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MORC Gala- Ticket Price Increase Oct 1st

 

Save money for the auctions!
Ticket Prices increase from $60 to $75
Effective October 1st 

Expect delicious offerings from Surly Brewing’s kitchen, gallons of beer, and live music from the aptly named Blazing Saddles!

Join the off-road cycling community and those that share the same passion for outdoor recreation in the Twin Cities. A celebration of our past, present, and future trail systems, the 2017 Gala will commemorate the achievement of MORC volunteers maintaining over 100 miles of singletrack throughout the Twin Cities metro.

The all-inclusive MORC Masquerade Ball is the mountain biking social event of the season!

Special Thanks to our 2017 Gala Supporting Partners!

                         

MORC News- September

 
MORC News- September
New Partners ensure great Gala offerings!
MORC has received a lot of love ❤️ from the community this year- from members (1,000 strong), donors, volunteers, land managing and corporate partners, none of this would be possible without your support!

We are very excited to celebrate the year’s accomplishments together at our 4th annual MORC Masquerade Gala event (Saturday, October 28th @Surly Brewing); and we’ll have some excellent product up for auction courtesy of our friends at: Gateway Cycle, Angry Catfish, 1up USA, Northstar MTB Guides, Rebecca Rusch, Wolf Tooth Components, Surly Brewing, and Welch Village.

*Gala ticket prices increase by 20% October 1st- Get your tickets today and save some cash for the auction!
   Blood Road
MORC is proud to present the Minneapolis screening of Blood Road, starring our friend and supporter, Rebecca Rusch.The film follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier. During this poignant voyage of self-discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit while learning more about the historic ‘Blood Road’ they’re pedaling and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in different ways.

Join us at the Lagoon Theater, Thursday, October 19th.
Click here for Tickets and additional information

100 Miles of Trails, maintained by 100 Volunteers, supported by 1,000 Members!
Leave your legacy, and join the movement at www.morcmtb.org/join

 

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MORC News- August Update

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August News
MORC Online Store
Open for Limited Time!
We often hear- “wow, sick design, I love that t-shirt, where can I get one?!” but unfortunately managing merchandise inventories, as well as order processing and fulfillment is simply something MORC does not have the capacity or resources to take on ourselves. Fortunately there are third party vendors to handle that for us! For a limited time only (through Wednesday August 16th) the MORC Swag Shop hosted by Teespring is open and offering a variety of our most popular shirt designs. Get yours by visiting:
www.teespring.com/stores/morc
TrailsFest and the
‘Ride em All’ Challenge
150 riders took on the challenge this Summer to visit all 13 MORC riding destinations- with just over 30 completionists proud to say #IamMORC
The Challenge ended with the inaugural TrailsFest event at Carver Lake Park. Thanks to our friends at Art Doyle’s Spokes and Pedals, the Bicycle Alliance of MN, and Surly Brewing for making the event extra awesome! Click here to see photos from this year’s event.

*Challenge participants: if you were unable to attend the TrailsFest event and collect your earnings in-person, please complete the survey at the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/aJlkGE05fHtNIF2L2

Surly Gives A Damn at
Theodore Wirth
Surly Gives A Damn, the public-spirited side of Surly Brewing, joined us at Theodore Wirth park last week, bringing an army of volunteers in a huge coordinated effort to perform a couple sustainable trail reroutes, LOTS of rock armoring, and installing 100′ of split-rail fencing. Check out the photo album from the event, and please, ride carefully as our trail options have changed!

MORC News- July Edition

Membership Update
For the first time in the organization’s history, MORC has gained the support from over 1,000 members! As of March, the only way to become a MORC member is by registering through our website (morcmtb.org/join). Remember- 100% of your member dues now stay 100% local in support of 100+ miles of singletrack maintained by MORC!

Q2 Accomplishments Report
The second quarter of 2017 has come and gone, and we’ve a lot to celebrate! Here is a link to the complete list.

TrailsFest- this Saturday!
The ‘Ride em All’ Challenge wraps up this Saturday and everyone is invited to join us at Carver Lake Park from 10-4. This family friendly event will feature organized group rides, ice cold Surly beer, and a couple of MORC Partners will be in attendance as well. Additionally, participants of the ‘Ride em All’ Challenge can pick up their earnings at the event!
For more details, visit: www.morcmtb.org/trailsfest

2017 Q2 Accomplishments

MORC volunteers are constantly working on a variety of initiatives and projects to improve and expand our organization’s reach. Throughout the year our Board of Directors will release a quarterly summary of organizational accomplishments, so you’ll have a better idea of what we’re working on, and why being a member and supporter is so important.

Click here for a .pdf download of our Q2 Accomplishments!