Festival Details:

Back for its 11th year Its the Cranks Around the Campfire Mt Biking Festival Weekend!

Northwest New Jersey is the place to be for a long weekend of mountain biking action! Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced rides will be offered twice a day and will explore the diverse terrain of Allamuchy, Stephens, and Deer Park. There will be activities throughout the weekend for the whole family. Our supervised children's activities are scheduled to coincide with the group rides to make sure parents can ride too!

The Mt Allamuchy Scout Reservation is the ideal location for a mountain biking festival. A short ride from Rt. 80, the camp is easy to get to. The reservation consits of almost 900 acres of forest that has been preserved for decades by the Boy Scouts of America. The camp is easily navigated by forest road and all campsites can be accessed by car. The campsites are group style so you can pitch your tent in the spot you like best. You are free to choose seclusion or form a small tent city with all your riding buddies.

The camp is located in the center of Allamuchy North, Stephens, and Deer Park Mountain biking trail networks. Riders can access Allamuchy North directly from camp. Stephens is across the street from us and Deer Park just a couple minutes down the road by bike. Cranks is a great opportunity to learn new trails in these 3 parks. In addition to all the singletrack in the 3 parks, our camp contains miles of singletrack and jeep roads to explore (please not that the Wheeler Camp is occupied by another group and riders should avoid riding through it). There are trails for every age and skill level. Join us for night rides each night on the reservation.

Many off-the-bike events are planned for the whole family. Head to the dining hall Friday night for a double feature mtb movie night. On Saturday night grab your favorite beverage and join your fellow campers for a Beach Party at the waterfront. After the party, you can either chill out at the bonfire up in the heart of the campsites or get your groove on at our Dance Party. Children can experience the outdoors with camp staff participating in group rides, nature hikes, fishing, geo-caching, handicrafts, waterfront activities, and much more. The waterfront will be open for swimming at select times.

The festival benefits youth mountain biking programs at the Mt. Allamuchy Scout Reservation. Each summer, Camp Somers introduces at least a hundred kids to the sport of mountain biking. Each youth by the end of the week is cruising singletrack in Allamuchy and Stephens State Parks. Help us expand our program to offer this opportunity to both Scouts and the general public on weekends throughout year. The New Jersey NICA League will be partnering with Cranks to offer mountain biking specific programs and events throughout the weekend. Cranks will be buzzing with youth mtb activity all weekend long. Rides for kids of all ages will be scheduled.


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