In this issue:
1. “The 2008 Traverse” – hot times in the Santa Ana’s
2. BIKE Magazine names the Vision Quest one of the top 10 toughest events
3. 75th Anniversary 75K ride to celebrate Cuyamaca State Park – May 31st
4. Ride of Silence to honor those who have been injured or killed road riding
5. Sequoia Forest hosts workshops to explain proposed new fees
1. “THE 2008 TRAVERSE” – HOT TIMES IN THE SANTA ANA’S
Our hats are off to all those that participated in the 2008 Traverse. The temps were in the low 100’s and it showed in the attrition rate.
We will have a link to the wrap-up in next week’s news. Thank you to all who participated and helped to support the event to benefit the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.
The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors the bravery and dedication exhibited by Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships to their children:
Our next event is the 2008 Toad Festival fun ride on Saturday, June 7th:
– Fun Ride Long Course: ($45) (27 miles w/ 5,000 ft. of total elevation
gain) Start time 8:00 a.m. The Fun Ride will have games along the course.
The person(s) with the highest points wins prizes.
– Fun Ride Short Course: ($45 for adults and $25 for kids 13 and under).
10-miles w/ 500 ft. of climbing. Start time 9:00 a.m. This ride is a great beginners and kids ride through the beautiful tree covered trails of O’Neil Park. The Fun Ride will have games along the course. The person(s) with the highest points wins prizes.
The Toad Festival will be a fundraiser for “Talk About Curing Autism”
TACA has been VERY important in helping parents navigate the world of autism – education, therapy, biomedical information and emotional support.
TACA provides emergency financial assistance to families with a child with autism to cover costs associated with housing, utilities, automobile repair, insurance premiums, food, medical care, prescriptions, daycare, and other items.
To print out a downloadble application or to register online at Active.com go to the event web page at:
2. BIKE MAGAZINE NAMES THE VISION QUEST ONE OF THE TOP 10 TOUGHEST EVENTS
The current issue of Bike Magazine has a list of “The 10 toughest races in the world”. Vision Quest made the list. Here is a quote from multi- Vision Quest top 10 finisher Jason First:
Southern California locals know: Vision Quest packs more pain per mle than most any race. The stats tell part of the story, but not all: Racers climb 11,000 feet in 56.5 miles. “It takes most people at least hours to finish,” Says semi-pro Jason First. Named after Native American ritual that involved wilderness journeys, personal growth and hallucinogens, the race crushes competitors with steep climbs and rough, shaley descents. “It’s hard to get through without at least one thing going wrong”, First says. Near the end, on the precipitous upward slopes of the West Horse Thief trail, severe exhaustion is known to produce stranger visions than any peace pipe ever could.
3. 75TH ANNIVERSARY 75K RIDE TO CELEBRATE CUYAMACA STATE PARK - MAY 31ST
The MBAU (Mountain Bike Assistant Unit) and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park are doing a 75K ride on the Trails and fire roads on Saturday, May 31st to celebrate the parks 75th Anniversary this year. This Ride will start and finish in Paso Picacho Campground Day use area. Start time will be at 8:00 am and the event will be limited to 75 riders.
The cost will be $50.00 and each rider will receive a T-shirt, support station for food and drink half way though and barbecue afterwards (veggie and meat). Riders whom complete the ride will get a commemorative poster art of the 75 year anniversary.
Any money made will go to CRSPIA (Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association) non-profit group which helps better the Park for the Public. Any interested Riders sign-up on Active.com at:
4. RIDE OF SILENCE TO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN INJURED OR KILLED ROAD RIDING
WHEN - Wednesday, May 21, 2008
TIME - 6-8pm (Ride at 6:30 pm)
WHERE - Irvine Civic Center In IRVINE - Orange County – California ROUTE - Flat 9.7 mile loop around Irvine; on-street bike lanes and off street bike way: Repeat of the 2006 & 2007 route run East on Alton with several regroups then return on the San Diego Creek bikeway so we can fully regroup by the time we get back to the start. (if the San Diego Creek bikeway is not usable between Sand Canyon & Jeffrey the Irvine Police will escort our detour)
For more information go to:
5. SEQUOIA FOREST HOSTS WORKSHOPS TO EXPLAIN PROPOSED NEW FEES
The Sequoia Forest will be holding four recently announced workshops to explain the proposed new fee program which would charge $10 a day or $50 year to forest users in many areas. Make your views known. The Forest is requesting public comment.
Sequoia Meeting Locations & Dates all meetings 5:30-8:30 pm:
BAKERSFIELD June, 4 – Wednesday East Bakersfield Vet’s Hall, 2101 Ridge Road
KERNVILLE June, 5 – Thursday Ranger District Office, 105 Whitney Road
PORTERVILLE June, 9 – Monday Forest Supervisor’s Office, 1839 South Newcomb
RIDGECREST June, 11 – Wednesday Kerr McGee Center, 100 West California Avenue
Many of you may not be aware that the Sequoia Forest has been working on a Campground plan called the Recreation Site Facility Master Plan or RSFMP for short. Stewards of the Sequoia have been attending meetings & providing comments on the plan in order to preserve public access.
You can read more about the proposed new fees & Plan highlights here:
In addition, many of you may not be aware that the Sequoia Forest has been working on a Campground plan called the Recreation Site Facility Master Plan or RSFMP for short. Stewards of the Sequoia have been attending meetings & providing comments on the plan in order to preserve public access.
The Sequoia just held workshops & you can read more about the proposed new fees & Plan highlights here:
Stewards of the Sequoia
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“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!”