MTB New Trails, Bike Clubs, Races
With a variety of terrains & scenery, California has an abundance of areas to ride bikes off road. Mountain biking was supposedly born in California between 1970-80’s (Marin County to be exact) and therefore, it is a very popular activity in the golden state. History of Mountain Biking
California biking clubs: social, hobby or hard core! From beginner to advanced, you’ll find a new trails on here.
Many alpine snow ski centers become mountain bike havens in the summer months. They shuttle you up on their ski lifts and then you get an exhilarating downhill.
places NOT to ride:
California National Forests
Real Maps: the best trail maps around are HARD COPIES = Tom Harrison Maps – water & tear resistant plastic topo maps
Outdoor recreation mecca – MOAB, UT has so many locations to ride; from secluded dirt roads, to red rock canyons, slick-rock faces, to upper elevation aspen groves in the La Sal mountains.
Moab is a very popular destination, so make your reservations early. Or just grab a good maps and pitch a tent on any dirt road (and sleep for free).
Mountain Bike Tours / Guides
Gravity Activated Sports
16220 Hwy 76
PO Box 683
Pauma Valley, CA 92061
Marin Mountain Bike Tours
Rock Industries Unlimited, Inc.
PO Box 5081
Norco, CA 92860-5081
Santa Barbara Adventure Co.
PO Box 208
Santa Barbara CA 93102
San Francisco Bay Area
519 Nevada Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
California Bicycle Coalition
– transportation & recreation
Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association
multi-use trails in Santa Monica Mountains
East Bay Bicycle Coalition – transportation & recreation
Pasadena Mountain Bike Club (?)
San Gabriel Mountains
SHARE Mountain Bike Club
– Orange County Biking Club
Silicone Valley Mountain Bikers
– San Mateo & Santa Clara counties
Southern California Mountain Biking – mountain bike club
Big Bear Lake
Snow Summit Ski area
Open to mountain biking with chair lift
Running Springs, CA 92382
Open to mountain biking from Memorial Day to Labor Day
The Palms at Indian Head
Mountain Bike Rentals @ Hotel
Folsom-Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition (FATRAC) – group of volunteers educating riders and building trails. They maintain trails and have weekly rides in the area.
North Mojave Desert
Randsburg (Mining Camp)
Bay Area Ridge Trail
multi-use trail overlooking the San Francisco Bay