What we're about

Welcome to West Coast Mountain Bikers!

Our group’s purpose is simple. We want to get people out riding whenever and wherever possible. As the Organizer of WCMB, I’m dedicated to helping people get out on the bike more often. I don’t care if you ride every day of the week or just a few times a month. I don’t care if you only ride with us or if you ride with lots of different groups. Mountain Biking for me is a passion that I want to share with everyone I meet. We don't care whether you're a hardened veteran that has seen the sport grow from fully rigid 21-speed bikes to the super machines they are today or someone who just bought their first mountain bike. We don't care if you if this is your first time riding in a group or if you're a member of every mountain biking social group there is.

My team of organizers and I have one simple goal: Try our best to provide you all with the absolute best rides. My team is made up of people from all walks of life from all over the Bay Area. We have Organizers representing nearly every part of the Bay including… the South Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, Santa Cruz and even the Central Valley and we all love to ride and share the ride with others.

Our rides will range from After-work social meetups and workouts to full on epic rides. We ride everywhere, including places that are off the radar of other groups. We ride all the local favorites, i.e. Fremont Older, Arastradero, Santa Teresa, Alum Rock, etc. as well as all the popular spots further outside our immediate area. Some of our favorites include Demo Forest, El Corte de Madera, Fort Ord, and the Many State parks nearby. We’ve also ventured to Tahoe, Downieville, Boggs and many more. As the years progress we will undoubtedly be adding even more exciting and fun places to our ride portfolio.

All of our rides will follow a no-drop policy. If you show up for a ride we’ll make sure you get out with us. Don’t worry about coming out and slowing people down. That sort of fence sitting will never get you out with a group. Come on out with us and we’ll look out for you. No one will be left behind on our rides.

If you ever have questions about how we rate rides or anything else please feel free to email me. I’m always willing to help a fellow rider, especially ones just getting started. We may not be the biggest group in the Bay but we are the best. I will always go out of my way to make my members feel welcome and appreciated. I also promise to never kick you out for not making it to a ride, I understand things happen. If you have idea for a ride or want to help out with hosting events, let me know. I'm always looking for passionate riders that love to share their passion with others on the trails.

Above everything else I just want people to get out and ride.

-David B.

President

West Coast Mountain Bikers

Upcoming events (3)

Arastradero Jump Session - Ninja ramps (Advanced)

Arastradero Creek

We had a lot of fun last time, let's do it again.

We will NOT be riding the entire park. I got to strap a heavy ramp to my back. As a rule for this group all Jump sessions have to be labeled as an advanced ride. Let's just have where you can learn to jump, sharpen your technique, or just build confidence. I have multiple ramps available. Pictured is the green beginner ramp. I also use a yellow one that is twice the height.

If I have a volunteer for someone to carry an extra 10lbs on their back, we can bring multiple ramps.

PROTECTIVE GEAR HIGHLY RECOMMENEDED

Oktoberfest Thursday Night Gap Ride (TNGR) potluck (B–/INT–/10mi/1.5k ft)

Lederhosen and Dirndls optional.

You're welcome to start earlier or later.

Main group rolling at 5:15.

I'll bring a grill.

You should be able to ride 10 miles and climb 1,500 feet in less than two hours.

Hardtail, full suss, singlespeed, and gravel friendly.

Don't forget Oktoberfest snacks and beverages to share.

If you have camping gear, please bring a plate, cup and utensils.

You can check out the route via Strava. https://strava.app.link/m9YZ4ZsbWfb

Wilder Ranch - (C-Easy Pace/ Adv Beginner / 16 Miles / 1600’+ )

Location visible to members

Estimated at 13-16 miles and[masked] of elevation climb in total. Depends if double loop of Enchanted. Easy pace ride. We’ll regroup at the climbs and intersections.

Face coverings are strongly recommended.

The more technical section of Enchanted Loop can be repeated for those wanting.

ABOUT THE TRAIL...

Our normal route includes Enchanted Loop (technical downhill items), Old Cabin (mix of technical up and down), and possible Zane Gray (some rocks and winding trail). Typical features you can expect include rocks, roots and some occasional drops. If you are not comfortable with roots, drops or other items it is possible to walk around those obstacles but Wilder Ranch is a great place to practice your technical skills.

Meet at 8:00 am. Tires roll @8:15am

DUAL MEETUP W/SBMBG

Here's a video showing highlights:

https://youtu.be/6SDJZmM3F5Y

ABOUT THE RIDE…

We’ll start at the Wilder Ranch Pay lot. I encourage everyone who can afford to do so to pay for parking and support Wilder Ranch, but you can park out by the road and save $10 if you need to. Tires roll @8:15am

NOW THE NITTY GRITTY...
West Coast Mountain Bikers is a group riding community. We don't encourage individuals to come out to our rides that want to do their own ride five minutes after starting with us. We start together and stick together. If new to our group, please take the time to read our Ride Rating Guide Here

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eml9bs3b9aPik-XF9EuazGouBVefExveQXBc58Nkl9o/edit?usp=sharing

All of our rides require a helmet and properly maintained mountain bike.

Riders should be sure to read the description of the ride fully prior to their RSVP. Rides will vary by location and organizer, so be sure to sign up for rides that are appropriate for your skill and fitness level. If unsure if an event is appropriate, contact the event host prior to the event. If you have an existing medical condition please consult your doctor prior to joining an event.

Meetup.com and West Coast Mountain Bikers do not allow minors to attend events. We will occasionally make exceptions, so long as the parent is also in attendance.

The event host and organizers ultimately have the last call on who can and cannot attend a particular event. When a members safety is concerned we will always err on the side of caution.

If you have any questions, related to the group, or our events feel free to email our Organizer, David Butler, at [masked]

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