• Sycamore Canyon Hike - 8:30 Start!

    Rancho Sierra Vista

    We'll explore Sycamore Canyon on a pretty simple route: we are going to hike over to Sycamore Canyon Road and head towards the ocean until we reach the Sycamore Campground. This is an out and back hike for a total of 7.0 miles and about 850' elevation gain. We will return on the same route we came in on, so if you need to turn back early you just walk backwards until you reach the parking lot! The trail is paved, and we are parking in a paved lot, so mud should be minimized! Note: I will cancel hike if it is raining Saturday morning! Sycamore Canyon route shown in red DIRECTIONS: Exit Ventura Fwy (101) at Lynn Road. Take Lynn Road southwest 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Rancho Sierra Vista entrance (through the stone pillars and arch) is on the left. Drive to the end, and park near the restroom facilities. DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY: The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals. Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for this or any Weekday Trailblazers Meetup event, you are releasing the Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. ** Anyone 18 yrs. or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ** As usual, no "Plus Ones." Get your friends to sign up and register for the hike - it's not that hard!

  • Celebrate Two Presidents With Two Sports Newbury Park Bike 'N Hike

    Exer Urgent Care Parking Lot

    • What we'll do BIKE, HIKE, THEN BIKE SOME MORE! This was fun last year, so I'm bringing the Tour De Newbury bike 'n hike back. Let's celebrate President's Day with a conditioning bike ride interrupted by a short, gentler hike in the middle. Optional debate over whether George was the hiker and Abe the biker or vice versa. First we'll ride up to the Rancho Potrero Open Space trail head near the stables on Lynn Road via a nice set of hill climbs up Wendy Drive and out through Dos Vientos. Next, we'll lock up the bikes at the trailhead, take a quit pit stop, and head out on foot for an easy, rolling hike of about 2 1/2 miles and 300 feet of elevation gain. Back on our bikes we roll out Lynn Road for little more climbing, some fun descents and then a few flat miles to finish back at the starting line. Two Presidents, Two Sports, One Fun Morning. If trails are muddy, an alternate hiking route will be chosen. If streets are wet, outing will be canceled and rescheduled. RIDE STATS: 15.4 Miles With 659 Feet of Elevation Gain. Please bring the ride map and directions with you on paper or on your phone. You should be able to ride at a steady 10+ MPH minimum on easy terrain. This is a hilly ride, no beginner cyclists please. https://goo.gl/maps/C3VFgcm6jEM2 HIKE STATS: 2.5 maybe up to 3 miles or rolling trails. Actual route TBD, but timing about 1 to 1.25 hours round trip including a short rest/snack break somewhere with a view or perhaps at trail head. Restrooms at trailhead. http://www.venturacountytrails.org/TrailMaps/RanchoPotrero/Map2DRanchoPotrero.pdf DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY: Ride host is not a bike mechanic and is not responsible for helping you with your bike. Check out your bike before the ride. The ride host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as biking and hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the ride/hike it is expected you will advise the host of this and return to our starting point on your own, take a cab if needed. It is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals. Bike riding can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions and abilities.If you choose to sign up for this or any Weekday Trailblazers event, you are releasing the Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. DON'T LEAVE ANYTHING VALUABLE IN YOUR CAR. • What to bring FOR YOUR BIKE: Bike with gears (no cruisers) in good working condition - pump up the tires, lube the chain, check the gears and the brakes before your come. Be sure your low gears work! Lock, spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, frame pump. FOR YOU: Comfortable clothing you can wear for both hiking and biking. Bike gloves. Hiking shoes. Hydration for both on and off the bike, snack, light jacket if it is cool. HELMETS REQUIRED ON THE RIDE. Medication, ID, phone, route map. • Important to know This is a hilly road ride on streets with bike lanes, some streets have fast moving cars. Group will try to stay together but we won't wait forever for slow pokes at regroups. MUST be able to get yourself back to the car. No guests, kids or dogs. If you have questions, please ask.

  • Summit to Summit to Calabasas Peak

    Lemans Drive

    Summit to Summit Motorway is a 3.2-mile road along a 1500 ft. ridgeline between the high points of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Old Topanga Canyon Road (hence the name Summit to Summit). S2S connects with Calabasas Peak Motorway, another fireroad trail between Old Topanga Canyon Road and Stunt Road. The full length of the trail from Topanga to Stunt is roughly 7 miles one way. We are going to cut off both ends and do an out and back portion of both trails, totaling roughly 9 miles with about 1000’ gain. Less than half a mile of the trail is paved and the rest is packed dirt perfect for hiking post rainstorms. Thanks to lofty access points, there are panoramic views over Topanga, Calabasas, and the rest of the Santa Monica Mountains for much of the hike. The hills were green before the rain, and the views spectacular. The trail is predominantly exposed fireroad, so be prepared for sunshine (aren’t I the optimist?), as well as mud (being a bit more realistic). Impossible to get lost, this is an easy hike to turn around if 9 miles is more than you have an appetite for. Speaking of appetites, we’ll eat at Corner Bakery in the Calabasas Commons afterwards. Note these directions - we are going to start at Edmund D. Edelman Park, accessing it from Lemans Drive in Calabasas. There’s plenty of street parking in the neighborhood. There may be school traffic in the area, so please allow a bit of extra time. From 101S, exit Valley Circle/Mulholland, turn left at the first light on Calabasas Rd., and right at the light at Mulholland/Valley Circle. Continue onto Mulholland Dr for 1.7 miles, turn right onto Mulholland Hwy for .7 miles, turn left onto Daguerre Ave for .2 miles to traffic circle. Take 3rd exit onto Dardenne St. for .6 miles and left onto Lemans where trailhead is immediately in front of you. From 101N, exit Valley Circle/Mulholland, turn left onto Valley Cirle, continue straight onto Mulholland Dr for 1.7 miles, turn right onto Mulholland Hwy for .7 miles, turn left onto Daguerre Ave for .2 miles to traffic circle. Take 3rd exit onto Dardenne St. for .6 miles and left onto Lemans where trailhead is immediately in front of you. DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY: The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals. Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for this or any Weekday Trailblazers Meetup event, you are releasing the Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. ** Anyone 18 yrs. or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. ** As usual, no "Plus Ones." Get your friends to sign up and register for the hike - it's not that hard!

  • Copland and Randall - Los Robles Master Chorale

    The Performing Arts Education Center (A-PAEC)

    In the Beginning - Aaron Copland's mid-century masterwork from the book of Genesis. With guest artist Nikè St. Clair, mezzo soprano Requiem - a world premiere by Jasper Randall, LRMC Composer in Residence. Los Robles Master Chorale combines with choirs from Agoura High School and Los Robles Children's Choir to present this glorious work. Don't miss it!