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SDMBA Trail News Episode #6 - Surviving and Thriving on the Trails

San Diego Mountain Biking Association Trail News

Release Date: 07/26/2021

SDMBA Trail News #14 Ranger Melanie Fontana and the Penasquitos Canyon Preserve show art SDMBA Trail News #14 Ranger Melanie Fontana and the Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

San Diego Mountain Biking Association Trail News

We always love to talk trails and we really like talking trails with one of our favorite rangers!  City of San Diego Ranger Melanie Fontana who works mainly at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.     Melanie is great at being out in the community arranging volunteer work and more! Always there with a smile to make sure visitors have a great experience!  Want to volunteer with Ranger Melanie?  [email protected]    Become a member of SDMBA today!  Visit   Only $39 for basic annual Membership!  “Trail news”     Resources:...

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SDMBA Trail News #13 - Joshua Bonnici show art SDMBA Trail News #13 - Joshua Bonnici

San Diego Mountain Biking Association Trail News

Listen in as Susie Murphy, Executive Director of SDMBA, chats with Joshua Bonnici. Josh is a fixture of the San Diego cycling scene as a rider, racer, sponsor and advocate.     For his day job, he is the founder of the Bonnici Law Group, a cycling-focused personal injury law firm in San Diego. When he isn’t working or volunteering as a board member with SDMBA, he can be found doing laps around the San Diego Velodrome, sending his gravel-bike on local singletrack, or guiding new friends through the best parts of Mount Laguna and Noble Canyon.    Become a member of...

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SDMBA Trail News #12 Ranger David Hekel show art SDMBA Trail News #12 Ranger David Hekel

San Diego Mountain Biking Association Trail News

Episode #12 - Conversation with Ranger David Hekel   Working and cooperating with our local land managers to make trails better is a big part of what SDMBA does.  Listen in on a conversation between Susie Murphy, SDMBA Executive Director and David Hekel, Senior Ranger of the San Dieguito River Park.  Ranger Dave is a wealth of knowledge of the San Dieguito watershed, as well as being an experienced mountain biker, trail builder and wildlife photographer.     Become a member of SDMBA today!  Visit     Resources: San Dieguito River Park website: ...

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SDMBA Trail News Podcast episode 11 Meg Knobel show art SDMBA Trail News Podcast episode 11 Meg Knobel

San Diego Mountain Biking Association Trail News

Adventure awaits those who take on the bikepacking challenge of the Stagecoach 400. From mountains, to urban streets, to the coast, to the foothills and the desert - this route has it all! Learn more about this epic route from event organizer, Meg Knobel. Hear about the history and present status of this event as well as some tips and tricks in case you ever want to attempt this adventure yourself.  

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San Diego Mountain Biking Association Trail News

Be inspired to hear all that is going on to get more kids on bikes with the SoCal League in San Diego County from Program Coordinator, Nikki Peterson. The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) and High School MTB racing has been growing by leaps and bounds and is gearing up for the upcoming 2022 race season.  Hear more about how to get involved and learn why Nikki Peterson is a powerhouse in our Southern California MTB community!             Support mountain biking in San Diego! Become a member of the San Diego Mountain Biking...

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San Diego Mountain Biking Association Trail News

Episode #9 Sagebrush Safari   Take a step back in time as we learn about the origins of the Sagebrush Safari Race which began in 1988 at Lake Morena. Listen in as SDMBA executive director, Susie Murphy, chats with Keith and Kirk Bennett who were the promoters of the event for years, building it into a Southern California classic!  The event was resurrected in 2018 by Quick N Dirty Racing’s Victor Sheldon.    Episode resources:   Sagebrush Safari - Quick N Dirty MTB Racing  November 20-21, 2021 March 26-27, 2022   TrailForks - Sagebrush Safari 2020 XC Route...

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SDMBA Trail News Episode #8 - The Bell Program show art SDMBA Trail News Episode #8 - The Bell Program

San Diego Mountain Biking Association Trail News

Susie Murphy, Executive Director of SDMBA and board president, Matt Bartel,t roll into this episode “with bells on.”  Listen to how the long running SDMBA Bike Bell Program is getting a reboot as pandemic restrictions begin to ease.  Find out where the new bell stations have been installed so you can get your bell on! 

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SDMBA Trail News Episode #7 - The Early Days with Greg Lambert show art SDMBA Trail News Episode #7 - The Early Days with Greg Lambert

San Diego Mountain Biking Association Trail News

Take a trip back in time to the early days of the San Diego Mountain Biking Association with Greg Lambert, the founder of SDMBA and Executive Director, Susie Murphy.  Find out why SDMBA was even formed way back in 1994. Learn why it was important then and why it is still important today.  

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SDMBA Trail News Episode #6 - Surviving and Thriving on the Trails show art SDMBA Trail News Episode #6 - Surviving and Thriving on the Trails

San Diego Mountain Biking Association Trail News

Listen in on a conversation with Susie Murphy, SDMBA Executive Director and local legend Bill Porter (AKA Mountain Bike Bill) as he tells the story of how he is back on the bike after the diagnosis of unknown health condition last year when he really thought he was just getting old and slow.  Learn how to plan for a horrible day on the bike and then go out and have a great day on the bike. 

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SDMBA Trail News Episode #5 - An Important Update about the Del Mar Mesa show art SDMBA Trail News Episode #5 - An Important Update about the Del Mar Mesa

San Diego Mountain Biking Association Trail News

Del Mar Mesa - Love it or leave it!  Susie Murphy, Executive Director and Matt Bartelt, Board President, tackle Del Mar Mesa -  the two decade old trail advocacy tangle that continues to get people riled up.  Presenting a little history, some current facts on the ground, and how you can help the situation. 

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Listen in on a conversation with Susie Murphy, SDMBA Executive Director and local legend Bill Porter (AKA Mountain Bike Bill) as he tells the story of how he is back on the bike after the diagnosis of unknown health condition last year when he really thought he was just getting old and slow.  Learn how to plan for a horrible day on the bike and then go out and have a great day on the bike. 

 

Help ensure trail access for ALL San Diego mountain bikers! Join the San Diego Mountain Bike Association:

https://www.memberleap.com/members/memberinfo/alt_entry1.php?org_id=SDMB

 

 

Resources: 

 

MountainBikeBill.com - a classic resource for San Diego County Trails and beyond

 

Mountain Bike Bill YouTube

 

Trail Preparedness with SDMBA

 

How to Survive Mountain Biking Webinar Part 1

How to Survive Mountain Biking Webinar Part 2