Beginner and advanced bicycle riders are welcome to race through the open fields and woodlands of Tatum Park, Holland Road, Middletown, on Aug. 8 when the Monmouth County Park System hosts its annual Woods Hollow Classic Mountain Bike Race. Intermediate/advanced racers may join the Sport Class for a more rigorous 11.25-mile race starting at 8 a.m., while first-time/occasional cyclists can compete in the Beginner Class, a 7.5-mile race starting at 9:45 a.m. Beginners are encouraged to ride the course ahead of time. The cost is $20 for advance registration (by July 31). Race-day registration ($25 fee) will be accepted from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. for the Sport Class race and from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. for the Beginner Class race. Awards will be presented following the race. An ANSI-, ATSM- or Snell-approved bike helmet is mandatory. Racers are responsible for having their bicycles inspected for safety prior to race day. Read the complete race rules on the application, available at www.monmouthcountyparks. com; click Activities, then Events and Races; or call 732-542- 1642, ext. 23 or ext. 26, for more information. Ryan McCormick, 18, a golfer from Middletown, will travel to Ardmore, Okla., for the 41st Trusted Choice Big I National Championship, based on his showing in last year’s national tournament in Pinehurst where he shot a 74, 74, 73, 74 for a 295 total. The Trusted Choice Big I Junior Classic (formerly IIAJC) began in 1969 and has grown to become one of the most highly anticipated junior golfing events in the country. Through the years, several of today’s current PGA stars played in the event as youngsters, including Craig Stadler, Fuzzy Zoeller, Casey Martin, David Duval, Hale Irwin, Phil Michelson, Justin Leonard, Bobby Clampett, Cristie Kerr, Grace Park, and Bob Tway. Bill Andrade and Tiger Woods, are also two-time national champions. The Garden State Soccer League seeks players who are over age 38. Tryouts will be held Aug. 2 for individuals. Teams are also sought. The league was established in the early 1980s. Contact Sergio at [email protected] verizon.net or at 732-673-9371.