• 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...

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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...

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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...

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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 2 months 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...

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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...

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  • Top Stories For December 2016

    Deaths seem to have dominated the news in Verona in 2016, and December was no different: Three well-known members of our community passed away. But we also found bright spots, from the thousands of sparkling lights on...

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  • Teen Mountain Bike Team Starts Training

    Sunday was the first day of light cycling training for a newly formed National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) mountain biking team. Teen riders from Verona, Cedar Grove and surrounding towns combined to create a team that will...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Teen Mountain Bike Team Forming

    Verona resident Stephen Machnowski is inviting all middle school and high school parents and their children with a love for cycling to attend a free and open presentation on the New Jersey League and Essex County composite...

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  • Hilltop Mountain Bike Race Set For August 13

    The seventh annual Hilltop Grasshopper mountain bike race for kids will be held on Saturday, August 13 in Essex County’s Hilltop Reservation. The race is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade, with staggered...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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