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

Event Name:
2019 Archipelago Ride

Event Type(s):
Archipelago Ride

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

Registration is closed!  Thank you

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.


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Event Date:

Event Time:
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Pacific

Green Flash Brewing - Finish Venue
6550 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92121

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