Things CORBA did for mountain biking in 2010

  • Contributed a total of 1,533 person-hours to repair and maintain local trails in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Angeles National Forest, and Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency, as well as several other local city open spaces.
  • Intervened on behalf of mountain bikers to stop bulldozing of Rogers Road Trail in Topanga State Park.
  • Organized 23 Youth Adventures rides, totaling 180 local at-risk/underserved kids experiencing mountain biking and public open space.
  • Held 13 free mountain bike skills clinics (including two special clinics for the Mountain Bike Unit) with a total of 300 participants.
  • Met with local and statewide California State Parks representatives regarding trail conversion process and provided list of trails we felt appropriate for shared use.
  • Established regular (at least quarterly) meeting schedule with State Parks regarding trail issues.
  • Surveyed Station Fire related damage to 50+ miles of trails in the Angeles National Forest.
  • Repaired and recovered the Doc Larsen trail, El Prieto trail, Sam Merrill Trail in the Station Fire Closure area.
  • Coordinated the mailing of 929 letters to the City of LA Planning dept. regarding new LA Bicycle Plan. (The LA Planning Dept. voted to adopt the plan on 12/16, including the off-pavement bicycle study component.)
  • Adopted COSCA Los Robles West trail.
  • Represented mountain bikers at Burbank trail council meetings, Glendale Riverwalk planning, LA county master bike plan, CTUC board meetings, Angeles National Forest volunteer meetings, Great Outdoor Listening session and BAC meetings.
  • Appeared on or in a number of media outlets including: Feature story in Mountain Bike magazine (Station Fire article); Mark Langton and Steve Messer inteviewd on KLOS; Steve Messer interviewed on Bike Sport Radio; Steve Messer interviewed for the LADOT Blog.
  • Donated funds to support congruent mountain bike and open space organizations: Mountain Bike Unit, SoCal Interscholastic Cycling League, COSF, and SMMTC.
  • Donated funds to the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council to help support State Trails Day at Pt. Mugu State Park.
  • Produced new jerseys and t-shirts with updated graphics and messaging.
  • Organized local IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking ride in Malibu Creek State Park.
  • Produced Fat Tire Festival fundraiser at Castaic Recreation Area with attendance of over 300.
  • Numerous communications with State Parks regarding closure of “Art’s Trail” in Point Mugu State Park, and subsequent publishing of clarification of State’s position on the designation of the trail (“closed due to archeological concerns).
  • Sent a representative to the National Bike Summit in Washington DC.
  • Implemented CORBA Membership Portal system to allow better communications with our members and friends, easy donation system, and event registration.
  • Published monthly electronic newsletter.
  • Financial Statement


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