Sat ride…submit Sunday requests…MOC

July 23rd, 2021 by in Everything

K & I are going to sneak in a ride Sat AM at 10am to try and beat the rain. We can’t ride Sunday but it’s going to be a lovely day so if anyone wants to schedule a Sunday ride let me know and I’ll post it up for you (contact tab).

We are starting our ride at Mansfield Outdoor Centre (MOC) at the Main Lodge. If you wish to get a pass and support the trail work we are doing there you can do so at https://www.mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca

I think (hope) so far anyone who has purchased a pass has seen the value of supporting private land owners that support us. Folks have said that “Happy Hour trail” is worth it….

See you out there!

Mansfield Outdoor Centre news and Weekend ride post

July 17th, 2021 by in Everything
Well after almost 20 years the Trails at MOC are going to be open to the public!! “Official” opening is July 23rd but if you want to get out there they are having a “pre-opening” day. Passes will be on sale this Sunday July 18th from 9-2pm. It will cash only and it will give you a head start and a sneak peak. Still lots of things to come..food and beverage, pool, more trails! Still lots of work but the trails are ready for you. Lots of rain is no issue, trails will be perfect! 2 access points to DCF and a bunch of old favourites reopened plus some brand new builds. “Happy Hour” is a brand new 750m downhill run to the lodge. “Going Up” now adds in a bunch of new single track to the climb up. Looking forward to seeing  you out there. Click on Biking and Trails.
Passes available now at  https://www.mansfieldoutdoorcentre.ca
Weekend Ride…2pm at MOC. This is our official first posted group ride in a long time and we are happy to be able to start & finish our ride at MOC . If you are joining the ride, get there a bit earlier to pick up your pass.

Trail clean up update

July 9th, 2021 by in Everything
Great day out there…the weather wasn’t great but Brian, Wayne, Karen, Tom, Roger, Doug, Roy, Ed, Paul, Andy, Joe and myself stuck it out for the day to to get wet and cover 98% of the DCF trail network for pruning and trimming. I know I keep saying this but it is so great having so much help. This amounted to over 70 hours of work. No one can do this on their own…it takes an awesome team.
Enjoy not getting whacked in the face and the better sight lines.
Again, thanks you to Dufferin County for covering expenses and Mansfield Outdoor Centre for their truck. The lunch (awesome sandwiches from Maple Grove Farms) kept everyone fuelled and the truck helped move bodies around a 1500 acre Forest.

Trail operations Friday

July 9th, 2021 by in Everything

Good Morning! If you are riding today (Friday) please keep your head up as TVGer’s will be out on the entire DCF trail network pruning and trimming back trails. We will be out with pruners, weed wackers and hedge trimmers so we likely won’t hear you. Thanks for taking care out there. We would also like to thank Dufferin County for helping with the expense of lunch and equipment and Mansfield Outdoor Centre for the use of their truck for the day…Awesome! Have fun!

Friday July 9th DCF trail pruning day!

July 2nd, 2021 by in Everything

Hi everyone.

We’ve had some crazy undergrowth this year. We’ve been trying to keep up on it but it’s time for a “Big Day Out”. We’re planning on a pruning day on Friday July the 9th.  We’ll have hedge trimmers, weed-wackers, loppers, chain and hand saws and pruners (if you have any of these of your own, please bring them along). The goal is to set out out and drop off folks everywhere and get at it. I’m sure we can complete this in a day. We will hopefully have lunch figured out by then so PLEASE RSVP if you can make it if you want lunch. No RSVP, no lunch.

Once we have an idea who can make it we’ll decide on who can ride bikes out, walk out or be dropped off/picked up on the trails. It will be a 9am start.

If you can’t make it out but wish to help, donating to our crew’s lunches would be awesome! Just hit the DONATE tab to the right and make a note that it’s for lunches in the comment section. We like to treat our volunteers well!

We’re looking forward to increasing sight visability and making things more safe for everyone!!

Cheers!

 

 

 

Jersey update

June 25th, 2021 by in Everything

After some communication issues Jerseys are coming within the next few weeks! Sorry about the delay….

J 🙂

2021 Waivers and other stuff

June 19th, 2021 by in Everything

Hello all, I realize it’s been awhile but now that things are opening up a bit I thought I should update and catch up on some “Admin” work.

I have totally lapsed on getting TVG insurance waivers done. Our insurance premium was paid a month ago and I just got distracted. If you are riding as part of a TVG group or doing work out in DCF please try to get a waiver signed. It’s handy to have it done regardless…

Here is the link…

https://imbacanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/imba_canada_insurance-program-generalliability.pdf

Exciting that our equipment trailer has been on order and should arrive in July…this is soooo exciting I can’t even begin to explain. So thank you again to all our awesome supporters. This could of never happened with out all your generosity.

As things begin to open up and comfort levels settle in we will start posting rides on the TVG site again always adhering to the current guidelines. Likely July.

As most of you have now heard, lots of neat things going on…MOC is going to reopen as a trail centre soon. These trails have been closed to the public, except for the odd event, for over 20 years. The TVG crew was asked to come in and has been discovering, clearing, and building a complete network of trails out there over the past few weeks. This is a whole other post so I’ll update as things progress and they announce the opening date. It’s been such a great experience rediscovering lost trails and building new ones in true TVG style. Stay tuned….

I hope everyone has been well and I look forward to seeing you out there!

 

Jersey post “glitches”

May 14th, 2021 by in Everything

Ok, the “glitch” was me! If you are interested in the Jersey post please refresh the TVG site for a more accurate post on the Jersey’s. Just a few changes in details….sorry about that.

Something Fun for Spring…New TVG Jersey design!!

May 14th, 2021 by in Everything

 

We have been working with our in-house artist (yeh Kathy!) and have come up with a new TVG Jersey design. It has been submitted to the company we have used in the past, Apogee, and is ready to go.

We are choosing Apogee again as they are a Canadian company (Montreal) and we have had all our other Jerseys from them. I cannot say enough about the quality of their jerseys. I still wear the original one that Tyler designed over 10 (?) years ago. No pulls or fading and most importantly, no funky smell! And I’ve worn this a lot! Yep, we could have them done cheaper, but we’re more interested in producing a Jersey of top quality that we will have for years to come.

The Jerseys will be $98 including tax and shipping. How to order? As we have done before use the DONATE tab. It will take you to PayPal. In the notes please include your name, sex, and size. The Jerseys are gender specific (M&F), have a front 1/4 zip, are a “relaxed fit” (not Sausage Suit fit) and do not have pockets on the back. For sizing examples…I am a L, Karen is an XS, Chris S. is a XL, Kathy is a M, and Ed is a XXL (mainly ’cause of his height),

And here’s what we have come up with….we wanted something bright and fun, but not too loud. We feel it incorporates what we love about riding and brings in both the day and night elements of our sport (and helps during Hunting seasons :0 ).We hope you think it’s cool. We will be taking orders up until May 28th and anyone at all can order from anywhere.

http://www.teamvango.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/TVG21Jersey-Final.pdf

Something fun on a cold, damp day….

April 30th, 2021 by in Everything

Hi all, I rarely do this (pass on youtube vids) but Karen and I saw this last night and it was great to keep you laughing and smiling!

Also gives you yet another reason to keep on enjoying the outdoor lifestyle….like we needed another one!

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhfipv8LXRg

 

DCF Hunting

April 27th, 2021 by in Everything
Attention Forest Users…Hunting.
It’s Turkey hunting season for the next month. What does that mean…it means that hunters will be present in the Main Tract Monday to Saturday (no firearm discharge permitted by Mulmur on Sundays, just Bow hunting). There are no boundaries to speak of so just keep your head up as they also can be in camo. And wear bright colours….and make noise so they have a chance of knowing you are in the area.
For more details head here….it may help clarify things a bit. I recommend when you see them, politely ask them if they are aware that there are recreational trails and users in the Forest as well. Stay safe….

Trailer Funding Drive Goal Achieved…and then some!

April 24th, 2021 by in Everything

Wow!

We had a busy few days. Eric & Shawna, a group donation from Chris and the Staff at Mansfield Skiways, Karen, Ann, Michael, John, Dean, Mark, Rodrigo, Isabel, Donna, Michael, Richard, Wendy, Nicola & Sean, Andrew, Louis and  Steve all flooded in donations to more than get us to our target.

We are now actually over what we had set out to raise. The extra funds will be put to good use. We had not factored in $ for things like shelving, equipment hooks, cabinets, storage boxes & organizers, “trailer security” (locks and GPS locater) and we want to build a workstation in the V-nose for equipment service. We also want to professionally “sticker” the trailer which we can now afford to do and we can now also add in the 6″ extended height which will be greatly appreciated by everyone over 5’11” !  This trailer will be everything it needs to be and will most certainly make everything we do much more efficient.

If anyone is still interested in donating, there are always other options we can continue to add.

This was the collective effort of over 90 people, two Bike Shops, and members from other Clubs (thanks to the members of SCMBC, Caledon Cycle, CORC and others…). Thank you all so much for believing and supporting what we strive to do. We are very flattered to have this much support from our community and a heartfelt “Thank you” goes out to everyone of you.  The trailer is now on order and as it’s a custom build should be here by early summer.

This has been a dream of ours for years.

 

Day 16 Funding Update

April 21st, 2021 by in Everything

Janet & Rose, Wendy, Nicola & Sean, Andy & Margaret, Steve, Ben and Peter all combined pitched in another $550 over the last few days.

So, that puts us within $350 of our goal. I now know for sure this is going to happen.

I can’t tell you how much easier this is going to make everything trail related. Even the time alone of next year having to organize, fill out contracts, pay for and pick up and return the rental trailer for the Snow Dog will be no longer. Don’t get me wrong…I’m not complaining. We do all this because we love it and believe in what we do. And when we see this many people believing in it and supporting it as well it is astounding and motivates us even more to deliver based on the support.

Dufferin Tourism reminder April 20th 7pm

April 19th, 2021 by in Everything

Just a reminder about tomorrow night’s info session with DC’s Terrilyn from Tourism. It will be opened up for discussion so lots of opportunity to discuss what Cycling and other elements of Tourism assets mean to you. We can then see how this relates to the DC Tourism Plan. We can check in to what the future may hold for Cyclists and Trails. See you tomorrow night!

https://dufferincounty-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtcu2rpzkiEtVm6T0Xh1d8Enb2L1z4HokX

 

Weekend Funding Update…getting closer :)

April 18th, 2021 by in Everything

What a great weekend on the trails…the “Old Coot Reroute” (I can’t really just call it that as there were young backs out helping as well…thank goodness! But it has a cool ring to it!) is starting to pack in. The final couple of corners are still a bit loose but it’s coming along well. After the rain the trails were in great shape and at that perfect “tacky” point. So good…

Clyde, Brian, Glenn. John, Eric & Brian all showed their support and we are now within $900 of our goal. Wow…this is going to happen! Its really quite overwhelming. Thanks as always to everyone who has supported this so far. We are well ahead of schedule and expectations.