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

July 2017

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

July 1

8:30 AM (E5 - T4)

TamaraMt. Pinos

Sunday

July 2

8:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

Jim DCheeseboro to Lookout

Tuesday

July 4

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

RandySycamore Canyon from the Beach

Tuesday

July 4

3:00 PM (Fun! - Fun!)

Randy4th of July Celebration

Wednesday

July 5

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T2)

TamaraMTB Backbone at Encinal

Saturday

July 8

8:30 AM (E3.5 - T3)

JonathanNewbury Park & Dos Vientos Figure 8

Sunday

July 9

9:00 AM (E3 - T3)

KevinSycamore Canyon from the Beach - Overlook/Guadalasca/Main Fireroad

Sunday

July 9

9:00 AM (E2 - T2)

Jim DSycamore Canyon from the Beach - Wood Canyon/Sin Nombre/Two Foxes

Wednesday

July 12

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

CharlotteMTB Las Virgenes Canyon at Night

Saturday

July 15

9:00 AM (E2.5 - T3)

RandyGrasslands to Dam

Sunday

July 16

8:15 AM (E2.5 - T3)

TamaraMichael's Bicycles Girls Only Shop Ride @ Sycamore Cyn

Sunday

July 16

8:30 AM (E2 - T2)

Jim DBackbone from Encinal Rd to Etz Meloy for beginners

Wednesday

July 19

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Sycamore Canyon at Night

Saturday

July 22

8:00 AM (E3 - T3)

CharlotteBackbone from Encinal - Moderate Pace

Saturday

July 22

8:00 AM (E3.5 - T3)

TamaraBackbone from Encinal Rd to Mishe Mokwa

Sunday

July 23

9:00 AM (E2 - T2.5)

RandyCheeseboro for Beginners

Wednesday

July 26

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Dos Vientos at Night

Saturday

July 29

8:30 AM (E3.5 - T2)

KevinParker Mesa Overlook from Reseda

Sunday

July 30

8:30 AM (E2.5 - T3)

Jim DGrasslands to Dam


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

 

Jim D - 818 348-3036   jimdawson2000@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

Tuesday, July 4: 4th of July Celebration.   

Come join us for the Rogers/NRMB 4th of July Extravaganza.  There are four parts to this fun fest. 


Part #1:  Mountain biking at Sycamore Canyon from the Beach.  Bring your super beginner friends on this one.  My son, his girlfriend, and my sister will be joining us and they are truly rank beginners.  Adult only please as this is a NRMB ride.  9:30 am


Part #2:  Picnic at Conejo Community Park just north of the Janns Mall.  Time is 3:00.  You can bring your own picnic goodies but if you want to join us you must RSVP so we can assign you something to bring to go along with what everyone else is brining.  My 92 year old mother will be there and she is bringing deviled eggs.  This will be your opportunity to tell her what a bad son she has. 


Part #3:  Concert in the Park:  At 5:00 the Conejo Pops Orchestra will be playing all your 4th of July favorites.  Join the finale and march about the park to Stars & Stripes Forever.


Part #4:  The best seat in town for the Thousand Oaks fireworks display.  My parking lot is as close as you can get.  You not only see and here the fireworks but you can smell and feel the concussion as well.  Be at my parking lot by 8:30 to see the show at 9:00 pm.  Address is at the header of the newsletter. 


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.

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, July 1: 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 3100 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, July 2: Cheeseboro to Lookout.   We will begin with an easy to moderate climb up the Sulphur Springs trail to Shepherd’s Flat. From here we’ll take the Palo Comado connector trail over to the lookout spot. Then we’ll turn around and enjoy some fun downhill all the way back to the cars via the same route as before. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T3, 10 Miles and 1100 Feet of Climbing , About 2 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Jim D

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.

Tuesday, July 4: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach.   We’ll begin at the parking lot and ride up the Big Sycamore Trail to Two Foxes and back to the main fireroad. We'll go to Ranch Center Drive (paved bike path) and climb up for a few miles. Then we'll blast down to Art's Trail and the Sin Nombre Trail. The rewarding part of this ride is going downhill to the beach by riding on Two Foxes Trail and the main fireroad. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2, 13 Miles and 1000 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Randy

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

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

If you don’t want to pay the $12 fee for parking in the lot you can look for parking on PCH. For the ride we'll meet on the park side of Pacific Coast Hwy 1 for the ride (in front of the restrooms, located by the campground/ parking lot area, turn left after you pass the gaurd).

Saturday, July 8: Newbury Park & Dos Vientos Figure 8.   This will be a bit of a roller-coaster of a ride along trails that go up and down the hills in the open spaces of Newbury Park and Dos Vientos. None of the hills are long grinds but the frequent changes in pace should keep you on your toes! Along the way we'll see the twin ponds, some trails the equestrians would like to keep to themselves, and one trail that almost nobody knows about. We'll also see lots of houses below us with people parked on their sofas watching TV while we're having fun on our bikes! Most of our route will be on singletrack (including one that was built in the spring of 2011 that allows us to connect this all together), with some fireroad and a block or two on pavement a few times to connect it all up. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3, 16 Miles and 2500 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 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, July 9: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach - Overlook/Guadalasca/Main Fireroad.   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. Then it's down to Wood Canyon that will takes us back to the main fireroad, which takes us back to the beach area. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, 15 Miles and 1500 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Kevin

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, July 9: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach - Wood Canyon/Sin Nombre/Two Foxes.   We'll begin at the parking lot and ride up Big Sycamore Fireroad and Wood Canyon to the water tower. From the water tower we'll ride over to Sin Nombre and enjoy some downhill singletrack fun. The fun continues down Two Foxes and the main fireroad which will take us back to the beach. Meet at 9:00 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: Jim D

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, July 15: 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 9:00 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, July 16: Michael's Bicycles Girls Only Shop Ride @ Sycamore Cyn.   Hey Girls, come out and join us for another Michael's Bicycles girls only mtn bike 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!

Adv Beginner/Low Intermediate Route:
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 8:15 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, 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, July 16: Backbone from Encinal Rd to Etz Meloy for beginners.   This ride has lots of swooping, curving singletrack and some great views! We start with a gentle climb up the new Encinal singletrack segment to the Decker/Mulholland singletrack segment of the Backbone Trail, cross the road and continue up to Etz Meloy Motorway. Then we’ll turn around and enjoy some fun downhill all the way back to the cars via the same route as before. Once we are back to our cars, for extra bonus we can add first segment of Trancas Canyon trail. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2, 10 Miles and 900 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Jim D

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.

Saturday, July 22: Backbone from Encinal - Moderate Pace.   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, we'll cross paved Yerba Buena Rd to get onto the Backbone singletrack. We'll ride it approximately 3 miles to our turn around spot at the tight switchback that is about 1.5 miles shy of the base of the Mishe Mokwa Trail. This will cut off about 3 miles from the longer version of this ride. We'll retrace our path back to the cars.  Meet at 8:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T3, 16 Miles and 1900 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Charlotte

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.

Saturday, July 22: 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 8:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3, 19 Miles and 2500 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Scheduler: Tamara

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, July 23: 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 9:00 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, July 29: Parker Mesa Overlook from Reseda.   This is a scenic out and back ride with terrific views along the way and of the ocean and the islands at the Parker Mesa Overlook. We will start at the South end of Reseda (not at the Caballero Trail, but further up Reseda.) We will ride up to the top end of Dirt Mulholland and ride across the Temescal Ridge Trail to the Hub. From here will we ride past Eagles Rock and continue onto Trippet Ranch, then continue onto the Parker Mesa Overlook before turning around. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T2, 17 Miles and 3100 Feet of Climbing , About 3 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, July 30: 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 8:30 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: 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 at Encinal - Beginner.   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 Backbone from Kanan Beginner.   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 Cheeseboro at Night - Beginner Ride.   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 - slower paced .   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 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 - slower paced.   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/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 Sycamore Canyon- Beginner.   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.