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NBVC Outdoor Adventures: Introduction to Mountain Biking

Sat February 26, 2022 Ventura, CA 93003 US Directions


7511 Foothill Rd
Ventura, CA US 93003


NBVC Outdoor Adventures: Introduction to Mountain Biking at Harmon Canyon Preserve

Feb 26th, 2022


Experience the thrill of mountain biking with our Community Recreation Staff! We'll briefly go over practicing various riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also go over vital communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette to keep multi-use trails open and safe for everyone. 

We'll practice all these new skills on a beginner-friendly trail ride! We will only provide mountain bikes for patrons who register on Runsignup with the correct frame size selected, frame sizes are limited.


This class is for individuals who are already comfortable riding a bike on flat and even terrain.


Check-in at 10:00am @ Harmon Canyon Preserve parking lot


  • Gear Provided by Community Recreation:

    • Mountain bike - available in various Adult frame size's (Medium, Large, and XL)

    • Helmet 

    • Group First Aid kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses.

    • Water and small snack will be provided at Check in.

Location: Harmon Canyon Preserve (Difficulty: Moderate)

  • Length: 7.3 mi

  • Elevation gain:1,007 ft.

  • Route type: Out & Back


Harmon Canyon to Overlook Bench is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ventura, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

This trail starts out of Harmon Canyon Preserve. There is plenty of parking in the area. Most of this trail is nice and wide with a gradual incline that will take you to a beautiful overview of the Channel Islands and views of both ocean and the mountains that surround the communities of Santa Paula and Fillmore. 


Please Note:  Free parking is available at the preserve trailhead off of McVittie Place. You can park on the west side of Kimball, or park a few blocks down Kimball and Loma Vista Road at Juanamaria Park, and walk a few blocks to the trailhead. 

For more information contact 805-797-0086

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