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Monterey Off Road Cycling Association

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Important Announcement: All MORCA Group Events Postponed Until Further Notice

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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 […]

Want a say in the number and type of trails built on the Santa Cruz coast?

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 […]

Fort Ord National Monument “Safe Passages” initiative.

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 […]

2020 Board of Directors

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.

2020 MORCA BOD Election Ballot

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 […]

Fort Ord Public Lands Day. Save the date!!!

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 […]

MORCA Board nominations open!!!

MORCA Board nominations are now open to the membership. Please nominate a member in good standing that you feel will help with the growth of our club and mission…OR volunteer yourself. Please remit nominations to secretary@morcamtb.org by October 6, 2019 or mail MORCA at PO Box 1742, Marina, CA 93933 or bring to the board […]

MORCA mid year trail crew update!

We’re half way through the year and the MORCA trail crew has completed 485 hours of trail work. We’ve had 45 people volunteer and do trail work on 15 different days and worked on 15 diffrerent trails and we’re on track to break 1000 hours again this year. Our next trail day, in conjunction wtih […]

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 […]

New Look, Same Great Group

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MORCA Gets a New Logo What’s that mean? While the club is keeping it’s same mission, we felt we needed a logo that represented more of our advocacy work. Brown Mountain The trail running through our mountains represents MORCAs trail advocacy and the work we put into trail access in our area.  Many meetings have […]

Trail Grant Opportunity for Local Trails

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Working With Local Clubs, The ExtremeTerrain Clean Trail Program is Helping To Protect Our Favorite Trails  ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Initiative Program is looking to improve trails near you.  The Clean Trail Program was founded by ExtremeTerrain in 2015 and set up to fund trail improvement projects.  These projects can include anything from trail clean-up, trail restoration, […]

Election for 2019 Board

Hi MORCA members.  It’s that time of year again.  We need to elect our board for 2019.  If you are a current IMBA member with MORCA chosen as your primary chapter then please complete the ballot at this link: MORCA_Election_2018 and email it, snail mail it or bring it to the general member meeting on November 5th […]

Nominations open for the MORCA board!!!

MORCA Board nominations are now open to the membership. Please nominate a member in good standing that you feel will help with the growth of our club and mission…OR volunteer yourself. Please remit nominations to secretary@morcamtb.org by October 1, 2018. Please be sure to check with the person you nominated – that they are willing […]

State of Mountain Biking Survey

Please take a moment to take this survey. It will assist IMBA and other mountain-bike advocacy groups and communities to better understand the current state of Mountain Biking. Understanding the current state of Mountain Biking!!!

Monthly MORCA trail work this Saturday August 18th!!!

MORCA Trail crew leaders will be leading trail work this Saturday August 18th to trim trails 24 and 63 on the bluff east of the Bunkers. We’ll be re-establishing the trail corridor (trimming brush). We will meet at 8th Avenue and Gigling Road and plan to car pool from there leaving at 9 AM and […]

Monthly MORCA trail work this Saturday June 16th

MORCA Trail crew leaders will be leading trail work this Saturday June 16th to trim trails 17 and 23 west of Addington Rd. Depending on crew size, we may run the DR mower on trails 20 & 51. We will meet at 8th Avenue and Gigling Road and plan to car pool from there leaving […]

MORCA Helps Monterey County Parks Sign Trails

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] MORCA uses $17,900 funds gained via a grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation to assist Monterey County Parks with over 24 miles of Trail Signage. Twenty-three volunteers from MORCA and County Parks Staff worked together, May 6th and 7th, and completed Phase I of a much needed trail signing project in what is known […]

Pay it Forward Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s Pay it Forward Day and MORCA is prepping to head out for some trail work.  Working the trails is something they do every month, but how cool is it that their trail work day landed during such a great initiative? After a little caffeine boost to get the blood flowing, the crew heads out […]

From the Booth at Sea Otter Classic

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Booth 243!  That’s where you could find MORCA at the 2018 Sea Otter Classic.  Members rotated in and out and it’s where we found results of our racers!  Notably, Henrietta, who took 5thin her category for the Enduro.  Ladies Dawn, Jodie, and Lisa were in on the SRAM ladies ride, while Nicki ripped it […]

Mountain bikers support Toro Park trail system

The Monterey Off-Road Cycling Association (MORCA) is the non-profit organization that serves as the voice of responsible mountain bicyclists in Monterey County. We support the County RMA staff’s recommendation to have a multi-user trail system at Toro Park similar to the Fort Ord National Monument, which has a culture of proper trail etiquette and friendly, […]