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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!

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Upcoming events (4+)

Balboa Park Beginner Ride

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Welcome to the Beginner ride at Balboa Park! This group is geared towards new riders getting comfortable with their mountain bike and dirt trails. Also for the riders returning to the trails and need to get their fitness back or want to explore new trails.

We will meet in the parking lot (see the map) and ride out to the trails together.

This is a no-drop, beginner paced ride around some of the best trails Balboa Park has to offer with time to work on some basic skills. The ride is from 5pm - 6:30pm, with frequent stops to regroup and to work on skills. Average distance is 5 - 8 miles with ~200ft elevation gain.

Please NO e-bikes. This group is geared for new or beginner mountain bikers and e-bikes tend to be intimidating and discouraging.

Mountain biking can be a dangerous sport, and learning new skills can be challenging. Always wear a helmet, bring plenty of water and if any part of the trail is above your ability and/or comfort zone it is okay to walk it.

All participants need to complete the SDMBA waiver at least once every 6 months. SDMBA Waiver

The ride is lead by Karen St.Germain.

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change in location! Trail Maintenance - Brush cutting Upper Noble Canyon

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 bike pedals to be given away at the end of our trail work year 2022 (late October/early November).

***********One Up flat bike 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!
We will be cutting back the brush on the Upper Noble Canyon Trail. It will be hot.

BRING YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE AS WE WILL RIDE TO THE TRAIL WORK SITE AFTER WE PARK.

Meet at the turnout past the second road crossing of the Noble Canyon Trail at 8:00 am. It is a flat dirt clearing adjacent to the paved road. Look for Brian Suzuki who will be driving a gray Toyota Tacoma with SDMBA trail work signs leaning against the car.

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

Please bring your own food & water, eye protection is required, gloves, long sleeves & pants are highly recommended. Plan accordingly for flies.
Directions: Take Interstate 8 east to the Sunrise Highway (S1) exit; continue north past Penny Pines trail head. Turn left in approximately 1/2 mile at the next paved left (Pine Creek Road). Stay on Pine Creek Road for approximately 2 miles. The paved road is in extremely poor condition in some spots. Park at the flat dirt turnout.

====>>>>> A Forest Adventure Pass is not required at the second road crossing.

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]

MAPLINK:https://www.google.com/maps/place/Penny+Pines+Trailhead/@32.9058423,-116.4588829,19.5z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x80d97f1afc44942f:0x1e0824d74fd916a7!8m2!3d32.9058923!4d-116.4574975

Please notify event leader of any medical conditions.

R.S.V.P. closes 24 hours before start of event.

Balboa Park Beginner Ride

Needs a location

Welcome to the Beginner ride at Balboa Park! This group is geared towards new riders getting comfortable with their mountain bike and dirt trails. Also for the riders returning to the trails and need to get their fitness back or want to explore new trails.

We will meet in the parking lot (see the map) and ride out to the trails together.

This is a no-drop, beginner paced ride around some of the best trails Balboa Park has to offer with time to work on some basic skills. The ride is from 5pm - 6:30pm, with frequent stops to regroup and to work on skills. Average distance is 5 - 8 miles with ~200ft elevation gain.

Please NO e-bikes. This group is geared for new or beginner mountain bikers and e-bikes tend to be intimidating and discouraging.

Mountain biking can be a dangerous sport, and learning new skills can be challenging. Always wear a helmet, bring plenty of water and if any part of the trail is above your ability and/or comfort zone it is okay to walk it.

All participants need to complete the SDMBA waiver at least once every 6 months. SDMBA Waiver

The ride is lead by Karen St.Germain.

15th Annual Bike The Bay - Volunteers Needed!

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Bike the Bay Live and in person! We need volunteers to support the Off Road Option at Otay River Valley and also at the Beer Garden at the Finish Line at Embarcadero Marina South.

Please review the available slots at our Sign Up Genius Page!

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