• Upcoming Events

    • Ron Sawicki Memorial/Celebration Ride July 26, 2014 at 8:00 am – 9:30 am Irvine Regional Park Please join family and friends of Ron Sawicki as we celebrate h is life and legacy with the mountain bike community. Following a gathering with friends and family, we will all ride together for an easy loop around the parks. Further details to follow.
    • SHARE Mtb Board Meeting August 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm REI Tustin Community Room
    • Skyline Trail Work August 9, 2014 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Big Bear Lake, CA, United States Information and RSVP @ http://trailsfoundation.org/trailworkday schedule/
    • 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

8th Annual 50 Mile Ride to be the Biggest Yet – April 26

The 50 Mile for Ride for Rwanda

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One of the premier mountain bike events in Orange County and will be held on Saturday April 26, 2014.  We expect over 1000 fun-loving and adventurous mountain bikers to join this year’s event.  SHARE is a proud supporter of this event and many of our members ride and volunteer for the event. 

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Rwanda Ride

Click Here to Register

This year’s event will again start and finish at the Oakley World Headquarters in Foothill Ranch CA.  Routes could include trails through O’Neill Park, Caspers Park, Tijeras Creek and Arroyo Trabuco.  After they finish, riders and their friends and family stick around at Oakley for the post-ride party, BBQ and gourmet food trucks, live band and huge raffle prize drawing.  Event sponsors have already donated over $20,000 in prizes.  For more information and to register for the event, please visit www.50mileride.com .  For more information about the ride’s beneficiaries, visit www.worldbicyclerelief.org and www.teamrwandacycling.org .

 The Ride

The Rwanda Ride appeals to advanced and novice riders alike.  The event is a “ride” not a race.  Event organizers have only three goals: rider fun, rider safety, and to raise lots of money for Rwandan causes.  Three different route options are available:  the signature 50 mile route, a shorter but still challenging 25+ mile route, and a 10 mile route suitable for casual mountain bikers.  Riders participate for a lot of reasons: some for the challenge of riding further on a mountain bike than ever before, some because they love the Rwanda cause, some for the fun of sharing an epic day with their best riding buddies.  To date, the ride has raised over $430,000 for Rwanda causes.

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What this Benefits?

The 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda supports two non-profits:  World Bicycle Relief and Team Rwanda Cycling.  World Bicycle Relief is transforming individuals and their communities through the Power of Bicycles; they envision a world where distance no longer prevents access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity.  With over 130,000 bicycles in the field and more than 800 field mechanics trained, World Bicycle Relief is changing lives across Africa and Southeast Asia.  World Bicycle Relief (WBR) has assembly facilities in six African countries and bikes on the ground in 13 countries across Africa and Southeast Asia.

The Rwanda Ride also supports Team Rwanda Cycling.  Team Rwanda Cycling is a story about redemption, hope, and second chances.  Tom Ritchey, renowned mountain bike industry pioneer, founded Project Rwanda in 2005 after visiting Rwanda and being inspired by both the people and the beauty.  In addition to crafting cargo bicycles for Rwandan coffee growers, Tom recruited his long-time friend and cycling legend Jock Boyer to identify, coach, and mentor young men who would become Rwanda’s first National Cycling Team.  The mission of Team Rwanda Cycling is to search for and develop young Rwandan talent to empower, enable and inspire not just individuals but families, communities and a nation through cycling.  One of the team’s original members, Adrien Nyonshuti, became Rwanda’s first Olympian to compete in the Mountain Bike event in London in 2012.

Link to photo gallery

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Ride Like A Kid #7 – Mountain Bike Ride – October 5

Join SHARE/IMBA members for the 2013 Ride Like A KID #7 Event!

IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day this Saturday! Super fun event. Sign up now.

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This event grows every year. last year we have over 100 kids attend. 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.

Information

  • October 5, 2013 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.
  • Information

SHARE MTB / IMBA Events

Fall 2013 Events

Mark your mountain bike calendars and join SHAREMTB/IMBA this Fall ! Orange County has tons of fun mountain bike rides and stewardship events this fall.

17th Annual Inner-Coastal & Watershed Cleanup – Trails4All

  • September 21, 2013 at 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Trabuco Canyon
  • Join our friends with Trails4All for this annual event.
  • Info

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2013 Tour de Fat in San Diego

  • September 28, 2013 at 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Golden Hill Park 2590 Golden Hill Drive, San Diego
  • Our friends at the San Diego Mountain Bike Association are sponsoring the 2013 Tour de Fat on September 28. This event is major fun for any cyclist sponsored by New Belgium Brewing.
  • Information and Facebook

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Enduro Stuff Event – Orange County Mountain Bike Racing

  • September 29, 2013
  • O’Neill Regional Park
  • Race and post ride gathering at The Path
  • Information

Ride Like A Kid 7 (IMBA “Ride Like A Kid” Day)

  • October 5, 2013 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.
  • Information

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Whiting Poker Ride

  • October 12, 2013 at 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • This free event sponsored by OC Parks and Oakley at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park had over 500 riders last year. Prizes and post ride festival and raffle.
  • Information will soon be published

Trail Work: San Joaquin Trail

  • October 26, 2013 at 8:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Trail Work on San Joaquin Trail in Newport Beach. This local OC multi-use trail needs lots of brushing.
  • Information

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Family Night at Over The Hump – June 11

Over the Hump Race Series

SHARE love the Over the Hump Moutain Bike Race Series in Orange County at Irvine Lake. Join the gathering this Tuesday for Family Night at Over The Hump!  If you’ve never been to an OTH Race, this is the one to attend!  Bring the entire family for a fun filled night.

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Things going on:

  • Tiny Tikes Bikes n Trikes Race - Anyone riding 2, 3, or other wheels (ages up to 5 yrs old)
  • Face painting
  •  Two bounce houses
  • Rock Climbing wall
  • Baja Fresh will be onsite to fuel families with quesadillas, Churros, salads, and burritos. Don’t miss out…mark your calendar

Family Night Schedule:

  • 4:00 gates open
  • 5:15 Tikes & Trikes Race.
  • 5:30 Kids race (ages 6-8 and 9-11)
  • 6pm Adult race

More info at www.RaceOC.com link http://raceoc.com/2013/06/06/june-11-family-night-pulling-out-all-the-stops-at-irvine-lake/

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

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!

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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/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

2013 50 Mile Ride For Rwanda

50 Mile Ride Registration Now Open!

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SHARE has always been a big supporter of the 50 Mile Ride For Rwanda. Last year, SHARE volunteers supported one of the many aide stations and led the 10 mile ride option. This is a premiere event for Orange County mountain bikers.

Online registration is now open at https://50mileride.webconnex.com/registration2013

Details

Date: Saturday, April 27th 2013

Start / Finish: Cooks Corner, 19152 Santiago Canyon Rd., Trabuco Canyon CA

The Ride

This is a fundraising mountain bike ride – with an emphasis on FUN. The event features a choice of 50, 25 or 10 mile routes. Post-ride party and BBQ sponsored by Cook’s Corner. HUGE prize raffle – over $25,000 worth of cool stuff – donated by the generous sponsors. Plus massage therapists, bike expo and live music. Bring your friends and family to share in the fun!

The vision this year is to raise $100,000 this year for Rwanda, in support of World Bicycle Relief and Team Rwanda Cycling. This will be the 7th annual Rwanda Ride. The ride has raised over $320,000 for Rwanda so far – thanks to all the riders and generous sponsors.

See you all there!

Special Presentation: 2012 RAGBRAI at December Meeting

A Ride for Everyone’s “Bucket List”

December 3rd SHARE Meeting

SHARE members Robin Lemonds and Keith Eckstein will be presenting a special event at the SHARE meeting on December 3 at 6:30 pm. Robin, Keith and other riding partners completed the 2012 RAGBRAI Bicycle Ride and will be sharing pictures and their experiences from the ride.

The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa or RAGBRAI is an annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state of Iowa.  In the ride’s 41st year, over 10,000 cyclists attended RAGBRAI which is the oldest, largest and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the world.

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Where is Robin?

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