Press and Media

Himchak, Elizabeth Marie (2021) Rancho Bernardo Girl Scout focuses project on trail safety, San Diego Union Tribune, December 2

Billing, Karen (2021) New Segment of Coast to Crest Trail to Bridge Mission Link, Rancho Santa Fe Review, November 2

Miller, Matt (2021)  SDMBA Rejoinds IMBA 3 Years After Split, Singletracks, June 14

McKinnon, Kacey (2021) The Greg Cox Bike Park opens in Otay Valley Regional Park for Riders of All Ages, KUSI News, May 6

Keltz, Dryw (2021)  What the Pandemic Has Done To San Diego's Trails, San Diego Reader, February 23


Smith, Steve (2020)  Sweetwater Bike Park in Bonita is one of a kind,  10News San Diego, June 24

Pell, Sheila (2020)  Florida Canyon, Mission Trails Bike Path Re-Opened, San Diego Reader, April 21

Scott, Roxanne (2020)  Coronavirus Crisis:  Tips for the Mountain Biker, USA Today, January 8

McMain, Sam (2020) San Diego's First Bike Park Opens, Bike Magazine, January 10

Cox, Lisa (2020)  Building Trust on the Trail, US Fish and Wildlife, January 8

Cook, Morgan (2020)  Beginners and Pros Alike Can Test Out Bike Skills at New Bonita Park, January 4

County’s Largest Bike Track Opens in Sweetwater Regional Park,  NBC 7, January 5 

Saunders, Mark County's First Bike Skills Park Opens in Bonita,  10 News ABC, January 4 

County of  San Diego (2020) Hundreds Celebrate New Bike Park Opening in the South County, January 4


2019 Why San Diego's Riding Scene is Finally On the Rise, Bike Magazine, November 18

Graham, Marty (2019) Trail cancellation shocks mountain biking association, San Diego Reader, September 6

Hernandez, David (2019) County Breaks Ground on Bike Park in Sweetwater Summit Park in Bonita San Diego Union Tribune, May 23

Stickney, R. (2019) County's First Bike Park Slated to Open Later this Year NBC 7 San Diego, May 10

Simeral, Christy (2019) County's First Bike Park is Coming to South Bay Fox 5 San Diego, May 10

Stiles, Shawn (2019) Barbed Wire Found on Lake Hodges Trail. CBS 8, April 2.

Keltz, Dryw (2019) Rancho Guejito Opens its Doors to San Diego Mountain Bikers. San Diego Reader, March 25


Luke, Steven (2018) Local Bike Association paves the way for new trail at Black Mountain Open Space Park, NBC 7

Stiles, Shawn (2018) Trails to Adventure video, CBS 8.

Keltz, Dryw(2018) Twenty Miles of Bike Trails for PamoValley, San Diego Reader, 27 June.

Brennan, Deborah (2018)  Conservancy Removes Illegal Bike Trail that Marred Wildlife Preserve, April 20

Heil, Greg (2018) San Diego Mountain BikeAssociation Finally Leaves IMBA. Singletracks, 3 April.

Cullins, Scott (2018) San Diego Chapter Cuts Ties with IMBA. Wasatch Rider, 2 April.

Graham, Marty (2017) Mountain Bikers Fret over Office Complex Called Torrey Highlands Preserve. San Diego Reader, 9 July.

Leonard, Tod. (2017) Trail Blazers: Mountain Biking's Popularity Growing at a Fast Clip. San Diego Union Tribune, 25 June.

Alford, Abbie(2017) Popular Carlsbad Trails May Soon be Off Limits. CBS 8 San Diego, 10 June.

Keltz, Dryw. (2017) Fish and Wildlife Squeeze Bikers from Carlsbad's Lake Calavera. San Diego Reader, 5June.

Ingersoll, Tim (2017) The New Face of San Diego Mountain Biking. San Diego Magazine, 1May.

Pursel, R. (2017)1 Year After Confiscating 45 Mountain Bikes, Marines to Reopen Disputed Trail. Grind TV, 30 March.

Stalmer, J. (2017) Miramar Marines to reopen Stowe Trail for bikes. San Diego Reader, 20 March.

Perlman, K. (2017) Santee, Marines, county team up to allow Stowe Trail access?. San Diego Union Tribune, 3 March.


Ortega, T. (2016) IMBA Panel Critiques Wilderness Access Strategies. MountainFlyer Magazine, 26 November. Available at:

Garcia, D. (2016) MCAS Miramar to soon allow bicyclists on trial. CBS 8. Available at:

Graham, M. (2016) Mountain bikers allowed on Miramar? Affirmative. San Diego Reader, 26 Aug. Available at:

Billing, K. (2016) Developer, cyclists connect to build new Del Mar Mesa trail. Del Mar Times, 30 May. Available at:

CW6 News Team (2016) Explore Mission Trails Day. CW6 San Diego, 18 May. Available at:

Ingersoll, T. (2016) Archipelago: The Ultimate San Diego Mountain Bike Ride. San Diego Magazine, 6 May. Available at:

Montes, S. (2016) San Diegos Great Rides. San Diego City Beat, 19 Apr. Available at:

Keltz, D. (2016) Stay out of East Miramar. San Diego Reader, 13 Apr. Available at:

Billing, K. (2016) Pardee, San Diego Mountain Bike group partner on new trail in Del Mar Mesa. Del Mar Times, 24 Mar. Available at:

Graham, M. (2016) Horse, meet Bike. Bike, Horse. San Diego Reader, 24 Mar. Available at

Alford A. (2016) MCAS Miramar returns confiscated bikes. CBS8, 22 Mar. Available at:

Ojeda, A. (2016) Marines Return Mountain Bikes to Owners. NBC San Diego, 21 Mar. Available at:

Thomas, P. (2016) Mountain Bikers angry with Marines long after crackdown by armed MPs. GrindTV, 7 Mar. Available at

Ojeda, A. (2016) Mountain Bikers in Limbo After Feds Confiscate Bikes. NBC San Diego, 4 Mar. Available at

Goldfarb, K. (2016) 2016 SD Winter Brew Fest Was a Hopping Affair. SocalSessions, 23 Feb. Available at

Audencial, K. and Ponting, B. (2016) Hundreds pack meeting to discuss Marine seizures of mountain bikes. Fox 5 San Diego, 2 Feb. Available at

Alford, A. (2016) Marines confiscating bikes of trespassers on base. CBS8, 1 Feb. Available at

Adams, A (2016) Riders Meet with MCAS Miramar Leader Over Confiscated Bikes. NBC San Diego, 21 Jan. Available at

Thomas, P. (2016) U.S. Marines crack down on trespassers; confiscate 45 mountain bikes. GrindTV, 21 Jan. Available at

Alford, A. (2016) Marines confiscating bikes of trespassers on base. CBS8, 20 Jan. Available at

Singletrack Magazine Staff. (2016) UPDATE: US Military Confiscate Forty-Five Bikes. Singletrack Magazine, 20 Jan. Available at

Graham, M. (2016) Marine strike on bikers. San Diego Reader, 19 Jan. Available at

Winkley, L. (2016) Marines crack down on trail trespassers. San Diego Tribune, 19 Jan. Available at

Mendes, M. (2016) Marines confiscate bikes, hand out tickets near Santee Lakes. ABC 10 News, 18 Jan. Available at


Pisani, P.(2015) Trek Bicycle Superstore owner donates $5,716. Daily Transcript, 7May. Available at

Roadrunner staff.(2015) Valley Center bike park a month away from soft opening. Valley Road Runner, 6May, 10:44. Available at

Formosa, N.(2015) Island hopping in San Diego: The annual Archipelago ride climbs nearly 6,000 feet on a 50-mile course in San Diego's North County. Bike Magazine, 5 May. Available at

Topuzes, M.(2015) Hundreds of mountain bikers complete annual Archipelago Ride. FOX 5 News, 2May. Available at

Graham,M (2015) Trail blazed. Lets ride. Its great what people will do for a free hamburger.San Diego Reader, 3February. Available at

IMBA(2015)The San Diego Airport has some new art! International Mountain Biking Association Facebook update, 7 January.Available at


Santos, R (2014) San Diegans push to build citys first bike park. Channel 10 News, 2 September. Available at

Swain, L (2014) Former mayor Murphy objects to Bat Quarry: Mission trails decides on naming and renaming trails. San Diego Reader, 5 September. Available at

Staahl, D (2014) City removes rogue balboa bike park. San Diego 6 the CW, 3 September. Available at

Swain, L (2014) When horseless, bike: Plans proceed for city-sanctioned BMX park. San Diego Reader, 22 August. Available at

Marshall, H (2014) Deerfield overhaul back on track. Mission Times Courier, 15 August. Available at

Gross, B (2014) San Diego Mountain Biking Association REI Awards. East County Californian, 17 July. Available at

Ruzich, K (2014) Mountain bike skills park coming to VC. Valley Road Runner, 2 July, 11:49 p. 10. Available at

Editor(s) (2014) San Diego Mountain Biking Association stands strong. IMBA Trail News, 27, 1, p. 12. Available at

Ponting, B (2014) Mountain biker protest trail closures. FOX 5 News, 13 January. Available at

Courlee, D (2014) Angry mountain bikers protest at Mission Trails Regional Park Mountain bikers claim theyre being shut out of trails, decisions. Mission Times Courier, 31 January. Available at

Emery, C (2014) Mountain bikers plan ride to protest Mission Trails closures. Outdoor SoCal, n.d.
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Craddick, R (2013) Recreationists react to crackdown on unauthorized trails near Santee : AKA Recreationists (and other endangered species) in Mission Trails Regional Park. Santee Patch, 16 November, 2013. Available at

Courlee, D (2013) Mission Trails battle heats up : Mission Trails users irate over wildlife agencies closure ideas. Mission Times Courier, 25 October. Available at

Editor(s) (2013) United States Fish & Wildlife Service and San Diego Mountain Biking Association creating sustainable trails for east county trail users. East County Magazine, 3 February, p. 10. Available at

Editor(s) (2013) Mountain biking association to help construct new trail Jan. 20 at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge. East County Magazine, 3 February, p. 10. Available at


Editor(s) (2012) San Diego River Park Foundation invites you to save the source March 9 and 10 : Participants from across the county to join to explore and protect the upper San Diego River. East County Magazine, 1 March, p. 10. Available at



Christian De La Rosa (2013)  Feds push city to close part of Mission Trails Park, Fox5 News San Diego September 18

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SAN DIEGO U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are pressuring the city of San Diego to close some of the most popular trails in Mission Trails Regional Park to hikers and mountain bikers.

Mountain bikers protest trail closures, KSWB SAN DIEGO Several hundred mountain bikers paraded through Mission Trails Regional Park Saturday to protest recent trail closures there.  Del Mar Times, April 23

Warth, Gary (2010)  County ready to build first stage of Valley Center Trail, San Diego Union Tribune,  January 8

(2009) Bike association tackles Deer Canyon Cleanup  

Randolf, Ned (2006)  New Trail Opens at Olivenhain Dam, San Diego Union Tribune, September 24

Henry, Barbara (2006) County Debates Future of Flightline Area, San Diego Union Tribune, November 5