New CCCMB Officers Elected

CCCMB recently held elections curing our December meeting. Connor Culhane was elected to the President position and Christie O'Hara was elected Vice-President. We look forward to great things from these two long-time members and devoted volunteers!



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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CCCMB Fall-Winter Work Schedule 

Join Us...  because trails don't make themselves!





Wednesday Trail Work Listed Here...


If you are interested in helping to build the new M Trail on Cerro San Luis, join us Wednesday mornings at 8:30 at the end of Hill St. in SLO.  We are out there every Wednesday morning and work till about noon. Bring snacks and water and wear long sleeves and long pants with sturdy work shoes. Gloves are recommended.



Trail Building Events Calendar

CCCMB Events ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎[click on event for details]‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎




 The Latest News...                                    

Next Trail Work DaySaturday, January 14th on Eucs Bike Skills Area and the Shooters Trail.  Meet at the FASTA/Eucs bike skills are on west Cuesta Ridge.  More details coming soon. (note: this is different from the original Morning Glory trail work advertisement)

Next CCCMB meetingTuesday, January 24th, 5:30-7pm, SLO Parks and Rec Office, 1341 Nipomo St., San Luis Obispo.    Public is welcome!



2016-17 Membership Drive

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING



Greg Bettencourt 

Receives

Scott Scudamore National 

Volunteer Leadership Award


Congratulations goes out to our own Greg Bettencourt for receiving the "Trail Advocacy" leadership award.  This IMBA award is given each year to honor outstanding volunteers who are making a significant contribution to the mountain bicycling community nationwide. Greg has received it for the Hawaii / California region, one of 9 throughout the country.  He will receive $1,000 for the CCCMB Chapter.

More can be read about this award at the IMBA LINK HERE.

Greg flagging locations for trails at the Pismo Preserve

Scott “Superman Scud” Scudamore was a retired Air Force Captain who exemplified mountain bike volunteerism through his work with MORE. Scud’s specialty was introducing new riders to mountain biking advocacy and the efforts needed from local voices to ensure the sustainability of off-road trail networks to the growing population of outdoor enthusiasts.




~ Work Day Cancelled ~

Pismo Preserve Trail Work


Hello Trail Volunteers,

Due to wet weather over the last few days, we unfortunately need to cancel our scheduled trail workday on Sunday December 11th..  As you all know, rain on the central coast is a blessing, but on trail work days on the Pismo Preserve, it’s not so good.

We looked at trail conditions today, and the trails are very muddy - any work and travel on our trails will do more harm than good.  The roads will also not be useable, thereby decreasing the safety of our volunteers and staff as well as making the day not as efficient.  

We apologize for the cancelation with such short notice, and thank you for all your hard work on the Pismo Preserve.  

Scott Couture
Field Manager  


Work Day Cancelled 



"M" Trail Work Day - Follow Up

 

There was a good turnout for some serious trail construction on Cerro San Luis last Saturday.  We continued building the new M Trail extension. Volunteers were precariously perched on a serious side-slope with lots of big and small rocks and plenty of dirt to move. They chipped away and made good progress.



We had 15 hardy trail workers and the following folks won gift certificates.
Ralph Battles  - The Galley Restaurant
Kian Ramezani  - Art’s Cyclery
Jisu Youn  - Flanders Bikes
Jackie Hing-Pacheco - Trinity Cyclery

If you are interested in helping to build the new M Trail join us Wednesday morning at 8:30 at the end of Hill St. SLO.  We are out there every Wednesday morning and work till about noon.



Thanks very much everyone and don’t forget...

 the next official CCCMB workday is at the Pismo Preserve on December 11th.




Montaña de Oro Trail Work Follow Up




Twenty-three volunteers enjoyed a beautiful day of trail work last month at MdO.  Work was completed on both Barranca and Hazard Peak trails. Almost 90% of the drains on Barranca were rebuilt in preparation for the upcoming rain! A big thank you goes out to everyone who showed up to take care of a great trail so many of us love to ride, hike, and run.

The following volunteers won gift cards from our generous sponsors:

GH Sports - Nathan Dryer
Foothill Cyclery - Nathan Torres
Gallery - Mark Rhomberg
Running Wharehouse - Kimberly Emmen
K-man - Cory Wallace

Thanks again to all the volunteers and trail-crew-leaders who help keep our county trails open!




Next Trail Work Day

Montana de Oro

Saturday - 11/12 - 9:00am
Public is Welcome - Come Join Us!


Come out and be a part of the trail crew, maintaining the trails at Montana de Oro State Park.  Wether you are a trail runner, equestrian, hiker, mountain biker, or just a person who loves the outdoors, your help is needed to keep the brush pushed back, open up drains and rebuild some of the "blown out" corners. The public is welcome so bring your friends as well.


We will meet at the park headquarters above Spooners Cove at 9am and are usually done around noon or 1pm.  Be sure to wear long sleeves and sturdy shoes.  Bring gloves, snacks and water.  Tools will be provided. 


 Volunteers doing some "brushing" on the Barranca Trail at MdO


Come out and help maintain the trails you love



Thank You Sapwi Trail Volunteers

Santa Margarita Lake - Last Sunday 10/23


Thanks to everyone that came out to work with CCCMB on the Sapwi Trail at Santa Margarita Lake!  Approximately 25 volunteers cut new tread and worked on brushing and root/rock removal. Everyone enjoyed a great lunch together provided by the Atascadero Horsemen's Club. Four gift cards were raffled off to volunteers and everyone received a free regional park day pass. 

Join us at our next work day November 12th on the Montaña de Oro Trails!





Pismo Preserve - Not Opening Until 2018 

But CCCMB Members can ride it NOW!


The Land Conservancy now estimates a late 2018 completion date for full build out of Pismo Preserve. The public will not have access to the property until all of the supporting structures are completed such as parking lots, restrooms, roads, etc.  


The Land Conservancy recently released a statement, “We recognize that our community is anxious to explore and experience the property. In an effort to give people opportunities to enjoy the Preserve during the construction phase, we are working with our agency partners to allow structured access while we push forward to construct the park amenities,” 

The Central Coasts Concerned Mountain Bikers were a major force in the construction of the 11 mile trail system, and as a thank you, The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County has allowed our members to sign up for docent led bike rides and hikes before the preserve is open to the general public. To take advantage of this amazing opportunity, sign up to become a CCCMB member HERE.

 If you are already a member, you should have received information on how to sign up for docent led rides and hikes.  And of course, thanks to all that have volunteered their time out there!