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MORCA monthly meeting minutes from January 2021!!!

Take a look at the notes from our January 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. 20210104_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. –February 1st at 6 PM—next Board meeting.

MORCA monthly meeting minutes for December 2020!!!

Take a look at the notes from our December 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. 20201207_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. –January 4th at 6 PM—next Board meeting.

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Welcome to the MORCA 2021 Board of Directors!!!

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 Monthly meeting minutes for November 2020!!!

Take a look at the notes from our November (and annual) 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. 20201109_MORCA_BoardSummary+Annual Upcoming events…. –November 14 and 21—Trail work on Trail 94 read more…

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 read more…

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 read more…

MORCA Monthly Meeting Minutes for October 2020!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our October 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. 20201005_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. (A) Sept 26-Oct 24—Volunteer window for Public Lands read more…

MORCA Monthly Meeting Minutes for September!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our September 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. 20200914_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. (A) Mid-September—call for nominations for board begins with read more…

Fort Ord Fire Closure

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

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 read more…

MORCA monthly meeting minutes for August!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our August 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. 20200803_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. (A) Informal rides (B) September 14 board meeting—call read more…

MORCA monthly meeting minutes for July!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our July 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. 20200713_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. (A) July 18-26 Latino Conservation Week (B) August read more…

MORCA monthly meeting minutes for June!!!

Hey folks, take a look at the notes from our June 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. 20200601_MORCA_BoardSummary Upcoming events…. (A) July 13 board meeting—one week later than read more…

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…