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, San Luis Obispo County and the Land Conservancy of 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. 


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



 
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Wednesday (6/29) Trail Work Listed Here...


Wednesday (6/29), the Wednesday trail crew will be working, once again, in Reservoir Canyon making new trail toward the top of the ridge.  They are currently about 1/2 up to the top with a lot of rock work ahead of them.  



Where To Meet (6/29):

We will meet this coming Wednesday at the trailhead near the end of Reservoir Canyon Rd. in SLO at 8:30am.  Wear long sleeves and gloves, and bring water and snacks.  Tools will be provided.  Everyone is welcome!  Rain cancels.



Spring /Summer Trail Building Schedule 2016 
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Trail Building Events Calendar

CCCMB Events ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎[click on event for details]‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎





The Latest News...

Next CCCMB meeting: Tuesday, June 21st, 5:30-7pm, SLO Parks and Rec Office, 1341 Nipomo St., San Luis Obispo.    Public is welcome!


Thank You Brush Trimmers!

A big thanks to all those who helped out yesterday (Saturday 6/11) at MdO, clearing brush on the Manzanita Trail.  You made it possible to ride out there, once again, without being inundated by poison oak.


This is a photo of lower Manzanita Trail after brushing/trimming the poison oak back
Photo by: Christie O'Hara


Montana de Oro Trail Work Day
Hikers-Bikers-Equestrians-Trail Runners

This Saturday, June 11th

Join Us!

SATURDAY (6/11) - 9:00am - Montana de Oro Ranch House (Spooner Cove)

WHAT:  We invite you to come out to Montana de Oro State Park this Saturday at 9:00 am.  There is much work to be done maintaining the many trail sections, clearing trail drains, heightening grade reversals, clearing brush (top priority), reinforcing "blown-out" corners, and just plain getting the trails ready for the busy summer season.   Come out and work along with other trail enthusiasts in this good community of people who enjoy multi-use trails.  Work is usually complete by noon or 1pm.


WHERE:  Meet at the ranch house at Spooner's Cove in Montana de Oro at 9:00am.  We will divide into groups and hike to the various projects around the park.   


BRING: Bring the usual, water, sturdy shoes, gloves, hat, and long-sleeve appropriate attire, CCCMB will provide all tools needed.


Everyone is welcome!  We hope you will join us!




(Past Event)
SAPWI Extension
Past Trail Werks Day Update

Some photos from Trail Werks day on the Sapwi trail out at Santa Margarita Lake. Beautiful trail to work on and no poison oak! Fun times had by all and thanks for the great BBQ after!     ~Christie O'Hara~

Volunteers getting a safety briefing before heading out to work

Volunteer trail builders hiking out the the work site

A BBQ for volunteers was put on by the Atascadero Horsemen's Association



(Past Event)
Two Work Days This Weekend

Volunteers are needed to help out with TWO projects this weekend. Morro Bay Bike Park is having a Maintenance Day on Saturday -AND- a new trail is being extended near Santa Margarita Lake on Sunday.  The public is welcome.  Here is how to get involved:

MORRO BAY BIKE PARK

SATURDAY (5/21) - 8:30am 

WHAT:  The Bike Park recently got hit with lots of graffiti and this is a chance to get things cleaned back up, along with maintenance on some of the runs and jumps.

WHERE:  Meet at the Morro Bay Bike Park at 8:30am

BRING:  Water, snack food, your favorite work tool (some will be provided) and a passion for work and fun with others in your community.

Everyone is welcome!  We hope you will join us!


SANTA MARGARITA LAKE

SUNDAY (5/22) - 8:30am - SAPWI EXTENSION TRAIL

WHAT:  We invite you to come out to Santa Margarita Lake and help us extend the Sapwi trail this Saturday at 8:30 am.  There is much work to be done adding new trail sections, clearing trail drains, heightening grade reversals, reinforcing water crossings with rock, installing culverts, and just plain good solid trail work with a  good community of  people who enjoy the outdoors.


FOOD:  Post work BBQ will be put on by the Atascadero Horseman Association.


WHERE:  Meet at White Oak picnic area at 8:30am.  We will hike across the empty lake to the work site.  Let the entrance gate ranger know you are there for volunteer trail work and you will not be charged an entrance fee.


BRING: Bring the usual, water, sturdy shoes, gloves, hat, appropriate attire, we will provide tools and direction.


Everyone is welcome!  We hope you will join us!




Two Volunteer Positions Available

Do you enjoy trails and want to help CCCMB without wading through poison oak or lifting a shovel?

We are in need of two volunteer positions: E-Newsletter Editor, Insurance Consultant.

E-Newsletter Editor 
  • Produce two e-newsletters per year (January & September)  
  • Content generated primarily from CCCMB Directors--not you!
  • Not necessary to attend monthly meetings but attending the November/December and August meetings might make it easier  
Main responsibilities include: 
1. laying out e-newsletter in Constant Contact (or your software of choice); 
2. sending proof to CCCMB Board of Directors;
3. making sure it all comes together and is distributed at the agreed upon date.   

Prefer someone who can make a two-year commitment.


Insurance Consultant  
  • Familiarity with insurance language and practices 
  • CCCMB can provide contacts for information and policies
  • No need to attend more than one meeting a year or to take on any additional responsibilities
Main responsibility includes:
1. Be willing to investigate insurance options for CCCMB and lay out options to directors  

Both positions require only periodic time commitments that can be coordinated around each volunteer's schedule. If you'd like to help, please email volunteer@cccmb.org.


Pismo Preserve Trail Build is Complete


The Pismo Preserve Trail Project, which began in January, was completed today (April 7th).  More than 230 dedicated volunteers worked 2 shifts a day, 5 days a week to complete the build.  Most crews averaged 15 volunteers, but ran as high as 25  people.  Two TrailWerks days were also dedicated to the project which drew 60+ volunteers during one Saturday each in February and March.

Dylan Theobold, the Land Conservancy Project Lead, commented "Today was a big day for the Central Coast. 11 miles of exquisite trail built in 3 months , no injuries, new friendships, good times, hard work, sweat, poison oak, convicts, dirt, and some pretty nice views of the Pacific ocean."


Today's Trail Crew shared a small lunch celebration with pizza delivered to the job sight and a farewell toast to the last group of volunteers.  A light crew will maintain the trails once a week during the summer until the parking lot and restrooms are completed in August.  Until then, the Pismo Preserve will not be open to the public.


Scott and Drew share a high-five at the end of the machine build

 



Morning Glory Trail Work Sunday (3/19)



CCCMB will be working on the Morning Glory trail in the City of SLO Open Space section doing some drain rebuilding and brushing.  Everyone is welcome!

Meet at the FASTA Skill Park kiosk in the Stenner Spring Eucs Grove at 9:30 am. Bike or hike in from Stenner Creek Road up Poly Canyon. Work from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm.

If you have loppers that you can carry in, please bring them. Please wear sturdy clothing, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, hat, boots, and bring some water and snacks.



Pismo Preserve Trail Progress

 9 of 11 Miles Completed So Far... 

This project has been in progress over two months, and already the volunteers have completed just over 9 miles of the 11 miles of trail for the project.  These 200+ volunteers have put in over 4,500 hours of work so far.  Pictures and progress can be seen AT THIS LINK.  
Pismo Preserve Trail Crew finished building to the highest point on Lovers Hill
Volunteer sign up shifts (8am-12noon, or 12-4pm), are still available for March, and now into half-way through April. If you are interested in joining a Trail Crew, check out the possibilities: PISMO PRESERVE TRAIL PROJECT
Below is a map of the Pismo Preserve showing completed trails in ORANGE.

Map courtesy of Greg Bettencourt
Mileage measurements courtesy of Gary & Darlene Felsman



Past TrailWerks Event - at MdO


It couldn't have been a more beautiful day for working on trails before the Super Bowl last Sunday.  Ninety-eight people showed up for the annual event to help maintain trails all around Montaña de Oro State Park.  They worked on everything from  brushing the far side of East Boundary to clearing drains on Oats Peak to re-routing sagging trails in rocky sections near the top of Hazard Peak

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Ninety eight volunteers participated in the annual SBS Mdo Trail Werks event


The enthusiastic group was given a safety briefing (pic above), while while they munched on a free breakfast provided by the many sponsors listed below, then the drawing took place for the 2015 Specialized Camber donated by Pedal Power of Santa Maria.  During registration each of the 98 participants won raffle prizes such as gift cards, sweatshirts, bike pumps and socks.  CCCMB would like to thank all of the hikers, bikers, trail runners and equestrians who came out to help keep the trails of MdO in top shape.

Volunteers helped re-route some of the sagging trail sections near Hazard Peak


CCCMB thanks the following sponsors for their generous support of this annual event:

Art's Cyclery - gift cards
Boo Boo Records - gift cards
CBO - Gift Cards
cccmb - Socks
Flanders Bicycle -  Bike Tune-ups
Foothill Cyclery - gift cards & Jerseys
Fromagerie Sophie - Gift Cards
K-Man-Gift Cards
Lezyne - pumps & tire Levers
Pedal Power - gift cards
Ralph & Kathi Battles - gift card
Riding Warehouse - gift cards & T Shirts
Running Warehouse - gift cards
Sram - Sweat Shirt & Hats
The Galley - gift cards
The Plant Lady - gift cards
Trinity Cyclery - gift cards
Voler - gift certificates
Wallace Group - Gift Cards
Wally's Bicycle Works - Gift cards
And especially PEDAL POWER for the grand prize Specialized 29er



Morro Bay Bike Park Work Day

Saturday, December 5th - 9am

Volunteers, come out and join us!



We will be starting at 9:00 on Saturday at the Bike Park and will be working on Landscaping, Fence (with bigger equipment), the ADA Compliant Path, bike racks, viewing benches and some other odds and ends.  The biggest job will be spreading mulch so bring a wheel barrow, pitch fork and gloves if you have them. 

During construction we are City of Morro Bay volunteers so you will need to sign a waiver from the city when you come. Thank you all for all of your help!

FUNDS ARE A LITTLE SHORT...
As with all construction projects it is going to cost a little more than projected to build this amazing Bike Park. They still need to raise about $8,000 to cover things like paving the parking lot, building materials for signs and benches, and a few other odds and ends before we can open the Bike Park.

See how you can help by clicking HERE



CCCMB on KVEC Radio


John Cutter and Bill Waycott represented CCCMB on the Dave Congalton Show on November 18th. There is a lot of information about trails in our county including trail plans for the Pismo Preserve.  Listen to the entire interview on KVEC HERE




Sapwi Trail Work - Saturday, Nov. 14th

Santa Margaria Lake - 9am



Below is a recent picture from the Sapwi Trail Work day.

 


WHAT:  We invite you to come out to Santa Margarita Lake and help us extend the Sapwi trail this Saturday at 9:00 am.  There is much work to be done preparing for the rains that will fall, such as cleaning drains, heightening grade reversals, reinforcing water crossings with rock, installing culverts, and just plain having a good time.


FOOD:  Post work snacks and drinks will be served.


WHERE:  Because the lake is so low we will meet at Vaca Flats picnic area, farther east than White Oak, and walk around the mud puddle to the other side.


BRING: Bring the usual, water, sturdy shoes, gloves, hat, appropriate attire, we will provide tools and direction.


Everyone is welcome!  We hope you will join us!



Morro Bay Bike Park - Construction Begins

The dozers are moving in!


Fellow Trail Enthusiast,

 

We invite you to come out to Santa Margarita Lake and help us extend the Sapwi trail this Saturday at 9:00 am.

There is much work to be done preparing for the rains that will fall.

We will clean drains, heighten grade reversals, reinforce water crossings with rock, install culvert, and have a good old time.

Post work snacks and drinks will be served.

Because the lake is so low we will meet at Vaca Flats picnic area, farther east than White Oak, and walk around the mud puddle to the other side.

Bring the usual, water, sturdy shoes, gloves, hat, appropriate attire, we will provide tools and direction.

We hope you will join us!


After years of negotiations, permits, agreements, MOUs, designs, planning and City Council meetings, day 1 of construction has begun at the Morro Bay Bike Park.  Bonnie Johnson (pictured), along with many others have put in hundreds of hours in preparation of this day.  


If you get a chance, drop by the bike park site at the corner of Radcliffe St. and Little Morro Creek Rd. in Morro Bay to watch the bull dozer in action.




First Trail Work Day of the Season

Montana de Oro - Sunday October 25th


About 25 volunteers showed up last Sunday to join CCCMB for the first trail work day of the 2015/16 season. They met at the Park Headquarters above Spooner's Cove at 9am and worked on clearing drains along Oats Peak and Valencia Peak trails in anticipation of the upcoming rain season.  


Trail maintenance also included installing a new "weather-proof" bell box at the top of Hazard Peak.



The new bell box replaced an older model that served many years but finally succumbed to the elements.  The new style box uses a magnetic plate to hold the bells for easier picking.  With the bells more visible, it is hoped that more riders will be encouraged to use them making the trails safer to all.

  



Wednesday Trail Workers on Bishop Peak


Installing a cattle guard part-way up the Bishop Peak Trail

The Wednesday Crew numbered about a dozen and tackled several projects on the lower part of Bishops Peak.  One group installed a "hinged center pole" on the trail just above the Highland Drive parking area.  This center pole will help keep bikes and motorcycles out, while still allowing emergency crews to push a one-wheel gurney up the trail for rescues.  


The other group installed a cattle guard part way up the trail to prevent cattle from wandering up the trail toward the peak (see picture above).  After a couple hours, the two groups were reunited to re-route a short trail that goes from the "lake", and I use that term loosely, to a climbing rock called "The Boulder in the Woods".  They were all done by noon on a very productive morning!  Thanks for all the volunteers that put in some hard work!


Wednesday Trail Workers 

From today's Wednesday Trail Crew, we had 15 volunteers, 7 hikers, 2 trail runners, 2 bikers and 4 rangers braving the heat to work on the Ocean View Trail in Irish Hills. 

I am happy to report we have reached the summit of the trail and it is now open. We will be working on the Ocean View Trail next week to install some signage, clean up a few sections, improve the final destination and hall out many of the tools used to construct the trail. 

The City of SLO encourages people to stop at the view point. Trespassing on adjacent lands is disrespectful to private land owners and could jeopardize future opportunities that may occur in the Irish Hills.

Come out Wednesday, 9/16 if you can to help the City finalize this trail and prepare for the next project. Meet in the Home Depot Parking Lot to the left of the Garden Center at 8:30 a.m.


-Gary Felsman-

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B218l1pxiB41UV82eHpUMWFNdXc/view?usp=sharing
Time lapse of Wednesday morning trail crew building a climbing corner (Source: Dan Dixon)

Come out on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. to help finish up this new multi-use trail. Meet at the Home Depot Parking Lot left of the Garden Center for a ride up the hill. Then, it is a 1.6 mile hike to the work site.  Bring water, snacks, and hiking boots/shoes.  Tools and good company will be provided.




Lighthouse Century Volunteers

SLO BICYCLE CLUB IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS

This is a request for YOU to volunteer at SLOBC's annual Lighthouse Century fund raiser on Saturday, September 26th. 

SLO Bicycle Club has been a generous supporter of CCCMB of many years.   


VOLUNTEERS FOR THE HWY 46 REST STOP.

As of now, we have a full crew for the Highway 46 Rest Stop, but if anyone wants to volunteer for other fun jobs at a great event, they can contact Will Benedict at williambenedict@me.com.


VOLUNTEER SWAG:

All century volunteers receive a very cool Ride T-Shirt.
You are invited to the Volunteer Brunch BBQ on Sunday afternoon, September 27th . 
In addition, you are invited to participate in the Pre-Ride
And if your job does not fall on the day of the event, YOU CAN RIDE THE EVENT FOR FREE.
Your reward choices are made when you volunteer. 

Here are some great links that should answer any questions you have:
http://www.slobc.org/lighthouse/documents/light-century.pdf
http://www.slobc.org/volunteering/century.html#rest-stops

Thanks for volunteering !
Frank Zika
CCCMB Event Coordinator



New Stenner "Flow Trail" Opens
Flow Trail Video HERE Experience the entire trail from top to bottom!
Opening Ceremony of the Stenner Flow Trail
After months of hard work by a 20+ group of volunteers named the "Wednesday Trail Workers", the new Stenner Flow Trail is now open for business.  The opening ceremony took place last Wednesday as workers were putting the final touches on this new unique mountain bike trail.

This new trail is considered a one-way downhill bike-only trail that starts at the bottom end of "The Eucs", below the Shooters Trail (see the West Cuesta Ridge Trail Map Here).  There are two ways to reach the Flow Trail, the first of which is to ride from the top of Cuesta Grade, down the Shooters Trail, then through the Yewks.  For those coming from San Luis Obispo, ride or drive up Stenner Canyon Rd. to the parking area, then continue all the way up the Elevator Trail to the Eucss.  From the bottom of The Eucs, the Flow Trail takes off to the left, and at the beginning shares parts of the two-way Elevator Trail.  After branching off a third of the way down, it becomes purely a one-way, downhill "flow" trail, with berms, and other features for the intermediate to advanced rider.  

It took the help of many volunteers over several months to complete the Flow Trail

The trail is the brainchild of Neils Grether, an avid mountain biker and member of CCCMB.  During his senior year at Cal Poly, Neils saw the need for this type of trail in our county and decided to make it his senior project.  The full project included design, obtaining all the necessary permits, layout, flagging, and overseeing construction.  The entire project took over a year to complete with lots of help and support along the way.

 
Neil Grether began the trail as a Cal Poly senior Project

The trail was built over the course of many months by a 
coalition of workers including members of CCCMB, local hiker groups, other volunteers and the generous support of SLO City Parks Department,  

Opening Ceremony Can be see HERE

Video of complete trail coming soon!



Wednesday Morning Trail Work

Currently working on the new "Stenner Flow" Trail
The Wednesday morning trail workers have been busy planning and building a new trail below the Eucs running parallel to the Elevator Trail.  This new trail, designed by Neils Grether as a Poly senior project is being built by CCCMB under his guidance.  It is a bike oriented trail with lots of flow and berms and may be named the Stenner Flow Trail, although that is still up for debate.  It crisscrosses the old road that used to be the downhill bike route coming off of Shooters Trail, before Elevator was built.  
There is still a lot to be done and anyone who wants to join the Wednesday morning work group should meet at the last gate up Stenner Creek Road at 8:30am on Wednesday mornings.
Harvesting dirt to build up a berm


Morro Bay Bike Park Approved
See details and article here