Archive for October, 2007

10/3/07 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Pow Wow registration is opens Vision Quest and Counting Coup

2. The Path Bike Shop shows advance screening of NWD8 Smackdown

3. The next “Newbie” ride: Saturday, October 20th


Registration for the 2008 Pow Wow events, the Vision Quest and Counting Coup is open. If you are serious about doing either event you must register ASAP.
We are close to selling out the Counting Coup and have only 114 positions left in the Vision Quest.

The 2008 Mountain Bike Pow Wow is scheduled for Saturday, March 1st.

Vision Quest ($120 – 56.5+- miles, 11,500 +- ft. of elevation gain) 200 person limit. 114 POSITIONS LEFT IN EVENT

To download an application go to:

To register online on go to:

Counting Coup ($80 – 40 miles and 8,000 +- of total elevation gain) 100 person limit. 17 POSITIONS LEFT

To download an application go to:


Registration for our other 2008 events, “The Traverse” and the Toad Festival will open will open in a week or two.

* “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). The Pro and Single Speed Open Classes will be 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). The Pros and Single Speed Open Classes will be 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: ($45 – $25 for kids 14 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’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 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

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

We will no longer be cooking the food for the events instead they will be catered by El Pollo Loco. We hope to sign them up as major sponsors and have at least one event catered for free with us paying for the rest.

With the help and support of the mountain bike community we 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.


The guys and gals at Freeride Entertainment have recently wrapped on NWD8 Smackdown:

The Path and The Tustin Brewing Company are hosting another video screening showcasing this hot, new video. Watch the trailer on the link I gave you; it is going to be another good one from these guys. The world premiere is in Vegas next week and I will be given the advance screening copy at that time…the very next weekend, I will show it to you.

Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8:00pm…..don’t miss it…oh, and the microphone is working this time so I won’t have to shout any announcements…

Hope to see you all there!

Sales Manager
The Path Bike Shop
215 West 1st Street
Suite 102
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 669-0784 Office
(714) 669-0756 Fax
(714) 928-2918 Mobile
(888) 608-PATH Toll Free
Skype: m0nd011


Here it is folks. Join us in celebrating the 3rd Birthday of STR 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 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:

Newbie Ride: Where? Chino Hills/Carbon Canyon
Time: meet at 8am for ride clinic, ride by 8:30am
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
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 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

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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