Welcome to our Meetup page for Shepherd Sports MTB Club!
We have rides scheduled every weekend unless otherwise noted. Visit our Shepherd Sports website here: Shepherd Sports Mountain Biking Home
All riders on Shepherd Cycling rides are asked to complete a waiver for the church. If you haven't yet completed a waiver, you can find the form under the "More/Files" section of our meetup.com page... or click this link: 2015_MountainBiking_reg-wav. Bring your signed waiver form with you to the ride or one will be provided for you to sign before the ride.
3701 Lost Hills Rd, Calabasas, CA 91301 (Map)
We will be meeting in front of the recreation center.
Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in the lot for Juan Bautist de Anza Park located on the northwest corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Roads. Park along the street if the lot is full.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Ride Duration: About 2 hours moving time / Total ride time approximately 3.5 hours with breaks
Miles/Roundtrip: 10.8 miles
Bathrooms at Trail: Yes - There is a large porta potty at the trailhead.
This area has a diverse variety of riding trails from beginner to advanced with fun for everyone. The area is a beautiful open preserve with enjoyable sites along the ride to stop and take some great photos/selfies. The majority of trails are fire roads with a few double wide trails. We will adjust the ride according the riders in attendance and if needed split into beginner and advanced groups.
This Strava link shows the route pretty well. Click the link to show you the area, the mileage, and the elevation gain. It's about 2 hours including breaks. Note: if you have a Strava account you can login to see more detailed information.
Although some posted rides are considered intermediate to advanced level a strong beginner-level rider should be able to make it. As always, all riders should be aware that mountain biking can be extremely physically demanding. Each rider should be conscious of their own limitations. It is encouraged to walk any sections of the trail you are not comfortable riding. Don’t be surprised if you are not able to keep up with the group your first time out. Don’t get discouraged. It will take some newcomers a few rides before they can build up their leg strength, cardio and overall technique before feeling at home on a mountain bike trail. be encouraged– We will have volunteers that will help you along the way and stay with you at your pace.
– See more Newcomer Recommendations at the bottom of this post.
What to Bring:
• Helmet (mandatory)
• Water (in bike cage and/or in your back pack)
• Snacks for energy
• Extra bike tube and patch kit
• Bike Pump
• Apparel appropriate for trail riding
• Protective eye ware
• Sun screen lotion
• Multi-tools, etc. for mechanical issues
• 2-way radio if you have one (will select channel before ride)
– Please post comments or contact the ride hosts if you have any other questions or concerns about this ride.
Newcomer Recommendations (cont.):
• Continue training throughout the week in order to build up strength and riding skills.
• Attend the CORBA (The Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association) Free Mountain Bike Skills Clinics, held the 1st Saturday of each month;
"Although the Shepherd Church MTB Club in not affiliated with CORBA some or our riders have benefited immensely from the free training they provide. You can visit the CORBA website here: http://corbamtb.com/ and join their MeetUp Group Here: http://www.meetup.com/CORBAmtb/