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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.

April 6, No Ride
April 13, No Ride – See Special Event
April 20, No Ride
April 27, 8:30 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 and up on the Sorrento Mesa for fire roads and some single-track. Ride will be canceled if the park is closed due to rain.


This Month's Rides
Check ride start times. This month most, but not all, rides start at 8:30 AM. Always check each ride for proper start time.
** NOTE ** Standard Ride Start Time CHANGE. The start time for most rides changes to 8:30 AM this month. Check the schedule for rides that start at a different time.

Spring Weather: Be prepared for changing weather. Rides will be canceled if it's raining. Heavy rain in the week prior to the ride might cause a cancellation.

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. .

April 13, 9:00 AM, Eagle Rock HIKE
Rating: Fairly flat and easy 7 miles round trip hike.
Trailhead: Warner Springs southern Pacific Crest Trail trailhead. CA-79 to Warner Springs. Just past the PCT trail crossing, approximately 1 mile South of town. Park along the side of the road across the highway from the fire station. There are no services in Warner Springs.
Take a hike for a change. We'll hike out and back to Eagle Rock. It's an easy rolling hike. Not a club ride - NO BIKES.

April 5, 9:00 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 S-2 at mile marker 27, 1-2 miles south of the Box Canyon Monument.
We will start in the Anza Borrego State Park and ride Rodriguez, Chariot and Oriflame canyons.

April 12, 8:30 AM, Lake Hodges
Rating: Beginner 16 miles, single track, fire road
Trailhead: Coast to Crest Sunset Drive Trailhead, exit I-15 at Via Rancho Parkway, head east, turn right on Sunset Drive, go to end of cul-de-sac.
Ride some of the Lake Hodges area trails.

April 19, 8:30 or 10:00 AM, Indian Creek/Big Laguna (Picnic)
8:30 AM @ Pioneer Mail Picnic Area (Adventure Pass)
Rating: Advanced Intermediate, 25 miles, hilly rocky single track
10:00 AM @ Penny Pines Trailhead (Adventure Pass)
Rating: Beginner Intermediate, 16 miles, rolling single track
The Pioneer Mail ride follows single track up to Champagne Pass before continuing on to the Penny Pines Trailhead where we meet the riders starting at Penny Pines. We then ride the Big Laguna Trail out and back
Bring a picnic lunch for after the ride.

April 26, No Ride
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