OVERVIEW & HISTORY
SHARE Mountain Bike Club is a non-profit, IMBA affiliated, organization dedicated to promoting responsible mountain biking.
SHARE was founded in 1988 in an effort to Present Mountain Biking in a positive light to the management of Crystal Cove State Park. It was a spinoff of a club called Del’s Angels and the famous Tuesday night rides in Crystal Cove State Park. The focus was then, as it is now, on advocacy through trail work and education.
SHARE members made up the first Orange County trail assistance programs (TAV) which has grown into some of the largest programs in the US.
Early on SHARE formed an alliance and partnership with the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA), which continues today with SHARE being the local IMBA chapter club in Orange County.
We organize local trail work days and partner with local land managers to build new trails and protect trail access. Our trail maintenance programs are focused on the local State and County parks but we also help with work and events in the Cleveland National Forest. We open up dialog between land managers and trail users to find out what we can do to keep parks and trails open for mountain biking.
We support local mountain bike events and maintain the trails we love to ride. We don’t just work though, we ride too! We are hooking up with other groups in the Orange County area for some epic rides for all levels from novice to expert. In the spring we have our annual SHARE poker ride a and we have club camping trips to great riding areas. Join us in giving something back to the land and having a great time too.
We are committed promoting responsible riding and supporting local trail assistant volunteer programs. Not only are we doing the physical labor of rebuilding the damaged trails but we’re working toward a better informed trail user who will help keep the impact to a minimum.
We are the local IMBA chapter club. Join us to protect the trails we love. Here in Orange County, mountain bikers are constantly facing the threat of park and trail closure because of the impact we have on the land we use. All trail use causes erosion but due to the sheer numbers of mountain bikers using our trails we must be especially sensitive to the issue. By joining SHARE you will be doing your part to help restore and preserve our State and County parks.