MORCANs!! Do you want to take more of a leadership role in the club? Nominations are open for directors for year 2018. Five of the six current directors have committed for another year if you feel they are doing a good job. One director is stepping down which means a seat on the board is open and awaiting your participation. For reference, six directors are elected and they determine who will be the officers for the following year.
Are you ready to help guide MORCA in a variety of policy and business decisions? You must be a member in good standing and we request a two-year commitment. You need to attend one board meeting per month (typically the first Monday) and be active in the club– i.e., attend outside meetings, volunteer at MORCA events, advocate, etc. You are not paid, but it is fun and rewarding work.
You are welcome to nominate yourself or a fellow MORCA member — just be sure to check with them first to ensure they are willing and able to serve. To submit a nomination or if you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org the November 6, 2017 board meeting. Balloting will occur through December 4, and the directors’ term starts on January 1, 2018.
Continuing our celebration of #NationalVolunteerMonth!
The Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA) has been actively volunteering at Fort Ord National Monument since 2009. They currently have around 30 active members, and 20 of them regularly participate in monthly trail work days. At one of these monthly trail days they reached out to local mountain bike teams and had 41 volunteers, many of whom were from the Salinas High School Mountain Bike Team. Throughout the year BLM works with Salinas High, Palma School and the Monterey Lightfighters mountain bike teams. These opportunities for local student athletes give them a chance to learn what it takes to build and maintain magnificent trails that they get to ride and race on throughout the year.
Over the past year MORCA volunteers have completed 1,020 hours of trail work at Fort Ord, and this total does not include the time spent planning and coordinating trail work. This work was done during monthly days with 88 different individuals. The have rerouted, restored and maintained 18 of BLM's 72 trails, or 25% of the single track trails, making them more sustainable for riders at Fort Ord.
It is very safe to say that without the work of MORCA the trails at Fort Ord would not be what they are today! Happy riding. ... See MoreSee Less