Archive for December, 2010

12/30/10 Warrior’s Society Weekly News

In this issue:

1. Registration for the 2011 Toad Festival to open January 1st 2011

2. Warrior’s Society to assess trail damage from recent storms

3. Canyon residents need your help!

1. REGISTRATION FOR THE 2011 TOAD FESTIVAL TO OPEN January 1ST, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

Registration for the 2011 Toad Festival will open this Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

The 2011 Toad Festival will be a fundraiser for The Acjachemen Nation, also know as the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians (JBMI). The Acjachemen Nation is Orange County’s original residents and were the stewards of the Santa Ana’s for hundreds of years.

http://www.juaneno.com

Registration opens January 1st, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m.
Event Date: June 4th, 2011

Fun Ride Long Course start time: 8:00 a.m
Fun Ride Short Course start time: 9:00 a.m

Short Ride: 10 miles, 500 feet of climbing

This ride is a great beginners and kids ride through the beautiful tree-covered trails of O’Neil Park.

Long Ride: 27.5 +- miles, 5,000 +- of elevation gain

1. Start at O’Neill Park Picnic area and ride to Holy Jim Trail Head – a small amount of pavement with 5 miles of fire road.
2. Holy Jim Trail Head to Main Divide – 6 miles of steep single track climbing with multiple stream crossings.
3. Holy Jim Trail to Trabuco Canyon Trail – 6 miles of rutted fire road with steep climbs and descents.
4. Trabuco Canyon Trail to Holy Jim Parking area – 5 miles of down hill, technical single track with stream crossings with 1/2 of a mile of fire road
5. Holy Jim Parking area to Picnic area – 5 miles of fire road and a small amount of pavement.

The Long Ride is not for beginning or novice riders. Participants will be responsible to carry all food and water needed to complete the ride. There will be no sag support (except in case of total breakdown or emergency). Support personnel will be stationed at 5 rest stops along the course.

Riders in the fun rides will compete in games of chance and skill (darts, horseshoes, helmet toss and Blackjack cards). Those with the highest combined score will win prizes. You must make the checkpoints in a reasonable time or you will not be allowed to continue.

PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO:
175 for the long fun ride
No limit for the short fun ride

LONG FUN RIDE ($50)

SHORT FUN RIDE
Adults ($50)
Kids 13 and under ($25)

If you plan on participating in the 2010 Toad Festival you must register by Friday, May 27th to receive an event t-shirt. Online and mail-in registration is open and there is same-day registration at O’Neill. Same-day registrants are not guaranteed an event T-shirt.

The event fee includes awards for top game scorers, t-shirt and lunch. To register online or to download an app to mail in go to the event web page at:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/toad_festival_general_info.html

(Links to Active.com will be activated on January 1st 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

Same day registration only at 7:00 a.m. with no event t-shirt – cash only

2. WARRIOR’S SOCIETY TO ASSESS TRAIL DAMAGE FROM RECENT STORMS

The Warrior’s Society under the Direction of Trail Work Directors Ned Reynolds and Gene Frial will be assessing the trails for any storm damage and will be focusing on repairing any damage we find during our January, February and March trail work events.

We will be releasing that assessment in next week’s news.

3. CANYON RESIDENTS NEED YOUR HELP!

The residents of canyons suffered a tremendous amount of damage from mud and debris flows from the recent storms. This damage is not covered by insurance as it is considered in legal terms as “Acts of God.”

They can use you help in digging out from this storm. If you can help it would be a great demonstration to the canyon residents of the graciousness of the mountain bike community.

For more information go to:

http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/pub/55456-help-silverado-canyon-residents-new-year-cheer.html
If the link does not activate when you click on it cut and paste it into your browser.

Shimano is the Major Component Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

Rock N Road Bike Shops, El Pollo Loco and Switchback Cyclery are Major Sponsors of the Warrior’s Society

O’Hara’s Pub at the Orange Circle is the Official Watering Hole of the Warrior’s Society

Hammer Nutrition is the official Nutrition bar and gel of the Warrior’s Society

The Warrior’s Society is a Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) affiliated organization

The Warrior’s Society is a Tax Exempt Organization under 501 (c) 4 of the IRS Code

“Far better it is to dare mighty dreams, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take the ranks with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat!”

Theodore Roosevelt

www.warriorssociety.org

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12/17/10 Warrior’s Society Weekly News

In this issue:

1. O’Hara’s Pub Prime Rib Fundraiser to Benefit the Warrior’s Society this Saturday, the 18th

2. The 2011 Traverse is sold out

3. The 2011 Toad Festival will be a fundraiser for The Acjachemen Nation

1. O’HARA’S PUB PRIME RIB FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THE WARRIOR’S SOCIETY THIS SATURDAY, THE 18TH

O’Hara’s Pub is having a Prime Rib sandwich fundraiser for the Warrior’s Society this Saturday, December 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to support our 2011 event charities.

O’Hara’s Pub is located at 150 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 9286.

For directions go to:

http://orangecounty.citysearch.com/profile/672008/orange_ca/o_hara_s_pub.html#profileTab-maps
(Click the whole link in your browser if it does not activate)

Help us sponsor the Warrior’s Society 2011 mountain bike events and the charities they support (Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund and the Acjachemen Nation)

2. THE 2011 TRAVERSE IS SOLD OUT

The 2011 Traverse, a benefit for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund, sold out this week.

We will not be having a waiting list but if one is created on SocalTrailriders we will let you know in future weekly news.

3. THE 2011 TOAD FESTIVAL TO BE A FUND RAISER FOR THE ACJACHEMEN NATION

The 2011 Toad Festival will be a fundraiser for The Acjachemen Nation, also know as the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians (JBMI). The Acjachemen Nation is Orange County’s original residents and were the stewards of the Santa Ana’s for hundreds of years.

http://www.juaneno.com
Registration opens January 1st, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m.
Event Date: June 4th, 2011

Fun Ride Long Course start time: 8:00 a.m
Fun Ride Short Course start time: 9:00 a.m

Short Ride: 10 miles, 500 feet of climbing

This ride is a great beginners and kids ride through the beautiful tree-covered trails of O’Neil Park.

Long Ride: 27.5 +- miles, 5,000 +- of elevation gain

1. Start at O’Neill Park Picnic area and ride to Holy Jim Trail Head – a small amount of pavement with 5 miles of fire road.
2. Holy Jim Trail Head to Main Divide – 6 miles of steep single track climbing with multiple stream crossings.
3. Holy Jim Trail to Trabuco Canyon Trail – 6 miles of rutted fire road with steep climbs and descents.
4. Trabuco Canyon Trail to Holy Jim Parking area – 5 miles of down hill, technical single track with stream crossings with 1/2 of a mile of fire road
5. Holy Jim Parking area to Picnic area – 5 miles of fire road and a small amount of pavement.

The Long Ride is not for beginning or novice riders. Participants will be responsible to carry all food and water needed to complete the ride. There will be no sag support (except in case of total breakdown or emergency). Support personnel will be stationed at 5 rest stops along the course.

Riders in the fun rides will compete in games of chance and skill (darts, horseshoes, helmet toss and Blackjack cards). Those with the highest combined score will win prizes. You must make the checkpoints in a reasonable time or you will not be allowed to continue.

PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO:
175 for the long fun ride
No limit for the short fun ride

LONG FUN RIDE ($50)

SHORT FUN RIDE
Adults ($50)
Kids 13 and under ($25)

If you plan on participating in the 2010 Toad Festival you must register by Friday, May 27th to receive an event t-shirt. Online and mail-in registration is open and there is same-day registration at O’Neill. Same-day registrants are not guaranteed an event T-shirt.

The event fee includes awards for top game scorers, t-shirt and lunch.

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/toad_festival_general_info.html

Same day registration only at 7:00 a.m. with no event t-shirt – cash only

Shimano is the Major Component Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

Rock N Road Bike Shops, El Pollo Loco and Switchback Cyclery are Major Sponsors of the Warrior’s Society

O’Hara’s Pub at the Orange Circle is the Official Watering Hole of the Warrior’s Society

Hammer Nutrition is the official Nutrition bar and gel of the Warrior’s Society

The Warrior’s Society is a Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) affiliated organization

The Warrior’s Society is a Tax Exempt Organization under 501 (c) 4 of the IRS Code

“Far better it is to dare mighty dreams, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take the ranks with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat!”

Theodore Roosevelt

www.warriorssociety.org

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12/07/10 Warrior’s Society Weekly News

In this issue:

1. Brushing Project on the San Juan and Viejo Tie Trails

2. 2011 Rwanda Ride will be held on Saturday April 30, 2011

1. BRUSHING PROJECT COMPLETED ON SAN JUAN AND VIEJO TIE TRAILS

Saturday Warrior Society members and volunteers brushed the San Juan trail from Cocktail Rock to the top of the Chiquito Trail. There was much to be done as this trail hasn’t been brushed in many years. With a great turn-out of Club members and a few volunteers we were able to assign four people to do brush work on Viejo Tie, which connects San Juan to the Chiquito Trail. The Viejo Tie Trail is now completely brushed and the San Juan Trail is done except for the last 0.25 miles near Cocktail Rock which we can get with loppers on a bike ride at a future date.

Thank you to the following people who came out on a perfect day to help with this project. It was especially nice to see such a good turn-out since everyone knew that rain is coming in on Sunday. But if you were looking for a work out you got one today. It’s never easy having to hike back up The San Juan Trail after working all day.

Lunch afterwards was the Warriors Society version of an Economic Stimulus plan. Olemendis Mexican Grill at El Toro Road and the 5 freeway was very glad to see us and they may see us again as the food and the service was great.

Thank you:

Vickie Lukina, Ned Reynolds, Gerry Huth, Josh Avila, Erik and Debbie Brown, Larry Harden, Kathy McNeill and Treve Misemer, Keith Parsons, Keith Eckstein, Dwayne Zeigler, Chip Leopard, Eric hull, Reed Price, Bob Hale, Jason and Suzanne Martin, Bob McCarter, Regina Froemmling, Chris Vargas, Gene Frial, Jeff Parrish, Andy Lightle and Heather “Lightle”, Steve Timm and Steve ???.

2. 2011 RWANDA RIDE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011

From Doug Grant:

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Rwanda Ride will be held on Saturday April 30, 2011. REGISTRATION is now open! Whether you were a participant or a volunteer (or both!) last year – we hope you can join us again this year. To register go to:

https://50mileride.webconnex.com/registration

You don’t want to miss our 5th annual ride. Our planning team is super excited about all the new and fun stuff we’ve got planned to make your next 50 Mile Ride the best one EVER! More food! More prizes! More fun! More miles! (just kidding about that one – it’s still just 25 or 50 miles).

Check out our new WEB SITE:

http://50mr.com/

and let us know what you think. With your permission, we’ll keep you updated from time to time with fun news about our event – so please watch for our e-newsletters.

Note to Facebook users – we have a NEW FACEBOOK PAGE for our event, so please “Like” it, then share it with all your riding pals!
Here’s a thought. We assign bike placard numbers in the order registrations are received. Want a low number so people think you’re an elite/sponsored rider? Then REGISTER TODAY . Your friends will be jealous. Unless of course they signed up before you.

We Love Our Sponsors

You have to admit, our prize raffles every year are HUGE! Last year’s raffle had over $15,000 in prizes, including a Grand Prize Trigon road bike valued at $9,000. We are blessed to have so many good friends and supporters in the local biking community.

Our planning team has already started reaching out to sponsors and friends. We’re getting tremendous support already. Here’s a partial list of sponsors on board so far (in alphabetical order):

Allstate Insurance, Arrowhead Water, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cabo Foods, Cooks Corner, Crank Sports, Damon Fit, Epic Action Video Cam, Estate Services Home Theater, Fitness Together, Friction Freedom, Geoladders, Kennedy Photo Works, Kinetics3 Chiropractic, Oakley, Rock n Road Cyclery, South Coast Glow, The Path, Troy Lee Designs, Webconnex, Wellington Eng Dentistry, Westamerica Graphics.

Want to sponsor our event? Or do you know a company who’d make a great sponsor? You can help us reach our fundraising goals by directing people to our SPONSOR page:

http://50mr.com/sponsor/

We’ll answer all their questions, you just need to introduce us!

Thanks for your support! Hey, stop reading this and REGISTER already, will ya?

Shimano is the Major Component Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

Rock N Road Bike Shops, El Pollo Loco and Switchback Cyclery are Major Sponsors of the Warrior’s Society

O’Hara’s Pub at the Orange Circle is the Official Watering Hole of the Warrior’s Society

Hammer Nutrition is the official Nutrition bar and gel of the Warrior’s Society

The Warrior’s Society is a Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) affiliated organization

The Warrior’s Society is a Tax Exempt Organization under 501 (c) 4 of the IRS Code

“Far better it is to dare mighty dreams, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take the ranks with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat!”

Theodore Roosevelt

www.warriorssociety.org

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