WE ARE C.C.C.M.B.

Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers

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We Are CCCMB

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. 

CCCMB Super Bowl Sunday Trail Work Day

    34 Years of Achievements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2017

 

2019 - REI Grant $10,000

Used REI Grant to install two picnic tables and a tie rail on Canyon View in partnership with equestrian groups

 

Completed the new Canyon View Trail at MdO

 

Wilderness Input

 

Completed reroute of Duna Vista using cultural monitors for first time

 

CCCMB and other cyclists worked with FS to advocate for adoption of most popular Ridge trails as well as two new trails

 

FS initiates NEPA process focused on protecting resources by adopting some existing and new trails and gating the road above Shooters

 

Assisted SLO City rangers in flagging proposed new trail at Whale Rock reservoir

CCCMB volunteers worked ??????? in 2019

 

 

2018 - Poker Ride at Pismo Preserve

Fernandez Trail OHV Grant $10,000 complete NEPA analysis

FS announced it would begin a West Cuesta Ridge/Botanical Area public process

CCCMB volunteers worked ??????? in 2018

 

 

2017 - Received $20,000 OHV grant to complete NEPA on Fernandez Trail (to repair moto damage)

Met with FS to encourage pro-trail action on West Cuesta

Conducted a trail maintenance workshop taught by a professional trail builder (classroom and on site)

Organized the first CCCMB film festival

Advocated for appropriate after-dark hours of use for SLO City Open Space

 

Helped to construct the "M Trail" extension on San Luis Mountain as well as several short reroutes on Lemon Grove Loop

 

Proposed a new trail at MdO to Parks connecting Hazard Peak Trail with Reservoir Flats Trail and completed rough flagging

 

Continue working on Sapwi Trail

 

Consulted on proposed bike park in Arroyo Grande

Lobbied successfully to have a bike skills park, and a trailhead for access to West Cuesta Ridge included in the new master plan for El Chorro Regional Park

 

 

2016 - Completed the 11 mile trail system in the Pismo Preserve in 3 months (Jan. - March), with over 250 trail work volunteers

 

Began consulting with Santa Maria volunteers and Parks and Rec on trail system for Los Flores Ranch

 

Consulted on and helped build new trail in Arroyo grande Open Space

 


2015 - This year volunteers put in 9,072 hours of work on SLO County trails

 

Pismo Preserve Trail designed

 

Flagging of Pismo Preserve trails begun and completed

 

Continued work on Sapwi Trail
 

 

2014 - 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 Wednesday Trail, aka: “Mine Loop Trail”, at Froom Ranch

 

Completed Old Prospector Trail (hiking only) at Froom Ranch

 

Completed rerouted “Mine Trail” at Irish Hills

 

Began construction of Ocean View Trail, aka: “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

2013- 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

 

 

2012- 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

2011 - 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 

 

2010 - Laid 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

 

2009 - 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.

 

Johnson Ranch Trail completed (Phase I of II)

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

 

 

1998 - 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)