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    • Rwanda 50 Mile Ride April 26, 2014 at 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakey Headquarters SHARE: Volunteers Needed! Info: http://sharemtb.com/2014/01/23/ 8th-annual-50-mile-ride-to-be-the-biggest-yet-april-26/
    • SHARE Poker Ride May 17, 2014 at 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Santiago Oaks Regional Park, Orange, CA, United States Information TBD
    • IMBA World Summit August 21, 2014 at 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Steamboat Springs, CO, United States http://www.imba.com/news/steamboat-springs-world-summit
    • IMBA World Summit August 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm – 12:00 am Steamboat Springs, CO, United States http://www.imba.com/news/steamboat-springs-world-summit
    • IMBA World Summit August 23, 2014 at 10:00 pm – 7:00 am Steamboat Springs, CO, United States http://www.imba.com/news/steamboat-springs-world-summit
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2014 SHARE/IMBA Poker Ride – May 17th

2014 SHARE/IMBA Poker Ride

Join SHARE Mountain Bike Club of Orange County for a super fun Mountain Bike Ride and Party! This is an opportunity to enjoy the fantastic trails in Santiago Oaks, make new friends, sip some tasty beverages, and enjoy the riding and outdoors. The 2014 SHARE/IMBA Poker Ride is on Saturday May 17th at 8:30 am in Santiago Oaks Regional Park. Ride is $25 for all participants. Post ride lunch and beverages is $10 (free for SHARE/IMBA members). Parking is at Irvine Regional Park Only. Registration now open!

Register Here 

2013 Poker Ride

Be Part of the Fun! Ride Hard, Get Dirty, Win Prizes, and Meet New Friends!

The SHARE Mountain Bike Poker Ride is a very fun event that has been run annually for over 15 years. The event raises critically needed money sponsoring trail work and wilderness restoration projects throughout Orange County. There will be a great post ride raffle, lunch and a wide selection of fine beverages from our sponsor New Belgium Brewing Company!

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Registration

If you haven’t renewed your IMBA/SHARE membership yet, this is a great time to do it. IMBA/SHARE members get the post ride lunch and beverages for free!

Ride is $25 of all participants. Lunch is $10 (includes two beverages). Pre-register on-line at Eventbrite.com  CLICK HERE

Again, lunch is FREE for SHARE/IMBA Members.

Volunteers Needed

We do need volunteers to make this a success, if you would like to help please let us know. Email us at Sharemtb@gmail.com

Support Our Local Bike Shops!

Support Our Local Bike Shops!

SHARE/IMBA believes strongly in supporting our Local Bike Shops. The Path Bike Shop and Two Wheels One Planet are great SHARE/IMBA partners. Here is a few fun local bike shop events coming up soon.

Two Wheels One Planet

The Path Bike Shop

The Path Bike Shop Anniversary Celebrations. The Path is  having big parties at each shop on each one’s anniversary date. Activities going on all day, but the main party will be from 5pm to 10pm.

2013 SHARE Poker Ride

2013 SHARE Mountain Bike Poker Ride was a success.

Share Mountain Bike wishes to than all the participants, vendors, and volunteers that participated in the 2013 Poker Ride.

2013 Share Poker Ride Overview

2013 was one of the biggest Share Mountain Bike Club Poker Rides ever! What a great way to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. We had 126 participants and 26 volunteers and 10 great partners / vendors.

This year was great ride, great fun, great food, great beer, and great prizes.

First, a thanks to all our volunteers: Kevin, Danny, Bob, Christine, Edward, Colin, Freddy, Mark, Jeremy, Dave, Phil, Reed, Barry, Margo, Sonomi, Bao, Lynn, Carolyn, Chris, Keith, Jim, Loren, Steve, Carolyn, Paul, and Brad. We could not do this event without you. Great job!

Second, thanks to all our great partners.

Third, thanks to the 126 participants in making the 2013 Poker Ride a wonderful event. Share Mountain Bike Club is a 100% volunteer organization. 100% of the money raised will be used to improve the trail systems and parks and to improve and enhance the mountain bike experience in Orange County.

Check out the 2013 SHARE Poker Ride photo album

 

2013 SHARE/IMBA Poker Ride on May 18th!

2013 SHARE/IMBA Poker Ride

Join SHARE Mountain Bike Club of Orange County in celebrating our club’s 25th year and  celebrating our first year of being Orange County’s IMBA chapter mountain bike club. The 2013 SHARE/IMBA Poker Ride is on May 18th at 8 am in Santiago Oaks Regional Park. Ride is $25 for all participants. Post ride lunch and beverages is $10 (free for SHARE/IMBA members). Registration now open!

Register Here

2013 Poker Ride

Be Part of the Fun! Ride Hard, Get Dirty, Win Prizes, and Meet New Friends!

The SHARE Mountain Bike Poker Ride is a very fun event that has been run annually for over 15 years. The event raises critically needed money sponsoring trail work and wilderness restoration projects throughout Orange County. There will be a great post ride raffle, lunch and a wide selection of fine beverages from our sponsor New Belgium Brewing Company!

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Registration

If you haven’t renewed your IMBA/SHARE membership yet, this is a great time to do it. IMBA/SHARE members get the post ride lunch and beverages for free!

Ride is $25 of all participants. Lunch is $10 (includes two beverages). Pre-register on-line at Active.com (No day of event registration). Register at: http://www.active.com/cycling/orange-ca/santiago-oaks-poker-ride-2013

Again, lunch is FREE for Members. Late Fee $5 after May 12.

Volunteers Needed

We do need volunteers to make this a success, if you would like to help please let us know. Email us at Sharemtb@gmail.com

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Trail Work – Saturday March 30th @ 8 am

2013 OC Trail Work Season in Full Swing

The weather is perfect and Spring wild flowers are starting to bloom. Please join OC Parks and IMBA/SHARE Mountain Bike Club for Trail Work in Orange County. We will be completing much needed trail work in our local Orange County parks.

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Laguna  Coast Wilderness Park – Saturday – March 30

Join us on Saturday, March 9th for some much needed trail work in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. We will be working on Old Emerald and Old Emerald Falls (BVD) doing some brushing and tread work. We will be meeting at 8:00 am at the Big Bend Parking Area (parking free for volunteers) on Laguna Canyon Road (see link below).

Bring: Sturdy shoes, hat and water, we will supply the tools. We will hike or ride up to the trail work location.
We should be done by 12:00 noon in time for you to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
We do need you to RSVP so we know make sure we have enough tools and equipment for everyone, so please let us know if you are coming.

Summary

  • Trail Work Day: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
  • What: Old Emerald and Old Emerald Falls (BVD)
  • Date: Saturday March 30
  • Time: 8:00 am to noon(ish)
  • Location: Big Bend Parking Area (parking free for volunteers) on Laguna Canyon Road (see link above)
  • Parking free

Please RSVP: SHAREMTB@gmail.com

Special Benefit for Being a Trail Work Volunteer

Don’t  forget our volunteers get this special offer for helping out.

At DirtBaggies, they understand great trails don’t maintain  themselves. Please come and invest some sweat equity in the land. DirtBaggies will reward your involvement by offering a 20% discount ($50 value) on their wonderfully comfortable, hyper-ventilated, made in SoCal, made for SoCal, baggy-bib MTB shorts.

Dirtbaggies Info

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2013 SHARE/IMBA Poker Ride @ Santiago Oaks Regional Park – May 18

2013 SHARE/IMBA Poker Ride @ SORP

Join SHARE in celebrating our club’s 25th year and  celebrating our first year of being Orange County’s IMBA chapter mountain bike club. The 2013 SHARE/IMBA Poker Ride is on May 18th @ 8 am in Santiago Oaks Regional Park. Ride is $25 for all participants. Post ride lunch and beverages is $10 (free for SHARE/IMBA members). Registration now open! Click link below.

Register Here

2013 Poker Ride

Be Part of the Fun!

Ride Hard, Get Dirty, Win Prizes, and Meet New Friends!

The SHARE Mountain Bike Poker Ride is a very fun event that has been run annually for over 15 years. The event raises critically needed money sponsoring trail work and wilderness restoration projects throughout Orange County. There will be a great post ride raffle, lunch and a wide selection of fine beverages from our sponsor New Belgium Brewing Company!

new%20belgium%20logo

Registration

If you haven’t renewed your IMBA/SHARE membership yet, this is a great time to do it. IMBA/SHARE members get the post ride lunch and beverages for free!

Ride is $25 of all participants. Lunch is $10 (includes two beverages). Pre-register on-line at Active.com (No day of event registration). Register at: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2088237

Again, lunch is FREE for Members. Late Fee $5 after May 12.

Volunteers Needed

We do need volunteers to make this a success, if you would like to help please let us know. Email us at Sharemtb@gmail.com

May 19th – 2012 SHAREMTB Poker Ride @ Santiago Oaks Regional Park

Be Part of the Fun! Ride Hard, Get Dirty, Win Prizes, and Meet New Friends!

The SHARE Mountain Bike Poker Ride is a very very fun event that has been run annually for over 15 years. The event has raised critically needed money sponsoring trail work and wilderness restoration projects throughout Orange County.

Registration Tips

By the way, if you haven’t renewed your membership yet, this is a great time to do it. SHARE members get a super special rate. All participants, pre-register on-line at Active.com. No day of event registration!  The prices will be the same as last year. $10 for Members, $30 for Non-Members, $40 for New Members. Lunch is $10 (includes two beverages). Fees go up $5 after May 13th.

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Volunteers Needed

We do need volunteers to make this a success, if you would like to help please let us know. Email us at Sharemtb@gmail.com

Wickedly Fun!

Aliso Woods Canyon Wilderness Park Bridge – Progress

Share Mountain Bike Club in partnership with OC Parks is constructing a bridge at Wood Canyon and Coyote Run trail intersection.

On February 12, ten SHARE members were joined by OC Park staff and over 15 additional community volunteers to install the main support components of the new Coyote Run bridge.

SHARE is planning additional volunteer days to complete the bridge. Work is expected to be completed in March or April as decking and railing is installed and the trail is improved to allow optimal access to the bridge. Additional habitat restoration is also in planning.

 Each telephone pole weighed over 1000 pounds. The entire crew worked hard and cheers erupted as the last component was dropped into place.  

 

Work continues reinforcing the creek sides to ensure the bridge is built to last…

Project manager, Ken Rands from Share Mountain Bike Club, pounding re-bar as anxious mountain bikers look forward to using the new bridge.

The new bridge is part of a generous 2012 REI stewardship grant benefiting OC Parks.

Location:  Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park (AWCWP) at the intersection of Wood Canyon Trail and Coyote Run trail.

If you want to help out, send an email to SHAREmtb@gmail.com 

We Need You! Trail Work Day – New Bridge – Sunday February 12

Trail Work Day in Aliso Woods Canyon Wilderness Park Sunday February 12 – building the bridge at Coyote Run

Hello SHARE Members and Friends. We need you! We will be constructing a new bridge on upper end of the Coyote Run trail as part of the SHARE 2012 REI stewardship grant benefiting OC Parks. Time to get dirty, lift some heavy timber, do some constuction, and have a great time.

  • Date:  Sunday, February 12
  • Location:  Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park (AWCWP)
  • Time:  8:00am to 1:00pm
  • Bring: gloves, sturdy shoes, water and lot’s of enthusiasm
  • Task:  Build a Bridge
  • Grub:  Served at noon complements of Share Mountain Bike Club
  • More info needed?  Contact SHAREMTB@gmail.com or contact Ken Rands 949 6360345

Map of Location

Preparation has begun!

See you there

 

Please RSVP to SHAREmtb@gmail.com

 

IMBA Trail Care Crew Event – Success!

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Trail Care Crew Event on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 – Wrapup

Thanks to the International Mountain Bike Association, and especially IMBA trail care crew Morgan and Steve Lommele,  for bringing together the various Orange County mountain bike communities and land managers for two days of discussion and learning.

As part of the recent Trail Care Crew visit to Laguna Beach, IMBA partnered with Hans Rey, the Laguna Canyon Foundation, Share and other area riders to assess many of the existing legacy trails and provide feedback on how to make the trails more sustainable while at times maintaining their gravity-oriented character. After our Trailbuilding School, local riders expressed their desire to work with land managers to decommission some of their unsustainable fall-line trails and create fun, flowy, sustainable singletrack as part of a larger system of multi-use, multi-skill trails. This two-way partnership between land managers and riders is critical to success.

IMBA hosted a Club Care presentation and a screening of the movie Pedal Driven that brought together local bike industry leaders from Crank Brothers and SDG Components; pro mountain bikers like Hans Rey, Brian Lopes, and Richie Schley; club leaders from Share; and leadership from the Laguna Canyon Foundation.

Just the fact that these guys all broke bread together was enough to get the movement started.

Here is what IMBA had to say about the state of Mountain Biking in OC. “From the 70 TCC visits we’ve had in two years, Laguna is probably the best-suited to build a world-class mountain bike destination: stunning terrain and scenery, open space, industry leaders, pro riders, a sustainable club, willing partners in local land managers, and a passionate community of mountain bike advocates. It’s just a matter of channeling all of that positive opportunity into a cohesive, long-term movement, which Laguna is on the verge of doing.”

 

Morgan presenting trail work design training.

Steve and Morgan, See you later!  Thanks for a great time.

 

Thanks to Hans Rey, Crank Brothers, and the Laguna Canyon Foundation for hosting a productive and fun weekend.

 

 

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