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June 24th Jesustia Trail Work Review

On Sunday June 24th, 15 community volunteers joined SBMTV crew leaders and Forest Service Ranger Kyah Laporte to maintain the western section of Jesusita trail. One mile of trail was opened up by trained crew leaders using powered brush cutters,…

Congratulations Cranky’s Bikes!

Thank you for supporting SBMTV.  Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers partnered with local bike shops to create a win-win situation.  Now you can sign up for SBMTV membership at your favorite local bike shop.  By enrolling through your bike shop,…

Report from the National Bicycle Summit

A Report from the National Bicycle Summit, March 19th - 22nd 2012: Chris Orr and I had a blast in Washington DC at the National Bike Summit. Together with over 800 people representing 49 states, we lobbied our representatives to…

Review: Part 2 of Trail Work on Camuesa in February

February's volunteer trail work continued on Camuesa Connector, the same beautiful trail we did in January.  This time,  15 volunteers met in Lower Oso early Sunday morning, February 12th, to ride together out to the trail.  In addition, we had…

Review: December West Fork Volunteer Maintenance

SBMTV's last trail work event of the year - the West Fork of Cold Springs maintenance - was excellent!  Thirty four volunteers - hikers, runners, cyclists, and equestrians put some muscle into taking care of West Fork and surpassed the…

SBMTV becomes an IMBA Chapter!

To bring better mountain biking to your area, the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers has become a chapter of IMBA. By combining IMBA's national presence with local advocacy efforts, we can be more effective at creating and protecting mountain biking in your…

Big Sunday! – Sept 25th National Public Lands Day

Big Sunday! - Sept 25th National Public Lands Day On Sunday September 25th, over fifty community volunteers assembled at the lower Tunnel Trail Head to participate in trail maintenance for National Public Lands Day. The trail work event was organized…

2011-08-21 Jesusita Traverse Trail Work Review

Nutrient rich soil from past fires and last spring's rains  enabled the the brush on Jesusita trail to grow fast and heartily this year - causing some travel difficulties for trail users and additional erosion of the trailbed.  On Sunday August…

Decline Magazine – July Issue Features SBMTV Bell Program

SBMTV's Bell Program is featured in the July issue of Decline MTB magazine.  The original article written by Mark Jordan of Decline Magazine can be found here: Decline Magazine Article .  Decline also supplied the the text of the article…

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