Sat run volunteers

May 13th, 2022 by in Everything

Hi all, Jodi from Gotta Run is having an event tomorrow at MOC. If anyone feels like helping out, let me know. 9am at MOC. Likely sweeping (slow bike ride) or whatever she needs. She’ll get you some awesome lunch from Taphouse and should be done by 1pm.

Cheers!

 

Sat Ride and FYI, running race at MOC Sat am & River is open!

May 12th, 2022 by in Everything

Weekend ride will be at 2pm Saturday. There is a running race event in the morning on Saturday so best try and ride after that if possible.

And the Taphouse Pub will be there for the race doing their famous Smash Burgers. So us cyclists can see if there are any left-overs from the running race if you feel like a pre-ride (or re-heat-post-ride) burger. Yum!

AND I had my first swim in the river today after a run. Wow, that was awesome. MOC has it all going on…fireplace in the winter, river in the summer! The new trail (Happy Trail Part2) is packing is really well. Hopefully another new build soon. Amazing…

 

Happy Hour “touch up” Friday at 1:30pm

May 6th, 2022 by in Everything

I’m heading out to do some small upgrades to Happy hour this aft at MOC. Nothing big, just two spots that need a bit more of a berm to hold fast lines!!!

If anyone wants to dig/help out for an hour and a bit that would be awesome. Again, it’s a small project so we don’t need a big crew…

1:30pm-3pm at MOC.

Cheers!

 

 

Sat 11am ride…MOC

May 5th, 2022 by in Everything

Change of pace. 11am start on Sat morning. Then lunch and refreshments after. See you at MOC for an awesome weekend of trail & friends!

 

The weekend! Saturday DCF clean up day, Sunday MOC Ride

April 29th, 2022 by in Everything

As DC is hosting a DCF clean up/trail maintenance day that TVG will be at to show support and appreciation for DCF trails, the ride will be Sunday at 1pm. Looks like warm temps and some drizzle but that makes for awesome trail conditions so we are going out to have some fun.

DCF clean up is Sat at 10am.

Ride is at 1pm Sunday starting from MOC. Let’s check out the new berm…who doesn’t love that stuff!

 

Update info for Sat DCF clean up

April 26th, 2022 by in Everything

From Caroline (County Forest Manager)

Hello everyone,

Here are some more details about our Friends of the Dufferin County Forest event planned for April 30, 2022, 10 am – 3 pm. This will be a wholly outdoor event at the Main Tract to do spring trail clearing and garbage/litter pick-up.

We will meet in the “event field” (follow the road parallel to Airport Road going south) at 10 am and disperse into the Forest from there.

Please bring any favourite hand tools such as pruners and rakes as I will have limited numbers available. Anyone certified to do chainsawing, please bring your saw and safety equipment.

We will be providing lunch – in order to facilitate that, please:

If you plan on attending, RSVP before end of day on Thursday, April 28.

Let me know if you have allergies to gluten and/or lactose and/or are vegetarian.

If you have any questions, please reply with them.

Thank you,

Caroline

 

Friends of Dufferin Forest day! Sat April 30th (and you do not have to be a member..everyone is welcome)

April 25th, 2022 by in Everything

This Saturday Dufferin County is hosting a “clean up day” at the Main Tract. E-mails have gone out to those who have registered as “Friends” with the County, but everyone can come and help out.

The day starts at 10am and runs until 3pm. You can come and go as is convenient to you. There will be everything from parking lot clean up, to trail clean up and maintenance (we haven’t gotten to Hill Trail yet!).

It’s a great opportunity to display to the County your appreciation for having trails in the Forest and help out in keeping them awesome.

So hopefully you can give up a few hours of your time and lend a hand. Best to be there at 10am if possible. The more the merrier.

See you there!

April 30, 2022, 10 am – 3 pm.

Weekend Ride Sunday 1pm from MOC

April 22nd, 2022 by in Everything

Sunday, funday!!!!

Ride start at 1pm on Sunday.

It’s going to be a beauty day and trails are in awesome condition thanks to all the dedicated volunteers that DCF & MOC have to help keep them pristine. Cheers to all of them!!

 

Just a reminder to complete your DCF survey. Due April 22nd

April 19th, 2022 by in Everything

As a reminder….Dufferin County is reviewing their Recreation Policy this year. This is the policy that dictates and regulates what occurs in the County Forests regarding Trails & the Rail Trail.

Your feedback is extremely valuable and it’s very important to become involved in order to help guide the County on what users would like to see.

Please remember when answering questions that “trails” do qualify as infrastructure by most definitions. I think we all agree that we have seen the benefit of having sustainable, different trails for different uses and share your thoughts on the possibility of expanding those trail networks.

The reviewed Policy will replace the one that was created 4 years ago. Let’s demonstrate to the County that we appreciate and care about the trails that we are privileged to have the use of.

You will need to fill it out, save (download) it, then email it to forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com

A bit of a pain but well worth the results!

https://joinindufferin.com/RecreationPlan

Sat Ride, 2pm, MOC

April 14th, 2022 by in Everything

2pm start this weekend. Starting to look like a good weather day. 7 degrees and sun & cloud so should be good. We’ll hit up the brand new trail build in MOC that will be completed tomorrow! The crew has worked super hard on this one. I can’t believe that we started with nothing but a blank slate this morning…Happy Trail just got happier!

See you there!

 

Sunday 2pm ride MOC on Skinnies

April 8th, 2022 by in Everything

Yup, leave the Fat Bikes at home! 2pm start and social after…cooler day so likely by the fireplace inside at the “lounge” at MOC. Race you to the lazy-boys!

 

Trail Conditions (Skinnies??) & New Mansfield Outdoor Centre pass now available

April 7th, 2022 by in Everything

Hi everyone. Mansfield Outdoor Centre now has released their new revised pass offerings for 2022-2023.

The “Annual Trail Pass” provides access to MOC from April 1 2022 to March 31 2023 and covers everything “trail” related except for XC skiing. There will be an “add on” in the Fall for pass holders.

You can Hike, Trail Run, MTB Bike, Fat Bike, Snowshoe…and enjoy the river for a swim and have a picnic lunch after your outing in the summer and enjoy the fireplace in the winter. Safe, secure, plowed parking, access to the Main Lodge “Lounge/Coliseum” and washroom/change room facilities all year.

Are you a Gravel or Road rider? With your pass you can also stage your gravel/road ride from MOC and head out into the Hills of Mulmur for some awesome road km’s. Then on your return, go for a swim, have a picnic and utilize the washrooms.

It gets better. The Annual Pass provides an extensive list of Community Partnerships for local, independent businesses and they are all offering different perks for being a member.  They are all listed on the MOC website as well as details on the pass.

https://mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca/biking/

The Annual Pass is $13.30 plus tax a month. That includes everything listed above (just not XC skiing). Head to the MOC website and check it out. There are lots of great plans at MOC including new trail builds all ready flagged out.

Now more great news, from what I’ve seen and now heard, MOC (they are all good there now) and DCF (still some snow/ice soft spots, so maybe wait until Sunday) are good to go for skinnies!! Still some clean up required on the “Northern” section of DCF but we’re getting to that soon. JP raked a bunch today!

It should also be noted that MOC has been a tremendous help to TVG. They funded in entirety the winter grooming, fuel and maintenance of the snowdog for both MOC and DCF. They provided their truck and bobcat to help clean up after the windstorms in DCF. Based on the support of MOC for DCF trails, I really do encourage folks to consider purchasing a pass at MOC this year and support what they are attempting to grow. We are lucky to have the ability to continue to build new and exciting trails at MOC as Dufferin is currently not permitting any new trail builds in DCF. MOC is trying to build a base for the cycling and trail community to gather, enjoy trails and build community ties with businesses and each other. I hope you find it’s something you will choose to support and help grow.

See you on the trails! On SKINNIES!!!!!!

Saturday Night Fun! April 9th

April 4th, 2022 by in Everything

Looking for something super fun? If you were at the MOC Craft Beer Festival last year you will likely remember “FRB” playing. 70’s, Surf & Soul. All good.

Well, they are playing at Loretto Tavern on Sat night at 9pm. We are planning on going as they always put on a great show and who doesn’t want to get out and have some fun?

Hopefully see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/fullrollingboil/photos/gm.682332136299914/1139720226792156/

Sunday Shawna Birthday Ride!!!! 1pm MOC

March 31st, 2022 by in Everything

Yup, girl train Shawna’s birthday ride is Sunday. Can’t wait to see what she has in store for us as trail boss for the day!!

Happy hour after.

And note: still no skinnies…it’s still Fat Bike season at MOC and DCF. Hopefully one more week….

Sunday Ride-MOC 2pm

March 24th, 2022 by in Everything

Warm temps Friday/Saturday means no riding. Sat night and Sunday below zero means hard packed snow, ice highways and frozen dirt. That all sounds like fun!

So weekend ride will be from MOC (to enjoy the fireplace after the ride!) at 2pm. It will be a great day to get out there on the Fat bike.

Skinny bike season is coming soon..

See you there.