"Mountain Bike Ride with a MTRP Ranger"
9:00 AM - Saturday, April 01, 2017
2 hours

Every first Saturday of the month (except July-Sept)
9am-11am at different locations in Mission Trails Regional Park

Looking for a new family outdoor activity? Want to get to know the park and increase your mountain bike skills? Join ranger Araceli Dominguez for this fun, nature and progressive beginner to intermediate series of rides. See the boxes below for the next location of a ride in this series. Come early and volunteers from San Diego Mountain Biking Association will help you make adjustments to your bike. Every following ride’s difficulty will increase a little so you can try new skills and get comfortable with your bike. Remember to bring plenty of water, a helmet, sunscreen and snacks. Wet trails cancel rides.

Ride # 1 April 1, 2017 Location: East Fortuna Staging Area off Mast Blvd and Hwy. 52
This will be an easy under 10 mile ride around the grassland to the dam overlook. 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 6, 2017 Location: West Sycamore Staging Area dirt lot at the east end of Stonebridge Pwky.
Enjoy the vistas as you ride. This new area to the park is waiting to be explored. We’ll start on gentle 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  moderate/fit
beginners. Maximum distance will be 10 miles.

Ride #3 June 3, 2017 Location: West Fortuna Staging Area dirt lot at the east end of Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Test your skills in this area of coastal sage with views of the ocean. We’ll ride at least 10 miles of up and down on service roads and narrow trails, such as E-ticket and Rock garden. This ride is not for first time riders.