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December 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

Tuesday

December 1

12:00 AM (NRMB - GEAR!!)

NRMB JERSEY'S & GEAR- ORDER NOW!!!!

Wednesday

December 2

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T4)

TamaraMTB Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night

Saturday

December 5

9:00 AM (E3 - T2.5)

HuckTour East Reseda Area

Sunday

December 6

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

NormanGrasslands - Short Bulldog Loop

Sunday

December 6

9:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

BobGrasslands to Dam

Sunday

December 6

12:30 PM (Fun! - Fun!)

NRMB Holiday Celebration at Tamara's!!!

Wednesday

December 9

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

JayMTB Reseda at Night

Saturday

December 12

9:00 AM (E5 - T4.5)

TamaraOjai - Shelf Rd to Gridley to Nordhoff Peak

Sunday

December 13

9:00 AM (E4 - T3)

WendyParker Mesa Overlook from Caballero

Wednesday

December 16

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Wednesday

December 16

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Cheeseboro at Night

Saturday

December 19

9:00 AM (3.5 - 3.5)

JayCheeseboro Palo Comado/Sheep Corral/Las Virgenes Cyn

Saturday

December 19

9:00 AM (E2.5 - T3)

BobCheeseboro to Lookout

Sunday

December 20

9:30 AM (E3.5 - T4)

RandySanta Rosa/Wildwood Loop

Sunday

December 20

9:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

KerryGrasslands to Dam

Wednesday

December 23

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

NormanMTB Space Mountain at Night

Saturday

December 26

8:30 AM (E4.0 - T4.0)

NormanChumash / Johnson Mtwy / Chumash

Sunday

December 27

9:30 AM (E4 - T4)

RandyNorth Ranch Rim Trail

Sunday

December 27

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

MichaelSycamore from the Beach & Wood Canyon

Wednesday

December 30

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Steve: Weekday Morning Ride

Thursday

December 31

8:30 PM (Fun! - Fun!)

HuckNew Year's Eve Party 2010!

Friday

January 1

12:01 PM (E3 - T3)

RandySpace Mountain/Rosewood


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Huck - 818 321-8868   hshapiro@bluestrike.com

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@yahoo.com

 

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

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

 

Michael - 805 886-2605   mkwan@silcom.com

Steve - 805 402-3128

 

Kerry - Kerryrichardson01@yahoo.com

Wendy - 818 522-0840   cyberdivachick@yahoo.com

 

Jay - 818 383-8426   jays55@earthlink.net


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

Tuesday, December 1: NRMB JERSEY'S & GEAR- ORDER NOW!!!!.   

You may now order official NRMB Jersey's and Gear including jerseys, shorts, gloves, socks, jackets and more!! Our NRMB Gear is made by one of the finest biking gear manufactures available and only uses the highest quality fabrics and materials. These products are worn by professional teams around the world. You will LOVE everything from the lightweight jerseys, the incredibly comfortable shorts, to the high thread count socks! And you won't believe the prices that have been offered to NRMB for the custom made gear!

Starting December 1st or so, you may check out all NRMB Gear designs and download Order Forms from the NRMB website...go to the NRMB Gear webpage Steve created just for you!    We will also have samples of most of the gear at the Holiday BBQ this Sunday, Dec. 6th @ Tamara’s house. This is the perfect time to order some NRMB Gear for holiday gifts for yourself or others!

THE WINDOW FOR ORDERING THE GEAR WILL ONLY BE A COUPLE OF WEEKS, ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECIEVED BY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16TH!!

Sunday, December 6: NRMB Holiday Celebration at Tamara's!!!.   It's time for a Holiday Celebration and ride!  First we will have both an intermediate and an easier ride starting at Grasslands. After the rides, we will all meet at Tamara's house in Newbury Park to share some holiday cheer. Tamara will be providing a delicious ham and some homemade potato salad. Please bring an appetizer, salad, side dish or dessert to share.  If ham is not your thing then bring something to BBQ if you like.  Tamara will have some non-alcoholic drinks on hand but if you have a preferred beverage be sure to bring it with you. For guests or those that overslept and missed the rides, we should be arriving at Tamara's house around 12:30 p.m. or so.  The more the merrier!  For directions or more information contact at Tamara at 805 375-0709 or  MtnBykGirl@yahoo.com

GIFT EXCHANGE: We will also have a gift exchange. For those who would like to participate, bring a $20 wrapped, new gift.  NO GAG gifts or used items, etc. 

TOY DRIVE! In addition to your gift to swap, we are once again collecting toys on behalf of NRMB for the local toy drive. If you would like to participate, please bring a new, un-wrapped, children’s toy or children’s sporting equipment. All gifts will be delivered to the collection center at a Ventura County local Fire Department.  Every year, thousands of children experience a Christmas morning with no gifts to open, and this year we expect even more children without gifts given the economy.  With the love and support of toy donors like you, many children will receive a new toy this holiday season. 

NRMB JERSEY & GEAR FITTING and ORDERING!!!:  We will have samples of some of the NRMB Gear available for you, so you can try on and order your NRMB Gear at the party! 


Thursday, December 31: New Year's Eve Party 2010!.   Ring in the New Year with plenty of friends, new and old, at New Year's Eve Party 2010!

There will be music, dancing, lots of friends and cheer. There will be some wine, sodas, beer, hors d'oeuvres, and punch provided; you may also want to bring along your beverage of choice, champagne and some finger food or dessert to share.  Dress is formal to dinner/cocktail attire for an exceptional fun night ringing in 2009!  

Invitations will be sent via Evite and RSVPs are greatly be appreciated.  Feel free to bring a friend; the best parties are when we meet new people!

FUN!... MUSIC!... FOOD!....DRINK!.... FRIENDS!....FUN!

Directions:   The party is in Encino. For more details and address, or to be added to the Evite, email Huck 'hshapiro@bluestrike.com' .

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, December 5: Tour East Reseda Area.   This ride covers the East end of Santa Monica Mountain area.

We start with a 1.5 mile ride on the Canyonback (aka East Mandeville) fireroad, or the more technical ridgeline single track that runs parallel out to Mountain Gate.  We then ride along the street for short bit, and then down 3/4 mile on the fire road and explore the North Kenter whoops single track that runs through a jump park. We then will ride back up through Mountain Gate, but this time take Hollyhock down into Mandeville Canyon.  We then climb a moderate/slightly steep fire road up to Westridge (aka West Mandeville).  Next we will ride down to the bottom of Westridge fire road (or descend on the ridgeline single track that runs parallel).  Then it is a short ride on the street over to Queensferry where we will climb Sullivan Canyon fire road.  When we reach Mulholland, we will head East and back down to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T2.5, 16 Miles, About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Huck

Directions:   From SF Valley: From the 101, turn south onto Balboa Blvd, then left onto Magnolia Blvd and right onto Hayvenhurst Ave. Two blocks past Ventura Blvd, bear right, staying on Havenhurst Avenue. After about 3 stop signs, turn right onto Encino Hills Drive. Follow Encino Hills for a few blocks until it meets Mulholland; take the right fork and park. The trailhead is about 250 yards up the road or 17028 Mulholland Drive, Encino CA

South of SF Valley: From the 405N, exit Skirball Center Dr heading toward Mulholland Dr. Turn left at Skirball Center Dr and stay left. Turn left onto Mulholland Dr. Trailhead is 2 miles West on Mulholland.

Sunday, December 6: 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: Norman

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, December 6: Grasslands to Dam.   Starting from De Anza Park, we’ll bike over to Malibu Creek State Park via the Grasslands Trail. Once inside the park, we will proceed along the main fireroad that leads up to Crags Road, which passes through a fairly short but technical rocky streambed (some of the technical parts can be rideable, but you can walk this area to be on the safe side). After a short stop at the M*A*S*H area, we continue on to the dam. We’ll retrace our tracks that take us back to De Anza Park. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T3, 12 Miles and 1400 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Bob

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.

Saturday, December 12: Ojai - Shelf Rd to Gridley to Nordhoff Peak.   This is a beautiful out and back ride on 80% singletrack and affords some spectacular views. We start with an easy two mile warm up on the Shelf Rd fireroad which is both rolling & picturesque.  Then, after a ¼ road ride we’ll cutoff onto a short connector singletrack for a fairly technical climb up to the main Gridley trail.  The first half of Gridley 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, 18 Miles and 3600 Feet of Climbing , About 4.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tamara

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. Just before the main downtown section of Ojai(and before Libbey Park) make a left (north) onto N Signal St. Stay on N. Signal Rd and park at the end of the road.

Sunday, December 13: Parker Mesa Overlook from Caballero.   This is a scenic out and back ride with terrific views along the way and of the ocean and the islands at the Parker Mesa Overlook. 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 and accross Temescal Ridge up to the hub. From here will we ride past Eagles Rock and continue onto Trippet Ranch, then continue onto the Parker Mesa Overlook before turning around. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T3, 22 Miles and 4200 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.

Wednesday, December 16: 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, December 19: Cheeseboro Palo Comado/Sheep Corral/Las Virgenes Cyn.   This loop starts with a climb up the Modelo singletrack.  There are a couple of steep ups and downs along the ridge before we join the Palo Comado fireroad and climb all the way to China Flats.  After a fun and relaxing loop around the valley, we'll descend back down Palo Comado and join the Sheep Corral singletrack to the Overlook.  Now, let's continue on Sheep Corral to the end, including the technical "gaspipe" section that drops us into Las Virgenes Canyon.  After a bit of fireroad, we'll divert onto the steep and narrow shortcut trail, join the Las Virgenes Connector and descend into Cheeseboro Canyon.  It's a short ride from here back to the cars.  The T3.5 rating is because of the gaspipe section. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = 3.5, Technical Rating = 3.5, 17 Miles and 2600 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Jay

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.

Saturday, December 19: Cheeseboro to Lookout.   We will begin with an easy to moderate climb up the Sulphur Springs trail to Shepherd’s Flat. From here we’ll take the Palo Comado connector trail over to the lookout spot. Then we’ll turn around and enjoy some fun downhill all the way back to the cars via the same route as before. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T3, 10 Miles and 1100 Feet of Climbing , About 2 Hours
, Ride Leader: Bob

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, December 20: Santa Rosa/Wildwood Loop.   We start by climbing the hill behind CLU and traverse across the ridge toward the nursery for a quick warm-up. After a short stop we’ll retrace our tracks and cut-off onto the Santa Rosa trail that leads into Wildwood Park. This is a very fun singletrack that is moderate to fairly technical. There are some great views of the Santa Rosa Valley along the way. Once down in Wildwood we’ll head out towards Lizard Rock via the Stagecoach singletrack or the fireroad (your choice). From here we will take the Lizard Rock singletrack down to the valley floor and head on to the falls. Then there’s a fairly steep but relatively short climb up the beginning part of the Lynn Muir trail. After the climb there is a lot of fun to be had on the rest of the singletrack, which leads out to Lynn Road. From here it is just a short road ride back to the cars. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T4, 13 Miles, About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lynn Road exit in Thousand Oaks. At the end of the off-ramp proceed north. Take Lynn for several miles (it will turn into Olsen Road) until you reach Mountclef Blvd. (at CLU). Park on the street at the northwest corner of Mountclef and Olsen.

Sunday, December 20: Grasslands to Dam.   Starting from De Anza Park, we’ll bike over to Malibu Creek State Park via the Grasslands Trail. Once inside the park, we will proceed along the main fireroad that leads up to Crags Road, which passes through a fairly short but technical rocky streambed (some of the technical parts can be rideable, but you can walk this area to be on the safe side). After a short stop at the M*A*S*H area, we continue on to the dam. We’ll retrace our tracks that take us back to De Anza Park. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T3, 12 Miles and 1400 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Kerry

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.

Saturday, December 26: Chumash / Johnson Mtwy / Chumash.   We'll make a moderate to difficult climb up a mostly firm but often rocky singletrack, a.k.a. Chumash (2.8 mi). When we reach Rocky Peak fireroad, at the top, we continue half a mile, ups & downs, to Johnson Mtwy. Then it's a 2.6 mile rocky fireroad descent, quite fun and challenging. After a brief rest we'll climb back up Johnson Mtwy. After another rest, at the top, we go back over to the top of Chumash. Now its a fun, technical, challenge, back down to the cars. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4.0, Technical Rating = T4.0, 12 Miles and 2700 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Norman

Directions:   Take the 118 Freeway to the Yosemite Avenue exit in Simi Valley. At the end of the off-ramp proceed north to Flanagan and make a right. Park on the side of the road at the end of Flanagan.

Sunday, December 27: North Ranch Rim Trail.   How about a ride that starts where this bike club started years and years ago? Lets bike along the northern edge of North Ranch moving east until we get to Dead Cow Road. Then we ride over to the new trail above Double Tree in Oak Park. This leads us back to the bottom of Suicide and back into Oak Park (is that the real name?). Then, instead of backtracking the way we came, there is a new trail just off Falling Star that gets us back to the area above North Ranch and then we backtrack to our cars. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 15 Miles, About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Exit the 101 Freeway on Westlake Blvd and head north for about 4.2 miles. Turn right onto Lang Ranch Parkway (just before Avenida de Los Arboles). The trailhead is about 300 yards east of Westlake Blvd on Lang Ranch Parkway, just before the park on the left side.

Sunday, December 27: 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 gets left behind but help us out by bringing a 2-way radio, set on 5/15

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 guard kiosk.

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, December 30: 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, January 1: 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 12:01 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

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.