• 81 Riders Compete In Youth Bike Race

    The ninth annual Hilltop Grasshopper was held this past Saturday and it was a fun day of mountain bike racing for kids from kindergarten through eighth grade. While the original Grasshoppers were held in Verona’s Hilltop Reservation,...

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  • Nina Machnowski Takes 3rd In Texas Mountain Bike Race

    USA Cycling hosted the 2019 Marathon Mountain Bike National Championship on Saturday, May 11 at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas. Nina Machnowski, a Verona High School junior, and her dad Stephen participated in the 45-mile...

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  • Annual Kids Bike Race Set For August 10

    The annual Hilltop Grasshopper, a mountain bike race for elementary and middle school children, will be held on Saturday, August 10, this year. The race will once again start near the new Cedar Grove Community Center on...

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  • Mountain Bike Team Forms New Verona Division

    Mountain biking has become a cool new co-ed sport for any student who wants an activity that combines adventure with fitness, an opportunity for competition, if desired, and  team building. Two years ago, the local mountain bike...

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  • Learn To Ride A Mountain Bike

    Verona students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to try out mountain biking in a free and fun “Try It Out” bicycle ride at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 13 at the Cedar Grove Pool parking area...

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  • Machnowskis Take On Iron Mountain 100K Race

    Verona father and daughter Stephen and Nina Machnowski competed this past weekend in the Iron Mountain 100K, a 100-kilometer (54-mile) back-country endurance mountain bike event in Damascus, Va., and both finished among the top competitors in their...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • 5 Places To Ride A Bike In Verona

    It’s bike-riding weather. Time for those Verona people who are new to a bike to get steady on two wheels and those who are already comfortable on a bike to go out exploring. The only question is...

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  • Mountain Biking Team Wins Season Finale

    The Essex Offroad Mountain Biking Team won the Gloucester Gasser Season Finale at Rowan College in Gloucester County on June 10, earning second place in the overall New Jersey series. Twenty mountain biking teams of middle and...

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  • Machnowskis Compete In Mohican 100

    Nina Machnowski, a Verona High School sophomore, and her father Stephen both competed in the ultra-endurance Mohican 100 Mountain Bike Race in Loudonville, Ohio on June 2. The Machnowskis (center above) race for Team Pedal Montclair. The...

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  • 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...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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