• Machnowski Competes In 100-Mile Mountain Bike Race

    Stephen Machnowski, a Verona resident who is one of the head coaches of the Essex Offroad Mountain Bike Team, participated in the Cohutta 100, a hundred-mile ultra-endurance mountain bike race through Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest on April...

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  • Dramatic Finish By Maile O’Neill Tops Mountain Bike Wins

    H.B. Whitehorne Middle School student Maile O’Neill took first place in 6th Grade Girls at the New Jersey middle and high school mountain bike league race Camp Edge Classic in Alloway on April 22. The race ended...

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  • Mountain Bike Team Holds Orientation Friday

    It’s not too cold to think about the next season of competitive mountain biking. The Essex Offroad Mountain Bike Team will hold an orientation session tonight, Friday, November 17, for middle school and high school boys and...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Register Now For Hilltop Kids Bike Race

    The eighth annual “Grasshopper“, the mountain bike race through the Hilltop Reservation for elementary and middle school kids, will be held on Saturday, August 12. This is a fun, local race with awards for the top finishers...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Cole Smith Wins Chester Challenge

    Cole Smith, a Verona High School junior, earned first place in the varsity division of Sunday’s Chester Challenge mountain bike race. The win means that Smith maintains his green overall points leader jersey for his category with...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Nina Machnowski Tackles 100-Kilometer Bike Race

    This past Saturday, June 3, Nina Machnowski and her dad Stephen participated in the Mohican 100, a 100-kilometer mountain bike race in Ohio. Machnowski, who is a rising sophomore at Verona High School, was one of only...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Bike Team Takes Second At Gloucester Gasser

    The Essex Offroad Mountain Bike Team took second place in the Gloucester Gasser Race at Rowan College on Sunday. The team is comprised of 25 students from Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Maplewood, Montclair, South Orange, West Caldwell...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Verona Bike Racers Earn More Medals

    Verona’s teen bike racers earned another four medals and podium appearances this weekend, racing against the rest of New Jersey in the National Interscholastic Cycling Association spring race series in Lewis Morris Park. Nina Machnowski and Cole...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Verona Riders Help Essex Bike Team To 2nd Place Finish

    The inaugural New Jersey middle and high school mountain bike league race took place on Sunday, April 23, in Chester. The New Jersey Interscholastic Cycling League is a chapter of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). This...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Mountain Bikers Race In Allamuchy

    Several Verona mountain bikers participated in a short track race at the Boy Scout camp in Allamuchy this past Sunday. It was an early start in colder temperatures but the racing heated up immediately. The specially designed...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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