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CCSD Special Offer for SDMBA Members
2 Free Spots and 50% off CCSD MTB Training Camp!

SDMBA newest sponsor, Cycling Camp San Diego (CCSD, is offering two free spots in their January 21st Beginner's MTB Camp to SDMBA members, a $99 value. Any additional SDMBA members will receive 50% off, a $50 value. The one day camp will involve 20-25 miles of riding in the San Diego mountains. Ascend more than 3900 feet with 13 miles of single track! Cover basic bike handling skills, such as climbing, cornering, descending; plus gain tips on bike maintenance and preparation, and on-the-bike nutritional strategies.

CCSD is committed to providing its clients with the best winter training experience possible, with a strict emphasis on the bike.

Additional road and mountain camps dates can be found at http://www.cyclingcampsandiego.com/camp_dates.html

Email SDMBA Membership, for event sign up information.

 
Bicycle Dreams - San Diego Movie Screening

We're helping promote biking in all forms to get people pedaling! Here's an inspiration to get you to do just that:

Date: Thursday, February 2nd 7 p.m.

Location: San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) - 1649 El Prado San Diego, Ca 92101

Fee: Advance: $11, At the Door: $15 (Cash Only)

With the SDCBC, we invite members and friends to attend a screening of the movie, Bicycle Dreams. Bicycle Dreams documents the high's and low's of the Race Across America ( http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/raam/raam.php?N_webcat_id=1 )

For general or sponsorship questions about the event, please contact Mariel Berry, Development Coordinator, at 858.248.0664 or marielberry@sdcbc.org.

TRAILER: http://bicycledreamsmovie.com/trailer.html

EDIT: Forgot the link:http://www.imathlete.com/events/bicycledreams

 
SDMBA Awarded REI Grant for Fourth Year in a Row.

The San Diego Mountain Biking Association is once again the recipient of a generous grant from the REI. This is the fourth year in a row that the SDMBA has received this grant.

Last year we used the grant to continue the SDMBA's mission of trail stewardship and volunteerism in our community. Here's how the grant helped us:

We were able to continue our Bear Bell Program and help it spread throughout the area. Find out more about the Bear Bell Program here. We purchased multiple copies of IMBA's books "Trail Solutions" and "Managing Mountain Biking." We give these to our new Liaisons so they can learn the ins and outs of trail construction and also to area land managers. You will find these books in the offices of agencies including the County of San Diego, State Parks, USFS, San Diego City Parks, CDFG, City of Carlsbad, City of Escondido, City of Poway etc. Many of you have seen the new SDMBA event canopy around town. Yep, REI's grant helped pay for that too. We added some needed tools to the our toolbox including clinometers, Dig EZ pick shovels, rakes, tampers and hoes along with a test model of a backpack water sprayer. We are continually testing new tools and methods to build and maintain local trails and the REI grant makes it possible for us to stay up to date and well equipped.

The other half of our grant went to the Educational Discovery Institute. In cooperation with EDI SDMBA volunteers helped area 4th, 5th and 6th graders get in touch with nature by helping them reroute two trails at Crestridge Ecological Reserve.

Besides the SDMBA local REI grants also help places where we ride and places we'll ride in the future including the San Diego River Park and the San Dieguito River Valley Land Conservancy. They also support the outstanding work of Outdoor Outreach.

We'd like to thank REI for their continued and generous support.

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2012 SDMBA Trail Worker of the Year

Turner Suspension Bikes and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) will be awarding the 2012 "Trail Worker of the Year" a new Turner bike frame. The winner will have choice of size and color and model, either a Flux, 5.Spot, or Sultan. Click here for details.

 
The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation Funds SDMBA Trail Building for Second Year.

The San Diego Mountain Biking Association is the recipient of a generous grant from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation again this year. Last year we used the contribution to the Trail Building Fund to bolster both the SDMBA toolbox and to help supply area "strike crews."

Here's a summary of how last year's contribution helped us.

With the recent more normal rainfalls we've encountered more need for brushing our trails. With agency budgets down the SDMBA is ready to step in with hand tools including pruners, loppers and saws along with our first gas powered trimmer--a professional model that helps us get more done with fewer person-hours. We purchased a heavy duty hand truck which is working to move large rock with the Mission Trails Regional Park Strike Crew and we outfitted the Tecolote-Tri-Canyons Strike Crew with tools.

A Bob trailer is making the rounds and our Expert Trail Designer Richard Julien gives it a big thumbs up. The Bob is a one wheeled trailer that connects to a mountain bike. This allows a crew to get up to 70 pounds of gear into remote areas and we save a lot of time if we can ride in to an area instead of hike.

Finally we purchased a couple pair of "snake gaiters" which protect our trail designers from snake bite while we're out reconning trail and flagging new trail designs. We have it on good authority that once you've been tagged by a rattle snake you don't really want to jump back in the long grass without some kind of protection.

The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by nurturing artistic and scientific creativity, and by supporting innovative solutions to humanitarian, educational and environmental problems. Find out more about the Foundation here.

 

 
New SDMBA Forum

Visit the SDMBA FORUM to join an online community of San Diego riders.

The SDMBA Forum is intended to be a family-friendly online resource where you can interact with members of SDMBA. The Forum will primarily provide information about trails, SDMBA activities (work parties, events, rides, etc.),as well as, mountain biking advocacy. This will be a resource where you can learn about the SDMBA's Progressive Riders Organization and their latest efforts for building a bike park and advocating for progressive riding opportunities in and around San Diego.

Once you become a member of this forum you can organize or join a group ride; Volunteer for events and trailwork; Learn about new riding areas; Post up pictures and tales of your latest adventure; Sell your extra bike parts; Share tips and techniques; and create general camaraderie with other like minded individuals here in San Diego.

This forum is open to everyone not just SDMBA members. Visit our forum and join today to start participating in the new hub for San Diego Mountain Biking.

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Volunteer Appreciation Party Honors Volunteers

Starting with a ride in the beautiful Mission Trails area the SDBMA's annual VAP was our way of saying, "Thank you" to our outstanding volunteers. With support of our fine sponsors Bike Bling, Clif Bar, Cal Coast Bicycles, Zoic Clothing, North of the Border Bikes, Stone Brewing Company, Epic Action Video Cam, Prana, BRC Bike Shop, MTBtreads.com and Turner Bikes we rewarded our top volunteers with tons of swag and a bike frame.

The top awards went too: Sue Alexander: The President's Wind Beneath My Wings Award Social Committee VOTY: Sue Juliean and Christine Maciulla Tour de Fat VOTY: Jason Liebrecht Advocacy Committee VOTY: Russell Boggs Bike Park Committee VOTY: Jason L. Showalter SDMBA/NMBP VOTY: Gyan Penrose-Kafka Marketing/Membership Committee VOTY: Brian Nixon Rookie of the Year: Timoni Slusher Liaison of the Year: Evan Sollberger

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