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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 […]

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 […]

MCGives Campaign

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

2023 MCGives Campaign – Porta Potties at 8th Ave and Gigling Rd.

We are so excited! And hope you join us on the MCGives 2023 campaign. Have you parked at the Gigling Rd. and Eighth Ave. trailhead parking lot to Fort Ord National Monument? Notice there are no bathrooms? MORCA has a plan and we need your help. Donate here: http://www.montereycountygives.com/morca Monterey County does not have the […]

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day 2023!!!

A free community event!!! Saturday September 30th 10am – 1PM Fort Ord Day Camp Cycling Area, East Garrison, CA Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day Registration is NOW OPEN on EventBrite.     Volunteers are needed to manage this free community event, please register for tickets on the EventBrite site. Please register each of your riders for […]

Marina Pump Track movie night. Saturday, September 23rd, 2023!!!

              MORCA is partnering with the City of Marina to present “Esperanto” a mountain bike film by “Teton Gravity Research”. This event will be a day of entertainment for the entire family! Starting at 5:30 PM – Enjoy music, food vendors, lawn games, bike safety checks, loaner bike & […]

Last Ride!

Friday, May 26th, 2023, George Fontes passed away on May 26th while doing what he loved to do. Riding his bike on the Fort Ord Trails with friends. A Memorial Service will be held for George on June 14th at 9:00 am. The location will be Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel, 41 W San Luis […]

MORCA awarded grant to improve Fort Ord trails!!!

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 needs volunteers to support the Lifetime-Sea Otter Classic!!!

“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 […]

December Safe Passages Raffle Winner!!!

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 […]

Safe Passages!!!

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 […]

Monthly MORCA meeting!!!

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.  

Come to the MORCA Board Meeting, Volunteer for Sea Otter and get a Festival Pass

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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 […]

What has MORCA been doing lately (this week)?

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 […]

Welcome to the MORCA 2021 Board of Directors!!!

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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.  

MORCA Member joins Fort Ord National Monument Volunteer Hall of Fame!!!

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 […]

2021 BOD Election Ballot

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 […]

Fort Ord National Monument temporarily closed 20 August, 2020 due to fire concerns!

Fort Ord Fire Closure

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 […]