It’s Give to the Max day: If you ride a mountain bike in the Twin Cities metro area, MORC deserves your support

Although I ride mountain bike trails all around the upper Midwest, my local mountain bike club is MORC, Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists.  I’m constantly amazed that it costs ZERO to ride the dozen+  MTB trails around the Twin Cities metro area, so I’m happy to A)  be a member of MORC/IMBA; and B) kick some $ in the MORC Give to the Max Day bucket today.

If you ride a mountain bike in the Twin Cities metro area, MORC deserves your support.  Here’s a blurb from them that supplies more rationale:

Hello friends of Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists,

gtmd13With snow already on the ground you may be hanging up the mountain bike, or maybe you’re taking the fatbike in for a tune-up; either way, the trails we all love give us access to some great riding here in the Twin Cities. MORC is constantly looking at ways for "gaining and maintaining trails" in the metro area. All of the construction and maintenance of our nearly 100 miles of trail is performed by volunteers, but the tools, equipment and resources cost our organization money.

Morc-Logo1This next season we are looking to raise funds towards a heavy equipment trailer, a vehicle capable of towing said trailer & a hydraulic tilt blade- roughly $12,000 of new equipment to continue building the trails you love to ride!

Give to the Max Day is a great opportunity to give to your trails. Your tax-deductible donation made on November 14th provides MORC the chance to win one of 24 "golden tickets", each worth $1,000; at the end of the day, one donation from all of Minnesota will be drawn to award a non-profit with a $10,000 gift.

Please consider giving to your trails by donating today!


  1. Griff Wigley said:

    The giveMN site went down at 1 pm and wasn’t back up till 6:30 pm, according to this story in the Strib:

    But’s 9 pm now and I can’t get in. 🙁

    November 14, 2013
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    According to the Nov. MORC e-newsletter, $1,317 was donated:

    Thank you to everyone who donated to Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists on November 14 for Give to the Max Day! The GiveMN website outage didn’t deter those of you who gave $1,317.15 on If you were unable to give on November 14, we will be more than happy to take your gifts on our website , on the Give MN site or through the mail. (Make checks payable to MORC and mail to P.O. Box 19520, Minneapolis, MN 55419). Your contribution to MORC is tax deductible and is used for purchasing tools and materials, equipment rentals, advocacy and all of the other items needed to continue our mission to gain and maintain trails in the Twin Cities Metro area.

    November 18, 2013

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