The Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association (MORCA) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant of $78,000 from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to “reduce environmental impact in Couch Canyon and explore an alternative North-South single track connector trail to relieve user conflicts at the Fort Ord National Monument.” The grant is funded […]
“MORCA will once again be coordinating volunteers to Marshall one of the premier events at the Sea Otter Classic on April 7th – 10th. The Fox Racing Dual Slalom. In return for the volunteer hours you contribute, the Sea Otter Classic makes a donation to MORCA, which goes toward the maintenance of local Trails. As […]
Phillip Bezouska, thank you for your support and participation in the Safe PASSAGES program at the Fort Ord National Monument. Learn more about this important Bureau of Land Management initiative designed to foster safe and harmonious trail use. At the end of a short 3-5 minute program, take the quiz and you’ll be entered into […]
It’s that gift-giving time of year, and wouldn’t it be great to have a chance at a $50 gift certificate from REI? Here’s how: Take the “Safe PASSAGES (Pass at Slow Speeds and Give Everyone Space) Quiz and sign up for a monthly raffle. Tell your friends! See the message from the Bureau of Land […]
Join us for our monthly meeting and to vote in the new board. Monday November 8th at Lopez Taqueria, 22760 Portola Drive, Salinas, CA. Meeting starts at 6pm.
October is a month chock full of cycling activity. The two big things this month are: The MORCA Board Meeting at Angelina’s Pizza and the Sea Otter Classic. The MORCA Board is doing a special outreach to members at its Board Meeting Monday October 4th at Angelina’s Pizza in the Toro Shopping Center (off Hwy 68), 6PM […]
Re-Engaged with Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks District to try and gain access to Palo Corona Regional Park for mountain bikers. This has been an ongoing effort for over 8 years. https://www.mprpd.org/palo-corona-regional-park Attended a Marina City Council meeting to continue showing support for building a bicycle pump track in Marina at Gloria Jean Tate park. This […]
Effective January 1st 2021. YOUR 2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS INCLUDE: (returning) Mike McGirr, Henrietta Stern, Rodrigo Sierra, Jen Acorn, Jim “Mort” Morton; and (new) Christine Brockman and Julie Hymer. CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU for volunteering your time to serve the mountain bike community.
Congratulations to MORCA’s Phil Craig Phil was one of three volunteers inducted into the Fort Ord National Monument “Volunteer Hall of Fame” for the year 2020 by the Bureau of Land Management. These honors are normally awarded in person on Public Lands Day, but were done in a virtual Zoom ceremony this year on October […]
Dear MORCA Member, The ballot for the slate of candidates for the 2021 MORCA Board of Directors is open and ready for your vote. Voting closes on line on November 8th, 2020. Votes will be tallied at the November Board Meeting, 6:00PM, Monday November 9th online Zoom meeting. Please click the link here to download […]
UPDATE TO THIS POST: Fort Ord National Monument re-opened 08/25/2020. Due to fire-related concerns, Fort Ord National Monument will be closed to the public for at least one day starting Thursday, August 20. Closure information will be posted on InterGarrison Rd at Jerry Smith Corridor, 8th Ave./Gigling Rd., Creekside Parking Lot of Reservation Rd., and […]
NEW FUNDRAISER ALERT! Trail Aid: Beat Coronavirus, Support Trails, Win an Ibis (courtesy of MBOSC and IBIS Cycles).
“MBOSC and Ibis Cycles are teaming up to support public lands and public health! The Covid-19 pandemic is unlike anything our organization or our community have faced before. We’re presented with a choice – do we sit back and hope for the best, or do we come together, take action, and support the things we […]
MORCA is asking everyone to be aware of their trail behavior when participating at, and accessing, the few remaining open space parks available during state and local “Shelter in Place” orders. While some state and local government orders allow travel to and use of remote open space parks for exercise, as long as we are […]
Hi Friends: I hope you and your families are safe and healthy. I wanted to let you know that today the BLM has approved a statewide temporary closure of developed recreation sites in California. At Fort Ord National Monument, our trail systems are open for exercise and healthy recreation, but our two developed trailheads (Badger […]
To promote Public Health MORCA is suspending group rides, trail work and face-to-face group meetings during the Covid-19 pandemic. We all must do the sensible things necessary to limit the spread of the virus. When more is known about the course of the virus and its impact on our society we will be in a […]
Make your voice heard & impact public access to the Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument! The BLM is now fielding public comment on how the public can access the 6,000-acre property just north of Wilder Ranch. Now is the time to get involved & speak up for trail access! Public planning is decided by those who […]
Safe PASSAGES is a new community-based initiative at Fort Ord National Monument (FONM) intended to reduce trail conflict and improve safety for visitors on the multiple use trails. The acronym PASSAGES stands for Pass At Slow Speeds And Give Everyone Space. Community partners will be helping to teach good trail manners and reward visitors that […]
Your 2020 directors are: Mike McGirr, Brian Tomasini, Henrietta Stern, Nick Madronio, Jim “Mort” Morton and (NEW) Jen Acorn and Rodrigo Sierra. Thanks to all for stepping up to serve and thanks to Darrin and Matthew for their contributions in 2019. MORCA Bylaws call for the directors to choose officers in January. Stay tuned.
Dear MORCA Member, The ballot for the slate of candidates for the 2020 MORCA Board of Directors is open and ready for your vote. Voting closes on line on November 3rd, 2020, or in person at the November Board Meeting, 6:00PM, Monday November 4th at Turn 12, Monterey, CA Please click the link here to […]
Save the date: Saturday October 26th 2019 MORCA will once again support the Fort Ord National Monument for the 2019 National Public Lands Day with a “Ride and Trim” to brush out local trails in the vicinity of the Public Lands day site. The event will begin at 09:00 AM. This is a ride and trim […]