Category Archives: Mountain Biking

Trailhead at Rancho Potrero open for business

Parking lot allows easier access to 326 acres of open space Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, May 7, 20015 Nearly seven and a half years after the intensely debated specific plan for the Rancho Potrero Open Space … Continue reading

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San Gabriel Mountains declared a national monument

President Obama officially designates San Gabriel Mountains a national monument Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, October 11, 2014 President Obama on Friday officially set aside 346,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, a … Continue reading

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Long time open space advocate, Burt Elliot, passes away

Thousand Oaks loses one its most dedicated open space volunteers. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, August 14, 2014 Anyone who’s hiked the trails of the Santa Monica Mountains has likely walked in Burt Elliott’s footsteps. Elliott, who … Continue reading

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Post-Springs fire nighttime closures lifted

Officials with California State Parks and the National Park Service have lifted the nighttime closures imposed after last year’s Springs fire. The restriction to stay on official roads and trails remains in place. Officials with both agencies chose not to … Continue reading

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Girlz Gone Riding club carves out a place for women in mountain biking

Wendy Engelberg founded the Southern California group three years ago, and it has grown to become the largest women’s mountain biking club in the country. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, December 20, 2013 In 2005, 41-year-old Wendy … Continue reading

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Backbone Trail blocked at the west end of Etz Meloy Mtwy

A locked gate has been blocking the Backbone Trail (BBT) at the west end of Etz Meloy Motorway since mid-October. This interupts a very popular mountain bike ride from the parking area on Encinal Canyon Road to the Mishe Mokwa … Continue reading

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Lang Ranch park plans taking shape

Since completing a series of community outreach meetings in spring 2012, the Conejo Recreation and Park District has further refined its plans for the development of its 124-acre Lang Ranch property, bordered by Erbes Road, Avenida de Los Arboles and … Continue reading

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Agoura, T.O. will partner to promote tourism

City of Westlake Village opts out Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, February 28, 2013 The Conejo Valley as a tourist destination? That’s the goal of a new partnership between the cities of Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks … Continue reading

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Conejo Open Space Challenge Starts February 1

From February 1 through May 1, 2013, mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners and equestrians of all ages are challenged to experience ten of the best and most beautiful multi-use trails in the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA).  This is … Continue reading

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Trail at Grant Park gives Ventura a new walking point

A mile-long hiking trail is part of an ambitious plan to transform Grant Park — a place whose main draw until recently was a tribute to Junipero Serra — into a lush botanical garden. Source of this article: The Los … Continue reading

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