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The CORBA Palos Verdes Trail Crew has been created to help the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy repair, maintain, and build local trails. The city depends on volunteers to do most of the trail work in the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. Cyclists have already volunteered many hundreds of hours to maintain trails. The CORBA PV Trail Crew will provide  a reservoir of leaders, recruit volunteers, plan projects, and carry out approved trail work.

CORBA PV Trail Crew leaders who have graduated from Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy’s extensive Trail Crew Program can now plan and implement approved trail projects. You will be working under the leadership of CORBA PV members with fellow cyclists and other volunteers. Projects will be scheduled for both weekdays and weekends, allowing more flexibility for volunteers.

It's a few hours of hard work but you'll be sharing it with others who love trails. You'll have fun and come away with the rewarding feeling of riding a trail you've helped maintain. If you have a special project in mind, let us know. Sign up for email alerts

Our trail work efforts have given cyclists respect throughout the community. We want to show that we are committed to maintain and repair trail through volunteer work.

The main Concerned Off-Road Bicyclist Association Trail Crew has a long history of volunteering to maintain trails in the Santa Monica Mountains in conjunction with California State Parks, the National Park Service, Conejo Open Space and Conservation Agency (COSCA), the National Forest Service, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Santa Monica Mountains Trail Council (SMMTC). More information at CORBA Trail Crew. That highly regarded tradition will continue in Rancho Palos Verdes.

CORBA PV is a volunteer-based group dedicated to promoting sustainable trail access for mountain bicyclists, and to maintaining the trails on which mountain bicyclists ride.  We support the conservation of open space and are committed to educating mountain bicyclists to ride sensitively and responsibly, thereby protecting the natural environment and the experience of other trail users.  We are committed to support the city of Rancho Palos Verdes, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) and other community groups to protect and enhance local habitat.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy presents
Volunteer Trail Crew Training

Schedule of Classes available through May 2012:

February 11th @ White Point Education Center, 9pm-12pm – Intro Class
February 12th @ Forrestal, 9pm-12pm
March 10th @ Portuguese Bend, 9am-12pm
April 14th @ Forrestal, 9am-12pm
May 12th @ Abalone Cove, 9am-12pm
June 9th @ Portuguese Bend, 9am-12pm

This is a free program for individuals interested in learning about and conducting volunteer trail maintenance in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy’s preserve system.

The training program encompasses 50 hours of classroom learning and field experience lead by trail guru, Kurt Loheit, designed to develop the skills necessary to perform routine trail maintenance. Completion of this program is a requirement for volunteers who wish to continue further in becoming a qualified volunteer trail maintenance crew leader with minimal or no supervision.

Topics covered over the course of this program include:

The need for safe trails Trail safety
Resource protection Terminology
Assessments Basic trail maintenance:
Tools Water bars

Slough and Berm

Grade dips Rock work
Brushing and pruning Retaining structures

Individuals may choose to participate in any of the specific skill building exercises, however to qualify as an approved trail maintenance volunteer all skills must be completed and demonstrated after acquiring 50 hours of training.

Contact Adrienne Bosler at or (310) 541-7613 to sign up!

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy has many volunteer opportunities. Go to the PVPLC volunteer page for information and schedule or call (310) 541-7613 ext. 201.  CORBA PV will post trail workdays and other important information.