Nat'l Trails Day in Los Penasquitos. June 3rd
This Saturday is National Trails Day, again. Both the County & City
events will be centered around the Ranch House at Los Penasquitos
(access through Canyonside Rec Center/Park) and will include the
climbing wall (free), wagon rides, horses, displays and booths from
folks including the SDMBA and various multiuse organizations .
If you've got kids, or friends you'd like to introduce to MTB riding
in a mellow, truly slow and casual ride, then we've got you dialed-in:
the Multiuse Trails Coalition's "Family Ride" will take place on Saturday Morning and will
be a super-easy, 5-mile ride to Carson Crossing and back. We'll meet
in the main area at the Ranch House at 9:50am, and start riding just
after 10am. Tomorrow's Nathan Rennie might get a start on a cruise ride...so send 'em out.
New riders, kids on bikes, kids in trailers, couples looking for a
casual fun ride...this is perfect for you. As in past years, we'll
stop for a breather in the shade of Carson Crossing, enjoy the water
and the opportunity to meet our friends from the Ramona Trails
Association on their equestrian trail ride. Bonus: the bridge at Ranch House Crossing is fully repaired and rideable for trail-a-bikes, etc... Bring your Singlespeed/trailer rigs!
If you're looking for more speed or challenge, the SDMBA will be
leading intermediate-level rides in the Preserve, leaving at various
times. They'll take you up/down the outstanding COBBLESTONE TRAIL,
still a paradigm of MTC/SDMBA volunteer work and design.
Multiuse Trails Coalition
The SDMBA ride starts at 9:00 a.m
From the SDMBA Trail News:
Celebrate National Trails Day at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
Saturday, June 3, 2006, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bring the family and join in the fun!
· Mountain Bike and Equestrian Rides
· Nature Walks
· Children's Activities
· Trails Fair with Vendors and Exhibitors
· Live Music
· Opportunity Drawings and More!
· Free parking and admission
9:00 a.m. - SDMBA will lead a 10-mile ride geared for the intermediate rider, starting from
the SDMBA booth located next to the Ranch House. The ride will follow the south trail with
incredible scenery, creek crossings and waterfalls. For information on the ride, contact:
10:00 a.m. - Join the Multiuse Trails Coalition for a bike 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. We'll take a break in the shade of Carson Crossing with the equestrian
riders, too! Bring your bikes and meet us at the Ranch House before the ride. For more
information on the ride, contact: EBasil@aol.com
Bike helmets are required for all bike rides. Bring water and a snack.
Directions: From the intersection of Black Mountain Road and Mercy Road in Mira Mesa, go
one block north to the traffic signal at Canyonside Park Drive, the entrance to the
"Canyonside Rec Center" and turn west into the facility. Drive all the way west, past all the
ball fields, to a white rail fence and gate. Go straight up this driveway to the
grass parking area near the Ranch House.
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