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MORC ‘Ride em All’ Challenge & TrailsFest Event

MORC Presents the
Ride em All‘ Challenge!
Now with just over 100 miles of singletrack throughout the Twin Cities metro area, we’re challenging area off-road cyclists to visit all 13 of our riding destinations. Beginning June 15th, riders can visit any of the parks within the ‘MORC Family of Trails’ and check-in to the trail utilizing the MTBProject app, or website (Group Code: MORC2017)
For more details, including our FAQ page, please visit www.morcmtb.org/trailsfest
MORC TrailsFest
The ‘Ride em All’ Challenge will culminate in a Trails Festival celebration event at Carver Lake Park in Woodbury on Saturday, July 29th. This family friendly event will feature food, beer, bike demos, and other area vendors.
Follow our TrailsFest Event page for updates

MORC Masquerade Ball
Tickets now available, please visit www.morcmtb.org/gala
Follow our event page for updates

2017 MORC Masquerade Ball

2017 MORC Masquerade Ball
Expect delicious offerings from Surly Brewing’s kitchen, gallons of beer, and live music from the aptly named Blazing Saddles! We’ll also have some great items for both live and silent auction, as well as a few other surprises in store.
This event is an opportunity to connect with the off-road cycling community and those that share the same passion for outdoor recreation in the Twin Cities. This is a celebration of our past, present, and future trail systems; for 2017 we’re celebrating the achievement of maintaining over 100 miles of singletrack throughout the Twin Cities metro- the MORC Masquerade Ball is the mountain biking social event of the season!

Once again brought to you by Surly Brewing Company
Join us Saturday, October 28th!
Tickets and more info can be found at www.morcmtb.org/gala

Membership Update:

For the first time in our organization’s history, MORC has nearly 1,000 members supporting our mission of ‘Gaining and Maintaining Trails’! This is a remarkable achievement and a testament to our communities passion and appreication for the Twin Cities trail systems.
Help us reach 1,000 members by joining or renewing your membership today

May MORC Member Message!

MORC & the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN)
are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for our members- during the month of May you can become a member of both organizations for a reduced rate! Introductory membership for either organization begins at $30/year; however, during May you can join both for only $50- and if you’re already a member of one, you can join the other for just $25!

Head on over to the dual membership page to join or renew
your membership(s) today

Whereas MORC focuses solely on Twin Cities area singletrack, BikeMN does great and valuable education and advocacy work in all areas of cycling throughout the entire state of Minnesota. Our partnership and collaboration will help to bring a unified voice for all cyclists at the state level.
BikeMN is a powerful ally in advocating for all forms of cycling, and recognizes how important off-road cycling is for our communities. For example- as part of their 2017 Legislative Agenda, BikeMN supports and advocates for a $3.6 million appropriation to the DNR to support land acquisition and development, including mountain bike trail development, at the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area.

Having a statewide entity as an ally to advocate on behalf of all cyclists is an important and valuable component to ensuring the future of Minnesota as a top Bicycle Friendly State. MORC believes in the power and professionalism of BikeMN to continue doing just that! Please consider joining us in support of making Minnesota the best place to ride.

2017 Q1 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 Q1 Accomplishments!

MORC Membership News (03.02.2017)

Now Processing Memberships!
Hello MORC community!
We’re excited to announce a new membership model where 100% of dues will remain local, and support the trails we all love to ride (previously 60% of member dues were retained by IMBA).

This does mean that your membership to MORC will no longer be a dual, shared membership with IMBA. If you wish to remain an IMBA member, please consider supporting one of the great Minnesota Chapters when you join or renew.

For MORC membership, please visit www.morcmtb.org/join. Whether you joined/renewed in March or November of last year, we’re asking for your support now by becoming a MORC member today!

For more information on the separation from the IMBA Chapter Program, please refer to our MORC/IMBA FAQ page.