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Review: SBMTV CycleMAYnia Mountain Bike Skills Clinics

  This last May,  SBMTV participated in Santa Barbara County’s 5th Annual CycleMaynia. SBMTV’s IMBA certified mountain bike instructors, Michael Blake and Chris Orr led two mountain bike skills clinic at Elings Park. The first clinic, a women’s skills clinic,…

Review – May/June 2014 Jesusita Trail Work Double Header

May and June of 2014 included double header trail work events on Jesusita Trail.  On May 11, SBMTV brought together 18 volunteers to work on Jesusita from the Moreno water fountain up to the "stairs".  And,  on June 10th SBMTV's…

National Bike Summit

  March 3-5 I had the opportunity to attend the National Bike Summit in Washington DC where the League of American Bicyclists convenes riders and activists from all over the United States to share ideas and lobby on Capitol Hill.…

February 9th, 2014 – Camuesa Connector Trail Work Review!

The 2013 White Fire in the Lower Oso area of the Los Padres did some damage - it burnt part of Camuesa Connector trail and it destroyed the Los Padres Forest Association's (LPFA) tool/equipment room at the Los Padres Ranger…

West Fork – WOW!

    A small but mighty crew made dramatic improvements to the West Fork trail at SBMTV's December trail work event.  I was truly blown away by what a difference a small group of volunteers can make.   Dry conditions…

November 10th – Lower Romero Creek maintenance review.

On Sunday November 10th, nineteen community volunteers assembled at Lower Romero Trail Head to give a whole bunch of care to the trail.   Under direction of SBMTV crew leaders, participants cut back brush removed slough and debris from the trail…

SB Century Ride Aid Station

The Santa Barbara Century Ride drew 946 registered riders from 20 states and Canada for an epic ride of 100 miles and over 9000 feet of climbing.  The Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers stood ready to provide water, snacks,…

National Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Success!

  On Saturday, October 5th, SBMTV - Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Volunteers - set up for the National and Annual Event: Take a Kid (or MOM!) Mountain Biking Day. Seven volunteers came out to help set up and run the…

September 28 – National Public Lands Day on Little Pine

On National Public Lands Day, 19 volunteers went to work on Little Pine Trail.  The event was sponsored by the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers, Los Padres Forest Association, and Los Padres Forest Service.  Close to half of the…

2013: Trails Worked, New Events, and What’s Left To Do. Come Out and Lend a Hand!

"Protecting wildlands, watersheds, habitat, and recreation through sustainable trail maintenance." Yes.  SBMTV has been quite busy - here is the list of the trails (or sections of trails) we have cared for/maintained so far this year: January - Upper Romero…

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