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 Pay it forward, all with purpose.
– 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
Having fun at Newport Coast
– We grew to around 20 members – we were HUGE (in our minds)!
TWOP comes in to assist with shop discounts and a tent at the races.
– Expanded even more to about 43 members.
– About the same amount of members.
We get more into the charity/pay-it-forward as well.
We were able to collect lots of food, to give to local food banks:
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…….
4/25/2015 We also had good attendance this year at the Rwanda 50 mile ride:
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):
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:
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:
Club members performed some trail maintenance during the year:
12/15/2015 on a drizzly (WHAT, rain in OC????) day at Whiting Ranch:
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.
And, we had great FUN all year, as always:
Lincoln R. is one of our up-and-coming Jr riders – watch for great things from him:
1/9/2016 – another day of trail maintenance – this time in Oaks:
On 4/21/2016 and again on 7/11/2016 we re-finished Mark’s bench in Whiting Ranch:
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: