Annual BTCNJ Club Picnic

Saturday, June 2nd (rain date June 3rd)

It’s picnic season time again, please join us for this memorable club event! The annual BTCNJ picnic will be at the Pascack Brook County Park, on Emerson Road in Westwood, NJ, the same location as last year. The picnic date is set for Saturday, June 2 (rain date June 3rd).

Club members ride together and meet up afterwards to hang out with new and old friends to socialize and enjoy lots of food. It’s also a great time and place for new members to experience a friendly introduction to the BTCNJ group.

Rides of all levels, A through D, depart from Pascack Brook County Park in the morning, before the picnic. We will also have a special children’s ride around the park. Check the BTCNJ website for the ride listings and departure times. Rides will meet at the large parking area next to the tennis courts. The roads around Pascack Brook County Park are lovely for riding with traffic in some areas.

The picnic begins when members return from the morning rides, starting around 11:00 AM and continuing through the day. We generally start cooking burgers and hot dogs around Noon and the picnic runs until about 3:00 PM. The cost of participation? FOOD! Please bring one potluck dish that will feed 6-8 people (or more if you like). There is usually no shortage of appetites. Review the categories below, find the letter your last name begins with and bring that type of food. We will also have burgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs grilled for us by the Market Basket of Franklin Lakes.

A – I: Main dishes;

J – N: Salads, veggies, pasta;

O – T: Snacks, chips, dips;

U –W: Fruit;

X – Z: Desserts;

Vegetarian dishes are welcome

There will be games for children and games for all ages in the afternoon. Prizes will be awarded for players who rack up the most points.

The best way to keep food fresh for the picnic while you are riding in the morning is to bring a cooler or other container with ice and leave it in your car. Please don’t drop off food at the picnic site before you leave for your ride because we don’t have enough coolers to keep it fresh. The club provides hot charcoal-broiled hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and non-alcoholic cold drinks; members bring their favorite recipe—cold salads, side dishes, and lots of desserts to share with everyone.

We need volunteers to help with setup, cleanup, marshaling the food tables, helping out in the grill area, and helping to run the games. All help will be appreciated. To volunteer, contact Claudia Dukeshire at (551) 804-3641 or [email protected] (there’s an underscore between first and last name).

Directions to Pascack Brook County Park

From Garden State Parkway: Exit 165, Oradell Avenue to Kinderkamack Road (North). Right onto Old Hook Road. Left onto Emerson Road. Park is on the left.

From 9W: West onto Closter Dock Road, becomes Old Hook Road. Right onto Emerson Road. Park is on the left.