Past Projects and Accomplishments



  • Over 50 volunteer trail work days over the past two seasons despite limitations on Volunteer work due to Covid. In the past three years, over 8000 volunteer hours have been logged by over 500 individual volunteers.  
  • Sweetwater Bike Park opened by the County of San Diego in January 2020 and Greg Cox Bike Park opened by the City of Chula Vista in 2021. 
  • Over 120 community events each year including the Archipelago Ride and the Mount Laguna Trail Fest and volunteer trail work days.
  • 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. 
  • Annual Participation in the California Trails and Greenways Conference and other regional and statewide trail related conferences.
  • 2021 Olivenhain Water District Non-Profit of the Year
  • 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, Athletic Brewing Company, 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, Trail Bell Program and the purchase of a motorized wheelbarrow and a mini excavator.  
Stowe Trail Work
Black Mountain
DMM Appendix
Chollas Creek
Rock House
Cold Spring
Rancho La Costa Preserve Bridge