San Diego is a cyclist’s dream in terms of great weather for maximum days out in the environment. MTBBill provides a great guide to challenging trails of all levels in SoCal and is informative and entertaining. MTBProject is a new resource growing in complexity and also very helpful finding places to ride and learning about the terrain.
If you enjoy mountain biking with others and exploring new opportunities for recreation and fun then you are invited to join the San Diego Mountain Biking Association Meetup. Meetup makes it easy to socialize with other riders and sponsors, explore unfamiliar terrain with the safety of comrades, go on an adventure ride, ride a new singletrack trail, take a clinic, join a trail work day, or to list your own event. Sign up is easy.
Local Sponsor Bike Shop Rides and Clinics:
Trek Bicycle Superstores offers rides and maintenance workshops on on a regular basis.
Ride Cyclery offers weekly road and mountain bike rides from their locations in Encinitas and Carlsbad. Mountain Bike Rides every Saturday at 8 a.m. from Carlsbad location.
Performance Bicycles San Diego offers a variety of rides from their several SD county locations.
Zumwalt’s Bicycle Center offers regulars rides. Check for details as they change weekly.
El Camino Bike Shop offers rides and maintenance clinics.
Girlz Gone Riding – San Diego Chapter
Want to go on a ride with just the girls! That’s where GGR SD comes in! With chapters around the Southwest, this group has a goal of getting more women out mountain biking. Rides planned for all levels in various regions of San Diego county in a nurturing and supportive environment so you can follow your adventure! Join us!
Learn more: Girlz Gone Riding
Please ask to join the GGR SD Facebook Page
SoCal League High School Mountain Bike Racing
The SoCal High School Cycling League is part of the quickly growing National Interscholastic Cycling Association currently in 17 states and more on the way. There are several teams in San Diego County, including Ramona High School, Julian High School, Eastlake High School, Vista High School, San Pasqual High School, North County Composite, San Diego Composite, Canyon Crest Academy, and Pacific Beach Middle School.
Volunteer coaches are always needed. Training available from NICA.
Race Season is from February through May.
San Diego trails are often busy places with multiple types of trail users enjoying recreational opportunities. IMBA created a helpful guide to trail etiquette when coming into contact with equestrians, fellow riders, and hikers on singletrack and other trails. SDMBA supports the trail etiquette outlined below. Please familiarize yourselves with these concepts… and please pick up a SDMBA loaner Bike Bell from a trail head at Elfin Forest and Cowles Mt/MTRP.
Download IMBA Rules of the Trail Flyer