Frequently Asked Questions
What is the club about?
The thinkASG Mountain Bike Club exists to:
Play – To get out and exercise, have fun, and keep each other accountable, taking care of ourselves for a healthy body and mind.
Promote –To make the sport of mountain biking all it can be, for everyone involved – long timers and those new to the sport. 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, who always help others to the best of our abilities.
Pay it forward – To remember we are blessed and to share all we are able with those who can benefit from any gifts, actions or whatever we can offer. Examples would be helping stranded people on the trails with their flats, bike failures, and if they need water/assistance. Also, giving to charities and local groups such as (but not limited to) NICA, So Cal High School, Mark Reynolds foundation, etc. Also, trail work volunteering is of utmost importance – we need to help maintain the trails that we use on a daily basis.
These are our core values. Please enjoy our pictures and videos and site information.
Make sure you stop by our contact page and drop us a line.
We have almost daily rides and would enjoy riding with you on the local trails of So Cal!
Is it a race club? Can street riders join?
We are not ‘about’ racing. Yes, we have plenty of members that do race (and win/place on the podium), and our sponsors LOVE to see their names represented, but that’s NOT a priority. We are a social club, that is first and foremost about our 3 P’s (see main page).
Do we have street riders? You bet, we’re about getting exercise. Street riding is done by many in the club, as a way of cross-training. We started and mainly ‘push’ MTB races, but have nothing against those skinny street riders decked out in tight spandex 🙂
Why would I want to be a member?
Would you like to be part of a group of riders that consistently exercise, compete with each other, stay healthy and most importantly give back to the community in so many ways??? OF COURSE YOU WOULD! Then this is the place for you. We have many team members of various skill and fitness levels. We also have many groups of people riding on all different schedules so there’s never a shortage of rides to join in on.
What does membership cost?
$60/year. This helps cover items such as some food we bring to races, rider race reimbursement for certain venues, website and other yearly ‘subscription’ costs, and general day-to-day costs to keep the club running. We ask that members do their part to contribute and give back on and off the trail. It’s important that members represent the club in the best possible way, and act responsibly and respectful to others. This could include helping others on the trail, volunteering at charities, doing trail work, being a docent, etc.
How do I become a member?
Ride with us. Join us in some activities (keep viewing our Facebook EVENTS page for events, and POSTS page for news), and see if it suits you. If our club is what you want to be associated with, let us know, and we’ll give it a go. We do not sell our kits/jerseys to non-members.
Do you accept kids/spouses?
Are you kidding me? Of course we do. We love to get kids (Junior riders) learning the sport, and off their phones and computers. Also, we’ve got a few wives that ride, and are always looking for more.
Who do I call if I want to learn more?
Please go to our contact page, and state your interest/question. We will get back to you very quickly. Our direct email is: thinkMTBclub@gmail.com