04/29/07 Warrior’s Society 2007 MTB Event Update

In this MTB Event Update:

1. Toad Festival Update – Saturday, May 12th

2. “The Traverse” race across the Santa Ana Mtn’s Update – Saturday June 9th

1. TOAD FESTIVAL UPDATE – SATURDAY, MAY 12TH

YOU MUST REGISTER BY SATURDAY, MAY 5TH TO RECEIVE AN EVENT T-SHIRT

We have many prizes being donated by our industry sponsors including a SANTA CRUZ BLUR LT Frame from Switchback Cyclery, Manitou Shocks, Shimano XTR Pedals and shoes. So far we have received the following cash donations and prizes in addition to the prizes provided by our industry sponsors.

Mark Hardison and El Pollo Loco – major sponsor and catering the whole event!

$50.00 gift certificate from Gabbi’s Mexican Restaurant (in Orange Circle)

A Botox treatment from Dr. Richard Mantell of Premier Medical Aesthetics

Gift certificate to the Fish House

Limo ride from Larry Friedman of Home Pro Realty

Wine basket (great wine!) from the Nadeau Family Winery

Gift Certificate from Angelique at the Luca Bella Salon

Hint Water from Bob Adams

2 hrs of Tai Yoga Massage from Glen Swindler

Mexican theme basket from the DiPasquale Family

Two American Airlines tickets anywhere in U.S. from the DiPasquale Family

Gift certificate for 1 hour of massage at your home from Tammy Strickland, massage therapist

Thanks to Richard and Margaret Stephens for their $500 donation

Thanks to Laura and Tom Daley for their $300 donation

Thanks to Lori Dipasquale for her $800 donation

Thanks to Mitsubishi Digital Electronics donated $300

Donation from Jim Joffe of J & H Asset Property Management

Donation from Paul Heckler of Yosemite Capital Management

Donation from Bruce & Billie Barsotti of Triple B Clays

Toad Festival this year is going to be a benefit fun ride for the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation that works to prevent teen suicide:

www.BPChildresearch.org

Warrior’s Society will be donating all the profits from the 2007 Toad Festival to the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation. This Foundation is researching ways to help those afflicted with Juvenile Bipolar Disorder.

The Toad Festival course is 27.5-miles long with 5,000 feet of total elevation gain (we will also have a short 10-mile course with only 500 feet of total elevation gain). We will also offer an easy 10-mile course with 500 feet of total elevation gain. 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 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. We have many prizes to award so a high percentage of participants will win something.

A Continental breakfast consisting of instant oatmeal, instant hot cocoa, instant coffee and bananas as well as a lunch of El Pollo Loco chicken, rice beans and soft drinks are included in the entry fee. Root beer floats will be served at the West Horse Thief checkpoint.

The entry fee is $45.00 and includes and event t-shirt (IF YOU REGISTER BY SATURDAY, MAY 5TH), lunch and prizes for the top scorers in the games. All proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation.

The Toad Festival Web Page:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/toad_festival_general_info.html

Active.com online registration:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1435562

Downloadable app:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/toad-festival-app.pdf

For those of you wanting to make a personal donation to the Juvenile Bipolar Disorder there are three easy ways to do so:

* To make a direct donation to the Juvenile BiPolar Research Foundation click on the link to JBRF. www.jbrf.org

* Mail a check to the Warrior’s Society….made out to the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation. We will be posting the donations on our web page.

* Bring cash or check the day of the event to our donation table.

2. “THE TRAVERSE” – RACE ACROSS THE SANTA ANA MTNS UPDATE – SATURAY JUNE 9TH

YOU MUST REGISTER BY SATURDAY MAY 26TH TO RECEIVE AN EVENT T-SHIRT

We thank Rock N Road Cyclery and Scott Tedro of Sho-Air International for each donating $2,000 ($4,000) 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 Open Class.

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. The event is limited to 300 participants and if we sell out, the Expert finishing cash for each geared age groups will be $500 for first place, $250 for second place and $175 for third place. If we do not sell out the event the finishing 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.

All those who finish will receive an award.

“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 the event.

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

Course Description:

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.

All those who finish will receive an award.

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 finishers.

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)

From the feedback we’ve been getting we believe this event will sell out like the Pow Wow. If you are serious about participating in “The Traverse”
we suggest you register early.

“The Traverse” Event page on our web site:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/traverse_general_info.html

Active.com online registration:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1435597

Downloadable application for “The Traverse:”

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/traverse-app.pdf

Manitou and Shimano are the Major Component Sponsors of the Warrior’s Society

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(c) 4 of the IRS Code www.warriorssociety.org

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.”

Woodrow Wilson

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