There's a ton of junk in the upper end of Malibu Creek: wrecked kayaks, dinghies, fishing boats, lawn furniture. It needs to be hauled out, but it's too far back to hike. We're seeking up to 20 hardy folks with mountain bikes (or anything you can ride on a fire road) to participate as part of Coastal Cleanup Day. Register for the bike ride here.
The ride is a only couple miles on a fire road with one big hill, so you don't need to be Lance Armstrong.
The event is open to anyone 16 and over, as long as they are comfortable biking off-road. Those under 18 must have their waiver form signed by a parent or guardian to participate.
The basic gear you need is your bike, a helmet, basic off-road riding skills, sturdy shoes to work in, sunscreen, a hat, plenty of water and a snack. But because getting that junk out is going to be messy work, we also strongly suggest bringing a long-sleeved shirt to work in and long pants (or anything to cover your legs).
Gloves and tools will be provided. Be prepared to get dirty. The ride should take about 25 minutes.
NOTE: Print your parking pass and waiver and display it on your dashboard. We'll meet at the upper parking lot near the picnic tables and restrooms at 8:30 a.m. and leave for the site at 8:45.
Driving Directions: If you are coming South on Las Virgenes Rd., the park entrance is 0.2 miles south of Mulholland. If you are coming North on Malibu Canyon Rd, the park entrance is 1.5 miles north of the crossing with Piuma. There is another entrance for Malibu Creek SP/Tapia south of the main entrance, 0.2 miles north of Piuma -- do not enter here but continue on another 1.3 miles to the main entrance.