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Presented by the Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association (http://corbamtb.com/), the Introduction to Mountain Biking Skills Clinic is held the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in Malibu Creek State Park (http://www.venturacountytrails.org/TrailMaps/MalibuCreek/AreaTrails.htm). PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 8:45 TO SIGN IN AND HAVE YOUR BIKE SAFETY-CHECKED. The class is free of charge to all participants, and no reservations are needed. The class covers several skills include proper seated rider position, controlled braking and slow speed technical maneuvering, pedaling cadence/gear use, and proper riding position and technique for climbing, cornering, and descending. Also discussed are tips on backcountry preparedness, shared use etiquette, and simple maintenance tips. For more information, and to see photos of previous clinics, visit http://corbamtb.com/programs/skills.shtml Directions to Malibu Creek State Park (A cash fee is required to enter the park with a vehicle.) From the San Fernando or Conejo Valleys, take the Ventura Freeway (101) to Calabasas, exit Las Virgenes Road/Malibu Canyon. Go south 3.5 miles. You will cross Mulholland Highway and go another 1/4 mile to the entrance to Malibu Creek State Park on the right. From Santa Monica, take Pacific Coast Highway north to Malibu Canyon Road and turn Right. Go 6 miles to the park entrance on your left. In the park, just past the ranger kiosk at the entrance, to the left is a large parking lot that runs parallel to the road. This is where the group meets. Do not go to the lower parking lot. By signing up for this event, you agree to the terms of the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability, required by our insurer: ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY I acknowledge that this athletic event is an extreme test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of athletes, equipment, vehicular traffic, actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, coaches, event officials, event monitors, and/or producers of event, and lack of hydration. These risks are not only inherent to athletics, but are also present for volunteers. I hereby assume all of the risks of participating and/or volunteering in this event. I realize that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault. I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained for participation in the event and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person. I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability (AWRL) form will be used by the event holders, sponsors and organizers, in which I may participate and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said events. In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this event, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) Waive, Release and Discharge from any and all liability for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which may hereafter accrue to me or my traveling to and from this event, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association (CORBA), County of Los Angeles, California Department of Parks and Recreation, State of California and Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, the event holders, event sponsors, event directors, event volunteers; (B) Indemnify and Hold Harmless the entities and persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made by other individuals or entities as a result of any of my actions during this event. I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during this event. I understand that at this event or related activities, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, producers, sponsors, organizers and assigns, I hereby certify that I have read this document; and I understand its content.
The Conejo Open Space Trails Advisory Council meets the first Monday of the month to discuss Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency trails issue. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Shelly Austin at (805)[masked] or [masked] There's no need to register for this event - just show up - but you can if you like.