07/15/07 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. 2008 Warrior’s Society Events

2. Cleveland National Forest To Host Land Management Plan Implementation Progress Open Houses

3. The PATH Bike Shop’s one day sale!

4. Please don’t park in front of the Fire Station at Holy Jim


We’ve made some exciting changes to our events for 2008. Both “The Traverse” and the Toad Festival will be fundraisers and we will be adding an endurance race to the Toad Festival. Both “The Traverse” and “The Toad Festival Race” will have finishing cash for the Top 3 Pro racers in each age category.

Here is our schedule for our 2008 events and some of the new changes:

Registration for all the events will open up on October 1st 2007.

* The Mountain Bike Pow Wow – Saturday, March 1st. Start time 5:30 a.m.
Vision Quest ($110 – 56.5+- miles, 11,500 +- ft. of elevation gain) 200 person limit. Counting Coup ($70 – 40 miles and 8,000 +- of total elevation gain) 100 person limit.

* “The Traverse” – Saturday, May 17th. Start time 6:00 a.m. (40 miles with 8,000 +- of total elevation gain) 300 person limit. The race will have Intermediate ($65), Expert ($65), Tandem ($97), Pro ($75) and Single Speed Open ($75) Classes with the Pros and Single Speed Open Classes racing for finishing cash.

“The Traverse” event will be a fundraiser for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund. The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors the bravery and dedication exhibited by Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships to their children.


* The Toad Festival – Saturday, June 7th. 200 limit race and 150 limit fun rides.
– Toad Race: (27 miles w/ 5,000 ft. of total elevation) Start Time 7:00 a.m. The race will have Intermediate (65$), Expert ($65), Tandem ($97), Pro ($75) and Single Speed Open ($75) Classes with the Pros and Single Speed Open Classes racing for finishing cash.
– Fun Ride Long Course: ($45) (27 miles w/ 5,000 ft. of total elevation gain) Start time 8:00 a.m. The Fun Ride will have games along the course. The person(s) with the highest points wins prizes.
– Fun Ride Short Course: ($25) (10 miles w/ 500 ft. of climbing) Start time 9:00 a.m. This ride is a great beginners and kids ride through the beautiful tree covered trails of O’Neil Park. The Fun Ride will have games along the course. The person(s) with the highest points wins prizes.
The Toad Festival will be a fundraiser for “Talk About Curing Autism” (TACA):


TACA has been VERY important in helping parents navigate the world of autism – education, therapy, biomedical information and emotional support.

TACA provides emergency financial assistance to families with a child with autism to cover costs associated with housing, utilities, automobile repair, insurance premiums, food, medical care, prescriptions, daycare, and other items.

Here are the Classes and age groups for “The Traverse” and the Toad Festival Race:

PRO ($75 – race for finishing cash)
16 to 30
31 to 45
46 to 59
60 +

SINGLESPEED OPEN ($75 – race for finishing cash) Open Ages

EXPERT ($65)
16 to 30
31 to 45
46 to 59
60 +

15 and Under
16 to 30
31 to 45
46 to 59
60 +

TANDEM ($97)
Open Ages

With your help and support the mountain bike community can make a real difference in the lives of the children of our servicemen and women as well as the lives of children afflicted with Autism.


San Diego, CA – July 12, 2007…The Cleveland National Forest is hosting five public open houses starting July 23rd in Alpine and ending August 1st in San Juan Capistrano, to provide an update on Land Management Planning (LMP) implementation by sharing information on upcoming projects and asking the public to provide input on some projects currently under consideration.

In addition, the Forest would like to share two reports related to projects and activities implemented last fiscal year. One is the Cleveland’s Annual Report and the other is the Forest LMP Monitoring and Evaluation Report.

This report describes the findings of a team who monitored projects and activities in accordance with the new LMP. The Forest will be asking for the public’s input at these open houses on two planning efforts that are currently underway: the Route Designation process, the public will have an opportunity to review maps of roads and trails that are currently authorized for motor vehicle use and maps of potential additions to the current authorized system; and the Proposed Seasonal Closure to Protect Nesting Raptors Project, the public will also have an opportunity to review the preliminary alternatives that have been identified for this project and will be invited to comment on whether the current range of preliminary alternatives addresses their concerns.

Open houses will be held in the following communities noted below:

Cleveland National Forest Open House Schedule
| Monday – 7/23/07 | Alpine Community Center; 1830 | Oak Room | 5:30 – 7:30 |
| | Alpine, CA | | PM |
| Thursday – 7/26/07 | Balboa Park Club, 2150 | Santa Fe Room | 5:30 – 7:30 |
| | Pan-American Rd. West, San | | PM |
| | Diego, CA | | |
| Friday – 7/27/07 | Palomar Ranger District, 1634 | Meeting Room | 5:30 – 7:30 |
| | Black Canyon Road, Ramona CA | | PM |
| Tuesday – 7/31/07 | Corona Public Library, 650 | West Room | 5:30 – 7:30 |
| | South Main Street, Corona CA | | PM |
| Wednesday – |San Juan Capistrano Community | Community Hall | 5:30 – 7:30 |
| 08/01/07 |Center, 25925 Camino del Avion,| | PM |
| |San Juan Capistrano, CA | | |

Additional information on the Route Designation Process and Proposed Seasonal Closure to Protect Nesting Raptors Project will be available for the public on the Forest web site on or about July 16, 2007, prior to the open houses. Information on these projects can be viewed by logging onto the Forest web site at www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland and looking under the project and plans section. For those who cannot attend the open house, please contact the nearest Forest Service Office to receive a hard copy of the information distributed at the open houses. Forest offices are open Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


This Sunday, July 22nd, at 10:00am, The Path Bike Shop is having a special one day sale. Save hundreds on complete bikes and frames (items must be taken from our inventory, no special orders).

Save 25% off all apparel, 15% off parts and accessories. Save 25% all rubber. Receive a free mini-service which includes an all bolts check, general inspection, chain lubrication and rear derailleur tune! BBQ!

The sale runs until 6:00pm.
Thank you and see you there!

The Path Bike Shop
215 West 1st Street
Suite 102
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 669-0784 Office
(714) 669-0756 Fax
(888) 608-PATH Toll Free


We received a friendly reminder from Holy Jim Volunteer Fireman Randy Matson to ask everyone not to park in front of / or in any way blocking access to the Holy Jim Fire Station near the Holy Jim Trail Parking Lot. They’ve had problems with people parking there blocking the fire truck from exiting the garage it’s parked in. A fire truck is useless if it can’t get out of its garage.

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