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November 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

Sunday

November 1

9:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

RandyWildwood/Lynnmere

Wednesday

November 4

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Wednesday

November 4

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

NormanMTB Lang Ranch/Albertson at Night

Saturday

November 7

9:30 AM (E4 - T4)

RandyTriunfo Canyon Trail and COSCA

Sunday

November 8

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T3)

TomCheeseboro/China Flats Loop

Wednesday

November 11

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Wednesday

November 11

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Grasslands at Night

Saturday

November 14

8:30 AM (E4 - T3.5)

NormanSycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone Double Loop

Saturday

November 14

1:00 PM

JoannaBBQ with friends and the new mini MTB'rs!

Sunday

November 15

9:00 AM (E4 - T4)

WendyCaballero/Roger's Rd/Rustic Cyn/Sullivan Fire Road

Sunday

November 15

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

MichaelSycamore from the Beach & Wood Canyon

Wednesday

November 18

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Wednesday

November 18

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

JayMTB Space Mountain at Night

Saturday

November 21

8:30 AM (E3 - T3.5)

CharlotteLimekiln, Brown's Cyn & Comanche

Wednesday

November 25

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Wednesday

November 25

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

NormanMTB Sycamore Canyon at Night

Friday

November 27

9:30 AM (E4 - T4.5)

RandyCheeseboro/Bell Canyon

Saturday

November 28

9:00 AM (E5 - T3)

JayMishe Mokwa to Kanan Backbone Epic

Sunday

November 29

9:00 AM (E2 - T2.5)

KerryCheeseboro for Beginners

Wednesday

December 2

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Sunday

December 6

12:30 PM

NRMB Holiday BBQ!!


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

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

Tom - 805 276-4042   photote@msn.com

Joanna - 805 241-9772   JRogersmr@cs.com

 

Kerry - Kerryrichardson01@yahoo.com

Steve - 805 402-3128

 

Jay - 818 383-8426   jays55@earthlink.net

Wendy - 818 522-0840   cyberdivachick@yahoo.com

 


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, November 14: BBQ with friends and the new mini MTB'rs!.   We seen little of Joanna, Isabelle, or Kris...Charles, Matt or Joey for over a year...yep, that's when the stork was working overtime and delivered hoards of little NRMB babies.  They are now 1 year old and they are all throwing a BBQ get together to show off the future mini-mountain bikers and get together with friends.

Isabelle, Matt & Bethany...and Kris, Joey, Cole & Rachel...and Joanna, Charles, Rebecca & Juliana request your presence (not your presents) to join them in celebrating good friends, and the fact that they all survived their children's first year.  

They will have cake, music, eating accessories and charcoal.  Please bring something to grill, something to share and something to drink.

Date & Time:  Saturday, November 14th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:  Conejo Creek North- Willow Bend Park (behind T.O. Library), 1379 E. Janss Rd.. Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Directions:  From the 101, in Thousand Oaks take Hwy 23 North.  Exit at Janss Rd. and turn right (or turn left from Simi/Moorpark).  Proceed .2 miles and turn left.

RSVP:  To Joanna at JrogersMR@cs.com or call at 805-241-9772 Time: 1:00 pm. Organizer: Joanna

SPECIAL REQUEST: If you think you may be sick please consider staying away as infants and vulnerable elderly will be attending this party.

Sunday, December 6: NRMB Holiday BBQ!!.   It's time for a Holiday BBQ and ride!  First we will have both an intermediate and an easier ride.  After the rides, we will all meet for a fun BBQ and share some holiday cheer at a location to be announced.  Please bring something to BBQ and something to share.  Some are already providing egg nog and rum...and feel free to bring your own beverage of choice.  For guests, mates or those that overslept and missed the rides, we should start arriving at the BBQ around 12:45 p.m. or so.  The more the merrier!    MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.

 Time: 12:30 pm.

WEEKEND RIDES

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.

Wednesday, November 4: 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, November 7: Triunfo Canyon Trail and COSCA .   In the fall of 2005, the hard working trail builders rerouted the single track leading from Triunfo Park to the east COSCA area. It's much improved. We will start at Truinfo Park and climb up into the east COSCA area and work our way up to the infamous "Decent of Death" (most of us will walk this part). Then will have some fun single track out to where we can see Lake Sherwood. Then we head south to the main fire road and climb the Vista Loop Trail to the single track leading down to the base of Space Mountain. It’s down the fun Whoop de Doos and then up through Little Sherwood Forest and then back track to the Triunfo Canyon Trail singletrack via the Los Robles East fireroad. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   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.

Sunday, November 8: Cheeseboro/China Flats Loop.   We will begin with an easy to moderate climb up the Sulphur Springs trail to Shepherd’s Flat. Then we head west on the Palo Comado connector singletrack that leads to the Palo Comado fireroad. We’ll continue up this rather steep fireroad for approximately a mile till we come to the top of China Flats. The loop ride around the top of China Flats is both beautiful and easy. Those with extra energy can ride and/or hike-a-bike up to Simi Peak. On a clear day the view from the top is well worth the fairly short but very strenuous technical climb up to it. We’ll then retrace our tracks and enjoy some fun downhill all the way back to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3, 15 Miles and 1800 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tom

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.

Wednesday, November 11: 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, November 14: Sycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone Double Loop.   We start off on the connector trail that leads to Big Sycamore Canyon Road. We’ll descend down into the canyon and take Sin Nombre over to Sage and make the climb up to the water tower. From here it’s a fast and fun decent down Wood Canyon. Then it’s another climb up to the top via Guadalasca. We’ll ride the fireroad over to Backbone and enjoy another great descent. Then for those who haven't had enough climbing we'll turnaround and go back up Backbone and reverse our course. We'll get a another fun descent down Guadalasca as a bonus for our efforts. Then after a short jaunt on Two Foxes we’ll head up the main fireroad and climb up the dreaded asphalt hill. From the top it’s just a short ride back to the cars. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T3.5, 25 Miles and 3500 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Norman

Directions:   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.

Sunday, November 15: Caballero/Roger's Rd/Rustic Cyn/Sullivan Fire Road.   We begin with a moderate to fairly difficult climb up the Caballero singletrack to dirt Mulholland. From here it is a moderate climb on fireroads up to the hub and onto a fun singletrack that leads to Roger's Road. We will proceed along Roger’s Road, a moderate singletrack, past the ‘Old Oak Tree’. We will take Josepho drop (J-drop), a rocky/rutted singletrack, into Rustic Canyon. We'll climb back out of Rustic Canyon and head up the paved segment of Sullivan fireroad .  We will then enjoy a short climb on the Rustic Ridge singletrack leading us back again to the Sullivan fireroad. From here we climb up Sullivan Canyon Fireroad back to Mulholland. Then back to Caballero and the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 20 Miles and 3500 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Wendy

Directions:   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 a couple of miles and park on the street at the trailhead. If you come upon the Braemar Country Club you've gone a little too far.

Sunday, November 15: 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 bring a 2-way radio set at 5/25 so we can keep together.

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 $12 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, November 18: 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, November 21: Limekiln, Brown's Cyn & Comanche.   We will ride up Limekiln Canyon from Rinaldi to where it exits at Sesnon.  Then we head West on Moonshine Canyon veering off to the north into the Oak groves where we descend into Browns Canyon.  The decent is using a nice single track that is referred to as the "Luge" since it kind of feels like a bobsled track.  From the bottom we will make multiple stream crossings ending up on Browns Canyon Road.  We will ride uphill (North) about a mile on pavement to Antonivich park.  Here we will ride down the combination of fireroads, rocky sections, single tracks and stream bed until we climb out by the 118 Fwy.  Finally we will take the Mission trail East back to our original starting location.  Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3.5, 13 Miles and 2300 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Charlotte

Directions:   Coming from the West (i.e. Chatsworth, Simi Valley, etc.):
Take the 118 East and exit Porter Ranch Drive. You will make a left when exiting the offramp and then a right onto Rinaldi St. Take Rinaldi past Corbin and you will see a park area on your left past the shopping area. You may have to head past the location to turn around and park on the North (Left) side of Rinaldi.

Coming from East (i.e. 405 North):
Take 118 West and exit Tampa. You will make a right when exiting the offramp and head to the left. You will make a left on Rinaldi and park on the right (North) past the townhomes.

Wednesday, November 25: 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

Friday, November 27: Cheeseboro/Bell Canyon.   We will begin with an easy to moderate climb up the Sulphur Springs Trail to Shepherd’s Flat. Then it’s a short ride east on the connector trail, which takes us to a strenuous climb up the power line fireroad. We will descend down the other side and cutoff onto a singletrack that goes though a portion of Bell and Las Virgenes Canyons. Then it’s another strenuous climb up Gaspipe to Sheep's Corral. From here it’s all downhill back to the cars via the Sulphur Spring Trail. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4.5, About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Saturday, November 28: Mishe Mokwa to Kanan Backbone Epic.   There is a new single track trail that connects two favorite sections of Backbone and creates a fantastic epic ride! We begin at the Mishe Mokwa parking lot on Yerba Buena Rd. in Malibu. We’ll ride the Backbone Trail 4.5 miles, cross Yerba Buena, and pick up the Etz Maloy Motorway for a strenuous 2 mile up-and-down run to join the Mulholland-Encinal section of Backbone. At Encinal Cyn Rd, we’ll decend into Trancas Canyon and climb up the other side. After a short distance on fireroad, the connector single track branches off to the left, taking us one mile to Zuma Ridge Motorway. About 200 yards down this fireroad, the Encinal-Kanan Backbone Trail branches off to the right and takes us to the Kanan “3rd tunnel” parking lot. After catching our breath, the ride returns via the same route. Whew, this ride is 32 miles and 90% rolling singletrack on the Backbone Trail! Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T3, 32 Miles and 3500 Feet of Climbing , About 5.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Jay

Directions:   From the 101 Freeway, exit Westlake Blvd and proceed south. After crossing Potrero, the road narrows and becomes Hwy 23. After Mulholland comes in from the left, Hwy 23 becomes Mulholland Hwy. After about 2 more miles, turn right at the stop sign to stay on Mulholland Hwy. Go about ½ mile and turn right on Little Sycamore Cyn Rd. Little Sycamore becomes Yerba Buena Rd. About 4 miles up from Mulholland, look for the Mishe Mokwa Trailhead. Park in the dirt parking lot on the left.

Sunday, November 29: 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.

Wednesday, December 2: 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

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.