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Trail day and bike demo – Saturday, May 12th – Eagle Mountain

May 3, 2018 at 12:10 pm

We are heading back up to Eagle Mountain to finish some smaller projects on Manhandler.

Meet us at the Gravel Lot beside Aspenwood Elementary

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

This trail day is sponsored by TREK. They are also hosting a bike demo at Bert Flinn Park during and after the trail day. Meet them between 10 AM and 4 PM at Heritage Mountain Secondary.

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

No experience necessary!

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/

5 Reasons Why You Need To Attend TORCA’s 7th Annual Fundraiser

April 13, 2018 at 5:36 pm

Each year TORCA hosts a fundraiser to raise money to build and maintain mountain bike trails in the Tri-Cities. Money raised also helps TORCA purchase tools, supplies, food, signage, host workshops and much more! TORCA’s 7th annual fundraiser is happening on Sunday, May 27th, and you need to be there.

Here are five reasons why:

1. Support Your Local Trails

Here’s the deal, building and maintaining trails costs money. And as we get more authorization to build new trails we need money to do it.

Fundraising is one of the fastest ways to do just that while celebrating how far we’ve already come.

Show your support and help us raise money to build and maintain our local trail network. The best part? Every dollar from each Yellow Dog Beer sold goes towards trail stewardship in the Tri-Cities. Fundraising couldn’t be easier!

2. Bid on Killer Silent Auction Deals

Pick up extra special deals through our silent auction which will also go a long way in supporting TORCA.

Here’s a list of our Silent Auction Items so far:

  • $700 in Ryder sunglasses & goggles
  • 2 x$200 Innovative fitness gift certificates for personal training
  • $50 gift certificate to Bicycle Hub
  • $100 massage gift certificate from Lea Hartley (RMT)
  • Vancouver Brewery Tour
  • 2 x gift baskets from International Cellars
  • Products from Trek and Norco
  • Two gift baskets from Yellow Dog

    Bid on this Bike!

Plus a Giant Talon 3 or a Liv Tempt 3 from Pitt Meadows Cycle for our Live Auction!!

With sponsors like Trek, Norco, Ryder, Pitt Meadow Cycles, and more, you know there’s going to be some seriously good prizes on hand!

Make sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on auction items as they come in.

3. Win Some Money

Every year we host a 50/50 draw. If you win, you could use those earnings to buy more beer, or pay for all the sweet gear you bid on at the silent auction.

Last year 50/50 winnings were $318!

You can purchase three tickets for $5 or seven for $10. Each ticket purchased equals one entry in the drawing for a winner. Half the money goes to the winner and the other half goes to building local trails. It’s a win/ win!

4. Win Some Sweet Swag

What’s better than sitting at home on Sunday watching Netflix? How about winning some swag through the draw prizes?

Here’s what we’ve got for prizes:

  • $40 in Trek products
  • $300 in Ryder sunglasses & goggles
  • And much more!

But the only way you’ll have a chance of winning is if you’re there. So make sure you buy your ticket —> Click here to buy.

5. Congratulate This Years Trail Fairy

We love our volunteers, especially when they help us build trails. They help keep our trails buff all season long with fresh golden dirt and new features week after week.

And each year we like to celebrate that one person who steps up and volunteers the most on our trail days.

Attend our fundraiser and help support, congratulate and commemorate this fine citizen for stepping up and getting dirty. Then buy them a Yellow Dog Beer (see Reason #1).

Who knows, maybe YOU are this year’s Trail Fairy.

BONUS REASON: Meet Other TORCA Members!!

If anything, you’ll want to come to our fundraiser to meet people from your TORCA community. You know it will be a good time when mountain bike enthusiasts get together to share tips, secret trails, and general #tricitystoke.

As well, you’ll be able to meet the TORCA directors and get an update on what’s been going on this year! Pssst….some exciting stuff happening on Burke Mountain!

Bottom line? You need to attend.

Let’s be honest, it’s always fun to get together with other bikers. Make new friends and riding buddies, just in time for those sweet 

summer days.

You’re guaranteed to walk away with a full belly, some new friends and most likely, swag.

Here are the dirty deets for TORCA’s 7th annual fundraiser:

  • Date: May 27th, 2018
  • Time: 6pm until 10pm
  • Location: The Burrard Public House in Port Moody (it’s easily accessed by transit, including SkyTrain!)
  • Price: $25 (includes a burger, a beer and a chance to win some sweet prizes)

You can pick up your tickets at Kinetik Cycles, Trek Bicycle (PoCo) and Pitt Meadow Cycles. Or make life easier and buy your tickets online –> here.

Don’t miss out on the best bike party in the Tri-Cities!

Trail day – Sunday, April 15 – Manhandler

April 6, 2018 at 3:33 pm

We are finally able to get back up to Eagle. The plan for this trail day is to work on the lower part of Manhandler.

Meet us at the Gravel Lot beside Aspenwood Elementary

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

This trail day is sponsored by Kintec Footwear + Orthotics.

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

No experience necessary!

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 Limited Special Edition Bike Jersey

April 4, 2018 at 10:43 pm

This Limited Special Edition TORCA jersey features a Chris Collacott photograph captured at the bottom of “IMBY”, an iconic Eagle Mountain climbing trail. Proceeds from the sale of this jersey will be directly funneled back into the Eagle Mountain trail network it commemorates.

-Moisture wicking finish
-Drop back hem
-Standard fit based on Sombrio Alder (w) / Chaos (m) jersey
-100% polyester

Pre-order your jersey today!  Ordering will be available until Monday, April 9th.

Photo by Chris Colacott at Avision Photography 

 

Trail day and bike demo – Saturday, March 10, 2018

March 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Due to the snow line still being fairly low we will get some work done on Flavelle trail in Bert Flinn park.

Where: Meet at traffic circle in front of Heritage Woods Secondary

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

This trail day is sponsored by Pitt Meadows Cycle

Giant will be bringing out some demo bikes between 12 – 4 PM. Make sure to bring your bike gear for a rip after the trail day.

Lunch, snacks and coffee will be provided. Please bring some water and a pair of gloves. No experience necessary!

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/