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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!

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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:

 

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

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

 

Mossom Trail Work – June 2012

June 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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Motorbikes and mountain bikes on Eagle Mountain – Can we all get along?

June 17, 2012 at 7:29 am

During the last week of May, local mountain bike trail builders, a TORCC coordinator, and four members of the Blue Mountain Motorcycle club sat down to talk about trail usage on Eagle. While BMMC has no affiliation with Eagle, these four riders are very familiar with the mountain, and even talked about the potential of starting up an Eagle Ridge moto club (even if just in name).

There are several trails on Eagle that were historically used by motorbike that we effectively took over for mountain bike usage, such as the Dentist, but in their current configuration, we all decided that there was no reason why they couldn’t remain multi-use. To facilitate this, we collectively agreed that education was the best plan going forward, and we’ve discussed putting in signage at trail heads saying whether the trail is MTB, Moto, or shared. We realize that there are potential risks to doing this, since none of the trails are legitimate, but working together will do less harm than working against each other. Currently, the shared trails that exist are: Dentist, Decapitator Bypass (that links up to Mossom/Manhandler), Mossom Creek and Sidewinder.  As well, we discussed how mountain bike trails could be built to make it less appealing to dirt bikers who insist on riding them.

Overall, the mood was constructive and positive, and we all realized that we are in this for the same reasons, and aren’t all that different, although we have very different requirements of trail usage.

We will post more developments as they happen.