Ride and Mingle at The Hub

  • December 15, 2012 · 10:00 AM

In celebration of CORBA’s 25th Anniversary, on December 15, we will Ride up to The Hub in Topanga State Park and Mingle for a photo opportunity to show land managers and the trail user community that mountain bikers can and do coexist on the trails. We are hoping for 250 (or more) riders. Save the date and spread the word!

We’ll converge at 10am and around 10:30 we’ll take the group shot. We’ll then hand out cash prizes, with the top cash amount being $1,000. We’ll also be having a 50/50 drawing, so bring $20 in cash and put it into the pot, with the lucky winner getting half of whatever is collected and the other half going to CORBA.

How do you get to The Hub? There are several trail head locations you can start from. Reseda Blvd., Trippet Ranch, Sullivan Canyon, Mulholland Drive (dirt) from the east (Encino) or west (Woodland Hills), Will Rogers State Historic Park, Westridge Fireroad, and San Vicente Mountain Park (Nike Site), to name a few.

Check this map with all the trails and trailheads. The Hub is marked with a blue dot and the letter "z."

Or, download this map. The Hub and the major trailheads are circled. Print it and bring it with you so you don't get lost!

To help you decide which trailhead to use to get to The Hub, here are the one-way distances. Letters correspond to those in this map. Keep in mind that all of these routes have some to a very significant amount of climbing.

a, West end of Dirt Mulholland: 5.3 miles
c, Top of Reseda: 2.5 miles
d, Caballero Canyon: 4.8 miles
e, East end of Dirt Mulholland: 6.4 miles
j, Trippet Ranch: 2.8 miles
k, North end of Westridge Rd: 9.2 miles
m, Trailer Canyon Fireroad: 4.3 miles
q, Will Rogers State Historic Park: 7.5 miles
r, Bottom of Sullivan Canyon: 9.3 miles

The easiest rides with the least climbing and all fireroad are probably from c, a and m. You can figure out the amount of climbing involved in each route from this web page.

 

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  • Tamara

    Awesome gathering!

    December 16, 2012

  • Tomas

    very nice and friendly

    December 15, 2012

  • Michelle Friend

    PHUN...FUN...SpaB....Ua ho'ole'alea'a au. No matter what the language, I had a Fun time at the CORBA/RAM event today! Woo Hoo!!

    December 15, 2012

  • Tomas

    Great meeting some of the riders, I enjoyed the ride and scenery, thank you all, great pics too..

    1 · December 15, 2012

  • Mark Langton

    I thought it went very well!

    December 15, 2012

  • Wendy Engelberg

    Excellent! Great idea and a fun day!

    December 15, 2012

  • mike and robin mcguire

    What a great Day! Great Event and lots of mountainbikers to ride and mingle with.
    Thanks Corba!

    December 15, 2012

  • Steve C

    Thanks everyone for coming out and joining us! If you took any photos of the event, or your ride to or after the event, please share them here. It's quick and easy to upload photos to Meetup, unless you don't have Flash installed in your browser, and then it will be inconvenient and slow. Feel free to tag my photos with your friends' names, and make comments!

    December 15, 2012

  • Steve C

    What a great day for a ride! Don't remember when it's been so clear out. I would have rated the event 6 stars except I didn't win any prizes :-(

    December 15, 2012

  • Judy Hernandez Diaz

    Good evening bikers. I've been reading today's comments about tomorrow's ride. I think it'll be ok to ride. We rode up to the Hub on the actual day it was postponed. Yes, it was raining, but it was fun.

    1 · December 14, 2012

  • ed llorca

    I think it is a bad idea to ride on wet trails, they damage so easy. I will pass on tomorrows event.

    December 14, 2012

    • Mark Langton

      Hi Ed,

      Thanks for the input. You are right, wet trails should not be ridden on. The route to The Hub is on fireroads, and they were not muddy today. The soil composition on the fireroads en route to The Hub is sandy and it is our experience that the soil drains well under far more rain that is expected tonight, which is less than .5 inches. The forecast for tomorrow is sunny and temps in the high 50′s. If it is raining at the time of the proposed meeting then we will not ride.

      December 14, 2012

    • Wendy Engelberg

      Ed, typically there are 2 places after rains that the conditions are barely affected: Reseda area and Space Mountain. The conditions will be tacky and good.

      December 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is the ride still on...will the trails be dry enough to ride?

    December 14, 2012

    • Mark Langton

      Based on the rain we have gotten so far (virtually none) and the fact that the trails have dried out from the previous rain, and the forecast being less than .5 inches of rain tonight, and the fact that the route is on fireroads which are designed to endure rain, we will be riding to The Hub and meeting Saturday morning. If it is raining, we will not meet.

      December 14, 2012

    • Steve C

      The forecast is for 0.15" of rain, ending by 3 am. Unless we get a lot more rain than forecast, the trails should be fine for riding tomorrow morning.

      1 · December 14, 2012

  • Tomas

    I'll be up Reseda by trail heads tomorrow looking for ather bikers. be there 8:15 driving a 2001 chevy mini van gray . thanks

    December 14, 2012

  • Mark Langton

    We're going to ride! Rain is supposed to stop by early tomorrow (Saturday) morning, with minimal rainfall forecast. So it'll be a little wet and a little chilly, but we'll still be at The Hub at 10am--with cash and other prizes!

    December 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like more rain is being forecasted.

    December 12, 2012

    • Wendy Engelberg

      only a 30% chance for Sunday...Sat looks good

      December 12, 2012

  • Tomas

    ok i looked over the map thanks for the directions I'll meet you guys before breamar country club, i found cabarallo trail head 8:30
    thank you all for all the help

    December 8, 2012

  • Steve C

    I've added to the description the distances from all the trailheads to The Hub to help you figure out which way to get to The Hub is best for you.

    December 7, 2012

  • Steve C

    North Ranch Mtn Bikers will be leaving from the Cabellero Cyn trailhead on Reseda Blvd at 8:30 am. Riding level is intermediate to advanced. Afterwards, will be continuing to Parker Mesa Overlook. Total ride is 24 miles with 3800' of climbing, but this is an out-and-back ride so you can return at any time (just let the ride leader know first!). See full details here http://www.nrmbc.org/Newsletter...­

    December 7, 2012

  • Tamara

    NRMB will be leading a contingent of riders up Caballero over to the Hub for this event. Meet at the Caballero Trailhead. If after mingling and group photos you are up for some more riding then join NRMB for an out & back ride to Parker Mesa Overlook via Eagle's Rock and including Farmer's. Full ride: 24 miles, 3850' of climbing. (E4.5:T3.5)

    Time: 8:30 am. Leader: Tamara

    Directions: Take the 101 Freeway to the Reseda Blvd. exit in Tarzana. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Reseda a couple of miles and park on the street at the trailhead. If you come upon the Braemar Country Club you've gone a little too far.

    December 7, 2012

  • Steve C

    Hi Riders, there are some people who want to join us at The Hub but don't know the way. If you would like to have others join your ride, please post that here, including your starting location, starting time, and riding level (beginner, intermediate, advanced, gonzo, wheelchair-bound...) so that people of similar level are riding together? Thanks, everyone will appreciate it!

    December 7, 2012

  • Tomas

    Hi everyone I am new to CA, I am not sure i can figer out where to start, anyone welling to send me link where we can meet to start the trails that leads to Hub ? thanks
    time and place would be great

    December 7, 2012

    • Wendy Engelberg

      Hi Tomas and welcome to CA! Where are you moving from? What level of riding are you? North Ranch Mountain bikers is our club with rides every weekend and night rides every Wednesday night. Tamara is starting a ride from Cabby that day. Here is the link with the ride description and directions: http://www.nrmbc.org/...­

      December 7, 2012

    • Steve C

      Thomas, the "Cabby" that Wendy refers to is Caballero Canyon Trail, letter "d" on the map you can get to from one of the links above. The trailhead is on Reseda Blvd.

      December 7, 2012

  • Tomas

    Or if i could follow anyone that would be the ideal..

    December 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is rain going to cancel this event?

    November 15, 2012

    • Steve C

      We are going to postpone the event to Dec 15 due to the forecast of rain on Satuday :-(

      November 15, 2012

  • JOHN L.

    SEE YOU ALL THERE...

    1 · November 8, 2012

  • Michelle Friend

    Will be my first time on this trail. Woo HOooo!

    October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Already cross linked to: SOCAL MOUNTAIN BIKERS & LA MOUNTIAN BIKE SOCIAL.

    October 31, 2012

  • Tamara

    NRMB will be leading a contingent of riders up Caballero over to the Hub for this event. Meet at the Caballero Trailhead at 8:30 a.m. If after mingling and group photos you are up for some more riding then join NRMB for an out & back ride to Parker Mesa Overlook via Eagle's Rock and including Farmer's.

    October 30, 2012

  • Henry AG

    This is already cross listed on our group: http://www.meetup.com/bikesboar...­

    October 30, 2012

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