• Calero Reservoir - Ranch San Vicente Entrance (C/ADV.BEG/17mi/1800ft)
    It's time to get out and explore! Calero County Park, in South San Jose, has opened up some trails to mountain biking. I'm told they are beginner friendly trails, with little to no technical challenge (think Alum Rock Park or Fremont Older.) Thus far the feedback on Calero has been AWESOME!!! This place is definitely our Fremont Older meets JNT in the South County/ South San Jose area. The trails are well groomed and not very steep, in most cases, and feature a good flow to them. There is nothing terrible in the way of technical challenges so newer riders should feel comfortable with this ride. Ride Details: C pace (slow/mellow) Beginner trails ~18 miles ~1800ft elevation gain Meet at 8:30am. Tires roll at 8:45am or sooner. Our plan is to do the lower loop in the clock-clockwise direction and up Chisnantuk Peak Trail. This ride will be approximately ~17 Miles. This a Multi MeetUp ride with South Bay MTBG. 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] Get Outside, Go Ride!

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  • John Nicholas Trail
    Hi, I am moving this ride to John Nicholas due to the trails being closed at Calero. If you can still join us please do. Ride Rating John Nicholas Trail - Advanced Beginner / Moderate Pace Estimated at 11.5 miles and 1500’ of elevation climb in total. We will try to keep a good pace on this ride, but plan on 1.5 hours if we get a larger group and stop at the rock and overlook for some pictures. ABOUT THE TRAIL... John Nicholas features mostly wide single track with few technical features and lots of climbing. The main climb is 2.9 miles of rolling uphill climb that quickly covers 1000’ of elevation. Nearly the entire trail is covered by trees including oak, fir and manzanita. If you are still learning technical skills, this ride should be fine, but you MUST be comfortable with lots of climbing to enjoy this ride. The first 2 miles is very easy fire road that winds down a little past a reservoir, and then from there the big climb starts. This section we will cover pretty quickly, but it does provide a nice warmup. 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. See you there, Jackie

    John Nicholas Black Road start

    20299-20409 black road · Los Gatos

    11 comments
  • Fort-Ord easy Ride.
    Advanced Beginner C peace on a Sandy Terrain Approx 10 miles- yes there will be hills but we will go on a easy to moderate pace i need to get back on the track i miss this place i had lots of fun on this trails specially in the winter Maybe you haven't ridden in a while and need to get back on the saddle. Is this you? You should join us. a little technical terrain, mellow pace. If you haven't learned to ride in sand yet, this is the place! Rain or Shine if there is enough interest we can meeting for lunch afterwards at Phil's Fish Shack YUM NOW THE NITTY GRITTY: West coast mountain bikers is a group ridding community. We don't encourage individuals that want to come out to our rides and do their own ride 5 minutes after starting with us. We start together and stick together. No one gets dropped period. Riders must wear a helmet on all rides. We expect riders to show up on a maintained and properly functioning bike. Riders must obey the rules of the trails. 1. Ride open trails 2. Leave no trace 3. Control your bicycle 4. Yield appropriately 5. Never scare wildlife 6. Be prepared Respect the trails and each other... last but not least have fun.

    Creekside Terrace

    Creekside Terrace · Salinas, Ca

  • Fort Ord because it's soaked everywhere else. (B pace/Beg+Int/21mi/2500ft)
    Relocated... Fort Ord to avoid the soaked South Bay and Santa Cruz Intended Pace - C+ pace ride (i.e. we'll start out around a B pace and settle into a C+ What are the different pace ratings and what do they mean? C pace = Easy, new riders or those getting back in shape. More social ride with lots of breaks and regroups. Able to ride 1-2 hours with breaks B pace = Moderate, not breaking records but comfortable pushing yourself. A few breaks and regroups. Able to ride 2+ hours with minimal breaks. A pace = Fast, comfortable pushing your limits both up and down the trail. Very few breaks. Able to ride 2+ hours with no stops. Race pace = self-explanatory… This is for races or “training” rides. No breaks. If a training ride there will be a lead and sweep that both know the intended route. Trail Difficulty - yada yada sandy sandy far drive blah blah blah. Lets just ride. My route has changed the last two weeks... probably will this time as well. 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, found at the link below. 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] David Butler President West Coast Mountain Bikers Don't forget to follow us on: Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/westcoastmtb Instagram @westcoastmtbers

    Fort Ord Day Use Area

    15301 Watkins Gate Rd · Seaside, ca

    33 comments
  • Fort Ord - Creekside Trailhead - (C Easy Pace)
    No significant rain Sat or Sun expected, but check back before heading out for latest info. Fort Ord offers a unique riding environment that includes sandstone formations, views of the Salinas Valley, and trails with patches of sand here and there. This trail system reminds me of how lucky we are to have such a diverse riding environments. There are a few rocky sections, but for the most part the trails is not overly technical. There is a fair amount of exposed riding so sunscreen/sunglasses are advised. This is a great location to try your MTB tires on some sandy terrain. This large trail network is used for the Sea Otter Classic bike races held annually in April. Normal custom for those that are interested is to meet up for lunch afterwards at Phil’s Fish Market RIDE RATING: This ride will be targeted for intermediate riders with a C pace. There is some climbing that requires some endurance, however, the trails will not be too technical. The ride will have regrouping at all trail intersections. Approximate Distance 13 miles Approximate Total Climbing 1800 feet Approximate Ride time 2.5 hours Proposed Route – Subject to additions based on rider ability/endurance (navigation mistakes). 30->25->Sandy Ridge Rd->33->26->32->35->76->Manzanita Rd->78->75->Three Sisters Rd->42 'Red Rock'->Skyline Rd->44 'Outhouse' ->41 'Goat'->72->31 Google Map of Destination (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fort+Ord+National+Monument+-+Creekside+Terrace+Trailhead/@36.6280237,-121.6924213,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xbfaf92cc12cd871b!2sFort+Ord+National+Monument+-+Creekside+Terrace+Trailhead!8m2!3d36.6266637!4d-121.6912054!3m4!1s0x0:0xbfaf92cc12cd871b!8m2!3d36.6266637!4d-121.6912054) Fort Ord Website (http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/nlcs/Fort_Ord_NM.html) Fort Ord Trail Map (https://www.blm.gov/documents/california/public-room/map/fort-ord-national-monument-trail-map) Phil's Fish Market (http://philsfishmarket.com/) 7600 Sandholt Road, Moss Landing, CA 96039 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, found at the link below. 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] Jeff Choun West Coast Mountain Bikers Don't forget to follow us on: Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/westcoastmtb Instagram @westcoastmtbers

    Fort Ord - Creekside Terrace Trailhead

    Creekside Terrace · Salinas, CA

    2 comments
  • Fort Ord (Relo Due to Rain Forecast)
    RELOCATED TO FORT ORD DUE TO RAIN / TOO WET IN SC AREA Intended Pace - C+ pace ride (i.e. Dave we'll start out around a B pace and settle into a C+, Rob will stay at the slower pace the whole ride.) What are the different pace ratings and what do they mean? C pace = Easy, new riders or those getting back in shape. More social ride with lots of breaks and regroups. Able to ride 1-2 hours with breaks B pace = Moderate, not breaking records but comfortable pushing yourself. A few breaks and regroups. Able to ride 2+ hours with minimal breaks. A pace = Fast, comfortable pushing your limits both up and down the trail. Very few breaks. Able to ride 2+ hours with no stops. Race pace = self-explanatory… This is for races or “training” rides. No breaks. If a training ride there will be a lead and sweep that both know the intended route. Trail Difficulty - yada yada sandy sandy far drive blah blah blah. Lets just ride where where we can because its too wet everywhere else. Fort Ord is best after some rain! 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, found at the link below. 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] David Butler President West Coast Mountain Bikers Don't forget to follow us on: Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/westcoastmtb Instagram @westcoastmtbers

    Fort Ord Day Use Area

    15301 Watkins Gate Rd · Seaside, ca

    20 comments
  • Cancelled! Black Friday at Skeggs
    Work off some of that stuffing with a fast and fun ride at Skeggs. We'll choose the route on the day of, but expect 14 miles and at least 2600' of climbing, some of it very challenging. NOT a beginner ride. Pace will be hard and fast, stopping when needed and at junctions to make sure everyone is safe and together. One longer stop to snack and bullshit about bikes and favorite cranberry sauce recipes. If you've not been to Skeggs before, some of the downhills are technical rock gardens but not extremely steep. Some of the climbs are technical and most are exhausting. In other words, tons of fun! Wheels roll at 8:30 sharp so we can ride and yet have plenty of time to indulge our worst consumer instincts. "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. 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. If you have an existing medical condition please consult your doctor prior to joining an event. We want everyone to have fun, but also be safe. 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.

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    El Corte de Madera Creek OSP (Skeggs Point)

    15700-15874 Skyline Blvd · Redwood City, CA

    7 comments
  • No Turkey JNT (C+ pace, Adv Beg, 10mi, 1200ft)
    John Nicholas is an out and back trail. 1.5 mile fire road in the beginning, 3.5 Miles of climb and then back. Downhill is a lot of fun nothing too technical and the climb is long but not that bad. Will climb at a reasonable time without too many stops leaving nobody behind. Trail is in good shape after rain so if it is not pouring will go riding. Meet at the trailhead. 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] West Coast Mountain Bikers Don't forget to follow us on: Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/westcoastmtb Instagram @westcoastmtbers

    John Nicholas Black Road start

    20299-20409 black road · Los Gatos

    1 comment
  • Los Gatos Turkey Day Ride Potluck C/INT/8mi/1800ft
    It's a pot luck with 1,500 of your closest friends! Walk or ride up with all the finger foods and beverages you can carry. Great time to test an e-bike. Expect lechon, turkeys, full keg, and more. You'll be home by noon. Invite your friends. Get to the Kennedy trail head by 7 AM for parking. Otherwise, a large group leaves from Summit Bikes Los Gatos at 8 AM. Besides food and beverages, cups, utensils, plates would be helpful. Also bring trash bags. MidPen will take those down for us. A few riders should head up early to secure a spot. Highly portable tables would be a bonus. If you're unfamiliar with the trail, it's 4 miles and 1,800 feet of fire road climbing. Plus a few more miles from Summit Bikes. West Coast Mountain Bikers Don't forget to follow us on: Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/westcoastmtb Instagram @westcoastmtbers

    Sierra Azul OSP - Kennedy Trailhead

    15264 Kennedy Rd Top of the Hill Rd · Los Gatos, CA

    19 comments
  • Fort Ord - Creekside Trailhead - (C Easy Pace)
    Air quality is expected to be good but check here for the latest: http://aqicn.org/city/california/monterey/salinas--3/ Fort Ord offers a unique riding environment that includes sandstone formations, views of the Salinas Valley, and trails with patches of sand here and there. This trail system reminds me of how lucky we are to have such a diverse riding environments. There are a few rocky sections, but for the most part the trails is not overly technical. There is a fair amount of exposed riding so sunscreen/sunglasses are advised. This is a great location to try your MTB tires on some sandy terrain. This large trail network is used for the Sea Otter Classic bike races held annually in April. Normal custom for those that are interested is to meet up for lunch afterwards at Phil’s Fish Market RIDE RATING: This ride will be targeted for intermediate riders with a C pace. There is some climbing that requires some endurance, however, the trails will not be too technical. The ride will have regrouping at all trail intersections. Approximate Distance 13 miles Approximate Total Climbing 1800 feet Approximate Ride time 2.5 hours Proposed Route – Subject to additions based on rider ability/endurance (navigation mistakes). 30->25->Sandy Ridge Rd->33->26->32->35->76->Manzanita Rd->78->75->Three Sisters Rd->42 'Red Rock'->Skyline Rd->44 'Outhouse' ->41 'Goat'->72->31 Google Map of Destination (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fort+Ord+National+Monument+-+Creekside+Terrace+Trailhead/@36.6280237,-121.6924213,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xbfaf92cc12cd871b!2sFort+Ord+National+Monument+-+Creekside+Terrace+Trailhead!8m2!3d36.6266637!4d-121.6912054!3m4!1s0x0:0xbfaf92cc12cd871b!8m2!3d36.6266637!4d-121.6912054) Fort Ord Website (http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/nlcs/Fort_Ord_NM.html) Fort Ord Trail Map (https://www.blm.gov/documents/california/public-room/map/fort-ord-national-monument-trail-map) Phil's Fish Market (http://philsfishmarket.com/) 7600 Sandholt Road, Moss Landing, CA 96039 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, found at the link below. 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] Jeff Choun West Coast Mountain Bikers Don't forget to follow us on: Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/westcoastmtb Instagram @westcoastmtbers

    Fort Ord - Creekside Terrace Trailhead

    Creekside Terrace · Salinas, CA

    6 comments