We are CCCMB - We Do Trails For...
Bikers, Hikers, Equestrians and Trail Runners

  
 CCCMB Members and Volunteers at a trail work day

Our History

CCCMB began simply as a group of cyclists coming together out of concern about a proposed closing of one of the Central Coast's gems, Montaña de Oro State Park, to mountain bikes. In 1987, amid rumors about the impending closure, we met with State Park staff and volunteered to work to repair erosion problems thought to be associated with mountain bike use on the trails. Since that initial contact, we've expanded our volunteer efforts to include many levels of trail maintenance and construction. As a direct result of our work, trails are still open to cyclists at Montaña de Oro State Park and elsewhere in our region. 

In 1989, we decided to organize formally as the Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (CCCMB). We did so to support and affiliate with the fledgling International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and to give ourselves a cohesive presence here on our Central Coast home. We follow land access issues and try to prevent problems from developing to the point of closure by working with land-managers and by offering positive suggestions and ideas. 


Past Press and Recognition

"[CCCMB] Receives Martha Schwartz Volunteer of the Year Award" in SLO Journal Plus magazine (page 34)


SLO Bike Club Honors CCCMB in the SLO Coaster, January 2009

"Like trails?: Volunteer with CCCMB to keep them open" by Kylie Medonca for New Times, January 2009 


DID YOU KNOW?

Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers are the main trail designers and builders in SLO county.  We have been working on local multi use trails in this county for over 27 years.  Over the last two years alone volunteers under our direction have logged over 9,000 hours of trail work. 


 30 Years of Achievements


 
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2009

So far... 

Completed the 11 mile trail system in the Pismo Preserve in 3 months (Jan. - March), with over 250 trail work volunteers


This year volunteers put in 9,072 hours of work on SLO County trails

Flagging of Pismo Preserve began


State Parks did a “change of use” allowing cyclists on the rerouted Oats Peak Trail.  Opened it to cyclists and equestrians in March.  It had been closed to cyclists since 1987.

Completed “Mine Loop Trail” at Froom Ranch

Completed rerouted “Mine Trail” at Irish Hills

Began construction of “Summit Trail” at Froom Ranch

Donated over $11,000 (thru matching donations) to help acquire Pismo Preserve.

Began collaborating on Pismo Preserve trail designs with Land Conservancy of SLO County and others

Began process with State Parks of updating trails plan for Cerro Cabrillo

Elected new officers for the first time in about 20 years

CCCMB volunteers worked 5,345 hours in 2014


Held second “Carrot Fest Weekend" for equestrians, hikers & cyclists at MdO

Completed construction in March of the rerouted Oats Peak Trail and the hiker only Valencia Peak Trail.  Opened both to hikers. 

Completed machine construction of Willow Springs Trail

Completed “Shutes and Ladders” Trail at Froom Ranch

Completed “Pond Loop Trail” at Froom Ranch

Morro Bay Bike Park accepted as a project of CCCMB

Began construction of Sapwi Trail at Santa Margarita Lake

CCCMB volunteers worked 7,498 hours in 2013


Completed “Connector Trail” between Froom Ranch and Johnson Ranch

TrailWerks for Connector Trail had 150 volunteers report for duty in pouring rain.

Continued to support FASTA in creating new lines in the Eucs skills area.

Began construction of the new Oats Peak Trail.

Used a machine for the first time to build trail.  Hired a professional trail builder to build Oats Peak Trail.

Began design process for Willow Springs Trail in the LPNF east of Santa Maria.

Built the Return Trail at the Eucs.

Completed 5% Trail at Froom Ranch – leading up from the creek.

Completed new Duna Vista Trail at Lopez Lake

Began process of extending Sapwi Trail at Santa Margarita Lake

Became an IMBA Chapter

CCCMB volunteers worked 6,784 hours in 2012



Supported FASTA in designing and constructing the first "technical" trail in the Eucs. It took 4 years to work through the process with SLO City and to do construction planning.
 
Designed the Return Trail at the Eucs and Elevator extension to connect with Return Trail
 
Designed and began construction of first trail on Froom Ranch
 
First CCCMB newsletter
 
First CCCMB Strategic Planning Session


Layed out new Oates Peak trail system (in hopes of getting trails this trail system open to bikes for first time since 1986)
 
Designed and began construction of new Duna Vista Trail extension at Lopez Lake
 
Hired Hillride to kickoff FASTA Project
 
Designed and completed construction of the Froom Connector Trail in Irish Hills Open Space (with record 150 volunteers)
Instituted bike bell program at Montana de Oro and SLO City trails
 
Initiated Crew Leader Training Program
 
Initiated Regional Representative Program for nine trail networks
 
Designed major reroutes of parts of East Boundary and Ridge Trails in Montana de Oro
 
Hosted first Carot Fest, an equestrian, hiker, biker trail ride at Montana de Oro
 
Helped host and organize the California Trails and Greenways Conference
 
 
CCCMB named SLO City's "Volunteer of the Year" acknowledging our years of cooperation and volunteer efforts
 

CCCMB was instrumental in the Freeride and Sustainable Trails Association (FASTA) being given conditional permission to create a freeride area on SLO City property
 
Instituted very successful capacity building effort in the following areas: education; website; volunteer recruitment; regional crew leaders; expanded Board, etc.
 

Elevator Trail completed

Trail Design Workshop with Karl Knapp

CCCMB volunteers recorded 4,017 hours of trail work in 2009-10

 2008

Flagging of Johnson Ranch begun
 
Hazard Peak Trail completed

FASTA founded and receives CCCMB's endorsement and support

State Parks asks CCCMB to identify a route for the new Coastal Trail to Avila

Begin to explore route possibilities for a trail around Santa Margarita Lake

CCCMB begins to increase club capacity to accommodate a raft of new trail projects

Third CCCMB jersey issued

 2007

CCCMB celebrated its 20th anniversary at the 20th Super Bowl Sunday Workday

Adopted new CCCMB Logo

Flagging of Elevator trail begun

First cut of SLO City’s “M” trail;  "M" trail completed 

SLO City asks CCCMB to help lay out trail system on Johnson Ranch

 2006

State Parks/CCCMB Trails School initiated

Spring Trail Werks MdO (started Hazard Peak Trail)

Fall Trail Werks (continue building Hazard Peak Trail) 

CCCMB flexes its political muscle and helps get the County’s Trail Plan adopted

 2005

Rode the trails

 2004

IMBA Trail guru visit: Nate & Rachael

Iinvited to join the Forest Service’s Los Padres Trails Committee

Flagging of Hazard Peak Trail begun

Spring Trail Werks, MdO (finished East Boundary reroute)

Web site launched

Flagging of SLO City’s “M” trail begun

 2003

First Trail Werks, MdO (started East Boundary reroute) in spring

Prewitt Trail (twice-yearly work begins to make the 12 mile loop rideable)

Trail Werks, Irish Hills (built King Trail) in fall

 2002

Forest Service/CCCMB meeting to get West Cuesta Ridge Trails adopted

Meeting of Cuesta Ridge Alliance consisting of stakeholders (e.g., Poly, City, Forest Service, CCCMB)

Trail Daze, Cerra Cabrillo (major reroute of ridge) in spring

Trail Daze, Irish Hills (built Mariposa Trail) in fall

 2001

IMBA Trail guru visit: Joey Kline

Spring Trail Daze, Santa Margarita Lake (Sandstone Trail on north side of lake)

Fall Trail Daze, Santa Margarita Lake (completed Sandstone)

 2000

IMBA Trail guru visit: Curt Loheit

Spring Trail Daze, MdO (completed major reroute of Yedra Trail)

Fall Trail Daze, Santa Margarita Lake (completed Rocky’s Trail)

 1999

Spring Trail Daze, Santa Margarita Lake (start Rocky’s Trail)

Camatta Ranch Campout; Trail Daze, Fernandez Trail in fall

 1998

Cerro Alto reroutes flagged (completed 2005)

Spring Trail Daze, Cerro Alto  

Rocky Canyon Trail in Atascadero (first official workday there)

Fall Trail Daze, Cerro Cabrillo 

Second CCCMB jersey issued

 1997

First Chris King Trail Daze – Fernandez Trail in fall

First IMBA Trail guru visit: Curt Loheit

 1996

Morning Glory opened after first official CCCMB workday

Fernandez Trail officially adopted by CCCMB

Mules used to haul decomposed granite to top of East Boundary trying to solve mud issue

First Trail Worker of the Year Award

Worked at Lopez Lake for 1st time

 1995

First Wheelman Club participation on a work day

 1994

August Highway 41 fire burns entire West Cuesta Ridge and clears 80 years of brush

Began route finding for what would become Morning Glory Trail

 1993

SLOBC makes first of many annual contributions which helped us purchase the first tools, bike hang-tags and maps

Tour of La Panza

Shooters cleanup day (filled a pickup truck and a big stake-side with trash & broken glass)

Barranca Trail begun (completed in 1994)

First workday at Santa Margarita Lake

 1992

First official CCCMB meeting

First CCCMB jersey issued

Poly Canyon Road reopened (thanks to Dave Arndt & CCCMB)

Poly Canyon singletrack reopened in ’94

Crested Butte expedition

 1991

Joined SLO County Trails Committee

Poly Canyon closed to mountain bikes

 1990

Rode the trails

 1989

Joined IMBA one year after the founding of this important mountain bike advocacy group

CCCMB Board of Directors, circa 1989: Dave Arndt, Gary McBride, Dale Wilhelm, Deanna Steen, Dave Richardson, Ron Dexter, Greg & Mary Bettencourt, John & Christie Cutter

 1988

First Super Bowl Sunday, worked East Boundary

First newsletter

 1987

Decided to form CCCMB (fall)

 1986

Joined State Parks Trails Committee

Negotiated to keep MdO open to bikes

First informal workday (spring)