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

November 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

November 1

8:30 AM (E4.5 - T4)

JonathanSunset Hills/Lang Ranch/Dead Cow Rd.

Sunday

November 2

8:30 AM (E 3.5 - T 4.0)

TomCheeseboro - Lots of Cheese in the Borough

Wednesday

November 5

6:00 PM (E4 - T4)

TamaraMTB Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night

Saturday

November 8

8:30 AM (More - Trails!)

CORBA Trail Work Day

Sunday

November 9

9:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

RandyGrasslands to Dam

Wednesday

November 12

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

Jay B.MTB Cheeseboro at Night

Saturday

November 15

9:00 AM (E2.5 - T2)

KevinReseda to Westridge

Saturday

November 15

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

HuckReseda/Sullivan Canyon - Out & Back

Sunday

November 16

8:30 AM (E3.5 - T4)

TimChivo Cyn/Marr Cyn/Chumash

Sunday

November 16

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

RandySycamore Canyon from the Beach

Wednesday

November 19

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

PaulMTB Space Mountain at Night

Saturday

November 22

8:30 AM (E2 - T2.5)

MichelleCheeseboro for Beginners

Saturday

November 22

9:00 AM (E5 - T5)

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

Sunday

November 23

8:30 AM (E3.5 - T3.0)

JoanSherwood Forest / Space Mtn

Sunday

November 23

9:00 AM (E2.5 - T2)

KevinBackbone from Encinal Rd to Etz Meloy for beginners

Wednesday

November 26

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

PaulMTB New Millennium/Las Virgenes View/MCSP/Grasslands at Night

Friday

November 28

9:30 AM (E4 - T4.5)

RandyTest Your Metal and Your Mettle

Saturday

November 29

9:00 AM (E4 - T4)

PaulNew Millennium Loop

Sunday

November 30

8:30 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TimLang Ranch/Sunset Hills


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Kevin - 310 391-3919   smaug@smaugslair.com

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@yahoo.com

 

Michelle - 805 815-1825   tee2sea@hotmail.com

Steve - 805 402-3128

 

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

Huck - 818 321-8868   hshapiro@bluestrike.com

 

Paul - 818 292-7543   paul.a.bishop@pb.com

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

 

Joan - 805 300-0823   joan.sauber@gmail.com

Jonathan - 626 375-4531   noossabh@yahoo.com

 

Tim - 213 215-8561   I976tnt@yahoo.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, November 8: CORBA Trail Work Day.   Come out and help build and fix up the trails we love to ride! It feels great to ride a trail you've helped build and maintain. For more information, visit the CORBA Trail Crew page. Work days usually last until about 2:00. Be sure to wear suitable clothing (sturdy shoes, long pants and sleeves, hat, GLOVES) and bring snacks, sunscreen and WATER. CORBA will provide the tools and training.

Remember that CORBA treats volunteers to lunch after the event who register beforehand, and enters them into a year-end drawing for great prizes! Further info on the trailwork can be found on the online registration page (see below). Pre-registration is greatly appreciated because it helps CORBA know how many tools to bring, and to plan how much work can be done.

CORBA's lunch will be after trailwork ends, so bring along a snack to tide you over! Time: 8:30 am.

Today we'll be clearing brush on the Backbone Trail between Mulholland and Etz Meloy Motorway, one of our most favorite places to ride. For more details and to register so we'll know how many people to expect, visit CORBA's Meetup event page: http://www.meetup.com/CORBAmtb/events/205188992/
There is only room for 10, so register soon!

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, November 1: 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, November 2: Cheeseboro - Lots of Cheese in the Borough.   We begin with an easy-to-moderate climb north up the Sulphur Springs trail to Shepherd's Flat. From here we take the Palo Comado connector trail west to the lookout spot. From the lookout we drop down Dead Cow TRAIL, not Road, then climb Palo Comado Fire Road for a loop around China Flat. We then retrace back to Shepherd's Flat and head east to Gas Pipe for the fun, technical descent to Las Virgenes Fire Road. We then hop on a fun single track which connects us to Pump Road. Once past the gate atop Pump Road, we take a left on Cheeseboro Ridge to the Canyon View Trail for a short-but-sweet descent back to the parking lot. This INTERMEDIATE ride is rated T4 due to the Gas Pipe technical sections which can be walked. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E 3.5, Technical Rating = T 4.0, 19 Miles and 2700 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 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, November 9: 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.

Saturday, November 15: Reseda to Westridge .   From the South end of Reseda we will ride up to Dirt Mulholland (we'll ride on the singletrack trail parallel to the steep fireroad on Reseda) and continue on with a moderate climb (about 700 ft of climbing) over to the Nike tower. After taking a break in the shade, we will head down the Westridge fireroad and then hop onto the ridge singletrack to climb up to the high point of the ridge for some great views. From there we'll head down the ridge a little bit more, hop back on the fireroad, and find our possible turnaround point, with a view into Sullivan canyon. From here we can turn back, or continue down the fireroad, depending on the group. Then we'll head back up the fireroad to the Nike tower, and take dirt Mulholland back to the Reseda parking lot. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T2, 11 Miles and 1500 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Kevin

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.

Saturday, November 15: Reseda/Sullivan Canyon - Out & Back.   From the South end of Reseda we will ride up to Dirt Mulholland and continue on with a moderate climb over to Sullivan Ridge. After a short descent down the Sullivan fire road we’ll cut off onto the fun and moderately technical Sullivan Canyon single track and ride down to the gate at the bottom. From here, we will retrace our tracks back to the cars. There is an option at end of the ride to ride down the more challenging Caballero single track instead of fire road. 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: Huck

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, November 16: Chivo Cyn/Marr Cyn/Chumash.   We will start on Evening Sky Drive and roll down to Yosemite to catch the Chivo Canyon Trailhead.  This is a fun single track that has a steady climb up through beautiful Chivo Canyon.  At the top of the climb it takes you to the fun and fast Marr Canyon downhill.  At the bottom this connects with Las Llajas Canyon, where we climb a gentle fireroad with 530 ft of elevation gain over 3.5 miles. At this point we will turn up the steep Oil Well Road until we reach Rocky Peak Fireroad.  We will ride to the top of Chumash and after a short rest will ride down the awesome Chumash Trail, mostly firm and flowly but at the top often rocky singletrack.  From there we will take the pavement a short distance to Broken Arrow and enjoy the final singletrack through Chumash Park and back to the cars. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T4, 15 Miles and 2600 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Tim

Directions:   Take the 118 Freeway to the Yosemite Avenue exit in Simi Valley. At the end of the off-ramp proceed north to Evening Sky Drive and make a right. Proceed approx. 1/2 mile up to the Las Llajas trailhead and park on the road

Sunday, November 16: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach.   We’ll begin at the parking lot and ride up the Big Sycamore Trail to Two Foxes and back to the main fireroad. We'll go to Ranch Center Drive (paved bike path) and climb up for a few miles. Then we'll blast down to Art's Trail and the Sin Nombre Trail. The rewarding part of this ride is going downhill to the beach by riding on Two Foxes Trail and the main fireroad. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2, 13 Miles and 1000 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Randy

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, November 22: 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 8:30 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: Michelle

Coed beginners ride

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, November 22: 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 9:00 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, November 23: Sherwood Forest / Space Mtn.   We start by riding a few blocks on pavement and pick up the “Sherwood Forest” Singletrack off of Los Padres Drive. At the top, we turn right at the fire road and continue on until we take another single track that takes us back towards Space Mountain. Then it’s a moderate climb up the Space Mountain Singletrack. At the top we’ll continue across the Los Robles Singletrack until we get to the picnic table. After our break we'll back track along the Los Robles Singletrack, down Space Mountain, & through the Whoop De Doo Trail that leads back to the parking area.

 Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3.0, 10 Miles and 1700 Feet of Climbing , About 2.75 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Joan

We may do Space Mtn first then Sherwood Forest...eeny, meeny, miney, mo...either way, this will be a fun ride with lots of fun single track!

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Moorpark Road exit in Thousand Oaks. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Moorpark till it dead-ends at Greenmeadow Avenue and park in the dirt lot on the right.

Sunday, November 23: Backbone from Encinal Rd to Etz Meloy for beginners.   This ride has lots of swooping, curving singletrack and some great views! We start with a gentle climb up the new Encinal singletrack segment to the Decker/Mulholland singletrack segment of the Backbone Trail, cross the road and continue up to Etz Meloy Motorway. Then we’ll turn around and enjoy some fun downhill all the way back to the cars via the same route as before. Once we are back to our cars, for extra bonus we can add first segment of Trancas Canyon trail. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T2, 10 Miles and 900 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Kevin

Directions:   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.

Friday, November 28: Test Your Metal and Your Mettle.   Would you like a ride to test your suspension? Want to be bounced until you drop? This is your ride. We start up Cheeseboro (smooth enough), cross over to China Flats (still smooth), descend down Dead Cow Road (should jar your brains out), cross over on Rock Ridge Trail (the final leg is worse than Dead Cow) and then cross back to Palo Comado. Then we bike up to the connector trail and then a fun descent down Cheeseboro to our cars. Whew! Are you a man or a mouse? Come test your mettle and your bike's metal on this ride. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4.5, 15 Miles and 2400 Feet of Climbing , About 4 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, November 29: New Millennium Loop.   For a warm up we’ll ride the Grasslands trail and head out to DeAnza Park. From there we’ll bike a couple of blocks on the road to the Bark Park. Then we’ll climb the singletrack behind the Bark Park to the New Millennium Trail and head north at the “T”. From here there’s some really sweet singletrack riding for miles with plenty of ascents and decents, and switchbacks galore, including the "Too-Tight" Switchbacks and the Pyramid Switchbacks. We’ll stay on the Millennium Singletrack which weaves through the Calabasas Hills and affords some spectacular views for quite a few miles. Eventually we’ll hook up with the Las Virgenes View Trail which will take us back to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 19 Miles and 3400 Feet of Climbing , About 4.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Paul

Directions:   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.

Sunday, November 30: Lang Ranch/Sunset Hills .   We will start at the Long Ranch trail head, located at the intersection of Long Cyn rd and S Wood Ranch pkwy. From here we will ride West on the Woodridge Connector, take a sharp right on the Sunrise trail which turns into the Woodridge Loop Trail. Continuing West on the Woodridge Loop Trail, cross Sunset hills Blvd, back on the Woodridge Loop Trail, we will enjoy a short climb and turn left on the Sunset Hills single track trail. We will  ride this rolling trail, with a fair amount of climbing on the return trip, out, take a right at the intersection, and head to the trail head on Erbes rd. After a short break, we will then retrace our way back to the Woodridge Loop trail, enjoy a little descending fun, and turn left continuing on the Woodride Loop Trail. Then its a right turn on the pavement and a slight left onto the Woodridge Connector and then turn left on the Autum Trail, which includes Heart Attack hill. No worries, its pretty short. Continuing on the Autum trail, turn right at two intersections which takes us to the top of the LangRanch Ridge trail. Once at the top, we will turn left and enjoy a fun rocky single track descent down the Hidden cyn Trail, which drops us out on the Meadow Vista Trail. Taking a left on the Meadow Vista Trail, we will enjoy a short but fairly steep climb where we can regroup and take a break at the top. From here we will blast down the Sunrise Trail, veer right and enjoy another great descent down the Long cyn Trail back to the cars. This ride is mainly on single track.     Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3.5, 13 Miles and 2600 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Tim

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.

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 New Millennium/Las Virgenes View/MCSP/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.