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IMBA's National Mountain Bike Patrol Now in San Diego PDF Print E-mail

As a Mountain Biker, you have long been a great steward of the land. Maybe you perform countless hours of trail work. Maybe you're active in advocacy and outreach. Maybe you're just spreading the good word about the trails that you love so much and want to share them with others. Now, there's another possibility to give back to the parks that we enjoy so much while helping out the cause of Mountain Biking! Join SDMBA's chapter of the National Mountain Bike Patrol.

The National Mountain Bike Patrol (NMBP) is a service organization dedicated to the providing assistance in the event of trail-side medical or mechanical emergencies, educating trail users about proper etiquette and helping keep land managers informed about trail conditions and use in the parks.

Bike Bell Program PDF Print E-mail

One of the main concerns of SDMBA, is sharing the trails with everyone. Having a signal for trail users to know that a mountain biker is coming goes a long way to happy sharing of trails. While first started as a way for hikers to let bears know of their presence, these bear bells attached to mountain bikes make it very easy for hikers, equestrians, and other bikers to not be surprised by an oncoming mountain biker. This helps everyone have an enjoyable time in nature, and helps prevent misunderstandings.

Our first set of bike bells have been provided through a generous grant from our friends at REI. As we apply for more grants, a portion of those funds will go into purchasing more bells, and expanding to new locations around the county. If you would like to help, SDMBA can always use a few extra funds to buy more bells. If you would like to donate, please use the button below.

Where bike bells are currently placed:

  • Cowles (3 boxes)
  • Elfin Forest (1 box)

Places we are planning to put new bells and boxes

  • La Costa (tbd)
  • Noble Canyon (tbd)
  • Del Mar Mesa (tbd)
  • Black Mountain (tbd)
Here's what the box looks like
Picture of box that holds bike bells
Here's what the bell looks like
Picture of the bike bell
Here's how to help SDMBA provide more bells


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