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August 2014

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 2

9:00 AM (E2.5 - T3)

RandyWildwood/Lynnmere

Sunday

August 3

8:00 AM (E2 - T2)

MichelleSycamore Canyon from the Beach - Two Foxes & Wood Canyon

Wednesday

August 6

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Wildwood at Night

Saturday

August 9

8:00 AM (E5 - T4)

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

Saturday

August 9

9:00 AM (E2 - T2.5)

RandyCheeseboro for Beginners

Sunday

August 10

8:00 AM (E3 - T3)

MichelleSycamore Canyon from the Beach - Overlook/Guadalasca/Two Foxes/Beach

Wednesday

August 13

6:00 PM (E-3 - T-2)

CharlotteMTB Backbone at Encinal

Saturday

August 16

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

Charlotte & Tamara: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach and BBQ

Saturday

August 16

9:30 AM (E2.0 to E2.5 - T2)

RandySycamore from Beach & Wood Canyon & BBQ

Saturday

August 16

12:30 PM (Fun! - Fun!)

10th ANNUAL SUMMER BEACH BBQ!!

Sunday

August 17

8:30 AM (E3 - T3)

TomGrasslands - Short Bulldog Loop

Wednesday

August 20

6:00 PM (E4 - T4)

TamaraMTB Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night

Saturday

August 23

9:00 AM (E2 & E3 - T1)

MichaelVentura Beach Path to Shoals

Saturday

August 23

4:30 PM (Fun! - Fun!)

Wine Tasting Party!

Sunday

August 24

11:00 AM (E2.5 - T0)

RandyBike and Blade on the World Famous LA Beach Path

Wednesday

August 27

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Sycamore Canyon at Night

Sunday

August 31

8:00 AM (E2.5 - T3)

MichelleGrasslands to Dam

Sunday

August 31

8:30 AM (E4.5 - T3.5)

JonathanSycamore: Backbone/Guadalasca/Overlook/Backbone/Wood Cyn/Sage


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

 

Michelle - 805 815-1825   tee2sea@hotmail.com

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, August 16: 10th ANNUAL SUMMER BEACH BBQ!!.   It's time for our 10th Annual 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 don’t want to pay the $12 fee for parking in the lot you can look for parking on PCH.

Saturday, August 23: Wine Tasting Party!.   It's time again to sharpen up those taste buds for another wine tasting extravaganza! Let's get in a wine-tasting/BBQ party before Labor Day, and the end of summer! It's the usual routine, for those of you who have been before. All can taste and score the wines but, if you want to be eligible for prizes, then bring a 750 ml (regular size) bottle of Syrah/Shiraz. We'll bag 'em, taste 'em, score 'em, then have the debagging to reveal the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! I'll also provide the usual shortbread and ice cream plus soft drinks. Bring something for the barbie or a side dish to share.

Place: Graham's house in Woodland Hills (contact me for directions, if you are new, at 818 585 5368 - textable))
Time: Saturday 23rd August from 4:30 pm onwards - tasting starts when we have a quorum of bottles!
Bring: Bottle of Syrah/Shiraz (to be prize eligible) plus BBQ item or side dish to share.

See you there!

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, August 2: Wildwood/Lynnmere.   Wildwood is a great place for an easier ride. There's a lot of neat riding (single track, fire road, creek crossings, and a small waterfall). We'll head out towards Lizard Rock via the fire road. At the base of Lizard Rock, there's a short hill that we'll be walking. From here we'll take the singletrack, that has a few technical sections (all walkable), down to the valley floor and head on to the falls for a short break. Then there's a climb up the Lynnmere trail that we’ll be walking. Then lots of fun to be had on the singletrack that leads out to Lynn Road. After a couple miles of road riding we'll end up back at the main Wildwood parking lot. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T3, 7 Miles and 1000 Feet of Climbing , About 2 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Randy

Directions:   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.

Sunday, August 3: 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 8:00 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: Michelle

This ride is for beginners at a beginners pace.

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, August 9: 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. 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 Scheduler: 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.

Saturday, August 9: 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, 10 Miles and 700 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.

Sunday, August 10: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach - Overlook/Guadalasca/Two Foxes/Beach.   Starting at the beach side, we will start climbing at the Overlook Trail. When riding at this trail, there are gorgeous views of the mountains and Pacific Ocean. After the climb of the Overlook Trail, our first fun descent is at the Guadalasca Trail with some thrilling switchbacks. Then it's down to Wood Canyon that will take us to the the base of Two Foxes for a short out and back before riding back to the cars. Please note that this ride will be at a somewhat slower pace with advanced beginners in mind.  Meet at 8:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, 17 Miles and 1500 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Michelle

This ride is for the stronger, experienced beginnner and has it's share of climbing..

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, August 16: 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 Scheduler: Charlotte & Tamara

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, August 16: 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 Scheduler: Randy

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 don’t want to pay the $12 fee for parking in the lot you can look for parking on PCH.

Sunday, August 17: 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 8:30 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, August 23: Ventura Beach Path to Shoals.   Every year we have a great time on this ride and lunch at the beach.  With the hot August days upon us, come and join in again for a cool ride on the beach path from Ventura, up to the Shoals restaurant for lunch! We will have slower paced level and moderate-level speeds...something for everyone! We will meet at the Marriott Hotel in Ventura, then pedal 17 miles up the paved bike path and old coast road that parallels the beach the entire way. (There is a short 5-mile stint on the bike path on the 101 Fwy.) After crossing over at Bates road and tracking south 2 miles, we will then enjoy a leisurely, gourmet lunch at the Shoals restaurant at the Cliffhouse Inn (http://www.cliffhouseinn.com/) where we will be seated outdoors right next to the ocean (Lunch from $10 – $15). After lunch and a good time, we then ride 13 miles back to Ventura. We should be back to the cars by 2:30. Note: this will not be off road riding so street tires are welcome. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2 & E3, Technical Rating = T1, 30 Miles, About 4 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Michael

It's probably warm in most places so we can enjoy a ride along the ocean. This is a road ride, any kind of bike is welcome. If you're nervous about riding on the road, I can give you some quick pointers from the Street Skills class offered by the League of American Bicyclists. I'm a League Certified Instructor.

Directions:   Take the 101 to Ventura. Exit at Seaward Ave and turn south towards the ocean. Turn right on Harbor Blvd. The Marriott is located at 2055 Harbor Blvd. We will meet on the far side of the hotel that faces San Pedro St. There is usually lots of daytime parking in the hotel parking lot on that side.

Sunday, August 24: 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 Scheduler: 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.

Sunday, August 31: 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 8:00 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: Michelle

This ride is for beginners at a beginners pace...

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, August 31: Sycamore: Backbone/Guadalasca/Overlook/Backbone/Wood Cyn/Sage.   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 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. 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 another fabulous descent back to the canyon floor. From the bottom of Backbone, we'll rejoin the Sycamore Canyon fireroad and ride up Wood Cyn so we can descend Sage.  From the bottom of Sage we'll head back to the cars via Sin Nombre, Big Sycamore Cyn Rd and the connector. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4.5, Technical Rating = T3.5, 31 Miles and 3800 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.

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 at Encinal.   From Thousand Oaks and points west, exit the 101 Freeway at Westlake Blvd and head south. About 3.5 miles past Potrero, turn left onto Mulholland and go 2.5 miles. Make a very sharp right turn onto Encinal Canyon Rd (west, back towards Decker), drive for 2.3 miles until you see the LA County Fire Camp sign on the left. Turn up the dirt road on the right that takes you to the trailhead parking.
From Agoura and points east, exit the 101 at Kanan and head south. After 6 miles, turn right onto Mulholland for 1 mile, then bear left onto Encinal Canyon Rd. After 2.3 miles more, you will see the LA County Fire Camp sign on the left. Turn up the dirt road on the right that takes you to the trailhead parking.

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.