- Temporary Trail Closures In Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons in
April and May
- 2013 Santa Monica Mtns Trail Days at Sycamore Canyon April
Beginners' Ride had 16 participants. Would you or
a new rider you know like to join us too?
For a list of upcoming recreational rides, please visit the CORBA
See our Rides
Calendar for details and for other beginner-level rides. Many thanks to North
Ranch Mountain Biker Michelle for leading these
CORBA’s Recreational 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.
and Recent Trailwork
For many years, most trailwork 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. Keep in mind that CORBA now provides prizes and lunch
after the event for volunteers who register
in advance! And by registering in advance, you'll help us prepare
by knowing how many volunteers to expect. 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!
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.
Conejo Spring Trailwork Day
Report from March 23. About 60 volunteers helped with the
annual Spring Trailwork Day, including nine with CORBA.
The work consisted mostly of knocking down a low berm at the
side of the road so rainwater can run off, and building drainages
to help channel the water off. The CORBA crew was also assigned
the task of blocking off the top of a very steep and loose road
that had been chewed into the hillside by illegal 4×4 vehicle
After the work was finished, COSCA (Conejo Open Space Conservation
Agency) rangers barbecued up a lunch of hot dogs, beef- and vegie-burgers,
with all the typical condiments, chips, fruit and ice-cold drinks.
A real bonus was something you rarely see these days – ripe tomatoes!
After lunch, the CORBA workers picked up their bike tire, supplied
by IMBA and CST to show appreciation for our volunteer work. See
our blog article for the full
story and photo gallery on this trailwork...
April 19-21: 2013 Santa Monica Mtns Trail Days at
Sycamore Canyon. Once a year we have an opportunity to work on the trails and then BBQ and camp at Danielson Ranch in Pt
Mugu State Park. It is opened annually for the Santa Monica Mountains Trail Days! This is a unique opportunity to work on the trails that we enjoy so much in Sycamore Canyon, and the event is followed by a BBQ and prize
giveaway, with an option for free camping on Friday and/or Saturday night. This is hands down the best day to get in some trail maintenance work! The
main workday will be Saturday and there is a smaller one on Sunday.
Registration by April 17th will be appreciated so we have enough
time to prepare!
May 11: Guadalasca Trail, Point Mugu State Park.
Details will be forthcoming.
June 8: Backbone Trail - Mesa Peak Trail,
Malibu Creek State Park. Details will be forthcoming.
To see all trailwork dates, including those of other groups,
visit the CORBA
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Temporary Trail Closures In Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons in April and May
The Cheeseboro Reservoir, capable of holding four million gallons of water, can be seen in the distance. Along with a pump station at Palo Comado Canyon, the reservoir will be demolished and removed during April and May.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The National Park Service (NPS) is advising visitors that trails at Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons will be intermittently closed during April and May due to the demolition and removal of surplus water conveyance infrastructure.
Several days of trail closures are expected, though limited to weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Visitors can find up-to-date information on trailhead signs, by calling 818-889-8996 or by visiting www.nps.gov/samo.
Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD) will be removing the Palo Comado Pump Station and the Cheeseboro Reservoir. These facilities, owned by TSD, were built in 1959 at the behest of comedian Bob Hope, who had hoped to build thousands of homes in the surrounding area as part of a master-planned community. TSD is decommissioning the facilities as part of an agreement with the NPS and other agencies.
Large trucks will be hauling salvaged materials along both the Palo Comado and Cheeseboro Canyon trails to recycling centers. For their safety, visitors are asked to refrain from using these trails when posted as closed.
Entrance to trails from Cheeseboro Canyon, Doubletree and Smoketree trailheads will be periodically closed. The China Flat trailhead and trailheads for Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve will remain open.
The NPS and TSD appreciate the public’s cooperation with this effort. Additional information is available by calling 818-889-8996.
On Wednesday night, March 27th, GGR and SOCAL Endurance Ladies Team were treated to a video chat with the Queen of Pain herself, Rebecca Rusch! For details, please go to the blog entry...
April 27th: GGR OPEN RIDE! Sycamore Canyon, Newbury Park. All levels welcome and beginners encouraged to join! Sign up is required. Please sign up on the Face Book page for details...
October 20th: SAVE THE DATE! This is the main, annual GGR event at Malibu Creek State Park! Back by VERY popular demand is the beginner skills clinic! The GGR event is a FREE event! We will also be having a CORBA/IMBA membership drive, raffles, silent auctions, 4 levels of XC rides, and of course the famous swap meet! Cycle World Chatsworth: http://cycleworldbikes.com/, will be back for their 3rd GGR event for ride support and offer light bike repairs before and after the rides.
Free Mountain Biking
6 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!
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