Posted on September 28, 2014 by sharemtb
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.
- When: October 11, 2014
- Time: 8:00 am to 1:oo pm
- Where: Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
- Event Flyer
Gallery from 2014
Checkpoint #3 at Four Corners
Checkpoint #2 at the intersection of Borrago and Mustard
Riders coming up the trail
The trail map
Event sweep crew from SHARE and the local HS mountain bike team
Check Point #4
Post Ride Event Expo
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Posted on January 4, 2014 by sharemtb
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
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
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Posted on April 29, 2013 by sharemtb
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!
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!
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.
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
Filed under: Membership, Non Race Event, OC Parks, Partner, Poker Ride, REI, ride, Santiago Oaks, Uncategorized | 1 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 | 1 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
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Posted on November 15, 2012 by sharemtb
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.
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Posted on October 19, 2012 by sharemtb
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.
Great benefits from both clubs!
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