Archive for the ‘Fat Tire Fest’ Category

Castaic Lake SRA Trailwork Day – Oct 9

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Help us get ready for CORBA’s annual Fat Tire Fest, which will take place on October 17th. On Saturday, October 9, 2010, we’ll be doing brush removal and some minor trail repair on the trails that will be used for the CORBA Fat Tire Fest.

Come out and join us! You don’t need any experience but should be prepared with long sleeves, long pants, sun protection, sturdy hiking shoes and drinking water and a snack. We’ll supply tools and instruction.

RSVP to or on our facebook page. Meet at 7:45 a.m. so we can roll out at 8:00 a.m. There is a parking fee to enter the park, however, let the entrance station attendant know you’re there to do “Volunteer trailwork with CORBA” and your entrance fees will be waived. Enter the park through the guard station and turn left. Meet at the fourth parking area on the right. Details of the meeting spot are below:
View CORBA Castaic trailwork 10/9/2010 in a larger map

CORBA’s Fat Tire Fest is Around the Corner – October 17

Friday, August 27th, 2010

View our video of activities at last year's Fat Tire Fest!

The Fat Tire Fest is an all-day event geared for the entire family, featuring a huge raffle, activities for all levels and ages of riders, catered lunch and more. This year’s Festival aims to be our biggest ever. Activities range from the classic Poker Ride to a Hill Climb competition, Bike Limbo and Wheelie contests, Skills Clinic, Beginner and Advanced guided rides. NEW this year: special outdoor recreation clinics presented by REI! AND….. for the first time, a cyclo-cross race produced by Back on Track Productions. There will also be a special area for kids to test their skills, guided rides and demo bikes featuring some of the industry’s top mountain bikes.

Preregistration is now open! Registers before October 10 and receive 10 additional raffle tickets. Choose between riding the Poker Ride or participating in a cross race. Visit
for details and register online at our new Membership and Event Portal.

Sponsors are lining up and include REI, Specialized and Cynergy Cycles, Mountain Bike Action and Bike magazines and more. If your company is interested in showcasing your products or services to a crowd of 500+ biking enthusiasts, check the Sponsors tab at

If you are interested in helping us organize and run this event, you can register online to volunteer!

Stays tuned for more details, and see you at the Lake!

CORBA on BikeSport Radio

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Bike Sport Radio, Steve Messer, Brad HouseJuly 26, 2010, CORBA volunteer Steve Messer appeared on BikeSport Radio with host Brad House as the show’s in-studio featured guest.  During the half-hour interview Messer talked about current issues of interest to mountain bikers, including the Station Fire, City of L.A. Bike Plan, and progress in Glendale.  He talked about the important role advocacy plays in ensuring mountain bike access to trails, and a little about the history of CORBA.

BikeSport Radio covers topics of special interest to those who race bicycles, including road racing, mountain bike racing and cyclocross. Brad usually presents race results and interviews from recent events, as well as upcoming events on this bi-weekly podcast.

Messer made some special announcements regarding CORBA’s annual Fat Tire Fest, which will take place on October 17, 2010.  REI, Specialized, Fox, Mountain Bike Magazine, Mountain Bike Action and Hilton Hotels have already signed on as sponsors of this year’s event. The biggest change  for 2010 is that the Fat Tire Fest will feature a Cyclocross race presented by Back On Track Productions, in addition the full slate of regular Fat Tire Fest activities and festivities.

Fat Tire Fest registration will open in August along with the new web site at

BikeSport Radio streams live at
every other Monday at noon, and can be downloaded as a podcast from

REI Supports CORBA

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Recently CORBA received news of two significant financial contributions to CORBA’s trail work and advocacy efforts by Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI). First, we were notified by REI that our application for REI’s Trail Upkeep grant was accepted. The $5,000 grant will help CORBA purchase and maintain tools and equipment for upcoming trail work projects, including projects in the Angeles National Forest’s Station Fire area.

REI also confirmed that they will be supporting CORBA’s Fat Tire Fest with a Platinum Level sponsorship ($3,500). REI is the Fat Tire Fest’s first ever Platinum Level sponsor. The Fat Tire Fest takes place October 17 at Castaic Lake. For more information go to

CORBA’s Temporary Home

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Thanks to the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, presenters of the upcoming 10th Annual River Ride, CORBA has a new temporary home. Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

LACBC is sharing some of their office space in downtown Los Angeles with CORBA.  The downtown location is easily accessible by public transit, and will help CORBA’s volunteers and committees to conduct our outreach and fundraising efforts. CORBA’s renowned Fat Tire Fest is well into the planning stages and the office space will help our efforts to put on the biggest and best Festival ever.

With this space CORBA is seeking an intern to help with the administrative tasks that all non-profit organizations face. If you are looking to gain experience in non-profit organization management, we’d love to hear from you. If you love mountain biking, even better!

CORBA is still looking for a more permanent home but we are very grateful to the LACBC for the support. LACBC develops campaigns, programs, resources and events to support bicycling-related advocacy, education, outreach and fun all around Los Angeles County, and shares CORBA’s vision of maintaining and developing off-road cycling opportunities in the area.