Nat'l Trails Day in Los Penasquitos Canyon
National Trails Day at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
Saturday, June 5th, 2004
“FAMILY MTB RIDE”
10:00am, duration(s) variable
Are you new the area, new to mountainbiking, want to find a place to ride with your children, interested in a safe, fun way to introduce family and friends to mountainbiking, or just looking for a fun way to see some of San Diego’s suburban wilderness? Los Penasquitos Canyon offers you a great place to experience the outdoors with your family, and it features a network of multiuse trails perfect for riders ranging from kids and beginners to experts looking for longer rides.
As part of National Trails Day, the Multiuse Trails Coalition and the San Diego Mountain Bike Association are offering several “guided” rides throughout the Preserve. Starting at 10:00am, our first ride is geared specifically to folks interested in a relaxed look at the canyon, to ride with their children, or to have a first try at mountainbiking where we’re supposed to: on trails! Our 4.5 mile route will begin and end at the historic Johnson-Taylor Adobe (ranch house), site of the National Trails Day festivities, and will include shaded trails, a chance to splash in the creek, an opportunity to extend your ride to the famous Waterfalls (an extra 1.5 miles round trip) or to head out on your own to explore and enjoy the canyon.
Any mountainbike is adequate for these trails, and any rider will have an enjoyable time. Kids on bikes and in trailers are welcome: this is a variation on our weekly Kids/Family ride and our route includes three small sections of singletrack that trailers handle, just fine. Bring your bikes, helmet, some water and a smile. The ride is free.
Directions: from the intersection of Black Mountain Road and Mercy Road in Mira Mesa, go one block north to the traffic signal at the entrance to the “Canyonside Rec Center” and turn into the facility (you’re not going to the regular Los Penasquitos parking lot off Mercy Rd.). Drive all the way west, past all the ball fields, and you will see a white rail fence and gate. Go straight up this driveway: you’ll see cars and the National Trails Day event. Bring your bikes, kids and etc… to the main area, and we’ll leave from there at 10:00am.
Not a regular
Very cool! Max and I will see you there!
Last edited by ssmike; 08-19-2006 at 08:04 AM.
That's a serious rig Max has there! Wow!
Not a regular
He likes to think so. We scored some camping spots at South Carlsbad State Beach over the weekend so riding on Saturday may be doubtful. Is that happening a yearly/regular event? Any link to a site?
Originally Posted by EBasil
Well, this is the first year for such a big Trails Day event at PQ, mostly because the places it would normally be held all burned in October.
Originally Posted by ssmike
Celebrate National Trails Day at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve.
Bring the family and join in the fun! Saturday, June 5, 2004
10:00am to 5:00pm.
12020 Black Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92129
Join the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) and the LPCP
Multiuse Trails Coalition on a guided ride throughout the Preserve.
10:00am - Join us for a ride geared specifically to folks interested
in a relaxed look at the canyon, to ride with their children, or to
have a first try at mountain biking.
1:00pm - SDMBA and Outdoor Outreach (An organization offering outdoor
opportunities to inner city youth!) is conducting a mini skills
clinic, mini obstacle course for kids, All kids participating in the
skills clinic will receive a goodie bag generously donated by REI.
2:00pm - join SDMBA and Outdoor Outreach on a fun 5-mile ride
from the Ranch House and following the south trail; enjoy incredible
scenery with creek crossings and waterfalls.
An REI certified bicycle mechanic will be on hand to make sure the
bikes are in proper working order and fitted correctly, so come early
and have your bike checked out before the ride! A responsible adult
must accompany kids on all guided rides. All rids start at the Ranch
House; for information on the 10:00am ride contact: EBasil@aol.com.
For information on the Outdoor Outreach program contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to come by the SDMBA booth.
This great National Trails Day event will also include:
· Children's activities by San Diego Archaeological Center
· Climbing Wall by U.S. Army Recruiting Office
· Equestrian Poker Ride and Hike by Ramona Trails Association
· Kids' Eco-Education Classes by REI and Sea to Sea Foundation
· Nature Walks by Friends of Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and
San Diego Tracking Team
· Ranch House Tours by San Diego County Parks and Recreation
· County of San Diego, Sheriff's Canine Search and Rescue
· Sheriff's Volunteer Mounted Patrol - Ramona
· North County Grangers -- Poway Division; Farm Animals -
· 1800s Attire & Lifestyle Demonstrations
· Whiskey Creek Cowboys -- 1800s Living History Theatrical Group
· Nancy Conney, Sky Hunters
· City of San Diego Fire Department
· "Stump Racing," Lori Hall-McNary, Rockin' L&D Ranch
· And More: Trails Fair, Opportunity Drawings, Dedication
Ceremony, Live Music and Entertainment by "Celia Lawley -- The Fiddle
Girl" and "The Orbitz"
Directions: From the intersection of Black Mountain Road and Mercy
Road in Mira Mesa, go one block north to the traffic signal at the
entrance to the "Canyonside Rec Center" and turn into the facility
Drive all the way west, past all the ball fields, and you will see a
white rail fence and gate. Go straight up this driveway: Bring your
bikes, kids and etc…
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