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

April 2014

During the rainy winter months, if the ground is wet, contact the ride scheduler on the morning of the ride to see if it's been relocated to a drier trail. There may also be a notice on the web site (http://www.nrmbc.org), or the NRMB egroup, but don't rely on this if there is not a comment.

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!

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

Wednesday

April 2

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

Jay B.MTB Grasslands/Las Virgenes View at Night

Saturday

April 5

8:30 AM (E 3.5 - T 4.0)

JesseTapia Canyon Advanced Intermediate

Sunday

April 6

8:30 AM (E3.5 - T3)

JonathanNewbury Park & Dos Vientos Figure 8

Wednesday

April 9

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

CharlotteMTB Cheeseboro at Night

Saturday

April 12

8:30 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

JesseBrown Mountain Summit and El Preito

Sunday

April 13

9:00 AM (E4 - T4)

TomCheeseboro/Modelo/China Flats/Gas Pipe/Pump Road

Sunday

April 13

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

MichaelSycamore Canyon from the Beach - Two Foxes & Wood Canyon

Wednesday

April 16

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

Jay B.MTB Topanga Area at Night

Saturday

April 19

8:30 AM (E4 - T4)

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

Sunday

April 20

8:30 AM (E4.5 - T4)

JonathanSunset Hills/Lang Ranch/Dead Cow Rd.

Sunday

April 20

9:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

RandyGrasslands to Dam

Wednesday

April 23

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Space Mountain at Night

Saturday

April 26

8:00 AM (Trails! - BBQ!)

Sycamore Canyon Trail Days, BBQ & Camping 2014

Sunday

April 27

8:30 AM (E5 - T5)

TamaraLower Merrill to Inspiration Point, Mid Merrill, Sunset & El Prieto

Sunday

April 27

9:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

RandyCheeseboro to Lookout

Wednesday

April 30

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Sycamore Canyon at Night


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

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

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@yahoo.com

 

Jonathan - 626 375-4531   noossabh@yahoo.com

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

Jesse - 818 968-4104   jesstator@ettingerproductions.com

Steve - 805 402-3128

 

Jay B. - 818 535-3523   jaybergman@pacbell.net

Michael - 805 886-2605   mkwan@silcom.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 schedulers 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, April 26: Sycamore Canyon Trail Days, BBQ & Camping 2014.   Once a year we have an opportunity to work on the trails and then BBQ and camp at Danielson Multiuse Area in Sycamore Canyon. It is opened annually for the Santa Monica Mountains Trail Days! This is a unique opportunity to work on the trails that we enjoy so much in Sycamore Canyon followed by a BBQ, prizes, and camping on Friday and/or Saturday night. In past years a bunch of us worked on the trails, took in the BBQ, etc. and than camped in the quiet heart of the canyon. The drawing was fabulous, everyone won at least one prize and there was lots of cool stuff! Enjoying a cold beer after the trail work under the sycamore and oak trees with the breeze blowing through the canyon while the BBQ is cooking, what a treat! This is hands down the best day to get in your trail maintenance work! You can help with the trailwork on Saturday and/or Sunday. Camping is optional, you may leave with the escort after the BBQ. Following is the info from the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council that hosts the event.

TRAIL DAYS is a weekend for individuals and groups to build new trails and restore old ones. Partners with California State Parks include Concerned Off Road Bicyclist Assn. (CORBA), Santa Monica Mountains Task Force of Sierra Club, Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council, California Native Plant Society (CNPS), National Park Service, and others.

Schedule at a glance

Friday night April 25
- arrive for overnight camping (optional). Bagels and hot beverages supplied Saturday morning for campers.

Saturday April 26
- Trailwork, barbecue dinner, prize give-away. Bring your own lunch. Optional overnight camping. Bagels and hot beverages supplied Sunday morning for campers.

Sunday April 27
- Trailwork, prize give-away. Bring your own lunch.

You can volunteer to help out on Saturday, Sunday, or both.

BRING:
 LUNCHES, BEVERAGES, SNACKS AND WATER. Tools and instruction on using them are provided.

WEAR:
Gloves, hat, long pants, protective clothing, and work boots or sturdy shoes.

REGISTRATION:
Advance registration is required for the following activities, and appreciated by April 21st! Links to register online are below.

TRAILWORK: Saturday and/or Sunday. Help out with one or both! There are also opportunities to help out in the camp instead of trailwork.

CAMPING:
Free camping Friday and/or Saturday nights for volunteers at the Danielson Multi-use Area located under the sycamores and oaks in the heart of Point Mugu State Park.

DINNER:
Sat. Night Barbecue Free FOR VOLUNTEERS. Bring appetizers and beverages.

DIRECTIONS:
Ventura Freeway to Wendy in Newbury Park; S to Potrero Road, turn right; at Reino bear left to NPS service road (first driveway). Cars will be escorted into and out of the park only at designated times. DON'T BE LATE or you won't be able to drive in.

VEHICLE ACCESS:
You will be able to caravan into and out of the park by vehicle only at a few designated times. See the online registration forms for details of these times.

Saturday Registration: http://www.meetup.com/CORBAmtb/events/173599122/
Sunday Registration: http://www.meetup.com/CORBAmtb/events/154204972/

 Time: 8:00 am.

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, April 5: Tapia Canyon Advanced Intermediate.   Advanced-Intermediate single-track lovers seeking thrills, this is your ride! We begin at the Castaic Sports Complex, riding about a mile to the Tapia Canyon Fire Road. We follow the fire road about 3.5 miles gradually up to the Twin Power Towers to regroup, catch our breath and snap a photo or two. Our first single track descent takes us down Kona. Kona is akin to Sin Nombre on steroids . . . long, flowing sections of single track with twists and turns, rollers and a few jumps that put a smile on your face. It offers several braided sections, giving riders a chance to customize their descent. The fun continues as Kona funnels down to the Creek Bed Trail, then to Karl's Trail, eventually depositing us about a third of the way up Tapia Canyon Fire Road, where we climb back to the power towers. Once regrouped we hit our second descent, Burn Victim. Burn Victim is a ridge traverse followed by a couple of thrilling straightaway drops into a canyon that parallels and eventually intersects Kona. Our third descent from the power towers takes us down Top Dog and Dog Tag, two flow trails with a few tight turns and moderate rollers to amp you up.  Finally, we take the Creek Bed Trail to Tapia Canyon Fire Road back to the power towers for the icing on the cake. We ride a combination of single track and fire road over to one of the most thrilling adventures in Southern California, the G-Out single track. We begin by taking the Sidewinder Trail as a warm up, depositing us into a seat-of-your-pants, bobsled-type ride through a desert canyon. G-Out is packed with a few switchbacks, BMX-type rollers, off-cambered turns and generous flow sections. It is TECHNICAL, gets the heart pumping, suspension squishing, gears shifting . . . and puts a huge smile on your face. Think El Prieto without all the rocks and drop-offs. From the bottom of G-Out we take the Charlie Canyon Fire Road back to the Sports Complex, wide smiles affixed to our faces. THIS RIDE TAKES PLACE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, MADE AVAILABLE TO MOUNTAIN BIKERS BY GRACIOUS RESIDENTS OF THE COMMUNITY. WHILE CLIMBING THE LOWER SECTION OF TAPIA CANYON FIRE ROAD WE ARE ASKED TO STAY TO THE RIGHT, RIDING SINGLE-FILE WITH A MINIMUM OF NOISE, UNTIL WE REACH THE THRESHOLD OF THE WHITE GATE ABOUT HALFWAY UP TO THE POWER TOWERS. FAILURE TO COMPLY JEOPARDIZES EVERYONE'S PRIVILEGE TO THIS AREA. CONSULT THE RIDE LEADER IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E 3.5, Technical Rating = T 4.0, 22 Miles and 2100 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Jesse

We will ride our mountain bikes. It will be fun.

Directions:   From the I-5 / I-405 interchange, take I-5 northbound 17 miles to the PARKER ROAD exit. Turn right/east on RIDGE ROUTE ROAD, then right/south on CASTAIC ROAD. Park at the Castaic Sports Complex, 0.2 miles south on the east/left side of the road, one block past the Aquatic Center. Outdoor restrooms are located near the soccer fields.

31320 North Castaic Road
Castaic, CA 91384

Sunday, April 6: Newbury Park & Dos Vientos Figure 8.   This will be a bit of a roller-coaster of a ride along trails that go up and down the hills in the open spaces of Newbury Park and Dos Vientos. None of the hills are long grinds but the frequent changes in pace should keep you on your toes! Along the way we'll see the twin ponds, some trails the equestrians would like to keep to themselves, and one trail that almost nobody knows about. We'll also see lots of houses below us with people parked on their sofas watching TV while we're having fun on our bikes! Most of our route will be on singletrack (including one that was built in the spring of 2011 that allows us to connect this all together), with some fireroad and a block or two on pavement a few times to connect it all up. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3, 16 Miles and 2500 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Jonathan

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, April 12: Brown Mountain Summit and El Preito.   We begin in Hahamonga Watershed Park at the base of Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Alta Dena, heading south across Devil's Gate Dam to a northbound trail head on the southeast side of the watershed. We join the Gabrielino Trail via the JPL employee parking lot, ascend the Fern Truck Trail to the Brown Mountain Saddle, catch our breath, then summit Brown Mountain. After another respite we enjoy down-hill action back to the Saddle. ADVANCED RIDERS may opt for a run down the east side of the Fern Truck Trail and the HIGHLY TECHNICAL El Prieto Trail, while the rest of the group descends Fern Truck Trail. Both routes lead back to the junction of the Gabrielino Trail. Once regrouped we head back to Hahamonga Watershed Park via trails on the eastern perimeter of JPL, including a one-quarter mile stretch of tricky gravel. THE EL PRIETO TRAIL IS OPTIONAL ON THIS RIDE, AND CARRIES A T RATING OF 4.0. IT REQUIRES GREAT SKILL AND CONTROL. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3.5, 16 Miles and 2500 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Jesse

We will ride our mountain bikes. It will be fun.

Directions:   [From Conejo Valley & Points West]
Take US-101 S to CA-134 E to CA-2 N to I-210 E. Take the first exit, CA-2 N, Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada/Flintridge. Turn right/south. Make a left at the second light, Foothill Boulevard, heading east. Cross the intersection at Oak Grove Drive about 3/4 of a mile later, and head straight into the the park. Follow the unnamed road about 500 feet and take the first left turn, followed by a quick right at the stop sign at the bottom of the hill. An ample parking lot is on your right, near the soccer & baseball fields, just before the watershed. If that lot is full, use overflow parking on the dirt lot in the watershed. Rides start & end at the paved lot.

[From Pasadena & Points East]
Navigate to I-210 W. Exit at Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada/Flintridge. Turn right/east on Foothill Boulevard, heading east. Cross the intersection at Oak Grove Drive about 3/4 of a mile later, and head straight into the the park. Follow the unnamed road about 500 feet and take the first left turn, followed by a quick right at the stop sign at the bottom of the hill. An ample parking lot is on your right, near the soccer & baseball fields, just before the watershed. If that lot is full, use overflow parking on the dirt lot in the watershed. Rides start & end at the paved lot.

****Don't park in spots on the upper road near the entrance of the park. They're limited to two hours.****

Sunday, April 13: Cheeseboro/Modelo/China Flats/Gas Pipe/Pump Road.   We will begin by climbing the Modelo single track then continue onto the Palo Comado Canyon Fire Road up to China Flats for the loop back DOWN Palo Camado Fire road. Then back up to the Overlook, leading to a fun descent to Sheppard’s flat.  We then head towards the fun Gas Pipe Trail into Las Virgines Canyon which connects us to Pump Road. After dropping back into the park, we climb back up the Modelo Connector only, then back down the original Modelo single track to the cars.

This ride is rated a T4 due to the Gas Pipe Section Only. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 19 Miles and 3000 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: 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.

Sunday, April 13: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach - Two Foxes & Wood Canyon.   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. 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 Scheduler: Michael

Please be sure to bring a radio set on 5/25 so we don't lose anyone.

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, April 19: 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 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 19 Miles and 3104 Feet of Climbing , About 4.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Charlotte

There is an easier option for this as well. If you don't want to do the big loop, peeps can ride Roger's Road to the Oak Tree and turn around, which would be a E3.5 T3.5 ride.

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, April 20: Sunset Hills/Lang Ranch/Dead Cow Rd..   This is an epic ride with lots of climbing and technical descents. We start up the Sunset Hills Trail including a bonus loop (built by CORBA in October 2011) up and over a few short steep sections and down to the Woodbridge Loop. We'll take the Woodbridge Connector to the Autumn Ridge Trail, up the steep (but short) Heartbreak Hill. Keeping right, we climb up to the the start of the Rocky Singletrack on the left at the crest of the hill. After that fun descent, we climb the Albertson Motorway, go part way around China Flats, and enjoy the downhill technical challenges of Dead Cow Rd. We will endure a few blocks of street riding to the Hidden Meadows trail at the end of Falling Star. This twisty trail connects to the Oak Brook vista trail, which takes us along the ridge and down another fun descent to Lang Ranch Pkwy where we turn right. Then, it's a left on Oak Valley Ln. to the Autumn Ridge trailhead. That leads us back to the Woodbridge Loop and to the Sunset Hills Trail. On the way back down, we bypass the bonus loop and take the original trail (all downhill) to the finish. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4.5, Technical Rating = T4, 18 Miles and 3800 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Jonathan

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 and turn left on Erbes at the four-way stop. Go 0.7 miles on Erbes to the dirt lot on the right.

Sunday, April 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 Scheduler: Randy

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, April 27: Lower Merrill to Inspiration Point, Mid Merrill, Sunset & El Prieto.   This is a long ride with lots of singletrack thrills, technical challenges and good ‘ol So Cal history. We will park at JPL parking lot, ride pavement eastbound for a few miles, then up the Lower Sam Merrill where we will discover the ruins of what was once a very sheik resort and listen to Echo Mountain mock us. We will then ride the remains of the old Mt. Lowe Railroad Trail, up to the Inspiration Point where, if it’s a clear day, will offer some of the best views of the greater LA area you’ll find anywhere. Now the fun begins as we go down the Middle Sam Merrill, then down Sunset Trail, both white-knuckle adventures. For those not interested in the technical white-knuckle adventures, you can descend back down Mt. Lowe fireroad and meet up at Millard Campgrounds. Then the fun continues as we ride up Millard Canyon fireroad over to El Prieto singletrack which we take down and through the Arroyo, and back to the JPL parking lot. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T5, 21 Miles and 4100 Feet of Climbing , About 5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Tamara

Directions:   From Thousand Oaks: 101E; 134E; 2N; to 210E or 23N; or take 118E to 210E. Take 210 East and exit at Windsor/Arroyo Blvd., turn left at the off ramp onto Windsor and continue for about a mile. Park in the paved parking area on the left near the entrance to JPL, just before the street curves to the right becoming Ventura Street.

Sunday, April 27: 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 9:30 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 Scheduler: Randy

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

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:

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 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.

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/Las Virgenes View 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 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 Johnson's Motorway at Night.   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 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 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 - Bulldog at Night.   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 Malibu Creek State Park at Night.   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 New Millennium/Las Virgenes View/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 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 Topanga Area at Night.   From Thousand Oaks: take the 101 South and exit at Mulholland Dr/Valley Circle Blvd. Turn left on Calabasas Rd then make first right on Mulholland Dr. Drive approx 1.75 miles and turn right (south) on Topanga Cyn Blvd. Drive approx 3 miles and make a left on Viewridge Rd (just past the summit). Park at end of Viewridge Rd. From the East SF Valley: take the 101 North and exit at Topanga Cyn Blvd SOUTH. Drive South for 3.5 miles and make a left on Viewridge Rd (just past the summit). Park at the end of the Viewridge Rd.

MTB 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.

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.