TORCC TRAIL DAY: IMBY (Dec. 15 2013)

December 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm

“I love hiking my bike up the WALL” – said

If you’ve always wanted an alternative route that connects to Physio, come and help us dig on December 15th and you’ll be working on a trail that does just that.

IMBY winds its way up the forest above the Fernway subdivision and drops out onto the fire road just above Physio. A good portion of the trail has been completed thanks to a handful of local trail fairies, but it definitely needs more work.

We’ll meet in the parking lot of Aspenwood Elementary (2001 Panorama Drive) at 10:00 am. We know this is Holiday Party season so we’re starting an hour later than usual.

Sign up here:

It will likely be a chilly day so come prepared. We’ll be ready with a nice hot lunch for you :)

Trail Day: North Starz!

November 7, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Date: November 17 2013
Time: 9:00 am
Meeting Spot: Main entrance to Bert Flinn Park (Heritage Mountain Blvd _ David Ave), Port Moody

This time we’ll be working on some of the drainage issues on North Starz in Bert Flinn Park. Given all of the wonderful weather we’ve been having, there will be lots of evidence of where the problem spots are :)

Lunch will be provided so just bring yourself and some tools if you got em. Please remember to sign up at the link below:

See y’all next weekend!

Support for this event is generously provided by Secret Cycles!


Oct 27, 2013 Physio Trail Day – Recap

November 2, 2013 at 10:26 am

Well we are completely overwhelmed by the amazing support of our mtb community! 27 people came out to work on Eagle last weekend.

We managed to tackle some large projects that will go a long way in sustaining Physio. We also had a small crew of vollies working on IMBY, a partially reclaimed trail that will act as a good bypass to the Wall and a good ‘warm up ‘to Physio.

We wanted to give a special shout out to Dale Nagata for leading the crew on IMBY. Dale has put in countless hours on Eagle and with NSMBA and BMBA over the years. We are very lucky to have his knowledge and expertise in our neck of the woods and we are looking forward to more successful build days with Dale’s leadership. (PS – for those of you keeping track, Dale is leading in TORCC volunteer hours, followed closely by Peter Z and Vic A).

We also can’t thank our sponsors enough for their contributions to these trail days. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to pull off such successful events. A big shout out to Caps Westwood, Trailside Physio, Kintec Port Moody and Mule Bar. You gave us coffee, energy food and lots of swag. We are very grateful for your support!

Start to the day:

Physio problem area #1: The Rock

Physio problem area #2: The Root

Physio problem area #3: The Canoe

IMBY: New climbing trail in the works

Happy faces and end of day:

Our Sponsors:


Physio Trail Day 2.0 – October 27, 2013

October 26, 2013 at 6:10 pm


We’re heading back to Physio to work on the sections we didn’t get to on the last build day. It’s looking like there’s going to be a pretty good turnout so we may even have enough people to send over to the new climbing trail that’s in the works.

When: October, 27, 2013
Time: 9:00 am
Where: Meet at Noons Creek Park (2500 Panorama Panorama Drive, Coquitlam)

**As always, we’ll be providing coffee and lunch so please sign up at the link below so we know how much food and refreshments to bring (and also to see what tools you can bring!)

A special thanks to our sponsors for the day, without you, these amazing trail days would not be possible!



Kintec Footwear + Orthotics


Physiotherapy Trail Day – September 22nd, 2013

September 9, 2013 at 6:57 pm

We’re kicking off the trail building season with a rehab day on Physio. The trail has held up pretty well over the summer but there are some sections that do need a good amount of dirt work.


We’ll meet at Noons Creek Park (at the corner of Stoneridge and Panorama) at 9am. For a map, click here

As always, we’ll be providing coffee and lunch so if you can sign up by clicking here, we’ll be sure to have enough refreshments to keep you going! Also, please let us know what tools you can bring. We’ll have some buckets, shovels and gloves available for all to use.

Please remember to share the event with your friends on facebook:

And to make it more interesting, read below …

Vollie Recognition

We’ve started to recognize a lot of the faces that have come out to past trail days and we think that all those volunteer hours should be rewarded. We’re adding some extra incentive for you to help out. At our next fundraiser in the Spring we’ll be awarding the volly with the most logged hours a special prize. There will also be awards for 2nd and 3rd place.

What do you have to do? Show up to trail days and put your back into it!

So let the competition begin (if we figure out how to upload this to Strava as a challenge, we’ll let you know;)


Catalyst Kinetics Sports Training Demos

August 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Membership has its benefits!

For the rest of August, Catalyst Kinetics Group is offering free demos on their state of the art trainer bikes to members of TORCC. They are booking groups of 6-8 riders on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 5pm and 9pm.

Catalyst Kinetics Group is an interdisciplinary team comprised of doctors, chiropractors, physiologists, kinesiologists, therapists, trainers and coaches. Their Cycling division houses the PowerRide system offering a unique virtual reality training environment. Get together with some friends and have some fun with it as you compete in legs of the Tour de France or  on UCI Protour courses.

If you would like to arrange a complimentary group session please contact Leah Guloien at or call 604-254-6787 ext.212.

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Trail Fairy Building Grants

June 25, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Listen up  tri-cities trail builders! We would love to make your lives easier! Thanks to our recent Trail Fairy Fundraiser, we have some grants available to help out our local dedicated trail builders.

If you or someone you know is a local builder, please contact us using the form here .

Let us know who you/they are, what trails you/they work on and what tools or assistance would be the most valuable to you/them. We can’t promise to fulfill all requests, but we will do our absolute best to accommodate where we can.

If you could have your submission in by July 15th, that would be great! We’d love to get these tools in builders’ hands before the end of the summer.



Physiotherapy Trail Day

Cardiac Classic: The Resurrection

June 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

For all of you who have been missing that feeling of climbing until you vomit, we have some great news for you: the Cardiac Classic is back!

Our good friends at West Coast Cycling are hosting this much loved (and dearly missed) event at SFU on Saturday, July 13.

With sponsors like Race Face, Schwalbe, Stans NotubesSecret Cycles and more, you know there’s going to be some seriously good prizing on hand!

For more details, click here.

Hosted By:
West Coast Racing

Bert Flinn Trail Day – June 1st 2013

May 28, 2013 at 3:06 am

Bert Flinn Trail Day!

We’re big believers in maintaining a good work/party balance. We just had the party so it’s time to go to work!

We’re hosting a much needed trail day this Saturday, June 1st. The focus will be on tidying up Starz and North Starz in Bert Flinn Park.

Come out and earn some good trail karma (and eat a few donuts!) Coffee and lunch will be provided and as always, there will be some great swag from our trail day sponsors (Secret Cycles and The Runner’s Den).

We’ll meet at the back parking lot of Heritage Woods Secondary at 9am. Click here for a map.

To help plan work parties, as well as prevent us from wasting money on uneaten food, we ask that you register by clicking here:

See you Saturday!

All You Need To Know About Car Insurance Brokers In St. John's Newfoundland

May 24, 2013 at 2:59 am


If you have been living in St. John's Newfoundland then you should remember how long the process of annual renewal of your motor insurance policy was. There was always a long queue in every office you visited. But with car insurance brokers in St. John's Newfoundland, everything changed for the better. Once these brokers started representing the insurance companies in bulk, customers were now able to acquire a series of quotes in just one place.

The main role of a car insurance broker is to act as an intermediate between the person wishing to purchase the policy and the insurance company. In that case, a broker will effectively study the insurance market in order to offer the customer the best deal possible.

Since customers will be dealing directly with the experts, it is a great advantage to go for car insurance brokers in St. John's Newfoundland. They will be dealing with an expert who compares an assortment of different quotes on a comparable basis. The tedium that used to be there when customers needed to purchase a motor vehicle insurance is no longer there. In fact, brokers save customers valuable time and money.

Car insurance brokers are the same as having a personal shopper. It is important to understand that there is a legislation that surrounds their field. This is why a broker will search the market for the best deal without bias towards other business implications.

There are some special rates for policies that aren’t normally available for the public. Car insurance brokers have access to such special rates. They can also bargain for better discounts on your behalf for particular premiums and also be with you when a problem arises or when you need to make a claim.

The introduction of price comparison websites has however diluted the role of car insurance brokers at some point. But it is important to understand that there is a difference between these sites and the brokers. The sites are not brokers in their own right even if most of them are owned by brokers. These sites are also not restricted to the sale of insurance. They can also compare the prices of almost everything.

So, with that in mind, it is important to understand that like any other broker, car insurance brokers in St. John's Newfoundland are well trained and are skilled in the insurance business, both personal and commercial. This makes them the best people to represent your interests, provide you with the best choices for insurance options and ensure you are sufficiently protected.

Event Sponsors:


Secret Cycles



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