2017 Hilltop Grasshopper Kid's Race!

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 7:30am
Hilltop Reservation, Courter Lane, North Caldwell, NJ 07006

8th Annual Hilltop Grasshopper Kid’s MTB Race

Be sure to download the flyer here!

Now that NICA is here for middle and high school students in new Jersey, the future NICA student athletes need an event just for them!

Kid’s mountain bike racing returns for the 8th year to the Hilltop on Saturday, August 12

You can sign up right here: Click for BIKEREG Registration Link No license needed, this is a fun race for kid’s, not a hard core enduro for the parents!

All kids from pre K to grade 8 (based on grade in fall 2017) are invited to the Kid’s Korse to compete for medals and this year’s bragging rights.

The course will be the same one used in past seasons, it offers a variety of challenges and is already open for practice laps any time you want.

As always, practice makes a big difference at this event and a good running bike is critical. CycleCraft will have a technical inspection for all racers on race day but are also ready any day to help with race prep at their 4 store locations right now.

Please be sure to tell lots of friends and family and prepare to cheer for both kids and the adult fun laps

In case you missed it, there’s a really great new middle school high school mountain bike program in NJ called NICA, check it out to see how far kids who have hardly ever ridden a mountain bike can go, a New Jersey chapter with riding, racing and coaching is formed and looking for all levels of riders, newbies through experienced riders, group rides throughout the fall and winter (or other activities), bike events are in the spring so don’t conflict with other bike events.

Registration on the day of racing opens at 7:30am, (and closes 15 minutes before start of each category)

All participants must pay a $10.00 registration fee (pre registration and day of registration same price) and sign a waiver at the race site. The participant’s bicycle must pass a technical inspection. A parent or guardian must be present to sign waiver and must be present during the race.

Start Times and Categories/Classes and distance

K – 1st grade boys 9:00am, girls 9:05 am 0.6 miles
2nd – 3rd grade boys, 9:20am, girls 9:25am 1.2 miles
4th – 5th grade boys, 10:00am, girls 1005am 1.8 miles
6th – 8th grade boys, 10:45am, girls 1050am 2.4 miles
Boys and girls may be combined if there are a low number of registrants for a class

Awards ceremonies will commence shortly after each class finishes with medals for top three finishers in each class

email: Hilltopkidsrace@gmail.com

Course details

Just added, the garmin map of the kids korse! This will help you quickly find the route and set some personal best training lap times.

Location & Directions

North Caldwell sports field
Courter Lane
North Caldwell, NJ 07006

Flyer Hilltop Grasshopper Mountain Bike Race for Kids 2017.pdf103.94 KB