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    • Ron Sawicki Memorial/Celebration Ride July 26, 2014 at 8:00 am – 9:30 am Irvine Regional Park Please join family and friends of Ron Sawicki as we celebrate h is life and legacy with the mountain bike community. Following a gathering with friends and family, we will all ride together for an easy loop around the parks. Further details to follow.
    • SHARE Mtb Board Meeting August 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm REI Tustin Community Room
    • Skyline Trail Work August 9, 2014 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Big Bear Lake, CA, United States Information and RSVP @ http://trailsfoundation.org/trailworkday schedule/
    • IMBA World Summit August 21, 2014 at 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Steamboat Springs, CO, United States http://www.imba.com/news/steamboat-springs-world-summit
    • IMBA World Summit August 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm – 12:00 am Steamboat Springs, CO, United States http://www.imba.com/news/steamboat-springs-world-summit
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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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Habitat Restoration Work Day – February 22

SHARE/IMBA – Helping our partners the Laguna Canyon Foundation

Description

Come and join the Laguna Canyon Foundation on Saturday, February 22, from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm, as they build a loop trail, cast wildflower seeds, and plant native plants at the Big Bend Restoration Site. The LCF is reaching out to the mountain biking community since this is in a park that we enjoy while riding. The LCF needs a few hands to help us with the finishing touches of creating a park that is both a healthy habitat and an inviting place for local resident to come and relax. This restoration will entail the following activities: Digging 18” deep holes, planting 1-gallon plants, packing soil around plants, carrying mulch and supplies to planting sites, standing and kneeling repeatedly, hand-casting seed, tamping seed into the ground, trail construction, laying mulch over the trail,and various other activities related to planting seedlings.

Contact Person

Please contact Matthew Sutton, Restoration Coordinator for Laguna Canyon Foundation, to RSVP for this project. You can reach Matthew by phone at (310) 703-3341 or by email at Matt@Lagunacanyon.org.

Date and Time

February 22, 2014 at 9:00 am – 12:30pm. Please arrive 30 minutes early to accommodate our shuttling individuals from the parking lot to the restoration site.  We would like you to stay for the entire period to cut down on shuttling needs during the planting activity.

Location

Park at the Big Bend Staging Area off of Laguna Canyon Road, http://goo.gl/maps/sG13R . The Big Bend Staging Area is about a mile inland from the Laguna Beach coast. We will shuttle you from the staging area to the grassy field (our restoration site) located at 2875 Laguna Canyon Road (http://goo.gl/maps/dGxzg), which is about a quarter mile south of this parking area and on the opposite side of Laguna Canyon Road.

Requirements

Participants must be at least 15 years old. All minors must be accompanied by a parent. Participants must be physically fit and capable of an extended period of digging and bending down to place plants in the soil.

What to bring

Please wear boots or sturdy shoes, long-sleeved shirt, sturdy pants, clothing layers, gardening gloves, 32-ounce water bottle with water, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Other recommended items include work gloves, knee pads and a spade. If you have tools at home it would help us if you could bring a shovel, trowel, or metal rake (please see note below regarding tools request). The LCF will provide snacks and water.  We’ll provide tools and gloves but feel free to bring your own gear.

 

2014 SHARE Board

Congratulations to the 2014 SHARE Board

The 2014 Elections have been finalized and the results are completed:

  • Steve Larson, President
  • Paul Miller, Vise President
  • Ken Rands, Treasurer
  • Brad Larkins, Secretary

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From left to right: Paul, Steve, Ken and Brad

Steve Larson – President

SHARE President for the past two year, previously Steve has been also been the SHARE Secretary 3 years and has been a SHARE member over 10 years. Steve is a tireless contributor to improving trails and mountain biking throughout Orange County and was the key contributor in making the IMBA and SHARE partnership a reality. Steve and his wife Carolyn reside in Huntington Beach

Paul Miller – Vice President

Former SHARE President for 3 years and Vice President for 5 years and Park Representative for 8 years (Peters Canyon and Santiago Oaks Regional Park). Paul has been instrumental in increasing the visibility of SHARE in the MTB community and in the county parks. Paul can be seen navigating his single speed rigid mountain bike on father/daughter rides with Liberty.

Ken Rands - Treasurer

SHARE treasurer for the 6 years and SHARE member for 12, Ken also serves as the SHARE park representative for Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park where he was recognized as an outstanding volunteer by OC Parks in 2012. Ken can be seen nearly every weekend leading volunteers in trail work and supporting mountain bike events.

Brad Larkins – Secretary

SHARE Secretary for the past two year. Brad has been involved as SHARE park representative for both Laguna Canyon Wilderness Park and  Crystal Cove State Park an was awarded the Golden Poppy award by the State of California for being an outstanding volunteerism. Brad has authored SHARE’s  grants that has significantly contributed to the construction of new trails and habitat restoration in both county and state parks in Orange County. Brad and his wife Chris reside in Newport Beach.

2014 SHARE / IMBA Jersey – Order Now!

The 2014 SHARE / IMBA Club Jerseys!

Orders Closed. 

2014 SHARE Jersey

New SHARE / IMBA club jerseys are in the works. These amazing super high quality jerseys are being manufactured by IMBA Partner Primal Ware and are a very good deal for SHARE members at only $50.

These jerseys reflect SHARE’s new affiliation with IMBA. Order Cutoff is February 10th

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This year the Club is offering two styles of jerseys

  • Standard sport cut, short raglan sleeve, 3 rear pocket Jersey
  • Down Hill 3/4 sleeve loose fit Jersey

Details and Features – Sport Cut

  • Primal Ware
  • Men’s Sport Cut, Short Sleeve, Raglan Sleeve
  • Elastic Option – Sleeve: Sleeve – Elastic
  • Elastic Option – Waist: Waist – Elastic
  • Fabric Option: SpeedPro
  • Pocket Option: 3 Rear Straight Pockets
  • Stitch Option: Traditional Stitch
  • Zipper Option: YKK Full Hidde
  • Sizes: xs, s, m, l, xl, 2xl, 3xl, 4xl (sport cut sizes run small)
  • $50.00
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Details and Features – Down Hill Jersey

  • Primal Ware
  • Downhill 3/4 Sleeve Jersey, Loose Fit
  • Elastic Option – Sleeve: Sleeve – None
  • Elastic Option – Waist: Waist – None
  • Fabric Option: SpeedPro
  • Pocket Option: No Pockets
  • Stitch Option: Traditional Stitch
  • Sizes: xs, s, m, l, xl, 2xl, 3xl, 4xl  (sizes run large)
  • $50.00

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Get Both! Click here to order. Include name, contact information, style, and size in the email to stuff.sharemtb@gmail.com

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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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

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“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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