web site: www.nrmbc.org
885 St. Charles Dr. #11, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805 373-8824 e-mail: mtbikesman@aol.com

August 2013

Looking for a map link to the trailhead? Just click on the "directions" under the ride write-up, this is a link to google maps! And 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

August 3

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

Charlotte & Tamara: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach and BBQ

Saturday

August 3

9:30 AM (E2.0 to E2.5 - T2)

Kevin & Michael: Sycamore from Beach & Wood Canyon & BBQ

Saturday

August 3

12:30 PM (Fun! - Fun!)

SUMMER BEACH BBQ!!

Sunday

August 4

9:00 AM (E2.5 - T2)

MichelleSycamore Canyon Trail to the Beach

Wednesday

August 7

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

NormanMTB Space Mountain at Night

Saturday

August 10

8:00 AM (E5 - T4)

TamaraBackbone @ Kanan w/ Two Out & Backs to Zuma Ridge & Corral Cyn (Int & Adv)

Sunday

August 11

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

RandySpace Mountain/Rosewood

Wednesday

August 14

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T4)

NormanMTB Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night

Saturday

August 17

8:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

KevinGrasslands to Dam

Saturday

August 17

8:30 AM (E3.5 to 4 - T4)

NormanNorth China Cow Ride!

Sunday

August 18

11:00 AM (E2.5 - T0)

RandyBike and Blade on the World Famous LA Beach Path

Wednesday

August 21

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Cheeseboro at Night

Saturday

August 24

8:30 AM (E3.5 - T3)

JesseTurnbull Canyon

Sunday

August 25

8:30 AM (E4 - T4)

JonathanSanta Rosa/Lower SR/Liz Rock/Upper SR

Wednesday

August 28

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

CharlotteMTB Malibu Creek State Park - Bulldog

Saturday

August 31

8:30 AM (E5 - T4)

TamaraMt. Pinos with Bonus Shuttle


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Jonathan - 626 375-4531   noossabh@yahoo.com

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@yahoo.com

 

Kevin - 310 391-3919   smaug@smaugslair.com

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

Michelle - 805 815-1825   tee2sea@hotmail.com

Norman - 805 807-3357   norman.mtb@gmail.com

 

Jesse - 818 968-4104   jesstator@ettingerproductions.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, August 3: SUMMER BEACH BBQ!!.   It's time for our Big Summer Beach BBQ!!  After the rides we will hangout at the beach, play some frisbee and badminton, swim in the surf along with a big BBQ.  Bring something to grill, something to share and something to drink.  You may also want to bring along a towel, a change of clothes if you are riding, beach chair, etc.  Charlotte will be arriving early to reserve some tables.  If you are not riding in the morning, look for tables that have blue tablecloths and NRMB notes posted on them.  The BBQ should be underway around 12:30 p.m.

Directions:   For those who are coming just for the BBQ at Sycamore Cove or riding, most will park in Sycamore Cove then ride across PCH to meet on the park side of Pacific Coast Hwy 1 for the ride in Sycamore Cyn. (For biking meet in front of the restrooms in Sycamore Cyn, located by the campground/ parking lot area, turn left after you pass the guard).

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). Sycamore Cove and is on the left 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. Sycamore Cove is on the right side.

If you donít want to pay the $12 fee for parking in the lot you can look for parking on PCH.

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, August 3: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach and BBQ.   We will break into 2 groups with a faster group and an intermediate group heading up Overlook.  We will climb up the Overlook Fireroad, enjoying the fabulous surrounding ocean views. After crossing over to Backbone we will make our descent to the canyon floor via Backbone or Guadelasca, and eventually back to the ocean side of Sycamore. The faster group will head up Wood Canyon and down Sage . After the rides we will meet up with all of the riders, hangout at the beach and have a big BBQ. Be sure to bring something to grill, something to share and something to drink with you to the ride in a cooler. Also, you may want to bring along a towel, a change of clothes, beach chair, etc.  Most will park on the beach side in the morning even though we are meeting on the park side for the ride. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3.5, 15 Miles, About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Charlotte & Tamara

Tamara will be leading the faster paced ride and Charlotte will lead the intermediate ride.

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 donít 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, August 3: Sycamore from Beach & Wood Canyon & BBQ.   We will 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;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. After the ride we will meet with the other riders on the Beach side of Hwy 1 for a great BBQ and to hangout and enjoy. Be sure to bring something to grill, something to share and something to drink with you to the ride in a cooler. Also, you may want to bring along a towel, change of clothes, beach chair, etc.  Most will park on the beach side in the morning even though we are meeting on the park side for the ride. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.0 to E2.5, Technical Rating = T2, 13 Miles and 800 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Kevin & Michael

Directions:   For those who are coming just for the BBQ at Sycamore Cove or riding, most will park in Sycamore Cove then ride across PCH to meet on the park side of Pacific Coast Hwy 1 for the ride in Sycamore Cyn. (For biking meet in front of the restrooms in Sycamore Cyn, located by the campground/ parking lot area, turn left after you pass the guard).

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). Sycamore Cove and is on the left 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. Sycamore Cove is on the right side.

If you donít want to pay the $12 fee for parking in the lot you can look for parking on PCH.

Sunday, August 4: Sycamore Canyon Trail to the Beach.   We will ride the Wendy connector trail over to the Big Sycamore Fireroad, Sin Nombre, Two Foxes and pedal all the way down to the beach. After a break weíll head 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 = E2.5, Technical Rating = T2, 18 Miles and 1800 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Michelle

This ride is for the Strong Beginner and up...

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.

Saturday, August 10: Backbone @ Kanan w/ Two Out & Backs to Zuma Ridge & Corral Cyn (Int & Adv).   This ride is a combination of two out & back rides that is on 100% singletrack and is 200% fun. This ride will have both an advanced and intermediate option depending on when you start the ride. The advanced group will start at the posted ride time and ride the 1st out & back section of the Backbone Trail over to the Zuma Ridge Motorway. This section is approximately 5 miles roundtrip with 600' of climbing.  Then we'll pick up the intermediate riders back at the Kanan parking lot 1 hour later and do the 2nd out & back over to the parking area at the top of Corral Canyon. This section is approximately 14 miles roundtrip with 2600' of climbing.  Backbone has a lot of ups and downs and is quite technical in some sections.  The posted meeting/ride time and ride rating are for the advanced ride. The meeting time for the intermediate ride is 1 hour later than the posted time and the ride rating is E4:T4.  The meeting spot for both rides is on Kanan. Meet at 8:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T4, 19 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 the third tunnel (don't forget to count them). Park in the paved parking area just before the tunnel. If you are coming from PCH then look for the parking area just after the first tunnel on the left.

Sunday, August 11: 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 weíll continue along the Los Robles Trail to the "Lookout" and take a break at the picnic table. Then itís 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 9:00 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.

Saturday, August 17: 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 8:30 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: Kevin

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, August 17: North China Cow Ride!.   From the trailhead in Oakpark, we work our way to the Hidden Meadows trail via urban mountain biking on pavement. We climb the fun Hidden Meadows trail to the Oak Brook vista trail and after a fun descent this takes us into Lang Ranch. We then pedal up the Albertson motorway trail. There is an option to climb up the Lang Ranch ridge trail to the top of rocky single track trail to enjoy the fun descent. We continue up Albertson's and climb up to China Flats. We then make a circuit of the China Flats loop and the shorter option is to cut straight across China Flats, both heading over to Dead Cow road. We take this fun technical descent down Dead Cow. There is the option of either taking Dead Cow to the bottom with a easy pedal via pavement back to the cars. Or take the fun Rock Ridge trail which takes us to the Suicide trail. We then make our way down the lower part of Suicide back to the cars! Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5 to 4, Technical Rating = T4, 15 Miles and 2900 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Norman

Directions:   From the 101 Fwy and exit at Kanan Rd and turn North (away from the ocean). Proceed approx 2.7 miles and turn right on Hollytree Drive. Immediately turn left into Oak Canyon Community Park. Don't park in the first lot which is immediately to your left (that is the duck pond), drive up a bit and park in the next parking lot on your left near the bathrooms.

Sunday, August 18: Bike and Blade on the World Famous LA Beach Path.   This is the ultimate California experience. We meet at the Merry-Go-Round at Santa Monica Pier and cruise down to Hermosa Beach to see all the beach sights. We’ll dine in splendor on the beach in Hermosa Beach and then head back. It takes all day but it is a great way to see the sights along the beach. You can ride your mountain bike, road bike, beach cruiser or even rollerblade this ride. Meet at 11:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T0, 30 Miles, About 5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   From the Ventura County area: Take Pacific Coast Hwy 1 South towards Santa Monica until you get to the pier. From San Fernando Valley: Take the 405 Fwy South. Exit on Santa Monica Blvd. and make a right turn from the ramp. Turn left on Ocean Avenue. On the right side, you'll see the Santa Monica Pier as you arrive in Santa Monica. There is parking with a flat rate of approximately $8.

Saturday, August 24: Turnbull Canyon.   Turnbull Canyon is one of the best-hidden gems of Southern California located in Hacienda Hills/Whittier. We will start out on the fire road which winds us gradually up to the top and then enjoy a multitude of intermediate downhill single track trails. There are quite a combination of trails with dirt, gravel, rock, switch backs, jumps (optional), fast wide trails along with great views of Downtown. Our route will include Rattlesnake downhill, cross over to Worsham Canyon, back for the 7th Street Loop, 3 B's and a bonus single track down to Greenleaf.   Definitely a new trail area not to be missed. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3, 16 Miles and 3000 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Jesse

Please bring plenty of water, a snack, a radio tuned to 5.25, a spare inner tube, a pump or compressed air, a helmet . . . and a mountain bike. Yes, please bring a mountain bike.

Directions:

From Conejo or SF Valley:
Take US 101 South to CA-60 East Fwy and then Exit 12 to head South on I-605 Fwy. (Alternate route 101 South to 134 East to I-5 South to CA-60 East to I-605 South)

ALL Locations from 605 Fwy:
Take exit 16 for Beverly Blvd E off the 605 Fwy.
Go east on Beverly blvd about 3 miles and park on side of the road near the gate when you just enter the canyon park. If the little lot is full, park back West about 1/4 mile along Beverly in front of the houses. The trail entrance is on the left at the big gate.

We will ride our bikes. It will be fun.

Directions:   From Conejo or SF Valley:
Take US 101 South to CA-60 East Fwy and then Exit 12 to head South on I-605 Fwy. (Alternate route 101 South to 134 East to I-5 South to CA-60 East to I-605 South)
ALL Locations from 605 Fwy:
Take exit 16 for Beverly Blvd E off the 605 Fwy.
Go east on Beverly blvd about 3 miles and park on side of the road near the gate when you just enter the canyon park. If the little lot is full, park back West about 1/4 mile along Beverly in front of the houses. Trail entrance is on the left at the big gate.

Sunday, August 25: Santa Rosa/Lower SR/Liz Rock/Upper SR.   This ride includes the Lower Butte Trail , the newer Shooting Star Trail, and an eastbound trip along the entire Upper Santa Rosa trail. We start with the usual out and back ride toward the YMCA camp for a quick warm-up and regroup at the cross. We will continue west on the Santa Rosa Trail until just past the driveway crossing where we go left at the T and take the Lower Butte Trail to Wildwood Ave. We'll ride up the pavement for about 1/4 mile to the Santa Rosa connector trail on the right. This fun little spur takes us back to the SR trail where we go right for a short distance and then left on the Shooting Star Trail down to the valley floor. We turn left on the Lower SR Trail and continue west until we climb up the Box Canyon Trail to Lizard Rock. Then, it's down to Paradise Falls via the Lizard Rock Trail, along the canyon, and back up the fire road to Parking Lot 2 and the Mesa Trail. We climb UP the Santa Rosa switchbacks and continue eastbound on the Upper SR trail all the way back to our starting point. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 15 Miles and 2150 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Jonathan

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 Mountclef (at the stop sign after Moorpark Rd.), cross Olsen Rd. and park on the street.

Saturday, August 31: Mt. Pinos with Bonus Shuttle.   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. Once back to the cars, we’ll shuttle everyone back to the upper parking lot for a bonus downhill on the now-familiar trail!  Please RSVP if you plan to ride!  Also, let me know if you have a vehicle that can carry 4 bikes and are willing to help shuttle to the top (we will bring you back to get your vehicle.) Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T4, 25 Miles and 3400 Feet of Climbing , About 6 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.

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 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 CLU/Santa Rosa at Night.   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 Mountclef (at the stop sign after Moorpark Rd.), cross Olsen Rd. and park on the street.

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.   From Thousand Oaks take the 118 and exit at Rocky Peak Rd. Turn right, and then an immediate left onto Santa Susana Pass Rd. Proceed to Iverson Rd. and turn left. From the the South, from the 118 exit Topanga Cyn Blvd & turn left. Turn right on Santa Susana Pass Rd., and right onto Iverson Rd.
Parking is just outside the gate, near the underpass in Iverson Rd.

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. Parking is on the street.

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 Malibu Creek State Park - Bulldog.   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. Turn right onto Mulholland and proceed a 1/4 mile and park on the road at the trailhead.

MTB New Millennium/Las Virgenes View/Grasslands.   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 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 youíve 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.