2022 Somerset County Parks Trail Work Days Announced

The Somerset County Park Commission has published their “Volunteer Park Patrol” schedule for 2022. JORBA and the Park Rangers partner closely on trail maintenance projects and all are welcome to join and lend a hand. Official events will be posted here on the site as we get closer but for now, save these dates! Washington…

Sourland Mountain Preserve Park Report 2021

2021 was a slower than normal year for trail work at the Sourlands due to the on-going pandemic, but also because all of the good sustainable work put in during prior years. The big project this year was a complete re-blazing of all the trails within the park. JORBA was not involved in this process…

Essex County Chapter

JORBA has established a new chapter to advocate for mountain biking in Essex County. Gene Sackman will lead efforts for legal MTB access. Please visit our Essex County Chapter Page for updates and add your name to our Essex County Mailing list.

Wildcat Ridge WMA Chapter Report 2021

The Wildcat Ridge WMA chapter of JORBA remains active. In 2020-2021 there was a joint effort with the NYNJTC to replace a dilapidated bridge across a brook within the WMA. This effort was completed and benefitted all trail users  as well as building good will between the two organizations. Due to above normal rainfall, vegetation…

Dickerson Mine Trail Review 2021

98 hours Jeremy Klopper took Jason Goncalves slot as Co-Lead earlier this year.Jeremy lives in Randolph and can be spotted on the trails either locally or further away as he and his family love to travel to find different places to ride.  He has been a NICA coach since the league’s first season in NJ…

Allamuchy Trail Review 2021

Trail Build

268 hours Completed 4 Bump Alt. – Lumpy Bumpy re-route Rock armored wet sections of ‘Unblazed’ Trail on way up to 4 Bump Heavy tree removal throughout the year Extensive ‘brush-back’ at Deer Park and the Tranquility side of park Re-route of ‘Unblazed’ trail off the Orange Trail (closest to Rt. 80) Re-route wet section…