05/16/11 Warrior’s Society Weekly News

In this issue:

1. The preliminary Traverse event finishing times have been posted

2. 2011 SHARE Mountain Bike Club Poker Ride Saturday, May 21st

3. 2011 Toad Festival event Saturday, June 4th

1. THE PRELIMINARY TRAVERSE RACE FINISHING TIMES HAVE BEEN POSTED

The finishing times have been posted at:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/2011_traverse_results.php

We will have our wrap-up with the final finishing times posted next week.

Thanks to all who participated or acted as support for the event!

2. 2011 SHARE MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB POKER RIDE SATURDAY MAY 21ST

Please save the date for the 2011 SHARE Mountain Bike Club Poker Ride. It will be at Santiago Oaks Regional Park on Saturday, May 21.

The sign up is on Active.com at:

http://www.active.com/cycling/orange-ca/santiago-oaks-poker-ride-2011

There will be no day of event registration or purchase of lunches.

Cost is $10 for members, $40 with membership (membership includes t-shirt), lunch with two beverages $10

Some other information:
Poker Ride parking, Check-in and Start will be at Irvine Regional Park (1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA).
From the Irvine Regional Park entrance, make the first left and park in Parking Area 2.
Check-in will be at Group Area 4. Parking is $5.00.
DO NOT PARK AT SANTIAGO OAKS REGIONAL PARK.

Poker Ride Finish, Lunch and Opportunity Drawing will be at Santiago Oaks Regional Park, near the Visitor Center.

Huge Opportunity Drawing of great merchandise and gift certificates from our generous sponsors and a very cool
New Belgium Beer bicycle as the grand prize! The first 100 Poker Riders to register will receive a $10 gift certificate to
The Path Bike Shop! A complete pasta lunch and a selection of New Belgium Brewing Co. beers!

3. THE WARRIOR’S SOCIETY 2011 TOAD FESTIVAL EVENT – SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH.

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.

http://www.juaneno.com

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.

Root beer floats will be served at the West Horse Thief Check Game Check Point.

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.

If you are not allowed to continue on the course you will still play the games back at the staging area and compete for the prizes.

PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO:
175 for the long fun ride
No limit for the short fun ride

LONG FUN RIDE ($50)

SHORT FUN RIDE
Adults ($50)
Kids 13 and under ($25)

If you plan on participating in the 2011 Toad Festival you must register by Thursday, May 26th 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:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/toad_festival_general_info.html

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

Shimano is a Founding Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

Rock N Road Bike Shops is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

El Pollo Loco is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

O’Hara’s Pub at the Orange Circle is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

Cannondale is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

Switchback Cyclery is a Major Sponsor of the Warrior’s Society

The Silverado/Modjeska Recreation and Park District is a Major Sponsor 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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