San Diego Mountain Biking Association - Event Information - San Diego Mountain Biking Association

Event Name:
SDMBA Mount Laguna Trail Fest presented by ZOIC

Event Type(s):
Mount Laguna Trail Fest


Update 10/1/2018
*All Full Festival Passes and Day Passes are sold out.  
***Absolutely no Walk Up registrations for this event


An intimate gathering of our trail loving friends riding rad bikes, sitting by the fire, sleeping in tents, and sharing good times presented by ZOIC Clothing.  Ride the beautiful rolling meadows and woods of Big Laguna Trail with a guided group or explore on your own. Try a demo bike from a variety of manufacturers including Ellsworth, Eminent, Trek, Ibis, Giant/LIV and Turner.  Join in the Scavenger Hunt and explore the meadow like never before.  Arrange shuttles with friends to hit Noble Canyon or experience the complete loop with a climb back up Indian Creek. Sit in the shade and soak in the Mount Laguna vibes at El Prado Group Camp with a cold Big Laguna Trail Ale from Rouleur Brewing.  

This event is expected to sell out very quickly so don’t delay.  We have a very limited capacity for this event based on camping space and parking.
Registration to open in late July with priority given to SDMBA members. Registration closes on October 1, 2018 or when we sell out.  

Participants can choose from the following options:
Full Festival Pass ($150)  that includes two nights of camping and all included activities and other fun!  
Day Tripper Pass ($75)  that will include everything except camping whether you come for one day or all three. 
Kids Full Festival or Day Pass ($20) 13-18 yrs old
Kids under 12 FREE


CAMPING: Camping is included in a Full Festival Pass for Friday and Saturday nights.  We hope you will stay with us both nights.  Please let us know on the registration form, which nights you plan to camp at El Prado Campground. Space is limited so tent camping will be the way to go. All camping in El Prado is first come, first served in designated group camp areas.  Vans or small campers are acceptable but there is no room for motor homes or trailers in El Prado Campground for this event.  

PARKING:  Parking is very limited at El Prado Campground & REQUIRES a parking pass that will be supplied to all registrants by SDMBA upon check in.  No cars can enter El Prado Campground without a parking pass.  Day pass holders will need to arrange to park off site and bike in to El Prado Campground.  Carpooling highly encouraged. 

Check for updates on the SDMBA Facebook Event Page

Your registration includes the following:  
*Manufacturer Demos from TREK Superstores, Ibis BicyclesEminent Cycles, Ellsworth BicyclesTurner, Giant/LIV (Please bring a valid ID for Bike Demos)
*Camping (Full Festival Pass only) - Exclusive use of El Prado Group Campground by permit of the US Forest Service
*Guided rides for all levels and all ages   
*Scavenger Hunt Ride on Saturday with prizes
*FREE Clinics with Ninja MTB Performance Coaches (Sign up for clinics available during registration process; one per participant while available)
*Friday night campfire with movies and S’mores by ZOIC/Saturday night campfire with music by Just Jimmy
*Optional Community service/trail work on Saturday morning
*"Tacos in the Trees Dinner" on Saturday provided by SDMBA
*BLT Brunch on Sunday provided by REI
*Coffee available for purchase from Leap Coffee
*Lots of Camp Fun!  

Sign ups for some activities such as scavenger hunt, guided rides, night rides, community service project, corn hole tournament and more will happen on site.


Tentative Schedule:

Mount Laguna Trail Fest Daily Schedule

*subject to change

Friday, October 12

12 - 8 PM  Check- in

12 - 5 PM  Demo Bikes available

2 - 4 PM  Ninja Clinic - Fundamentals Co Ed (FULL)

2 - 4 PM  Ninja Clinic - Fundamentals Women Only  (FULL)

3 - 4:30 PM  Guided Ride - Beginner (15 riders)

3 - 4:30 PM  Guided Ride - Intermediate ( 15 riders)

4 - 6 PM  Julian Beer Company - Beer and Pizza tastings

5- 9 PM   Rouleur Beer Booth OPEN

7 - 8:30 PM  Guided Night Ride (15 Riders)

7 - 9:30 PM  Campfire and ZOIC  Movie Night + S’mores

Quiet time 10 PM - 6 AM

Saturday, October 13

7-10 AM Check in

7 - 8 AM  Bicycle WareHouse Snack Shack

7 - 9 AM Leap Coffee for purchase

8-11:30 AM  Trail Work

9 AM - 5 PM  Demo Bikes Available

9 AM  Scavenger Hunt Begins

8 AM - 12 PM  Guided Ride Advanced (15 riders)

9 - 11:30 PM  Guided Ride - Intermediate (15 riders)

9:30 AM - 11 AM  Guided Ride - Beginner (15 riders)

11 - 11:30 AM  Kids Make your own Name Plate - Bicycle Warehouse

11:45 AM - 12:15  PM Fix a Flat Clinic - Bicycle Warehouse

1 - 2 PM  Kids Skills Course and Ride - Bicycle Warehouse

2 - 4 PM Ninja Clinic - High Speed Cornering  (FULL)

3 - 4:30 PM  Guided Ride - Beginner (15 riders)

3 PM Scavenger Hunt Results Due

4:30 PM  Corn Hole Tournament presented by ZOIC

5 - 9 PM Rouleur Brewing Beer Trailer

5 - 7 PM  Tacos in the Trees Dinner

7 PM  Opportunity Drawing

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Campfire and Live Music with Just Jimmy

10:00 PM - 6 AM Quiet Hours

Sunday October 14
8-10 AM Check in

7 - 8 AM  Bicycle WareHouse Snack Shack

7 - 9 AM Leap Coffee for purchase

9 - 11 AM  Ninja Clinic - Mini Jumping Clinic  (Full)

9 AM - 12 PM  Demo Bikes Available

10:30 AM  - 12 PM REI BLT Brunch Station

11 - 1 p.m.  Rouleur Beer Trailer (supplies limited)

3 PM All campers packed up, cleaned up  and gone!

The proceeds from this event will be used to support the trail improvements and new trail development in the Mount Laguna Recreation Area in partnership between SDMBA and  the Cleveland National Forest. SDMBA operates under permit on the Cleveland National Forest.

Event Date:
10/12/2018 - 10/14/2018

Event Time:
Check in 12:00 p.m. Friday/checkout at 3 p.m. on Sunday

El Prado Campground - Mount Laguna Recreation Area
Laguna Meadow Road
Mount Laguna, CA 91948

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