12/30/10 Warrior’s Society Weekly News

In this issue:

1. Registration for the 2011 Toad Festival to open January 1st 2011

2. Warrior’s Society to assess trail damage from recent storms

3. Canyon residents need your help!

1. REGISTRATION FOR THE 2011 TOAD FESTIVAL TO OPEN January 1ST, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

Registration for the 2011 Toad Festival will open this Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

The 2011 Toad Festival will be a fundraiser for The Acjachemen Nation, also know as the Juaneno Band of Mission Indians (JBMI). The Acjachemen Nation is Orange County’s original residents and were the stewards of the Santa Ana’s for hundreds of years.


Registration opens January 1st, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m.
Event Date: June 4th, 2011

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 road
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)

If you plan on participating in the 2010 Toad Festival you must register by Friday, May 27th to receive an event t-shirt. Online and mail-in registration is open and there is same-day registration at O’Neill. Same-day registrants are not guaranteed an event T-shirt.

The event fee includes awards for top game scorers, t-shirt and lunch. To register online or to download an app to mail in go to the event web page at:


(Links to Active.com will be activated on January 1st 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

Same day registration only at 7:00 a.m. with no event t-shirt – cash only


The Warrior’s Society under the Direction of Trail Work Directors Ned Reynolds and Gene Frial will be assessing the trails for any storm damage and will be focusing on repairing any damage we find during our January, February and March trail work events.

We will be releasing that assessment in next week’s news.


The residents of canyons suffered a tremendous amount of damage from mud and debris flows from the recent storms. This damage is not covered by insurance as it is considered in legal terms as “Acts of God.”

They can use you help in digging out from this storm. If you can help it would be a great demonstration to the canyon residents of the graciousness of the mountain bike community.

For more information go to:

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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

O’Hara’s Pub at the Orange Circle is the Official Watering Hole of the Warrior’s Society

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

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

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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