San Diego County Bike Park
Bike Skills Parks7/1/2017 Update: The County of San Diego has approved $500,000 in the operational budget towards the Bonita Bike Park Project. SDMBA is working closely with the county on the process to putting this project out to bid soon. There will be upcoming community meetings soon about this project. We will publish updates as they are available.
SDMBA promotes the sport of cycling for all people of all ages and skills. We believe that one of the best places to do this is at a Bike Skills Park. These next generation parks are popping up all around the country with great success. Bike Skills Parks promote a healthy, active lifestyle and create a vibrant community hub.
Bike Skills Parks attract families, teens and riders of all abilities who want to practice their skills and meet others who share their passion. It not be an unusual sight to see a toddler on a balance bike next to a professional BMX riders followed by a mom and a daughter riding a the pump track together. Elements of a Bike Skills Park can include progressive skills elements, pump tracks, tot tracks, jump lines, and features.
SDMBA is currently working in cooperation with the County of San Diego and Supervisor Greg Cox to bring such a facility to the region. The concept has been discussed in the area for years but real progress is now being made. The sites currently being explored are in Bonita Valley with another possibility being Flinn Springs Park in El Cajon.
As plans move forward for a Bike Skills Park, SDMBA is working closely with the County of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department and all stakeholders to ensure that the final product is a top notch facility. The support of community members, volunteers, and local and regional sponsors will be necessary to create a vibrant, world-class facility.
SDMBA has also been involved in preliminary talks with the City of Chula Vista for a Bike Playground which is designed with younger children in mind. A small pump track has also been approved by the City of San Diego for installation at Pacific Highlands Ranch Park to open in 2018.
The only public operating pump track currently in San Diego is at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center as part of Chula Vista BMX operated by Tyler Brown. Open limited hours so please contact them first.