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Oops…Update..Note if coming from the North-road closure

August 5th, 2022 by in Everything

Hey folks coming from the North to MOC. Airport rd will be closed Sat Aug 6th for 10 days for a culvert replacement. Here’s the easiest detour if you don’t mind some gravel to get to MOC.

Head west (right if coming from the North) at flashing light (Dufferin 21) and take it to the to the 4th. Turn left (south) and take it to the 20th (River rd). Turn left on the 20th (east) and travel to your next right which is the 5th sideroad. Turn right (south) on the 5th and follow it to a natural bend east (17th sideroad). This will land you right across the road from MOC. Not a big detour. Add 20 min or so to your drive. Drive safely.

 

1pm “Twist and Flow” trail finishing up…anyone feel like raking?

August 4th, 2022 by in Everything

Chris W has been putting in quite the effort on the new  500m Twist and Flow trail on Broken Link. It just needs a small gang to help finish raking it out. We’re going to tackle and finish it off at 1pm (or anytime you can make it) Friday at 1pm. Should only take a couple hours with some extra hands. See you at the Lodge at MOC at 1pm or just ride out and lend a hand as much as you like. Nice to get this one riding smoothly.

 

Friday 5:30 ride at MOC

August 4th, 2022 by in Everything

We got rained out Weds night so we are going to sub in Friday at 5:30 at MOC.

Trails will be mint…

 

August 13-14th fun bike weekend. Gravel, MTB, Race/ride, food truck, river, camping….

August 3rd, 2022 by in Everything

August 13th & 14th.

An event organized by Substance Projects which consists of a 40 or 100km ravel race/ride on the awesome gravel roads of Mulmur and/or a 30 or 60km Mountain Bike race at MOC/DCF.

Gravel Race starts and ends at Mansfield Skiways Saturday and tours the awesome backroads of Mulmur and beyond. BBQ at Mansfield Skiways during and immediately after the race. Then head over to Mansfield Outdoor Centre right across the road to soak those legs in the in the river and go for a swim. Then Food truck at 5pm at MOC and we are working on getting some live music in for some early evening entertainment around the campfires.

Mountain Bike race starts at MOC Sunday and is a 30 km single loop…no repetitive laps and loops. The 60km will be two laps of that. The course will be 95% single track as with the “Big Loop” there will be less traffic and bunching up. Good 2-track start to sort things out then a tonne of single track which still has great safe opportunities for passing. The loop will highlight some of the best trails in both MOC and Dufferin Forest and will feature a 1.3km downhill run as well as finishing on MOC’s new signature downhill finish, “Happy Hour”.  This is a Mountain bikers course!! Again, soak in the river after your race/ride and there will be a food truck there to refuel and fill you back up! This is a great way of getting a guided tour of all MOC has to offer as well as DCF.

Not done yet! There is also a category for those who want to do both days. Choose the 40km gravel/30km MTB or the 100k gravel/60km MTB options. Who will be overall King/Queen of the weekend???!!!!

Still not done….make a weekend out of it. We are working on live music/campfire for Sat night. Camping and cabins are available for rent so come up and make a night/weekend out of it and stay at MOC. Camping is $30 a night and Cabins (sleep 4-6) are $90 per night. Both offer access to washrooms and showers. To book send us a note to contact@mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca

Cabins and camping are mostly always available for rental throughout the summer if you ever wish to have a “biking weekend/week” based out of MOC. The trails are open 7 days a week.

If you are member of MOC (or wish to purchase a $10 day pass) and not participating in the races, feel free to make your MTB or road ride stage from MOC on Saturday and join in on the food truck and music/campfire/camp-over. Why not make MOC your destination on Saturday the 13th and enjoy a great day with the cycling community. Spend the day…ride, socialize, swim in the river, enjoy the food truck and live music & camp-out. What and awesome day!!

Come and join the “Bike-fest” 🙂

Here are links to the race details and registration:

https://www.webscorer.com/1762?pg=register

https://www.facebook.com/substanceprojects

 

Two day Bikefest event at MOC/MSC August 13/14th

August 3rd, 2022 by in Everything

August 13th & 14th.

An event organized by Substance Projects which consists of a 40 or 100km ravel race/ride on the awesome gravel roads of Mulmur and/or a 30 or 60km Mountain Bike race at MOC/DCF.

Gravel Race starts and ends at Mansfield Skiways Saturday and tours the awesome backroads of Mulmur and beyond. BBQ at Mansfield Skiways during and immediately after the race. Then head over to Mansfield Outdoor Centre right across the road to soak those legs in the in the river and go for a swim. Then Food truck at 5pm at MOC and we are working on getting some live music in for some early evening entertainment around the campfires.

Mountain Bike race starts at MOC Sunday and is a 30 km single loop…no repetitive laps and loops. The 60km will be two laps of that. The course will be 95% single track as with the “Big Loop” there will be less traffic and bunching up. Good 2-track start to sort things out then a tonne of single track which still has great safe opportunities for passing. The loop will highlight some of the best trails in both MOC and Dufferin Forest and will feature a 1.3km downhill run as well as finishing on MOC’s new signature downhill finish, “Happy Hour”.  This is a Mountain bikers course!! Again, soak in the river after your race/ride and there will be a food truck there to refuel and fill you back up! This is a great way of getting a guided tour of all MOC has to offer as well as DCF.

Not done yet! There is also a category for those who want to do both days. Choose the 40km gravel/30km MTB or the 100k gravel/60km MTB options. Who will be overall King/Queen of the weekend???!!!!

Still not done….make a weekend out of it. We are working on live music/campfire for Sat night. Camping and cabins are available for rent so come up and make a night/weekend out of it and stay at MOC. Camping is $30 a night and Cabins (sleep 4-6) are $90 per night. Both offer access to washrooms and showers. To book send us a note to contact@mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca

Cabins and camping are mostly always available for rental throughout the summer if you ever wish to have a “biking weekend/week” based out of MOC. The trails are open 7 days a week.

If you are member of MOC (or wish to purchase a $10 day pass) and not participating in the races, feel free to make your MTB or road ride stage from MOC on Saturday and join in on the food truck and music/campfire/camp-over. Why not make MOC your destination on Saturday the 13th and enjoy a great day with the cycling community. Spend the day…ride, socialize, swim in the river, enjoy the food truck and live music & camp-out. What and awesome day!!

Come and join the “Bike-fest” 🙂

Here are links to the race details and registration:

https://www.webscorer.com/1762?pg=register

https://www.facebook.com/substanceprojects

 

 

Web link issues…please go directly to teamvango.ca or .com

August 1st, 2022 by in Everything

Some people are reporting being misdirected through email link. Please go to teamvango.ca or teamvango.com for now. Thanks!

 

Planning ahead..Sat Aug 6th ride & group visit to the Museum for the Recreation Plan Open House

July 31st, 2022 by in Everything

Next Saturday is the Open House at the Dufferin Museum for in person comments on the Rec Plan Draft. This plan directly effects the DCF mountain bike trails.

We are meeting at the Museum at 12:30 pm to show our support. It would be great if you could make it out to add your voice to the future of the Trails and the Forest.

Ride will follow at 2pm at MOC.

See you there to support the awesome trails!

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Museum+of+Dufferin/@44.116954,-80.026308,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xad194514b152e512!8m2!3d44.116954!4d-80.026308

 

 

Long weekend ride…Sunday 2pm MOC, then swim in the river!

July 29th, 2022 by in Everything

Beautiful day forecasted for Sunday. Ride start 2pm at MOC.

Ride and swim (and maybe watermelon!) at the MOC river after for sure. Trails are in great shape and the brand new Broken Link section has settled in superbly. More new trail fun plans still to come.

Why not enjoy the perks of being a MOC member!!!!

And don’t forget if you purchased an Annual Membership to MOC your complementary Triblend MOC shirt is ready for pick up. Just bring your pass along and it’s all yours. Not bad for $13 a month.

Help retain and enhance Dufferin Forest Trails-DC asking for feedback regarding future of Trails

July 26th, 2022 by in Everything

Good day everyone. This note is of importance.

Dufferin County put in place a Recreation Plan 4 years ago that is up for revision. It covers topics like parking lots, etiquette, what activities can be done in which Tract, user fees and most importantly a section on Separate Trail networks for user groups.

The updated Draft Plan has been completed and is open for public consultation. I’ve attached a link to it at the end. It’s important as users of the trails to remain very involved and express our thoughts on the Draft Plan and what we would like to see in the future.

It is extremely important to please comment on section 17 which pertains to Separate Trail Networks.  The comment can be such as that you have very much appreciated the separate networks for Cyclists/Hikers & Equestrians and have found over the past 4 years the relationships between user groups has been enhanced by this. Trails in my opinion are safer, see much less erosion, have been well maintained and re-routes have been made to enhance trail safety and sustainability. I have found since its inception, separate trail networks have been a fantastic model and beneficial to all users.

Written comments can be submitted to forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com

The deadline is August 31st.

There are also two open houses to speak to the County in person. August 4th (3pm-7pm at the Edelbrock Centre, 30 Centre St., Orangeville) and August 6th (11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Museum of Dufferin, 936029 Airport Road at Highway 89, Mulmur).  I urge everyone to attend one or both of these and express your positive thoughts to the County.

For anyone who was present and involved 4 years ago when this plan was introduced, I don’t believe I need to stress enough the necessity of being involved, submitting your comments and attending the open houses. The County is asking for our feedback so I believe as users we should oblige and support the County in a supportive, appreciative and positive fashion.

Reading this Plan will take 10 minutes and submitting comments will only take minutes. Think of all the time you spend enjoying the trails Dufferin County offers and take a few minutes to support them.

Imagine not having them.

Here’s the Draft Plan:

https://joinindufferin.com/draftrecplan

Weds ride-MOC 6pm Vince’s B-day Ride!

July 20th, 2022 by in Everything

6pm start from MOC…if it’s raining it’s a birthday social at MOC.

See you there!