Bike and Hike Weird New Jersey Style

3 Apr
  • Saturday, April 30, 2016

    11:00 AM

  • High Point Brewing Company

    22 Park Place, Butler, NJ

  • Look for bikes by the brewery entrance.
  • Weird New Jersey Bike and Hike:  The Stone Living Room Edition.

    It’s time for another Weird New Jersey adventure.  This will be a “Bike and Hike”.

    Our destination will be “The Stone Living Room” located in theNorvin Green State Forest.

    This ride will start and finish at the High Point Brewery.

    We will meet up in front of the brewery at 11:00am and leave at 11:15.

    Ride stats:  This no-drop ride will be approx. 9-miles round trip.  The first half will be mostly an uphill battle.  Bring a lock for your bike and good shoes for the hiking trail.

    The hike will be approx.  one mile uphill trek to the destination.

    As usual, I’ll be bringing my camera.  The views are spectacular!  I will also be bringing a small plastic garbage bag to pick up litter in the area.  My wife will offer a short yoga session at the viewpoint.

    What goes up must come down.  The return trip is all downhill back to the brewery.  After the ride, those 21 and over can join me for a pint of some of the best beer around.

    Rain cancels event.


 Ride recap:
Great ride!   Nice challenge climbing to the top.  Lots of breaks.  Thanks Douglas for the teaching us about some of the wild plants that are edible.  Thank you Jen for the yoga at the top.  Thanks to Jared and the kids who helped out clean up some of the garbage at the “living room”.
Ride back was fast and fun.  Beers were a great end to the ride.  Thanks all for coming.

March 26th, 2016 Werewolf Ride

24 Mar

This Saturday at 7:00pm,  meet at the fountain on the Morristown Green.   How does the  Morristown Classic sound?  Bring lights!  Hope to see you out there.



Ride recap:

8 riders took to the hills of Morristown.  The ride up Western warmed us up on this chilly night.  We took a break along the roadside to check out “The Chapel of the Dead Nun”

Next stop, we decided to take a short detour to the Soldiers Huts of Jockey Hollow Park.  It was a nice history lesson and break from all the climbing.

What goes up must go down.  We cruised the rest of the way back while exploring a bit of Patriots’ Path.

After ride food and drinks were had at The Famished Frog.  As usual, great times and conversations were had.  Looking forward to the next one.


February 20th, 2016. Werewolf Bowling Night.

16 Feb

It’s cold out so let’s go bowling! Meet up at the Denville Clock Tower at 8pm this Saturday night.  We’ll take a easy spin to Boonton Lanes.  Round trip distance will be approx. 15 miles.

Anybody who rides with a bowling ball will be treated to a free game.

If your lucky, you might see some turkeys or maybe even a chicken!


The Birdman in his early years.

Well grab your shoes, and grab your balls And lets head to those heavenly halls Sit on down and grab a beer Because bowling time is pretty near Tortured men forget their pain When they head to the bowling lane

Let’s go bowling Let’s go bowling, got a

Let’s go bowling, for a free game Let’s go bowling Let’s go bowling, let’s go bowling Let’s do it now

Because wrestlemania’s fine by me Monster trucks are a sight to see A culture like that’s nice and all But there ain’t nothing better than a bowling ball You know the sport that God would choose Is the one with the three-tone leather-sole shoes

January 23, 2016 Werewolf Ride to The Stanhope House

17 Jan

During the full moon, the band I play with, Monster Truck Fan Club is playing at The Stanhope House in beautiful Stanhope, NJ.  It’s a pretty cool place w/ food & refreshments.  Naturally, I want to ride there!   The gig is from 9- about 12 for $5. Featuring Ratnip, Johnny Cab Suicide & Aguirre.  Meet up at 7pm, Denville clocktower.   Prepare for about 18 dark hilly miles each way.   I’m really looking forward to this!


Back To Back December Werewolf Rides. Saturday, December 26th and Sunday December 27th.

22 Dec

Update:  Sunday night ride is cancelled.  Bill will still be there if anybody still wants to ride.



Let’s end the year riding with back to back rides.

Saturday night December 26th,  meet up at the Morristown fountain on the Green at 7pm.

We’ll ride a dozen easy miles.   After ride food and drinks as usual.


Sunday night December 27th,  meet up at the Denville Clock Tower at 8pm.  Ride length yet to be determined.

Heavy rain cancels.  I will ride in light rain.   Bring lights;)


Ride Recap:

Saturday night:  Five of us took a spin to the edge of the Great Swamp.  There were lots of decorations and lights to keep the eyes occupied.   We rode back to Morristown via the Loantaka path and a Jerky break-Giraldo Farms path and Traction. Line.  One wolf had a flat toward the end but fixed it in no time at all.  Food and beers hit the spot at The Office.  We all rode from home and had to ride back in the rain.  Great ride.  Here are some pics.


Sunday Recap:  Ride was cancelled due to rain, however, lifetime member Bill took 2 other wolves out for a spin.  See his recap in the reply section.  Thanks Bill.

November 25th, 2015. Thanksgiving Eve Werewolf Ride.

23 Nov

Hey werewolves,  join me this Wednesday  9:00pm at Denville clock tower for an outing of undetermined length to who knows where.  As Dogman suggsested “Something audacious”.  Hope to see you there.


Ride Recap:

7 of us rode out of Denville on a chilly night.  We warmed up quickly as the ride started out climbing.  Split Rock bridge was not as spooky as I remember with all the lights surrounding it.  Audacious was the plan and we were not disappointed.  We climbed up to Wildcat Ridge Hawkwatch.  Sipping on some Dragon’s Milk and chewing beef jerky, we marveled the grand views of the valley below and the NYC skyline in the distance.  The ride back was dark and quiet, just the way I like it.  As we finished the ride, It did get cold as we saw evidence of that by some ice forming on a puddle in the parking lot.   Always a great time riding with the Wolves.  See ya next month.   Awoooooooo!

November 14, 2015 Beer Ride

2 Nov

Well, its that time of year again when we saddle up our steeds and take a ride up to one of our favorite breweries.

Let’s meet up at the clock tower in Denville at 11:30
We will enjoy a beautiful ride through the Rockaway Valley where we might get lucky and see some alpacas a yak and a llama. We’ll also check out some scenic views of the Butler Reservoir. The destination will be the High Point Brewery (14 miles one way). They will have a tour of the brewery starting at 2pm. Once there, we will be enjoying a nice selection of Ramstein beer.
After we sample and load up with beer(I’m talking about loading up the panniers and porteur racks 😉, we’ll cycle back with beautiful views of the Boonton Reservoirs and Pyramid Mountain.
This will be a casual pace and a no drop ride. I will offer some challenges to anybody who wants a workout.

-Dean Dogman


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