11/30/09 Warrior’s Society Weekly News

In this issue:

1. 2010 Toad Festival registration opens tomorrow (Tuesday, December

2. 2010 “The Traverse” event update


Event Date: Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Fun Ride Long Course start time: 8:00 a.m
Fun Ride Short Course start time: 9:00 a.m

Short Ride: 10 miles, 500 feet of climbing

This ride is a great beginners and kids ride through the beautiful
tree-covered trails of O’Neil Park.

Long Ride: 27.5 +- miles, 5,000 +- of elevation gain

1. Start at O’Neill Park Picnic area and ride to Holy Jim Trail Head – a
small amount of pavement with 5 miles of fire road.
2. Holy Jim Trail Head to Main Divide – 6 miles of steep single track
climbing with multiple stream crossings.
3. Holy Jim Trail to Trabuco Canyon Trail – 6 miles of rutted fire road
with steep climbs and descents.
4. Trabuco Canyon Trail to Holy Jim Parking area – 5 miles of down hill,
technical single track with stream crossings with 1/2 of a mile of fire
5. Holy Jim Parking area to Picnic area – 5 miles of fire road and a
small amount of pavement.

The Long Ride is not for beginning or novice riders. 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 in the fun rides 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.

175 for the long fun ride
No limit for the short fun ride


Adults ($50)
Kids 13 and under ($25)

The links to the application and online registration through active.com
will be activated Tuesday, December 1st on the event page on our web
site at:


If you plan on participating in the 2009 Toad Festival you must register
by Friday, May 28th to receive an event t-shirt. Online and mail-in
registration is closed but there is same-day registration at O’Neill.
Same-day registrants are not guaranteed an event T-shirt.

The Toad Festival will be a fundraiser for the Operation Mend
http://operationmend.ucla.edu/> which provides reconstructive surgery
for our servicemen wounded by improvised explosive devices and helps
cover travel expenses for their families during treatment.

“Operation Mend,” a unique new partnership between UCLA Medical Center
and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, has been
established to help treat several U.S. military personnel wounded during
service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The pilot project was launched with the help of philanthropist Ronald A.
Katz, a well-known inventor and UCLA Medical Center board member, who
recognized that providing excellent care to injured soldiers need not be
limited to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Armed
Services. The project aims to serve as a model for other medical
institutions interested in helping additional wounded service members.


We have 27 spots left in the “The Traverse” event.

The Traverse 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.

Event Date: Saturday, May 8th, 2010
Event Start: 7:00 AM

Starting Location: Black Star Canyon Road Finish Location: Trabuco Creek Road and Trabuco Canyon Road Post-event staging area: O’Neill Regional Park

40+/- miles, 8,000+/- feet elevation gain

Registration for “The Traverse” will open up this Sunday, November 1st at 12:01 a.m.

We expect this event to sell out so if you are committed to participating sign up quickly.

The race will have Intermediate, Expert and Pro classes with the Pro class men and women racing for finishing cash. Pro-Open payout will be based on participation with the minimum payout being $300 for first, $200 for second and $100 for third.

There must be a minimum of 5 participants in each age group or the age group will be combined with another age group. Pro Women will be combined with Pro Men if we do not get a minimum of 5 participants in their class.


PRO OPEN ($95)

EXPERT ($70)
18 to 30
31 to 45
46 to 59
60 +

18 to 30
31 to 45
46 to 59
60 +

The event fee includes awards for top finishers, finishing ribbon for all participants, t-shirt and food catered by El Pollo Loco.

The links to register via active.com are on the event web page at:


Registration for the 2010 Toad Festival to benefit “Operation Mend” will open up on December 1st.

Shimano is the Major Component Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

Rock N Road Bike Shops, El Pollo Loco and Switchback Cyclery are Major
Sponsors of the Warrior’s Society

Epic Performance is the official hydration drink of the Warrior’s

Hammer Nutrition is the official Nutrition bar and gel of the Warrior’s

The Warrior’s Society is a Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) affiliated

The Warrior’s Society is a Tax Exempt Organization under 501 (c) 4 of
the IRS Code

“Far better it is to dare mighty dreams, to win glorious triumphs, even
though checkered by failure, than to take the ranks with those poor
spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in
that gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat!”

Theodore Roosevelt


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