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    • 18th Annual Inner Coastal Clean up September 20, 2014 at 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Trabuco Creek Rd, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679, USA Please join the Warrior's Society and SHARE for our annual effo rt to remove trash from the Trabuco Creek drainage. What to bring: glove s, water, study shoes, long pants. We also need pickup trucks to carry t he trash to dumpsters in O'Neill Park. Your efforts throughout the years have made a tremendous difference.
    • 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
    • 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/
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Crystal Cove State Park – Mountain Bike Patrol

Crystal Cove State Park – Volunteer Recognition Event

The mountain bike patrol program, originally formed by SHARE Mtb Club over 10 years ago, is coordinated by the State Park Service as a volunteers in the park program.

Last weekend, Crystal Cove State Park (CCSP) hosted a Volunteer Recognition party. The members of the CCSP Trail Assistant Volunteer Program attended wearing their new Trail Assistant Volunteer jerseys made possible by a generous donation from SHARE Mountain Bike Club and produced by IMBA Industry partner Primal Ware.

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The Trail Assistant Volunteer Program currently consists of 37 dedicated volunteers partnering with California State Park personnel, to assist, educate and inform all back country trail users. Assist all trail users in order to enhance their recreational back country experience. Educate trail users of CCSP information and rules. Inform California State Park personnel concerning back country conditions and emergencies. Each volunteer typically has one four hour shift per month to go out and ride the trails they love.

Congratulations to Steve

Congratulations to our current President and TAV Steve Larson on receiving the California Poppy Award for exemplary volunteer service to the California State Parks. The award was announced at the 2014 Crystal Cove State Park Volunteer Recognition Party.

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Steve and spouse Carolyn accepting the award

Winter Bonnin, California State Park Interpretive Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator said, “Steve has really made a difference in the back country trail network at Crystal Cove State Park”.

The California Poppy Award is the highest award given to California State Park volunteers. The award says, “Thank you for your genuine passion, enthusiasm and dedication to the back country trail program and to the SHARE Mountain Bike at Crystal Cove State Park. California State Parks extends its heartfelt gratitude.” Great job Steve!

Congratulations to Robin

Congratulations to past President and TAV Robin Lemonds on receiving the 2000 hour recognition. Robin is a common sight in the CCSP backcountry maintaining the network of popular trails and recently led an on going effort to remove miles of barb wire in the back country. Great job Robin!

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Robin leading CCSP Mountain Bike Patrol Members to be super!

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.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER  20, 2014

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Details

  • 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

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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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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8th Annual 50 Mile Ride to be the Biggest Yet – April 26

The 50 Mile for Ride for Rwanda

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One of the premier mountain bike events in Orange County and will be held on Saturday April 26, 2014.  We expect over 1000 fun-loving and adventurous mountain bikers to join this year’s event.  SHARE is a proud supporter of this event and many of our members ride and volunteer for the event. 

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Rwanda Ride

Click Here to Register

This year’s event will again start and finish at the Oakley World Headquarters in Foothill Ranch CA.  Routes could include trails through O’Neill Park, Caspers Park, Tijeras Creek and Arroyo Trabuco.  After they finish, riders and their friends and family stick around at Oakley for the post-ride party, BBQ and gourmet food trucks, live band and huge raffle prize drawing.  Event sponsors have already donated over $20,000 in prizes.  For more information and to register for the event, please visit www.50mileride.com .  For more information about the ride’s beneficiaries, visit www.worldbicyclerelief.org and www.teamrwandacycling.org .

 The Ride

The Rwanda Ride appeals to advanced and novice riders alike.  The event is a “ride” not a race.  Event organizers have only three goals: rider fun, rider safety, and to raise lots of money for Rwandan causes.  Three different route options are available:  the signature 50 mile route, a shorter but still challenging 25+ mile route, and a 10 mile route suitable for casual mountain bikers.  Riders participate for a lot of reasons: some for the challenge of riding further on a mountain bike than ever before, some because they love the Rwanda cause, some for the fun of sharing an epic day with their best riding buddies.  To date, the ride has raised over $430,000 for Rwanda causes.

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What this Benefits?

The 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda supports two non-profits:  World Bicycle Relief and Team Rwanda Cycling.  World Bicycle Relief is transforming individuals and their communities through the Power of Bicycles; they envision a world where distance no longer prevents access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity.  With over 130,000 bicycles in the field and more than 800 field mechanics trained, World Bicycle Relief is changing lives across Africa and Southeast Asia.  World Bicycle Relief (WBR) has assembly facilities in six African countries and bikes on the ground in 13 countries across Africa and Southeast Asia.

The Rwanda Ride also supports Team Rwanda Cycling.  Team Rwanda Cycling is a story about redemption, hope, and second chances.  Tom Ritchey, renowned mountain bike industry pioneer, founded Project Rwanda in 2005 after visiting Rwanda and being inspired by both the people and the beauty.  In addition to crafting cargo bicycles for Rwandan coffee growers, Tom recruited his long-time friend and cycling legend Jock Boyer to identify, coach, and mentor young men who would become Rwanda’s first National Cycling Team.  The mission of Team Rwanda Cycling is to search for and develop young Rwandan talent to empower, enable and inspire not just individuals but families, communities and a nation through cycling.  One of the team’s original members, Adrien Nyonshuti, became Rwanda’s first Olympian to compete in the Mountain Bike event in London in 2012.

Link to photo gallery

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Trail Work on Sunday at 8 am

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.

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  • 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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Whiting Ranch Poker Ride 2013

Wow, OC Parks does it again with a great event!  

Over 500 happy faces filled Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park for the 2013 OC Parks Poker Ride.

Participants rode through Whiting Ranch as part of the second annual Poker Ride event presented by Orange County Parks. Orange County Parks, in partnership with Oakley, presented the event that featured more than 500 participants on Oct. 12 event.  Men and women of all ages challenged themselves on trails leading to poker checkpoints along the way. Riders received their poker hand at the finish line and the best poker hands were awarded prizes from Oakley and Jax Bicycle Center. SHARE/IMBA had a booth at the event and SHARE/IMBA volunteers supported riders and stations. Thanks to all our volunteers this year.

Pictures from the event

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Checkpoint #3 at Four Corners

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Checkpoint #2 at the intersection of Borrago and Mustard

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Riders coming up the trail

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This years map

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

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Check Point #4

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Great prizes from co-sponsor Oakley and Jax Bicycles

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