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Special Event: Single Track High – Monday January 6th

SHARE is a proud supporter of the SoCal High School Cycling League

There are currently 450 high school students throughout the state of California participating in this National Interscholastic Cycling Federation affiliated mountain bike racing leagues. These young men and women represent the future of our sport.

For More information about the SoCal High School Cycling League including donations or volunteers, go to SoCal High School Cycling League

Special Presentation

SHARE Mountain Bike Club will be presenting a video entitled “Single Track High” which is the story of the High School Mountain Bike teams in Northern California.

  • Where: REI Tustin in the community room
  • When: 6:30 pm
  • Date: Monday January 6th

Single Track High

“At the age of 16, many American kids trade in two wheels for four. Trusty steeds that once gave them freedom to explore on weekends now collect dust in the garage. For a growing number of high school students in California, however, two wheels don’t get dusty, they get dirty. Their lives continue to revolve around weekend rides, but now those rides have a finish line. This film follows six mountain bike student athletes through the 2012 season.

To donate or volunteer click at these links:  National Interscholastic Cycling Federation and/or the SoCal High School Cycling League

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

SHARE Trail Work Opportunities – February 9

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.

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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.

Summary

  • 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.

Dirtbaggies Info

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Trail Work Day – Santiago Oaks Regional Park – Sunday Dec. 16

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

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Trail Work Day: Native Plant Restoration in Whiting Ranch on Saturday November 17

SHARE Trail Work Day

Please join OC Parks and SHARE Mountain Bike Club for Native Plant Restoration at Whiting Ranch. This will be a fun day improving our local wilderness preserve.

  • When: Saturday November 17 at 9:00 am to noon.
  • Reservation: please email John.Gump@ocparks.com that you are attending
  • Information: Ranger John Gump @ (949) 923-2245
  • Meeting Place: bottom of Cattle Pond Loop (near the end of Borrego where it meets Mustard Road). Feel free to hike or ride in by 9:00 am, help us out for a few hours (we should be done by noon) and then finish your hike or ride.
  • Note: No previous experience is needed, just a positive attitude and a willingness to help. Please bring gloves, water, snack, sunscreen/hat for yourself and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty in (please wear shoes not sandals). We will provide the plants and the tools.

FYI: Currently there is only a slight 10%-20% chance of rain predicted between Thursday-Saturday. If we do get significant rain, and the park is closed we will cancel this activity.

IMBA and SHARE have joined forces in Orange County

SHARE is now the official International Mountain Bike Association Charter Club in Orange County. IMBA and SHARE have joined forces to promote mountain biking in Orange County. IMBA Chapter Program features joint memberships that allow individuals to join IMBA and SHARE with single membership. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions.

Join IMBA / Join SHARE

Great benefits from both clubs!

2012 SHARE POKER RIDE WAS A SUCCESS!

The 2012 Share Mountain Bike Poker Ride was a tremendous success. Participants enjoyed a perfect day riding the trails in Santiago Oaks Regional Park.

Below is an assortment of photos from the event. The ride raised over $1,000 to directly support Santiago Oaks Regional Park and trail work projects throughout Orange County benefitting the mountain bike community.

Thank you to all participants, volunteers, and sponsors. You all made this a special day. Please join us next year for this epic event.

The Poker Ride post ride event featured sponsors booths, food, drinks, and lots of prizes.

Great riding on over 17 miles of trails

Riders found the roving station! Some say not an easy task.

Lots of friends out riding…

Maybe make a new friend or two!

Lots of friendly volunteers.

Helpful adult beverage server with an assortment from our friends New Belgium Brewing Company

New SHARE President Steve acting as MC

Everyone was jealous of the winner of the sweet New Belgium Brewing Bike

Come next year!

Share Mountain Bike in the Community

OC Parks Adventure Day

Share Mountain Bike Club of Orange County hosted a table at the OC Park Adventure Day in Orange County. This event on April 14 was held in Caspers County Park and  featured a fun-filled day of musical entertainment, guided hikes, raffles, hiking and camping clinics, OC Register Wildflower Photo Contest and mountain bike rides led by SHARE. Look for it next year.

REI Bike Days

During the month of April, Share Mountain Bike Club hosted a table at the REI Bike Days at both the Huntington Beach and Tustin Stores. SHARE members shared information to REI customers on places to ride in Orange County, mountain bike riding tips and riding safety and responsible mountain bike riding. SHARE Mountain Bike and REI are close partners supporting both outdoor adventure activities and stewardship.

 

2012 California Trails Conference

Share Mountain Bike Club was There!

Following the conference Trails4All hosted an event at Malibu Creek State Park to promote shared trail use between equestrians, hikers, and mountain bikers.  The event was well attended by all three groups.  SHARE and CORBA members were present as well as other California MTB groups.  After a short discussion about sharing trails,  riders and hikers left in two groups for a tour of the park including a stop at the location where M.A.S.H was filmed.  The rides also featured a new shared use trail that had previously been off limits to mountain bikers.  The trail had been modified with some “pinch points” to encourage mountain bikers to travel at a safe speed.

After the ride everyone got together to give input about the new trail and to discuss the technique of using pinch points for speed control.

We would like to thank Jim Meyer from Trails4All for hosting this event and for all the work he does to promote responsible trail use.

Special thanks to Share Mountain Bike member and past president Robin Lemonds for attending and reporting on this event.

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May 19th – 2012 SHAREMTB Poker Ride @ Santiago Oaks Regional Park

Be Part of the Fun! Ride Hard, Get Dirty, Win Prizes, and Meet New Friends!

The SHARE Mountain Bike Poker Ride is a very very fun event that has been run annually for over 15 years. The event has raised critically needed money sponsoring trail work and wilderness restoration projects throughout Orange County.

Registration Tips

By the way, if you haven’t renewed your membership yet, this is a great time to do it. SHARE members get a super special rate. All participants, pre-register on-line at Active.com. No day of event registration!  The prices will be the same as last year. $10 for Members, $30 for Non-Members, $40 for New Members. Lunch is $10 (includes two beverages). Fees go up $5 after May 13th.

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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

Wickedly Fun!

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