• Upcoming Events

    • Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day October 5, 2014 at 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Irvine Regional Park, Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA, United Sta tes Pre-registration is required is required for this free event @ https://takeakidmtbdayoc.webconnex.com/signup2014 See the highlights from last years @ http://youtu.be/sH_WIsD_K0Q
    • SHARE MTB Board Meeting October 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm REI, 2962 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA, United States In the REI Community Room. Monthly board meeting. Guests welcom e.
    • OC Parks Poker Ride October 11, 2014 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, United States http://letsgooutside.org/activities/2014/10/11/whiting-ranch-po ker-ride-2014
    • OC Classic Mtb Race October 18, 2014 at 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Caspers Wilderness Park Info @ http://nondotadventures.com/
    • The Path Bike Shop Anniversary October 25, 2014 at 8:00 am – 2:00 pm The Path Bike Shop - Live Oak, 30555 Trabuco Canyon Rd #102, Tra buco Canyon, CA, United States The Path Bike Shop is having an anniversary party at the Live O ak shop including group rides, food, and demo bikes
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OC Parks Poker Ride – October 11

OC Parks Poker Ride 2014

Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park on October 11

Last year, over 500 happy faces filled Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park for the 2013 OC Parks Poker Ride.The event is back this year on October 11. This is a premier OC Mountain Bike event.  OC Parks and Oakley invite you to ride the trails and test your luck at the Whiting Ranch Poker Ride! Participants will ride their mountain bike through an adventurous course of trails, navigating their way through checkpoints along the way. Overall ride is roughly 7 miles with 700 feet of climbing. After hitting all the checkpoints, riders will be dealt a poker hand to compete for awesome Oakley and Cygolite prizes and a Jax complete MTB awarded for the best hand! Following the ride, a mountain bike expo, including SHARE Mtb, will be set up at the Glenn Ranch staging area. Food will also be available for purchase.

Limited space available, pre-registration is required.

Event Information

  • When: October 11, 2014
  • Time: 8:00 am to 1:oo pm
  • Where: Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
  • Register
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Gallery from 2014

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SHARE Booth

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Checkpoint #3 at Four Corners

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Checkpoint #2 at the intersection of Borrago and Mustard

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Riders coming up the trail

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The trail map

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Event sweep crew from SHARE and the local HS mountain bike team

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Check Point #4

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Post Ride Event Expo

Ride Like A Kid #8 – Mountain Bike Ride – October 5

IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on Sunday October 5

Join SHARE/IMBA members for the 2014 Ride Like A KID #8

The event is massive this year. Last year we have over 150 kids. There are rides for every level of rider… from training wheels to an advanced mountain bike ride featuring single track. After the rides there is a BBQ and tons of prizes for the kids. This is a premier mountain bike event in Orange County.

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Update: 2014 Ride Like A KID #8 is now closed. SHARE/IMBA recommends you still take a kid out on your own mountain bike ride on Sunday October 5. Parks such as Aliso and Wood Canyon or Peters Canyon County Parks are great locations for kids.

Information

  • Sunday October 5, 2014 at 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Irvine Regional Park – 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange – Group Lot #2
  • Super fun family mountain bike event for all levels of riders. Great rides and great post ride event with BBQ, games, and huge raffle.
  • Registration is required
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18th Annual Trails4All Inner-coastal Cleanup – Success!

18th Annual Trails4All Inner-coastal Cleanup

The Trails-4-All, SHARE/IMBA, Warriors Society Inner-coastal Cleanup on September 20 in Trabuco Canyon was attended by over 180 volunteers and collected tons of trash. This was an amazing turnout to cleanup and protect the environment. This popular mountain bike trail head and access point is a nature preserve. Volunteers of all ages collected trash up the canyon.

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More Pictures on SHARE’s FB site

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 Your efforts throughout the years have made a tremendous difference.

Crystal Cove State Park – Mountain Bike Patrol

Crystal Cove State Park – Volunteer Recognition Event

The mountain bike patrol program, originally formed by SHARE Mtb Club over 10 years ago, is coordinated by the State Park Service as a volunteers in the park program.

Last weekend, Crystal Cove State Park (CCSP) hosted a Volunteer Recognition party. The members of the CCSP Trail Assistant Volunteer Program attended wearing their new Trail Assistant Volunteer jerseys made possible by a generous donation from SHARE Mountain Bike Club and produced by IMBA Industry partner Primal Ware.

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The Trail Assistant Volunteer Program currently consists of 37 dedicated volunteers partnering with California State Park personnel, to assist, educate and inform all back country trail users. Assist all trail users in order to enhance their recreational back country experience. Educate trail users of CCSP information and rules. Inform California State Park personnel concerning back country conditions and emergencies. Each volunteer typically has one four hour shift per month to go out and ride the trails they love.

Congratulations to Steve

Congratulations to our current President and TAV Steve Larson on receiving the California Poppy Award for exemplary volunteer service to the California State Parks. The award was announced at the 2014 Crystal Cove State Park Volunteer Recognition Party.

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Steve and spouse Carolyn accepting the award

Winter Bonnin, California State Park Interpretive Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator said, “Steve has really made a difference in the back country trail network at Crystal Cove State Park”.

The California Poppy Award is the highest award given to California State Park volunteers. The award says, “Thank you for your genuine passion, enthusiasm and dedication to the back country trail program and to the SHARE Mountain Bike at Crystal Cove State Park. California State Parks extends its heartfelt gratitude.” Great job Steve!

Congratulations to Robin

Congratulations to past President and TAV Robin Lemonds on receiving the 2000 hour recognition. Robin is a common sight in the CCSP backcountry maintaining the network of popular trails and recently led an on going effort to remove miles of barb wire in the back country. Great job Robin!

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Robin leading CCSP Mountain Bike Patrol Members to be super!

Skyline Trail – Trail Work Day – Big Bear

Skyline Trail – Trail Work Day – September – SHARE was there!

Several SHARE Mountain Bike Club members volunteered with the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation on a trail work day building the Skyline Trail in Big Bear on Saturday September 13.

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Skyline Trail Description

Learn about the Skyline Trail on MTBPROJECT.COM

The Skyline Trail is a collaboration of the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation and the US Forest Service. It’s the first new single track in Big Bear in 20 years, and offers users an alternative to the highly used dirt roads near the top of Snow Summit in the Big Bear Lake area. This cross country single track has stunning views of Mt. San Gorgonio and travels through rock outcroppings and ponderosa pine forests at close to 8,000 feet of elevation. How long is Skyline? As of last year, the Skyline Trail is 8.5 miles one way, from the junction of 2N10/2N06 on the east end to where it finally crosses over 2N10 again on the west end. Several miles where added this summer.

Learn more about the Skyline Trail building process and be part of future trail work days click here

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Skyline Trail in Big Bear California

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18th Annual Trails4All Inner-coastal Cleanup & California Coastal Cleanup at Trabuco Canyon

Join Trails-4-All, SHARE/IMBA, and The Warriors Society at Trabuco Canyon Live Oak Canyon Road at Trabuco Creek for the 18th Annual Inner-Coastal & Watershed Clean-up Day. Fun stewardship event for all ages.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER  20, 2014

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Details

  • Sign-up at 8:00 AM
  • Work day begins at 9:00AM
  • Where: End of Trabuco Creek Road (dirt) at Trabuco Canyon Road (also called Live Oak).
  • What to bring:  gloves, water, study shoes, long pants. We also need pickup trucks to carry the trash to dumpsters in O’Neill Park.
  • Information: Call Jim Meyer at 310-344-9229

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 Your efforts throughout the years have made a tremendous difference.

OC Parks has many other locations throughout Orange County to volunteer. For locations Click Here

Emerald Canyon Train in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park – Open

Thank You Irvine Ranch Conservancy and OC Parks

Emerald Canyon “Trail to Nowhere” has been re-opened

With the help of non-profit organizations, members of the public and community groups, OC Parks has re-opened the Emerald Canyon Trail. The trail was closed due to extensive damage sustained after heavy rains in 2010. The trail reconstruction included constructing a 60-foot bridge over a landslide area.

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New 60′ Bridge

The project was a partnership between OC Parks, as the land owner, and Irvine Ranch Conservancy and Laguna Canyon Foundation, as non-profit support groups focused on the protection and preservation of the open space. Working together with community groups such as SHARE Mountain Bike Club and other volunteers from the public, the challenging project made constant progress over a six-month period.

Initial restoration work began on Emerald Canyon back in January. The most challenging step prior to opening the trail was to complete the construction of an additional bridge over a deep gully created by the storm damage. More than 1,500 bridge components were either hand-carried along the single-track trail or hauled by a powered wheelbarrow approximately ¾ mile to the bridge location.

Once at the work-site, the components had to be partially assembled and then hoisted across the gully on a suspended cable system. The final assembled bridge weighs in at just over 10,000 pounds, and is capable of handling equestrians and light maintenance equipment loads of up to 4,000 pounds.

Vegetation along the closed trail was overgrown and needed to be heavily trimmed, to create a final width of 36 inches. Crews also elevated the trail in sections that needed a natural drain to channel runoff away from the trail surface. A wooden bridge was constructed over a large section of trail that had eroded away.

This Emerald Canyon trail follows the bottom of Emerald Canyon in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and is one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Orange County. SHARE highly recommends this trail.

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Emerald Falls (BVD) trail leading into Emerald Canyon

 

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