COSF contributes to bike bell effort

Published by Steve Clark on

The tinkling sound of bike bells helps to minimize surprise encounters between approaching trail users. Mountain bikers and some others mount them on their bikes or packs to announce their presence in a friendly way. Additionally, the bells alert native animals to avoid contact with humans.

In 2014 the Conejo Open Space Foundation, COSF, partnered with CORBA, the Concerned Off Road Bicyclists Association, to purchase 2,000 bike bells as an experiment for our open space community. COSCA installed bike bell boxes at a number of trailheads, and volunteers signed on to keep the free bells stocked. The bells were an instant success.

COSF and COSCA have shared the cost of several orders since, most recently replenishing the inventory with 5,000 bells for about $6000. COSCA rangers plan to install boxes at additional trailheads, and more volunteer bell box refillers are needed. If you’re interested in helping out, please fill in our online volunteer application form.

To help us continue to improve the Conejo open space areas for everyone to enjoy, please consider making a charitable donation or volunteering some of your time to help. We give a hearty Thank-You to those who contribute towards making the Conejo Valley open spaces such wonderful places to visit!


Leave a Reply

Avatar placeholder