The Archipelago Ride scheduled for April 4, 2020 has been postponed due to threat of Covid-19 virus. We are working as quickly as possible with the various agencies and sponsors to determine the best date in which to reschedule the event. We will plan on shifting all registrations over to the new date once it is determined. In follow up communications, we will offer options for those who have a conflict with the new date.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
Registration will open to current members on January 10, 2020 and to the general public on January 15, 2020.
On April 4, 2020 fluff up that grass skirt and get your TIKI on at SDMBA’s signature springtime event.
Why is it called the Archipelago Ride? This ride attempts to keep the dream of trail connectivity alive by linking the “islands” of open space together from La Costa Preserve and Elfin Forest in the north to Black Mountain Open Space Park and Penasquitos Canyon Preserve to the south.
The finish line luau at Green Flash Brewing Co. will be overflowing with fun into the parking lot with more food, vendors, and cold beverages than any year before! Families, friends and cheering squads are invited to join in the fun!
Proceeds from this fundraising bike ride will go to some of our conservation partners who help preserve and protect our open spaces. Without these conservation partners, we would not have these natural places to ride. Funds will also be directed to further SDMBA’s mission of improving trail access for mountain biking in San Diego.
San Dieguito River Park - Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve - Center for Natural Lands Management - The Escondido Creek Conservancy - San Diego Habitat Conservancy -The County of San Diego - The City of San Diego - The City of San Marcos
Riders will meander their way from San Elijo Park in San Marcos to Green Flash Brewing Company. in Mira Mesa, experiencing a variety of terrain through the open spaces of central San Diego County. The point-to-point route will cover just short of 50 miles and over 4500 feet of climbing and is a serious endeavor. Route will explore Rancho La Costa Preserve, Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, Del Dios Highlands Preserve, San Dieguito River Park, Black Mountain Open Space Park, Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and more. Participants must train for the Arch to be physically able to handle this extreme level of physical challenge. Start logging those miles now. Four fully stocked aid stations at approximately mile 10, 21, 27 and 37.
Check in 6:15 - 7:15 a.m. Start window 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. We highly encourage you to be conditioned enough to complete the course in a reasonable amount of time. Cut off times for Aid Station #3 is 3:30 p.m. and for Aid Station #4 is 4:30 p.m. If you arrive at these check points after this time and you choose to continue you will not have the support of our sweepers.
Electric Mountain Bikes are not permitted on the Full Arch ride.
A "pint-sized" version of the classic Full Arch covering approximately 20 miles and 2500 feet of elevation gain starting at Sun Devil Way at Black Mountain Open Space Park, hitting up 2 fully stocked aid stations and on to Green Flash Brewing Company following along the traditional Full Arch Route. Check in 8:00 - 9:15 a.m. Start Window 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
This is still a challenging ride with plenty of climbing and rugged terrain; suitable for solid intermediate and advanced riders.
Electric MTB’s (class 1 and 2) are permitted on the Half Arch route.
There is NO Day of Event Registration. There are NO refunds.
Full Ride: $85
Half Ride: $65
Full Ride: $95
Half Ride: $75
Full Ride: $115
Half Ride: $90
Come back To Register starting at the dates above!
Shuttle service can be arranged with The Beaten Path Shuttles.
Shuttles provided by The Beaten Path are available for $25 per person. Space is limited.
Full Arch Morning Shuttle Times: 5:00 AM and 6:20 AM - Pick up at Green Flash/Drop off at San Elijo Park
Half Arch Morning Shuttle Times: 7:40 AM and 8:45 AM - Pick up at Green Flash/Drop off at Sun Devil Way
Afternoon Shuttle Times: 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM - Pick up at Green Flash/Drop off at San Elijo Park
Preorders for Arch Ride jerseys by Canari Cyclewear and event Tshirts are now closed. There will be a limited number of jerseys and Tshirts for purchase at the Pre-Arch Ride Happy Hour on April 2 at Green Flash from 5-8 p.m. and at the Finish Line Luau on the day of the event.