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

May 2015

Remember to have your radios for the rides and tune them to channel 5.25.

The Endurance Rating rates distance, climbing & pace of the rides.   E1 represents the lowest level of exertion needed to complete a ride. And E5 represents the highest level of exertion needed to complete a ride.

The Technical Rating (how smooth/rocky):

T1

Mostly smooth & wide

T2

Mostly smooth but variable width

T3

Predominately uneven surfaces & somewhat rocky

T4

Long segments with rocky and uneven surfaces

T5

Extensive segments with rocky & uneven surfaces with possible drops & exposure


Summary

Saturday

May 2

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

CharlotteCaballero/Sullivan Canyon

Sunday

May 3

8:30 AM (E 3.5 - T 4.0)

TomCheeseboro - Lots of Cheese in the Borough

Sunday

May 3

9:30 AM (E2 - T2.5)

RandyCheeseboro for Beginners

Wednesday

May 6

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

Jay B.MTB Topanga Area at Night

Saturday

May 9

8:30 AM (E3 - T3)

JoanRosewood/Space Mountain Loop

Saturday

May 9

9:00 AM (E2 - T2)

KevinReseda to the Foundation

Sunday

May 10

8:30 AM (E4.5 - T3.5)

JonathanGrasslands/MCSP/Bulldog/Tapia Loop

Sunday

May 10

9:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

RandyGrasslands to Dam

Wednesday

May 13

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Space Mountain at Night

Saturday

May 16

8:15 AM (E5 - T5)

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

Sunday

May 17

8:30 AM (E4.5 - T3.5)

JonathanSycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone Double Loop

Sunday

May 17

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

RandySycamore Canyon from the Beach

Wednesday

May 20

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

PaulSycamore: Sin Nombre-2 Foxes-Guadalasca-Backbone

Saturday

May 23

9:30 AM (E3.5 - T4)

RandyTriunfo Canyon Trail and COSCA

Sunday

May 24

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

Kerry & Michael: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach - Two Foxes & Wood Canyon

Wednesday

May 27

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Cheeseboro at Night

Saturday

May 30

8:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

KevinGrasslands to M*A*S*H site

Saturday

May 30

8:30 AM (E5 - T4)

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

Sunday

May 31

8:15 AM (E2-E4.5 - T2-T3.5)

WendyDanusia Taber's 2nd Annual Memorial Ride & Fundraiser


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Jonathan - 626 375-4531   noossabh@yahoo.com

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@yahoo.com

 

Kevin - 310 391-3919   smaug@smaugslair.com

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

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

Wendy - 818 522-0840   cyberdivachick@yahoo.com

 

Paul - 818 292-7543   paulalanbishop@gmail.com

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

 

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

Sunday, May 31: Danusia Taber's 2nd Annual Memorial Ride & Fundraiser.   This will be the 2nd annual memorial ride honoring the memory of our friend Danusia Bennett Taber. This is also a fund raiser for the Sarcoma Alliance. The organization that helped Danusia in her time of need.

This ride is a FUND RAISER ride! To make a donation in Danusiaís name to the Sarcoma Alliance which is tax deductable, please go to this link: http://sarcomaalliance.org/donate/donate-now/. In the drop down menu for the EVENT name, please choose Danusia Taber Memorial Ride. Thank you so very much in advance! This is what Danusia wanted to help others that are alive today battling cancer, I am carrying on her wishes.

If you never had the pleasure of meeting Danusia, here is the blog on her memorial and her legacy: http://corbamtb.com/news/2013/06/10/a-tribute-to-danusia-bennett-tabor/

If you donít have a bell for your bike, I will have Danusia bells in my car for sale for $10 which also goes to the Sarcoma Alliance. Just get to the ride early and see me for a bell.

Meet time: 8:15am. We will 1st all ride to Danusia's bench in the park. Meet at Wendy and Portrero in Sycamore Canyon, Newbury Park.

Questions: wendy@girlzgoneriding.com

Beginner route:
Start from Wendy Drive and Potrero dirt lot. Take Connector trail to Danusia's bench. After memorial, continue down Big Sycamore Canyon Rd. Right on Ranch Center fire road. Left on Wood Canyon fire road and around to Big Sycamore Canyon Road. Back to start via Big Sycamore Canyon. All fire road with some rough pavement. Approximate 13 miles with 1600 feet of climbing.

Intermediate route:
Start at Wendy Drive & Potrero. We will take the connector trail to Sin Nombre, up Sage single track, up Gualadasca (a rocky double track), down Backbone (single track with a little bit of exposure but nothing crazy) and return on Two Foxes and Sin Nombre, up the black top, back to the connector trail to the car. This ride is 80% single track/double track. 19 miles with 2,700 feet of climbing

Advanced route:
Backbone/Guadalasca/Overlook/Backbone/Wood Cyn/Sage. We'll start off on the Wendy Connector trail that leads to Big Sycamore Canyon Road and descend down into the canyon and ride Sin Nombre and Two Foxes singletracks all the way to the base of the Backbone singletrack. Then we'll climb Backbone and the Overlook fireroad over to Guadalasca and descend down into Wood Canyon. We'll ride down Wood Canyon and Sycamore Canyon toward the beach to the base of the Overlook fireroad and then pedal a moderate 4.5 mile climb up Overlook to the top of Backbone, where we'll enjoy another fabulous descent back down 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 Wendy connector. 31 miles/3800' of climbing.

By joining this ride you understand and accept the following:
● I am over the age of 18.
● I understand that mountain biking can be dangerous and accidents can result in either injury or death.
●I understand that the trails GGR: Girlz Gone Riding 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 scheduler accepts no responsibility for my safety on any ride and that I undertake any ride knowing that I and I alone am responsible for my own safety on the ride.
●I understand that I am responsible for my own bike and equipment and will show up to the ride with my bike in good working order.
● I understand that helmets and proper biking shoes are required on all rides. No part of a personís foot should be exposed. Helmets must be secured onto ones head by attached the strap provided in every helmet.

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.

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, May 2: Caballero/Sullivan Canyon.   We begin with a moderate to somewhat difficult climb up the Caballero singletrack to dirt Mulholland. Then we head east along Mulholland a couple miles till we reach the Sullivan Canyon cutoff. From here it's a fun, fun, fun downhill all the way to the canyon’s end. The climb out of the canyon is mostly moderate and will proceed along the same trail as before. As a finale we’ll descend Caballero back to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3.5, 16 Miles and 2300 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Charlotte

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Reseda Blvd. exit in Tarzana. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Reseda a couple of miles and park on the street at the trailhead. If you come upon the Braemar Country Club you've gone a little too far.

Sunday, May 3: 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, May 3: 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 9:30 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: 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 9: Rosewood/Space Mountain Loop.   This is a fun loop ride with lots of singletrack and switchbacks for your biking enjoyment. Weíll make our way over to the base of Rosewood at Lynn Road via a combination of fireroads and paved roads. Then itís a moderate singletrack climb all the way up Rosewood to the picnic table. After a break weíll take the Los Robles singletrack over to the top of Space Mountain. From here weíll catch some thrills as we make our way down the Space Mountain singletrack and finish off the ride with the whoop-de-doo trail. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, 8 Miles and 1500 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Joan

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

Saturday, May 9: 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 9:00 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: 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.

Sunday, May 10: Grasslands/MCSP/Bulldog/Tapia Loop.   This is an epic loop ride with beautiful vistas of both the mountains and the ocean. 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 rather difficult 3.4 mile climb up the Bulldog Fireroad.  From here we will take Castro Motorway down to the Corral Canyon parking lot. Continuing on, we’ll take Mesa Peak, which has several good climbs and descents. There is a great downhill to be enjoyed once we reach the Tapia fireroad. This fireroad ends at Malibu Cyn Rd just south of Tapia County Park. Then we’ll take the Tapia Spur Connector trail back into MCSP and catch the Grasslands trail 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, 21 Miles and 3200 Feet of Climbing , About 4.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Jonathan

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 10: 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, May 16: 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 Campground and start our adventure there. Along the way we'll be crossing creeks, curving through pine groves, roller-coasting over knolls; dodging trees, manzanitas and rocks all while taking in some incredible 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 17: Sycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone Double Loop.   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 over to Sage and make the climb up to the water tower. From here it's a fast and fun decent down Wood Canyon. Then it's another climb up to the top via Guadalasca. We'll ride the fireroad over to Backbone and enjoy another great descent. Then for those who haven't had enough climbing we'll turnaround and go back up Backbone and reverse our course. We'll get a another fun descent down Guadalasca as a bonus for our efforts. Then after a short jaunt on Two Foxes we'll head up the main fireroad and climb up the dreaded asphalt hill. From the top it's just a short ride 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, 25 Miles and 3500 Feet of Climbing , About 4 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, May 17: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach.   Weíll 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 donít want to pay the $12 fee for parking in the lot you can look for parking on PCH. For the ride we'll meet on the park side of Pacific Coast Hwy 1 for the ride (in front of the restrooms, located by the campground/ parking lot area, turn left after you pass the gaurd).

Saturday, May 23: Triunfo Canyon Trail and COSCA .   In the fall of 2005, the hard working trail builders rerouted the single track leading from Triunfo Park to the east COSCA area. It's much improved. We will start at Truinfo Park and climb up into the east COSCA area and work our way up to a challenging descent (most of us will walk this part). Then will have some fun single track out to where we can see Lake Sherwood. Then we head south to the main fire road and climb the Vista Loop Trail to the single track leading down to the base of Space Mountain. It’s down the fun Whoop de Doos and then up through Little Sherwood Forest and then back track to the Triunfo Canyon Trail singletrack via the Los Robles East fireroad. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T4, About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Randy

Directions:   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.

Sunday, May 24: 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: Kerry & Michael

Directions:   For those who are coming from the San Fernando/ Los Angeles area: Take the 101 Fwy towards Ventura and exit on Kanan Road (make a left turn from the exit ramp).
Then make a right turn on PCH 1 and head towards Sycamore Canyon (it is approximately 14 miles northwest of Kanan Road and is on the right side).

For those who are coming from the Santa Barbara/ Ventura/ Oxnard/ Camarillo area: Take the 101S Fwy (101N for those who are coming from Thousand Oaks/ Simi Valley) and exit on S Las Posas Road (going towards PCH). Then go to PCH 1 South and look for signs to go to Sycamore Canyon (which is on the left side).

If you donít want to pay the $12 fee for parking in the lot you can look for parking on PCH. For the ride we'll meet on the park side of Pacific Coast Hwy 1 for the ride (in front of the restrooms, located by the campground/ parking lot area, turn left after you pass the gaurd).

Saturday, May 30: Grasslands to M*A*S*H site.   We will start from the parking lot at De Anza Park and take the Grasslands trail over into Malibu Creek State Park and continue on to the M*A*S*H site. The return trip back to the cars will proceed along the same trail as before. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T3, 11 Miles and 1200 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Kevin

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in the lot for DeAnza Park located on the northwest corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Roads.

Saturday, May 30: 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 8:30 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: Paul

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.

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 youíve gone too far.

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

MTB Sycamore Canyon at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Wendy exit in Newbury Park. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Wendy until it dead-ends at Potrero Road. Park in the adjacent dirt parking area.

MTB 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.