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Welcome to the Mountain Bike (MTB) section of the North County Cycle Club. Note that Team Spokey Dokes' rides start from different locations. Directions to start are given in each ride's description. Come and enjoy the dirt with us!

Ride Ratings
Beginner: rolling short climbs, frequent regroups, fire roads
Intermediate: few rolling hills, longer climbs, some steep hills, regroups, singletrack, fire roads
Advanced: steep hills, very long climbs, few regroups, technical singletrack, fire road.

PLEASE NOTE: A "USFS Adventure Pass" is required to park in the Cleveland National Forest. This would apply to: Pioneer Mail, Penny Pines and the Meadows Trailheads, Noble Canyon Trailhead in Pine Valley, Black Mountain and Mesa Grande Rides, and the Corral Canyon OHV Area Lake Morena ride.


March 1, 9:30 AM, Coyote Canyon
Rating: Advanced, 25 miles, gradual climb and decent on possibly sandy desert roads.
Trailhead: Meet near Borrego Springs at the north end of Di Giorgio Road where the pavement ends.
This ride is an out and back in the bottom part of Coyote Canyon. Bring food and water for the entire ride and be prepared for varied conditions.
Bring a picnic lunch for after the ride.

March 8, 9:00 AM, West Side, Los Penasquitos Preserve
Rating: Beginner, 15 miles
Trailhead: Penasquitos Park trailhead on the West End located on the south side of Sorrento Valley Blvd.
Ride around the preserve on fire roads and some single­track.

March 15, NO RIDE

March 22, 9:00 AM, Lake Hodges
Rating: Beginner 16 miles, single track, fire road
Trailhead: Coast to Crest Sunset Drive Trailhead, exit I­15 at Via Rancho Parkway, head east, turn right on Sunset Drive, go to end of cul­de­sac.
Ride the Lake Hodges area trails.

March 29, NO RIDE
This Month's Rides
Winter Weather. Be prepared for cold wet weather. Rides will be canceled if it's raining. Heavy rain in the week prior to the ride might cause a cancellation.

Check ride start times. Check each ride for proper start time. This month most but not all rides will start at 9:00 AM.

Open Days: Days when no rides are scheduled may be used to schedule according to weather and trail conditions. These rides will be posted on Forum > Club Rides & Events and to the TSD mailing list.

Ride leader: Frank Dumville  

For ride information, directions or schedule requests contact Frank Dumville at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


March 7, NO RIDE
March 14, 9:00 AM, Daley Ranch
Rating: Intermediate, 16 miles, fire road, single track, steep climbs
Trailhead: Daley Ranch Parking Lot. Take El Norte Parkway exit off I­15 in Escondido to La Honda Drive (look for the Lake Dixon signs).

March 21, NO RIDE

March 28, 9:30 AM, Three Canyon Tour (Box Canyon)
Rating: Advanced-­Intermediate, 20 miles, fire roads, possibly sandy, long climbs and rocky descent.
Trailhead: Large dirt parking area on east side of S­2 at mile marker 27, 1­2 miles south of the Box Canyon Monument.
We will start in the Anza Borrego State Park and ride Rodriguez, Chariot and Oriflame canyons.

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