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TRS Riding Jersey

Trying to gage interest in ordering some more TRS riding jerseys.

Tim McGuire has volunteered to manage the order. As it was last time there is a required quantity to achieve a reasonable price point.
But first we need to know how many members are serious about ordering a new riding jersey. The design and color scheme would be the same as our last order.

Dirt Bike Happy Hours

Date: Tuesday February 8th.
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Native Grill & Wing, 3100 E. Speedway Blvd Tucson AZ 85716

Stop in for some wings and a drink, visit with fellow club members, pick up your club t-shirt & stickers, bench race, share highlights of recent trail rides, share tech tips & new riding product reviews. This is also a good time to ask questions about the March 5th. Copper Classic.

URGENT: Bike Night and Santa Catalina Ranger District Trails Planning Public Comment opportunity.

Location: Bear Canyon Pizza
Address: 8987 E Tanque Verde Rd #335, Tucson, AZ 85749
Time: 6:30pm

Come out and join us to relax, talk bikes, adventures, drink some beer, eat some pizza AND DO A LITTLE CIVIC DUTY.

An informal bike night is planned 1/20 @ 6:30pm, and as part of that we will host a community outreach opportunity for anyone who wants to comment on the Santa Catalina Ranger District’s trail planning effort.

Club representatives from Trail Riders of Southern Az. (TRS) & Tucson Dirt Riders (TDR) will be on hand as “tech coaches” with laptops to assist you in getting into the Forest Service web based public comment system, to help you share your views and opinions.

These efforts by you help support future trail riding opportunities for dirt bikes and OHV and have a little fun doing it.

Hope to see you out there for a fun relaxing evening.


If you are unable to attend this community outreach session, visit this video for instructions on how to provide your input on your own.

https://youtu.be/5X_ThTcuGW0

-TRS and TDR

New Year’s Ride

TRS brought in the New Year with a Red Spring Trail ride on Sunday. We staged this ride out of the parking lot of the Longhorn Grill & Saloon. Thanks to owner Greg Hansen for providing access to his property. 16 riders brave the early morning cold to get in over 50 miles of riding. The recent rains guaranteed zero dust, but did generate some large patches of water puddles on some of the connector roads out in the Tumacacori Mountains. After the ride a smaller group stopped into the Longhorn for lunch and recovery drinks!

As you know we are now in the prime riding season in southern Arizona. So let’s get together and ride!

There Must Be A Santa Claus

Someone affiliated with the Trail Riders of Southern Arizona made an anonymous donation to the East Santa Cruz County Community Food bank in Patagonia some days after our event There Will Be Dust IX. I received acknowledgement of this extremely generous donation just yesterday from the Manager of the Food Bank, Jim Staudacher. In his email to me he wrote. I redacted the name of the account to protect the donor’s identity


The generosity of your wonderful members knows no bounds.

In the mail I received a check for a $2500 donation “In Honor of TRSAZ” from an anonymous donor through XXXXXX YYYY to our Food Bank. After your repeated generosity donating money as well as food items, now this. I am in awe of the selflessness and altruism of your members.

Words fail me in expressing my personal thanks and admiration of you and your organization. Please know you are doing real good in the world helping your fellow man.

Jim


East Santa Cruz County Community Food Bank
P.O.Box 1147
Patagonia, AZ 85624
(520) 302-4450

GREAT NEWS TO SHARE


As the result of a very successful There Will Be Dust IX, TRS is pleased to announce a donation will be made to the East Santa Cruz County Community Food Bank located in Patagonia in the amount of $2,600!

This donation could not have been possible without the support of the riders, shop sponsors (Tucker Powersports, AZKKT, CSA, On Any Moto, Serrano’s Motorsports, Giant Loop & ZMW Adventures) the town of Patagonia and the long list of TRS volunteers.


A very sincere thank you to all who contributed to this success.


-TRS Volunteers- (if I missed someone please let me know)
Adam Johnston
Alan Harris
Allyn Hill
Chris Bouchard
Craig Wilburn
Dennis Wise
Derek Godwin
Ed Wood
Gary Meeker
Jenny Hadfield
Jim Giesler
Jim Roberts
Joey Rosas
John Bingham
Ken Webb
Mike Cook
Molly Norman
Rick Ogas
Rod Harris
Ryan Harrington
Starr Walker
Todd Davis
Tom Norris
Will Hastings


Happy Holidays,
George

October Club Meeting Notice

Monthly Club Meeting at Frog & Firkin located in Main Gate Square adjacent to the University of Arizona Campus. 874 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719

**Come early at 6:00pm to place your food and drink order
Meeting starts at 6:30pm**

Some of our discussion topics: There Will Be Dust, Red Spring Trail, AMRA Race report, March’s Copper Classic, Tech Tips

RSVP’s are always welcome.

Hope to see you there.

520 Moto Alliance Bike Show

TRS Members

TRS will be participating in this event to promote our club and the love of motorcycles. We will have a ez-up, a few tables with club information and some bikes (Adventure, DS and Dirt Bike) on display to share with the public. All are welcome to participate in this club promotion.

Date: October 31
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: 8991 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749-9470

TRS’ September Club Meeting Highlights

• Planning and coordination for November’s There Will Be Dust event well underway.
o (TWBD Planning Sub team formed post meeting to investigate the creation of a non-plated dirt bike route)
o Still plenty of room for event volunteers.
• Rich Baker continues making the arrangements for a showing of the classic motorcycle movie, On Any Sunday in Tucson. Most likely at the Loft Theater.
• TRS Survey results commented upon and how they are going to guide the club Leadership.
• Chris Ambrosio was selected to be the Chairman of the TRS Board of Directors (BOD).
o Chris reviewed BOD Directives for 2021/2022
 Continue development of new trails
 Improve Membership engagement
 Fundraising/Charitable activities
o One immediate focus is to empower club members to take ownership of specific club activities
• The Great Pumpkin Dual Sport Ride announced, John Bingham has the Lead on this ride. (See attachemnet) Planning a 100+ mile ride
• Good discussion on the use of HAM radios as an alternate to 2-way radio of cell phones when out on trail rides.
• A bike show sponsored and organized by the 520 Moto Alliance is scheduled for October 31, 11am to 3 pm. A few TRS members plan to attend to promote our club. All are welcomed to participate in support of TRS and or visit the bike show.
Visit this link to learn more about them. (https://520motoalliance.org) (See Flier attached)
• A motorcycle museum is now open in San Manuel, “JWJ Cycles” established by Parrish Traweek.
• Good ride reports received from those who rode the Patagonia Mountains on Sep. 6th, & Cloudcroft NM on Sep. 9-11th.
• Very detailed discussion on what to have in your riding pack or packs when going out for a ride. Bottom line, be prepared before you ride. Review the contents in your pack periodically to be sure what is in it still is functional.
• Expect a First Aid review to be conducted at October’s club meeting.

Hope to see you on the trail or at the next club meeting, October 12th.

George