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April 2024 Newsletter

April 2024 Newsletter Table of Contents Get Pumped for Sea Otter at the Marina Pump Track! Come out to the pump track this weekend (04/13) and we’ll treat you to: professional skills riders “kids zone” bike rodeo for tots local food trucks & vendors giveaways throughout the day DJ & music MORCA has been tidying […]

March 2024 Newsletter

March 2024 Newsletter Table of Contents Do you want a free ticket to Sea Otter Classic? Do you know that MORCA has a long history of supporting this annual festival? This year we’re bringing our Bike Rodeo features to the Sea Otter Classic Kids’ Zone on April 18-21, 2024. There are 3 areas where we could […]

Marina Pump Track Youth Day in Partnership with Sea Otter Classic – April 13

MORCA is partnering with the Sea Otter Classic Foundation (SOCFDN) and the City of Marina to put on a pump track event the weekend  before the Sea Otter Classic, on April 13th from 11am-3pm. This could be the perfect opportunity to get your kids, or your family and friends pumped up on bikes before our […]

Join MORCA, Habitat Stewardship Project, and BLM for March 30 Ribbon Cutting Event

MORCA, the Bureau of Land Management, and CSU Monterey Bay’s Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) invite the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony for new recreation and habitat improvements on Saturday, March, 30 at 9:00 a.m. along Trail 31 on the Fort Ord National Monument. Parking is available for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Creekside […]

MORCA Partners with CAMTB to Highlight MTB Advocacy at Sea Otter Classic

Monterey County cyclists are so fortunate to have a world-renowned cycling event like the Sea Otter Classic (SOC) take place in our own backyard. Not only is this a fun event for all riders and ability levels, it also brings literally the entire bike industry to town every April. And most relevant to MORCA – […]

California Coastal Trail Planning – What Does it Mean for Monterey County?

Did you know there is an effort underway to create a trail that runs the entire coast of California? In fact, this effort has been officially underway since 1999 when Governor Davis designated the California Coastal Trail (CCT) as California’s Millennium Legacy Trail. Though the CCT route through Monterey is still under development, parts of […]

8th & Gigling Trailhead Porta Potties Have Arrived!

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of this much needed, new facility for the 8th & Gigling trailhead, the busiest hub for trail activity on the west side of Fort Ord. We’re so thankful for community support and our partnership with County of Monterey Parks that helped make this happen. This project is a […]

February 2024 Newsletter

February 2024 Newsletter Table of Contents What’s the scoop on this year’s Board of Directors Planning Retreat? Your newly elected Board met on January 13th to identify our goals and strategies for 2024 and beyond. The pillars which uphold all-things MORCA can be broken down into three areas: Engage, Build, Ride. We’re looking forward to sharing […]

Voice Your Support for the Bicycling on Long-Distance Trails (BOLT) Act

If anything good came out of the pandemic, it has been a renewed motivation by local government, land management agencies, and outdoor recreation advocacy groups like MORCA to grow and improve upon outdoor recreation opportunities. After all, outdoor recreation helped many of us get through the past few years. From working to make the nation’s […]

MCGives Campaign

Thank you to all who were so generously donated to the Monterey County Gives Campaign, which ended Midnight New Years Eve.

Couch Canyon Bridge Construction Completed!

It started several years ago with MORCA members and local riders identifying a chronic drainage problem in Couch Canyon along a popular Fort Ord route, Trail 47. Fast forward to October 2023: Monterey County trail users – and Sea Otter Classic participants – now have a brand-new, high-tech, 50-foot bridge to guide them over this […]

Miles of Smiles at Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Each Fall, our greater MORCA community observes national Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, celebrating the intersection of youth and all-things mountain biking. There’s a lot to celebrate! Thanks to this annual nationwide event, to MORCA sponsors, and to local partners like the Community Bike Collective and Fort Friends, dozens and dozens of kids were […]

Marina Pump Track Grand Opening

Nearly six years in the making, the pump track concept which MORCA Trail Crew Leader and member at large, Darius Rike, first proposed to the City of Marina city council back in 2015 has finally become a reality. On May 13, a huge crowd of all ages descended upon the City of Marina for the […]

MORCA monthly meeting minutes for August!!!

Take a look at the notes from our August Board Meeting. There are important meetings that affect us, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Also note the calendar items so you can save the date. Get involved and volunteer. 20220802_BrdSummaryAug2022 –August 6 at 9 AM—First Saturday ride –August 20 at 9 AM— Trail work day –September […]

Volunteer with MORCA at the Sea Otter Classic

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The 2019 Sea Otter Classic is April 11-14, 2019! MORCA will once again be providing volunteers to support the Sea Otter Classic. As well as participating in the kick off cycling event of the year, volunteering for this event helps raise funds for MORCA, drives membership for IMBA and MORCA and helps MORCA gain name […]

The MORCA Hammer Crew at the Hammerstein 24

Thanks to all the members of the Hammer Crew who rode their hearts out day and night over the weekend and thanks to all those that came to visit and support us. Special thanks to Corey the RockStar and Hudson the teen machine for riding three laps each and carrying us to 2nd place. Special […]

MORCA Monthly Meeting Minutes from June 2012

Take a look at the MORCA Monthly Meeting Minutes. They include: Recent Activities Recap – Upcoming June Activites – Long Term Planning – FORA/ESCA/FORHA/County News – Fort Ord Developments Update – BLM and IMBA udpate – Treasurer’s Report — and more…. – Click here to view MORCA June Meeting Minutes The next meeting is Monday, […]

MORCA Monthly Meeting for June

The MORCA monthly meeting is tomorrow Monday, June 4th. Business to start at 6:30pm. Please come early to grab a bite to eat first. NOTE: This months meeting location is changed to Angelina’s in Toro Park. View Larger Map We will be trying a new location in July but couldn’t get in this month. Topics […]


Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) Base Reuse Plan Reassessment Workshops: Come to a Base Reuse Plan Study Workshop! The Last of this series is today!!! 5/21/12, 6:30-9pm — Salinas Community Center, Salinas 5/22/12, 6:30-9pm — Carpenter’s Hall, Marina 5/29/12, 6:30-9pm — Monterey Conference Center, Monterey 5/30/12, 6:30-9pm — Oldemeyer Multi-Use Center, Seaside 6/2/12, 9:30am-noon — […]