News from the CORBA Website
Blog since the previous eTerraTimes
The 7th annual Rocktober Restival will be held on October
29th from 8am-3pm at Castaic Lake, Castaic, CA. This is a FREE event for
all participants and is a ladies only cross country event and CORBA
Membership drive. The day consists of guided, no drop rides for ALL
levels! Beginner/Greenie rider...
Last winter’s rains damaged the surface of Crags Rd Trail
in Malibu Creek State Park and have encouraged brush to grow up along
its steep upslope bank. The CORBA and Santa Monica Mountain Trails
Council trail crews will be fixing these problems on the section of the
trail that goes along the cre...
Join CORBA, SMMTC , COSCA and other volunteer groups to work
on the Conejo Open Space trails in Thousand Oaks. This year we’ll be
working in the new Sapwi Trails area, near Westlake Blvd and Avenida De
Arboles. This new area will include a bike park as well as trails and
other recreational activi...
This month we had 8 riders and one little girl who mostly
watched on a nearly perfect day to be in the park. The stream is dry
again so we practiced riding through the rocks, which were considerably
more uneven than before the winter storms strew them all over. The Basic
Skills Clinic is always h...
On Saturday, July 29, 2017, a representative group of the
San Gabriel Mountain Community Collaborative were on hand at
Congresswoman Judy Chu’s Congressional Leadership Awards. The
Collaborative was honored with the “Building Bridges” award. CORBA
President Steve Messer has served on the Collabor...
This month we had a twelve riders total, with one dropping
out and another one joining us in the middle! Graham again filled in
taking pictures for Steve who was rafting the Colorado River through the
Grand Canyon. The Basic Skills Clinic is always held the first Saturday
of the month at Malibu C...
The July 2017 edition of CORBA’s bimonthly newsletter, the
eTerraTimes , was published today, June 28th. 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. Bookmark It H...
Girlz Gone Riding on October 29th holds their 7th Rocktober Festival and CORBA membership Drive!
7th annual Rocktober Restival will be held on October 29th from 8am-3pm
at Castaic Lake, Castaic, CA. This is a FREE event for all participants
and is a ladies only cross country event and CORBA
Membership drive. The day consists of guided, no drop rides for ALL
levels! Beginner/Greenie riders are welcomed with opened arms!
- Kids ride!
- Skills Clinics
- Demo Bikes
For the full event schedule, go to the GGR website here: http://www.girlzgoneriding.com/event-schedule.html
You MUST register for this event! Registration will go live Thursday, August 31st on Event Brite:
Look for news on these upcoming events:
- November: CORBA Pancake breakfast at Michael’s Bicycles presented by GGR (date to be determined)
- November 11th: Trail work day on Crags Road in MCSP. Online registration requested!
- December: GGR’s annual XMAS party: CO ED
Monthly CORBA Meeting at REI in Woodland Hills
Come and join us to learn about current issues and let us know what
concerns you! Always open to the public, the CORBA Board of Directors’
meeting is held the 4th Monday of the month in Woodland Hills. REI is
kind enough to let us use their meeting room, for which we thank them
Every month (except December, when we have no meeting), we discuss these topics:
- Issues of trail access for mountain bikers
- Mountain bike advocacy and ambassadorship
- Public involvement
- The latest news from the land managers, including State Parks and National Park Service
- Trail building and restoration
- Furthering woman’s mountain biking
- Bike parks and other dedicated mountain bike facilities or trails
- Education and etiquette
- Anything brought forward by members of the public
The meetings are 6 – 8 pm at the REI in Woodland Hills (Google Map and Directions):
6220 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
P: (818) 703-5300
We look forward to seeing you there!
Beginners' Ride had 16 participants. Would you like to join us too?
For a list of upcoming recreational rides, please visit the CORBA
Rides calendar provides a full
monthly schedule of mountain bike rides for all skill levels. Mountain bike
rides are organized by CORBA member clubs and led by experienced and
knowledgeable guides. Recreational rides are a fun and social way to experience
a variety of trails in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and beyond.
Trail Restoration and Reports on Past Workdays
For many years, most trail upkeep has been done by volunteers because of budget
cutbacks at our parks systems. So come out and help CORBA and
other volunteers keep our trails in top riding shape! You can learn
more about what to expect and what you'll need to bring with you
on our Trailwork
A number of companies and volunteer organizations have asked
us if they could do trailwork as a team building exercise, or just
to give back to the community. We are happy to work with such groups
- shoot us an enquiry at email@example.com
for more information!
For CORBA workdays, we provide lunch for participants after we're
finished. Please register
in advance to help us prepare
by knowing how many volunteers to expect.
Parents/guardians are responsible for minors at all times, and they
must constantly and directly supervise children under 14. Children must
be over 7-years old to attend. Please leave your four-legged friends at home!
Saturday, October 21: Build a new trail at Sapwi Trails
park in Thousand Oaks during the COSCA Annual Trailwork Day.
This year we'll be starting on the newly approved plan for trails,
a bike park and other recreational features at Sapwi Trails
Park. On-site registration starts at 7:30 am.
Trailwork is followed at noon by a free barbecue for workers and
a prize give-away. Our online
details and registration page has all the details.
Saturday, November 11: Crags Road Trail Restoration
in Malibu Creek State Park. The winter rains have taken
their toll on this technical section on the way to the M*A*S*H
site, also known as the 'Creek of Doom.' Please register
online so we'll know how many people to expect. Full details
are also available on the registration
Summary of Recent Trailwork
There haven't been any CORBA trailwork days since the last
eTerraTimes was posted at the beginning of July.
To see all trailwork dates, including those of other groups,
visit the CORBA
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Send an email to Trailwork-Volunteersfirstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry, no general news this month!
Free Mountain Biking
2nd is the next skills clinic.
The CORBA free skills clinic is held on the first Saturday of
every month at Malibu Creek State Park.
Mountain biking is a lot like tennis or skiing. Just a few minor
adjustments in technique can make a huge difference in your
control and proficiency. If you want to get better faster,
you need to know the fundamentals of mountain biking technique.
Whether you're just getting into mountain biking or have been
riding for years, you'll learn some valuable tips from our Introduction
to Mountain Biking skills class that is offered each month.
Check out our Skills Clinic
web page for all the information. After the clinic, see photos
of your new skills on the CORBA web site that you can share
with your family and friends!
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of the latest developments in our trail advocacy, recreational rides and trailwork days. Join
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