Archive for May, 2011

2011 Traverse Update

2011 Traverse Update:

1. Packet Pickup this Wednesday

2. Finish line update

3. Course update

4. Weather update


Don’t forget that packet pickup is scheduled for Wednesday May 11th from 5-7 p.m. at the Irvine Rock n road.

We are encouraging everyone to pick up their number plate and event t-shirt packets on Wednesday, May 11th from 5-7 pm at Rock N Road Bikes in Irvine. This would save all of us tons of time the morning of the event. If you don’t pick your packet up prior on Wednesday you will need to pick it up the day of the race at 6:00 AM.

Rock N Road is located at:

6282 Irvine Blvd
Irvine, CA 92620

You can have others pick up your packet for you.


The finish line festivities are going to be within O’Neill Park this year at the same location we had the Vision Quest and Counting Coup. You will be riding your bike across the wash at the end of Trabuco Creek Road where you will then be crossing the road (when clear and directed by our volunteers) then heading 1/2 mile down Live Oak to the turn into O’Neil Park where the festivities will be held.

Your actual race time will be timed at a timing spot right before you cross the road. So don’t worry if you have to wait for a car because your time will already be recorded at that point. Ride safely along the road following all the signs and cones that direct you to the finish area.

We decided to note your time before you cross the road so nobody would feel that they needed to be racing for a finishing time while they are on Live Oak Canyon Road. I am sure you all understand.

Have your friends and family waiting for your arrival over at O’Neil Park where the food and festivities will be held. Do Not have them waiting for you on the road…it is too dangerous! We have added two port-a-potties at the park finish line to so you won’t have to walk far to a restroom as you had to do at the Pow Wow.

There is limited parking within O’Neil park at our finishing area so plan on having friends and family park in the Day Use Parking area and then they will need to walk thru the park 1/2 mile to our finish area near Hickey Creek camp area. Next year we have reserved the group areas near the finish line to allow parking closer to it.


As you all know, Black Star Canyon Road has not been repaired so there are several sections of the road that are very narrow so use caution. Also, we decided not to include Upper Holy Jim as part of the course.


Temperatures are predicted to be in the low 60’s with winds from 21 to 41 MPH.

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05/03/11 Warrior’s Society Weekly News

In this issue:

1. Maple Springs clean-up this Saturday, May 7th

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

1. Maple Springs clean-up this Saturday, May 7th

This Saturday we’ll be having a clean-up along Maple Springs Road to Main Divide. I will meet volunteers at the Maple Springs Gate at 8AM to hand out bags. We have a site about two miles up canyon that has a large amount of items dumped over the side. Dave or Nelson will place a stake with flagging at the site at it is not very visible from the road. Volunteers with a winch are needed to help pull items up the slope.

Other volunteers are welcome to drive to the top of Maple Springs road and work your way back down. Rudy will pick up the stakeside truck at Silverado and bring it to the dump site. Our project ends at noon as that is when the truck is due back at Silverado.

Please use all cautions when working and stopping along the road.
Wear good personal protective gear, gloves, hat and sunscreen.
Watch out for snakes!

Should be great weather on Saturday, not too hot.

Watch for Debra to sign-in your attendance!

Thanks to all who can help with this!

Note: On June 11 we will have another project to install barrier fencing at Beek’s Gate.
Brett Davidson, Prevention Officer, will help lead this project.

Debra Clarke – Wilderness / Trails Manager
District Volunteer Coordinator
Cleveland NF, Trabuco Ranger District
1147 East Sixth Street
Corona, CA 92879
(951) 736-1811 x 3227
(951) 736-3002 fax

If you do not receive a timely response please contact me again. You are not being ignored, you’ve been lost in the daily inflow of email messages.



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 at:: 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.

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!

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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