Video: A Coastal Reverie in California

Jul 14, 2018
by Jason Fitzgibbon  
Views: 8,974    Faves: 62    Comments: 7


Montaña de Oro State Park encompasses roughly 8,000 acres of fog shrouded coastal hills and coastal bluffs that abut the rocky shorelines of south Estero Bay on Central California’s coast. Its undeveloped coastline and undulating, rhythmic singletrack offer a quick and easy dream-like getaway for various local and visiting trail user groups. It’s evident enough that the trails here didn’t build themselves, nor did the access to them come easily granted – especially for mountain bikers. The Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers have been instrumental on both fronts.

The Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers (CCCMB) is a group of volunteer trail enthusiasts from the Central Coast of California that formally organized in 1989 to help build and maintain multi-use trails in the region, as well as to protect and advocate for mountain bike trail access. Since their inception CCCMB has helped build over 40 miles of new trails and serves as the primary maintenance organization for an extended network of over 100 miles of trails. Together with California State Parks, CCCMB is designing and building a new two-mile trail at Montaña de Oro to enhance connectivity between existing trails, and to improve the user experience for mountain bikers and other trail users.

Read more on Tillak.com

Featuring: Jason Fitzgibbon
Director: Jason Fitzgibbon/Octave Zangs
Cinematography/Editing/Color Grading: Octave Zangs
Original Soundtrack and Sound Design by: Octave Zangs

Produced by Tillak and Zangs Films.

Shot on RED Epic Dragon and DJI cameras.

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39 Comments

  • + 9
 This is a great video of the California Central Coast trails. Thanks Tillak and Zangs Films for spotlighting the organizations for some truly amazing riding locations all over the states.
  • + 1
 Outstanding destination - I'd love to shred some of that with you!
  • + 3
 Rad video, and cheers to the CCCMB - I was just up in SLO last weekend and got to ride your Morning Glory trail which was fucking awesome. Can't wait to explore Montana de Oro.
  • + 2
 If you liked Morning Glory you'll probably think most of Montana de Oro is pretty flat and pedally Wink
  • + 1
 @seanharanmtb: the oates side anyways.
  • + 1
 @motosinko805: everything other than Manzanita and East Boundary
  • + 4
 Learned all about trail bells here- the CCCMB bells at the base of the hill is an idea I'd love to see spread around.
  • + 3
 Nicely done. Oats Peak is a fun, flowy trail. Just watch out for the poison oak!
  • + 2
 I rode Montana de Oro every chance I got during college. Anyone remember the old Hazards Peak Trail before tit was rerouted? Best trail anywhere in my book.
  • + 2
 I do! that was a great trail for sure. That rock face drop was a blast.
  • + 1
 Second that! Ride hazards peak and surf sandspit after, man I miss SLO.
  • + 1
 Meanwhile bay area mountain bikers are still licking the boot-heels of equestrians and begging for access
(Edit - great video, and awesome trails, I just get a little bummed about my local riding situation sometimes)
  • + 3
 The countryside looks nice but the video is a little aggressive with the slow-mo.
  • + 1
 no way, Los Osos sucks. I live here, grew up here, and ride those trails regularly. Dustiest pieces of trash ever. Poison oak all over the place. Tons of poison oak. Jerk locals. Yeah, don't visit. Go away.
  • + 2
 Nothing special about San Luis Obispo...just some fields and cows.
No great mountain biking here...

(;
  • + 1
 Said no one ever!
  • + 3
 Anyone else attend CP-SLO and never ride these trails? Sigh...
  • + 2
 me Frown
  • + 2
 Going to CP SLO this fall I'll ride them for you lol
  • + 1
 @Parker852: sweet, man! Congrats.
  • - 1
 I rode them in the mid 90's. It was great back then too. The name means "mountain of bears," that is why you need a bell.
  • + 1
 This is where I rode my first actual mountain bike in the early 80s while attending Cal Poly. My son rode the same bike there a couple years ago when he went to Cal Poly.
  • + 2
 @iggzilla: The bells are to let hikers know you're coming in order to avoid conflict and keep trails open
  • + 5
 @iggzilla: Oro = gold; Oso = bear
  • + 1
 @dreamlink87: just to neard out a little. It was named "mountain of gold" because of all the monkey flower covering the hillsides. Los Osos, the small town you drive through to get to the state park used to be littered with grizzly before they were killed off. If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be Los Osos.
  • + 1
 Outstanding video! When is the best time of year to visit?

That 0.5s of wave looked pretty damn good.
  • + 2
 Any! But winter if you want to catch those waves.
  • + 1
 in the spring those hills are a beautiful green instead of brown.
  • + 1
 The riding and surfing is amazing in SLO, wintertime for the surfing doesn't get much south during the summer.
  • + 1
 Love the video, the ethos, and the music - captures the zen of the coastline and the rider styling on the trail.
  • + 1
 Don't forget all the great shuttle terrain on the Ridge and the new shuttle service in town Bike Church
  • + 1
 These are my local trails. Good times
  • + 1
 too bad its a dust bowl now rip
  • + 0
 They call him q-tip. Cleans shit all day
  • + 16
 i think youre using q-tips wrong...
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