Sustainable Trails Bring People out in New Castle, CO
Mountain Bike organizations in larger metropolitan areas are bound with many opportunities, more so in the realm of relationships and community buy in. Our recent visit to San Diego proved just that as the San Diego Mountain Bike Association is currently working diligently to create positive relationships throughout the greater San Diego area. In lieu of some recent negative interactions between some local riders and an area military base, SDMBA has been at the forefront of educating local riders and creating a positive buzz around legal mountain bike opportunities in the area.
Our project for the weekend was a great example of the extensive relationship building SDMBA has done to help create more trail opportunities in and around San Diego. In partnership with a local land developer, SDMBA broke ground on a new section of trail that will create more mileage and interconnectivity to an already existing trail network at the Los Peñasquitos Canyon preserve on San Diego’s north side. SDMBA has engaged a variety of local trail user groups to discuss more potential around the area and the support has been equally encouraging.
It was a great weekend in San Diego and we are excited to see more sustainable and organized trail development integrated into the local trails. With lots of volunteer engagement at our trailbuilding school, it is only a matter of time before there is a large group of knowledgeable and professional trail stewards working to provide sustainable and well-constructed trails all around San Diego.
Thanks to SDMBA for inviting us to San Diego especially Exec. Director, Susie Murphy. We also want to thank Pardee Homes for their support of the project and for providing breakfast and lunch for Saturday's volunteers, and all the volunteers who made the weekend a great one!