The Jersey Off-Road Bicycle Association (JORBA) presents the
4th Annual JORBA Bike Festival - A Celebration of New Jersey Mountain Biking
Saturday, June 18th, 2011 - Waterloo Village Concert Field - Allamuchy, New Jersey
(Rain date June 19th, 2011)
NEW SITE: please visit us here: http://jorbabikefest.org/
 Be a Sponsor
Interested in being a sponsor for the 2011 festival? Please go to http://jorbabikefest.org/?q=node/5
 Be a Volunteer
Volunteers: would you like to give back and volunteer at the event? We can't make this event happen without a small army of dedicated volunteers! We can't pay you but we can guarantee you a fun time and a really cool orange T-shirt!
If you would like to volunteer, please visit http://jorbabikefest.org/?q=node/4
- Guided trail rides in Allamuchy, Deer Park and Stephens State Park for all skill levels, including an advanced women only ride and kids rides
- A massive raffle.
- the "Skinny" contest that will include a new layout to keep things fresh.
- Skills clinics for all ages by John Nicholson
- Demo trailers
- Kid friendly event - including kids rides
- Watch the amazing Jeff Lenowsky!
- See Pat Povilaitis aka the Human Vise
- Help support a "Food Drive" for the Food Bank of New Jersey. Bring 1, 2, 10 or 100 items.
 What to bring - what to do?
The Concert Field is huge! We invite you to bring folding chairs, tables and popup (ez-up) tents and the whole family. There's plenty of room to spread out, so make the whole day of it, bike, relax, eat, repeat.
There is no running water at the site so we recommend that you bring water for your rides. That said, there will be water for sale, as well as food from various vendors.
Bicycle helmets must be worn if you plan to ride your bike. Our vendors will have bike helmets on sale if you want to purchase one.
 Festival Rules and Regulations
The use of the Waterloo Concert Field has been granted to The Jersey Off-Road Bicycle Association under the guidelines of a Sepcial Use Permit with the State of New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry State Park Service. Therefore public use of New Jersey's State Parks and Forests is subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. Title 13 and N.J.A.C. 7:2-1 et. seq. All festival participants are required to abide by these Rules and Regulations.
Specific rules that you should be aware of are:
- Alcoholic beverages are prohibited (7:2-2.6)
- Furred animals or pets must be held on a 6 foot leash (7:2-2.8)
A complete list of rules will be posted at the registration table the day of the festival.
 2011 JORBA Bike Fest Organized Ride Schedule
The duration information listed above are approximate times. Please note that the duration and/or mileage of some of the rides may vary based on the dynamics of the group of riders.
Here is some brief information regarding ride classifications (Intro, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced). More detailed descriptions of the various rides will be available on the day of the festival at the ride information tent.
- Intro MTB Ride – These rides are geared towards true beginners, riders who have little or no experience riding off-road.
- Novice - These rides are geared towards riders who have some experience off-road. note: The canal loop is less challenging than the Maze. The Maze Loop may challange some novice riders but has a bailout option at 4 miles.
- Intermediate – these rides are geared towards riders that have off-road experience, some technical ability and a base level of fitness.
- Advanced – geared towards riders with a strong level of fitness and technical ability.
Every rider MUST have a helmet.
All riders must be registered as a festival participant and will be asked to display the registration bracelet prior to the ride departure.
 Other Riding Options at JORBA Fest
The Canal Loop and the Maze Loop can also be ridden as self-guided Loops. Check out one or even ride them both for a total of 12 miles of self-guided options. Check out the ride tent for more information.
 Notes About Rides
When choosing your ride please make an an honest selection according to your ability. Please keep in mind that the advanced rides are for strong riders only. These rides will have a spirited pace with plenty of climbing, lots of rocks and limited rest breaks. These rides are scheduled to last 4 hours but may vary based on the dynamics of the group. Please do not plan to ride these rides if you do not believe your fitness or skill level is up to the task, as you could make the ride less enjoyable for all others on the ride. Our ride leaders understand the terrain and physical demands required for this type of ride, so please heed any advice they might give and don't be afraid to ask if the ride is right for you.
All rides are no-drop rides.
In order to keep organized rides manageble the number of riders per each organized ride will limited. Sign-up sheets for all organized rides will be located at the ride tent on the day of the festival.
- Residence Inn 271 Continental Drive Stanhope, NJ 07828 (973)691-1720
 Directions to the Venue
The Bike Fest will be held at the Waterloo Concert Field 1-3 Kinny-Bell Rd Allamuchy, NJ 07820
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 Press for 2011
16 Jan 2011 /NJ.com
02 Feb 2011 News
calandar listing GetOutsideNJ.com
16 Jan 2011 
 Press for 2010
20 Mar 2010: /Article on NJ.com
19 Apr 2010: /Dirt Rag
 Press for 2009
12 Aug 2009: Post Chronicle
25 Aug 2009: Dirt Rag
10 Sep 2009: NJ Monthly: Second Annual JORBA Bike Festival
 Press from 2008
 Who is JORBA?
JORBA is a group of New Jersey mountain bike riders dedicated to cycling education, advocacy and conserving New Jersey’s diverse natural resources. JORBA works with land managers, park officials and other trail user groups to gain and maintain access trails all over New Jersey. We are over 500 members strong with chapters throughout the state. Please visit http://www.jorba.org/ for more info and to become a member of New Jersey’s unified voice of MTB and sustainable trails.
JORBA is associated with the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). We closely follow IMBA guidelines for trail building and maintenance. IMBA, in turn, supports JORBA with frequent visits from their Trail Care Crew. In 2008 the JORBA Mountain Bike Festival had the honor of hosting IMBA's Trail Care Crew at the festival.