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CORBA eNews for February 16, 2008

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Upcoming Events

February 23 Recreational Ride, Pasadena Area/San Gabriel Mountains

Lower Merrill/Inspiration Point to Sunset and El Prieto Trail. B+  Level (Intermediate to Advanced). This is a 25-mile ride with lots of  single track, technical challenges and good ole SoCal history.  For  more information,

February 24 Recreational Ride, Simi Valley.

Chumash/Hummingbird/Johnson Motorway. A- Level (Advanced). We will  climb Chumash Trail to the fireroad and then ride the swooping and fun  fireroad to the Hummingbird Trail, we will descend Hummingbird, a  technical and challenging downhill that tests the skills of the best  riders.  For more information,

February 24  Bicycle John's feeds the Tour of California

Bicycle John's welcomes everyone to come and join us as we celebrate  the Tour ofCalifornia. John and Mike will be greeting the racers and spectators  at the crest of Mill Creek Summit on Sunday Feb.24th. This is such an  exciting time and location to be able to watch racers from all over  the world compete for the climb.  They will be offering free food and  drink to everyone that comes by and visits. Pro Racing and free food,  what a great combination.

February 27 - California Recreational Trails Committee Meeting. Carpenteria, CA. Agenda items will include issues relating to the  update of the California Recreational Trails Plan, the trail  Change-in-Use Survey being implemented by California State Parks and a  presentation on the planning and progress of the California Coastal  Trail. Information on the public meeting scheduled tour is available  at the California State Park Trail web site at 

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 9:00 AM
in the Carpinteria City  Council Chambers,
5755 Carpinteria Avenue,
Carpinteria, California.

March 1 - 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:

March 9 - Trail Mantenance  Middle Merrill Trail (flier attached)

We will be working on the Middle Sam Merrill Trail. This is a heavilyused trail and is seeing some wear and tear. The trail is in need ofsome brush work. There are also several ruts on the trail that are getting bigger with all the rain we have received. We will createsome rolling dip water diversions to get the water off the trail.CORBA will provide a meal for the Crew after the work day is done. Bring snacks and water to carry with you on the trail.

Raise Money For CORBA Programs

Ralphs Club Card

CORBA is now enrolled in the Ralph's Community Program.  If you shop  at Ralphs, you can support CORBA just by registering your Ralphs card.    It's easy to set it up!  Just visit and go to the  Community link on the left-hand side of the web page.  You can  register your Ralphs card, or apply for a card online.  Each time you  make a purchase, CORBA will receive a small donation.  Note: the form  will ask for our Ralphs NPO number, which is 90320. 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 twice a day, that's about  $730 raised for CORBA per year.  The search engine that  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 log into or to set up on your tool bar.  Once logged into, simply enter CORBA into the box where it asks "Who  do yougoodsearch for." Check it out!

LA City Bicycle Master Plan Update Workshops

Please remember to join the City of Los Angeles for the Bicycle Master  Plan Update workshops, to be held on:

Wednesday February 20 - West Los Angeles 6:30pm

Felicia Mahood Multi Purpose Center
11338 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Wednesday February 27 - Valley Area 6:30pm
Marvin Braude - San Fernando Constituent
Services Center, Conference Room 1B
6262 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Saturday March 1 - Harbor Area 10:00AM
Banning's Landing Community Center
100 E. Water Street
Wilmington, CA 90744

If you can not attend the workshop, visit the project website at, where you can complete the survey and make route  suggestions.







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