CORBA’s web- and email-based news publication, the eTerraTimes, will be only published every other month, starting in February 2014. Future important messages will be sent by email, rather than using the eTerraTimes to distribute them. The purpose of this change it to reduce the workload on the volunteers who put this newsletter together.
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In order to reduce the number of calendars we need to maintain and keep synchronized, we have started to use our Meetup.com calendar as the primary source of event information. The calendars displayed on our Home and Calendars page are still Google calendars, but they draw their data from Meetup.
A quirk of this setup is that the calendars on corbamtb.com only display upcoming events. To see past events, it will be necessary to visit the Meetup calendar.
Another side effect, discovered after the new calendar was implemented, is that people who display the CORBA calendar on their website will need to update it to display the new calendar instead.
Last year CORBA staged the Ride and Mingle event at The Hub in Topanga State Park to celebrate our 25th anniversary. It was such a success that we’re going to do it again on December 28th!
The Ride And Mingle (RAM) is to support and promote the ongoing efforts of CORBA’s programs. But most of all, it’s a chance to mingle with our members and do what we love most: RIDE! In celebration of its 26th anniversary, CORBA hopes to turn out at least 260 mountain bikers in a show of solidarity for mountain biking and responsible cycling. Ride in then meet at The Hub in Topanga State Park at 10am. There will be some cash prizes (yes, you can win CASH), but mostly it will be a chance for a photo opportunity and to mingle among our riding brethren. Riders are encouraged to ride from their local trail heads.
Comments overheard at a public meeting got us to thinking that we need to show the land managers and open space trails community at large that responsible riders comprise the vast majority of mountain bikers. Unfortunately, a small percentage of people riding too fast at the wrong time is giving the off-road bicycling community at large a bad rap. The RAM will give mountain bikers a chance to show that we can and do coexist on trails.
We are also asking that you ride what you were riding in 1987 (if you have it) or any vintage mountain bike (pre-1992). If not, no worries, just come and enjoy a ride in one of the most beautiful places in the country.
For directions to The Hub from multiple trailheads, visit our online registration page.
The CORBA Kids Club had the opportunity to view and ride among budding native plants post fires this past September. It was unseasonably hot, so Sycamore was the coolest place to ride that day, and the temperatures continued to increase as we headed North from Pt. Magu State Park along the Two Foxes trail. We have a photo gallery of the ride for September!
The IMBA Annual Take Your Kid Mountain Biking was cancelled last month due to expected high winds and fire danger. The next ride is Saturday, November 2 at Malibu Creek State Park. Hope to see you there!