What we're about

The San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) is a nonprofit, volunteer driven organization representing the interests of off-road cyclists and other trail users in San Diego County. SDMBA's goal is to unite mountain bike riders, retailers and manufacturers to speak with a coordinated and responsible voice in dealing with other trail users, land managers and policy makers.

Our volunteer activities and events have been severely impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic. We are working with our partners and land managers to get extra protocols in place for our 20-21 work season which should begin in the early fall.

We also like to get out to improve our trails and to ride......join us!

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

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Upcoming events (4)

San Dieguito River Park

Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead

Our ride this Saturday takes us to the south shore of Lake Hodges and Highland Valley. The network of trails is mainly single track with not much elevation change. Some obstacles may require easy navigation but nothing more than the skill and fitness rating. Highland Valley is a nice, fast flowing single track with little to no obstacles. The return ride through Mule Hill is flat double track, cross country mountain biking. Frequent stops to regroup and trail forks. Mid ride break, bring something to gnaw on.

*Bring a mask to wear as needed.

Meetup at Sunset Dr. dirt parking area across from the Storage facility. Please arrive early to allow time for all to sign waiver.

SKILL AND FITNESS RATING SYSTEM

Ensuring our Riders are matched with adventures appropriate for their experience, skill level, fitness level, and interests, is most important to us.

It is expected that in any group of similar skilled Riders, there will always be the fittest rider or the most skilled rider, and subsequently, there is always the opposite, within reason of course in a similar skilled group.

We ask all of our Riders to understand our adventures are designed as a group ride, not a race, nor a private guided experience.

Ride Skill Level:

SKILL LEVEL 4 - STRONG NOVICE

Your dedication to mountain biking has led you to your first handful of rides on real singletrack. You enjoy the smooth mellow singletrack, although often the trees feel too tight, the climbs come too quick to shift and have you walking, and the obstacles have you a bit surprised as you did not even know people ride right over logs!

Ride Fitness Level:

FITNESS LEVEL 3

You are capable of 2 hours of pedal time in a day at a relaxed pace, as long as there are several breaks.
Riding for multiple days in a row sounds daunting, but you could handle 2 or 3 days of it at no more than 2 hours of pedal time per day.
You can handle one or two easy climbs up to 330 ft. total.
You exercise on average 2 hours per week (including riding a mountain bike).

Trail Maintenance: Mount Laguna - Gatos Ravine WITH EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!!

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 a bike work stand to be given away at the end of our trail work year (late October/early November).

***********This bike work stand 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 Laguna/Noble trail work 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!

We can only have 4 pre-registered volunteers at this event as per Forest Service directive. We hope to increase participation as the Forest Service opens things up more.

Location: Agua Dulce trail head off Sunrise Hwy via Wooded Hill turn out, Adventure pass required.

We will be closing off short cuts, narrowing widened trails and cleaning out drains just downhill from the Chico Ravine connector. We will be moving very heavy logs and heavier rocks to control water flow and drainage issues.

If you have seen the work we have done, then you know. If you have ridden Gatos lately, then you know.

Bring bicycle, own snacks and water, work gloves, protective eyewear, covered footwear. We will ride to work site, swag, snacks after.

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
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]

Trail Maintenance - Upper Noble Canyon Trail off of Penny Pines

Penny Pines Trailhead

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 a bike work stand to be given away at the end of our trail work year (late October/early November).

***********This bike work stand 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!

We will be clearing the brush from the Upper Noble Canyon Trail near Penny Pines trail head.

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 June 27. 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 12 noon; 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.

Trail Maintenance - Big Laguna Trail off of Penny Pines

Penny Pines Trailhead

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 a bike work stand to be given away at the end of our trail work year (late October/early November).

***********This bike work stand 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!

We will be clearing the brush from the Big Laguna Trail near Penny Pines trail head.

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 July 11. 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.

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