VOL. 34 NO. 9 South Jersey’s Premier Bicycle Club October 1, 2011
Jersey Devil Century
With fair temperatures and rain free skies, the Jersey Devil had Changes for October
over 300 cyclists complete this premier event. Abundant food and
cheerful volunteers assisted the cyclists through the rural roads of We may have missed the rain for all three of the SJW bicycle events this
South Jersey. Over 40 cyclists completed the century loop. year, but it did put a damper on the Ice Cream ride. The Ice Cream ride
has been rescheduled for 10/9/11, 9:00, at the Custard Corral. Be sure to
come and get your last lick in for the cycling season. Details about the
ride can be found in the September SJW newsletter.
October 5th Meeting Speaker has been
At the October 5th meeting Phil DiGiannantonio was
scheduled to be speaking about his solo bicycle trip
from Costa Mesa, California to Point Pleasant Beach,
New Jersey has been cancelled. A new date will be
announced when it becomes known.
SJW is Pleased to Welcome New
Riders leave from Parvin State Park Member:
In fact, one sag wagon had to assist for a most unusual request. Al George Brooks, Millville, NJ
Jackson spotted two cyclists on the side of the road. They were
trying to figure out how to carry a statue that they bought at a yard Fred Hummel, Monroeville, NJ
sale along the route. Al was able to bring the item back to the
registration table and the cyclists continued their ride, minus
several pounds of statue!
More pictures on page 5.
The Monthly Club Meeting is on the FIRST Wednesday of each month.
In December there is NO meeting. ALL are welcome and encouraged
to attend. All meetings are held at the Sweet Life Bakery, 601 East
Landis Ave., Vineland NJ, 08360. Social hour starts at 6:00 with the
business meeting beginning 7:00.
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To Join the South Jersey Wheelmen: Complete the promoting bicycling and riding together. Starting with
membership form on the back page of the current only six members in the Vineland area, the Club has
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parents pull them in trailers to senior citizens. We try
Classifieds: Classifieds (non-commercial to have a variety of rides so that all members have a
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President: Dan Malvestuto
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Minutes from the September
7th SJW Meeting
Gary reviewed the August minutes. There were
no corrections. For membership, Glenn Dan reported we have 13 rooms. He will email
reported a total of 86 members. Glenn will some info to the conventioneers. We want to be
develop a dues reminder notice for the sure to issue the expectation letter to all who
newsletter. attend the convention..
Norma reported this year as of 8/30/11 our
income is $7,465.53 our expenses are A report to appear in the November newsletter
$7,948.80 and a net balance of $12,076.25. about the event and how the SJW members
rode out the hurricane.
Jim reported the newsletter is a little low on
articles. Jim took out the cost info for The Shore Cycle Club asked if we could support
advertising since we are not charging for ads. their Belleplain Century Ride. Unfortunately it
is the same day as our Convention. Rick Lentz
BICYCLE ADVOCATE: reported the Salem County Outdoor Youth day
was a great success with the help of Jim
Tom reported a rep from Armstrong Costello, and Tom and Dawn Engstrom.
foundation wants a table at the Devil ride. Tom
also needs someone to meet with Frank NEW BUSINESS:
LoBiondo to discuss cycling concerns.
Dan reported Patty Woodworth, co owner of
CLUB RIDES: Action Wheels Bike Shop has been recruited by
Specialized Bike Company to represent them in
Al briefly described upcoming ice cream rides. several European countries. She will focus on
Al suggested we set up several marked routes promoting woman’s cycling.
for club rides along with a schedule. Member
Robert Walsh would like to lead some club NEXT MEETING:
rides and asked for procedures and advise.
Sweet Life Bakery: Wednesday, September 7th,
CENTURIES: 6:30 PM. *First half hour is social time.
We discussed arrangements for the Devil ride.
Pictures from the Jersey Devil
Pictures courtesy from RePete and Robert Walsh.
Riders begin the Devil.
Riders get ready
Riders gather to the start.
The “brain trust” gets ready to support the Devil.
Rides with Tom Garrett
Cyclocross in South Jersey
By Rob Walsh
Wednesday rides tentatively to start around
5pm, "C" pace, 15 to 25 mile distance. This October two cyclocross races are scheduled for the
South Jersey area. Club members might enjoy an
These will start from various locations like
Autumn day checking out this rapidly growing
my house (north-west Vineland), Parvin State spectator friendly sport. Spectators can get a great
Park (Centerton), A.P. Schalick High School visual of a race in progress and cheer on the racers by
(Centerton), Green Branch Park (Upper ringing the traditional cow bell. Cyclocross races
Deerfield), St Theresa R/C church consist of 1.5 to 2 mile laps over pavement, grass, dirt,
(Bridgeton), etc. I am requesting telephone mud and more mud. Included are barriers, hurdles and
confirmation of attending ride and will steep inclines that force the rider to dismount, shoulder
inform of location at confirmation call. We the bike, walk, run, hurdle, and remount the bike
will depart promptly at decided time during the race. Races are based on time ranging from
until/when/if a regular group starts to form. 30 to 60 minutes depending on category. Judges look
at the time of the first two laps then determine the
Sunday rides could be more complicated to number of additional laps to fulfill the given race time.
list. Start location pending also so The sport merges the skills of road racing, mountain
telephone confirmation of attendance is biking, cross country running with an affinity for mud.
needed. I am planning to ride a "D" pace ride Venture out this October, experience another aspect of
cycling and support the following races in our area.
starting at 8AM at approx 8 to 10 miles an hour,
5 miles in distance. This should take about 45 to Hillbilly Hustle located at 349 Dutch Row Rd. Elmer,
60 minutes to complete. It could be a warm-up NJ 08318 is scheduled for Sunday Oct. 2nd with the
event for the "C+" pace ride that follows. At first race off at 8am and last race at 3pm. The event
9AM "D" paced event will be completed, features 11 race categories along with an under 10 kid’s
we could meet "C+" riders then (or continue) on race. Located in an old nursery, the course is a fast flat
another 25 to 35 mile (or more) route. course with the exception of one man made earth berm.
The event is sponsored
My land line telephone will be contact point by Breakaway Bikes in Philly. See
(856) 696-3013 to call if interested prior to day www.breakawaybikes.com for more details.
of event. I will share my cell phone number to
those who contact me by land-line, coordinate Beacon Cyclocross takes place in the Bridgeton City
starting points from there. Most rides will start Park on Saturday Oct. 29th. This event is part of the
from my house, but flexibility will follow with Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Series and attracts top notch
riders. The event features 12 race categories and a kid’s
adaptation! These will start officially April 3,
race with the first race off at 9am and the last race at
2011 for LAW insurance applicability. All club 3:35pm. The course is a departure from the standard
rules apply, no one gets dropped! grass synonymous with cyclocross and is composed of
two separate loops through woods on hard packed trails
and a run on a sandy beach next to Sunset Lake. And if
that is not enough there is a bike on shoulder charge up
the amphitheater steps that looks like something out of
Gulliver's Travels. The event is sponsored by Beacon
Cycling and Fitness.
for more details.
Google the event names of the above races for more
info and past race videos.
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Tour de France – Epilog: After a crash filled Rides Re-Ridden The Sunshine Tour again proved
start, the tour settled down with Thomas Voeckler to be a gem. We started under a gray sky on
taking the lead in Stage 9. He became the hero of September 11th for this 33 mile trip from Library IV in
France holding on to stage 19, Not previously Williamstown to the Berkshire Grill in Egg Harbor.
known for his climbing skis, Tom held on to the lead
through several serious mountains including the The owner of these fine restaurants is the sponsor of
highest finish ever for a stage at the summit of the this ride. Best of all, he is a fellow cyclist and rides
Galibier. Then the fireworks started. Alberto the full distance. The mayor of Williamstown was
Contador, last year’s winner of the tour, began a also on hand at the start of this exceptional annual
series of attacks. He was about 4 minutes behind charity event. Approximately 100 riders enjoyed a
Volker and others including Andy Schleck. Andy finished just 31 police escort out to the Atlantic County line featuring
seconds behind Alberto last year. Tom, Andy and Cadel Evans intersections closed to traffic. There were two well stocked rest
matched each attack on up to the top of Alpe d’Huez. At the end, stops before reaching the Berkshire. I rode my old friend the
Andy was now in yellow, Evans was simply 57 seconds behind, Peugeot that brought back memories and chatted with many
Tom was tailing by 2:10, and Alberto was behind by 3:55. This including several that have been on my tours. A great lunch was
set-up stage 20…an individual time trial. What a great way to provided at the finish that included spare ribs, shrimp, fried onion
finish this race…individual rider against each other, no team help. rings and much more. Coffee, Danish and bagels are provided at
By now the race was between Andy and Evans, who is an the beginning of the ride. This is a well organized event that is
accomplished time trialist. . Evans left the start gate first. With right in our front yard and should not be missed. Look for this
both riders on the road, the miles and time clicked by. Like an ice event next year. Click here for ride photos.
cube on a hot day, Andy’s lead vanished. For the second
consecutive year, Andy finished the tour in second place. Evans is Rides Re-Ridden II –
the first Austrian to win the tour…and he rode for the American The 2011 edition of the
Team BMC. An amazing, exciting finish. If you did not see the Jersey Devil is now
tour this year, go to NBC Sports for a slideshow, video highlights history and proved itself
of Evans victory. Full stage by stage results and additional photos to be a great tour again.
can be found at Cycling News. A total of 311 riders
participated. Scott was
RIP – Dewey Parker: How does one comment on this giant of busy providing the
a man. Dewey was a member of this club when I join in the mid hamburgers and hot
1980’s. He had a certain amount of zaniest. An dogs. Jim C did a great
early recollection goes back to the club’s convention job with keeping the sags
at Crisfield, Maryland. This was a rainy, chilly organized and to the
weekend. We were on the ferry to Tangier Island. drivers that were on the
The small boat filled with club members, bikes and lookout for tired or exhausted cyclist. Gary and Linda kept the
other tourist. The outside was not the place to be. food court clean and orderly so the returning riders had easy
The boat churned up the wind and rain making it access. While Norma and Barbara worked quickly at the
feel that much colder and wetter. I was on the registration desk. Many thanks go to our road marking crew who
outside where I found Edna, Dewey’s frail looking had to devise detours caused by Hurricane Irene. Also thanks go
wife. We chatted for awhile before I had to give in to to the many that contributed food and cakes. Of course…to the
the elements and wandered inside…where I found Dewey sitting 311 riders, who without them this event would be nothing.
warmly on a bench! Questioned Dewey about being inside while
having his wife outside…the unflappable Dewey simply said it was
cold. From that point on, the unexpected was to be the expected. Final Thought…"If you wish success in life, make
Then there was the year that I served on the board that consisted perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise
of Gene Schoeberlein, Judy Flynn and Dewey Parker as well as Art counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your
and Dan. That proved to be a year filled with great experiences of guardian genius." - Joseph Addison
excitement and fun. Yes, Dewey was every bit part of that. I can’t
say good-bye to Dewey…he is part of my subconscious that is me. Special Note: Anyone wishing a fully formatted and linked copy
I also know Dewey is simply scouting out bike routes when we will of Freewheel’n need only request by sending me your email
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Safe Cycling…Wear Your Helmet!
PROJECTED BIKE RIDE CALENDAR OF LOCAL INTEREST FOR 2011
Note: Cost is based on signing up the day of the event. Items listed in gray have not been confirmed for 2011 as of the date of
DATE NAME COST CLUB WEB PAGE
10/1/11 Belleplain Woodbine, $25.00 SSC http://www.shorecycleclub.org The morning loop has a 35 or a
50 mile loop. The afternoon
Century NJ loop has a 28 or a 50 mile loop.
10/8/11 Bob Leone Swedesboro, 0 DVBC http://www.dvbc.org/ 44 miles
10/9/11 End Woolwich $40.00 Charity www.parentprojectmd.org/biketour 10 miles, 25 miles,
Duchenne Twp. 53 miles loops
Bike Tour NJ
10/9/2011 Tour du Baltimore, $60.00 Charity www.bikemd.org 13, 23, 40, 50 and 65
Port MD mile options.
10/15/11 Sea Gull Salisbury, Charity http://www.seagullcentury.org/ 62 and 100 mile loops,
Century MD 5,300 cyclists
10/15/11 Savage Newark, $25.00 WCB www.whiteclaybicycleclub.org 40, 60, 75 and 100 mile
Century DE routes.
10/21-23 Fall Foliage Hanover, $185.00 BCP http://phillybikeclub.org/newbcp/ Call for availability
1851 West Landis Avenue (near Mill Rd; near Route 55)
Vineland, NJ 08360
“The best peaches in New Jersey”.
A Day for the Kids
By Rick Lentz
Since the year 2000, the Salem County Sportsmen's Club has been the site for the South Jersey Youth Outdoor Day
for children ages 7 through 17. This is a free event where kids with an accompanying parent or guardian can
participate in various outdoor activities including fishing, archery, firearm target shooting, kayaking and
demonstrations. A few years ago, the organizers approached the South Jersey Wheelmen bicycle club to have an
information table on cycling safety and to provide road riding and club information. It became rather evident that
we were not particularly grabbing the kid's attention too much with road riding. Our efforts were more receptive to
the parents of the children in attendance. For this year's event in August, the organizers asked us to put together a
more hands on activity where the kids could ride bikes through some portion of the club's vast property. We
decided to accept this challenge and spent the two months leading up to the event creating a few trail sections of
varying skill levels.
South Jersey Wheelmen members Jim Costello and Tom Engstrom joined me in designing woods trails that would
ensure both a safe and challenging experience for the participants. But we really didn't know if the idea would be
popular. This had us not knowing how to prepare. We would have to round up a collection of bikes and helmets...
enough to allow kids of varying sizes to enjoy their ride in a safe manor. Within 20 minutes of the start of the event,
the hourly ride sessions were filled! We were both surprised and overwhelmed... in a good way. The young kids had
a blast and the big kids (AKA Jim and Tom), were already signing up to be volunteers for next year's event. I am
looking forward to it as well.
We learned much about what we'll need to do for this event in 2012, but for the first try, we were quite successful.
We are already collecting more kid's mountain bikes and a variety of helmets so we can include more kids than we
were able to handle this year. We will also be looking for several more volunteers to assist with getting the bikes
ready for each ride session, fitting the kids with helmets and leading rides through the woods.
I would like to thank the club and any club members who loaned mountain bikes or helmets, donated give-aways,
club information and signs. I would also like the thank my wife Liz for always being supportive by running the
South Jersey Wheelmen information and registration table while the rest of us were busy out at the trails.
The smiles on the kid's faces always make this event a worthwhile and rewarding day.
For more information, visit this web site: http://www.outdoorday.110mb.com/index.htm
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