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 helps support maintenance at the Sweetwater Bike Park. There is 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 the Ford Bronco Wild Fund, Fox Factory/Trail Trust Grant as well as from the County 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.
LUISENO BIKE PARK
22000 CA-76, Pauma Valley, CA 92061
See website for all details and updates
Inspired by the Luiseño people’s rich history and connection to the land, the Luiseno Bike Park is a unique mountain biking destination dedicated to fostering a love for the outdoors and the exhilarating sport of mountain biking.
Spread across diverse and rugged terrain, Luiseño Bike Park offers an expansive network of trails designed for riders of all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner finding your balance or an expert rider seeking thrilling descents, their meticulously crafted trails provide an unparalleled biking experience. But Luiseño Bike Park is more than just a bike park; it’s a testament to their commitment to outdoor recreation, environmental stewardship, and the promotion of physical fitness. As they grow, they will continue to enhance the trails, improve the amenities, and promote a safe, inclusive, and fun environment for everyone.
For over a decade, a few passionate trail advocates and riders in San Diego County have envisioned working with local tribes to create mountain biking trail systems to promote recreation and economic opportunities. Over the years, there were a few meetings and some handshakes among some parties but none of the plans were ever brought to fruition. Steve Ford, founder of the local riding group the Gravity Pirates, was one of the advocates who kept the dream alive and is now the operater of the Luiseno Bike Park.
In early March of 2021, talks were revitalized as SDMBA was contacted by a Tribal Council member of the Luiseno Band of La Jolla Indians to inquire about how they might go about adding a mountain bike trail network to their existing amenities at the La Jolla Campground in Pauma Valley. SDMBA staff received introductions to tribal council members and staff, attended virtual and in person council meetings and conducted site visits to help advise and provide mapping, technical assistance and contacts with professional trail contractors.
Even upon our first site visit, it was apparent there was immense potential at the La Jolla Reservation and its amazing topography for something special which would attract riders from around the region and offer the tribe an additional revenue stream. We are thrilled at the opening of the Luiseno Bike Park and wish the tribe the best of luck with this opportunity!
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 2023 and 2024.
- 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 - City currently states ground will break on this project in July 2023 with completion by the spring of 2024. Public meetings were originally held in 2019. Funding of over $175,000 was received as part of Prop. 68. Park to include a kids track, beginner & intermediate pump track, and jump park.