CANCELLED Mountain bike with a MTRP Park Ranger - Guided Nature Ride -#2 Confident/Fit Beginner
9:00 AM - Saturday, May 07, 2016
2 hours

First Saturday of the month at different locations in Mission Trails Regional Park 

Riders will meet at a different location in Mission Trails Regional Park each month. Join ranger Araceli Dominguez and MTRP Foundation Administrative Assistant and member of the San Diego Mountain Bike Association Maggie Holloway for this fun-filled, nature and progressive beginner series of rides the first Saturday of each month. If you are new to riding, this is for you! Come early and volunteers from San Diego Mountain Biking Association will help you make adjustments to your bike. Each month the ride will increase a little so you can try new skills and get comfortable with your bike. You can join us on some or all of the rides in this series. Remember to bring plenty of water, sunscreen and food. See below for locations and dates.

Ride#1- April 2, 2016 Saturday. Location: Visitor Center parking lot at One Father Junipero Serra Trail - Beginner and Family Level
This will be an easy under 10 mile ride around the oak grove and visitor center. Some singletrack. Learn about the multiple habitats in the area while you get familiar with your bike. Beginner  level. Learn shifting, braking and handling skills from SDMBA volunteers.

Ride#2- May 7, 2016 Saturday. Location: West Sycamore Staging Area dirt lot at the east end of Stonebridge Pwky. - Confident/Fit Beginner Level
Enjoy the vistas as you ride. This new area to the park is waiting to be explored. We’ll start on gently  service roads where you may see birds of prey rising to eye level on thermals from the canyons below. We will ride a new wide single track trail down and up through Beeler Canyon. This will be a ride for  confident/fit beginners. Maximum distance will be 10 miles.

Ride#3- Jun 4, 2016 Saturday. Location: West Fortuna Staging Area dirt lot at the east end of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. - Intermediate Level
Test your skills in this area of coastal sage with views of the ocean. We’ll ride steeper fire roads, and, E-Ticket and Suycott Wash singletracks. Intermediate level ride with at least 10 miles of up and down riding.