Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MORC) announces MORC Gravity Advocates

For Immediate Release: 12/14/2012

Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MORC), an IMBA chapter, announces MORC Gravity Advocates. The gravity/freeride/BMX movement has been gaining momentum in the Twin City metro area over the past few years and MORC is excited to be a part of the movement. MORC Gravity Advocates combines the knowledge of gravity/freeride/bmx riders and trail workers with MORCís longstanding experience with maintaining and developing mountain bike trails, building strong relationships with land managers and utilizing resources from IMBA leadership. MORC has the structure, organization and connections to develop new relationships with sponsors, members, affiliates and officials and is hoping to expand off-road cycling to include many different types of cycling.

MORC/IMBA is a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to safeguarding the future of off-road cycling in Minnesota through the promotion of responsible riding, establishment and maintenance of mountain biking trails, and preservation of Minnesota's natural resources.

MORC began as the North Central Mountain Bike Group (NCMBG) under the umbrella of the Minnesota Coalition of Bicyclists in 1994. March 1998 marked the official name change to MORC as its known today. The membership has grown to over 800 members today. Lebanon Hills was the first single-track mountain bike trail built truly to sustainable standards with heavy involvement from the land manager. To date MORC maintains over 75 miles of trail in the metro area.

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