Past Projects and Accomplishments
- Bike Tool Stations supported by REI
- Bike Park Development
- Bell Box Program - Borrow a bell to support Trail Etiquette.
- Advocacy, Maintenance and trail improvement projects are ongoing at:
- Trail Crew Leader Training - Each year SMDBA holds classroom and training sessions to teach best practices in sustainable trail building and maintenance. Two 2 day trainings held during the 2019-20 season with over 25 participants.
- Youth and education program partnership with San Diego Sprockids
- Sweetwater Bike Park opened on January 4, 2020
- Over 40 trail work days in the 2019-20 trail season. In the past three years, over 8000 trail work hours have been logged by over 600 individual volunteers. Volunteers have also contributed an average of 5000 hours annually helping with special events, rides, educational events, advocacy efforts, etc.
- Over 120 community events each year including the Archipelago Ride and the Mount Laguna Trail Fest.
- Black Mountain Open Space trail development including Black Widow Trail
- 1 mile of new trail built at Pacific Highlands Ranch in partnership with Pardee Homes
- Del Mar Mesa Loop Connectors including Deer Canyon.
- 2019 Mission Trails Regional Park Master Plan Update approved by City Council. Priorities for trail development in planning.
- 2019 California Trails and Greenways Conference in San Diego- SDMBA supported this annual event which attracts trail professionals and dedicated volunteers from around the state to share best practices and provide networking opportunities.
- 2020 County of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department Community Member of the Year
- 2019 San Diego County Bicycle Coalition Golden Gear Award - Advocate of the Year
- 2017 Trail Stewardship Summit hosted by SDMBA and the County of San Diego
- 2016 Tijuana River Valley - Access was authorized for cyclists on over 15 miles of existing trail that was previously closed to bikes.
- Grants received from REI, the County of San Diego, the National Environmental Education Foundation and others have allowed SDMBA to increase capacity and effectiveness. Recent grants are supporting US Forest Service plans, various bike park projects, bike tool stations, and the purchase of a motorized wheelbarrow and a mini excavator.