Ride the bridge, Bike the Bay! Pedal around the San Diego Bay on August 26, 2018 and enjoy your only opportunity to ride across the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. This non-competitive community bike ride is for riders of all abilities and will take you on a scenic, and primarily flat, ride around the San Diego Bay via the Bayshore Bikeway. Along the way, riders will travel through the surrounding cities of Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City before finishing back at the start/finish line at Embarcadero Marina Park in downtown San Diego.
*NEW Off Road Option* This year we are excited to offer an additional gravel loop option on our route. This optional 8 mile Gravel Loop is hosted by the San Diego Mountain Biking Association! Mountain bikes, hybrids and gravel bikes recommended for this fairly flat 8 mile extra credit loop that jumps right off the Bayshore Bikeway at the west end of Main Street in Chula Vista. Enjoy the trails of Otay River Valley Park before coming back and jumping back on the Bayshore Bikeway towards the finish line. Participants completing this optional route will receive a special patch.
Monthly SDMBA Advocacy Committee meetings are generally on the 1st Monday of the month, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. *September meeting moved back one week due to Holiday.
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) SDMBA.com
Meetings held on second floor at 4499 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123 more info...
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 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
ABSOLUTELY NO WALK UP REGISTRATION AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT.
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.
Your registration includes the following: *Manufacturer Demos from TREK Superstores, Ibis Bicycles, Eminent Cycles, Ellsworth Bicycles, Turner and more (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.
****NO REFUNDS GIVEN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES - ALL EVENTS ARE RAIN OR SHINE****
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.