CORBA Home Page
The voice of off-road bicyclists  

 

Giant Bikes Trailwork Day in Newbury Park on January 16, 2015

The staff of Giant Bicycles wanted to give back to their local trails. They built a bypass of a steep, loose and marbley section of the Los Robles Trail West, just above the Felton Street Connector.
CORBA Mountain Biking Photos. Click on an image to see it full size.

Photos Home    

20150109_115206.jpg
The route of the new trail has been cut through the caparral. The old, fall-line trail is to the left.
20150109_115348.jpg
Where the new trail will join the old one at the top.
20150109_115737.jpg
Looking down the new trail route before any work has been done on it
IMG_0468.jpg
Staff from Giant Bikes at the trailhead, ready to get to work on the new trail
IMG_0470.jpg
Removing a root ball, aka, stump.
IMG_0472.jpg
Cutting the new trail into the hillside
IMG_0473.jpg

IMG_0474.jpg

IMG_0475.jpg

IMG_0477.jpg

IMG_0478.jpg

IMG_0480.jpg

IMG_0481.jpg

IMG_0484.jpg

IMG_0485.jpg

IMG_0487.jpg

IMG_0490.jpg

IMG_0491.jpg
On the trail above the reroute, we cleaned out three drains that were clogged with dirt and built one new one.
IMG_0493.jpg
The drains run the water off the trail, preventing further rutting down the middle, where the water likes to run if it had its way.
IMG_0495.jpg

IMG_0498.jpg

IMG_0499.jpg

IMG_0500.jpg

IMG_0503.jpg
Heading back down when the work was complete
IMG_0506.jpg
We almost forgot to take the flags that mark the lower edge of the new trail
IMG_0507.jpg
Looking back up the new segment. Isn't it a thing of beauty!
IMG_0510.jpg
Brad won the raffle for the deluxe hand-crafted bike bell
IMG_0511.jpg
Everyone had a bell to ring!
IMG_0514.jpg
Lunch at the Alamo afterwards, which Giant bought. Thanks for the new trail and the lunch, too!