11/06/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Open Practice for the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall Classic this Saturday

2. 4. The Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall MTB Classic

3. Your help needed to construct single track in Bommer Canyon

4. Interpretive hike to Yeager Mesa

1. OPEN PRACTICE FOR THE SHO-AIR / ROCK N ROAD FALL CLASSIC THIS SATURDAY

We will have an open practice on Saturday, November 11th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the practice will also have a course on technical handling skills starting at 10:00 a.m.

You do not have to be registered in the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall Classic to attend the open practice or technical handling skills class. The practice and skills class is sponsored by Sho-Air, Rock N Road, Cytomax, Clif Bar, Shimano and Manitou/Answer.

There will be a $5.00 charge per car to enter the park. Those riding in on bikes will be charged $2.50.

2. THE SHO-AIR / ROCK N ROAD FALL MTB CLASSIC

Our next event will be the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall MTB Classic Event on Saturday, November 18th. The cost of the event is $30 for Novices and $45.00 for Intermediates and Experts.

The course is 5.6 miles long with 1,253′ feet of total elevation gain per lap.

YOU MUST REGISTER BY MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH TO RECEIVE AND EVENT T-SHIRT AND THERE IS A LATE FEE OF $10.00 IF YOU REGISTER AFTER WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH.

The Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall Classic will be the last event in the Orange County Championship Series where we will crown our male and female champion. We will also be raffling off $5,000 worth of product from Felt Bikes as well as our regular prize raffle.

The event fee includes Event T-shirt, raffle prizes, lunch (salad, rice, beans, chicken fajitas, tortillas, drinks (soda and beer) and ice cream.

You must register for the Fall Classic by Monday, November 13th to receive an event t-shirt. There will also be a $10.00 late fee for those registering after Wednesday, November 15th.

To register for the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall XC Mountain Bike Classic:

Online Registration:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1301313

Downloadable application:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/Events_And_Results/fall-classic-app.pdf

3. YOUR HELP NEEDED TO CONSTRUCT SINGLE TRACK IN BOMMER CANYON

We are setting several trail-work dates to get some single track trails in the City of Irvine Open Space Preserve South ready for use once the RMP for the area is approved.

We are setting two initial dates for one trail.

Saturday, November 11th from 8:00 a.m. to noon

Sunday, November 19th from 8:00 a.m. to noon

On the 11th, we will be brushing the trail to establish the correct alignment and eliminate duplicate lines.

On the 19th, we will be working on the trail surface – benching, rock drains, water-bars, climbing turns, Puncheon Bridge, etc…

Tools, gloves, water, and refreshments will be supplied for both days.

Bring your bike to ride to the work-site.

The staging area for both days will be at the Quail Hill Staging area located at 34 Shady Canyon Road. (1 block North on Shady Canyon Road from the traffic round-about where Sand Canyon Avenue ends near the 405 Fwy)

Anyone interested in helping out, please RSVP directly to my e-mail:

amaywhort@irlrtrust.org

Thanks for the help.

Adam J. Maywhort
Field Operations Manager
Irvine Ranch Land Reserve Trust

amaywhort@irlrtrust.org
Phone 714.508.4762 • Fax 714.508.4782 • Cell 949.370.5602
320 Commerce Drive • Suite 150 • Irvine, CA • 92602-1300

4. INTERPRETIVE HIKE TO YEAGER MESA

CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST TRABUCO RANGER DISTRICT

SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Interpretive hike to Yeager Mesa

The San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust and the Forest Service are offering an interpretive hike to Yeager Mesa, a botanically important area featuring several native plant species rare in Southern California. We will be joined by a botanist, entomologist and geologist. This is a moderate to very strenuous route. The final 300 feet requires a nearly vertical scramble up a slope through brush to reach the site. Poison oak and ticks are abundant. Recommended for adults only.

Meet at the intersection of Live Oak Canyon Road and Trabuco Canyon wash at 8:45 AM. The group will leave at 9 AM and caravan 35 minutes to the trailhead. The trail is a 2-3 mile round-trip. We anticipate returning to the staging area at 3PM.

Long pants and long sleeves recommended. Wear sturdy shoes, hat and sunscreen. Pack a lunch and bring plenty of water.

Reservations are recommended.
Contact Debra Clarke, USFS, 951-736-1811×3227

www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland
Santa Ana Mountains Natural History Association at www.freewebs.com/santaanamountains
***************************************************
Debra Clarke – Wilderness / Trails Manager
District Volunteer Coordinator
Cleveland NF, Trabuco Ranger District
1147 East Sixth Street
Corona, CA 92879
(951) 736-1811 x 3227
(951) 736-3002 fax
email: drclarke@fs.fed.us
***************************************************

Comments are closed.