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    • Trail Work - Earth Day in Crystal Cove State Park April 19, 2014 at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Ridge Park Trail Head in Newport Beach Join SHARE Volunteers for this special day of trail work. We wi ll be continuing our barb wire removal project and brushing trails though o ut park.
    • 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
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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

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

Trail Work Day in Crystal Cove State Park on April 20

Trail Work Day in Crystal Cove State Park

Come celebrate EARTH DAY! SHARE mountain bike club needs your help on Saturday April 20. SHARE will be removing barb wire fencing along popular trails in Crystal Cove State Park. This year, SHARE was a recipient of a grant from REI supporting projects in Orange County. This project is supported by REI’s grant.

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When: Saturday April 20 from 8 am to 1 pm

Where: Crystal Cove State Park.  Meet at Ridge Park at the end of the cul-de-sac.

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What: Remove barbed wire along popular trails in CCSP.

Wear: long pants, long sleeve shirt, and work shoes. We will be working in the brush.

Please RSVP so we have enough tools and equipment for everyone.

RSVP:  SHAREMTB@gmail.com

Special Presentation – November 5 – Mountain Biking in the Swiss and Austrian Alps

Every other month, SHARE Mountain Bike Club has had special presentations as part of it’s monthly meeting. This month, we are excited to present: Mountain Biking in the Swiss and Austrian Alps.

The SHARE November Meeting will feature a special event with Drew Lazenby which will present a slide show and answer questions concerning his epic mountain bike adventure through the Swiss and Austrian Alps. The presentation starts at 6:30 pm on Monday November 5th located at the REI in Tustin in the community room.

 

 

Be there!

Special Presentation: The Durango to Moab Hut to Hut Mountain Bike Epic Ride

Durango to Moab Mountain Bike Epic Ride

Join SHARE for a special evening presentation by SHARE member Gregg Howard.

In June of 2005 SHARE member Gregg Howard (OMR) and 4 other riders mountain biked from Durango to Moab. Traveling on the famous San Juan Hut to Hut system, they completed the 242 mile journey in 7 days and 6 nights. Gregg has put together a slide presentation of that trip that details their daily travels. From the stunning San Juan Mountains,  across the arid plains to the magnificent La Sal Mountains and finally down into Moab, the pictures tell a story of a epic mountain biking trip that is available today for those that love adventure.

You will want to definitely put this on your bucket list.

Details

When: Monday August 6 @ 6:30 PM

Where: REI Tustin located at 2962 El Camino Real, Tustin. Presentation is in the Community room

Information: http://www.sharemtb.com

Our monthly meeting will take place after the presentation. You are all welcome to attend.

Look forward to seeing you there!

National Trails Day Saturday June 2nd

Trail Work Event!

We have a great event coming up Saturday. SHARE is partnering with the Laguna Canyon Foundation and REI for REI’s National Trails Day event.

What: Trail Work Day
When: Saturday June 2nd @ 8 am to noon
Where: Laguna Coast Wilderness Dilly Parking which is located 1/4 mile north of the 73 freeway on the east side of Laguna Canyon Road. Look for the SHARE trailer!
What: Rehabilitate some trails and remove invasive plants.

Working with REI is always a treat. They provide lunch and then throw in an highly valued REI volunteer shirt. These shirts have become so popular  that some say National Trails day is all about the trails and the REI shirt. There is a different design each year.

For information and Registration click here or call REI Huntington Beach at 714.379.1938. Registration is required through REI.

Thank you and I hope to see you there for some trail work, good food, good company, and of course….the shirt!

         

We Need You! Trail Work Day – AWCWP – Sunday April 1st

Hello SHARE Members and Friends.

We need you! The Bridge in Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park on the upper end of the Coyote Run trail is nearing completion. We are beginning the work on restoring the trail on both sides of the new bridge. This is one of the numberous trailwork days that is part of the 2012 SHARE 2012 REI stewardship grant benefiting OC Parks. Again, time to get dirty moving some dirt and building a trail.

  • Date:  Sunday, April 1st
  • Location:  Aliso and Woods Canyon Wilderness Park (AWCWP)
  • Time:  8:00am to noon
  • Bring: gloves, sturdy shoes, water and lot’s of enthusiasm
  • Task:  Trail Work and Moving Dirt
  • More info needed?  Contact SHAREMTB@gmail.com or contact Ken Rands 949 6360345

Pictures of the new bridge.

Join SHARE for a Special Presentation – Mountain Biking in Africa

SHARE Mountain Bike Club is honored to have a special presentation by Steve Lopushinsky

Mountain Biking in Africa

Monday March 5 at REI in Tustin at 6:30 pm

As we mentioned in last month’s newsletter on we are fortunate to have Steve Lopushinsky give our club a private viewing of his mountain bike trips to Africa. As a professional photographer since 1981, Steve has been recognized many times by his peers for the images he creates and his work is displayed with pride in homes throughout the United States, as his clients have flown him from coast to coast and beyond. Steve is a highly recognized professional photographer and an avid mountain biker. For the past three years, he has combined these two passions as the photographer for the annual Tour de Tuli bike ride fundraiser through 220 miles of wilderness in South Africa. Funds raised from this ride benefit the nonprofit organization Children In The Wilder-ness.

Join SHARE Mountain Bike Club on Monday March 5th at 6:30 PM at REI in Tustin located at 29 2962 El Camino Real, Tustin.

The SHARE Meeting and this special presentation will be in the REI Community room.

See you there!

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 

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