Archive for April, 2007

Warrior’s Society Event Update – Toad Festival and “The Traverse”

In this MTB Event Update:

1. Saturday, May 12th – the Toad Festival fun ride to benefit the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation

2. Saturday June 9th -“The Traverse” race across the Santa Ana Mountains

1. THE SATURDAY, MAY 12TH TOAD FESTIVAL FUN RIDE TO BENEFIT THE JUVENILE BIPOLAR RESEARCH FOUNDATION

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 salad, pasta 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, 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. SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH – “THE TRAVERSE” – RACE ACROSS THE SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS

“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

An MTBAccess and 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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