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Bert Flinn Trail Day – June 1st 2013

May 28, 2013 at 3:06 am

Bert Flinn Trail Day!

We’re big believers in maintaining a good work/party balance. We just had the party so it’s time to go to work!

We’re hosting a much needed trail day this Saturday, June 1st. The focus will be on tidying up Starz and North Starz in Bert Flinn Park.

Come out and earn some good trail karma (and eat a few donuts!) Coffee and lunch will be provided and as always, there will be some great swag from our trail day sponsors (Secret Cycles and The Runner’s Den).

We’ll meet at the back parking lot of Heritage Woods Secondary at 9am. Click here for a map.

To help plan work parties, as well as prevent us from wasting money on uneaten food, we ask that you register by clicking here: http://torcc.ca/BackyardTrailDaySignup.htm

See you Saturday!

TORCC Trail Fairy Fundraiser

May 24, 2013 at 2:59 am

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You know all those buff trails you ride season after season? The ones that always seem to have fresh golden dirt and new features week after week? The ones you can’t wait to charge on after a long winter and they always seem to be magically free of downed trees?

You’ve heard about the elusive trail fairy but have maybe never seen one in real life. TORCC is here to tell you that they’re real but they’re in need of a little help. Trail fairies need tools, materials and food and these things cost money.

If you can’t make it out to trail days another awesome way to give back is to reach into your pocket and donate.

We’re making it really easy: join us on May 26th at the St. James Well in Port Moody for a burger, a beer and a chance to take home a prize from some of our amazing sponsors. There will be door prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 draw.

Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at Cap’s Westwood Cycles in Port Coquitlam or at Secret Cycles in Port Moody.

Contact us if you have any questions at all.

All proceeds from this event go back to the local trails in the form of tools, equipment and signage.

When? May 26th, 5:00 pm

Where? St. James Well (Newport Village, Port Moody)

How much? $20

See you there!

Event Sponsors:

 

Secret Cycles

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Physiotherapy Trail Day – Cinco de Mayo

May 7, 2013 at 1:11 am

Yesterday felt like we could have actually been in Mexico as BC was breaking records for the hottest May 5th. We might have broken our own record as 35 people came out to volunteer more than 150 hours of labour to the trails. That should definitely earn everyone some serious trail karma!

Physio was in pretty rough shape as it continued to see riders throughout the winter. Some of the soft spots were starting to get deep and root exposure was becoming troublesome in a few areas. We filled in the holes that were forming on either side of the new bridge on the lower section and pretty much laid new dirt on a 1/3 of the trail. Some sections were dug out and stabilized with rock and mineral soil and new dirt was added to some of the eroding steeps. In short, we accomplished a lot of work in half a day.  We wouldn’t say that the climb has been dumbed down but one of the trail builders summed it up well with “now there are no excuses …”

A lot of new and old faces came out and brought their skills, strong backs and love for the trails with them! Thank you to everyone for coming out instead of drinking beer (or mojitos) on the patio 🙂

Some people walked away with some pretty awesome swag so we’d love to give a special shout out to our awesome sponsor for the day:

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Stay tuned for more trail news!

Spring News from TORCC

April 22, 2013 at 5:18 am
TORCC has been busy these last few months. Read on to see what we’ve been up to:

Physiotherapy Trail Day

On Sunday May 5th, TORCC will be hosting a trail day on Eagle’s notorious climbing trail, Physiotherapy. A lot was accomplished the last trail day to smooth out the first ascent. We’ll continue to work up the trail to re-dirt some battered sections and to establish a ride around a fallen tree.
If you love to schralp the trails, consider putting in some time to give back and hang out with some dirt nerds. You may even learn about some new trails you never knew existed.We’ll meet at Noons Creek Park at the corner of Panorama Drive and Stoneridge Drive at 9am . Grub will be provided. (vegetarian options available). You’re guaranteed to walk away with a full belly, a sore back, some new friends and most likely some fun swag. Work should wrap up around 2pm.

Save the Date: Burger & Brew Fundraiser

It’s back! If you didn’t get tickets for the last one, you definitely don’t want to miss out.When?
May 26th, 5:00 pmWhere?
St. James Well (Newport Village, Port Moody)

How much?
$20

What?
Your ticket buys you a burger, beer and a chance to win some sweet draw prizes from some of our favourite local companies (Cap’s Westwood Cycle, Secret Cycles, Sombrio, Impulse Sport Therapeutics, Vega …)(PS – if you don’t dig on meat, there will be a vegetarian option!)Why?
Your contribution helps build and maintain trails in all those places that you love to ride in the Tri-Cities.
Tickets go on sale May 1st at Secret Cycles in Port Moody and Cap’s Westwood in Coquitlam.
 

New Signage for Eagle Mountain

Expect to see some trail head markers very soon! Signs for some of the trails on Eagle Mountain are in the works. A special thanks to West Coast Cycling for the grant to get this project off the ground!
Members of TORCC have also been communicating with a representative from the Province’s Ministry of Resource Operations to get “official” trail status for some of the routes on Eagle. The discussions are slow-moving, but we’re confident they will result in a trail user agreement which will benefit the entire mountain biking community. We’ll keep you posted on the progress.

Heads up: BC High School Championship XC Race

On Saturday, May 25th, School District 43 is hosting the BC High School XC Championships in Bert Flinn park.

We’ll be hosting a trail day following the race. More details to come …

Trail Building Clinic?

Would you be interested in learning how to build a trail from the best in the biz?

Click here to leave your name and email address. If there’s enough interest we’ll keep you posted on a workshop later in the summer.

Redesigned website

April 9, 2013 at 4:18 am

Web goddess and fellow mountain biker Jenny Lee Silver has redesigned and improved the TORCC website.  Not only does it look great, but it is much easier for all to use.  As well, it provides great integration with social media.  TORCC would like to thank Jenny for all of her hard work!