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CORBA eNews for November 1, 2007

Santa Rosa Trail to Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks


What a great event this year's Fat Tire Fest was!  The weather was  perfect for riding and festivities.  We had a record-breaking crowd of  over 600 participants, volunteers and exhibitors and a great time was  had by all.  The 2007 FTF featured the Poker Ride, Hill Climb Contest,  Wheelie Contest, Log-Pull, Beer Garden, Raffle, demo bikes from an  assortment of companies and local bike shops and great food.  CORBA  would like to thank all who attended the event for your support.  We  would especially like to thank our volunteers and sponsors - we  couldn't do it without you.  For more information on the event and to  check out photos, please visit our FTF site.


If you joined CORBA or renewed your membership at the Fat Tire Fest  and do not receive your membership card in the mail by November 7,  please send an email to and provide your name,  address, and how you joined (at the event, US Mail, PayPal).  All  membership cards should be received by the 7th, but as we have  experienced in year's past, some don't make it to the recipient and we  would like to make sure they do.

To join or renew your membership, please visit the Membership page.


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.  The clinic also covers backcountry preparedness and basic bike  repair.  For more information, visit our Skills Class page.

RECREATIONAL RIDES - Guided Mountain Bike Rides

Join us for the following rides:

  • Saturday November 3rd in Fullerton for an 11-mile intermediate loop  ride.  Multiple start times.
  • Sunday November 4th at 9:30AM in Palos Verdes for "The Oldest Ride in  Palos Verdes."
  • The Following Sunday November 10th at 9:00AM at Sycamore Canyon / Pt.  Mugu State Park.  This is a great ride for novice riders as the  terrain is relaxed and the ride leader provides basic mountain bike  riding skills.

For details on these rides and to see other rides in November, please  visit


The CORBA Trail Crew is building a Pump Track in Mission Hills (north  Valley).  A Pump Track is a series of rollers and berms that you pump  your bike through.  For more information on this special project,  please view the calendar at


As a result of extreme fire danger, Angeles National Forest officials  issued a temporary emergency Forest closure which became effective  last week on October 23, 2007 and it is projected to last until  conditions have improved.

"It is our intent to get the Forest re-opened to the public as soon as  possible," Jody Noiron, Forest Supervisor, said.

"However, with the extreme fire danger, ongoing fires in Southern  California and the predicted strong weekend winds, we need to make  public health and safety our primary concern.  We will reassess the  situation early next week to see if things have changed so that we can  lift the closure."

While the closure is in effect, going into or being upon National  Forest System lands, roads, or trails within the Angeles National  Forest is not allowed. The closure will affect the use of all National  Forest recreational facilities, roads and hiking/biking trails.  Violators are subject to fines and/or imprisonment - (Yikes!)

Most County roads and state highways, such as the Angeles Crest  Highway (Hwy 2), will remain open to through traffic.  However,  Glendora Mountain Road (GMR) is closed from Big Dalton Road to East  Fork.  The Glendora Ridge Road is closed from the junction with GMR to  Mt. Baldy Village.  Chantry Road is also closed.

For more information on the closure on the Angeles NF, please contact  one of the offices listed below or visit the Forest Service website at

  • Forest Supervisor's Office, Arcadia (626) 574-1613
  • Los Angeles River Ranger District, Tujunga (818) 899-1900
  • San Gabriel River Ranger District, Glendora (626) 335-1251

*Note: The Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District which was located  in Saugus, CA was destroyed in the Buckweed fire and a temporary  office will be re-established soon.






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