Monterey Off Road Cycling Association

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First Saturday MORCA Ride

You are invited to go Riding with MORCA!

We’ll break into beginner, intermediate and advanced groups as appropriate.  No one is left behind!

When: The first Saturday of every month at 9:00am (unless otherwise noted). Arrive early as the ride will start at 9:00AM.

Where: 8th Avenue and Gigling Road, Marina, CA

Meet at the parking area (dirt area on the south side of the road) near the intersection of 8th Ave and Gigling Rd approximately 15 minutes before start time.

There is no cost but you should bring your bike, helmet (required), water, sunscreen, a snack and be ready to ride.

The first Saturday MORCA ride is organized to introduce mountain bike riders to the trails of Ft. Ord and enjoy a social ride for regulars.

Rides will be approximately 2 hours and No Drop (no one will be left behind) and will be led and swept by an experienced member of MORCA.

==BeginnerHave done some riding and can ride continuously for an hour or more at an easy pace (6 – 10 miles with regular stops).  May need to walk technical trail features.
==Intermediate – Have experience riding with groups and can ride continuously for 1.5 to 2 hours at a moderate pace (10-15 miles with some stops).  May need some pointers to ride technical trail features.
==Advanced – Experienced riding alone and with groups on a variety of trails and can ride continuously for 2.5+ hours at a faster pace (15 – 25 miles with few stops).  Can comfortably ride most technical trail features.

Bring a food or beverage to share and we’ll tailgate after in the parking lot.

Rain in the previous 24 hours may cancel. Be sure to check the MORCA Facebook Group and website for weather status updates.

The Waiver from the MORCA website must be signed, dated and given to the ride leader before the start of the ride.

Questions? Email

Thank You and Enjoy Your Ride.

First Saturday MORCA Ride.

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