Lane to the end. Wawa to yer left and Rt 27 in front of you. Make a left onto Rt. 27 South

    on the right side of the road, you will pass a strip mall, followed by an auto repair place, almost immediately after the auto place, on the right side, you will see a sign for New jersey Knights soccer complex, turn RIGHT into the gravel parking lot.

    park in the opposite corner in which you came in.
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    6 mile at 6 pm on 8/17th

    Hi, I'm working near 615 and just rode 6 mile on Wednesday. It was great! I have never seen it that dry. I usually park at the rutgers soccer field entrance on Rt 27,...but perhaps I can find a way to Mills parking lot. Hope to see you folks on Friday. Blue Titus racer X
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnz2Sea
    Hi, I'm working near 615 and just rode 6 mile on Wednesday. It was great! I have never seen it that dry. I usually park at the rutgers soccer field entrance on Rt 27,...but perhaps I can find a way to Mills parking lot. Hope to see you folks on Friday. Blue Titus racer X
    The plan is to park at the soccer field lot on Rt. 27.
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    I should be able....

    If I get out of work on time, I'm in for 6 o'clock. Hope to see y'all there.
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    FYI:

    40.4563501171744, -74.51425284147263

    That's the location of the trailhead. The parking lot is visible in the satellite image.

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    How Many...

    So how many are coming Friday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crash_in_nj
    Paul, Where are you coming from?
    I am coming from Eatontown, NJ. I work in that area.
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    I will be there!

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    I'm coming too. it also looks like the rain will be holding out. I can't wait, see everyone there
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    pdm, check your mailbox.
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    Storming now....

    I'm a few miles from the park and its Storming like a mofo right now. I'm not sure if it hit the park, but it may be a mud fest after that down pour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbegong
    I'm a few miles from the park and its Storming like a mofo right now. I'm not sure if it hit the park, but it may be a mud fest after that down pour.
    awesome! I'll still be there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Bert
    awesome! I'll still be there!
    yeah I'll be there too!!! I may not blaze through it having Cross Mark tires but it should be fun.

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    Jorba Organized Trail Build @ Six mile

    On Sunday March 2nd Jorba is hosting a trail building day at 6 mile run.

    We are meeting at the Canal Road Lot (just south of Blackwells Mills rd) at 9am.

    We have the parks Dept's approval to add about one mile of twisty single-track. The work will be done on the west side of the park. The trail is within walking distance of the parking lot.

    This is an all volunteer operation led by the guys who have cut most of the single-track in the park.


    We will have a good collection of hand tools that you may use but any extra gear you can bring will be great. We are not allowed to use chainsaws or any gas powered equipment at this time.

    If you have never been to a trail day, this would be a great place to start,

    Wear clothing that you don't care about and bring gloves.

    More details can be found at www.mtbnj.com

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdog
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    Wear clothing that you don't care about and bring gloves.

    More details...............

    J_
    The only clothing I have that I really don't care about is my ex-wife's wedding gown or a sexy thong I used to wear 20 years and about 60 lbs ago.
    Which do you suggest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edonthenet
    The only clothing I have that I really don't care about is my ex-wife's wedding gown or a sexy thong I used to wear 20 years and about 60 lbs ago.
    Which do you suggest?

    I'd go with the wedding dress, thong under it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edonthenet
    The only clothing I have that I really don't care about is my ex-wife's wedding gown or a sexy thong I used to wear 20 years and about 60 lbs ago.
    Which do you suggest?

    Ok I'll bite. You used to wear a sexxy thong??

    You should wear that.
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