• City Council Meeting: Mission Trails Master Plan Update

    San Diego City Hall

    This is a City of San Diego Council meeting On the agenda: approval of the Master Plan Update for Mission Trails Regional Park. We need trail users to show up and speak up in support of the city's plan. You can just submit a written card stating you are in favor of the plan at 1 p.m. You don't have to speak. The more trail users we have show up the better to show community support. More info here: https://sdmba.com/mission_trails_master_plan_upd.php

  • Beginner Friendly Ride - Sweetwater

    Rancho San Diego

    The SD Trek Girls are heading south for our May ride! Come join us for a ride through Sweetwater. While routes are subject to change, planned are the following: Group A: 15-17 miles, approx 1700 elevation. Ride starts with a mix of fun, pitchy single track and wider trail. We'll do a quick stop at lower Tiki, then hit some single track climb/descents. The trail down is a fun, swoopy single track with some rocks/ruts to make it interesting. (T3, E3) Group B: 12-15 miles, approx 1500 elevation. Ride starts with a mix of fun, pitchy single track & wider trail. We'll ride an out-n-back to lower Tiki. (T2, E3) Group C: 7-9 miles, approx 600 elevation. The route starts with a jeep trail out & back, then a fun single track climb & downhill section with just enough trail features to keep it interesting. (T1, E1) The ride starts promptly at 8:30am. Please arrive early to allow time for bike set up, signing the waiver, chatting w/ your buddies, etc! All riders MUST have a helmet & water bottle. NOTE: Lots of the trails are overgrown with mustard grass/weeds. If you’ve got sunsleeves or other lightweight arm/leg coverage, you might want to bust it out! Directions: Take 94 east until it turns into Campo Road. Turn right on Campo Rd & left at the light into the shopping center. Once you enter the shopping center, park on the lot on the left. https://www.google.com/maps/place/32°44'17.1%22N+116°56'28.4%22W/@[masked],[masked],882m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m13!1m6!3m5!1s0x80d95a4ce2772a87:0xa8f17da924df89ae!2sEdwards+Rancho+San+Diego+15!8m2!3d[masked]!4d[masked]!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d[masked]!4d[masked]

  • Otay Valley Park Day Ride

    Otay Lakes County Park

    The Otay Valley Regional Park(OVRP) will be celebrating their 9th annual OVRP Day with a number of activities including a 10+ miles mountain bike ride. IMPORTANT: this is an intermediate skill level and above ride and NOT a newbie friendly ride due to remote location and terrain difficulty. This is a rare opportunity to ride on the eastern part of the park that is not yet officially open to the public. We are given a one day green light to ride this area for this event only. There’s plans for future trails, camping site and more and you are getting to see this beautiful area before all this happen. We are riding from the Otay Lake County Park, they will not charge us the usual $3 parking fee but make sure to let them know at the entrance that you are part of the mountain bike ride. We will ride on dirt roads, beautiful singletrack and a couple of blocks of paved road. Make sure to arrive by 7:45 am to sign waivers and gear up on time. There’s more celebration after the ride with lunch and more, directions for that will be given before the ride. Ride is limited to 40 riders only.

  • Public Meeting: Alpine County Park

    Alpine Community Center

    You're invited to an open house to discuss a new community park in Alpine. SDMBA would like our members and friends to attend to submit comments asking for a pump track, bike park and quality trails that provide connectivity for the community. The County acquired 98 acres of land in Alpine, north of South Grade Road. Attend this meeting to learn more about the property and share your feedback. All ages welcome at this free event. This meeting is planned the County of San Diego. Please RSVP by May 13 to Judy Tjiong-Pietrzak [masked]

  • Trail Work: Black Widow

    Black Widow Trail Work

    Rain? Who would have imagined great trail work weather in May? It is a very late last call but we can use your help. Please consider attending as all hands can be put to good use. We will be working on a NEW rock feature further down the trail that has seen no love to date. Interested? We are! Let's continue the efforts today to get this trail into fine shape. Please RSVP so we can ensure you are treated well after the work day. What to bring: Signed Waiver - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BomV8--CrVxsnxGf1k8sJhmlmY7aGkum/view?usp=sharing Sturdy shoes Gloves Eye protection Water What we provide: Tools Training and oversight Light snacks Post event refreshments

  • SDMBA Monthly Advocacy Meeting - San Marcos Edition

    Trek Bicycle Superstore

    Join for a special San Marcos Edition of our Monthly SDMBA Advocacy Committee meeting. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for snacks and mingling. Meeting to start at 7 p.m. Trail issues and opportunities in and around San Marcos will be discussed. Meetings are generally on the 1st Monday of the month. The Advocacy Committee is focused on opening/creating multi-use trails and bike parks throughout San Diego. SDMBA membership is not required, but encouraged! If you have any issues that you would like to bring up, please contact Bens (at) SDMBA.com

  • Public Meeting: San Luis Rey River Park Planning

    Bonsall Community Center

    The County of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department invites you to the first public meeting regarding the new San Luis Rey Downs and Dulin active recreation sites. Join County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation staff at the Bonsall Community Center to provide your input on park amenities. These projects will create two brand new parks in the San Luis Rey River Park. We hope you can join us! Please RSVP to the contact listed below so DPR can ensure there is capacity in the meeting room. Please RSVP to Nina Pisano at [masked] or[masked]

  • Trail Work - Noble Canyon

    Pacific Crest Trail - Penny Pines trailhead

    TRAIL WORK – NOBLE CANYON TRAIL Join SDMBA volunteers as we continue our trail maintenance on upper Noble Canyon Trail. Meet at Penny Pines at 9:00 am, we'll then carpool to the work location on Pine Creek Road. Meet with crew leader Mark Constantino All tools & training will be provided (after signing a waiver). We’ll work to 2 pm; afterward we’ll hand out some swag from Cal Coast Bicycles & drink beers from Lagunitas Brewing Company. MAP LINK: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Penny+Pines+Trailhead/@32.9058923,-116.4596862,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80d97f1afc44942f:0x1e0824d74fd916a7!8m2!3d32.9058923!4d-116.4574975 Mostly trimming and brushing. All tools & training will be provided (after signing a waiver). No children under the age of eighteen for this workday. Please notify event leader of any medical conditions. Please bring your own food & water, eye protection is required, work gloves, sturdy shoes, sun screen, long sleeves & pants are highly recommended. *This event subject to last minute postponement/cancellation due to winter weather. Check for updates here. Please R.S.V.P. to [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 Trailhead). A Forest Adventure Pass is not required required at Penny Pines.

  • Location Change!!!! Beginner Friendly Ride - Peñasquitos Canyon

    NEW LOCATION!!!!!!! Sorry for the short notice, but Vail Lake Campground is full for the Easter Holiday, and not allowing day use riders. We're moving the ride to Peñasquitos Canyon. Water & helmets are mandatory! Please arrive early to sign the waiver, set-up your bike, and chat with your buddies. Routes are being planned, so hopefully we'll have those updated later today, but plan on a fun day on the trails!! Directions: From the 15, exit at Mercy Road and head west. Turn right on Black Mountain, and left at the light on Canyonside Park Drive. Drive past the baseball fields and park in the dirt lot by the Ranch House. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Los+Peñasquitos+Ranch+House/@[masked],[masked],17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xd4e1352a3bd6a3fa!8m2!3d[masked]!4d[masked]

  • Trail Work: Black Widow

    Black Widow Trail Work

    We will continue working rock on the rock roll and placing the pavers on turn #2. The rock needs to be sourced so bodies will be needed. The pavers are staged above turn one and need to be hiked about 50 yards to the work site. We can use your help this Saturday! What to bring: Signed Waiver - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BomV8--CrVxsnxGf1k8sJhmlmY7aGkum/view?usp=sharing Sturdy shoes Gloves Eye protection Water What we provide: Tools Training and oversight Light snacks Post event refreshments