OC Tour de Cure 2012

As one of 83 cycling events in 43 states for diabetes, join over 250 riders as the OC Tour de Cure takes place this Saturday 9/29/12 in Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel. The fundraiser supports nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes through the American Diabetes Association.TdC 2012

There are 3 road and mountain routes to choose from, or bring both bikes and ride one of each! A bike corral will hold your extra bike while you are out riding.

Choices in distance vary from 6, 20, and 50-ish miles for the road, while mountain riders may choose from 5, 10, and 25 miles.

The start line is located at the LDS parking lot at 28291 Alicia Parkway, while the finish line and and Tour Village is located at the Wood Canyon Elementary School at 23431 Knollwood in Aliso Viejo.

Thank You!

With online registration now closed, the OC Tour de Cure passed its goal of $60,000 and is just shy of $1,400 of its new target of $80,000.

$80,000 target broken!

You may sponsor a rider, or make a direct donation to the event from the website.

Thank You!

Please be aware, and respect others on the trails, paths, and roads.

For additional information please e-mail Heather Erickson, or call 714-662-7940 ext. 7518.

Thanks for your great support!

SHARE MTB Poker Ride

Title: SHARE MTB Poker Ride
Location: Santiago Oaks
Link out: Click here
Description: Fundraising Ride for trail maintenance and wilderness restoration
Start Time: 08:00
Date: 2012-05-19

“The SHARE Mountain Bike Poker Ride is a very very fun event that has been run annually for over 15 years. The event has raised critically needed money sponsoring trail work and wilderness restoration projects throughout Orange County.”

Basically riders collect a card at each of 7 checkpoint, and the best poker hand  wins!

Volunteers are still needed (are they ever not needed?) – so if you can help out, please e-mail SHARE and let them know because the date is approaching faster than you cab downhill The Luge.

Rwanda Ride

Title: Rwanda Ride
Location: Santiago Canyon / Trabuco Canyon Areas
Link out: Click here
Description: Non-profit fundraiser
Start Time: 06:30
Date: 2012-4-28
End Time: 20:00

Get dirty for a cause!

The 6th Annual 50 Mile Ride for Rwanda will be held on Saturday April 28, 2012
in Orange County California. The event pulls around 800 mountain bikers who
raise funds for two non-profits: Project Rwanda,  and Team Rwanda Cycling.

The event offers three different route options to choose from: the epic 50 mile route,
a moderate but still challenging 25 mile route, and a new 10 mile route suitable for casual
and beginning mountain bikers.

50 mile option starts at 7:00am (check-in at 6:30am)
25 mile option starts at 9:00am (check-in at 8:30am)
10 mile option starts at 9:00am (check-in at 8:30am)
NOTE: 10 mile riders start and finish inside O’Neill Park (not at Cooks) –

For registration and full details click the icon above.

A post-ride party will be at Cook’s Corner

Roadies, please be extra careful going through Live Oak / Santiago Canyon;
or get on your mountain bike and join in the fun!




Vision Quest and Counting Coup Ride

Heads up in the Santa Ana Mountains and Santiago / Trabuco Canyon areas!

April 7th is the Warrior’s Society’s  sold out Counting Coup, a relatively modestly brutal mountain bike ride at 44 miles with over 8,000′ gain, and the positively brutal but Vision Inducing Vision Quest (hence the name) at 56 miles with more than 11,000′ vertical!  That would have me seeing stars – or passing out from the effort!

There will be extra traffic and people all about the hills and canyons so please be extra careful if you’re riding in the area or in the hills.  The finish line for the Event is on Trabuco Canyon Road so get your cowbell (or bear bell), and cheer the riders as they complete a very tough but rewarding mountain bike course.

Riders will be starting at “o’dark-thirty” in the morning, with shuttle services running from Live Oak to Black Star from 2pm-5pm.
A special shout out to all the Volunteers and Sponsors and Supporters, Thank You!

The weather looks to be near perfect, best of luck, and congratulations to all the riders for even lining up for the start.