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

March 2016

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

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

The Technical Rating (how smooth/rocky):

T1

Mostly smooth & wide

T2

Mostly smooth but variable width

T3

Predominately uneven surfaces & somewhat rocky

T4

Long segments with rocky and uneven surfaces

T5

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


Summary

Wednesday

March 2

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Dos Vientos at Night

Saturday

March 5

8:30 AM (E4 - T4)

TamaraCheeseboro: Sulphur Springs/China Flats/Dead Cow/Rock Ridge/Palo Camado/Sulphur Springs/Modelo

Saturday

March 5

9:30 AM (E2 - T2.5)

RandyCheeseboro for Beginners

Sunday

March 6

8:30 AM (E3 - T3)

TomGrasslands - Short Bulldog Loop

Wednesday

March 9

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

PaulMTB Grasslands/Las Virgenes View at Night

Saturday

March 12

8:30 AM (E4 - T3.5)

JonathanShooting Star/Hill Canyon/Western Plateau

Saturday

March 12

9:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

RandyGrasslands to Dam

Sunday

March 13

9:00 AM (E3 - T4)

Jim DAhmanson/Cheeseboro/Gaspipe from Victory

Wednesday

March 16

6:00 PM (E4 - T2)

CharlotteMTB Backbone at Encinal

Saturday

March 19

7:30 AM (More - Trails!)

COSCA Spring Trail Work Day

Sunday

March 20

8:30 AM (E5 - T3.5)

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

Sunday

March 20

9:00 AM (E4 - T3.5)

DesiSycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone Loop

Wednesday

March 23

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

PaulMTB Sycamore Canyon at Night

Saturday

March 26

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

CharlotteSycamore from the Beach/Overlook/Guadalasca/Backbone

Sunday

March 27

9:30 AM (E3.5 - T4)

RandyTriunfo Canyon Trail and COSCA

Sunday

March 27

1:30 PM (Fun! - Fun!)

RandyKite Fly-In!

Wednesday

March 30

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Cheeseboro at Night

Saturday

April 2

8:30 AM (More - Trails!)

CORBA Trail Restoration


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Jonathan - 626 375-4531   noossabh@yahoo.com

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@yahoo.com

 

Paul - 818 292-7543   paulalanbishop@gmail.com

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

Jim D - jimdawson2000@yahoo.com

Steve - 805 402-3128

 

Desi - 818-383-4679   gfxdesi@mac.com

Tom - 805 276-4042   tom.ealy@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, March 19: COSCA Spring Trail Work Day.   This annual Conejo Valley event draws a large crowd and as always helps to put some very sweet trails back into good shape. Be sure to stay afterwards for the free barbeque lunch.

Things to bring:

Tools and instructions on how to use them safely and effectively will be provided. Work at your own pace and take lots of rests!

There will be a free barbecue lunch afterwards, starting about noon.
 Time: 7:30 am.

As of newsletter publication time, the full details of the Spring Trailwork Day were not available. However, we do know that we'll be working on trails around the base of Space Mountain - The Whoops, Lily Tomlin Trail and probably Space Mountain, too! Check the CORBA Meetup event for details; it will be updated as they become available. Meanwhile, sign up on the CORBA Meetup event so we'll know how many wonderful volunteers to expect, and you'll automatically be notified of updates as details are learned. Here's the CORBA event page:

http://www.meetup.com/CORBAmtb/events/227946919/

Saturday, April 2: CORBA Trail Restoration.   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.

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.
 Time: 8:30 am.

We'll be rerouting the steep section of the Grasslands Trail that was closed several years ago. Please register online so we'll know how many people to expect, and also so you'll be notified of any updates or changes. Online registration is here:

http://www.meetup.com/CORBAmtb/events/227946399/

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, March 5: Cheeseboro: Sulphur Springs/China Flats/Dead Cow/Rock Ridge/Palo Camado/Sulphur Springs/Modelo.   We will begin with an easy to moderate climb up the Sulphur Springs trail to Shepherd’s Flat. Then we head west on the Palo Comado connector singletrack that leads to the Palo Comado fireroad. We’ll continue up this rather steep fireroad for approximately one mile until we come to the top of China Flats. We'll ride the loop around the top of China Flats then descend down Dead Cow Road, a technical single track. Toward the bottom of Dead Cow we'll cut off onto Rock Ridge trail, a fun technical singletrack that connects to the lower part of Suicide. After making our way down Lower Suicide, we take a short connector back over to Palo Comado.  From here we'll climb up Palo Comado to the Overlook, ride over to and down Sulphur Springs and finish with the second Modelo option for a sweet downhill ending to this ride! Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, 19 Miles and 2700 Feet of Climbing , About 4.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Tamara

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, March 5: 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.

Sunday, March 6: 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, March 12: Shooting Star/Hill Canyon/Western Plateau.   Starting from Wildwood, we take the Lower Butte Trail towards CLU where we pick up the Santa Rosa Trail for a short stretch. At the split, we take the Shooting Star Trail, a fun single track that winds its way down into Santa Rosa Valley. We will take the Lower Santa Rosa Trail all the way to Hill Canyon where you will discover some fun surprises along the way. From there we will cross over the creek on the new bridge. We then make our way up the Western Plateau Trail and into the mountains near the Conejo Grade where more sweeping single track fun awaits. We find our way back down into Hill Canyon on fast fire roads and the shady single track of Creekside Junction. From Hill Canyon we make our way back into Wildwood Park, past Paradise Falls and either on to the Lynnmere Trail or for those who want a shorter ride, may skip Lynnmere and head back to the cars. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T3.5, 20 Miles and 2600 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Jonathan

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.

Saturday, March 12: Grasslands to Dam.   Starting from De Anza Park, we’ll bike over to Malibu Creek State Park via the Grasslands Trail. Once inside the park, we will proceed along the main fireroad that leads up to Crags Road, which passes through a fairly short but technical rocky streambed (some of the technical parts can be rideable, but you can walk this area to be on the safe side). After a short stop at the M*A*S*H area, we continue on to the dam. We’ll retrace our tracks that take us back to De Anza Park. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T3, 12 Miles and 1400 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Randy

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

Sunday, March 13: Ahmanson/Cheeseboro/Gaspipe from Victory.   Starting from the Upper-Las-Virgenes-Canyon-Open-Space-Preserve parking lot at the top of Victory we'll make our way into Cheeseboro Canyon from the east side for a change. After traversing the rolling hills of Ahmanson we'll drop down into Las Virgenes Canyon and then downshift to make the climb up to Cheeseboro via Pump Hill. From here we'll ride up Sulphur Springs to Shepard Flats; then head east on the Sheep Coral Trail and take the fun technical Gaspipe Singletrack back down to Las Virgenes Canyon. From here we'll pedal back through Las Virgenes Canyon and Ahmanson Ranch to the cars at Victory. This ride is a mix of fireroad and singletrack. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T4, 14 Miles and 2200 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Jim D

Directions:   Exit the 101 freeway at the Mulholland/Valley Circle off ramp and head north on Valley Circle for about 2 miles. Turn left (west) on Victory Blvd and head up the hill to the end, which is the Preserve entrance. Parking is $3 in the NPS gravel lot (worked on the honor system, but they do check!) or free on the side roads close by.

Sunday, March 20: 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 = E5, 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.

Sunday, March 20: Sycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone 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. 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 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T3.5, 19 Miles and 2900 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Desi

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

Saturday, March 26: Sycamore from the Beach/Overlook/Guadalasca/Backbone.   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. From there, we will head down the canyon to the base of the Backbone Trail, we will ride up Backbone and after a break enjoy the exceptional descent back down Backbone. Then we take the short ride 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, 17 Miles and 2400 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Charlotte

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).

Sunday, March 27: 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, March 27: Kite Fly-In!.   Get out your paper, sticks and glue or just go buy a kite. It is time for our 12th annual kite fly-in. After a short ride with Randy, we'll have lunch and then meet at Randy’s apartment and hike up fireworks hill where we’ll find out who in the club is the most skilled “flyer” (or should that read, “who has the most hot air”!!!). A fun day in April. The Kite fly-in is right after the scheduled ride sometime around noon. Meet at 1:30 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = Fun!, Technical Rating = Fun!, About 2 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Randy

Directions:   Exit 101 Freeway and go north on Moorpark, turn left on Wilbur and then right on St. Charles Drive. Take the second driveway on your left (next to rental office) and go back to building 885. Randy is in apartment 11 of building 885.

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. Turn left on to S. Reino Rd heading South for about 0.5 mile to the Alberton's parking lot. Park in the Northeast corner of the Alberton's 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.