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This is a second public access plan meeting put on by the County of San Diego Parks and Recreation. Your attendance is vital at this meeting to show support for trails and express your interest in new trails, reroutes and connections.

Read additional background information on the Public Access Plan HERE. 


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3/28/20196:00pm to 8:00pmBen Stone

Monthly SDMBA Advocacy Committee meetings are generally on the 1st Monday of the month, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The Advocacy Committee is focused on presenting opportunities and discussing issues involved in  opening/creating multi-use trails and bike parks throughout San Diego.

The monthly Advocacy Meeting is run by the SDMBA Vice President and Committee Chair, Ben Stone. The agenda will cover what’s happening with the local trails, what SDMBA is working on and usually a guest speaker or two. 

Please RSVP, and indicate if you would also like to join in for food and drinks. Bring $8 for the food kitty, $2 for the beer kitty. SDMBA membership is not required, but encouraged!

If you have any issues you want to talk about, please contact to BenS (at)

Meetings held on second floor at 4499 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123

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4/1/20196:00pm to 8:00pmBen Stone

April 6, 2019! 
Fluff up that grass skirt and get your TIKI on at this SDMBA signature event! 

Registration will open to the public on  January 18, 2019.  Current members will receive an email invitation to register before event is open to the public.
Membership is highly encouraged.  Join or Renew HERE.

The SDMBA team is hard at work planning the 2019 edition with more surprises than ever including the first ever "Half Arch" Ride!  The finish line 'luau' at Green Flash Brewing Co.  will be the best ever with the fun overflowing in the parking lot with more food, vendors, and cold beverages! A most epic opportunity drawing will send some lucky 'ohana' home with goodies.  Families, friends and cheering squads are invited to join in the fun! 

"Full Arch" Ride:  Riders will meander their way from San Elijo Park to Green Flash Brewing Co. in Mira Mesa,  experiencing a variety of terrain through the open spaces of central San Diego County. The point-to-point route will cover just short of 50 miles and almost 5000 feet of climbing and is a serious endeavor route and participants must train for it to be physically able to handle this extreme level of physical challenge. Start logging those miles now.  Three fully stocked aid stations will be at approximately mile 12, 22, and 34. 

"Half Arch" Ride:  A "pint-sized" version of the classic covering approximately 20 miles and 2500 feet of elevation gain starting at Sun Devil Way at Black Mountain Open Space Park, hitting up aid station #3 at Black Mountain Community Park (at approximately mile 6) and continuing on to Green Flash Brewing Company along the traditional Full Arch Route. 

Full Arch Ride $95.00
Half Arch Ride $75.00

Includes: ride entry, ride support at start locations and aid stations, 1 lunch ticket, 1 Green Flash beer ticket, 1 opportunity drawing ticket, and custom Arch Ride 2019 Sock Guy Socks!

All participants: 

  • Both routes are point-to-point. Plan transportation, carpools and transportation accordingly. SDMBA does not provide shuttles for this event.
  • This route passes through many different trails jurisdictions which are almost all for non-motorized transport only. This means that e-bikes are not permitted for use on the Arch Ride.
  • As a registered participant you will receive an email on Thursday, April 4 with a route description and map files. We do not publicize the route ahead of time although much of it is rideable year round, weather permitting. Much of the "Full Arch" route is similar to the last few years with a few surprises thrown in.  We have special permission on this day only to pass through certain sections of private property to complete this specific Archipelago route.
  • Any minors 18 or under, need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian on the entire route. 
Limited Shuttle Rides from Green Flash to start locations offered by The Beaten Path. $25 per ride with 20% coming back to SDMBA.   See details and sign up.

MEMBERSHIP: SDMBA membership is highly encouraged but not required.  JOIN or RENEW HERE.  Any questions regarding membership status

VOLUNTEERS: It takes a tiki village to run this event. If you would like to volunteer to help please email

Thanks to these sponsors for their support of this event:
Jenson USA
Zoic Clothing
Bonnici Law Group
Ellsworth Bicycles

Proceeds from this fundraising bike ride will go to some of our conservation partners that help preserve and protect our open spaces. Without these conservation partners we would not have these natural places to ride. Funds will also be directed to further SDMBA’s mission to provide networks of sustainable trails and bike parks, and provide mountain bikers and other non-motorized trail users with recreational, athletic and educational opportunities.


Sponsorship opportunities?

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4/6/20197:00am to 3:00pm

The monthly Board Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Mission Trails Regional Park, Visitor’s Center Library.  
Board meetings are open to the public.  Please come and share your thoughts.  Public comments are first on the agenda.  

SDMBA is  a group of volunteers who dedicate their time to giving mountain bikers in San Diego County a voice in land access decisions. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. 


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4/17/20197:00pm to 8:30pmKevin Loomis

California Trails & Greenways provides high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural, and backcountry trail professionals.  Join leading trail experts for training and discussions on the latest advances in trail design, construction, maintenance, interpretation, volunteerism, and management. Explore new, collaborative opportunities and engage in productive, meaningful, and inspiring dialog.

A great chance for volunteers, land managers, planners and those interested in our open spaces to meet and learn about the issues and opportunities for trails in San Diego and beyond.  

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 Laurel Harkness

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