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A group of women mountain bikers from Los Angeles and Ventura Counties

Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association

 VenturaCountyTrails.org


We're back, and easing into a regular schedule over a few months. Here's our first ride in well over a year!

Sunday July 11: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach - Two Foxes & Wood Canyon.  This is a beginner's ride. We will meet at the parking lot restroom on the hill side of PCH. This is an old ride write up so we will pretty much plan on doing it this way, but modify as needed. We begin with a ride up the Big Sycamore Trail. At about three miles, turn left on to Wood Canyon and then a quick right turn to Two Foxes for some single track riding. At the junction with the Sin Nombre trail we have two options: option 1, take Sin Nombre to Ranch Center Road; option 2, less experienced riders can turn right for a short distance and turn left; Big the Sycamore Trail; turn left at the paved Ranch Center Road. We regroup at the water tower and after a short break, continue down Ranch Center Road and turn left at Wood Canyon. The best part of this ride is blasting down Wood Canyon and then back to the main fire road and on to the parking lot. Meet at 8:30 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 John

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 guard).

 

Covergirl/Coverguy/Covergroup of the Month


January 12. The 'short route' group on a ride up Cheeseboro Canyon on a beautiful day!

 

New Stuff & Photos of Events

Cheeseboro Cyn ride plus GGR (Jan 12, 2020)

Sycamore Cyn and Marybeth Tribute Ride (Sept 7, 2019)

Peninsula Trail building (Oct 15)
Ahmanson, Las Virgenes, Cheese (Oct 2)

2015 Holiday Party (Dec 13)
Cheeseboro to Overlook (Dec 12)
Cheeseboro China Flat (Nov 21)
Sycamore Canyon RAM ride
(Nov 1)
Kickstand Pete's Bday Party (July 26)
Cheeseboro Cyn Ride (July 26)

Backbone Trail to Etz Meloy (June 14)
Sycamore Wild Flowers (March 8)

COSCA Annual Trailwork Day
(Oct 18)
CORBA RAM in Sycamore Canyon (Sept 28)
Reseda to The Foundation (Aug 30)
Santa Monica Mountains Trail Days (April 26)

Who We Are

North Ranch Mountain Bikers (NRMB) is the largest and oldest mountain bike riding group for adults in the Los Angeles area. We have rides most every Wednesday night and Saturdays and Sundays year-round on a multitude of trails. Many of our rides are on trails in The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area (SMMNRA) which spans Los Angeles and Ventura Counties; however, we also regularly ride in the San Gabriel, Santa Barbara, Frazier Park and San Bernardino Mountain areas as well. We even have occasional trips to popular riding destinations such as Mammoth, Kernville, Lake Tahoe, Big Bear, Sedona, Moab, etc.  All of our rides are recreational in nature and are not competitive. We have rides for all levels of riders; beginner to advanced, so pick rides that best fit your skill & athletic abilities. A listing of all of our current month rides is available for download from this website.

NRMB encourages safe, responsible and courteous trail riding. Helmets are mandatory on our group rides and we expect riders to also bring along their own water, snacks and tool kit to fix minor mechanical breakdowns on the trail. We also highly encourage riders to wear operational walkie-talkies (FRS radios that support privacy codes) tuned to channel 5:25. We expect our riders to adhere to the rules of the trail for the safety and enjoyment of all trail users.

The Fine Print

By joining an NRMB ride you understand and accept the following:

NRMB supports CORBA, the Concerned Off Road Bicycling Association; IMBA, the International Mountain Bicycling Association and the MBU, the Mountain Bike Unit which is a group of volunteer riders who patrol the trails of the SMMNRA. Many of our members belong to these groups.  If you are not currently a member of CORBA/IMBA we suggest you sign up now at: http://www.corbamtb.com/join/

Join our Facebook Group and/or e-Group

In addition to this website, we have both a Facebook Group and a Google e-Group. If you would like to join the e-Group click here to send Tamara an e-mail and she will gladly set you up. If you already belong to the e-Group you can go directly there by clicking here.

If you have any questions about a ride or NRMB in general, feel free to contact one of us through the e-mails below: