Dates: December 4-7, 2014
Hosted by: San Diego Mountain Biking Association
Contact: Gardner Grady
Friday, Dec. 5
Saturday, Dec. 6
More information to come – please check back as the event planning progresses.
All events are free of charge thanks to generous support from Subaru of America.
* You MUST attend the morning classroom session to participate in the field project. Wear pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, gloves and bring water for the trail project.
The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew is proud to be sponsored by:
Gross, B (2014) San Diego Mountain Biking Association REI Awards. East County Californian, 17 July. Available at http://www.eccalifornian.com/article/san-diego-mountain-biking-association-rei-awards
Ruzich, K (2014) Mountain bike skills park coming to VC. Valley Road Runner, 2 July, 11:49 p. 10. Available at http://www.valleycenter.com/Articles-News-c-2014-07-02-88488.113122-Mountain-bike-skills-park-coming-to-VC.html#222
Editor(s) (2014) San Diego Mountain Biking Association stands strong. IMBA Trail News, 27, 1, p. 12. Available at http://issuu.com/imbapublications/docs/itn_spring_2014_reduced/12?e=0/7457214
Courlee, D (2014) Angry mountain bikers protest at Mission Trails Regional Park Mountain bikers claim they’re being shut out of trails, decisions. Mission Times Courier, 31 January. Available at http://scoopsandiego.com/parks_recreation/mission_trails_regional_park/angry-mountain-bikers-protest-at-mission-trails-regional-park/article_95216938-89d9-11e3-979d-0017a43b2370.html
Emery, C (2014) Mountain bikers plan ride to protest Mission Trails closures. Outdoor SoCal, n.d.
Available at http://outdoorsocal.com/mountain-bikers-plan-ride-to-protest-mission-trails-closures/
Trail Building & Maintenance Committee
Responsible for promoting and running trail work events, working with the liaison for park approval. Maintaining tools.
To volunteer contact Trail Work Day Organizer Gardner Grady at: TrailBoss [at] sdmba.com
These events are FUN and SATISFYING! Do your part for the trails and feel great about working for a worthy cause. Each event is sponsored and great swag will be given away to some lucky participants.
In addition, as a SDMBA member, very time you participate your hours are recorded. The member with the most volunteer hours in a given year will be awarded a Turner Frame of their choice It could be yours.
Environmental Alert and Trail Advisory
San Diego is experiencing severe drought conditions and this affects our trails. Vegetation is fragile and vulnerable during this kind of drought. Please tread lightly! Tree branches may hang lower due to lack of water and not because of overgrowth. Do not take it upon yourself to trim low hanging branches. If you find a trail impassable due to low or downed branches please report it to the land manager.
It is imperative that low branches in distress are NOT cut to ensure that we continue to have the support of biologists and land managers who are aligned with responsible trail use.
SDMBA, in partnership with the Cleveland National Forest, has recently completed a reroute on the upper portion of the Noble Canyon Trail. The reroute, which is approximately 1/3 of a mile long, eliminates two unnecessary and dangerous road crossings while reducing erosion by laying the trail out in a more sustainable location than the previously fall-line section of trail. SDMBA volunteers have put in numerous days since February building this new section of trail, which was officially completed and opened to the public June 14. Due to the current drought and lack of soil moisture the new trail’s tread is currently loose, dry, and dusty is some sections – this will improve over time as the trail gets ridden in and we start to receive rains. In the coming weeks SDMBA will assist the Forest Service in closing down and rehabbing the old and deteriorated trail section that has been rerouted. Thanks for all the hard work by those that volunteered to get this project accomplished!
Descanso Ranger District
Cleveland National Forest
While the Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Del Mar Mesa (DMM) continues to move forward, it is far from the speed we were hoping for. Here is an update on the status of the DMM RMP.
Mitigated Negative Declaration for Del Mar Mesa
On March 20 2014, the Development Services Department released a draft of the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND). It contained information on the biology, archaeological history, and projected impacts of the City proposed trails plan. Nearly all conditions were considered minimal impact and the draft was opened to comment for 30 days. In that time, the public, state, and several federal agencies supplied comments. All of these comments need to be addressed and commented on by the city prior to the plan moving forward. In the beginning of July the City responded to inquiries on the status of those comments with the following statement:
We anticipate having a final MND for distribution sometime at the end of July or early August. No firm date yet, but the document will need to be final for 14-days prior to the first public hearing which we hope can be sometime in the early Fall.
Saturday June 21st – Sunday June 22nd.
Campsite check-in is 2pm, Ride starts at 3:30pm.
Location: Kumeyaay Campground Mission Trails Regional Park, sites 26-29.
Come out and play this weekend with SDMBA. There are lots of things to celebrate!