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Well this is exciting if it comes to fruition. Some of the description looks like they are "aiming for something between Snow Summit and Skypark". Construction starts in the winter with aims to open in 2022

Curious how this play's out. Hopefully, local trail-builders can be brought in as consultants..
 

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Curious how this play's out. Hopefully, local trail-builders can be brought in as consultants..
Super exciting! probably the best way to get a dedicated MTB park, hopefully this is a profit center for the Tribe willing to use their land for such a venture.

I too hope the correct organization is tasked with trail design and build.
 

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Sounds hopeful. I know you guys drive a long way for a park now.
Yeah… 2.5 hrs is to summit isn't the end of the world, but makes timing mid week (where lift lines are bearable) tough with work.

Skypark is a tad bit closer, but man I wish it had longer been runs. It's fun though

<1 hr drive would make this doable on some weekdays and more weekends. The terrain out there should allow for some longer runs too. I hope it works out and is beneficial to the land owner to encourage more of this too!
 

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I just came here to see some SDMBA hate. Where is it? JJ - Anyway, this is another reason you have to support SDMBA. When a group like the tribe is looking for a partner who are they going to reach out to? They are going to reach out to the largest, most organized, best-funded, and most experienced advocacy organization.
 

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SDMBA seems great at advocacy and organization. Perhaps their trail building results haven't always been my (or many riders) cup of tea, but I am hopeful for dedicated, directional MTB trails on private land with the goal of monetization will bring out the best. There are definite off the map examples in SoCal that show what intentional MTB trail systems can do with our terrain.
 

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SDMBA is merely acting as a consultant. We are helping the land owners to connect with a professional design/build team. Several are in the process of being vetted by the Council. Once they are chosen, we can announce who was picked. This will be a multi-year build where additional trails could be added at a future date if the first handful prove acceptable to the tribal council. Obviously nothing is happening now other than talk and planning. Weather will dictate building at La Jolla just the same as anywhere else in San Diego. This has been a long road, explored several times and it appears they are ready to take the next steps towards making this a reality for gravity based riders to enjoy. I have been camping out there for years and love the direction they are taking.
 

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SDMBA seems great at advocacy and organization. Perhaps their trail building results haven't always been my (or many riders) cup of tea, but I am hopeful for dedicated, directional MTB trails on private land with the goal of monetization will bring out the best. There are definite off the map examples in SoCal that show what intentional MTB trail systems can do with our terrain.
SDMBA is merely acting as a consultant. We are helping the land owners to connect with a professional design/build team. Several are in the process of being vetted by the Council. Once they are chosen, we can announce who was picked. This will be a multi-year build where additional trails could be added at a future date if the first handful prove acceptable to the tribal council. Obviously nothing is happening now other than talk and planning. Weather will dictate building at La Jolla just the same as anywhere else in San Diego. This has been a long road, explored several times and it appears they are ready to take the next steps towards making this a reality for gravity based riders to enjoy. I have been camping out there for years and love the direction they are taking.
I vote they just get Gabe to do it all by hand.
 

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Sounds about right. Amago went from moto to shifter karts, to supermoto, to MX, to vet track... they never got a casino? or did they? Anyone ever use the water park? Now it's time for a MTB bike park. Remember when K1 was socializing an indoor SX track in Escondido? SDMBA won't be the downfall of this proposal. Great White did write the book on this plan. My, my, my...
 

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Yeah&#8230; 2.5 hrs is to summit isn't the end of the world, but makes timing mid week (where lift lines are bearable) tough with work.

Skypark is a tad bit closer, but man I wish it had longer been runs. It's fun though

<1 hr drive would make this doable on some weekdays and more weekends. The terrain out there should allow for some longer runs too. I hope it works out and is beneficial to the land owner to encourage more of this too!
The drive there isn't bad. It's the drive home after riding all day. I'm so beat it feels twice as long.
 
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