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October 2011

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 1

8:30 AM (E4.0 - T4.0)

NormanChumash / Johnson Mtwy / Chumash

Saturday

October 1

8:30 AM (E2 - T2)

DanusiaYerba Buena Backbone Single Track for strong beginners

Sunday

October 2

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TomSycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone Loop

Sunday

October 2

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

MichaelSycamore Canyon from the Beach - Two Foxes & Wood Canyon

Wednesday

October 5

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

CharlotteMTB Lang Ranch/Albertson at Night

Saturday

October 8

9:00 AM (E5 - T5)

TamaraSanta Ana River Trail

Sunday

October 9

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T4)

RandySanta Rosa/Wildwood Loop

Wednesday

October 12

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Space Mountain at Night

Saturday

October 15

7:00 AM (More - Trails!)

Annual COSCA Trail Work Day

Sunday

October 16

7:45 AM (E3.5 - T4)

WendyLas Llajas to Chumash

Wednesday

October 19

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

HuckMTB Cheeseboro at Night

Friday

October 21-23

 (E4-5 - T3-4.5)

Kernville Fat Tire Festival Oct 21st - 23rd

Saturday

October 22

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T5)

CharlotteChilao - Mt. Hillyer & Silver Moccasin (x 2)

Sunday

October 23

8:30 AM (3.5 - 3.5)

JonathanSunset Hills/Lang Ranch

Sunday

October 23

9:00 AM (E2 - T2.5)

KerryCheeseboro for Beginners

Wednesday

October 26

5:45 PM (3.5 - 3.5)

CharlotteMTB Grasslands - Moderate Pace

Wednesday

October 26

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Grasslands at Night

Saturday

October 29

9:00 AM (E5 - T4)

TamaraMt. Pinos

Saturday

October 29

7:00 PM

Halloween Party!!!

Sunday

October 30

7:45 AM (E4 - T4)

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


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Michael - 805 886-2605   mkwan@silcom.com

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@yahoo.com

 

Tom - 805 276-4042   tom.ealy@yahoo.com

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

Kerry - Kerryrichardson01@yahoo.com

Wendy - 818 522-0840   cyberdivachick@yahoo.com

 

Jonathan - 626 375-4531   noossabh@yahoo.com

Huck - 818 321-8868   hshapiro@bluestrike.com

 

Danusia - dbtaber@acsoft.com

Norman - 805 807-3357   norman.mtb@gmail.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, October 15: 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: 7:00-7:45 a.m. 

Things to bring:

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

This year we'll be working to revitalize a trail that had become completely overgrown in the Sunset Hills area.

Friday, October 21: Kernville Fat Tire Festival Oct 21st - 23rd.   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://mtnriver.com/fat_tire_festival.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: 12:00 am.
Endurance Rating = E4-5, Technical Rating = T3-4.5

Saturday, October 29: Halloween Party!!!.   Start thinking about costumes, because Mary and Randy are throwing a scary fun Halloween party!!  Bring a dish to share, Mary will also be providing some yummy treats.  For directions or to be added to the Evite email Randy @ MtBikesMan@aol.com  Time: 7:00 pm.

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, October 1: 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

We usually have harder and easier routes for this ride, with some skipping part or all of Johnson's.

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.

Saturday, October 1: Yerba Buena Backbone Single Track for strong beginners.   We will start our ride at Mishe Mokwa trailhead. This is a fairly gentle trail, built to modern multi-use standards, meaning it's not too steep, reasonably smooth, about 4-feet wide and even when gets overgrown it is perfect for novice riders or for an easy hike. The views are pleasant, but not as good as you get from higher up, for example Etz Meloy Mty, the Sandstone Peak Backbone Trail or Yellow Hill Fire Rd. Nevertheless it's a lot of fun and much less crowded than similar trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. Strong riders and hikers should climb the Yellow Hill Fire Rd spur for much better views of the area.

The Yellow Hill Fireroad is 0.68 miles long and has 350 feet of elevation gain. Some sections are covered with loose rocks so it can be a bit of a technical challenge to ride, particularly on the way down. There are some great views from the top, however, that make the climb worthwhile. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2, 9 Miles and 1130 Feet of Climbing , About 2 Hours
, Ride Leader: Danusia

Co-Sponsored by CORBA (Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association). When you are a beginner it is specially good to carry two-way radio to communicate with a ride leader. Please consider bringing radios.

Directions:   The Mishe Mokwa Trailhead is on Yerba Buena Rd in the Circle X Ranch area and near Sandstone Peak.

From the 101 Freeway, exit at the Westlake Blvd (CA-23 South) and head south. Westlake Blvd turns into Mulholland and then Decker Rd. About 5 miles past Potrero Road, turn west/right onto Mulholland Hwy, then right onto Little Sycamore Canyon Rd. At the Ventura County line, this becomes Yerba Buena, which you follow to the parking area. It's about 4 miles from Mulholland to the parking area.

From the Pacific Coast Highway, turn north on Yerba Buena Rd and drive 7 miles to the trailhead (0.6 miles past the Sandstone Peak Trail parking area).

Sunday, October 2: Sycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone 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. 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 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3.5, 19 Miles and 2900 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tom

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, October 2: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach - Two Foxes & Wood Canyon.   We’ll meet at the parking lot restroom on the hill side of PCH. We begin with a ride up the Big Sycamore Trail. At about three miles, turn left on to Wood Canyon and then a quick right turn to Two Foxes for some single track riding. At the junction with the Sin Nombre trail we have two options: option 1, take Sin Nombre to Ranch Center Road; option 2, less experienced riders can turn right for a short distance and turn left at Big the Sycamore Trail; turn left at the paved Ranch Center Road. We regroup at the water tower and after a short break, continue down Ranch Center Road and turn left at Wood Canyon. The best part of this ride is blasting down Wood Canyon and then back to the main fire road 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, 13 Miles and 950 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Michael

Helmets are mandatory and please bring a two-way radio if you have one, set at 5/25, it helps keep the group together.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to mk4524@yahoo.com

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).

Saturday, October 8: 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, 31 Miles and 3800 Feet of Climbing , About 5.5 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. You'll see the Oaks Restaurant on the left side of the Hwy. Pass the restaurant and drive over the bridge and park in the parking area on the left side of the Hwy. Please note that an adventure pass is rehired for parking in the area. The drive is about 90 to 125 miles depending on where you live 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 please rsvp so we can arrange carpooling.

Sunday, October 9: 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 Lynnmere 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 9:00 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). Or, from the 23 Freeway, exit at Avenida de los Arboles and go west. Turn right on Montclef (third stop sign), cross Olsen Rd. and park on the street.

Sunday, October 16: Las Llajas to Chumash.   We will start at the bottom of Chumash Trail and ride on the street to Las Llajas Canyon, where we climb a gentle fireroad with 530 ft of elevation gain over 3.5 miles. At this point we will turn up the steep Oil Well Road and onto Rocky Peak Fireroad. When we get to the top of Chumash Trail, we'll take a break to catch our breath and let everyone catch up, then ride to the bottom down a mostly firm but often rocky singletrack. Meet at 7:45 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T4, 9 Miles and 1800 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Wendy

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.

Saturday, October 22: Chilao - Mt. Hillyer & Silver Moccasin (x 2).   Please RSVP if you plan to ride. This ride is in the Arroyo Seco backcountry area of the San Gabriel Mountains. Winding through pine trees this ride has beautiful views of the mountains and some of the best singletrack around Southern California.

We will begin at Chilao Station and pedal up a gradual climb on a fireroad leading to Mt. Hillyer and eventually end up at Horse Flats campground (elevation gain approximately 1000 ft). At the top of the fireroad we make a right, climb a bit more, and get to enjoy an incredible descent.  Next we will head over to Silver Moccasin and ride a section of technical singletrack that should keep the more aggressive downhillers grinning all the way back down. Then since it was so much fun, we climb back up and do it again! Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T5, 18 Miles and 2800 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Charlotte

Directions:   Exit the 210 Freeway onto the Angeles Crest Highway 2 going north and proceed up Angeles Crest Hwy 2 for approximately 20 winding miles to Chilao Rd. Make a left and meet at the base of Silver Moccasin about 1/2 mile down the road. An Adventure Pass is required to park in the Angeles Crest Forest.

Sunday, October 23: Sunset Hills/Lang Ranch.   We start by climbing up the Sunset Hills Trail.  This is a moderate climb with a few short steep sections.  This connects to the Woodbridge Loop near Sunset Hills Bl.  We continue east until we cross the paved access road, proceed a short distance, and turn right on the Woodbridge Connector.  We follow that down to the bottom and turn left on the Autumn Ridge Trail to climb Heartbreak Hill.  This hill is a short, wide, and decptively steep fire road climb.  We continue by staying right through two junctions until we reach the Hidden Canyon Trail (AKA Rocky Singletrack) on the left.  After that fun decent, we turn left at the Meadow Vista Trail fire road and climb over the ridge to the Ridgeline Singletrack.  We take that trail out and back and continue down the Meadow Vista Trail to the Long Canyon Trail that splits off to the right.  This is another excellent decent that drops us at the Wood Ranch trailhead.  From there we go west and up the Woodbridge Connector back to the Woodbridge Loop trail and follow our tracks back to the start. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = 3.5, Technical Rating = 3.5, 12 Miles and 2400 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Jonathan

This is a new trailhead and a new route for NRMB, so don't assume that you have been to this starting point. You can click on "Directions" to see exactly where to go in Google Maps. The mileage and climbing values are estimates until I GPS it. I will email more accurate figures when the date is near.

Directions:   Take the 101 freeway to the 23 North, or take the 118 freeway to the 23 South. From the 23 Freeway, exit at Sunset Hills Bl. Go East on Sunset Hills Bl. for 0.2 miles to Erbes. Turn left at the four-way stop on Erbes. Go 0.7 miles on Erbes to the dirt lot on the right.

Sunday, October 23: 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 Flat) 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.

Saturday, October 29: Mt. Pinos.   There’s nothing like mountain biking in the pines!!! Mt. Pinos is the tallest peak in Ventura County at over 8000 feet. Although it’s a strenuous ride up the mountain it’s mucho fun (especially on the downhill return). We will ride the very scenic McGill Trail to the top of Mt. Pinos. It’s a tough climb so we’ll make a few stops on the way up. We’ll bike to the peak and take in the awesome 360* view. The trip back is a blast and descends along the same trail. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T4, 19 Miles and 4400 Feet of Climbing , About 4.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tamara

Directions:   Drive up Interstate 5 about 25 miles North of Magic Mountain. Exit at the Fraizer Park exit. Turn left and go under the freeway. Stay on Frazier Park Road; avoid the left turn at the intersection of Lockwood Valley Road about 7 miles from I-5, continuing on to the right, as Frazier Park Road becomes Cuddy Valley Road. At about 11.5 miles from I-5, stay left on Cuddy Valley Road, which becomes Mount Pinos Road, as the road curves left at an intersection with a road leading towards the Pine Mountain Club. Shortly after the left curve you will see a big dirt lot on the right. The ride starts there. Allow at least 90 minutes for the drive from the Conejo Valley area.

Sunday, October 30: Caballero/Roger's Rd/Rustic Cyn/Sullivan Cyn.   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 head downhill over to Squirrel Cage dropping us into Sullivan Canyon. We will climb the canyon back to Mulholland. Then back to Caballero and the cars. Meet at 7:45 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 20 Miles and 3600 Feet of Climbing , About 4.5 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.

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 - Moderate Pace.   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 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 - Moderate Pace.   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 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 Chumash at Night.   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.

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 - Moderate Pace.   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 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/Las Virgenes View - Moderate Pace.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Las Virgenes Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Las Virgenes toward the ocean. Park in one of the dirt areas on the corner of Las Virgenes and Mulholland.

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 Grasslands/New Millennium/Las Virgenes View.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Las Virgenes Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Las Virgenes toward the ocean. Park in one of the dirt areas on the corner of Las Virgenes and Mulholland.

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 1.5 miles to the dead end.

MTB Las Virgenes Cyn - Moderate Pace.   From the 101, exit Las Virgenes and turn North (away from the ocean). Proceed approximately 1.5 miles to the dead end.

MTB Malibu Creek State Park.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Las Virgenes Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Las Virgenes toward the ocean. Park in one of the dirt areas on the corner of Las Virgenes and Mulholland.

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 - Moderate Pace.   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 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 - Moderate Pace.   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 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 - Moderate Pace.   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 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.