• 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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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

 

SHARE Mountain Bike Camp Trip – sign up now!

SHARE Mountain Bike Camp Trip

June 6 – June 8 @ Hurkey Creek Campground in Idyllwild.

Come join the fun with SHARE Mountain Bike Club of Orange County at our annual camp out. This year, we are camping at Hurkey Creek in idyllwild, CA. This beautiful wooded campground is at over 5000 feet and features miles of trails to still explore even after last years fire.

Register Here

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Details
  • Check-in:  2:00 pm – June 6, 2014
  • Check-out: 1:00 pm – Sunday June 8, 2014
  • Cost: $20 per person
  • Location: 56375 HIGHWAY 74, MOUNTAIN CENTER CA 9256. (951) 659-2050
  • Campground Information: http://www.rivcoparks.org/parks/hurkey/hurkey-creek/
  • Bring:  food and drink except meat entree for Saturday dinner and a side dish, salad, or dessert to share
  • Details: Camp sites are #120-130 exc 123, total 10.  Limit 6 people and 2 cars per site.
  • Registration
Sign up soon as registration will close as soon as we fill up.

 

2014 SHARE/IMBA Poker Ride – Register Now! Saturday May 17th

2014 SHARE/IMBA Poker Ride

Don’t Miss The Fun! Register Now. Remember, grand prizes are Ultra Cool New Belgium Brewing Cruzer and Niner Singlespeed “Frankenstein” Mountain Bike.

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. Great raffle prizes from our great sponsors: New Belgium Brewing, REI, The Path, Two Wheels One Planet, Rock & Road Cyclery, Over the Hump, Non Dot, Jax, Shimano, and Zoic. 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 

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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! Tons of raffle prizes from our sponsors: REI, The Path, Two Wheels One Planet, Rock & Road Cyclery, Over the Hump, Non Dot, Jax, Shimano, and Zoic.

Grand prizes are Ultra Cool New Belgium Brewing Cruzer and Niner Singlespeed “Frankenstein” Mountain Bike.

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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

SHARE Mountain Bike Camp Trip June 6 – 8 @ Hurkey Creek

SHARE Mountain Bike Camp Trip

June 6 – June 8 @ Hurkey Creek Campground in Idyllwild.

Come join the fun with SHARE Mountain Bike Club of Orange County at our annual camp out. This year, we are camping at Hurkey Creek in idyllwild, CA. This beautiful wooded campground is at over 5000 feet and features miles of trails to still explore even after last years fire.

Register Here

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Details
  • Check-in:  2:00 pm – June 6, 2014
  • Check-out: 1:00 pm – Sunday June 8, 2014
  • Cost: $20 per person
  • Location: 56375 HIGHWAY 74, MOUNTAIN CENTER CA 9256. (951) 659-2050
  • Campground Information: http://www.rivcoparks.org/parks/hurkey/hurkey-creek/
  • Bring:  food and drink except meat entree for Saturday dinner and a side dish, salad, or dessert to share
  • Details: Camp sites are #120-130 exc 123, total 10.  Limit 6 people and 2 cars per site.
  • Registration
Sign up soon as registration will close as soon as we fill up.

 

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

Trail Work Day – San Onofre SP – Saturday March 15

OMG It Finally Rained in OC #2

The rain has finally arrived and allowed SHARE Mtb to schedule some great trail work events.

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Join SHARE Mountain Bike Club volunteers as we work on Parcel #1, also known as the San Clemente Single Tracks, in San Onofre State Park

  • When: Saturday, March 15th. 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Where: Meet near the San Clemente Dog Park (Steed Park) at the end of La Pata. We will hike or ride into the work site.
  • What: Work on trails in the San Clemente Single Tracks including removal of unapproved jumps
  • RSVP: If you would like to volunteer please email us at SHAREMTB@gmail.com
  • What: Please have a hat, sturdy shoes and water. SHARE will provide tools

Click here for location

Prepare to get dirty!

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Trail Work Day – Santiago Oaks – Saturday March 8

OMG! It finally rained in OC

The rain has finally arrived and allowed SHARE Mtb to schedule some great trail work events.

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Join SHARE Mountain Bike Club volunteers as we work on Chutes Ridgeline trail in Santiago Oaks Wilderness Park.

  • When: Saturday, March 8th. 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Where: Meet in Irvine Regional Park Lot # 3. We will ride or hike on Roadrunner Loop to the work site (bottom of Chutes Ridgeline)
  • What: Work on Chutes Ridgeline and Cactus if we have enough volunteers and time
  • RSVP: If you would like to volunteer please email us at SHAREMTB@gmail.com or visit SHARE’s Facebook page to let us know you are coming
  • What: Please have a hat, sturdy shoes and water. SHARE will provide tools.

Prepare to get dirty!

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2014 SHARE Board

Congratulations to the 2014 SHARE Board

The 2014 Elections have been finalized and the results are completed:

  • Steve Larson, President
  • Paul Miller, Vise President
  • Ken Rands, Treasurer
  • Brad Larkins, Secretary

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From left to right: Paul, Steve, Ken and Brad

Steve Larson – President

SHARE President for the past two year, previously Steve has been also been the SHARE Secretary 3 years and has been a SHARE member over 10 years. Steve is a tireless contributor to improving trails and mountain biking throughout Orange County and was the key contributor in making the IMBA and SHARE partnership a reality. Steve and his wife Carolyn reside in Huntington Beach

Paul Miller – Vice President

Former SHARE President for 3 years and Vice President for 5 years and Park Representative for 8 years (Peters Canyon and Santiago Oaks Regional Park). Paul has been instrumental in increasing the visibility of SHARE in the MTB community and in the county parks. Paul can be seen navigating his single speed rigid mountain bike on father/daughter rides with Liberty.

Ken Rands - Treasurer

SHARE treasurer for the 6 years and SHARE member for 12, Ken also serves as the SHARE park representative for Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park where he was recognized as an outstanding volunteer by OC Parks in 2012. Ken can be seen nearly every weekend leading volunteers in trail work and supporting mountain bike events.

Brad Larkins – Secretary

SHARE Secretary for the past two year. Brad has been involved as SHARE park representative for both Laguna Canyon Wilderness Park and  Crystal Cove State Park an was awarded the Golden Poppy award by the State of California for being an outstanding volunteerism. Brad has authored SHARE’s  grants that has significantly contributed to the construction of new trails and habitat restoration in both county and state parks in Orange County. Brad and his wife Chris reside in Newport Beach.

2014 SHARE / IMBA Jersey – Order Now!

The 2014 SHARE / IMBA Club Jerseys!

Orders Closed. 

2014 SHARE Jersey

New SHARE / IMBA club jerseys are in the works. These amazing super high quality jerseys are being manufactured by IMBA Partner Primal Ware and are a very good deal for SHARE members at only $50.

These jerseys reflect SHARE’s new affiliation with IMBA. Order Cutoff is February 10th

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This year the Club is offering two styles of jerseys

  • Standard sport cut, short raglan sleeve, 3 rear pocket Jersey
  • Down Hill 3/4 sleeve loose fit Jersey

Details and Features – Sport Cut

  • Primal Ware
  • Men’s Sport Cut, Short Sleeve, Raglan Sleeve
  • Elastic Option – Sleeve: Sleeve – Elastic
  • Elastic Option – Waist: Waist – Elastic
  • Fabric Option: SpeedPro
  • Pocket Option: 3 Rear Straight Pockets
  • Stitch Option: Traditional Stitch
  • Zipper Option: YKK Full Hidde
  • Sizes: xs, s, m, l, xl, 2xl, 3xl, 4xl (sport cut sizes run small)
  • $50.00
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Details and Features – Down Hill Jersey

  • Primal Ware
  • Downhill 3/4 Sleeve Jersey, Loose Fit
  • Elastic Option – Sleeve: Sleeve – None
  • Elastic Option – Waist: Waist – None
  • Fabric Option: SpeedPro
  • Pocket Option: No Pockets
  • Stitch Option: Traditional Stitch
  • Sizes: xs, s, m, l, xl, 2xl, 3xl, 4xl  (sizes run large)
  • $50.00

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Get Both! Click here to order. Include name, contact information, style, and size in the email to stuff.sharemtb@gmail.com

Great Opportunity to help reopen Emerald Canyon Trail!!! February 1

Exciting Trail Work Day to Reopen Emerald Canyon Trail

SHARE/IMBA members have a great opportunity to assist OC Parks in reopening this trail is coming up! On February 1st, our partners OC Parks, LCF and IRC are having a trail work day to clear vegetation through out this area to prepare for the placement of a bridge.

RSVPs are a must! Click Here to RSVP

If you’re a OC MTB rider than  you are  probably familiar with the Emerald Canyon Trail below the BVD and Old Emerald trail intersections that are known as “The Trail To Nowhere”.  This hidden gem is one of the most beautiful trails in Laguna Beach, and goes through an incredibly diverse and beautiful range of habitat.

Unfortunately, a couple of years ago, heavy rains completely washed out a 60 foot portion of the trail leaving behind  a gully that is close to 30 feet deep, and 60 feet wide! Well the opportunity to assist OC Parks in reopening this trail is coming up! On February 1st we will be working to clear vegetation through out this area to prepare for the placement of a new bridge over the gully. Please volunteer on this day and be part of the reopening of Emerald Canyon Trail!

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 Details: Emerald Canyon Trail Work Day

  • Saturday, February 1st
  • 9:00-1:00 pm
  • Tools, water and snacks provided
  • Meet at the junction of Emerald Canyon and Old Emerald Trail (Not Old Emerald Falls aka BVD)
  •  No shuttling available so you will need to ride in (fun!) or hike in (about 3 miles). It is at the bottom of Old Emerald Trails in Emerald Canyon. Please check the map for trails from either Dartmoor or Big Bend)
  • SHARE/IMBA people that want to ride. We will meet and leave at 8:30 am at Ridge Park Trail Head and ride to the Trailwork Site.

RSVPs are a must! Click Here to RSVP

When you get there, tell them you are with SHARE/IMBA. We look forward to seeing you there!

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