Top Advocacy and Trail Projects
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 installation of five new bridges.
Advisory role on 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
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 has created the following list of project priorities in around San Diego County with input from our Advocacy Committee, Trail Liaisons, Board Members. Details and updates on these projects will be posted as they are available.