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Old 01-06-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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CORE 4 Kids (fundraiser/ride) - March 23rd

I spent the last two days scouting/tweaking some suggested loops for the the CORE 4 Kids fundraiser in March: http://crawdadoffroadevents.com/core-calendar/view/87

Lot's of beautiful terrain/photo ops........especially at the end of March when the colors are popping.....here's a brief teaser/sampler of some phone pics I snapped to show you some of what the area has to offer....

Shortly after you leave the campground you'll pass by the shoe tree.......these things pop up like weeds.......there's even a shoe tree on the CO. River near my place in Bullhead City?!?!.......so bring a pair of "done" shoes and add to the decor of the area (tree)



Next stop is the Bat Caves



Then you'll round the bend and make your way over towards "the Oasis".......as you round the bend you'll have views of the Salton Sea (that's San Jacinto in the distance)..today I managed to catch a train rolling along as well:



Then it's off to "the Oasis"





Once you leave the Oasis you'll make your way over towards the Meccacopia Trail



I also added a new hardway in this area today (sorry, didn't snap any photos.....)

Once you leave the Meccacopia trail you'll have choices......if you're street plated you might want to consider riding through Pinkham Canyon in Joshua Tree ......or just head over to Chiriacho Summit for lunch/gas...

Here's a shot taken in Joshua Tree yesterday......that's San Jacinto in the distance......the area will be popping with color in late March.....



Regardless of option, after lunch/gas at Chiriacho Summit it's off to the Red Canyon Trail.......loads of fun



High above Red Canyon on the always fun Red Canyon Ridge Trail



More options.......head over to Amy's Wash or explore Red Canyon

Dave deep in "The Pinnacles" of Red Canyon



Dry waterfall at the end of The Pinnacles spur



A few other wrinkles:



The trestle in the distance passes over the Bradshaw Trail which is down in the main wash....



I hear the train a comin'.....it's rollin' round the bend......and I ain't see the sunshine since......you know the rest :lol:



More info on the CORE 4 Kids Fundraiser: http://crawdadoffroadevents.com/core-calendar/view/87
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:55 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:45 AM   #4
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There's an exciting "CORE 4 Kids" Fundraiser development in the works. Stay tuned for more details regarding a collaborative effort with Gary LaPlante of Motoventures. Come out to the fundraiser with your family and receive training from the man who wrote the book......literally : http://www.motoventures.com/motoventures-training

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Have you checked out the "CORE 4 Kids" flyer in the latest D37 Newsletter?........great cause and open area for "stickered" bikes/quads/buggies/jeeps in addition to Dualsport......please help me raise some $$ for the Children's Cancer Research Fund.

Many of you have likely never ridden in this area......it's a blast....don't delay in making your reservations at North Glamis Hot Springs Resort.....we'll likely fill the place that weekend (Friday the 22nd/Sat the 23rd).....

There's more info noted on the CORE 4 Kids calendar page.....that's also where you'll go to register for the fundraiser: http://crawdadoffroadevents.com/core-calendar/view/87

Here's a link to last year's inaugural CORE 4 Kids report on DSM:http://dualsportmoto.com/boards/view...php?f=48&t=591

People unable to attend may make a direct donation here: http://ccrf.convio.net/site/TR/Event...d=1140&pg=fund

I'm working on a few other wrinkles for this year's event......I'll keep you posted....heading out there again this weekend for more pre-running....hope to see you at the fundraiser in March!
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:49 AM   #5
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:03 AM   #6
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Good deal....see ya out there......
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:14 AM   #7
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Motoventures to offer off-road riding clinics at "CORE 4 Kids" 3/22-3/24

Gary LaPlante (AKA Mr. MotoVentures) is offering two (2) off-road riding clinics in conjunction with the CORE 4 Kids Fundraiser on March 23rd. These clinics are for anyone with Level 2 or greater riding skills, not for beginners.

MotoVentures Level 2 training clinics start with Gary’s classic rider’s meeting, which covers bike set-up, terrain and conditions, key fundamentals and body positioning, mental and visual habits, how to shift weight and maintain your balance, how to pick and stick to the preferred line, motocross and trials techniques, and how to transition from street to dirt and visa-versa. Riding exercises will include sitting turns, braking skills, stand-up riding and stand up turning, steep hill climbing and descending, hill climb extractions, riding side hills, making turns on hills, and how to handle hills without traction. Exercises continue with a five-cone stand up and steer slalom, a six-inch board ride, and how to ride in deep sand. From there we’ll learn and practice wheelies for fun and for a purpose, brake slides and power slides, and basic jumping skills. We'll trail ride in between exercise and participants will get an opportunity to try a trials bike if they want.

The first clinic will be held on Friday, March 22nd (the day before the CORE 4 Kids Fundraiser ride on Saturday March 23). Hours on Friday will be 11am to ~5pm (6 hours) with a 30-minute “lunch” break (food and drinks not included).

The second clinic will be held on Saturday March 23rd (Fundraiser attendee's have the option of training on Saturday and riding in the local area on Sunday the 24th). Hours on Saturday will be from 8am - ~2pm (6 hours) with a 30-minute lunch break (lunch and drinks not included).

Both clinics will take place in the riding areas around the event headquarters; the Glamis North Hot Springs Resort.: http://www.glamisnorth.com/

Minimum/pre-registered student headcount to conduct each clinic is 10 people. The deadline for registration is March 8, two weeks prior to the event. Likewise, if there is enough interest, MotoVentures will provide additional instructors and could accommodate up to 20 riders at each clinic.

Cost is $195 per person with $20 each going to the Children’s Cancer Research Fund
NOTE: A limited number of Yamaha WRs and TTRs will be available to rent for an additional $125.
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The latest edition of the D37 Newsletter is available online......CORE 4 Kids article on the cover page: http://www.district37ama.org/dualspo...Newsletter.pdf
(Thanks for the CORE 4 Kids plug Catrise!)

Two add'l points of interest:

(1) People unable to attend may make a direct donation here: http://ccrf.convio.net/site/TR/Event...d=1140&pg=fund

(2) CORE 4 Kids Bonus: Gary LaPlante (http://www.motoventures.com/motoventures-training) is offering two (2) off-road riding clinics in conjunction with the CORE 4 Kids Fundraiser.

Minimum/pre-registered student headcount to conduct each clinic is 10 people. The deadline for registration is March 8 (two weeks prior to the event). Likewise, if there is enough interest, MotoVentures will provide additional instructors and could accommodate up to 20 riders at each clinic.

Please call Gary directly at (951) 767-0991 to register for a clinic.....money well spent......

See ya out there!

FYI - I can be reached at (760) 519 9564 or Crawdaddy@Crawdadoffroadevents.com
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:53 AM   #9
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Hey Chris, is the Core for Kids ride strictly plated bikes only?
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #10
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Hey Chris, is the Core for Kids ride strictly plated bikes only?
NO

The fundraiser is being held in an open riding area....."stickered" bikes/quads/side by sides are welcome......navigation by GPS

The only area the requires a street plate is the lower portions of Joshua Tree (Pinkham Canyon)

More info here: http://crawdadoffroadevents.com/core-calendar/view/87
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Okay, thanks. If we are riding in your group do we need to be plated? Thinking of a red stickered buddy to come along.
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Okay, thanks. If we are riding in your group do we need to be plated? Thinking of a red stickered buddy to come along.
I'll be roaming rather than leading any specific groups.......navigation is by GPS (or tag along with a GPS enabled buddy)

Non street plated vehicles can ride everywhere except Joshua Tree Nat'l Park and the paved Cottonwood Rd. that leads out of the park....I have a split in the GPS tracks that eliminates the optional "plate required" loop....

Your buddy is welcome to bring his red sticker rig.......he needs a mininum fuel range of ~60 miles (refill the tank at Chiriaco Summit)
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:27 AM   #14
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Hi everyone - this is the last week to register for Gary's clinics at the CORE 4 Kids Fundraiser.

Likewise, I'll be placing my order for T-Shirts in a week and I won't be ordering a lot of extra shirts....

So, if you're on the fence about this new event on the D37 calendar, please jump on over and have some fun/help me raise some $$ for the kids.......please register ASAP - THANKS!

http://crawdadoffroadevents.com/core-calendar/view/87

People unable to attend may also donate directly here: http://ccrf.convio.net/site/TR/Events/personalfundraising?pxfid=6270&fr_id=1140&pg=fund

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Gary LaPlante (AKA Mr. MotoVentures) is offering two (2) off-road riding clinics in conjunction with the CORE 4 Kids Fundraiser on March 23rd.

Minimum/pre-registered student headcount to conduct each clinic is 10 people. The deadline for registration is March 8, two weeks prior to the event. Likewise, if there is enough interest, MotoVentures will provide additional instructors and could accommodate up to 20 riders at each clinic.
Please call Gary directly at (951) 767-0991 to register for a clinic.....money well spent......

See ya out there!

FYI - I can be reached at (760) 519 9564 or Crawdaddy@Crawdadoffroadevents.com
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:38 AM   #15
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Did I mention......

The "CORE 4 Kids" fundraiser is for Children's Cancer Research

FUN Trails!!!

Off Road Rider training available from MotoVentures

There are cabins and full hook-ups at the RV sites, tent camping also available.

Swimming pools/mineral tubs

Restaurant on site

Hurry - I'm submitting the T-Shirt order this Wed....
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