10/15/07 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. “The Traverse” and Toad Festival Event Update

2. The next Socal Trail Riders “Newbie Ride” Saturday, October 20th


We knew that the Pow Wow events, the Vision Quest and Counting Coup, would sell out sooner than they did in 2006 – and it was a bit disappointing
because we warned all those on our email list that it would sell out quickly – and yet many did not take this warning seriously. Many of our loyal
participants waited to register and the events sold out. Since the events sold out in one week, next year in 2008 we recommend you do not wait but register via active.com the minute registration opens up because we expect the events to sell out in a day or two. We approached the Forest Service about allowing us to increase participation but under our permit that was not possible.

Due to Forest Service permit restrictions we will have to limit participation in “The Traverse” and the Toad Festival race and long fun ride
to 150 participants each (instead of the 300 we originally planned on). The Toad Festival race and long fun ride will be limited to 75 participants EACH. The short fun ride through the O’Neill Park open space will have no participation limit since that is held on County Open Space under a different permit.

If you plan on participating in either event we advise you to register as soon as registration opens up in case these events sell out as quickly as

Here is the update on the events:

* “The Traverse” – REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1ST – Saturday, May 17th. Start time 6:00 a.m. (40 miles with 8,000 +- of total elevation gain) 150 person limit. The race will have Intermediate ($65) Expert ($65) and Pro ($75) Classes with the Pros racing for finishing cash. PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO 150.

“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 – REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 1ST – Saturday, June 7th. 75 participation limit race, 75 participant limit long fun ride, and no participation limit short fun ride.

– 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) and Pro ($75) Classes with the Pros racing for finishing cash. PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO 150.

– 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: ($45 for adults and $25 for kids 13 and under). 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’Neill 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 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 Races:

Pro Men —no ages—-cash payout
Pro Women — no ages — cash payout

NO Singlespeed category

Intermediate and Expert categories for men and women with age groups:
46 and up


Here it is folks. Join us in celebrating the 3rd Birthday of STR, the official message board of the Warrior’s Society, with a newbie ride in Chino
Hills followed by (much later of course) food, fun and pool games at Danny K’s.

The ride will be at Chino Hills and will be an easy route up Telegraph Rd to 4 corners. It is a 12 miles out and back. At that point we can decide to
come down either the south ridge or back down the same way we rode in. We also plan on adding “A” group ride to this with extra credits and
singletracks. Should be something for everyone. I will post pics and the exact route for both newbie and “A” group routes in the days ahead. Link to
Chino Hills:


With the help of others, I also would like to give a brief ride clinics to cover things like minimum equipment, braking, shifting, climb techniques and
descending. Please be there at 8am to get some of these tips. The ride will begin immediately after the clinic at 9:00. Drinks after the ride will be
provided by the ride sponsor the Warrior’s Society Mountain Bike Club.

The Birthday Celebration will be held at Danny K’s. Lots of food and drink and is centrally located for most. Lots of pool tables so bring your cue
sticks. 33 beers on tap and free pool for parties of 8 or more till 9pm! This promises to be a great time. Hope you all can make one or both the
events. Here’s the link to Danny K’s: http://www.dannyks.com/index.htm

Newbie Ride: Chino Hills/Carbon Canyon Time: meet at 8am for ride clinic, ride by 9:00am Directions: Take the 57 fwy and exit Lambert and go east for about 5.6 miles to the entrance of Carbon Canyon Regional Park. Turn right into parking lot. Lambert changes to Carbon Canyon rd when you pass Valencia Ave.

STR Birthday Celebration: Where? Danny K’s
Time: 7-7:30pm (should give plenty of time to recover and get dolled up from ride)
Here’s the address:
1096 N. Main St. Orange, CA. 92867

For the latest details go to the SoCAl Trail Riders Message Board at (cut and paste the whole address):


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

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

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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