Posted on January 25, 2014 by sharemtb
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!
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!
Filed under: IMBA, Irvine Ranch Open Space, Laguna Canyon Foundation, New Trail, OC Parks, SHARE, Trail Work, Trails, volunteer | Leave a comment »
Posted on December 4, 2013 by sharemtb
Trail Work Day! Rabbit Run re-route
Join SHARE and IRC for a morning in the Irvine Ranch Open Space as we reroute a section of the Rabbit Run trail. We will be closing down an unsustainable section of trail and replacing it with a new alignment that will be lighter on the land and more enjoyable for users.
Sign-up Required: Click Here
- Date: Sat, 12/07/2013
- Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Where: Irvine Open Space Preserve
- Category: Trail Work
- Difficulty Rating: 3
- Minimum Age: 16
The day’s work will include about a 2 mile round trip hike in & out of the work site, vegetation trimming, dirt work (bench cut construction) and planting in the old trail line. No previous trail work experience necessary … just the desire to work outdoors and get dirty! All tools & gloves will be provided. Please wear sturdy work shoes or boots, long pants, sun protection, & a hat.
Filed under: Irvine Ranch Conservancy, Irvine Ranch Open Space, SHARE, Trail Work, Trails | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 25, 2013 by sharemtb
Come join the fun. Trail Work Day Sunday October 27.
SHARE Mountain Bike Club is having a trail work day to do brushing, tread work and trash pickup. The Irvine Coast Trail parallels San Diego Creek on the north side.
- When: Sunday October 27 @ 8 am
- Where: Park on Bayview Way near the intersection of Jamboree and Bayview Way in Newport Beach. Bayview Way is one block south of Bristol on Jamboree. See map. Look for the SHARE Mountain Bike Trailer.
- What: We will be working on the Irvine Coast Trail in Newport Beach. This short stretch of trail is used by equestrians, mountain bikers and hikers and is in need of some TLC. The trail needs brushing, tread work, and trash pick up.
- Time: 8 am to 10:30 am
For information call Brad Larkins @ 949 887-8913 or email Sharemtb@gmail.com
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Posted on July 18, 2013 by sharemtb
SHARE Attends IMBA South West Region Summit
SHARE board members attended the 2013 IMBA South West Summit in Idyllwild in early June which was attended over 100 participants. SHARE joined mountain bike clubs from all over southern California including several partner IMBA chapter clubs. Visit these clubs websites below.
The summit allowed mountain bike clubs to interact with key land managers including representatives from OC parks. Presentations included:
- IMBA mountain bike certification program
- Trail advocacy and design
- IMBA Chapter program
- IMBA’s new super cool mapping program
- Bike Park justification and design
- The SoCal Cycling League
The summit also featured plenty of epic rides led by local members of Idyllwild Cycling and The Hub Bike Shop.
Patrick Kell, the IMBA Southwest Regional Director was successful at focusing participants on being One Unified Voice for Mountain Biking and Having Fun.
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Posted on May 29, 2013 by sharemtb
SHARE Mountain Bike Camp Trip
June 14 – June 16 @ 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. We are organizing several rides over the weekend featuring beginner, intermediate and advanced rides out of the campground.
- Check-in: 2:00 pm – June 14, 2013
- Check-out: 1:00 pm – Sunday June 16, 2013
- 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.
- Details: Camp sites are #120-130 exc 123, total 10. Limit 6 people and 2 cars per site.
Signup: email firstname.lastname@example.org
SHARE IT! Ride IT!
Filed under: Camping, Event, Membership, New Trail, Trails | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 16, 2013 by sharemtb
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.
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.
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.
Filed under: Crystal Cove State Park, REI, SHARE, Trail Work, Trails, volunteer | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 21, 2013 by sharemtb
2013 OC Trail Work Season in Full Swing
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.
Santiago Oaks Regional Park – Saturday – February 9
Join SHARE mtb and IMBA on Saturday, February 9th for some much needed trail work in Santiago Oaks Regional Park (SORP) . We will be working on the Chutes Ridgeline and will be meeting at 8:30 am at the SORP Ranger Station where parking is free for volunteers. The parks are beautiful right now and the soil is perfect for maintaining our trails.
- Trail Work Day: Santiago Oaks Regional Park
- What: Chutes Ridgeline
- Date: Saturday February 9
- Time: 8:30 am to noon(ish)
- Location: SORP Ranger Station (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.
Filed under: Laguna Canyon Foundation, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, OC Parks, Santiago Oaks, SHARE, Trail Work, Trails, Uncategorized, volunteer | Leave a comment »
Posted on December 12, 2012 by sharemtb
Trail Work Day in Santiago Oaks Regional Park this Sunday
It is trail work time in Orange County – time to get dirty and have fun. We have an opportunity this weekend to complete habitat restoration along the fine trails in Santiago Oaks Regional Park.
- Date: Sunday, December 16
- Time: 8:30 – 12:00
- Where: Meet at Park HQ, 2145 N. Windes Drive, Orange
- What: Native Planting along trails to restore habitat
- Bring: Sturdy shoes, work gloves, hat, snacks and water.
Please feel free to ride to the work site or ride after the project. You may want to explore the fine trails in Santiago Oaks Regional Park.
Free parking at the park HQ. Tell them you are there for the trail work.
Please RSVP to SHAREmtb@gmail.com
Filed under: IMBA, OC Parks, Santiago Oaks, Trail Work, Trails, Uncategorized | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 30, 2012 by sharemtb
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!
Filed under: Laguna Canyon Foundation, REI, SHARE, Trail Work, Trails, volunteer | Leave a comment »