Copper Classic and Motorcycle Museum

The Copper Classic Racecourse is Staked and marked ready for directional signs and pink ribbons.

Well, at least the Big Bike course. The Mini Course will be staked, marked, signed, and ribboned Thursday.

Thanks to the 10 TRS members who made it all happen today!

Before leaving San Manuel today, Gary Meeker, Tim McGuire and I met local legend (Desert racer, pilot, flight instructor…) Parrish Traweek at the La Casita restaurant. After some small talk, he invited us to come over and visit his motorcycle museum, JWJ Cylces. Tim had to head back home, but Gary and I accepted the offer.

Although the museum is not ready for the public, the state of the inventory is amazing. All types of bike types, from trials, to dirt, to street he has them all. Some hanging from the ceiling, others mounted on the wall. Parrish is an amazing dynamo, he has his hand in so many different activities and after listening for a while I asked him when he has time to sleep and eat. We spent over a half hour talking bikes and potential projects to support motorcycling in the area.

Now here is some very interested stuff. He would like to arrange a meeting with him, TRS, a Pinal County Supervisor and BHP Copper to begin serious discussions about establishing a new Copper Classic racecourse. The aim is to get off Az. State Trust Land, thereby reducing the cost of liability insurance.

But that’s not all. He is also wanting to support TRS with Dual Sport and Adventure bike rides and or events. He welcomes us to stage from his business property. Eventually he will have a few B&B’s on site to support riders. He even offered the use of his secured storage lot for any purpose in the future.

Gary, please chime in with the details I may have missed.

I hope this message is of interest to you.

The Copper Classic Will Be Here Soon!

Welcome banners have been made and will be posted around the race campus in San Manuel on race weekend. (See the example below) These banners are being paid for with grant funds received from the Pinal County Office of Tourism (thanks Mike Cook). Their logo will be appearing on race fliers, t-shirts, banners, and other printed materials used to promote or support our race.

I hope you have plans to volunteer on the days before and or on race weekend. We can never have too much help.
Please let Todd Davis know of your plans if you have not already done so.

Send Todd Davis at text message at 520-360-5264.


Red Spring Trail Maintenance

The Coronado National Forest has arranged to have a professional trail maintenance crew available this coming week to perform some improvement work to the Red Spring Trail. We can participate by providing insight from a dirt bike rider’s perspective and do some light duty brush trimming while they do the heavy lifting. Granted, this is late notice and mid week work, but there is a growing list of retired members who might have time to commit to this effort.

Details from Gary Meeker.

TRS, come join the ACE (Arizona Conservation Experience) trail building/maintenance crew to perform some Red Spring Trail maintenance. 

Date: Wednesday Feb. 9th. 
Time: 8:00 AM, RTR
Location: Meet at the Hunters Parking area 

Bring your bike, riding gear and brush trimming tools. This effort will be spread over at least 3 days. The ACE crew will be working on a spot North of Coyote Well on 482. This first day the ACE crew probably won’t be doing much work, just scouting the work and meeting with George and Gary on the work we would like done. TRS will be doing some brushing along various sections of trail, and then checking back in with the ACE crew from time to time. Pack a lunch.

Gary 520-269-3581