PACHANGA Spanish /paw*chong*guh/ (Noun)
1. Party or Bash
2. A gathering of mountain cyclists in the Santa Catalina mountains to revel whilst shralping, camping, and imbibing.
The little camping/riding event that put TORCA on the map is back and it just keeps getting bigger and better! Last year we stepped up and added a demo day to the Poker Ride which everyone loved!! This year we’re making it a whole weekend full of fun events. This event is open to members only. To become a member click here
REGISTRATION: Important Event details MUST READ***********
In keeping with USFS regulations, this event has limited occupancy per the FS regulations! We anticipate filling up all of the spots very quickly as we did so last year. There will be two ways to register with ONE great way to guarantee your spot.
1. Pre-registration (Guaranteed spot) This will open August 22nd. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll check your membership status and email you the link for preregistration. This will NOT ONLY guarantee your spot, but with your donation you will also receive a Limited Edition TORCA Pachanga Silipint that we will gladly keep full of tasty refreshments for you at the event. A $25 donation is required. This not only guarantees your spot for the Poker Ride, but for the whole weekend (Other event details below). All proceeds go to TORCA to keep working on your trails and working for new ones!
2. General Registration- This will be done on a first come first served basis after Oct. 7th. Email email@example.com to secure your spot after Oct. 7th. We don’t anticipate this even happening given the level of excitement that was generated last year and the exposure we’ll be getting this year. So Pre Register and help support our efforts in making and keeping Tucson an incredible place to ride and take home a cool Silipint as well!
Check in: Please check in to pick up your wrist band at the following locations:
YOU MUST CHECK IN! NO SHUTTLES NOR BIKES WILL BE GIVEN OUT WITHOUT A WRISTBAND!
Friday: At the Iron Door Restaurant across from Mt. Lemmon Ski Lifts
Saturday and Sunday: Gordon Hirabayashi Campground at the SW end of the campground. Parking will be limited if at all in this campground. Park in the parking areas and ride down to Gordon Hirabayashi Campground. There will be a shuttle for those that find parking or camping in Molino campground. For those that park above GH campground, let gravity be your friend and ride down to GH campground. See map of parking and shuttle pick up locations below.
November 6th 1:30pm to Dark
We have added a few fun twists to the event starting with taking our ongoing weekly event “Freeride Friday” and adding a spice to it. Never joined us for Freeride Friday? Time to make it happen! We shuttle you on Tucson’s only DH trail, Aspen Draw(AKA Aspirin Draw). We shuttle till dark and afterwords, we share in all the war stories and a couple cold ones! This year Guerrilla Gravity will be sponsoring it and bringing their Megatrail’s and their Dh rigs for everyone to try out on a most appropriate and fun trail!
3rd Annual POKER RIDE AND DEMO DAY
Saturday November 7th 8:00am to 3:00pm
Last year we had 5 manufacturers (Specialized, Devinci, Niner, Ibis, Pivot) and this year we’re bringing out even more! In addition, we listened to everyone’s feedback last year so this year, you’ll have the opportunity of trying out a 2016 bike during the Poker Ride as well as during the demo hours. We’ll take care of shuttles, Lunch consisting of World Famous Korean BBQ Pork Tacos, Beans and Rice compliments Risky Business Restaurant’s. Beverages compliments of Borderlands Brewing.
Sunday November 8th 9:00am
We’re taking the talk of the mtb world, the “Enduro” and adding a little more “fun” to it. This will take place on one of Tucson’s favorite(if not favorite) trails, La Milagrosa Trail! In a FUNDURO, there is only one class and it’s not about who the fastest riders are. We take the average time of all participants and the 5 race times closest to the Avg are the winners! If you’re the “STRAVA” type, we may have some prizes for you too, but shhh, THIS IS NOT A RACE! It’s a time trial. 😉
Please forward any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call TORCA President Art Alcantara @ 529-591-1514
FRIDAY- Aspen Draw Shuttles with Guerilla Gravity
Across from the lifts at Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley
1:30pm till dark
SATURDAY- Poker Ride and Demo Day (Gordon Hirabayashi Campground)
8:30am Bike Demo opens
9:00am Shuttles begin to Bug Spring Trail Head
12:00p Lunch served by Risky Business
3:00pm Bike demo ends
3:00-5:00pm Volunteer shuttles begin
7:45am Shuttle pick up at Suzenu Road
8:15am Shuttle Pick Up from Agua Caliente Elementary School(11420 E Limberlost Rd, Just east of Melpomene way)
9:00am Riders Meeting at Molino Basin Parking lot
9:30 Funduro Begins
Immediate following the ride: Awards, food and beverages concluding the ride at the Sooter's Residence(at the end of the trail)
5pm Ride back to cars(1/4 mile away)