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Toad Festival 2012

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Due to the time involved in preparing for events we have decided to promote only the Vision Quest and Counting Coup events in 2012. We will not be putting on the Traverse or Toad Festival in 2012. This will allow us to focus on our trail work and advocacy.

course description

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.


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

175 for the long fun ride
No limit for the short fun ride


Adults ($50)
Kids 13 and under ($25)

You will pick up your number plate and event t-shirt the day of the ride starting at 7:00 AM.

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

additional info

We have many prizes to award so a high percentage of participants will win something (tires, a shock, bars, stems, gift certificates and other accessories). We will have fruit, baked goods, OJ, etc. in the morning and Lunch will be served when you return from the ride. Alcohol is not allowed at the park and we ask that you do not litter. Please help us by doing your part to keep the trails and park clean during and after the event.

If you plan on camping out at O'Neill Park the fee is $15.00 dollars a night and are available by reservation (which we suggest you make ASAP before they sell out). The day use fees at the park where we are staging at are $5.00. For more information on O'Neill Park see their web site.


» Toad Festival event information (pdf)

Read the writeups from past events: 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005


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