Welcome to CCCMB
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, and 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. Also, for good karma, be cool with others on the trail: always ride in control and don't run over people, animals or plants.
"Trails aren't BORN - They're designed and built by volunteers - You and I"
Spring/Summer Trail Building Schedule
Trail Building Events Calendar
CCCMB Events [click on event for details]
It Was a Great Trail Werks Day
It was a great day. Beautiful sunrise on Santa Margarita lake, green grass and oak trees breaking bud and a very nice bunch of volunteers. What was especially nice was the number of young people who turned out in spite of the fact that it was the Sunday before finals. It was great to see so many new, young faces. The weather got warm and people came back from the trail sweaty and dirty.
Lunch was over the top. Lots of tri-tip expertly cooked by Bill and, for the first time since Chris King, very good vegetarian food. The volunteers made a good dent in the keg. Everyone was well fed and happy. Congratulations to CCCMB volunteers, it couldn't have been better Trail Werks Day!
Raffle Prizes and Sponsors at Trail Werks 2015
There was 31 raffle prize winners. Bill the BBQ chef and Chuck Woodward along with the County Parks Ranger were among the winners
CCMB would like to THANK the raffle sponsors for TrailWerks 2015
Trail Werks 2015 at Santa Margarita Lake
Project: Sapwi Trail Extension
Date: Sunday, March 15th. (PAST)
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Meet: White Oak picnic area and boat ramp, Santa Margarita Lake - free admission to the lake for all volunteers. MAP IS HERE
This trail will go west from the Sapwi primitive boat-in camp on the lakes' north shore and connect with the Blinn Ranch Trail. This new trail joins the Blinn Ranch Trail across the lake and just east of White Oak Boat Ramp and so we will be boating volunteers across the lake to the work area. When the workday is done you'll be boated back to White Oak Flats for a BBQ lunch and raffle.
This will be one of the best trails in the county when it is finished. If you are an equestrian, you know what we're talking about. And if you've never been to the north shore of Santa Margarita Lake you are in for a beautiful surprise.
There is a lot of work to be done before the Sapwi Extension Trail is finished. If you are ready to go out and build a new trail, this is the project for you.
Follow up and pictures coming soon.
West Cuesta Litter Clean-Up Day
, Saturday, 9am to 12pm (PAST)
Where: Meet at the parking area at the top of Stage Couch (just off of Hwy 101 Southbound) - See map here
The Los Padres National Forest, Los Padres Forest Watch, Los Padres Forest Association and Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers are hosting a litter clean-up day on Shooters trail, at the overlook above Shooters, and along TV Tower road.
Please RSVP to Tanner Yould, tanner@LPFW.org, 805-617-4610 ext 3.
There was a large turnout on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday for the trail building event at Montana de Oro. CCCMB sponsors provided breakfast for 145 early risers who braved the morning cold and wind which later transformed into a warm and beautiful day. After 133 volunteers received raffle prizes, the drawing for the new 2014 Stump Jumper 29er bike was awarded (see article below).
The crowd, consisting of more than 20 equestrians, many "first-timers" and quite a few young people turned out to help the mountain bikers, hikers and trail runners that rounded out the volunteers. They divided into a dozen groups and spread out to maintain trails throughout MdO including the Hazard Peak, Barranca, Beebe, East Boundary, and Bloody Nose Trails.
A big THANKS from CCCMB to all who volunteered!
And the Winner Is...
The winner of the 2014 Specialized Stumpjumper 29er was Steve Budke of San Luis Obispo (shown above happily holding up his bounty). Steve has been a member of CCCMB since December 2014. The bike was donated by Pedal Power of Santa Maria. Please give them a "like" on Facebook and a message of thanks whenever you can.
Pismo Preserve Update
Good News – There are approximately 12 miles of new multi-use trails in everyone’s future! Since September CCCMB has been working closely with Land Conservancy staff, the Wallace Group, equestrians and hikers to develop a trail system, which meets everyone’s needs. The end result of that collaboration is a plan for a 12-mile network of trails that will be sustainable, fun and safe for all users. The network has loops of different lengths providing trails for a range of experiences: short or longer and easy to more difficult. All with a spectacular view!
Other News – The L. C. is dedicated to creating a quality project that will serve both the public and the land well. It takes time do develop plans for two bathrooms, two parking lots, trails and to acquire the necessary Agency approval for those improvements. Construction takes more time. It seems likely that the earliest start date for trail construction is sometime this summer.
CCCMB really appreciates all the 150+ participants who turned out for the Trail Building School at the Pismo Preserve last weekend. It was a huge success with lots of good feedback from the IMBA team as well as the "new trail builders".
Here are some links from the IMBA Trail Care Crew visit and a few pictures from the weekend:
Blog From the Weekend - IMBA
160+ Volunteers at
Trail Werks - Saturday!
6,000'+ of New Trail Built
More than 160 volunteers turned out in the early morning hours
to help build new trails at Trail Werks on Saturday
This year's volunteers collectively created more than 6,000+ ft. of new trail, ate some great breakfast and lunch BBQ food, and took away more than 50 raffle prizes for their efforts.
A big thanks to the City of SLO, the many sponsors of the event and the organizers for making it happen. And, a very special THANKS for all those who volunteer their time to help create lasting trails for our community to enjoy.
Recent Trail Workday - East Boundary Trail at MdO
The last trail workday (Sunday, Sept. 21st), was spent widening "The Chutes" near the bottom of East Boundary Trail at MdO. Volunteers clipped back the brush that has been overtaking the trail during the past year. A big thank-you to all those who worked Sunday morning, so that everyone who rides the East Boundary Trail can enjoy it even more.
Interesting Stats on "The Trails We Love"
Here is a link to an interesting article about mountain bikers, flow trails and trail etiquette. (8-28-14)
Oats Peak Trail is OPEN to bikers in M.d.O.
The Oats Peak trail is now open to bikes, hikers and horses in the Montana de Oro State Park. It is the second highest summit in MDO with both ocean and mountain views. It offers a 10.8 mile round trip to the peak and back on a trail designed with mountain bikers in mind. The 5.4 mile gradual ascent gains 1,325 feet of elevation with LOTS of panoramic views.
The old and new trails crisscross, but bike ways are clearly marked. The last 1/2 mile of the trail has not been improved and it a challenge for bikers with a probably "push" up and a "fun" ride down. The 360 degree view from the top is spectacular and well worth the push.