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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?

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!

Why should I join TORCC?

January 17, 2013 at 7:54 am
  1. It’s FREE!
  2. You will be notified of upcoming mountain bike events and issues in the Tri-Cities through our email newsletter.
  3. No spam! We promise.
  4. No calories, trans-fats, or pinch flats.
  5. The more members TORCC has, the louder voice we have when dealing with government.  We are being taken more seriously when we say, “We represent almost 200 mountain bikers who use the trails in the Tri-Cities.”

If you haven’t already joined, please show your support of off road cycling in the Tri-Cities by becoming a member today.

Backyard Trail work day a success!

November 17, 2012 at 6:58 am

An incredibly rainy Saturday morning couldn’t keep away the 22 volunteers who came out to to improve the drainage and trail surface of the Backyard Trail. Many hands made light work as we all completed the trail work a bit earlier than anticipated. Because of the rain, not many pictures were taken, but those that were can been seen by clicking on the album below.

Every volunteer walked away with a draw prize from Secret Cycles or Kintec. Thank you all for your support!

Secret Cycles Logo

Secret Cycles (Coquitlam) provided volunteer support and draw prizes for the trail day.


Physiotherapy Trail Day Progress Report

October 17, 2012 at 7:05 am

Thanks to everyone who gave up their leisure time to come out and help work on the bottom section to Physiotherapy. A huge amount of work was accomplished in a really short time.

The entrance from the road is untouched, but once in the trees, the low spots have been back filled, and some of the high spots have been brought down to make a consistent grade. A small re-route was cut to add one more corner in to make the top section a little more rideable. The section just after the new bridge got re-shaped a little to make it a more even grade. A lot of dirt and rock got moved by a very eager and hard working crew. The new section will still be challenging, but should be consistently climbable by anyone who is a strong rider, and will be much nicer to walk up too!

A big thank you goes to our sponsors for the day:




Kintec Suterbrook Village, Port Moody provided draw prizes for this trail day.

Kintec Suterbrook Village, Port Moody provided draw prizes for this trail day.