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

May 2014

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

Saturday

May 3

9:00 AM (E4.5 - T4)

Jay B.Topanga / Red Rock / Calabasas Peak

Saturday

May 3

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

RandyReseda to the Foundation

Sunday

May 4

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

TomGrasslands - Short Bulldog Loop

Wednesday

May 7

6:00 PM (E4 - T4)

TamaraMTB Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night

Saturday

May 10

8:15 AM (E5 - T5)

TamaraSanta Ana River Trail (South Fork to Mentone), The Whole Enchilada!

Sunday

May 11

9:00 AM (E 3.5 - T 4.0)

JesseTapia Canyon Advanced Intermediate

Sunday

May 11

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

MichaelSycamore Canyon from the Beach - Two Foxes & Wood Canyon

Wednesday

May 14

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Cheeseboro at Night

Saturday

May 17

8:30 AM (E5 - T4)

TamaraMt. Pinos with Bonus Shuttle

Saturday

May 17

9:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

RandyGrasslands to Dam

Sunday

May 18

9:30 AM (E3 - T4)

RandyCheeseboro/Gas Pipe/Las Virgenes

Wednesday

May 21

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

CharlotteMTB Malibu Creek State Park - Bulldog at Night

Saturday

May 24

9:30 AM (E3.5 - T4)

RandySanta Rosa/Wildwood Loop

Sunday

May 25

8:30 AM (E4.5 - T3.5)

JonathanSycamore: Backbone/Guadalasca/Overlook/Backbone

Wednesday

May 28

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

Jay B.MTB Topanga Area at Night

Saturday

May 31

9:00 AM (E2-E4 - T3-T4)

WendyDanusia Taber's 1st Annual Memorial Ride & Fundraiser

Sunday

June 1

8:30 AM (E4.5 - T4)

JonathanSanta Rosa/Lower SR/Liz Rock/Lynnmere Loop


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

Wendy - 818 522-0840   cyberdivachick@yahoo.com

 

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, May 31: Danusia Taber's 1st Annual Memorial Ride & Fundraiser.   Please join us for the 1st annual Danusia Taber Memorial ride at MCSP at 9AM. (Malibu Creek State Park). This ride will be to honor Danusia Taber who passed away in May of 2013 of Leimyosarcoma, a rare cancer. This is also a fund raiser ride for the Sarcoma Alliance the non profit that helped Danusia in her time of need. Please donate prior to the ride in Danusia’s Memory here: http://sarcomaalliance.org/donate/donate-now/. You can also bring cash or a check made out to The Sarcoma Alliance and turn it into me at the Memorial site at 9am. Danusia was instrumental in getting GGR off the ground. She was there from the beginning with direction, motivation and helping with partnerships such as CORBA. She was a CORBA board member, an MBU patroller, a mentor and great friend to many. Before she passed, she approved the Danusia Bell program. These are small bells to place on your bike or pack alerting other trail users you are there. 100% of these profits also go to the Sarcoma Alliance per Danusia. You can purchase your Danusia bells here: http://www.girlzgoneriding.com/ggr_products/ or here: http://corbamtb.com/store/store.shtml. We will have 3 levels of rides: • Beginner & Advanced Beginner: Riding to the damn and back: about 8 miles • Intermediate: Short Bulldog loop & Grasslands: about 15 miles with 1500 feet of climbing • Advanced: New Millennium Loop & Grasslands: about 19 miles with 3400 feet of climbing. All riders will meet at the Memorial spot at 9am to have a brief revisit of Danusia's life and why we are there for her and the fund raising efforts. If you have a story to tell about Danusia, I will open up the area to anyone who does. We would love to hear it! She was a character and we all have many great stories! Please meet at the SOUTH end of Mott Motorway where the memorial service was held last year: http://www.venturacountytrails.org/TrailMaps/MalibuCreek/AreaTrails.htm#Map. Mott is #7 on the Map. If you have any questions on the event or ride, please contact Wendy Engelberg: wendy@girlzgoneriding.com I thank you so very much in advance for supporting this event. GGR Girl and Proud CORBA member Wendy E

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Las Virgenes Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. The park entrance is on the West Side of the road just south of Mulholland. There is a fee for parking inside the park. Otherwise you can park in the dirt area on the corner of Las Virgenes and Mulholland. Start in the last parking lot by the restrooms inside the park.

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, May 3: Topanga / Red Rock / Calabasas Peak.   We’ll head west from the cars and within minutes enter the Edmund Edelman Park on a fun single track that will eventually climb up to the Summit-to-Summit Fire Road. We’ll head west and work our way down to Red Rock Canyon Park. If you haven’t been to Red Rock Canyon Park before, you’re in for a treat. The park offers large sandstone formations, spectacular scenery, caves and amazing views. We’ll take the main trail through the park and climb to the Calabasas Peak Mtwy Fire Road. From here we’ll begin a steep 1 mile climb to Calabasas Peak. Shortly past the peak, we’ll take the Cold Creek Trail (aka “Cookie Shoot” and “Secret Trail”). This single track is fun and flowing, with some switchbacks, a little exposure, some technical sections, and even a stream crossing. The trail will let us out at Mulholland Hwy. From here we’ll ride a combination of roads and trails to the Summit-to-Summit Fire Road, which we’ll ride as we head back towards our cars. On the way, we can ride the single track that parallels the fire road as well as a trail or two that descend down from the ridge and back up. Before reaching the Topanga Canyon summit, we’ll take the Ingram Ranch single track back down into the Edelman Park. After about 2 miles, the trail lets us out right at Viewridge Rd. which we’ll ride for a few minutes back to our cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4.5, Technical Rating = T4, 18 Miles and 3200 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Jay B.

Directions:   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.

Saturday, May 3: Reseda to the Foundation.   From the Reseda parking area we will take the singletrack connector up to dirt Mullholland, then take Temescal to the Hub. From the Hub its an easy, fairly flat trip out to the Foundation, with it's spectacular view in all directions. This is our turnaround point, from here we'll retrace our route back to the parking lot at Reseda. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2, 9 Miles and 1200 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Randy

Directions:   Take the 101 Fwy to the Reseda Blvd exit in Tarzana. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Reseda; pass the Caballero trail, up through/past the opening in the fence up to the paid parking area. Park just before the "white line" as the paid parking starts just beyond that white line. At the end of the ride, when leaving the parking area, be sure to stop at the photo enforced stop sign.

Sunday, May 4: 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 Scheduler: Tom

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, May 10: Santa Ana River Trail (South Fork to Mentone), The Whole Enchilada!.   This is truly an EPIC shuttle ride!!!  It is one of the longest and best singletracks in this or any other region! This ride starts in the pines and ends in the desert! How cool is that?! To begin, we'll shuttle up to the South Fork Campgroup and start our adventure there. Along the way we’ll be crossing creeks, curving through pine groves, roller-coasting over knolls and dodging trees, manzanitas and rocks all while taking in some excellent vistas. By the time we reach the bottom you’ll be dog-tired but you'll have a silly grin plastered on your face that stretches from ear to ear, guaranteed! Note: Sections of this trail are narrow and technical with some steep drop-offs. This ride is definitely not for the faint of heart or those with exposure issues! You MUST be an ADVANCED RIDER to partake and you MUST RSVP to be included in this ride and receive directions to the shuttle meeting spot! Meet at 8:15 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T5, 35 Miles and 3800 Feet of Climbing , About 6 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Tamara

Sunday, May 11: Tapia Canyon Advanced Intermediate.   Advanced-Intermediate single-track lovers seeking thrills, this is your ride! We begin at the Castaic Sports Complex and ride 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. Then we ride about another mile of moderate fire road to the Sidewinder Trail as a warm to the seat-of-your-pants G-Out trail. 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 climb Charlie Canyon fire road to Tapia Canyon fire road, back to the power towers. We then take runs down Kona, Burn Victim and the Top Dog, Dog Tag combo. Each of these runs finishes with the delightful XC trail known as Karl's. Riders may choose to skip Karl's to shorten each fire road climb back to the towers, as well as opt-in or out of as many runs as they wish.  This ride is a super-cool circuit of ascents and descents akin to a day at a ski resort.
The T-4 rating is for the G-Out trail only, which may be skipped if desired.
THIS RIDE TAKES PLACE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, MADE AVAILABLE TO MOUNTAIN BIKERS BY GRACIOUS LAND OWNERS AND 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 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E 3.5, Technical Rating = T 4.0, 21 Miles and 2050 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Jesse

Post-ride refueling at Las Rocas, where the guacamole is made fresh at your table.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/las-rocas-mexican-grill-castaic

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, May 11: 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. Please email me at mk4524@yahoo.com to let me know you're coming.

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, May 17: 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 Scheduler: 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.

Saturday, May 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 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, May 18: Cheeseboro/Gas Pipe/Las Virgenes.   We begin with an easy to moderate climb up the Sulphur Springs trail to Shepherd’s Flat. Then we head east and ride down Sheep Corral (AKA Gaspipe), a really fun technical singletrack that leads down into Las Virgenes Canyon. We’ll continue down the fireroad until it ends at the city street. Then we will cut through the gate to start the Edison Fire Road climb for about 2 miles until the short Canyon View descent back into Cheesebro. 

The T4 rating is due to the Gas Pipe downhill section, which is about 15 minutes long. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T4, 10 Miles and 1800 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 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.

Saturday, May 24: 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 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T4, 13 Miles, About 3 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: 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 Mountclef (at the stop sign after Moorpark Rd.), cross Olsen Rd. and park on the street.

Sunday, May 25: Sycamore: Backbone/Guadalasca/Overlook/Backbone .   This is an extended loop at one of NRMB's favorite ride locations! It begins familiar enough, accessing Sycamore Canyon via the connector trail then down the asphalt hill and over to the Sin Nombre and Two Foxes singletracks all the way to the base of the Backbone singletrack. We'll climb Backbone and the Overlook fireroad over to Guadalasca, a very fun singletrack that takes us down into Wood Canyon. This is where the "extended" portion of the ride begins. We'll ride down Wood Canyon and Sycamore Canyon toward the beach to the base of the Overlook fireroad. Then, it's a 4.5 mile moderate climb up Overlook to the top of Backbone, where we'll enjoy a fabulous descent back to the canyon floor! From the bottom of Backbone, we'll rejoin the Sycamore Canyon fireroad and retrace our route back to the cars. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4.5, Technical Rating = T3.5, 27 Miles and 3500 Feet of Climbing , About 4.5 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.

Sunday, June 1: Santa Rosa/Lower SR/Liz Rock/Lynnmere Loop.   This ride includes the Lower Butte Trail, the Shooting Star Trail, and the entire Lynnmere Trail loop. We start by riding up to the CLU 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. Then it's a 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 Lizard Rock Trail past the falls to the Lynnmere Trail. We climb up Lynnmere, go left near the top, complete the entire Lynnmere loop that includes some fun descents and some hike-a-bike, and go back down into the canyon. Then, it's up the fire road to Parking Lot 2 and the Mesa Trail. We climb UP the Santa Rosa switchbacks and continue eastbound back to our starting point. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4.5, Technical Rating = T4, 18 Miles and 3300 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: 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.

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.