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We have new jerseys for sale! See the story...
We also have new bells! Order from the CORBA Store.

Rules of the Trail - Click for details
Proper Trail Etiquette

News from the CORBA Website Blog since the previous eTerraTimes

GGR: Girlz Gone Riding is now counting down the days to our annual Rocktober event, also a CORBA membership drive! Rocktober Agenda Registration went up August 31st at 6pm and blew up! There are still spots left for the October 18th event at Malibu Creek State Park, so please get signed up here: ...
To coincide with the GGR: Girlz Gone Riding annual Rocktober event coming up October 18th at Malibu Creek State Park, GGR is partnering up with CORBA for a CORBA/IMBA membership drive! Starting August 31st, the day that registration for GGR’s ROCKTOBER goes live, the CORBA/IMBA membership drive w...
It’s been two years since we produced the CORBA 25th Anniversary jersey. We still have a few of those in stock, but it’s time for a new design. In response to our members’ desire for a more color, we’re proud to announce a new CORBA jersey for 2015. The new jersey features an impressionistic view...
With proposed developments at Tapia Canyon and our pending proposal for a bike park at Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, there are some changes coming to trails and bike access in the Castaic Area. We’ve long known that the trails of Tapia Canyon, in particular, would be at risk once the develo...
Today, August 11, 2015, CORBA and the Mount Wilson Bicycling Association (MWBA), submitted joint comments to the U.S. Forest Service on the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan and Land Management Plan Amendment’s “Need to Change” Analysis. Our comments are linked below. As members of the...
On a beautiful day for riding in Malibu Creek State Park , there were 16 at the free Basic Skills Clinic , which is always held the first Saturday of the month. You can see the photos in our August photo gallery . Bookmark It Hide Sites
The decommissioned Puente Hills Landfill is preparing to become the newest addition to the Los Angeles County regional park system. The area has outlived it’s usefulness as a landfill, and is presently a blank canvas waiting for a public park to be developed. The proposed park is close to Chino H...
Three new national monuments Yesterday, July 10, 2015, President Obama used his powers under the Antiquities act to declare three new National Monuments. There were another three declared in February 2015, and a further monument in December. That’s seven new National Monuments since we were given...
On a beautiful day for riding in Malibu Creek State Park , there were 15 at the free Basic Skills Clinic , which is always held the first Saturday of the month. You can see the photos in our July photo gallery . Bookmark It Hide Sites
Evidently there has been a rash of bicycle thefts that have hit several CORBA members within the last month. While it is not known if the perpetrators are part of an organized ring, LAPD officer John “Rusty” Redican thinks it sounds a lot like a gang that was operating out of South Los Angels a f...
The July edition of CORBA’s monthly newsletter, the eTerraTimes , was published today, July 2nd. If you don’t get it by email, you can view it online . As always, the eTerraTimes has all the latest news for mountain bikers in the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounding areas. Bookmark It Hide Sites
An evenhanded account of the issues surrounding conflict and etiquette on the trails was published on the front page of the July 25th issue of the Thousand Oaks Acorn. The article starts with an account by an equestrian in Ahmanson Ranch who felt threatened by mountain bikers who sped by and shou...

New CORBA Jerseys!

It’s been two years since we produced the CORBA 25th Anniversary jersey. We still have a few of those in stock, but it’s time for a new design.

In response to our members’ desire for a more color, we’re proud to announce a new CORBA jersey for 2015. The new jersey features an impressionistic view of our local mountains. These jerseys are of the highest quality, and can be ordered direct from Voler. For each jersey ordered CORBA will receive a small commission, supporting our advocacy and trail maintenance efforts.

Order yours now! Typical order turnaround time is two weeks. Jerseys are available in men’s and women’s cuts, and feature a comfortable, loose fit, pocketless design. Cost is $65. For orders of $75 or more, shipping is free.

GGR Partners with CORBA for a CORBA/IMBA Membership Drive! August 31st-October 18th

To coincide with the GGR: Girlz Gone Riding annual Rocktober event coming up October 18th at Malibu Creek State Park, GGR is partnering up with CORBA for a CORBA/IMBA membership drive!

Starting August 31st, the day that registration for GGR’s ROCKTOBER goes live, the CORBA/IMBA membership drive will start. This will run through the day of the women’s only Rocktober event, October 18th at Malibu Creek State Park. GGR Rocktober event October 18th at MCSP: Eventbrite Link for Rocktober

All GGR club members that renew or purchase a new CORBA/IMBA membership will be entered into a prize drawing to win a new CORBA jersey, an REI Tent and other goodies to be awarded at the Rocktober event in the afternoon. All NON GGR members who renew their CORBA membership, including men, will be eligible for a CORBA jersey. There will be one jersey each for a male and female/GGR renewing member.

Use this link to renew or purchase a new CORBA/IMBA membership: Renew or purchase new CORBA membership

GGR: Girlz Gone Riding is a non-dues, all female mountain bike club (some trail male volunteers). GGR holds guided rides, skills clinics, repair clinics, day trips, fund raisers and more throughout the year. GGR: Girlz Gone Riding

For Questions, regarding GGR or the CORBA membership drive, please contact Wendy Engelberg, Director, GGR: email


Recreational Rides


    A recent Beginners' Ride had 16 participants. Would you like to join us too?

For a list of upcoming recreational rides, please visit the CORBA Calendar.

CORBA’s Club Rides calendar provides a full monthly schedule of mountain bike rides for all skill levels. Mountain bike rides are organized by CORBA member clubs and led by experienced and knowledgeable guides. Recreational rides are a fun and social way to experience a variety of trails in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and beyond.


Upcoming Trail Restoration and Reports on Past Workdays

For many years, most trail upkeep has been done by volunteers because of budget cutbacks at our parks systems. So come out and help CORBA and other volunteers keep our trails in top riding shape! You can learn more about what to expect and what you'll need to bring with you on our Trailwork web page.

CORBA will provide lunch for participants after the workday is finished. Please register in advance to help us prepare by knowing how many volunteers to expect. And... If you come out to two or more trailwork days in a year, we'll give you a cool long-sleeved CORBA trail crew shirt - be sure to ask for yours!

Children must be over 7-years old to attend, and children under 14 must be constantly and directly supervised by their parent or guardian who brought them.

Saturday, October 17, 2015: COSCA Annual Trailwork Day. We'll be buiding another new trail, this one in Conejo Canyons, climbing from the end of the 'new' bridge and connecting to the very new trail that leads to the top of Elliott Peak. This will enable a number of intereting loop routes. For full details and to register, see our Meetup event and registration page.

Saturday, October 31, 2015: Backbone Trail between Mulholland and Etz Meloy. This will be our third visit to this segment of the Backbone Trail in the past year. With enough volunteers, we'll finish cutting the overgrowning brush back and improve the drainage before the El Nino rains wash it away.  For full details and to register, see our Meetup event and registration page.

To see all trailwork dates, including those of other groups, visit the CORBA calendar.

Join our mailing list to get updates on trailwork opportunities!
Send an email to Trailwork-Volunteers+subscribe@corbamtb.com


General News

Girlz Gone Riding September News September 2015!

GGR: Girlz Gone Riding is now counting down the days to our annual Rocktober event, also a CORBA membership drive! Rocktober Agenda Registration went up August 31st at 6pm and blew up! There are still spots left for the October 18th event at Malibu Creek State Park, so please get signed up here: Eventbrite Registration for Rocktober

If you have never been to the annual Rocktober event, here is a run down: and here is a video from last year: GGR Rocktober 2014

We are most excited that this year we will have over 100 demo bikes! Liv, Trek, Specialized, Bulls Bikes USA, Turner and Rocky Mountain will all be there with their demo fleets! Reservations are required. The reservation list and contact to reserve the demo bikes will be posted in the next few weeks.

In keeping tradition, a special COMMUNITY award will be given out this year to the bike shop that shows the most community involvement with women’s cycling. The winner has been chosen and will be announced at the morning commencement at the Rocktober event.

Please save the date for the CORBA/RAM ride & Pancake breakfast November 1st at 8:30am. Hosted by Michael’s Bicycles in Newbury Park. The morning consists of all levels of guided rides lead by the GGR leadership team and a pancake breakfast at Michael’s Bicycles after the ride! This is a super fun morning to join! Please sign up on the FB or Meet up pages: : Meet up: Meet Up CORBA RAM Ride & Pancake Breakfast

To see the full rundown on GGR news, visit Wendy's blog article...


Free Mountain Biking Skills Clinic

Saturday September 5th is the next skills clinic.

The CORBA free skills clinic is held on the first Saturday of every month at Malibu Creek State Park.

Mountain biking is a lot like tennis or skiing. Just a few minor adjustments in technique can make a huge difference in your control and proficiency. If you want to get better faster, you need to know the fundamentals of mountain biking technique. Whether you're just  getting into mountain biking or have been riding for years, you'll learn some valuable tips from our Introduction to Mountain Biking  skills class that is offered each month. Check out our Skills Clinic web page for all the information. After the clinic, see photos of your new skills on the CORBA web site that you can share with your family and friends!


Follow CORBA on Meetup, Twitter and Facebook

We have set up accounts with Twitter and Facebook to help keep people informed of the latest developments in our trail advocacy, recreational rides and trailwork days. Join our events on Meetup meetup.com/CORBAmtb and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CORBAmtb and Facebook at facebook.com/CORBAMTB.

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Support CORBA

Join or Renew your membership today on our membership web page.

Join Our Team! Do you have any ideas about mountain biking recreation in the L.A. region? Would you like to apply your skills and manage projects that contribute to the sport and lifestyle that you love? Is there an advocate in you? We are recruiting motivated individuals who work well with others. Send an email to info@corbamtb.com or come to a monthly Members Meeting to find out more about what we do and how you can help. Check the calendar for the next meeting.

Other simple ways to support CORBA

  • REI: Use the link at left and REI will donate 5% of the purchase price to CORBA
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