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What It Means To Be A SDMBA Member

  • Supporting advocacy efforts for new trails, existing trail improvements, and bike parks
  • Funding trail restoration, maintenance, planning, and development projects
  • Supporting operating costs including trail equipment, tools, insurance, planning, and staff
  • Training and rewarding, and nourishing our hardworking trail volunteers
  • Planning events including the Arch Ride, Mt. Laguna Trail Fest, and kids friendly events
  • Playing your part in building a legacy of legal trails in San Diego County

Simply put, we could not do this without our members, volunteers, and donors; the lifeblood of our organization. Thank you!




Mission

The San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and improving sustainable trail access for mountain biking in San Diego County. Formed in 1994, SDMBA is one of the largest regional trail advocacy organizations in the US with more than 1,700 members. Below is a list of recent accomplishments and ongoing projects. The support of our members, donors, and volunteers makes all of this amazing progress possible. More trails for all! The San Diego Mountain Biking Association works on a wide variety of advocacy and efforts to improve trail access throughout the County of San Diego. 

Efforts in 2022  include: 

  • Anticipating approval of the Mount Laguna Trails Restoration Plan which includes new trails, reroutes and adopting non-system trails into the trails plan 

  • Long term advocacy efforts for new trails and improvements at Black Mountain Open Space Park, Daley Ranch, Sycamore/Goodan Ranch, Sweetwater Reservoir Loop Trail, Otay Valley Regional Park, Boulder Oaks, US Fish and Wildlife San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, various trans-county connections and more

  • Ongoing Trail improvements in Chula Vista as part of the Rice and Snake Canyon Loop Trail Pilot Program (including eight bridges) and continuing work with the city on additional trail approvals

  • Working with the City of San Diego on trail improvements across all parks and open spaces most recently in the Tri Canyons area including the installation of five new bridges.

  • Advisory role on a new trail project with the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians and Global Action Sports Solutions 

  • Bike Park development and planning with many jurisdictions around the county 

  • Track maintenance and improvement at Sweetwater Bike Park

  • Trail Bell Program ongoing at Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, Black Mountain Open Space Park, San Dieguito River Park, Elfin Forest and the Cleveland National Forest

  • Monitoring expanding ebike access from various agencies and jurisdictions such as the County of San Diego and the City of San Marcos

  • Advocating for the finalization of several trail segments to be open to mountain bikes in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park which were approved in the General Plan in 2015

  • Continuing Trail Education/Etiquette efforts to our trails community including collaborations with the equestrian community 

  • Mountain Bike Trail Challenge project with the County of San Diego

  • Following and supporting legislation that is supportive of trail development as a member of the California Mountain Biking Coalition including AB1789     

  • Engagement on the Chaparral Pacific Crest National Monument Proposal with Outdoor Alliance and other partners

  • Joining with our community partners such as Girlz Gone Riding and Sprockids to make cycling in San Diego more accessible and equitable for all people 

  • Continually increasing the capacity of our professional staff for trail building and maintenance to include mechanized construction, needs assessment, mapping, and conservation crew supervision.

  • Our top priority always is advocating for more legal trails for all skill levels in San Diego County!


 

The San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) and the San Diego Bicycle Club (SDBC) have teamed up to give you even more access to our local cycling community!  


When you join or renew with either club, you now can add a one-year trial membership to the other club for only $20!


You will get the best of both worlds - Road and Trail - for a great price!  Get access to all that each club has to offer including some awesome members benefits! 


The San Diego Bicycle Club is the largest and oldest bicycle club in San Diego.  The club provides its members and the cycling community with regular rides for all levels and training programs developed by seasoned cyclists with both racing and coaching experience.


The San Diego Mountain Biking Association is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and improving sustainable trail access for mountain biking in San Diego County. Formed in 1994, SDMBA plans and implements trail maintenance and building projects with various land managers and brings our community together through fun rides and events.