Bike Skills Parks
SDMBA promotes the sport of cycling for all people of all ages and skills. We believe that one of the best places to do this is at Bike Skills Parks. After over 10 years of advocacy efforts for bike parks in San Diego, there are a few open in the county and more in planning and development.
These next-generation parks are popping up all around the country with great success. Bike Skills Parks promote a healthy, active lifestyle and create a diverse and vibrant community hub. SDMBA advocates have worked for over a decade to bring bike parks to San Diego County! This hard work is finally starting to pay off. See updates below on projects throughout the County.
Find bike parks in your neighborhood and see parks in development at the interactive map below!
SWEETWATER BIKE PARK6057 San Miguel Road, Bonita, CA 91902 MAP LINK
The park is FREE and is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. (Winter Hours) weather permitting. Hours are extended in the summer.
The Sweetwater Bike Park, managed by the County of San Diego, opened on January 4, 2020 with over 1000 riders in attendance. Two public community meetings were held in early 2018 to gather input from the public on this project. The conceptual design has been completed by KTUA and the contract has been awarded to S&B Engineering who will manage the build, and Schneider Grading lent their artistry to the major elements of the park including 2 flow trails, 3 pump tracks, and 3 progressive jump lines.
Park will be closed after rain. Follow the Sweetwater Bike Park FB page & Instagram for up-to-date information.
- Helmets are required
- Park is great for mountain bikes, BMX bikes or Dirt jumpers
- No E-bikes are permitted at the park
SDMBA has committed to raising $10,000 annually to support a part-time County staff position to assist with Bike Park operations. You can contribute directly to that effort HERE. There is also a "Donation Station" parking meter at the park which takes coins or cards!
SDMBA staff and volunteers resurfaced the pumptrack and jumplines using a slurry technique in the fall of 2021. This technique has proven very successful given the wear and tear that happens daily on these features. SDMBA continues to work with the County to schedule this track maintenance in 2023. SDMBA has acquired some funding for this work from a Fox Factory Grant as well as from the Count of San Diego Neighborhood Reinvestment Program.
Sponsorship opportunities are available as well including community event participation, park signage & naming considerations. Contact ExecutiveDirector@sdmba.com for more information.
GREG COX BIKE PARK
325 Rancho Drive Chula Vista, CA 91911 MAP LINK
Open 8 am - Dusk Daily. FREE
This park opened on April 28, 2021, and is managed by the city of Chula Vista. This park was built by the County of San Diego. The park features a kid track, a modular pump track, two jump lines with wooden features leading into a wall ride and one return trail, and a perimeter trail with small drops and rock gardens. *Helmets required
PACIFIC HIGHLANDS RANCH PUMPTRACK
5977 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, 92130 MAP LINK
This is a FREE, concrete-surfaced facility with two progressive pumptracks that is open to bikes and skateboards. Opened in 2019 built by Pardee Homes and is now managed by the City of San Diego.
BIKE SKILLS PARKS IN DEVELOPMENT
- County of San Diego Projects
- Alpine County Park - Public meetings held in 2019 and continue in the fall of 2020. Planning work continues in 2021 and 2022.
- Spring Valley All Wheels Park - public meetings held in the fall of 2020. Predominately a skate park but is designed for bmx, scooters, etc. as well.
- City of Carlsbad
- Veterans Memorial Park - Several public meetings were held in 2018-19 at which SDMBA and the local mountain biking community provided input on the bike park portion of the park. Planning is ongoing. City of Carlsbad project page states that the park will be complete by Spring 2025.
- City of Escondido
- Multiple properties have been considered for bike park-type amenities including Mountain View Park and Jesmond Dene Park.
- In 2020, the City Council approved a plan and funding for the John Masson Memorial Bike Park at Jesmond Dene Park. Planning for implementation is ongoing.
- City of San Marcos
- Bradley Park - Planning and funding are ongoing. Public meetings were originally held in 2019. Funding of over $175,000 was received as part of Prop. 68. Bond funding webpage includes a completion date of June 2024. Park to include a kids track, beginner & intermediate pump track, and jump park.