WELCOME TO SDMB

Thanks for visiting the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists! We are an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of mountain biking, and view the sport as a vehicle to promote low impact outdoor recreation, conservation, and opportunities that are environmentally and socially responsible. We hope that you will use this website as your Tucson mountain biking resource for finding events and trails to ride, as well as to stay up-to-date and help our trail advocacy efforts.

Ride for a Teacher

Come out to Ride for a Teacher with Carlos Resto! Just show up with at least $5.00 in school suppies, enjoy a great ride, and enjoy post-ride beverages courtesy of SDMB. Meet at the Gabe Zimmerman trailhead at 6:30 AM. The route will take us South across rolling XC trail to Lakes Road and back, for about 22 miles round trip. You can of course turn around sooner at any time.

When: Saturday, September 12, 6:30am
Where: Meet at the Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead
Trail: AZ Trail Lakes Road trail page
Distance: Roughly 22 miles out/back

To sign up for the event and get more info, see the Facebook event.

We will also have one each of the new SDMB sweatshirts, trucker caps, flasks, and t-shirts to give away, to be chosen at random. Make sure to drop your name in the jar for the drawing!

School supplies will be donated to Prince Elementary School. For anyone who follows the news, you know that our schools are drastically underfunded. They need our help, and a great way to support Arizona schools is through donations of school supplies. Items that are needed are:

  • Baskets/bins
  • Binder clips
  • Cleaning Wipes
  • Clorox wipes
  • Composition books
  • Decorative Borders
  • Dividers
  • Dry erase markers
  • Erasers
  • Flash drives
  • Folders
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Paper towels
  • Paperclips
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Postits/Dispensers
  • Printer Paper
  • Pushpins
  • Scissors
  • Sharpeners
  • Staplers
  • Staples
  • Tape/Dispensers
  • Tissues
  • Wide ruled paper

Social Ride – Starr Pass

Join us on Saturday, June 13th (7:00am) at the main Genser Trailhead for a social ride at Starr Pass

We have been working hard with Pima County to lay out more than five miles of new singletrack that we hope to start building in the fall. On the ride we will show folks some of the proposed corridor and answer questions about proposed trail closures in the future.

We will ride the “regular loop” including the Yetman reroute, with more miles if folks are interested. Mellow pace, no one gets dropped.

Post-ride frosty beverages courtesy of SDMB.

Email trailsteward@sdmb.org or go to the Facebook event page with questions or to let us know you’re coming out.

SDMB Wins $10,000 Grant

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that SDMB has been awarded a $10,000 grant from REI to support the construction of 5.5 miles of singletrack in Tucson Mountain Park.

“We are excited to provide your organization with funding, but more importantly we are committed to strengthening our partnership. Working together, we hope to build greater awareness of your efforts to care for and increase access to the outdoor recreation places where our members and customers play, as well as REI’s investment in your organization.”

 

– REI Representative

Thank you REI! We feel the same way!  Please keep an eye out for future trail building days so you can help us put these fantastic grant funds to good use!

 

Builder Movie Screening

Come on out to Borderlands Brewing Company and watch PinkBike’s production of Builder, a great new film about the art and science of trail building. It tells the story of trail building through some of our sport’s best riders and most respected builders.

This is a no-admission event and open to the entire community. Best yet, Borderlands will donate a portion of beer sales to SDMB’s trail building efforts.

When: Wednesday, July 29th – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Borderlands Brewing Co. – 119 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Check out the trailer, and see you then!

Fantasy Island Parcel Development

The public is invited to a informational meeting regarding the sale of land owned by the City of Tucson, which includes our beloved Fantasy Island. Local cycling clubs have been working with the City to preserve as much of Fantasy Island as possible.

June 2, 2015 | 6:00-7:00pm
Pima Community College East | 8181 E. Irvington Road
Community Room

View Meeting Invite Flier  View Proposed Modification Map

SDMB/SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course

When:  Saturday & Sunday, May 30-31, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where: Pima County NRPR Building – 3500 W. River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741

The details are finalized and registration is live for the SDMB/SOLO Wilderness First Aid course, Saturday and Sunday May 30 and 31!

As mountain bikers, trail builders, hikers, and all-around outdoor enthusiasts we spend lots of time in the backcountry and in risky situations.  Ordinary first-aid training doesn’t cover the types of medical emergencies that can occur in the backcountry, and adequate training and preparation can make the difference between a near-miss and a helivac, or worse…

The Wilderness First Aid course will be taught by SOLO, the oldest school of wilderness medicine in the U.S. Those who complete it will receive a 2-year WFA certification. Find more information about SOLO and the course curriculum.

Wilderness medicine courses are highly experiential, and combine classroom learning with hands-on practice and simulations.  This course will be taught by James Corbin of the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association (CAMBA).  In addition to providing highly useful skills and information, they are just plain fun!

Registration

Registration is only $155, and the first 10 SDMB members who register will get a $25 gift card to Tucson Endurance Performance Center.  As an added bonus, SDMB will provide lunch for both days.

There are 2 steps to registration:

  1. Register Through Paypal. 
  2. Email trailsteward@sdmb.org to confirm your payment and attendance.  Be sure to say if you’re an SDMB member so we can save your Tucson Endurance Performance Center gift card!

Questions?  Email trailsteward@sdmb.org.

April Trail Love: Bug Springs!

Bug Springs Trail Day

Join SDMB for our April Trail Love Corps day, Saturday April 18. In our continuing stewardship of Bug Spring trail, we will be working on the middle section between the creek valley and the hoodoos. We will be doing erosion control, improving corners, and improving flow along the entire trail corridor. The upper and lower parts of Bugs are in great shape; let’s get the middle part in equally great shape!

We will be shuttling up to the top of Bugs and working our way down. We will likely be out past lunch, so bring a lunch and/or snacks for the day. SDMB will bring beverages for the post-work festivities.

Meet at Le Buzz at 7:30 AM, and plan on working into the afternoon. We will bring the tools, you bring work gloves, water, lunch/snacks, and good footwear/clothing for the day.

RSVP on the Facebook Event or email trailsteward@sdmb.org.

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