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Our Mission
  

The mission of Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (CCCMB) is to expand the network of sustainable and enjoyable trails in SLO County and to maintain the trails currently in use. Since 1987, we have worked with California State Parks, the National Forest Service, San Luis Obispo City, and San Luis Obispo County in designing and building new trails and maintaining existing ones. 


Help us keep the trails of SLO County open and fun to ride by joining us for trail work. Also, for good karma, be cool with others on the trail: always ride in control and don't run over people, animals or plants.


"Trails aren't BORN - They're designed and built by volunteers - You and I"





Trail Building Events Calendar

CCCMB Events ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎[click on event for details]‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎



New Fall/Winter Trail Building Schedule 
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Trail Werks 2014

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Trail Werks 2014 will be held on Saturday, November 15.  Breakfast and sign in starts at 8:00 am.  The day will end around 2:00 pm after a BBQ lunch and gift raffle.  

This year we will be building a new trail at the very top of the Froom Ranch section of the Irish Hills Natural Reserve.   It's a long hike in so be sure to come ready to work and wear sturdy shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirt, hat, gloves and please bring a water bottle or a hydration pack.  It will be a day of rugged trail building.

We are trying something new this year which is on-line preregistration for Trail Werks.  It would be a great help to us if you would sign up in advance.  At these large work days we just never know how many people will show up.  So we never know how many crew leaders we'll need, how many work projects we should prepare for, how much food to buy, t-shirts to buy, etc.  Not knowing is inefficient and sometimes frustrating for volunteers as well as staff.  We've gotten pretty good at guessing but it would really help out if we knew ahead of time.  

Attached to the sign up sheet there are TWO waivers.  Please print them out and sign them before you arrive.  That will make registration faster, and remember that the waiver is your raffle ticket.   We'll be drawing names from the turned in waivers for prizes at lunch.

Thank you for your understanding and hard work.  See you at Trail Werks.

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--IMBA Trail Care Crew-- 
Trail Building School at the new Pismo Preserve is FULL!

Pismo Preserve

IMBA Trail Building School at the Pismo Preserve on Nov.22 is FULL.
We Have a Waiting list.

The IMBA Trail Building School is now full.  The response has been nothing short of amazing.  We bumped sign ups to the room capacity of 150 and the room simply won't fit anymore people.

Trail builders who have not previously attended a trail building school are encouraged to sign up on the waiting list.   There is the possibility that experienced trail workers maybe willing to remove themselves from the list so that less experienced trail builders can attend.  Also, since the event is still five weeks out from today's date, Oct. 15, some people may not be able to attend on the event date and drop out.

Here are some interesting facts about who has signed up:
70 are women.
80 are men.
25 are only equestrians
31 are only hikers
10 are only mountain bikers
Everyone else described themselves as some combination of hiker, mountain biker, road biker, trail runner, equestrian, and community group member.

This is why we make multi use trails.   In the words of IMBA Field Programs Specialist Marty Caivano, "you've got a volunteer base most groups would kill for!"

CCCMB is alway willing to train trail builders and crew leaders.  If you're unable to attend this school, just come to a workday and talk to a crew leader.  We'll get you the training you need.


Happy Trails Everyone..

If you still wish to sign up on the waiting list, in hopes someone will cancel, or wish to be considered for 
future trail building classes, sign up below
Pismo Preserve




Recent Trail Workday - East Boundary Trail at MdO


The last trail workday (Sunday, Sept. 21st), was spent widening "The Chutes" near the bottom of East Boundary Trail at MdO.  Volunteers clipped back the brush that has been overtaking the trail during the past year.  A big thank-you to all those who worked Sunday morning, so that everyone who rides the East Boundary Trail can enjoy it even more.


Interesting Stats on "The Trails We Love"

Here is a link to an interesting article about mountain bikers, flow trails and trail etiquette. (8-28-14)

Pismo Preserve "A Done Deal"

Thanks to all the hard work and local donations, the Pismo Preserve is now a "Done Deal".   The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County plans to sign the $12 million purchase agreement in early September and open the park to the public next summer.

The property is currently an undeveloped ranch with 10 miles of ready-made roads and trails that will be available to hikers, cyclists and equestrians. The oak-studded ridge behind Pismo Beach and Shell Beach is included and offer beautiful coastline views.

This preserve is being included in the CCCMB Trail Building Schedule for the upcoming "building season".  The schedule, currently undergoing final revisions, will be published soon. (8-28-14)


Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/08/26/3213227/slo-county-supervisors-ok-funding.html#storylink=cpy

CCCMB Receives "Favorite Charity" Award

CCCMB recently receive a $2,000 award from KSBY in the FAVORITE CHARITY contest.  PG&E teamed up with KSBY to give several awards to various charities around the local area who received the most votes.  

CCCMB would like to thank those who voted for our organization.  The money will be a welcome addition for the purchase of trail building equipment and support of the various endeavors that keep our trails open and free to all.


Lighthouse Century Volunteering

 

The San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club is in need of about 250 volunteers to put on this years Lighthouse Century ride. 

As a result of the changing demographics of their membership, they have asked CCCMB and other sister organizations for assistance. They are in need of volunteers capable of doing some heavy lifting to be part of many of their teams.   

The SLOBC is looking for about 25 non-SLOBC members to volunteer for the Lighthouse Century ride on September 27, 2014.  All volunteers will receive a T-Shirt and an invitation to join them for the volunteer brunch on Sunday, September 26th  and volunteer bike ride (the Pre-Ride) on Saturday, September 20th.

Information about the ride...
Lighthouse Century information: http://slobc.org/lighthouse/

To volunteer for a Lighthouse Century job, use this form: 

If you have any questions, please contact:
Will Benedict
President, SLOBC
Phone: 805-543-5973


The Pismo Preserve - CCCMB Matching Donation

The CCCMB trails community, cyclists, hikers and equestrians have an incredible opportunity. As you may know, the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County wants to purchase The Pismo Preserve, nearly 900 acres of undeveloped land on which it would create a public multi-use trail system (almost as big as Irish Hills and Froom combined!). The Conservancy needs our financial help to make this purchase and these trails a reality. CCCMB believes that this is literally a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we are asking you to donate generously to help make it happen.

Consequently, CCCMB is donating up to $5,000 to this project in a matching pledge. We believe this opportunity is a game changing for access and trails in SLO County! [FYI, we have never before donated more than $500 for any land/trails acquisition.] We are asking you to make a matching donation so that, as a group, we can contribute at least $10,000 to this project.

CCCMB - Pismo Preserve Matching Donation Page

There is no doubt that this is history in the making. The Pismo Preserve will provide a significant trail system in South County that is close enough to Nipomo, SLO and points north to be easily accessible. This is a milestone because it says very clearly to local governments and business communities that people see multi-use trails as central to the quality of life in SLO County; and that providing trail opportunities is important.


Oats Peak Trail is OPEN to bikers in M.d.O. 

The Oats Peak trail is now open to bikes, hikers and horses in the Montana de Oro State Park.  It is the second highest summit in MDO with both ocean and mountain views.  It offers a 10.8 mile round trip to the peak and back on a trail designed with mountain bikers in mind.  The 5.4 mile gradual ascent gains 1,325 feet of elevation with LOTS of panoramic views.

The old and new trails crisscross, but bike ways are clearly marked.  The last 1/2 mile of the trail has not been improved and it a challenge for bikers with a probably "push" up and a "fun" ride down.  The 360 degree view from the top is spectacular and well worth the push.


Montaña de Oro State Park Map