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

September 2016

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

September 3

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T2)

DesiBackbone from Encinal Rd to Mishe Mokwa

Sunday

September 4

9:00 AM (E2 - T2)

KerrySycamore Canyon from the Beach & Wood Canyon

Wednesday

September 7

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Space Mountain at Night

Saturday

September 10

8:30 AM (E3.0 - T2.5)

KevinChinaBurgers

Sunday

September 11

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

Charlotte & Tamara: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach and BBQ

Sunday

September 11

9:30 AM (E2.0 to E2.5 - T2)

RandySycamore from Beach & Wood Canyon & BBQ

Sunday

September 11

11:30 AM (Fun! - Fun!)

SUMMER BEACH BBQ!!

Wednesday

September 14

6:00 PM (E4 - T3)

CharlotteMTB Backbone from Kanan at Night

Saturday

September 17

8:30 AM (E5 - T4)

TamaraMt. Pinos

Sunday

September 18

8:00 AM (E3.5 - T4)

SueChumash / Johnson Mtwy / Chumash

Sunday

September 18

9:30 AM (2.5 - 2.5)

RandyMishe Mokwa to Yerba Buena

Saturday

September 24

11:00 AM (E2 - T1)

RandyMussel Shoals to Santa Barbara and back

Sunday

September 25

8:30 AM (E3 - T3)

TamaraMichael's Bicycles Girls Only Shop Ride

Sunday

September 25

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

Jim DGrasslands - Short Bulldog Loop

Wednesday

September 28

6:00 PM (E4 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Dos Vientos at Night

Saturday

October 8

4:30 PM (Fun! - Fun!)

GrahamWINE TASTING & BBQ!


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Kevin - 310 391-3919   smaug@smaugslair.com

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@yahoo.com

 

Jim D - jimdawson2000@yahoo.com

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

Desi - 818-383-4679   gfxdesi@mac.com

Graham - 818 585-5368   Graham6122@att.net

 

Sue - suehall50@hotmail.com

Kerry - Kerryrichardson01@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

Sunday, September 11: SUMMER BEACH BBQ!!.   It's time for our 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 12:00 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, October 8: WINE TASTING & BBQ!   It's been some years since we've had a wine-tasting and BBQ so let's reinstate the event! There are a lot of Malbecs out there now so let's make this the wine of focus.  If you want to participate and perhaps win a prize, bring a 750ml bottle of Malbec (other wines disqualified!), we'll bag 'em, blind-taste 'em and score 'em! If wine isn't your thing, there's the BBQ, socializing, spectating and perhaps cheering! Bring something to eat and share, if you like.

When: 4:30 pm onwards. Wine tasting typically starts around 5:30 to 6:00 pm or when we have enough entrants. I will provide the usual homemade ice cream and shortbread.. Questions? Call Graham at 818-884-0998 or email Graham6122@att.net.

Directions:   I live in Woodland Hills - call or email me for directions.

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, September 3: Backbone from Encinal Rd to Mishe Mokwa.   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. We'll head west on the Etz Meloy segment of the Backbone Trail enjoying the spectacular views in all directions, including into Hidden Valley and Lake Sherwood. After 2 miles on the fireroad, we'll cross paved Yerba Buena Rd to get onto the singletrack Backbone Trail and ride it 4.5 miles to the base of the the Mishe Mokwa Trail. We'll turn around here and retrace our path. An easier option on the way back is to take Yerba Buena/Little Sycamore Canyon Rd back instead of the Etz Meloy Motorway. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T2, 19 Miles and 2500 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Desi

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.

Sunday, September 4: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach & Wood Canyon.   We’ll begin at the parking lot and ride up the Big Sycamore Trail to Two Foxes and back to the main fireroad. Then we ride up the paved Ranch Center Road and Art’s Trail. And it’s back to the paved road and we’ll see the water tower. The best part of this ride is blasting down Wood Canyon and then back to the main fireroad and on to the parking lot. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2, 14 Miles and 1000 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Kerry

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, September 10: ChinaBurgers.   We will begin with an easy climb with a couple technical bits 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 a mile until we come to the top of China Flats. The loop ride around the top of China Flats is one of the most fun singletracks around. We’ll then retrace our tracks back down for some rolling good times to the cars. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.0, Technical Rating = T2.5, 15 Miles and 1500 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Kevin

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, September 11: 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).

Sunday, September 11: 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.

Saturday, September 17: Mt. Pinos.   There’s nothing like mountain biking in the pines!!! Mt. Pinos is the tallest peak in Ventura County at over 8000 feet. Although it’s a strenuous ride up the mountain it’s mucho fun (especially on the downhill return). We will ride the very scenic McGill Trail to the top of Mt. Pinos. It’s a tough climb so we’ll make a few stops on the way up. We’ll bike to the peak and take in the awesome 360* view. The trip back is a blast and descends along the same trail. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T4, 19 Miles and 4400 Feet of Climbing , About 4.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Tamara

Directions:   Drive up Interstate 5 about 25 miles North of Magic Mountain. Exit at the Fraizer Park exit. Turn left and go under the freeway. Stay on Frazier Park Road; avoid the left turn at the intersection of Lockwood Valley Road about 7 miles from I-5, continuing on to the right, as Frazier Park Road becomes Cuddy Valley Road. At about 11.5 miles from I-5, stay left on Cuddy Valley Road, which becomes Mount Pinos Road, as the road curves left at an intersection with a road leading towards the Pine Mountain Club. Shortly after the left curve you will see a big dirt lot on the right. The ride starts there. Allow at least 90 minutes for the drive from the Conejo Valley area.

Sunday, September 18: Chumash / Johnson Mtwy / Chumash.   We'll make a moderate to difficult climb up a mostly firm but often rocky singletrack, a.k.a. Chumash (2.8 mi). When we reach Rocky Peak fireroad, at the top, we continue half a mile, ups & downs, to Johnson Mtwy. Then it's a 2.6 mile rocky fireroad descent, quite fun and challenging. After a brief rest we'll climb back up Johnson Mtwy. After another rest, at the top, we go back over to the top of Chumash. Now its a fun, technical, challenge, back down to the cars. Meet at 8:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T4, 12 Miles and 2700 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Sue

Directions:   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.

Sunday, September 18: Mishe Mokwa to Yerba Buena.   This is a 8.4 miles out and back ride from the Mishe Mokwa Trail parking lot. Rather than hike to Split Rock, we ride the other direction, back along the Backbone trail until it stops at Yerba Buena Road. This is a fairly wide single track with no steep climbs suitable for an experienced beginner. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = 2.5, Technical Rating = 2.5, 9 Miles and 1000 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Randy

Directions:   The road to the trailhead is narrow, twisting and slow, so please allow yourself plenty of time to arrive on time! The Mishe Mokwa Trailhead is on Yerba Buena Rd in the Circle X Ranch area and near Sandstone Peak.
From the 101... Exit at Westlake Blvd and head south (towards the ocean). Drive 7.1 miles and then turn right onto Mulholland Hwy (there is an earlier left turn onto Mulholland; don't take that one!). After 0.4 miles, turn right up Little Sycamore Canyon Rd and continue 4.0 miles to the Mishe Mokwa Backbone Trail trailhead on the left.
From the PCH... Turn up Yerba Buena Rd and continue 6.9 miles to the trailhead on the right (0.6 miles past the Sandstone Peak Trail parking area).

You can park on either side of the road, but the south side is less rocky. Do NOT park at the Sandstone Peak Trail parking area (with the bathroom). We don't start from there!

Saturday, September 24: Mussel Shoals to Santa Barbara and back.   

We start at the bike path at Mussel Shoals and head west.  We pass Bates and then into Carpentaria.  Then it is a quick crossing of the 101 Freeway and off to Summerland.  We pass Summerland and after a few miles we cross the 101 Freeway back to the ocean side into some of the prettiest views of the ride in Montecito.  Then it's onward to the Santa Barbara Pier.  On the way back we stop at Summerland for the best hamburger in town.  Finally it's only a short distance back to our cars.  This is a paved ride but still scenic and fun. Meet at 11:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.

Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T1, 30 Miles, About 4 Hours, Ride Scheduler: Randy

Directions:  Head north in the 101 Freeway and take the Seacliff exit (Exit 78).  This is the exit before Bates Road.  Turn left on the old Pacific Coast Highway and drive about half a mile to where the road ends by the freeway underpass. There is plenty of room for free parking at this location. We ride under the freeway onto Mobil Pier Road and that is where the bike path starts.  The bike path then takes you past the Shoals, then to Bates, and then to Carpenteria to Summerland, and beyond.

Sunday, September 25: Michael's Bicycles Girls Only Shop Ride.   Hey Girls, come out and join us for another Michael's Bicycles girls only shop ride! Refreshments, food & big shop discounts immediately following the ride! Michael's Bicycles will serve up some delicious protein smoothies, fruit, and bagels for a little post workout recovery after the ride back at their shop! They are also extending a generous 20% discount on all women's clothing and riding gear to all of the participating women riders. In addition, Samantha will provide (free) saddle fitting/measurements and saddle recommendations. WooHoo!!! Come out and join us for a fun day!

The trail begins at the intersection of Wendy and Potrero roads in Newbury Park and meanders along the Wendy Connector trail to where it connects with Big Sycamore Canyon Road at the Satwiwa Indian Cultural Center. From here we'll descend down into the canyon and cutoff onto Ranch Center (paved) Road and climb up to the water tower. From here it is a fun decent down Wood Canyon to Two Foxes. We'll head up the Two Foxes singletrack and continue on up Sin Nombre to the base of Ranch Center Road. From here we'll reconnect with Big Sycamore Canyon Road and climb up the asphalt hill and take the Wendy Connector trail back out to the cars.

Directions to ride: 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.

Directions from ride to Michael's Bicycles: Head North on Wendy Drive to Borchard Rd. Make a right at Borchard and continue to Michael Drive and turn right. Make a left into the first strip mall on your left and Michael's Bicycles is at the back of the mall. You can't miss it! Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, 13 Miles and 1300 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Tamara

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, September 25: Grasslands - Short Bulldog Loop.   We’ll bike over to Malibu Creek State Park via the Grasslands trail. Once inside the park we’ll proceed along the main fireroad, which passes through a fairly short but technical rocky streambed. After a short stop at the M*A*S*H site we’ll tackle the first 1.25 miles of Bulldog. After the steep but fairly short climb up Bulldog we’ll cut off onto Lookout Fireroad that will bring us down to a paved road in the Malibu Lake area. Then we’ll take Crags Road to a back entrance of the park and pedal back to the cars via the same path as before. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, 14 Miles and 2100 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Jim D

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.

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 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.