Trail Work to Ride Shuttle Program


MWBA is excited to announce our new collaboration with Southern California Outdoor Adventurers (SCOA). SCOA provides legal shuttle service to various trail heads in the San Gabriel Mountains, for those days when you want to go full hog on your dh bike or you only have enough time to ride down the mountain without “earning” your ride.

Here is your chance to earn your ride but in a different capacity. Come work on the trails with us and get a free shuttle ride! It’s pretty simple; there are only 3 steps.

1. Send an email to [email protected] and let us know you plan on joining us for an upcoming trail day. Remember, we work on the trails every 3rd weekend of every month. We will make sure SCOA knows you earned your ride.

2. Show up for trail day and work. Initially, you must perform 2 trail work days to earn your first free ride, but after that, each subsequent trail work day will earn you a shuttle ride.

3. Schedule your shuttle service online at and ride! As with all offers that are almost too good to be true, there is fine print and you should learn it, love it and live it.

Fine print: Redeemable shuttles are 4:30PM on Saturdays and Sundays and 5:30 PM or later shuttles during the week. Earned rides are not transferable. Unused rides are zeroed out December 31st each year. Use it or lose it.

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Share the Trail

To encourage trail courtesy and with permission from the USFS, MWBA installed “Share the Trail” signs at a few of the busiest trail junctions in our local San Gabriel mountains.  This week we installed a sign at Eaton Saddle where many riders start their descent into Altadena.  Signs were also put up at the start of Sunset Trail and along the popular El Prieto single track.

Please remember its very important to yield to horses and hikers.  A bell is appreciated by all and will change your descending experience when people know you are coming around the corner.

Say hello and wish people a good day!  Being friendly goes a long ways!

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August on a very dry El Prieto.

Sunday August 17th, thirteen MWBA volunteers braved the heat and worked hard on El Prieto.  Brush had grown heavily throughout El Prieto despite conditions dryer than many of us have ever seen in the canyon.  It was a very successful day thanks to the big number of people who showed up to help.

Tailgate sandwiches & cold drinks wrapped up a good day on El Prieto.  A big thank you to all the volunteers who came out to spruce up El P!

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