Recent Accomplishments

Some Recent Accomplishments:
  • New Trail! In the past two years, our volunteers have completed several miles of brand new trail for all of us to enjoy.
    • Black Mountain Open Space Park (City of San Diego): Over 4 miles of new trail including the Manzanita Loop which was completed in February 2017
    • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park: Opened in September of 2015, the Cold Spring Trail features 3 miles of sustainable singletrack increasing connectivity in the park
    • Del Mar Mesa: the ½ mile Appendix has improved connectivity to adjacent trail systems. 4 ½ miles also authorized for bikes that was previously closed.
    • Tijuana River Valley: Access was authorized for cyclists on over 15 miles of trail that was previously closed to bikes.
    • City Heights Urban Trails - 1 mile of trail completed between 54th St. and Euclid Avenue and 1/4 mile of new trail in Swan Canyon in partnership with San Diego Canyonlands and the San Diego Urban Corps
  • Maintenance and trail improvement projects were ongoing at Crestridge Ecological Reserve, Mission Trails Regional Park, Rancho Mission Canyon Park, Noble Canyon/Laguna, Penasquitos Canyon, Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve and more.
  • Volunteers! Organized over 30 trail work days in the 2015-16 trail season, with 280+ volunteers logging 2700+ hours.
  • Bike Tool Stations! 7 stations have been installed around town thanks to a grant from REI. Locations include San Dieguito River Park, Black Mountain (2), Mission Trails Regional Park, Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, Daley Ranch, and Sweetwater Reservoir with more in the works.
  • Check out this interactive map of tool stations around San Diego from RideAlongside.
  • Membership – SDMBA now has over 1150 members. Strong membership numbers give us tremendous political leverage as we advocate for more trails.
  • Executive Director – In August 2015, SDMBA hired an Executive Director and the SDMBA Board has just approved moving this position to full time.
  • Grants! Received a $15,000 REI Grant to continue work at Black Mountain in 2016-17.
  • Develop a Plan! With a $5,000 grant from from the National Environmental Education Foundation, SDMBA has developed a 3 year strategic plan outlining our goals and initiatives.
  • Connecting with the Community! In addition to our premier 2016 Archipelago Ride (80 volunteers and 225 riders) we had over 70 community events (rides, social events, and trail work days) this past year!