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CORBA eNews for January 11, 2008

The COSCA area in Thousand Oaks

Glendale Citywide Trails Plan

On Tuesday, January 8, 2008 the Glendale City Council unanimously  approved the Revised Trail Maps for the San Rafael Hills, the San  Gabriel Mountains (Deukmejian Wilderness Park) and the Verdugo  Mountains. CORBA provided input and trail expertise at the series of  public meetings held through the summer and fall of 2007 and will  remain involved in this planning process. The Plan includes the  following features:

  • Three new trails in the Deukmejian Wilderness Park
  • Three new trails in the San Rafael Hills
  • A Bike Skills Park in the San Rafael Hills
  • A Bike-only designated trail (four-cross or DH style)
  • Three new singletrack trails in the Verdugo Hills
  • Signage, parking and other improvements to existing trails

For more information, please visit

January Events

This Saturday, January 12 - Basic Trail Maintenance Workshop Malibu  Creek State Park. 

Contact Burt Elliott 805-498-2475 or Jerry Mitcham  805-492-6522 to register.  Meet at the Malibu Creek State Park  District Administration Building.  Tell the attendant that you are  there for the Trail Maintenance Workshop and get a parking pass and  directions.  Program will include classroom and field demonstration  work so dress accordingly.  Lunch will be provided.  For more info,

January 13 - Fun Ride at Fullerton

Fullerton Lap-apalooza.  B Level. TS 2.5 & EL 2.5. This is a fun intermediateride combining single track, double track, and some pavement. The  route rolls through shaded glens, parks, climbs, and descends hills  and winds through wooded trails.  The ride is about 11 miles. If you  have ever wanted to ride this route but were confused by route  descriptions, now is your chance.  For more info, Visit

January 19 - Trail Crew - Santa Monica's

The CORBA Trail Crew will be teaming up with the Santa Monica  Mountains Trails Council to work on the Guadalasca Trail in Point Mugu  State Park.  We will be removing the outside lip of portions of the  trail where the trail has become cupped.  This will allow the water to  run off of the trail, preventing further erosion.  More info.

January 20 - Trail Crew - Angeles National Forest

Trail Maintenance on the Valley Forge Trail in the Angeles National Forest. Wewill be doing some yucca removal and light tread work.  You can bring  your bike and ride in, or hike in if you prefer.  More info.

January 26 - Fun Ride Hoyt/Strawberry Peak

We start climbing the Hoyt fire road to the single track over to Clear  Creek Station.  Then up the Josephine fire road up to the summit of  Strawberry Peak. Then down to Red Box Station and down the Gabrielino  Trail to Switzers Picnic Ground, then up to Angeles Crest Highway and  a few road miles down to the cars.   For more info,

February 2 - MTB Skills Class

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. Get all the information here:






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