15 episodes

Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the United States and San Diego county features hundreds of miles of some of the most scenic and challenging trails in the country. The San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) founded in 1994, is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to improving trail access for mountain biking in San Diego County. This podcast will provide up-to-date information on all things mountain biking in San Diego County; specifically trail building, trail access, bike parks, land use and other mountain-bike related activities. It will also feature occasional interviews with mountain biking and cycling experts who can help you improve your riding skills.

San Diego Mountain Biking Association Trail News Susie Murphy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the United States and San Diego county features hundreds of miles of some of the most scenic and challenging trails in the country. The San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) founded in 1994, is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to improving trail access for mountain biking in San Diego County. This podcast will provide up-to-date information on all things mountain biking in San Diego County; specifically trail building, trail access, bike parks, land use and other mountain-bike related activities. It will also feature occasional interviews with mountain biking and cycling experts who can help you improve your riding skills.

    SDMBA Trail News #15 Girlz Gone Riding

    SDMBA Trail News #15 Girlz Gone Riding

    Listen to our chat about Girlz Gone Riding! For more than a decade, Wendy Engleberg has been at the helm of the movement with a mission of getting more women mountain bikes in a supportive and super fun way.  It started as a women’s mountain biking group in Los Angeles and now boasts 8 chapters around the southwest. Learn about how you can get involved  
    How to get involved 
    #1. Check out the GGR Website http://www.girlzgoneriding.com/
    #2. Find your chapter and then look them up on Facebook and ask to join the private group
    #3. Get ready to make new friends and ride! 
     
    GGR Chapters - 
    Los Angeles
    San Diego
    Inland Empire
    Orange County
    Big Bear
    Mojave Desert
    Central California
    Kern Couty
     
    Other resources:
    Girlz Gone Riding Celebrates its 10th Anniversay with a Decade of Milestones  Feb. 2022
    Girlz Gone Riding: Group Gets more Women Mountain Biking Together Singletracks Podcast Dec. 2019
     
    Become a member of SDMBA today!  Visit SDMBA.com 
    Only $39 for basic annual Membership! 
    Sign up for the SDMBA newsletter “Trail news” 

    • 28 min
    SDMBA Trail News #14 Ranger Melanie Fontana and the Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

    SDMBA Trail News #14 Ranger Melanie Fontana and the Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

    We always love to talk trails and we really like talking trails with one of our favorite rangers!  City of San Diego Ranger Melanie Fontana who works mainly at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.  
     
    Melanie is great at being out in the community arranging volunteer work and more! Always there with a smile to make sure visitors have a great experience!  Want to volunteer with Ranger Melanie?  MFontana@sandiego.gov 
     
    Become a member of SDMBA today!  Visit SDMBA.com 
    Only $39 for basic annual Membership! 
    Sign up for the SDMBA newsletter “Trail news”  
     
    Resources:
    City of San Diego Open Spaces
     
    City of San Diego Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
     
    City of San Diego Penasquitos Trail Map
     
    Friends of Los Penasquitos Canyon 
     
    Trail Etiquette Tips
     

    • 27 min
    SDMBA Trail News 13 Joshua Bonnici

    SDMBA Trail News 13 Joshua Bonnici

    Listen in as Susie Murphy, Executive Director of SDMBA, chats with Joshua Bonnici. Josh is a fixture of the San Diego cycling scene as a rider, racer, sponsor and advocate.  
     
    For his day job, he is the founder of the Bonnici Law Group, a cycling-focused personal injury law firm in San Diego. When he isn’t working or volunteering as a board member with SDMBA, he can be found doing laps around the San Diego Velodrome, sending his gravel-bike on local singletrack, or guiding new friends through the best parts of Mount Laguna and Noble Canyon. 
     
    Become a member of SDMBA today!  Visit SDMBA.com 
    Sign up for the SDMBA newsletter “Trail news”  
     
    Resources:
    Bonnici Law Group
     
    A Lawyer Who Rides
     
    BLG Community Support
     
    Bicycle Law articles 
     

    • 22 min
    SDMBA Trail News #12 Ranger David Hekel

    SDMBA Trail News #12 Ranger David Hekel

    Episode #12 - Conversation with Ranger David Hekel   Working and cooperating with our local land managers to make trails better is a big part of what SDMBA does.  Listen in on a conversation between Susie Murphy, SDMBA Executive Director and David Hekel, Senior Ranger of the San Dieguito River Park.  Ranger Dave is a wealth of knowledge of the San Dieguito watershed, as well as being an experienced mountain biker, trail builder and wildlife photographer.    
    Become a member of SDMBA today!  Visit SDMBA.com 
     
    Resources:
    San Dieguito River Park website:  http://www.sdrp.org/wordpress/
     
    Volunteer Contact: Senior Interpretive Ranger Leana Bulay  leana@sdrp.org
    Trail Maintenance - Second Sunday of each month
    Habitat Restoration - Third Saturday of each month
    Dust Devils -  Tuesday Volunteer Group 
     
    San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy: https://sdrvc.org/

    East to West of the Coast to Crest

    • 20 min
    SDMBA Trail News Podcast Episode 11 - Meg Nobel and the Stagecoach 400

    SDMBA Trail News Podcast Episode 11 - Meg Nobel and the Stagecoach 400

    Adventure awaits those who take on the bikepacking challenge of the Stagecoach 400. From mountains, to urban streets, to the coast, to the foothills and the desert - this route has it all! Learn more about this epic route from event organizer, Meg Knobel. Hear about the history and present status of this event as well as some tips and tricks in case you ever want to attempt this adventure yourself.  
     
    Resources:
     
    Stagecoach 400 Facebook Group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/710242629008593
     
    https://bikepacking.com/routes/stagecoach-400-bikepacking-route/
     
    https://socalenduro.wordpress.com/stagecoach-400/
     
    Julian Bikepack Challenge
     
    IG: @stagecoach400



     
    Support mountain biking in San Diego! Join the San Diego Mountain Biking Association TODAY!
    https://www.memberleap.com/members/memberinfo/alt_entry1.php?org_id=SDMB
     

    • 19 min
    SDMBA Trail News 10 Nikki Peterson

    SDMBA Trail News 10 Nikki Peterson

    Be inspired to hear all that is going on to get more kids on bikes with the SoCal League in San Diego County from Program Coordinator, Nikki Peterson. The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) and High School MTB racing has been growing by leaps and bounds and is gearing up for the upcoming 2022 race season.  Hear more about how to get involved and learn why Nikki Peterson is a powerhouse in our Southern California MTB community!  
     
    SoCal League
     
    National Interscholastic Cycling Association
     
    Teen Trail Corps
     
    California Mountain Biking Coalition



     
    Support mountain biking in San Diego! Become a member of the San Diego Mountain Biking Association:
    https://www.memberleap.com/members/memberinfo/alt_entry1.php?org_id=SDMB
     

    • 21 min

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Ohiosucks ,

Good info

I stumbled upon this podcast while researching mountain bike rentals in the San Diego area. Each episode I’ve listen to has good information on history and current access to trails.

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