Join CORBA and the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council as we return to the the Backbone Trail near Latigo Canyon Road. This time we'll mostly be clearing brush along the 1.5 miles from the trailhead to Newton Motorway (AKA, The Saddle). We'll also be touching up some of the drainage nicks we put in during our last visit here, and possibly adding a few more.
After the trailwork is finished, CORBA will have prizes for some (or all) lucky volunteers, and treat you to lunch afterwards.
No experience is necessary to help out with trailwork. Tools and instructions on how to use them safely and effectively will be provided. Children must be over 7-years old to attend, and children under 14 must be constantly and directly supervised by their parent or guardian who brought them. And you don't need to be a mountain biker to help out - Everybody is welcome! For more information on trailwork in general, visit our trail crew web page (http://corbamtb.com/programs/trail-crew.shtml).
Be sure to wear protective clothing (sturdy shoes, long pants and sleeves, hat, golves) and bring snacks, sunscreen and water. CORBA will provide the tools and training.
We request that you pre-register (by RSVPing "Yes") so that we'll know how many tools to provide. Remember, by registering here, CORBA will treat you to lunch afterwards, and enter you in the drawing for mountain biking prizes!
CORBA's thank-you lunch will be after trailwork ends at 2:00 pm, so bring some snacks to tide you over.
Meet at the dirt parking lot on Latigo Canyon Road where the Backbone Trail crosses it.
Directions: From the 101 Freeway in Agoura, exit at Kanan Rd and head south (towards the beach). Drive 6.7 miles and turn Left on Latigo Cyn Rd (about a half mile past Mulholland). Continue 2.9 miles on Latigo; the dirt parking lot will be on the left side. Watch carefully for it because it's hard to see when approaching from this direction.
From the PCH, turn north on Latigo Cyn Road in Malibu. Drive 7.3 miles to the dirt parking area on the right.
By signing up for this activity, 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.
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