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Help legalize access for mountain bikes on off-road trails in Los Angeles city parks
Earth Day is on April 22
Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. We get inspired every time we ride. If you ride on Wednesday the 22nd - and every time you ride - leave no trace and then make a net positive impact on our parks and open spaces by picking up litter that you may encounter.
April 18 - California Trail Days at Wildwood-Stoneyvale, with lunch. The USDA Forest Service and associated LARRD volunteer organizations will celebrate California Trails Day on April 18, 2009. The celebration will include 4-6 hours of trail work on the Wildwood-Stoneyvale area trails and a lunch to celebrate the event. This event is organized by the volunteer groups of the Los Angeles River Ranger District. Lunch will be held at the Wildwood Picnic Area and will include a short ceremony about California Trails Day. Lunch will be served at 1:00 PM. Activities will end at 3:30 PM. Note that this is not the Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks. Details.
April 24-26 - Santa Monica Mountains Trails Days. This is a weekend event with CORBA, SMMTC and other trail user groups with camping at Danielson Ranch in Point Mugu State Park. You can come in Friday night and stay until Sunday or leave Saturday after trail maintenance. Some people just come in for Saturday. There will be a barbecue on Saturday evening. Get the Informational flyer and registration form: http://www.smmtc.org/TrailDays_2009.pdf. Details.
The Santa Monica Trails Council conducts trailwork every Saturday. Here are the dates they will be fixing up trails that are open to mountain bikers:
Check the CORBA Calendar for the ride description, details on difficulty level, directions to trailhead, etc.
Wednesday, April 15
• 6:30 pm -8:30 pm : Palos Verdes MTB ride- intermediate/advanced
Thursday, April 16
Tuesday, April 21
Wednesday, April 22
Thursday, April 23
Friday, April 24
• 10:00 am -12:00 pm : Sycamore Canyon, Malibu - beginner MTB ride
Saturday May 2 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!
CORBA holds a recreational bike ride for beginners the second Saturday of every month, a week after the Skills Clinic. This is the perfect opportunity for the clinic attendees to practice their new skills! But you don't need to attend the Skills Clinic before you come on this ride; everyone is welcome. This is a great ride for first-timers to the CORBA recreational rides. The ride leader will go over the basics of riding a mountain bike along the route.
The 20th annual 2009 Pancake Breakfast fundraiser will be held on April 25 & 26 this year.
Bike to Work Day in LA County: Thursday, May 14, 2009The 15th annual Bike to Work Day is coming on Thursday, May 14, 2009. LA Metro expects a record number of participants to enjoy a relaxing, healthy, green bicycle ride to work. To pledge and be entered to win fabulous prizes, or just to learn more, go to www.metro.net/biketowork.
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Join Our Team! Do you have any ideas about mountain biking recreation in the L.A. region? Would you like to apply your skills and manage projects that contribute to the sport and lifestyle that you love? Is there an advocate in you? We are recruiting motivated individuals who work well with others. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or come to a monthly Members Meeting to find out more about what we do and how you can help. Check the calendar for the next meeting.
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