About

The thinkMTB Club exists to:

  • Play – keep each other accountable to taking care of ourselves and be healthy
  • Promote – to make the sport of mountain biking all it can be to those not yet exposed to it.
    We strive to be model citizens on and off the trail. We are not about zooming down the trails as fast as we can, we want to be safe, responsible, and caring trail users.
  • Pay it forward – to remember we are blessed and to share that with those who are less so

And we do this all with purpose – to make a difference in everyone we touch on and off the bike trails.

We Play
We Promote
We Pay it forward, all with purpose.

 

Club History:

Click on the following years to jump directly to that years activities:  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

2010

– 4 “wild and crazy guys”.  3 from thinkASG and Mikey. David went out and bought jerseys just like the ‘big guys’!  David Browning (CEO of thinkASG) decide to start sponsoring us through his company, to see what good things we could do in future years.

(L to R) John Engel, Mike Soursby (Mikey), Tom Orr, David Browning

2010 Team pic

Having fun at Newport Coast

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2011

– We grew to around 20 members – we were HUGE (in our minds)!

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TWOP comes in to assist with shop discounts and a tent at the races.

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2012

– Expanded even more to about 43 members.

We get new lightweight jerseys.  Guinness the dog is our team mascot!2012-Team-pic

 

 

2013

– About the same amount of members.

We get more into the charity/pay-it-forward as well.

AND, we get our own EZ-up for thinkASG!  Big time stuff for sure – LOL.2013-Team-pic

We were able to collect lots of food, to give to local food banks:

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2014

We now are pared down a bit to a ‘core group’ of enthusiasts who completely embrace the ‘give back/Pay it forward’ mantra.

AND, we get an EZ-up exclusively for the MTB Club.

And yes, new jerseys with a cool club motto on the back…….

2014-Team-pic  2014-ezup   2014-jerseys

 

2015

4/25/2015 We also had good attendance this year at the Rwanda 50 mile ride:

2015 SaddleBack-News-Rwanda  2015 Rwanda-ASG

 

We held our 1st (annual) MJR ride and collected $10,000 their foundation will use to give bikes to children as their FIRST bikes!!

MJR Ride (6/20/2015):

IMG_2021 IMG_2035Joe & John  Anne & Sid

On 11/21/2015 the MJR foundation used a portion of the money to give away bikes to children at Olive Crest in Orange County.  Here’s some pictures of that great morning:

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9/24/2015 – We refinished Mark’s Bench in Whiting for the first time:

 

10/17/2015 Some of our members helped Orange County Outreach clean up and organize their facility:

On 10/17/2015 Some of our club members pitched in to help a local food bank clean up, and re-organize their large supply building in Orange County:

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Club members performed some trail maintenance during the year:

12/15/2015 on a drizzly (WHAT, rain in OC????) day at Whiting Ranch:

2015 12-11 Whiting trail maint 4  2015 12-11 Whiting trail maint 12

Unfortunately, the community lost a great biking friend early in the year – Scott Burrows (11/8/1960 – 1/12/2015).  He was not a member of our club, but deserves a note, as everyone who rode with him, or had him as a friend (many in the club) will miss him dearly.

Scottie table card  Scottie bikers 2  Scotties Oakley award

And, we had great FUN all year, as always:

2015 03-07 Bernies Bday Pure studs  2015-new-rider-LOL  2015 03-01 Kenda Cup - Branson

2015 03-07 Bernie bday ride  2015 04-11 Bstar ride Group1

2015-El-Toro-banner2015 03-01 Kenda 1st

 

 

2016

Lincoln R. is one of our up-and-coming Jr riders – watch for great things from him:

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1/9/2016 – another day of trail maintenance – this time in Oaks:

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On 4/21/2016 and again on 7/11/2016 we re-finished Mark’s bench in Whiting Ranch:

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4/30/2016 We did the 50 mile Rwanda charity ride again:

6/18/2016 – We did our 2nd annual MJR charity ride.  Again, we garnered enough money (around $10,000) to allow the MJR Foundation to buy around 100 bikes for first time children riders:

on 12/3/2016 we did the actual bike give-away at Olive Crest:

12/2016 – Our club sponsored and David paid for 700 bike bells to be donated to Whiting Ranch, so they could give them away to bikers to use on the trail:

    

12/1/2016 – David sells thinkASG (to Sirius Computer Solutions), so our new club name is changed to:

thinkMTB Club.  Our new logo:   

website: www.thinkMTB.com

facebook: www.facebook.com/thinkmtbclub/

 

2017

…..stay tuned…..