Posts Tagged ‘fundraiser’

Nov 13th Fat Tire Fun(d)raiser

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Save the date: November 13, 2011.

For 2011 we have altered the format of our annual anniversary event. In years past it had grown to be quite the undertaking, with lots of festival activities, vendors, a poker ride, even a cyclocross race. Although fun for attendees and a great success, our volunteer coordinators and support staff got pretty burned out, despite the many accolades received from appreciative participants.

The bottom line is to raise money for our programs while having fun celebrating our great trails and advocacy efforts. So this year we decided to keep it simple and do what we love best–RIDE! We are excited to be back at Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas. The main ride route will feature the Crags Road Trail through the creek canyon, past the MASH site, and up Bulldog Motorway, and will also connect to National Park Service property at the Solstice Canyon section of the Backbone Trail with an optional out-and-back to Kanan Dume Road at Tunnel #1. It will continue along Mesa Peak Motoryway and down Tapia Motorway, finishing by coming back into Malibu Creek State Park via the Tapia Spur Trail. With the out-and-back to Kanan Dume Road the ride is 27 miles, or 15 miles if the Backbone Trail to Kanan Rd.  is skipped. There will also be shorter easy rides in Malibu Creek State Park including the Grasslands Trail to De Anza Park. There will be plenty of opportunities for every level of rider to have a great ride in support of your local trail advocacy organization.

Of course, we’d hate to pass up the opportunity to have some cool demo bikes on hand, and so far we have gotten commitments from Trek, Specialized, Giant, and Bionicon who will have some of the newest technology on hand.

We’re also very excited to announce that New Belgium Brewery will be serving samples!

And of course there will be a raffle, with some really cool prizes including bikes, gear, and more.

Click here for more information and to get registered. Hope to see you there!

2010 Fat Tire Fest Finale

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Youngsters lead their parents on the Beginner Ride that started with a ride through the park before moving to a dirt trail.


Amid perfect conditions (cool, cloudy), CORBA’s 2010 Fat Tire Fest and fundraiser was once again a great success this past Sunday October 17 at Lake Castaic Recreation Area. Despite some inclement weather in other areas, a great crowd of several hundred enthusiastic mountain bikers and their families enjoyed great riding and fun activities, wrapping up with the ever popular raffle with dozens of great prizes donated by sponsors, vendors, and local bike shops. Of special note was the large number of children riding along with their parents on their mini mountain bikes, a testament to how mountain biking can be a generational activity that both parents and their children can enjoy together throughout their entire lives.   

New this year was a cyclocross race with non-stop action, and a pre-event event, a night ride on Saturday evening presented by Light & Motion, with light systems available for testing.     

Milling around the display area after the rides were finished.


We would like to thank our sponsors: REI, Specialized Bicycles, Cynergy Cycles, Bike Magazine, Mountain Bike Action Magazine, and Six Six One. Special thanks to our guest professional racer Allison Mann ( for helping lead our advanced XC ride and assisting with our skills clinic.     

Another special thanks go out to all our volunteers, without whom we could not pull off this event. You know who you are, and your efforts are appreciated beyond words! 

(Take a look at the photo galleries from the Fest!) 

Awesome Land: Women of Dirt

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Women of Dirt
This incredible movie featuring outstanding athletes pushing the boundaries of Women’s mountain biking, will be screened tomorrow at Cinespace Hollywood, 6356 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California.

The screening will honor the five most influential women in Southern California mountain biking. There will be raffles, a long list of Cycling Celebrities, a fashion show, a VIP reception, 2 bars, and a whole lot of fun.

Proceeds from the screening, raffles and art auction benefit The Mark Reynolds Fund, SoCal Interscholastic Cycling League, Los Angeles Country Bicycle Coalition, and others. This is also a lycra drive: bring your old lycra to support the SoCal League.

Stay for the after-party, the Five Most Influential Women in SoCal Cycling Presentation, and a special presentation from Cannondale. Meet the Women of Dirt Producer Mark Brent and Stars Leana Gerard and Kathy Pruitt (past CORBA Fat Tire Fest Guest Celebrity) in Hollywood for the Southern California Premiere of the film.

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