Continuing our celebration of #NationalVolunteerMonth!
The Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (MORCA) has been actively volunteering at Fort Ord National Monument since 2009. They currently have around 30 active members, and 20 of them regularly participate in monthly trail work days. At one of these monthly trail days they reached out to local mountain bike teams and had 41 volunteers, many of whom were from the Salinas High School Mountain Bike Team. Throughout the year BLM works with Salinas High, Palma School and the Monterey Lightfighters mountain bike teams. These opportunities for local student athletes give them a chance to learn what it takes to build and maintain magnificent trails that they get to ride and race on throughout the year.
Over the past year MORCA volunteers have completed 1,020 hours of trail work at Fort Ord, and this total does not include the time spent planning and coordinating trail work. This work was done during monthly days with 88 different individuals. The have rerouted, restored and maintained 18 of BLM's 72 trails, or 25% of the single track trails, making them more sustainable for riders at Fort Ord.
It is very safe to say that without the work of MORCA the trails at Fort Ord would not be what they are today! Happy riding. ... See MoreSee Less