Give the Gift of Grooming!

The Gift of Groomed Trails!

As the days become shorter we’d like to take the time to reflect upon the year so far, and look ahead to the season to come.

What have you done for me lately?’ This is the question every membership based non-profit should be ready to answer in a single breath. Beyond the established 100-miles of singletrack providing outdoor recreation access for thousands of park users- this year MORC has added 8 NEW miles of trail, implemented a membership packet for all new/renewing members, and continues to advocate for and support numerous initiatives to provide greater outdoor access right in Minneapolis and Twin Cities Metro.

Including direct investment and volunteer hours, more than $1,000,000 has been invested in oyur local trails since 2016. Half of MORC’s annual revenue comes from individuals via membership, donations, and from our annual fundraising events.

MORC’s mission of ‘Gaining and Maintaining Trails’ simply can’t happen without the support of our community- you fuel our mission, as well as our machines/equipment. Speaking of which, this season MORC will deploy 3 brand new SnowDog Groomers to Lebanon Hills, Carver Lake, and Murphy Hanrehan.

These machines will be outfitted with custom snow grooming implements, and slightly modified by local welders to provide improved stability and control for use in off-camber sections, power through grade reversals, and bank the berms and inslope turns.

This year, we’ve a goal of raising $12,000 in additional support to cover the cost of these new machines.


Please consider making a tax-deductible end of year donation in support of your local trails.

Help us reach our $12,000 goal and take advantage of this generous matching offer by giving today at: https://mightycause.com/0rganization/Morc
Or avoid processing fees by sending a check to: PO Box 19520, MPLS MN 55419


New to Winter trail riding, or just want a reminder of what’s soon to come?! Check out the fatbiking segment from our friends at Prairie Sportsman Outdoors: https://www.pbs.org/v ideo/fat-tire-fun-gezcaz/

MORC News- September

Minnesota Spring
MORC in September

Winter is coming…

It may seem a little early to be talking about powdery ribbons of groomed singletrack, but Pumpking Spice Lattes are already here! Before we know it the snow will be falling and MORC volunteers will (still) be out in the woods working hard to provide you with a great riding experience. We’ll soon be announcing membership and fundraising goals to finish out the year, and ensure our volunteers have the equipment and support they need. You can help! Please become a member or donate today.

Upcoming Events:

Bikes, Bands, & Brews!
Saturday, Sept 15th
@Welch Village

REI MTB Skills- Level 2
Sunday, Sept 16th
@Carver Lake Park

Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival
Saturday, Sept 22nd
@Lebanon Hills

Oktobershred
Saturday, Sept 29th
@Cottage Grove Bike Park

MORC News- August

Minnesota Spring
MORC Summer Events!

AUGUST:

Seven Spokes Strider Race!
Saturday, August 25th
@Cottage Grove Bike Park         

XC Eliminator part Deux
Wednesday, August 29th
@Cottage Grove Bike Park          

Otso Cycles Bike Demo
Wednesday, August 29th
@Murphy Hanrehan

Dirt Cup MTB Sprint Races

Hosted by Three Rivers Park District, the August Dirt Cup race proceeds will be donated to MORC! Get out and try racing in a lowkey, friendly format.
August 20th- Elm Creek
August 27th- Lake Rebecca

SEPTEMBER:

Bikes, Bands, & Brews!
Saturday, September 15th
@Welch Village

Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival
Saturday, September 22nd
@Lebanon Hills

MORC News- July

 

Minnesota Spring
Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists

Open Streets East Lake + Minnehaha:
Sunday, July 22nd

More kids, more bikes, more kids on bikes! We’re still looking for a few volunteers for this Open Streets event- please join us for an hour or two and see what this Minneapolis Bike Parks initiative is all about.
Volunteer signup

Tour de Tonka
Saturday, August 4th

Find us out at the 13th Annual Tour de Tonka event. MORC and Minnetonka MTB Trail Advocates will have freshly designed tshirts, and hats available- stop on by and learn about the initative to bring trails to Minnetonka! 

TrailsFest
Sunday, August 19th

Join us at TrailsFest 2018! A celebration of Twin Cities’ singletrack hosted by Utepils Brewing, Sunday August 19th from 12-5pm. This family friendly event will feature bikes, delicious beer, Potter’s Pasties, and more from MORC friends and Partners. Utepils will also be donating $1/beer sold back to MORC!
 

 

Dig ’em All Challenge:

Our friends at Utepils Brewing will be joining us for trailwork at Theo on Wednesday, August 08th. Visit the site (linked above) to RSVP and earn points towards prizes!

 

Dirt Cup MTB Sprint Races

Hosted by Three Rivers Park District, the August Dirt Cup race proceeds will be donated to MORC! Get out and try racing in a lowkey, friendly format.
August 13th- Murphy
August 20th- Elm Creek
August 27th- Lake Rebecca

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Thanks to our Partners- Piragis NorthwoodsHollywood RacksFulton Brewing, and Rebecca Rusch for contributing excellent auction items which will be up for grabs! 

 

 

MORC News- June

 

Minnesota Spring
Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists

Dig ’em All Challenge

Get out and dig with us! We’re one month into the 2018 Dig em All Challenge and already seeing people well on their way towards completion. Check out the webpage and join us out on the trail:
www.morcmtb.org/dig-em-all

Member Packets shipping

New for 2018- the MORC Membership Packet: Exclusive, member only decals, and a MORC branded velcro strip that you can attach to your bike or gear- proudly displaying your support of Twin Cities singeltrack!
Membership accounts for roughly 30% of our annual operating budget, we simply couldn’t do what we do without YOU. Help us reach our member goals by joining/renewing today!

*please allow 4-6 weeks for packets to arrive
Visit: www.morcmtb.org/join

Welch Village Season Opener!

Lift service downhill only 45 minutes away! MORC Carbon Level Partner, Welch Village opens for the 2018 Dirt Season. From beginner to advanced, the trails at Welch have something for everyone. Be sure to visit and experience the trails for yourself!
www.welchvillage.com
 

 

Tonka Trails Update:

Minnetonka Park Board unanimously approved the recommendation to pursue the establishment of singletrack at Lone Lake Park! The plan will now be presented to City Council on July 09th- please attend if you’re able:

Minnetonka City Council meeting

 

 

Thanks to our friends at Eastlake Craft Brewery for hosting a MORC happy hour last week!

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE