Advisory – Decapitator trail closure

October 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm

We have received the following notification from Recreation Sites and Trails:

“Due to the lack of a formalized maintenance plan and the significant environmental impacts of motorized use on the localized trail known as Decapitator, ‘No Motorized Vehicle Beyond This Point’ signs have been posted at three locations on the trail. (Photos have been attached for your reference)

Silt fencing and “CAUTION Salmon at Work’ signs have also been placed in environmentally sensitive areas associated to the Noons Creek and West Noons Creek watersheds.

Recreation Sites and Trails made the above efforts to mitigate further advanced erosion which could eventually render the trail unusable.”

Please respect the posted signs.

 

Trail Day – Eagle Mountain – Saturday, Oct 29

October 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm

Eagle trail day with a twist. As part of our section 57 agreement we need to remove unsafe and unauthorized trail features on Three Little Pigs and Manhandler. We REALLY need some help with that. This time we ask that if you have a hammer (claw or small sledge), crowbar or nailpull please bring them along.

Meet us at the Gravel Lot beside Aspenwood Elementary – Map
When: 9 AM for coffee & snacks, sign waivers
Head out on the trail at 9:15 AM
Lunch time is around 1:30 – 2 PM

Lunch, snacks and coffee will be provided. Please bring some water and a pair of gloves.

This trail day is sponsored by Kinetik Cycles KinetikCycles

No experience necessary! Dogs and children are welcome but please note that we are using some heavy duty tools and pets and kids are your responsibility on the trail.

If you can’t make it to the trail day but still want to help out, consider pitching in with a few bucks and earn some trail karma while you’re at it. Even $5 goes a long way.

Click on the link below to donate funds to TORCA:

http://www.trailforks.com/region/coquitlam/karma/

TORCA Group Ride – Bert Flinn Park – Thursday Oct 20

October 14, 2016 at 7:39 pm

Where: Meet at traffic circle in front of Heritage Woods Secondary, (https://goo.gl/maps/HPpoSNYxuvS2)

As the ride starts at 7pm, night lights will be required and you should be comfortable riding with lights. The pace will be suitable for beginners, intermediate and patient advanced riders.

Please sign up here:
https://goo.gl/forms/VuCYgsjlamIPAanw2

This is a free event for members. To renew your membership or sign up please go to the membership section on our website.
http://www.torca.ca/membership/become-a-member/

Eagle Mountain Announcement

October 5, 2016 at 10:12 pm

Exciting times for Eagle Mountain! We are working to legitimize the trails! Read on for the details, the upcoming changes, and the reasons YOU SHOULD BE EXCITED about this.

Who’s involved?
Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC), TORCA, and Eagle Mountain Moto (EMM) are working TOGETHER to enhance the mountain bike and moto experience while minimizing user conflict on Eagle.

What’s happening?
We have a 1 YEAR OPPORTUNITY to show RSTBC what we can do! We’ll be removing old and unauthorized TTFs (Technical Trail Features), rebuilding features to meet current trail building standards, and creating a world-class mountain bike trail system.

Which trails?
We’ll be working on your favourites: IMBY, Physiotherapy, Eastbound and Down, Hammer Time, and Blue Line. AND! We’ll be revitalizing Manhandler, More Therapy, Three Little Pigs, and Shock Therapy.

Then what?
If we can prove ourselves, there are possibilities for future trail remediation AND TRAIL EXPANSION! We envision a future blue flow trail, technical trails, and an optional climbing route. This will all depend on our work, the relationship with RSTBC, and our community!

How can I help?
Glad you asked. Our trail fund is healthy and growing, and we are actively fundraising and applying for grants. Keep supporting TORCA, come to trail days, and be a part of this new phase for Eagle.

What else?
EMM will be working on the mountain too. Specifically, they have authorization to work on and ride Mistress. TORCA is aiming for this to be a mountain bike line in the future with rerouting and separate lines for motos and mountain bikes. Our vision still has the big log ride and the Tombstone drop!

Excited?
We sure are. You’ll see old features continue being removed over the next months. And then, we’ll start building! Keep in touch, ask us if you have any questions, check out our newsletter and Facebook page for updates, and don’t forget to renew your memberships!