TORCA 700 – Cyclocross group ride – Saturday, Dec 2nd

November 25, 2017 at 6:48 pm

It’s dark. It’s wet. You’re spinning on your trainer or not at all. You’re dreaming of sunny days and endless grunts up Imby. We’ve got the answer! TORCA’s first ever cyclocross group ride… the TORCA 700.

The ride is designed for intermediate and up cyclocross riders as well as mountain bikers who want to ride gravel and gentle single track (gentle for a mountain biker…). As always, we will have a supportive, no-drop atmosphere.

Meet us at 10 am on Saturday, December 2nd at the Burnaby Mountain trailhead near the corner of North Road and Chapman Avenue. There is parking at the trailhead and along the west side of North Road. If you park on the neighbourhood streets, please be respectful.

See you there!

Trail day – Eagle Mountain – Sunday, December 3rd

November 23, 2017 at 5:47 pm

We are finally going back to Eagle Mountain and will give Manhandler our undivided attention.

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 Pitt Meadows Cycle.

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 AGM 2017

November 8, 2017 at 12:24 am

The Tri-cities Off Road Cycling Association (TORCA) is pleased to formally announce the date of its Annual General Meeting.

Date: Wednesday November 29, 2017
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Coquitlam’s City Center Library (Room 137) 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

We will recap our accomplishments from the past year, discuss our direction for 2018, review our financial statement, and hold elections for the TORCA executive positions.

We are looking for some passionate and committed people to join the executive. We are looking for some passionate and committed people to join the executive.  Executive job descriptions are available here (click to view).  If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please email ken@torca.ca with your name and the position you are interested in so that we may prepare the ballots before the AGM. Nominations will also be accepted at the meeting.

If joining the TORCA executive isn’t your thing but you still want to be involved, joining a committee.  We are looking for people help with races, fundraising, social media/website, trail building, and special events.  If any of these appeal to you, please let a director know at the AGM or email ken@torca.ca .

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM. However, only TORCA members who have paid their annual membership are entitled to vote.  Voting by proxy is not permitted.

TORCA Photo Contest

November 2, 2017 at 11:04 am

“Hit us with your best shot!”

Everyone experiences our trails a bit differently and sees them through a different lens. We want you to show us your view. We have a great contest for you, sponsored by our friends at Pitt Meadows Cycle.

Here are the short details. For full contest rules please visit “Photo contest rules“.

  • All photographs should accurately reflect and be shot within Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra, British Columbia, Canada. All photography outside these areas will be disqualified.
  • Entries should be submitted to contest@torca.ca and include:
    • Location (eg: Eagle, Burke, Bert Flinn, trail name, city, etc.)
    • Your name, age and email address
    • Detailed caption – optional
  • Contest runs from November 1 – 25, 2017. Winner will be announced during AGM on November 29th, 2017
  • Special “Young Photographer” category (up to 17 years old)

Pitt Meadows Cycle has generously donated the following prizes:

1st Prize – MTB Helmet – Choice of Men’s Giant Rail or Women’s Liv Infinita
2nd Prize – $100 Gift Certificate to Pitt Meadows Cycle
3rd Prize – $50 Gift Certificate to Pitt Meadows Cycle

Young Photographer prize will be determined based on age of winner.

We can’t wait to see your pictures.