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Central Jersey Bicycle Club, Inc.
Established 1968 Over 40 Years and still Rolling Along
 
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CJBC VOLUNTEER/AWARDS DINNER
ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
SEE EVENTS FOR DETAILS
FREE FOR ALL MEMBERS


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 CJBC rides throughout New Jersey;
From High Point to Cape May, from Lambertville to the Atlantic Highlands.
 

                                    Welcome to one of the oldest, largest, and most active, bicycle clubs in the country!

                                   Originally founded as the Metuchen Bicycle Touring Society in 1968, we officially changed
                              our name to Central Jersey Bicycle Club in 1979, and incorporated in 1993.
                    Club rides are scheduled throughout the year. From 10-mile
                                      jaunts taken at a leisurely pace, to metric century rides (62.2 miles) that cross multiple NJ counties,
              CJBC has rides for bicyclists of all abilities.
 
 
 
We have a new line of CJBC jerseys in stock (tiger stripes black and yellow) for sale. We added our website on the back and the year the club was established in 1968.
 
 
Sizes available are MD, LG, XL, XXL, and XXL. The price is $55 each. If you want to purchase a jersey please contact CJBC @ (732) 225-4827. Email info@cjbc.org for more info.
 
 
 
 

 
Meet the Board 


The 2014  Board is Camera Shy

 

Benefits of Membership:

  • Monthly club newsletter, The HUB
  • 6 club meetings a year, with featured speakers
  • Member Appreciation Ride (spring) - lunch included
  • Longest Day Ride (summer) - Ride the length of NJ
  • Anniversary Ride (autumn) - lunch included
  • Shortest Day Ride (winter) - holiday party follows

  • RULES OF THE RIDE
    Under each listing is the Ride Classication, Terrain Diculty, Distance in Miles, Starting Time, Location of Start, and Ride Leaders(s) with phone number(s). Our rule is that you Must call the leader of the ride you plan to attend; this will let you ask questions about the ride and will let the Leader notify you if he/she has any special instructions on conditions or stops.

    Helmets must be worn on all rides

    FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS
    Family membership consists of one or two adults in the same household and minor children if any. All adult applicants must sign the release. Individuals under 18 must join as part of a Family Membership and a parent/guardian must sign the release for them. Riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult on a club ride.

    CJBC SOCIAL GATHERINGS
    General Meetings – alternate months with guest presenters
    Awards Meeting – awards distributed to leaders and riders including Spirit of Cycling
    Volunteers Dinner – thank our volunteers for their special efforts

    Ride Classifications

    The following ride classifications and terrain ratings are used in the club newsletter, The HUB, to provide potential ride attendees with an idea of what to expect on a particular ride.

    An example ride listing:

    TUESDAY, JAN 31
    B+, 2/3, 35 10:00 AM
    Starting at Lyons Mall in Basking Ridge.
    Please call to confirm ride.
    John Kurzel, 908-555-1212

    • B+ indicates a steady 14-15 mph pace
      • Note the speed may vary during ride, depending on terrain.
    • 2/3 means over rolling to large hills
    • 35 indicates that the ride will cover approximately 35 miles
    • The ride starts at 10:00 AM, sharp
    • The ride leader has requested that riders call to confirm they are joining the ride
    • The ride leader's name and contact phone number are provided
      • Note on leaderless rides: Any Leaderless Rides listed in The HUB are different from the other rides in that either has no predetermined leader. If you attend, you may or may not find someone assuming the leadership role.

    Pace Ratings

    • Speed indicates average upon completion of ride.
    • Speed may vary during ride, depending on terrain.

    Class

    For Average speed
    while moving
    AX strong, experienced cyclists in top physical condition 18 mph or more
    A+ strong, experienced cyclist 17-18 mph
    A strong, experienced cyclist 16-17 mph
    A - strong, experienced cyclist 15-16 mph
    B+ good, competent cyclists 14-15 mph
    B good, competent cyclists 13-14 mph
    B - good, competent cyclists 12-13 mph
    C+ average cyclists 11-12 mph
    C average cyclists 10-11 mph
    C - average cyclists 9-10 mph
    D novice cyclists 9 mph or less
    ATB All-Terrain and Hybrids ...will vary with terrain
    and riders' experience.
    MTB All-Terrain Bikes only ...will vary

    Terrain Ratings

    1. Hill Mania (multiple long and/or steep climbs)
    2. Large Hills (such as Hillcrest Road in Warren or Johnston Drive in Watchung)
    3. Rolling Hills (such as Valley Road in Warren Township)
    4. Flat (except for the occasional overpass)

    ATB Ratings

    1. 1 Log: Novice. Basically flat. Typically tow paths and fire roads.
    2. 2 Logs: Intermediate. Rolling. Rough paths and fire roads.
    3. 3 Logs: Advanced. Numerous steep hills, some technical.

    MTB Ratings

    1. 1 Log: Novice. Basically flat to smooth.
    2. 2 Logs: Intermediate. Rolling rugged.
    3. 3 Logs: Advanced. Hilly, technical.