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October 2009

Remember to have your radios for the rides and tune them to channel 5.25.

The Endurance Rating rates distance, climbing & pace of the rides.   E1 represents the lowest level of exertion needed to complete a ride. And E5 represents the highest level of exertion needed to complete a ride.

The Technical Rating (how smooth/rocky):

T1

Mostly smooth & wide

T2

Mostly smooth but variable width

T3

Predominately uneven surfaces & somewhat rocky

T4

Long segments with rocky and uneven surfaces

T5

Extensive segments with rocky & uneven surfaces with possible drops & exposure


Summary

Saturday

October 3

9:00 AM (E5 - T5)

TamaraSanta Ana River Trail

Saturday

October 3

9:30 AM (E3 - T3)

RandySpace Mountain/Rosewood

Sunday

October 4

9:30 AM (E3 - T3)

LouisaGrout Bay/Gray's Peak

Wednesday

October 7

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Wednesday

October 7

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

NormanMTB Sycamore Canyon at Night

Saturday

October 10

9:30 AM (E4 - T4.5)

RandyTest Your Metal and Your Mettle

Saturday

October 10

4:30 PM (Fun! - Fun!)

GrahamWine Tasting Party & BBQ!

Sunday

October 11

9:00 AM (E2.5 - T2.5)

CharlotteGrasslands for Beginners

Sunday

October 11

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

TomGrasslands - Short Bulldog Loop

Wednesday

October 14

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Wednesday

October 14

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Space Mountain at Night

Friday

October 16-18

 (E4-5 - T3-4.5)

Kernville Fat Tire Festival

Saturday

October 17

7:30 AM (More - Trails!)

Annual COSCA Trail Work Day

Sunday

October 18

9:00 AM (E5 - T4.5)

JayOjai - Gridley to Nordhoff Peak

Sunday

October 18

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

MichaelSycamore from the Beach & Wood Canyon

Wednesday

October 21

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Wednesday

October 21

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T4)

NormanMTB Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night

Saturday

October 24

9:30 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

BobSycamore Canyon from beach (PCH)

Sunday

October 25

8:00 AM

CORBA Fat Tire Fest @ Castaic Lake Recreation Center

Wednesday

October 28

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Wednesday

October 28

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Cheeseboro at Night

Saturday

October 31

8:30 AM (E5 - T4)

TamaraBackbone @ Encinal

Saturday

October 31

9:00 AM (E2 - T2.5)

KerryCheeseboro for Beginners

Sunday

November 1

9:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

RandyWildwood/Lynnmere


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Norman - 805 807-3357   norman.nrmbc@verizon.net

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@yahoo.com

 

Michael - 805 886-2605   mkwan@silcom.com

Bob - 805 890-0052   goodtobebob2005-97@yahoo.com

 

Tom - 805 276-4042   photote@msn.com

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

Kerry - Kerryrichardson01@yahoo.com

Steve - 805 402-3128

 

Jay - 818 383-8426   jays55@earthlink.net

Graham - 818 585-5368   gjm@socal.rr.com

 

Louisa - 626 840-8967   Louisa@knobby.ws


The Fine Print

By riding with the North Ranch Mountain Bikers I understand and accept the following:

► I understand that mountain biking can be dangerous and accidents can result in either injury or death.

► I understand there is no charge for the bike rides.

► I understand that the trails the North Ranch Mountain Bikers ride may not be verified for safety or ridability.

► I understand that it is my responsibility to determine if my riding skills match the difficulty of the trail we are riding on.

► I understand that the ride leaders accept no responsibility for my safety on any ride and that I undertake any ride knowing that I and I alone am responsible for my safety on the ride.

NEWS FOR EVERYONE

Saturday, October 10: Wine Tasting Party & BBQ!.   Spring was our last one so it's time again to sharpen up those taste buds for another fall wine tasting extravaganza! It has been a long time since we've tasted cabs, so the wine this time around will be Cabernet Sauvignon.  So, if you want to win a prize, bring a 750ml bottle of Cab, we'll bag 'em and score 'em! (Of course, bottle or not, you can be a taster and scorer) There will be the usual backyard BBQ, so bring something to eat and share, if you like. When: 4:30 pm onwards. Wine tasting typically starts around 5:30 to 6:00 pm. Where: 6122 Lockhurst Drive, Woodland Hills CA 91367 (if you use an Internet map, I'm on the section of Lockhurst Drive south of Calvert Street, not north!) Bring: 750 ml (standard size) of Cabernet (if you want to win a prize) and maybe something to BBQ or a salad. I will provide the usual homemade ice cream and shortbread..  Questions call 818-884-0998 or email gjm@socal.rr.com.

Directions:   6122 Lockhurst: Take 101 to the Mulholland/Valley Circle exit - head north (left over the freeway from Thousand Oaks) up Valley Circle. After 1.3 miles, turn right on Burbank by El Camino High School. Stay on the main road, which becomes Platt (don't turn right on the continuation of Burbank). Turn left at the fourth traffic light (about 1/2 mile) on to Calvert. Turn left onto Lockhurst Drive after a couple of blocks, just past the stop sign (not right, as most Internet maps read!). My house is on the left just past the red house on the left – 6122. Phone: (818) 884 0998.

Friday, October 16: Kernville Fat Tire Festival.   Every year the NRMB has a strong contingent of riders going to the KFTF. This year should prove no different. Mountain Bike Magazine rates the KFTF as one of the top 5 festivals in the western states. This great 2 or 3 day weekend includes some awesome rides, a pizza party, bike rodeo and a Sunday morning pancake breakfast complete with raffle.  Prices and registrations forms can be found at the MRA website at http://www.mtnriver.com/fattire.htm  Most of the high intermediate to advanced riders will be doing the following rides:      Friday – Cannell (Ride #4; E5 - T4.5)      Saturday – Kern Canyon (Ride #3; E5 - T3)      Sunday – Alta Sierra (Ride #2; E4 - T3) Time: 8:00 am.
Endurance Rating = E4-5, Technical Rating = T3-4.5

Daily Rides that most will do include: Friday = Cannell Trail, Saturday = Kern Canyon Trail, Sunday = Alta Sierra

Saturday, October 17: Annual COSCA Trail Work Day.   This annual Conejo Valley event draws a large crowd and as always helps to put some very sweet trails back into good shape. Be sure to stay afterwards for the free barbeque and raffle. Meet at the Conejo Community Center in Thousand Oaks (Botanical Garden Entrance off Gainsborough Road). Registration and board busses: 7:30-8:00 a.m. 

Things to bring:

• work gloves

• long pants and long sleeved shirt

• water

• sunglasses and sunblock

• bicycle helmet or hat to show your affiliation

Tools will be provided. There will be a free barbecue lunch and raffle afterwards from noon until 2:00 pm. Time: 7:30 am.

Sunday, October 25: CORBA Fat Tire Fest @ Castaic Lake Recreation Center.   Join us for CORBA's biggest fundraising event (not to mention CORBA's biggest PARTY) of the year! - Place: Castaic Lake State Recreation Area 8:00AM - 10:30AM: Poker Ride Check-In 8:00AM - Noon: Poker Ride (Helmets Required!) 11:00AM - 1:00PM: Clinics, contests, demos 11:30AM - 1:00PM; BBQ Lunch 1:00PM: Awards and Raffle Cost is $30 for CORBA members and $35 for non-members. Pre-register and receive 10 raffle tickets. Go to http://www.fattirefest.com/ for more information and to register. CORBA is also looking for volunteers to work this event. If you are interested in helping out please contact Tamara. Time: 8:00 am.

Directions:   Take the 405 / 5 Fwy North a few miles past Magic Mountain. Take Exit 176A for Parker Rd toward Castaic. Head to the right. Parker will turn into Ridge Route Road. Stay on that until you get to Castaic Lake Drive, three way stop, turn right. Then look for guard shack on right.

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, October 3: Santa Ana River Trail.   Simply put, this is one of the longest, best singletracks in this or any other region!!! Besides being such a beautiful singletrack ride in the pines it also just about the most fun that one can have on two wheels…at least legally! We’ll hit the SART just east of the quaint hamlet of Angeles Oaks. From here, we’ll be crossing creeks, curving through pine groves and roller-coasting over knolls. It’s not until a third of the way through the ride that you’ll notice you’ve been ascending most of the way. After crossing Glass Road we’ll gently climb some more while taking in the excellent views. Our turn around spot is at the South Fork Parking Picnic Area. On the return trip the trail rocks and rolls as you duck and dodge trees, stones and Manzanita. In fact, by the time you reach Middle Control Road you’ll have a silly grin plastered on your face that stretches from ear to ear. Then it’s a near 3 mile climb back out to the cars on fireroad. Note: This trail is fairly narrow with some steep drop-offs at times. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T5, 28 Miles, About 6 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tamara

Directions:   Take I-10 east and exit at Alabama Street in the city of Redlands, at Lugonis Avenue (Hwy 38) head Northeast, toward the mountain. Drive about 18 to 20 miles before you reach Angelus Oaks--the Oaks Restaurant is on the left-hand side of the road. We park in the back area, where the Post Office parking lot is. The drive is about 80 to 90 miles and takes about 1¾ to 2 hours so allow plenty of time to get there. It is so worth the drive. If you plan to go let me know so we can arrange carpooling.

Saturday, October 3: Space Mountain/Rosewood.   This is a fun loop ride with lots of singletrack and switchbacks for your biking enjoyment. We start with a singletrack climb up Space Mountain. Then we’ll continue along the Los Robles Trail to the "Lookout" and take a break at the picnic table. Then it’s time to catch some thrills as we make our way down the Rosewood Singletrack to Lynn Road. After a short jaunt on pavement we are back on dirt again. This portion of the trail has a few ups and downs and connects with the whoop-de-doo trail that leads back to the cars. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, 8 Miles and 1500 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Moorpark Road exit in Thousand Oaks. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Moorpark till it dead-ends at Greenmeadow Avenue and park in the dirt lot on the right.

Sunday, October 4: Grout Bay/Gray's Peak.   Moderate ride on singletrack with a bit of fire road in beautiful, but sandy open forest with views of Big Bear lake. We’ll leave Fawnskin to warm up on about half a mile of pavement to the Grays Peak Trailhead. It’s 5 miles and 1000 feet of elevation gain to the top of Greys Peak (7940 ft. elevation); from there we return down 2 miles of fantastic, moderately-technical singletrack to a fireroad. From there we head to Hanna Flat Campground on singletrack and then return to the cars on singletrack.  Route in Google Earth (kml file).  Weather. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, 16 Miles and 1900 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Louisa

Directions:   Some will be coming from the campground near Angeles Oaks and will continue up CA-38 to Fawnskin (about 36 miles/ 47 mins). For those driving up from the TO/LA area, take the CA-210 E and exit onto CA-330 N. Merge onto CA-18 and take CA-38 N to Fawnskin (133 miles/2.5 hrs from TO). Park in the triangle in front of the fire station in Fawnskin.

Wednesday, October 7: Weekday Morning Ride.   Are you free during the week for a ride? Come join us for our new weekday morning rides, to be held once a week. The location of the the ride will be determined 1 to 2 days in advance. If the weather is expected to be cool, we'll ride at one of our regular inland spots. If it looks like it's going to be a scorcher, we'll find somewhere cooler! The location will be announced on the eGroup (http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/North_Ranch_Mtn_Bikers/) the evening before the ride at the latest. The expected difficulty will be about E3-T3, but the ride route will be determined at the trailhead and may be a little easier or more difficult than this. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Steve

Saturday, October 10: Test Your Metal and Your Mettle.   This near death experience was everybody's favorite last year. Would you like a ride to test your suspension? Want to be bounced until you drop? This is your ride. We start up Cheeseboro (smooth enough), cross over to China Flats (still smooth), descend down Dead Cow Road (should jar your brains out), cross over on Rock Ridge Trail (the final leg is worse than Dead Cow) and then cross back to Palo Comado. Then we bike up to the connector trail and then a fun descent down Cheeseboro to our cars. Whew! Are you a man or a mouse? Come test your mettle and your bike's metal on this ride. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4.5, 15 Miles and 2400 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Chesebro exit in Agoura. Head north and make a right on Chesebro Road. Follow the narrow road one-mile and turn right at the park entrance. Continue up the paved road 1/4 mile to the top parking lot.

Sunday, October 11: Grasslands for Beginners.   We will start from the parking lot at De Anza Park and take the Grasslands trail over into Malibu Creek State Park and continue on to the M*A*S*H site. Since this is a beginner ride, most will walk the rocky creek on the way out and back.  If the group is up to a little more, we may even ride to the dam.  The return trip back to the cars will proceed along the same trail as before. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T2.5, 10 Miles and 1200 Feet of Climbing , About 2.25 Hours
, Ride Leader: Charlotte

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in the lot for DeAnza Park located on the northwest corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Roads.

Sunday, October 11: Grasslands - Short Bulldog Loop.   We’ll bike over to Malibu Creek State Park via the Grasslands trail. Once inside the park we’ll proceed along the main fireroad, which passes through a fairly short but technical rocky streambed. After a short stop at the M*A*S*H site we’ll tackle the first 1.25 miles of Bulldog. After the steep but fairly short climb up Bulldog we’ll cut off onto Lookout Fireroad that will bring us down to a paved road in the Malibu Lake area. Then we’ll take Crags Road to a back entrance of the park and pedal back to the cars via the same path as before. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, 14 Miles and 2100 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tom

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in the lot for DeAnza Park located on the northwest corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Roads.

Wednesday, October 14: Weekday Morning Ride.   Are you free during the week for a ride? Come join us for our new weekday morning rides, to be held once a week. The location of the the ride will be determined 1 to 2 days in advance. If the weather is expected to be cool, we'll ride at one of our regular inland spots. If it looks like it's going to be a scorcher, we'll find somewhere cooler! The location will be announced on the eGroup (http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/North_Ranch_Mtn_Bikers/) the evening before the ride at the latest. The expected difficulty will be about E3-T3, but the ride route will be determined at the trailhead and may be a little easier or more difficult than this. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Steve

Sunday, October 18: Ojai - Gridley to Nordhoff Peak.   This is a beautiful out and back ride on 85% singletrack that affords some spectacular views along the way. The ride begins with a fairly technical and difficult climb up a short connector trail. The first half of the main trail is a moderate climb and passes through several avocado groves. The second half of the main trail narrows and steepens a bit with many switchbacks. At the top of the saddle we’ll cutoff onto a fairly short but very steep fireroad that leads to an old fire lookout tower. The views from the top make the climb up worth the effort. Since this is an out and back ride, those who tire can turn back at any time and coast back to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T4.5, 15 Miles and 3400 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Jay

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to Highway 33, just a bit west of Ventura. Continue north on the 33 for approximately 13 miles until the road branches and take Highway 150 to the East. Pass through the town of Ojai and make a left (north) onto Gridley. Park at the end of the road.

Sunday, October 18: Sycamore from the Beach & Wood Canyon.   We’ll begin at the parking lot and ride up the Big Sycamore Trail to Two Foxes and back to the main fireroad. Then we ride up the paved Ranch Center Road and Art’s Trail. And it’s back to the paved road and we’ll see the water tower. The best part of this ride is blasting down Wood Canyon and then back to the main fireroad and on to the parking lot. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2, 14 Miles and 1000 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Michael

No rider left behind but please bring a two-way radio set on channel 5/25 so we can stay together. If you haven't ridden for a while, this is a good place to check yourself out

If you don’t want to pay the $12 fee for parking in the lot you can look for parking on PCH. We'll meet on the park side of Pacific Coast Hwy 1 for the ride. Turn left after the toll booth and go to the parking lot. We meet in front of the restrooms, located by the campground/ parking lot area.

Directions:   For those who are coming from the San Fernando/ Los Angeles area: Take the 101 Fwy towards Ventura and exit on Kanan Road (make a left turn from the exit ramp).
Then make a right turn on PCH 1 and head towards Sycamore Canyon (it is approximately 14 miles northwest of Kanan Road and is on the right side).

For those who are coming from the Santa Barbara/ Ventura/ Oxnard/ Camarillo area: Take the 101S Fwy (101N for those who are coming from Thousand Oaks/ Simi Valley) and exit on S Las Posas Road (going towards PCH). Then go to PCH 1 South and look for signs to go to Sycamore Canyon (which is on the left side).

If you don’t want to pay the $10 fee for parking in the lot you can look for parking on PCH. For the ride we'll meet on the park side of Pacific Coast Hwy 1 for the ride (in front of the restrooms, located by the campground/ parking lot area, turn left after you pass the gaurd).

Wednesday, October 21: Weekday Morning Ride.   Are you free during the week for a ride? Come join us for our new weekday morning rides, to be held once a week. The location of the the ride will be determined 1 to 2 days in advance. If the weather is expected to be cool, we'll ride at one of our regular inland spots. If it looks like it's going to be a scorcher, we'll find somewhere cooler! The location will be announced on the eGroup (http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/North_Ranch_Mtn_Bikers/) the evening before the ride at the latest. The expected difficulty will be about E3-T3, but the ride route will be determined at the trailhead and may be a little easier or more difficult than this. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Steve

Saturday, October 24: Sycamore Canyon from beach (PCH).   We’ll begin at the parking lot off of PCH (hilly side) and ride up the main Big Sycamore Trail. We turn left at Wood Canyon and then make a quick right on to Two Foxes which brings us back to the main trail. Then it’s up Sin Nombre and up Art’s trail to the Wood Ranch blacktop road.  After our rest we retrace most of our path until Wood Canyon, where we turn right. It’s over to and then up Guadalasco, down the Backbone Single Track, down the main Big Sycamore Trail, and back to the parking lot. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3.5, About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Bob

Directions:   For those who are coming from the San Fernando/ Los Angeles area: Take the 101 Fwy towards Ventura and exit on Kanan Road (make a left turn from the exit ramp).
Then make a right turn on PCH 1 and head towards Sycamore Canyon (it is approximately 14 miles northwest of Kanan Road and is on the right side).

For those who are coming from the Santa Barbara/ Ventura/ Oxnard/ Camarillo area: Take the 101S Fwy (101N for those who are coming from Thousand Oaks/ Simi Valley) and exit on S Las Posas Road (going towards PCH). Then go to PCH 1 South and look for signs to go to Sycamore Canyon (which is on the left side).

If you don’t want to pay the $10 fee for parking in the lot you can look for parking on PCH. For the ride we'll meet on the park side of Pacific Coast Hwy 1 for the ride (in front of the restrooms, located by the campground/ parking lot area, turn left after you pass the gaurd).

Wednesday, October 28: Weekday Morning Ride.   Are you free during the week for a ride? Come join us for our new weekday morning rides, to be held once a week. The location of the the ride will be determined 1 to 2 days in advance. If the weather is expected to be cool, we'll ride at one of our regular inland spots. If it looks like it's going to be a scorcher, we'll find somewhere cooler! The location will be announced on the eGroup (http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/North_Ranch_Mtn_Bikers/) the evening before the ride at the latest. The expected difficulty will be about E3-T3, but the ride route will be determined at the trailhead and may be a little easier or more difficult than this. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Steve

Saturday, October 31: Backbone @ Encinal.   This is an out and back ride that is 100% singletrack and 200% fun. We will begin the ride with the newer section of the trail off of Zuma Ridge Motorway. It is approximately 10 miles along the Backbone singletrack to the parking area at the top of Coral Canyon. This trail has a lot of ups and downs and is quite technical in some sections. We’ll stop at the parking area for a while and take in the view. The ride back to the cars will proceed along the same trail. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T4, 18 Miles and 3200 Feet of Climbing , About 4.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tamara

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Kanan exit in Agoura Hills. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Kanan for several miles until you reach Mulholland Hwy. At Mulholland make a right (west) and proceed to Encinal Canyon Road. Stay on Encinal. Just after you pass the water treatment plant on the left you’ll see the fireroad (also on your left) where the trail begins. Pass the fireroad and round the corner. Park in the dirt area just off the road.

Saturday, October 31: Cheeseboro for Beginners.   We’ll be riding Cheeseboro, as it is an ideal place for a beginner’s ride. Just watch out for the big rock with poison oak!! We’ll ride ‘til we drop, (to Shepherd’s Flats) and turn around and ride back. I guarantee it will be a fun ride. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2.5, About 2 Hours
, Ride Leader: Kerry

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Chesebro exit in Agoura. Head north and make a right on Chesebro Road. Follow the narrow road one-mile and turn right at the park entrance. Continue up the paved road 1/4 mile to the top parking lot.

Sunday, November 1: Wildwood/Lynnmere.   Wildwood is a great place for an easier ride. There's a lot of neat riding (single track, fire road, creek crossings, and a small waterfall). We'll head out towards Lizard Rock via the fire road. At the base of Lizard Rock, there's a short hill that we'll be walking. From here we'll take the singletrack, that has a few technical sections (all walkable), down to the valley floor and head on to the falls for a short break. Then there's a climb up the Lynn Muir trail that we’ll be walking. Then lots of fun to be had on the singletrack that leads out to Lynn Road. After a couple miles of road riding we'll end up back at the main Wildwood parking lot. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T3, 7 Miles and 1000 Feet of Climbing , About 2 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Take the Lynn Road exit, off of the 101 Fwy in Thousand Oaks, and go north until you come to Avenida De Los Arboles. Turn left and go about 1 mile to the end. From Simi Valley, go west on the 118 Fwy and then south when it turns into the 23 Fwy. Get off on Avenida De Los Arboles and go right for about 2 miles to the end. Hang a U-turn at the end (watch for opposing traffic) and then turn right into the dirt parking lot.

NIGHT RIDES

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday Nights.  See Summary Section of the Newsletter for meeting times, ride times are 15 minutes later. The lengths of all rides are between 10 & 15 miles with ride times of 1.5 - 2.5 hours. Lights are needed for the months of September to May. During the summer months they may not be needed, but it's a good idea to bring them just in case there's a delay. The specific routes taken for the night rides will be determined at the trailhead.

Meeting Locations for Evening Rides:

Calabasas Peak at Night.   Take the 101 Fwy to Valley Circle/Mulholland Dr. exit. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue south on Mulholland and make a right on Valmar which becomes Old Topanga Canyon Rd. Continue on Old Topanga which will join Mulholland Hwy briefly and then continue on the left. Follow Old Topanga about 1.5 miles and look for the Calabasas Peak trail head on the right across from Summit to Summit trail.

Lang Ranch/Sunset at Night.   Heading north on the 23 toward Simi, get off at Sunset Blvd and turn right. Continue straight until just before you get to the guard shack. Park in the lot on the right.

MTB Backbone from Kanan at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Kanan exit in Agoura Hills. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Kanan for several miles until you reach the third tunnel. Park in the paved parking area just before the tunnel.

MTB Cheeseboro at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Chesebro exit in Agoura. Head north and make a right on Chesebro Road. Follow the narrow road one-mile and turn right at the park entrance. Park in the lower, paved parking lot (the gate to the upper lot is closed and locked at sunset).

MTB Dos Vientos at Night.   From the 101 freeway, turn south onto Wendy Drive, towards the ocean. Continue for about 0.7 miles and turn right at Borchard Rd and head West 0.5 miles. Turn left on to S. Reino Rd taking this South for about a mile passing Maurice Dr. On your left as you pass Paseo de Leon will be a Church parking lot. We will meet there.

MTB Grasslands at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in the lot for DeAnza Park located on the northwest corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Roads.

MTB Grasslands/MCSP/Las Virgenes View.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in the lot for DeAnza Park located on the northwest corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Roads.

MTB Johnson's Motorway.   Take the 118 Fwy and exit at Topanga Blvd. in Chatsworth. Head North and it will end immediately. Turn left onto Poema Place (don't accidentally turn onto the Freeway on ramp.) Drive West up Poema Place and park about 100 yards before the guard gate.

MTB Lang Ranch/Albertson at Night.   Exit the 101 Freeway on Westlake Blvd and head north for about 3 miles. When you go past the North Ranch Community Center you will go downhill and the first traffic light is at the corner of Westlake and Lang Ranch Parkway. Turn right onto Lang Ranch Parkway and drive about 0.8 miles to where the pavement ends and Albertson Fire Road begins.

MTB Las Virgenes Canyon at Night.   From the 101, exit Las Virgenes and turn North (away from the ocean). Proceed approximately one mile to the dead end.

MTB Reseda at Night.   Due to the extra drive, we will meet @ 6:15 and ride by 6:30. Meeting place: Take the 101 Freeway to the Reseda Blvd. exit in Tarzana. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Reseda and park at the Caballero trailhead. Trailhead is on the left. If you pass the Braemar Country Club you’ve gone too far.

MTB Space Mountain at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Moorpark Road exit in Thousand Oaks. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Moorpark till it dead-ends at Greenmeadow Avenue and park in the dirt lot on the right.

MTB Sycamore Canyon at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Wendy exit in Newbury Park. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Wendy until it dead-ends at Potrero Road. Park in the adjacent dirt parking area.

MTB Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night.   Exit the 101 Freeway going south on Westlake Blvd. Go south for about a mile and then turn west (right) on Triunfo Canyon Road. This will lead you to Triunfo Park. Turn left onto Tamarack St and turn into the second parking lot on the left. We start at the far west end of the park.

MTB Wildwood at Night.   Take the Lynn Road exit, off of the 101 Fwy in Thousand Oaks, and go north until you come to Avenida De Los Arboles. Turn left and go about 1 mile to the end. From Simi Valley, go west on the 118 Fwy and then south when it turns into the 23 Fwy. Get off on Avenida De Los Arboles and go right for about 2 miles to the end. Hang a U-turn at the end (watch for opposing traffic) and then turn right into the dirt parking lot.

Trippet Ranch to Overlook at Night.   Take the 101 Fwy to the Topanga Blvd exit. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Topange approx. 5 miles until you reach Entrada which is the entrance to the park on the left. Follow Entrada to the park entrance.