Hilltop Grasshopper Kid's Bike Race on Saturday

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NORTH CALDWELL, NJ – The 6th Annual Hilltop Grasshopper Kid’s Mountain Bike Race is Saturday at Essex County’s Hilltop Reservation (parking lot located at Mountain Avenue and Courter Lane, North Caldwell.

The course is specially prepared for both new and experienced rides.  Any bike with fatter tires is ideal and mechanics will inspect all bikes for safety and last minute race tuning.

Registration and inspection opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes 15 minutes before the start of each category.  Racers must pay a $10 registration fee and sign a waiver and the racer’s bike must pass a technical inspection.  A parent or guardian must be present to sign waiver and during the race. 

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Start times and Categories/Classes are:

K-1 grade boys 9 a.m., girls 9:05 a.m. 0.6 miles

2-3 grade boys 9:20, girls 9:25 a.m. 1.2 miles

4-5 grade boys 10 a.m., girls 10:05 a.m. 1.8 miles

6-8 boys 10:45 a.m., girls 10:50 a.m. 2.4 miles

Boys and girls may be combined if there are a low number of registrants for a class.  Awards ceremonies will be held shortly after each class finishes with medals for the top three finishers in each class. 

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