MORCA News

MORCA monthly meeting minutes for May!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our May Board Meeting (virtual meeting using Zoom). 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. 20200504_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. MORCA Booth at 8th n G – Saturday read more…

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 read more…

MORCA monthly meeting minutes for April!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our April Board Meeting (first virtual meeting using Zoom). 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. 20200406_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. On hold for now.

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A note from MORCA regarding recreating during the State and Local “Shelter in Place” orders.

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 read more…

BLM temporarily closes developed recreation facilities in California

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 read more…

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Important Announcement: All MORCA Group Events Postponed Until Further Notice

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 read more…

MORCA Monthly Meeting Minutes from March 2020!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our March 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. 20200302_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. March 30—Board meeting TBD– Sea Otter Classic ON HOLD FOR NOW TBD– read more…

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 read more…

MORCA Monthly Meeting Minutes from February 2020!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our February 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. 20200203_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. March 2—Board meeting March 30—Board meeting April 16-19, 2020– Sea Otter Classic read more…

MORCA monthly meeting minutes from January 2020!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our January 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. 20200106_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. Jan 11 and 25—trail days Jan 19—MORCA co-hosts Girls Rock at Creekside read more…

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 read more…

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.

MORCA monthly meeting minutes from December 2019!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our December 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. 20191202_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. December 11, 2019 at 6PM—Holiday Night Ride (with Light&Motion) January 6—Board meeting read more…

MORCA monthly meeting minutes for November 2019!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our November 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. 20191104_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. December 11, 2019 at 6PM—Holiday Night Ride (possible Light&Motion) January 2020 TBD— read more…

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 read more…

MORCA monthly meeting minutes for October 2019!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our October 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. 20191007_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. October 26—Public Lands Day at Fort Ord—MORCA to do Ride and Trim read more…

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 read more…

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 read more…

MORCA monthly meeting minutes for August 2019!!!

Hey folks, 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. 20190805_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. August 13—Tuesday—MORCA sponsored twilight ride at Laguna Seca Sept 11—Cal Custom Sheds twilight read more…

MORCA Monthly Meeting Minutes for July 2019!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our July 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. 20190708_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. July 13-21—Latino Conservation Week August 13—Tuesday—MORCA sponsored twilight ride at Laguna Seca read more…