You may recognize two SDMBA members at the start of this IMBA Thank You Message!
You may recognize two SDMBA members at the start of this IMBA Thank You Message!
Hello- This is the first of our Liaison Blogs to come online!
30th ANNUAL CALIFORNIA TRAILS & GREENWAYS CONFERENCE
April 22-24, 2015
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
“Building Connections: Enhancing the Links between Communities and Trails”
• Preserving wilderness trails while introducing people to the magic of the outdoors
• Ensuring healthy ecosystems within open space through sustainable trail design
• Creating access and enhancing opportunities for trail use
• Building stronger communities while promoting active and healthy lifestyles by connecting people and places through trails
• Ensuring advocacy and protection of trails among the next generation of stewards
• Reconnecting children to nature through trails
• Improving the environmental and social health of communities through alternative transportation options
• Boosting local economies through local desirability and the promotion of trails as a tourist attraction
• Emphasizing regional thinking through community partnerships
The California Trails & Greenways Conference provides trail professionals, advocates, volunteers and users with a venue for sharing practical, up-to-date trail management and advocacy skills; as well as a forum for networking and building support for accessible, inter-connected, and sustainable non-motorized trail systems. Since 1985, this investment of knowledge by California State Parks and the California Trails Conference Foundation has helped ensure trail stewardship and leadership for generations to come.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
Ninety-five percent of past participants said the conference met or exceeded their expectations. Attendees included representatives from public agencies (51%), trail advocacy organizations (38%), and trails-related businesses (9%). That’s proof that even in really tough budget years agencies and not-for-profit organizations find this training invaluable!
CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS
Proposals must be received by January 9, 2015
“Building Connections: Enhancing the Links Between Communities and Trails”
Click here for more information about Session Proposals
Concurrent sessionsoffering valuable lessons in effective trail program management and funding opportunities.
Networking opportunities linking trail leaders in the community and government so they can partner to solve the most difficult issues. Need a professional trail mentor? Join us!
Workshops that provide hands-on learning opportunities with the latest technologies for trail development and maintenance.
For more information about Workshop Proposals, click here.
The California Trails and Greenways Conference Awards acknowledge and show appreciation for worthy individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses that, through their hard work, integrity and social responsibility, have made outstanding contributions to promote, enhance or expand public awareness and use of trails and greenways in California during the year.
Information about Award Nominations:
Click Here – Call for Award Nomination
Help us build California’s Trails Community online.
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Trails-Conference/559186680759392
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CAtrails
The Conference happens because of you. Trail leaders from throughout the state contribute generously to our success and reap benefits for years to come. Don’t miss these opportunities to be more visible:
Sponsoring the conference supports the trails community while promoting your business, non-profit or agency. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Emily Williams, Executive Director with the California Trails Conference Foundation: (530) 562-7224 or click on this link: Becoming A Sponsor.
The interactive conference forum meets California State Parks mandate under the Public Resources Code 5070.5 by providing:
Training trail professionals and community leaders advances the following state and federal programs:
For more information on the purpose and history of the California Trails & Greenways Conference, click here.
For information on past conferences, including links to plenary and educational sessions, click here.
Free STEAM Maker Fest Kid’s tickets available at ITSA Bike Shop!
Location: 2790 Lytton Street, San Diego, CA 92110
ITSA Bike Shop is OPEN during the outside construction. Get on down there!
This construction project is going to take 2 and a half more months, but the shop has specific parking around the corner on St. Charles Street. Stop by for all your biking needs and while you’re there pick up your free kids tickets to STEAM Maker Fest at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday Dec. 6th.
STEAM Maker Fest is a showcase of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math leading to innovative, creative and social entrepreneurship. Come see the crafts and displays including educational robotics and other fun stuff!
Annual SDMBA Photo Contest
Thursday, December 4th, from 7pm – 9pm
Location: Cal Coast Bicycles
3020 Adams Avenue, San Diego CA 92116
IMPORTANT – You must RSVP to attend!
Join SDMBA and its sponsors including Cal Coast Bicycles for an evening of free pizza, beer, and mountain bike stoke. Stop by to enter in your action shots, enjoy good company, and check out the work of fellow mountain bikers.
Everyone is welcome but you must RSVP to evan(at)sdmba(dot)com if you wish to attend.
All photos will be displayed at the event and judged by your peers. Winners will receive some cool swag and get their photos printed on the SDMBA Poster Calendar for 2015.
Cal Coast Bicycles will be offering a 15% discount during the Photo Contest.
HERE ARE THE RULES:
THE CATEGORIES ARE:
PLEASE RSVP TO: evan(at)sdmba(dot)com
North County Composite Cycling Club News!
North County Composite Cycling Club is starting a high school mountain bike league in north county San Diego. All riders in grades 9-12 are welcome regardless of experience. Middle school riders are also welcome and race in their own format. Trained coaches will provide skill
Contact: Matt Gunnell — he can direct racers to the proper program.
League information at www.socaldirt.org
3-4 practices per week
5 High School Races
3 Middle School Races
State Championship May 16-17
Dear Public Meeting Participants, Park Stakeholders, and Interested Persons,
Updated Webpage: The Cuyamaca Rancho State Park General Plan Webpage http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27169 has been updated with new information.
Public Comments and Responses Document Now Available
Comments received during the Preliminary General Plan/Draft EIR public review period as well as responses may be found in the “Maps and Documents” section at the bottom of the General Plan webpage: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27169. Click on “Public Comments and Responses – CRSP Prelim General Plan-DEIR” to view or download the document.
The Preliminary General Plan and Draft EIR was available for public review and comment during the 45-day public review period which occurred from August 21, 2014 to October 6, 2014. All comments received by the October 6 deadline received a written response and will be included as part of the Final General Plan/EIR following approval of the General Plan by the State Park and Recreation Commission. Any changes to the General Plan/EIR as a result of public and Commission review shall be incorporated. Thank you to all who submitted comments.
Public Input: Your input is greatly appreciated as we complete the General Plan. We continue to welcome your questions, comments and concerns via e-mail at email@example.com. A last opportunity for comment on the Preliminary General Plan/Draft EIR will occur at the time of the State Park and Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the Garcia Auditorium of the Caltrans District 11 building, 4050 Taylor Street, in San Diego. At the hearing the Commission will consider and take possible action on the Department recommendation to approve the General Plan and Environmental Impact Report for Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. See the General Plan webpage for a link to information about the Commission meeting.
Please continue to check back to the General Plan webpage periodically for updates: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27169
Thanks for your interest and participation.
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park General Plan Team
The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew, on the road since 1997, is IMBA’s grassroots educational program and an authority on sustainable trail building practices. Our team of professional trail experts travel year-round throughout the United States and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA Chapters/clubs and the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities.