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.
SDMB has an exciting opportunity at the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo this year, running from Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15. We will be running the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden in 24 Hour Town!
This will raise significant funds for trail development in Tucson, but we need your volunteer help. The beer garden will be open on Friday from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM, on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, and on Sunday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Shifts are only 2 hours, and are guaranteed to be a good time. All proceeds go directly to support upcoming trail projects in the Tucson area, including new singletrack in Tucson Mountain Park and the 100-Acre Wood Bike Park.
As a bonus for anyone who volunteers, folks who come out for a 2-hour shift will get a free SDMB pint glass, and anyone who comes out for 2 or more 2-hour shifts will get a pint glass and a pair of SDMB socks. Pretty cool, huh?
To sign up for shifts, go to the Doodle link below. Make sure to let your friends and family members who will be at the race know, and forward the link to anyone you think might like to volunteer. Email Trailsteward@sdmb.org with any questions.
Even if you can’t volunteer, come by, have a pint, and drink beer for trails! All proceeds go to SDMB to help make your trails better.
Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists
Thanks to everyone who came out last week and Borderlands Brewing Co. Together we raised just over $1700 for the Tucson Mountain Park Improvement Project. 2.5 miles of new single track trail have been laid out already with another 1.5 for this segment from the 4 way to Goat HIll.
Your donations help get these projects done! Since we are an all volunteer organization, these funds will go directly toward providing lunches for volunteers (150(+/-) for the Yetman Bypass Project last year), replacing worn tools/gloves, and to help pay some portion of the Cultural and Biological surveys for Pima County.
Thanks! Hope to see you all in the Spring when we start construction!
We had a fantastic turnout on Sunday as SDMB helped Pima County finish up the last bit of trail in the Sweetwater trail system. Thanks to everyone who came out, and to Beyond Bread for providing the amazing volunteer lunches.
Check out the Photos from the Event, and don’t forget about the upcoming Trail Day on December 13th (details to come).
Monday, November 17th – 7:00pm
We encourage you to come out on Monday, November 17 at 7:00pm for the second community meeting. Location is at Emily Gray Junior High School at 2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Road. The FRP folks will be reporting the input they’ve gathered from the various user groups and organizations that utilized Redington Pass. We need to have a great MTB user turnout. If you haven’t yet taken the FRP Survey, you can do so on their website.
SDMB is at it again, this time raising funds for tools, supplies, lunches, to help build new trail in Tucson Mountain Park.
Come on out November 12 from 6-10 to try new Borderlands’ brews, enjoy live music, and snack at the food trucks. $20 gets you in the door with two drinks and a special run pint glass! Additional drinks are $5 with half coming back to SDMB to fund projects directly.
To piggy back on the success of the Yetman re-route and to further our mission to help make Tucson a destination mountain bike city, we’ve worked with Pima County Parks, with public input over the last year, to develop a plan to add a 6-8 mile loop around the TMP basin. Stop by to chat us up and mingle with the MTB community.
The all volunteer project will begin in January, come on out to help and/or you can make a donation directly to the project.
See the Pint Night Facebook event.
As always, thank for the support!
Several families from the Tucson area brought kids and bikes down to ride the Barrio Trails system, including a few laps on the pump track. Local Strider representatives had demo balance bikes on hand, SDMB provided snacks and refreshments, and and everyone was all smiles with stickers and number plates provided by IMBA and sponsors. After several little shredders pedaled to their hearts content, a warm afternoon sun let us know it was time to pack it up for the day. A few tears were shed, fears overcome, and friendships made as a new generation hit the trails. Thanks to everyone for making it happen!
Check out the photos!
We’re very serious about riding safely, and won’t let anyone ride with SDMB unless they’re wearing a helmet. We want to thank two young girls, Elizabeth andPatricia, for sending us this link to help spread the word about helmet safety.
Is A Helmet Worth It? How Brain Injuries Affect Different Body Functions
We will be meeting with Tucson parks and Recreation tomorrow to discuss the 100 Acre Wood Master Plan. We’ll send out an update as soon as we get more information.