3600 Reseda Blvd., , Reseda, CA
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.
Top of Reseda Blvd. South of the 101 Fwy towards the ocean... the road dead ends into the trailhead so you can't miss it.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Ride Duration: About 1.75 hours moving time / Total ride time approximately 2.75 hours with breaks
Miles/Roundtrip: 9.6 miles
Bathrooms at Trail: Yes - Porta Potties at the beginning of the ride and again at the HUB Junction 3 miles into the ride.
Mulholland to The Foundation. This ride begins at the top of Reseda Blvd at the Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park, east of the Temescal Fireroad, The ride begins with a long section of climbing along a moderate incline which can be challenging for new riders. Most of the ride is along a wide fireroad. The most difficult section of trail is the climb to The Hub Junction where we can choose to take a break. The trail continues with a series of climbs and downhill sections until we reach a single track section that is a short climb to our final destination toThe Foundation. Then we’ll backtrack along the same path on our return ride.
This Strava link shows the route. Click the link to show you the area, the mileage, and the elevation gain. It's about 2 hours for folks going to the Foundation. Note: if you have a Strava account you can login to see more detailed information. https://www.strava.com/activities/362282977
IMPORTANT: 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/
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