In this “The Traverse” Update:
Sherry Panttaja, our Executive Director of Sponsorship and Events, has been
on a tear signing new sponsors for 2007. She has signed HOSS Clothing, JAX
Bicycles and Hurricane Components as new sponsors.
Hoss Clothing is contributing $400 towards the expert finishing cash for
“The Traverse” and product that was given out at the Toad Festival.
JAX is contributing $500 towards the Expert Finishing class in “The
This additional $900 dollars in sponsorship cash will be added to the 2,000
Rock N Road Cyclery and the $2,500 Scott Tedro of Sho-Air International
contributed towards the expert finishing cash for a total of $5,400 towards
the expert finishing cash.
We have 3 Expert Class geared age groups (16 to 30, 31 to 45 and 46 t 59)
and a Single Speed Open Class for both men and women. We have an
Intermediate class with the same age groups including a 60 and up and Tandem
The expert women have their own age classes separate from men with their own
prize money. Like the men’s expert class , their must be a minimum of 5
participants in each women’s expert age class or that class will be combined
with another women’s expert class.
Here is the info on the event.
“The Traverse,” is a 44-mile race with 8,000 +- total elevation gain to be
held on Saturday, June 9th. Participation is limited to 150 in the expert
class and 150 in the intermediate class for a maximum of 300 participants in
Geoladders has ride, distance and difficulty stats and graphics along with
pictures of the course on their web site at:
We’ve attached a graphic of the front of “The Traverse” event t-shirt with
another graphic showing a close-up of the design.
YOU MUST REGISTER BY SATURDAY JUNE 2ND TO RECEIVE AN EVENT T-SHIRT
The finishing cash for the top three in each Expert Class geared age groups
and the Single Speed Open Class will be determined by participation and
whether or not we sell out each expert age groups for both the male and
female expert classes. There must be a minimum of five participants in each
male and female age group or the age group will be combined with another age
The event is limited to 300 participants.
If we do not sell out the event and have all the expert male and female age
classes meeting the minimum of five participants, the finishing cash will be
If we sell out, or not all of the age groups for both the male and female
expert classes have the minimum number of five participants and are combined
with another age group, the Expert finishing cash for the remaining geared
age groups will be $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $175 for
All those who finish will receive a finishing award.
Start: 6:00 a.m. at the end of Black Star Canyon Road
Finish: at the intersection of Trabuco Creek Road and Trabuco Canyon Road
The ride will begin from the end of Black Star Canyon Road at 6:00 AM. You
will ride up Black Star Canyon Road to the Main Divide Road and at this
point you will traverse the Santa Ana Mountain range via the Main Divide
Road hitting all the peaks (including Modjeska and Santiago Peaks) until you
intersect with the Trabuco Canyon Trail.
You will then descend down the Trabuco Canyon Trail to Trabuco Creek Road
and out 4 miles to the finish line at Trabuco Canyon Road. You must reach
Aid Station 1 located at the intersection of Maple Springs Road and the Main
Divide Road (four corners) by 12:00 P.M. to be allowed to finish the course.
You must also reach the intersection of the Main Divide and Lower Holy Jim
by 1:30 p.m. to be allowed to finish the course.
Only the expert classes will race for prize money, which will be determined
by participation. The event is limited to 300 participants and if we sell
out, the Expert payout for each age class will be $500 for first place, $250
for second place and $175 for third place. If we do not sell out the event
the payout cash will be reduced accordingly. There must be a minimum of 5
participants in each age group or the age group will be combined with
another age group.
The event fee will be $75.00 for expert and single speed open riders, $65.00
for Intermediate and the 16 and under open class riders and $97.00 for
Tandem Open riders. The entry fee includes an event awards for top
finishers, t-shirt, food after the event and finishing awards for all
CASH PAYOUT TO THE TOP 3 FINISHERS IN THE EXPERT AGE CATAGORIES AND EXPERT
SINGLE SPEED CLASS. THERE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF FIVE PARTICIPANTS IN EACH AGE
GROUP OR THE AGE GROUP WILL BE COMBINED WITH ANOTHER.
We will have the following classes and age groups:
Intermediate Class (male and female):
15 and under (Open)
16 to 30
31 to 45
46 to 59
60 and up
Tandem Open Class
Expert Class (male and female):
16 to 30
31 to 45
46 t 59
Single Speed Open Class (male and female)
“The Traverse” Event page on our web site:
Active.com online registration:
Downloadable application for “The Traverse:”
Manitou and Shimano are the Major Component Sponsors of the Warrior’s
Cytomax is the official fluid replacement drink of the Warrior’s Society
Clif Bar is the Official Energy Bar and Gel of The Warrior’s Society
The Warrior’s Society
A Tax-Exempt organization under 501© 4 of the IRS Code
A Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) affiliated organization
“Some Americans need hyphens in their names because only part of them has
come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all,
the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.”