What we're about

The San Diego Mountain Biking Association, or SDMBA, is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to building, maintaining, and improving trail access across San Diego County.

Opportunities await to make friends, build trails, and grow the sport of mountain biking within your community. Join the SDMBA today!

Formed in 1994, SDMBA is one of the largest regional trail advocacy organizations in the US with more than 1,700 members, and growing!

Come ride with us!

Join Here (https://www.sdmba.com/join_today.php)- $39 basic membership

Show your #traillove and DONATE HERE. (https://www.sdmba.com/donate.php)

https://vimeo.com/186447331

Upcoming events (4)

Trail Maintenance - Upper Noble Canyon off PennyPines, clear drains, create flow

SDMBA trail maintenance on the Laguna Rec Area, Noble Canyon Trail and surroundings have been graciously supported by Cal Coast Bicycles for countless years.

***********Cal Coast Bicycles has graciously donated One Up flat pedals to be given away at the end of our trail work year (late October/early November).

***********The One Up flat pedals will be raffled off to a lucky winner among all eligible volunteers who participate in two or more Laguna/Noble trail work events this trail work year!

Previous members who have volunteered this year at the Laguna/Noble events are automatically included. Volunteering for more events increases your odds to win this prize or others.

We will be clearing the drains and correct water flow from the Upper Noble Canyon Trail all along selected areas up until the 2nd road crossing. Be prepared to move downed trees and heavy rocks.

PLEASE BRING YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE AS WE WILL RIDE TO EACH AREA THAT WE WORK ON.

Meet at Penny Pines at 8 am on Sunday January 16. Look for Brian Suzuki who will be driving a gray Toyota Tacoma with SDMBA trail work signs leaning against the truck.

All tools & training will be provided (after signing a waiver). We’ll work to 12pm; afterward we’ll hand out some swag from Cal Coast Bicycles.

Please bring your own snacks & water, eye protection is required, gloves, long sleeves & pants are highly recommended. Plan accordingly for flies. Children not advised for this event.
Please notify event leader of any medical conditions.

** This event subject to last minute postponement/cancellation because of adverse weather. Please check back here for any changes!**

WE TAKE YOUR RSVP HERE AS A CONFIRMATION THAT YOU WILL SHOW UP.

No walk-ups.

If something unexpected comes up or you feel ill before the event, please email Brian at [masked] so we can fill your spot.

Cell phone reception is spotty at best at the trail head. Usual travel time from La Mesa to trail head is approximately 1 hour.

Inclement weather or unsafe conditions will cancel this event. Updates will be posted in comment thread on this page.

YOU NEED TO BRING:
Signed SDMBA Waiver 2 pages including self-health questionnaire - print out and bring with you or we will have hard copies: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B95Tj7L3n5IUyo4PdnoxZ0ip92OmmJmF/view?usp=sharing

MASK/Face covering
Hand Sanitizer
WATER/snacks
Sturdy shoes
Long pants, long sleeves
Work Gloves
Eye protection
Sunscreen+ hat
Protection from flies
Mountain bike + helmet
Anything else you need for a safe and comfortable day.

WHAT WE PROVIDE:
Tools
Hand Sanitizer
Training and oversight
post work refreshments and swag
Lots of gratitude

OTHER GUIDELINES:
-If you are feeling sick stay HOME!
-Volunteers will keep a minimum of 6 feet of distance between each other before beginning trail work. When we start working, we will maintain at least 10 feet of distance during physical exertion when possible.
-Bring your own mask and work gloves. An extra handkerchief recommended for sneezes, coughs, and snot rockets.
-Sanitize frequently
-If you have a favorite tool, bring it. Don't share it with others.
-Adults 18 and up on this event

We have worked with our land manager partners to ensure that all volunteers and staff will commit to these protocols in order to ensure the safety of everyone during COVID-19. The public health crisis changes almost daily, so there may even be times that we are canceling an event the evening before - in that case we will let registered volunteers know by 8:00 pm the prior evening.

We appreciate your dedication and commitment to safety during this time. Please email me directly if you have any questions - Brian Suzuki at [masked]

Directions: Take Interstate 8 east to the Sunrise Highway (S1) exit; continue north to mile marker 27.3, Penny Pines parking area (upper Noble Canyon Trail Head).

A Forest Adventure Pass is no longer required at Penny Pines.

SDMBA Daley Ranch Trail Work

Dixon Lake

Daley Ranch's "Crest" single track is 1.2 miles of fun in need of a little dirt love.

We have brake bumps, drainage features and erosion damage to repair. This will require a lot of dirt to be moved, rock work and shaping of the trail tread. So basically a whole bunch of rewarding fun!

Meeting location is inside Dixon Lake at the first parking lot adjacent to the restrooms (see map). Free parking for all trail work volunteers is included please tell the both attendant that your are with SDMBA for free parking.

We will meetup promptly at 8:00am then carpool to the Crest trail inside Daley Ranch. Carpool will return to the Lake Dixon parking lot by 12:30pm.

Inclement weather or unsafe conditions will cancel this event. Updates will be posted in comment thread on this page.

Have a Mask/Face covering available
Water/snacks
Sturdy shoes
Long pants, long sleeves
Work Gloves
Eye protection
Anything else you need for a safe and comfortable day.

WHAT WE PROVIDE:
Tools
Hand Sanitizer
Training and oversight
post work refreshments and swag
Lots of gratitude

OTHER GUIDELINES:
-If you are feeling sick stay HOME!
-Hand sanitize frequently and practice social distancing
-If you have a favorite tool, bring it.
-Minors must be accompanied by an adult

If unable to attend after signing up please edit your Meetup response

Trail Maintenance - Big Laguna Trail off of Penny Pines - NOT Super Bowl Sunday

SDMBA trail maintenance on the Laguna Rec Area, Noble Canyon Trail and surroundings have been graciously supported by Cal Coast Bicycles for countless years.

***********Cal Coast Bicycles has graciously donated One Up flat pedals to be given away at the end of our trail work year (late October/early November).

***********The flat pedals will be raffled off to a lucky winner among all eligible volunteers who participate in two or more Laguna/Noble trail work events this trail work year!

Previous members who have volunteered this year at the Laguna/Noble events are automatically included. Volunteering for more events increases your odds to win this prize or others.

Cal Coast Bicycles will have more swag to hand out throughout the year!

FYI - Super Bowl Sunday is the following week (Feb. 13)

We will be fixing clogged drainages, repairing a broken fence and cutting the overgrown brush from the BMX trail of BLT aka Filaree Flat Spur on the north end of the BLT. Be prepared to move heavy rocks and large logs.

PLEASE BRING YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE AS WE WILL RIDE A SHORT DISTANCE TO THE WORK SITE.

Meet at Penny Pines at 8 am on Sunday February 6. Look for Brian Suzuki who will be driving a gray Toyota Tacoma with SDMBA trail work signs leaning against the truck.

All tools & training will be provided (after signing a waiver). We’ll work to 11am; afterward we’ll hand out some swag from Cal Coast Bicycles.

Please bring your own snacks & water, eye protection is required, gloves, long sleeves & pants are highly recommended. Plan accordingly for flies. Children not advised for this event.
Please notify event leader of any medical conditions.

** This event subject to last minute postponement/cancellation because of adverse weather. Please check back here for any changes!**

No walk-ups. We take your RSVP here as a confirmation that you will show up. If something unexpected comes up or you feel ill before the event, please email Brian at [masked] so we can fill your spot.

Cell phone reception is spotty at best at the trail head. Usual travel time from La Mesa to trail head is approximately 1 hour.

Inclement weather or unsafe conditions will cancel this event. Updates will be posted in comment thread on this page.

YOU NEED TO BRING:
Signed SDMBA Waiver 2 pages including self-health questionnaire - print out and bring with you or we will have hard copies: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B95Tj7L3n5IUyo4PdnoxZ0ip92OmmJmF/view?usp=sharing

MASK/Face covering
Hand Sanitizer
WATER/snacks
Sturdy shoes
Long pants, long sleeves
Work Gloves
Eye protection
Sunscreen+ hat
Protection from flies
Mountain bike + helmet
Anything else you need for a safe and comfortable day.

WHAT WE PROVIDE:
Tools
Hand Sanitizer
Training and oversight
post work refreshments and swag
Lots of gratitude

OTHER GUIDELINES:
-If you are feeling sick stay HOME!
-Volunteers will keep a minimum of 6 feet of distance between each other before beginning trail work. When we start working, we will maintain at least 10 feet of distance during physical exertion when possible.
-Bring your own mask and work gloves. An extra handkerchief recommended for sneezes, coughs, and snot rockets.
-Sanitize frequently
-If you have a favorite tool, bring it. Don't share it with others.
-Adults 18 and up on this event

We have worked with our land manager partners to ensure that all volunteers and staff will commit to these protocols in order to ensure the safety of everyone during COVID-19. The public health crisis changes almost daily, so there may even be times that we are canceling an event the evening before - in that case we will let registered volunteers know by 8:00 pm the prior evening.

We appreciate your dedication and commitment to safety during this time. Please email me directly if you have any questions - Brian Suzuki at [masked]

Directions: Take Interstate 8 east to the Sunrise Highway (S1) exit; continue north to mile marker 27.3, Penny Pines parking area (upper Noble Canyon Trail Head).

A Forest Adventure Pass is no longer required at Penny Pines.

Archipelago Ride 2022

Gravity Heights

Fluff up that grass skirt and get your TIKI on at this San Diego mountain bike classic! Bikes, beverages, and beautiful singletrack await.

The 2022 Archipelago Ride is going off on Saturday, April 2, 2022, mark your calendars!

NEW! Our Finish Line Luau will be hosted by Gravity Heights! It's gonna rock!

Ready for epicness? The Full Arch Ride runs 45 epic miles through varying terrain, complete with over 4,500 ft of climbing and four aid stations to keep the party going!

Looking for more fun and less suffering? The Half Arch Ride is a "pint-sized" version of our epic route. Enjoy 24 miles and 1,800 feet of climbing, with two aid stations to keep you rolling with a smile!

This is going to be one for the books, don't miss out! Register early and save!

Register now at www.archride.sdmba.com 🚵. 🌺. 🍻

Past events (597)

TRAIL WORK - Black Widow (Black Mountain)

Laurentian Drive

Photos (2,852)

Find us also at