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SOLD OUT – Archipelago Ride 2017

April 8 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

The 2017 Archipelago Ride is SOLD OUT at 300 riders.  We thank everyone for their overwhelming response! 

If you missed out this year, we are sorry but hope you can join us next year or at other SDMBA events! Volunteers still needed. Contact to find out how you can help!

Everyone welcome to hang out for the finish line festivities from noon – 5 at Green Flash. Opportunity drawing with lots of great prizes and plenty of refreshments for purchase!  Cheer on the hardy souls who complete #archride2017 

Sign Up: Donations will be $95 this year.  Includes: ride entry, ride support at start and 3 aid stations, lunch, 1 Green Flash Brewing beer, 1 opportunity drawing ticket, and a special Arch Ride inspired gift.

This event is a membership drive for the San Diego Mountain Biking Association and a fundraising event. This ride gives people the opportunity to challenge themselves by pedaling approximately 50 miles, on scenic trails and shows them we can link islands of open space parks without having to drive between them. This event raises environmental and fitness awareness. It also raises funds to help maintain trails and to protect and preserve more open space. Donations are made from the proceeds to conservation organizations that help preserve and protect land for both wildlife habitat and compatible human powered recreation.

SDMBA emphasizes stewardship through direct involvement in our natural open spaces. We volunteer over 2,500 hours/year in our public parks maintaining trails for recreation throughout San Diego County. The Archipelago Ride is not a race but a social ride meant to be enjoyed with friends and fellow trail users. It is also a celebration of partnerships with land management agencies that allow us to link together this epic adventure. We have special permission on this day only to pass through certain sections of private property to complete this specific Archipelago route.

The ride starts in La Costa and ends in Sorrento Mesa and entails ~50 miles of prime Southern California riding and 5000 ft of climbing. Aid stations are spaced at approximately mile 12, mile 22 and mile 34. It is a serious endeavor to complete the route and participants must train for it to be physically able to handle this extreme level of physical challenge.

This route passes through many different trails jurisdictions which are almost all for non-motorized transport only. This means that e-bikes are not permitted for use on the Arch Ride.

The Archipelago Ride started 9 years ago as 12 friends trying to find a legal way to link together our favorite places to ride. It has evolved every year and now includes over 300 riders, 50 volunteers and  prizes from over 20 Sponsors. The ride will end at Green Flash Brewery, so even if you don’t do the ride, please come and enjoy the celebration at the finish line. Food trucks will be on site and the opportunity drawing is open to everyone.

If you would like to volunteer for the event, email

SDMBA is thankful for the partnerships that have evolved with these agencies over the years. This type of event could not be possible without their consent and commitment to preserving open space and accommodating compatible recreational uses. Remember to tread lightly and give back to the land by volunteering and donating when you can.

Black Mountain Open Space Park
Center for Natural Lands Management
City of Carlsbad
City of San Diego
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
San Dieguito River Park
The Escondido Creek Conservancy

The County of San Diego


April 8
7:00 am - 3:00 pm


Green Flash Brewery
6550 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121 United States
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