In this issue:
1. Registration for the 2012 Vision Quest and Counting Coup to open this Saturday, October 1st.
2. This Saturday, October 1st – Ridge MTB Poker Ride in San Juan Capistrano
3. Web site devoted to saving/purchasing land for the Santiago Truck Trail – sign online petition
1. REGISTRATION FOR THE 2012 VISION QUEST AND COUNTING COUP TO OPEN THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST
Event Date: April 7, 2012
Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County, CA
Event Start: 5:30 AM
Registration opens October 1st, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m.
There are no mail-in apps.
The event fee is $125 for the Vision Quest and $85.00 for the Counting Coup and includes finishing award, t-shirt, and post-event food
All entry fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-deferrable. We have to plan well in advance and therefore cannot offer refunds. You may not give or sell your number to another individual. The entry fee for a 2012 event WILL NOT transfer to the 2013 event, no exceptions. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have unexpected business, a family emergency, etc. Sorry, there are NO exceptions.
The links to Active.com will be activated on the event web pages at the time specified above.
2. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST – RIDGE MTB POKER RIDE IN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO
On Saturday, October 1st let’s ride the scenic hills of old San Juan Capistrano for the Ridge MTB Poker Ride, and have some fun along the way! The event will offer five stops with poker card drawn at each, best hand at end of five stops wins bike GPS system! This is a non-competitive event and not timed. Start/finish for all events at same location. Location is at the trail head at east end of Camino Las Ramblas, off Hwy 5, SJC. Parking only on Camino Las Ramblas. Entry Fee is $35 before race day; $40 day of race (no refunds). Official event T-shirt included in fee.
Team event will consist of 5 riders taking the same course as individual riders. Team will select best hand by one team member for best hand prize entry. Best Hand for team category wins Dinner and a VIP Movie night for two for each team member. Riders will be able to also compete for the individual prize by paying an additional $10 (on site – cash only).
Ridge 10K & 5 K Trail Runs precede Mountain Bike Poker Ride two hours earlier.
For online registration, course map and directions to start:
Ridge MTB Poker Ride is for a worthy cause with all proceeds supporting the City’s improvements to our multi-use trails and SJC Rotary community programs.
3. WEB SITE DEVOTED TO SAVING/PURCHASING LAND FOR THE SANTIAGO TRUCK TRAIL - SIGN ONLINE PETITION
Here’s a great website where you can sign a petition to purchase land to save the Santiago Truck Trail:
Here’s a recap:
Due to concerns raised by the County office of Risk Management, the Orange County Board of Supervisors postponed voting (Agenda Item #44) on the purchase of land for a parking lot at the trail head of the Santiago Truck Trail as well as other improvements. They will be casting their votes in early October.
As stated in our last update, the county plans to build a parking area near the top of Modjeska Grade Road for Santiago Truck Trail by acquiring 100 acres from a private landowner at a below-market cost. This purchase of land is designed to:
1. Ensure public access to this trail is locked up permanently.
2. Provide a parking area at the top of Modjeska Grade Road.
3. The additional 100 acres will open the County to future recreational improvements beyond just a parking area.
The votes needed to pass this are in doubt and we still need you to re-email, or if you haven’t already, email the Supervisors. It is extremely important for those of you who live in the Supervisory Districts of Supervisors Bates, Moorlach, Nelson and Nguyen to email them and state that you live in their district and this issue is important to you.
From what we understand Bates is the key vote so if you live in her District in South County she needs to hear your voice.
When emailing Supervisor Campbell thank him for his support of this proposal and his continued support or our access. He has truly been a “trail hero” to the recreation community.
We cannot stress enough that your messages to the Supervisors could help shove Item #44 over the edge and pass it.
Messages to the supervisors could mention Santiago Truck Trail as:
1. “Item 44” on the agenda to help the Supervisors recognize it easily.
2. The most popular trail based on overall usage of any trail in Orange County and important to all user groups
3. It would protect the safety of recreationist who now has to ride up narrow Modjeska Grade Road to access the trail. The new parking lot would create a more accessible environment for trail runners and Bikers with parking at the trailhead. An equestrian loading and unloading zone is also in the plans. So this isn’t just limited to Mountain Bikers. Pass the word.
John M.W. Moorlach, Vice Chairman
Patricia C. Bates
Bill Campbell, Chairman
Shimano is a Founding Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society
Rock N Road Bike Shops is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society
El Pollo Loco is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society
O’Hara’s Pub at the Orange Circle is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society
Cannondale is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society
Switchback Cyclery is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society
The Silverado/Modjeska Recreation and Park District is a Major Sponsor 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© 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!”