Calif. Trails & Greenways Webinar series

A 10-event webinar series brings California Trails and Greenways to you.

 

 

Announcing… the California Trails and Greenways Webinar Series
Today would have been the first day of California Trails and Greenways 2020. We hope you are staying safe, healthy, and happy. While we wish we were connecting in person, it is the perfect day to announce some big news. Thanks to our partnership with American Trails, the participating presenters, and the Federal Highway Administration, we are bringing 10 sessions directly to YOU with the California Trails and Greenways Webinar Series!

And… Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the webinars are FREE of charge and INCLUDE professional learning credits. The webinars will also be available for download.

The series kicks off Thursday April 23rd with Tech on the Trail: Engaging Kids on Hiking Trails Using Technology and continues through July. We’re still finalizing details, so check our website for updates or look for email alerts. If you are interested in more training opportunities, we encourage you to check out more of the Advancing Trails Webinars from American Trails.

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Trail etiquette after rains

Trail etiquette after rains

With the recent rains, and more that will come, PLEASE be respectful of the trails and park rules, and don’t ride in muddy conditions.

2019 Trails conference recap

2019 Trails conference recap

Held in April in San Diego, the 2019 Trails and Greenways Conference was a great experience. Thank you for sending me there along with Steve and Brad.

I learned that trails should have a maximum slope of 15 percent. That means for 100 feet of trail, the rise or descent should not be more than 15 feet. I think we all can agree this is not the case for many of our local trails, raising the need for constant trail work. So I thank you in advance for all your help keeping the trails sustainable.\

I also learned that if we want new trails, we need to join forces with other user groups like runners, hikers and equestrians. If we can all get behind building something new, we will have a better chance of achieving it.

 

I like the idea of adding trails to the old dump site best, and the idea of having camping at Irvine Lake. If we can win the support of high school running and cycling teams, I believe officials will be more likely to listen.

 

On the U.S. National Forest and California State Parks levels, SHARE is looking to join forces with other advocacy groups to form a statewide trails collation. With IMBA operating at the national level, by the time the rules get to California we just change them. It’s time to join forces and let Sacramento know we need more trails.

 

We also learned some great trail work techniques at the Trails and Greenways Conference. Water bars are a thing of the past; we will be building knicks, swells and dips from now on.

 

My other goal for SHARE is to become a better communicator in the mountain bike community, using email to push information out and keeping the website up to date with upcoming activities.

 

In an effort to help others get involved with us, I recommend that we create an email for each SHARE park Trail Boss. We could use generic park names that forward to each Trail Boss or Info@sharemtb.com. Example: Santiagoaoks@SHAREMTB.com would forward to me. This would go inline with adding park rangers’ emails to the website.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jon Kearley

Trail Boss, Santiago Oaks Regional Park

SHARE Mountain Bike Club

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SHARE Poker ride 5/18/2019 in Oaks

SHARE Poker ride 5/18/2019 in Oaks

At the SHARE Poker Ride you will enjoy the fantastic Santiago Oaks Regional Park trails, make new friends, sip tasty beverages, and win prizes on Saturday May 18th at 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. Remember, all SHARE members get the $10 lunch and beverages for FREE!  Join now

Pedal Industries has donated a SHARE logo’ed race-day bag for the raffle, buy one HERE as well!

 

A historic victory in Congress for mountain bikers!

A historic victory in Congress for mountain bikers!

House and Senate Passed the Public Lands Package

We did it! YOU did it! The House has passed the public lands package by a margin of 363-62, following the Senate’s vote of 92-8 and will now be sent on to the POTUS for a final signature of approval.

Important Win!

This win is an important victory for mountain bikers and everyone who loves getting outside. While much of the bill does not directly impact Orange County’s mountain bike trails, the bill has great protections and enhanced opportunities for mountain bike trails in areas throughout the US and creates more than 1.3 million acres of new wilderness in the western US and California.. Bottom line, the bill funds programs directly and indirectly supporting mountain biking. This historic package includes permanent re-authorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to support recreation, including mountain bike projects across the country, and the Every Kid Outdoors Act to get all fourth graders outside.  Your SHARE membership helped make it happen by reaching out to your lawmakers time and again over the past several months. Thanks for getting the public lands package across the finish line.

More about the public lands package and how to contact your representatives is here