Thanks to everyone for coming out and to our sponsors for helping us make this event, and more, happen!
Archipelago Ride 2012 is now history.
And what a ride it was! Great job to all the riders that completed this tough course and who support SDMBA in the pursuit of better trails for San Diego. Thanks to all the volunteers who sacrificed their riding time to make this event happen.Thanks to all the sponsors who believe in SDMBA and give generously to strengthen our mountain biking community.
Order your Archipelago Ride 2012 Jerseys NOW!
The Squadra on-line store will be taking orders now until May 1st! Get your Limited Edition 2012 Archipelago Jersey to commemorate the ride! And for every $35 jersey sold, Squadra will donate $10 to SDMBA. They will be available 6 weeks after the ride. Visit the on-line store at https://store.squadra.us/myquote/enter.php?id=MTQ1MDU= to place your order now.
Thank you: North of the Border Bike Shop, Clif Bar, New Belgium Brewing, Epic Action Video Cam, iMountainBike, ZOIC Clothing, prAna, Loaded Precision Products, SHOEBACCA, SPY Optic, Troy Lee Designs, Cycling Camp San Diego, 661, Squadra, Cool N Fit and the Julien Family.
Open letter to Mountain Bikers
See how cooperation is making things happen! SDMBA is working with rangers to improve access in state parks.
(click on image to go to thread at mtbr.com)
SDMBA Elfin Forest Trailwork
SDMBA Volunteers and OMWD Rangers overhaul a switchback on the Way Up Trail at Harmony Grove Overlook at the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve.
Do you want to get in on the fun and help maintain San Diego's trails? Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming trail work days.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO OPEN THE STOWE TRAIL (SYCAMORE CANYON)
We've been asked by a few of you, "What can I do about the closure of the trail in Sycamore Canyon?" Well after a couple months of meetings with various officials and the fine work of a SDMBA volunteer who happens to be an attorney we've come up with what we think is the best plan of action for now. If something better comes up we'll certainly explore that option too.
SDMBA-PRO hosted a successful and fun photo contest this past December, sponsored by Cal Coast Bicycles and Lagunitas Brewery, that brought out some fantastic photographers. This year's photo contest targeted progressive riding themes analogous to SDMBA-PRO's mission of promoting progressive mountain biking with categories such as “Freeriding” and “Airing it Out.”
The winners of the contest not only won some great prizes (pedals from Canfield Brothers, helmet from SixSixOne, components from Loaded Precision, t-shirts from iMountainBike and Dark Timber, packs from Ellsworth), but their pictures are also featured in the 2012 SDMBA-PRO Calendar! Keep your mountain biking stoke all year long, whether you're at your fridge or at work!
These calendars are FREE! If you'd like one, go to the SDMBA Forum to find out where to grab yours.
CCSD Long MTB Ride Clinic, March 4
CCSD Long MTB Ride Clinic for SDMBA Members
Sunday March 4th, 8AM
Location: Cuyamaca Mtns
Join CCSD on Sunday March 4th for a $10 SDMBA members only skills clinic focusing on training for long mountain bike rides. Time to start training for the 40 mile SDMBA Archipelago ride (4/28)! Work with Mark Rago, a Leadville and La Ruta veteran, who knows how to train for these big events. The clinic and ride will be located near Cuyumaca and start at 8 am and finish around noon. Space is limited so email SDMBA Membership to sign up and get more info.