• 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

2013 Whiting PR 1


2013 Whiting PR 2

Checkpoint #3 at Four Corners

2013 Whiting PR 3

Checkpoint #2 at the intersection of Borrago and Mustard

2013 Whiting PR 4

Riders coming up the trail

2013 Whiting PR 5

The trail map

2013 Whiting PR 6

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

2013 Whiting PR 8

Check Point #4

2013 Whiting PR 9


Post Ride Event Expo

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.





More Pictures on SHARE’s FB site

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 Your efforts throughout the years have made a tremendous difference.

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.


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


Skyline Trail in Big Bear California


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.




  • 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.


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.


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

  • 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.



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


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