Archive for the ‘CORBA News’ Category

Buy a Cell Phone for Mountain Biking Access!

Monday, May 19th, 2008

May 19, 2008

(Note: As of March 2010, Phones for Good is no longer a viable concern.)

CORBA has partnered with Phones For Good. Phones For Good is an online retailer of cellular phones dedicated to raising money for nonprofit organizations. PFG offers a broad selection of phones and often, more competitive pricing than traditional retailers. Many phones are free, and they are an authorized Agent of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Nextel and T-Mobile. When you buy a new cellular phone and plan through the Phones For Good website and select CORBA, CORBA will earn $40.00 – $50.00 for each new purchase. Check it out at http://www.phonesforgood.com/pfg/go/245.

Learn about other businesses that will donate to CORBA when you use them.

The Mount Hillyer Project

Monday, May 12th, 2008

May 2, 2008

CORBA is pleased to announce the approval of our proposal for a new trail in the Angeles National Forest.  The new Rock & Rail Trail will be a 1 mile long trail at the summit of Mount Hillyer near Chilao. It will include many technical features. Read all about it on our Mt Hillyer Project web page.

CORBA Website has a new look

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

March 4, 2008

The CORBA web site has been revamped to make it easier to find information on mountain biking in the LA area! Stop back from time to time to look for new features.

If you have comments or suggestions, please pass them along to trailsmaster@gmail.com

Use Goodsearch.com to help CORBA

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Use GoodSearch for your web searching and they will contribute to CORBA.Feb 18, 2008

Goodsearch.com is a grassroots search engine that donates a small  amount (1-2 cents) to a charity of your choice each time you search. If even just 100 people use Goodsearch.org twice a day, that’s about $730 raised for CORBA per year. The search engine that goodsearch.org uses is Yahoo. You can also click though their GoodShop affiliate program when you shop online with participating retailers for additional donations to CORBA or another charity of your choice. It’s easy to use. Once connected to http://www.goodsearch.com, simply enter CORBA into the box where it asks “WHO DO YOU GOODSEARCH FOR?” Check it out!

Use GoodShop for your web shopping and they will contribute to CORBA.March 27, 2008 Update

Now you can also use GoodShop to help CORBA! Do your online shopping at more than 500 stores through GoodShop and they will donate a few percent to CORBA. Don’t forget to specify CORBA as the group you goodshop for.

Learn about other businesses that will donate to CORBA when you use them.

Stunt High Trail

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Feb 8, 2008

Updated Feb 15, 2008

CORBA has received complaints about irresponsible Mountain Bikers on the Stunt High Trail. The trail is located in Stunt Ranch off of Mulholland Highway a few miles west of Old Topanga Road. This trail runs through Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA), Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) and University of California Reserve land. This trail is used as part of an outdoor education area for young kids to learn about the Native Americans, Plants and Animals.

On 1/27 a group of five riders came down the trail. Four of the five riders were considerate and slowed down as they passed a group of instructors and young kids on the trail. One of the five riders did not slow down at all. The report is that he was out of control and yelled to the group to get out of the way! He nearly missed individuals in the group as he sped passed. After he passed the group he crashed! This apparently was not the first incident like this on this trail. Although this trail has probably been ridden by many riders for years it did not become an issue until this incident. Remember your actions on the trail affect us all!

On Thursday 2/14 we met with the managing authorities for the Stunt High Trail. The outcome of the meeting is not good for Mountain Bikers. The trail will remain closed to Mountain Bike riders! “No Bikes” signs will be installed and MRCA Rangers will patrol and issue tickets to anyone riding the trail! All UC Reserve land is closed to bikes due to its Reserve status. We may have been able to convince the MRT to open their part of the trail to bikes but it is such a small section of the upper trail that it would not have meant much. Other options such as a reroute around the reserve or a new trail in the area were also discussed. A reroute around the reserve will not work due to private property outside of the Reserve land and steep rugged terrain.

Please only ride on trails that are open to bikes. Always control your speed and your bike. Scan the trail ahead for other trail users and animals. Use a bell to alert others of your presence! Bicyclists yield to hikers and horses.

Albertsons’ Community Partners Program

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Note: We learned in early 2010 that Albertson’s has discontinuted this program. You can still help CORBA when you buy groceries by signing up for Ralphs’ Community Contribution Program and shopping at Ralphs!

January 30, 2008

CORBA is pleased to announce that we are part of the Albertsons’ Community Partners Program.  Albertsons grocery stores contribute to your favorite participating 501(c)(3) non-profit when you use your club card.  All that you need to do is click on this link to sign up, and use our Community Partner ID# 49001015710.  http://www.albertsons.com/cp/  Sign-up now!  It’s quick and easy.

Learn about other businesses that will donate to CORBA when you use them.

Ralph’s Community Contribution Program

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Jan 24, 2008

CORBA is pleased to announce that we are part of the Ralphs Community Contribution Program.  Ralphs grocery stores contribute to your favorite participating 501(c)(3) non-profit when you use your club card.  All that you need to do is click on this link to sign up, and use our “NPO” number 90320.  http://www.ralphs.com/ccprogram.htm  Sign-up now!  It’s quick and easy.

Learn about other businesses that will donate to CORBA when you use them.

Palos Verdes

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

November 7, 2007

CORBA has a very active group working on the trail access issues in Palos Verdes.  Please see our separate site that is dedicated to the Palos Verdes area.

CORBA Palos Verdes Home

Trail User Survey

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

October 2, 2007

CORBA is pursuing new multi-use trail opportunities with several land management agencies in the Los Angeles and Southern Ventura County areas. CORBA solicited your feedback on the type of trails you enjoy most.

The Trail User Survey is now closed. We would like to thank everyone that took the time to fill out the survey!  The results from the Survey will certainly help in our efforts to bring new riding opportunities to the Los Angeles area. Also a big thanks Cole Wheels for donating the wheel set which was won by one lucky survey participant!

Results from 141 responses

 1. What types of trail use do you enjoy? Select all that apply.

2. What type of Mountain Bike rider do you consider yourself to be? Select all that apply.

3. What type of Mountain Bike riding do you enjoy most? Select all that apply.

4. If new Mountain Bike riding opportunities became available in the Los Angeles and Southern Ventura County areas, what type of new riding would you like to see created? Select all that apply.

5. Would you like to see some bike parks built in the Los Angeles area.

6. When hiking or trail running what type of trails do you prefer? Select all that apply.

7. If in the future new trail opportunities could be created, but funds were needed to to build them, would you be willing to donate money to make it happen?

8. If these new trail opportunities were being built by volunteers, would you be willing to volunteer to help build them? (Volunteer days do not need to be concurrent but can be spread out throughout the year.)

9. What is your favorite trail in the Los Angeles and Southern Ventura County area?

10. Would you be willing to work with CORBA to pursue new trail building opportunities?

11. How often do you use the trails? All answers must be checked even if it is never.

12. What is the average distance of your rides, hikes or runs? All answers must be checked even if it is none.

13. What do you prefer when Mountain Biking? Select all that apply.

14. What do you prefer? Select all that apply.

15. Where do you spend most of your time on the trails?

16. Please select your age group.

May 2017 eTerraTimes Newsletter Published May 5th

Friday, May 5th, 2017

The May 2017 edition of CORBA’s bimonthly newsletter, the eTerraTimes, was published today, May 3rd. If you don’t get it by email, you can view it online.

As always, the eTerraTimes has all the latest news for mountain bikers in the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounding areas.