MORCtober News!

2018 Q3 Accomplishments Report

The MORC organization is comprised of a large network of volunteers (roughly 100 regular/recurrent individuals). Besides providing great trails and awesome experiences, the organization focuses on several initiatives in support of our mission. In order to better communicate the work we do, the following report is produced and published each quarter.

  • Hosted REI National Trails Day
  • Attended City of Minnetonka Open House
  • $125,000 Recreational Trails Program grant accepted for Carver Lake Park
  • …click here to read more

Monti the Moose!

Did you hear about “Monti” the moose? A young bull moose recently made headlines here in central Minnesota after he was spotted visiting several area parks in and around Monticello- including the mountain bike trails at Bertram Chain of Lakes! Our guess is he heard of the 4-miles of new trail and recently installed features, and just needed to see it for himself

Though it’s quite likely he’s now left the area, there’s a Facebook group dedicated to tracking his movements.

Battle Creek Awesomeness

The Battle Creek crew have aggressively ramped up efforts to build, improve, and maintain trails! There are still 3 trailwork sessions scheduled yet this Fall, check out the Facebook page to learn more about supporting our efforts in St Paul, and to see images of all the awesome work our volunteers are doing out there. Trail Steward, Scott Thayer, has also established an email distribution list, email to join.

MORC in the New Year

Minnesota Spring
January 2018 News

New Year, New Initiatives

We’re excited to welcome 5 new Directors to the MORC organization this year! Alongside our Committee volunteers, MORC Directors remain focused on the many essential functions necessary to operate a non-profit business, granting our awesome network of trail volunteers the freedom to focus on providing quality trail experiences for all users.

For 2018 we’ll continue to hone our membership program, and will additionally be introducing new trail builder & trail user education services. If you’ve interest in serving any of MORC’s standing committees, simply reply to this email for more details!


Battle Creek Master Plan

Have you heard the news? Ramsey County, in partnership with MORC, is proposing an addition of 21+ miles of new singletrack! Public comment period is open now through February 3rd- review the plan, conceptual design maps, and add your voice by visiting the below website:
Battle Creek Master Plan




  • Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup- Sunday January 21st
  • Get Phat w/ Pat- Saturday January 20th & January 27th

Trails Update

Trail use during the sensitive Freeze/Thaw period caused excessive damages to multiple area trail systems. MORC members and volunteers are our best trail advocates and ambassadors, please continue to educate newer riders in a friendly and positive way!