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Mountain Biking Skills Free Clinic!
THIS IS A NO HOST EVENT! (This is not a SoCalB3 event. This is an event hosted by the fine folks at CORBA which I think is a great event for riders of all levels.) NOTE: Please look for the host "Mark Langton" at the designated location as I am merely posting the event, unfortunately my rsvp is automatic. Whether you're just getting into mountain biking or have been riding for years, you'll learn some valuable tips from their Introduction to Mountain Biking Skills Clinic that is offered each month. We highly recommend this "free" clinic to riders particularly at the beginner level. You will learn valuable riding tips from proper riding stance in different trail situations, ascent and descent techniques, proper braking in different trail surfaces, negotiating simulated obstacles typically found on trails and lots of other valuable information. This will help you improve your riding techniques for your safety and enjoyment of the sport of mountainbiking. The class is taught by Mark Langton, lead instructor and co-founder of Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association (CORBA) since 1992. To find out more about Mark, click on the link below: Mark Langton (http://www.mountainbikeskills.com/Home_Page.html) CORBA's FREE Mountain Bike Skills Classes (http://corbamtb.com/programs/skills.shtml) ( Parking is available inside the park for a fee of about $12 if I remember correctly OR free parking if you park on the street (http://goo.gl/maps/ColZ)) Addt'l pictures from past clinics: http://www.corbamtb.c... (http://corbamtb.com/programs/skills.shtml#ClassGalleries) Mountain Biking Skills Classes are taught every month as part of CORBA's ongoing effort to educate mountain bicyclists as to the appropriate use of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area backcountry trails. Photos are courtesy of CORBA and are that of the members who attended previous clinics and these are some of the exercises you will expect. Mountain biking is a lot like tennis or skiing. Just a few minor adjustments in technique can make a huge difference in your control and proficiency. If you want to get better faster, you need to know the fundamentals of mountain biking technique. Whether you're just getting into mountain biking or have been riding for years, you'll learn some valuable tips from our Introduction to Mountain Biking skills class that is offered each month. The Introduction to Mountain Biking Skills class is held the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in Malibu Creek State Park. It is free of charge to all participants, and no reservations are needed. A discussion of backcountry preparedness, shared use etiquette, and simple maintenance tips precedes several skills stations. These include proper seated rider position, controlled braking and slow speed technical maneuvering, pedaling cadence/gear use, and proper riding position and technique for climbing and descending. Please arrive no later than 8:45 am to sign in. There is approximately five miles total of actual riding on easy to moderate trails. What To Bring: Mountain bike in good working condition Helmet Water High energy snack Appropriate clothing for existing conditions Helmets are mandatory for all participants. Directions: To get to Malibu Creek State Park, 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. Just past the ranger kiosk to the left is a large gravel parking lot that runs parallel to the road. This is where the skills clinic participants meet. Do not go to the lower paved parking lot.

Malibu Creek State Park

1925 Las Virgenes Rd · Calabasas, CA

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Sporting a keen sense of adventure? An insatiable appetite for the outdoors?? A wicked craving something grilled???

Well then good thing you found your way to SoCAL Bikes, Boards & Bites – where the pavement ends, the adventure begins...

Our goal is to meet other SoCal trail riders with a keen sense of adventure. Our mission is to promote, protect and preserve the California trail experience through advocacy, education and responsible recreational mountain biking. Our group will also feature photography and other outdoor related events and during the winter season, transition into more snowboarding and skiing related events.

If you're looking for the perfect snowboarding trip. Look no further as our events will feature an array of snow-filled destinations. Whether you're an advanced/intermediate rider or you're looking learn the basics or some new techniques, one of our events should be able to fill that need.

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