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March 2015 – Little Pine / Santa Cruz Trail – Go Ride It! Trail Maintenance Success!

March 2015 - Little Pine / Santa Cruz trail - two trail work events back to back! On March 15th, nine SBMTV volunteers took on the task of hiking halfway to Little Pine peak and and then maintaining the trail.  The…

West Jess Trail Work, done!

Eighteen SBMTV volunteers hiked up the back side of Jesusita on Feb 15th to repair several eroded switch backs that were in need of some TLC   We brushed, we installed erosion control features and we moved at least a ton…

Huge Arroyo Burro North trailwork accomplished!

Eighteen hearty volunteers worked Arroyo Burro North Trail on Sunday, November 9th, accomplishing a huge amount of brushwork and trail tread repair.  Trailwork in the back country is always logistically challenging as volunteers, tools and supplies must be transported to…

2014 – Community Trail Work Accomplished

2014 was another successful year of community trail work for SBMTV!  Here's the list of trails (or sections of trails) we maintained in 2014: January – West Fork of Cold Spring Trail February - Camuesa Trail #1 March –  Camuesa Trail #2…

Santa Barbara Century Ride

What a day!  Saturday was a gorgeous, sunny day with cool ocean breezes, just perfect for riders conquering the Santa Barbara Century Ride with its 100 mile long course and 9,600 feet of climbing.  Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers…

Building the “Great Wall of Jesusita”, Events #1 and #2

Some time in the Summer of 2104, part of the Jesusita trail tread between Tunnel and Inspiration Pt. gave way and slid downslope... On National Public Lands Day, September 27th and then on Sunday October 12th, volunteers from SBMTV, MTC, LPFA…

Elings “Day of Caring” Community Trail Work Day

Saturday the 20th Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers partnered up with Elings Park Staff and Santa Barbara United Way to continue SBMTV’s ongoing campaign to 'maintain and sustain' the Trails at Elings Park.  20 volunteers including Elings Park Executive…

Review: SBMTV CycleMAYnia Mountain Bike Skills Clinics

  This last May,  SBMTV participated in Santa Barbara County’s 5th Annual CycleMaynia. SBMTV’s IMBA certified mountain bike instructors, Michael Blake and Chris Orr led two mountain bike skills clinic at Elings Park. The first clinic, a women’s skills clinic,…

Review – May/June 2014 Jesusita Trail Work Double Header

May and June of 2014 included double header trail work events on Jesusita Trail.  On May 11, SBMTV brought together 18 volunteers to work on Jesusita from the Moreno water fountain up to the "stairs".  And,  on June 10th SBMTV's…

National Bike Summit

  March 3-5 I had the opportunity to attend the National Bike Summit in Washington DC where the League of American Bicyclists convenes riders and activists from all over the United States to share ideas and lobby on Capitol Hill.…

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