San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) (2023)

San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) (1)

Improving trail access for mountain biking in San Diego Coun ty

akaSan Diego Mountain Biking Association |SAN DIEGO, CA|https://sdmba.com/

Mission

The San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) works to improve trail access for mountain biking in San Diego County.

Ruling yearinfo

2005

Executive Director

Susie Murphy

President

Matt Bartelt

Main address

PO BOX 881491 www.sdmba.com

SAN DIEGO, CA 92168 USA

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Fundraising Contact

Susie Murphy

Fundraising contact phone: (619) 316-1757

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Payment Address

PO BOX 881491 www.sdmba.com

SAN DIEGO, CA 92168


Donation Payable

Legal name of organization: San Diego Mountain Biking Association

EIN for payable organization: 20-1701837


EIN

20-1701837

NTEE codeinfo

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (C01)

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) (2)

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Communication

  • San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) (3)
  • San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) (4)
  • San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) (5)
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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

SDMBA recognizes that San Diego County needs more opportunities for quality trail experiences especially in dense urban and suburban communities.

(Video) San Diego Mountain Biking Association - SDMBA

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success,and who do the programs serve?

Land Stewardship / Liaison Program

Land Stewardship / Liaison Programs. SDMBA Volunteer Liaisons provide direction, education, and hands-on building and maintenance of trails throughout San Diego County. Liaisons work with park rangers, city councils, community groups, and others concerned with maintaining accessible and sustainable recreational trails for our citizenship to provide balanced access for all trail users. Volunteer SDMBA member Liaisons work with park staff and managers, community development groups, local and regional governing bodies, community advisory councils, environmental groups, national and regional associations to promote access to these San Diego parks and other areas:Balboa Park/Morley Field - Black Mountain Open Space - California Riding and Hiking Trail (CRHT) - California State Parks- Crestridge Reserve - Daley Ranch - Elfin Forest - La Costa - Mission Trails Regional Park - Noble Canyon & USFS - North County Coastal - Penasquitos Canyon - San Diego County - San Dieguito River Park - San Marcos/San Elijo hills - Sweetwater/Otay - Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch Open Space Preserves - Tecolote Canyon - Evan Ted Williams

Population(s) Served

Adults

Trail Building and Maintenance

Trail Building and Maintenance: Trail work Days are an important element of promoting access to trails by helping to design, maintain, and build sustainable trails for all users. Trail building includes construction of bridges, cutting fresh trails, repairing damaged trails, working around endangered habitats and species, private and military property owners, securing a wide variety of tools, organizing volunteers into workable trained teams, training team' bosses,' developing robust helpful relationships with area Liaisons and agencies, and providing a majority of work during our brief rainy season when trails are most workable.

Population(s) Served

Adults

Education and Youth Support

Education and Youth Support: Looking toward the future, SDMBA involves youth through a variety of recreation opportunities intended to further young rider's safety, fun, education, and responsible use of sustainable trails and habitat. Volunteer time equivalencies, transportation, bike purchases for maintaining safe bike stable, insurance, waivers, safety materials, helmets, bike transport, trained /certified instructors, event advertising and PR costs, SWAG and other distributed materials, materials reimbursement all contribute to program operations. Featured Program Opportunities: IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, portable pump track at community events throughout the county, Guided family rides and clinics in partnership with Sprockids San Diego and other partners.

Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Bike Skill Park Complex Development

Bike Skill Park Complex Development: SDMBA Volunteers, from 2008 to the present, researched and prepared materials to support building a family-oriented Bike Parks with skills / trials areas, jumps, and pump track for the city and its guests of all ages in various locations throughout the County. The Sweetwtater Bike Park and the Greg Cox Bike Park both in the South Bay are very successful in providing a safe place for all riders to practice their skills. Other spaces throughout the San Diego County area are also being explored as options for bike skills parks. Help us promote future bike skills parks for the present and future San Diego families.

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and youth

Bike Bell Program

Bike Bell Program: One of the main concerns of SDMBA, is sharing the trails with everyone. Having a signal for trail users to know that a mountain biker is coming goes a long way to happy sharing of trails. While first started as a way for hikers to let bears know of their presence, bear bells attached to mountain bikes make it very easy for hikers, equestrians, and other bikers to not be surprised by an oncoming mountain biker. This helps everyone have an enjoyable time in nature, helps prevent misunderstandings, and improves safety.SDMBA's first set of bike bells were provided through a generous grant from our friends at REI. SDMBA desires to expand the Bike Bell Program to new locations throughout the county. If you would like to help, SDMBA can always use a few extra funds to buy more bells and build distribution and collection boxes. Bike Bell Stations in San Diego County include Black Mountain, Penasquitos Canyon, Mission Trails Regional Park, and Noble Canyon.

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Advocate of the Year2018

San Diego County Bicycle Coalition

Community Partner of the Year2020

County of San Diego

Non profit of the Year2021

Olivenhain Muni Water District

Affiliations & memberships

California Mountain Biking Coalition 2022

External reviews

San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) (8)

    Photos

    San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA) (9)

    Noble Canyon - Cleveland National Forest

    (Video) SDMBA Vista Santa Fe Trail Walk Through

    Videos

    We are ALL Trail Advocates

    Vista Santa Fe Trail Build

    Our results

    SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

    How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

    Total number of organization members

    Totals By Year
    Type of Metric

    Output - describing our activities and reach

    Direction of Success

    Increasing

    Our Sustainable Development Goals

    SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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    Goals & Strategy

    SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

    Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

    Charting impact

    Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

    What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

    2021-22 Upcoming projects and advocacy efforts:
    -Continue to work on SDMBA strategic planning, board development, and volunteer committee structure
    -Continue to work with Mission Trails Regional Park to pass the Master Plan Update which includes over 20 miles of new trail and a 13 acre bike skills park
    -Push planning for bike skills parks across the county
    -Create and rehabilitate trails in partnership with federal, state and local agencies and jurisdictions
    -Strengthen partnerships with agencies and organizations such as US Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, San Diego Canyonlands, Black Mountain Open Space Preserve, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, San Dieguito River Park, and others.
    -Challenge current and future developments in San Diego County to provide a quality recreational features including natural surface trails to their projects
    -Continue to use volunteer expertise to assist in maintenance of trails across the county

    What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

    Strategic Plan 2020-2023

    Goal #1 Advocacy: Advocate for enhanced mountain biking opportunities and bike parks

    -Continue progress on SDMBA Top 10 Priority Projects
    Create criteria for the Top 10 Priority Projects
    Two of the top 10 priority projects approved for work by end of 2017.
    Half of the top 10 priority projects approved for work by 2022

    Goal #2 Trails: Develop and improve trails

    Develop a network of destination quality trails for various riding styles.
    Continue advocacy work with public land managers and seek opportunities to connect existing trail networks
    Support Trail Liaisons as they cultivate relationships with land managers and prioritize projects.

    Goal #3 Education: Promote the sport of mountain biking through education

    Educate trail users on established trail etiquette and mountain biking skills

    Goal #4 Build an engaged mountain biking community

    (Video) SDMBA Trail Work Spotlight - Tecolote Canyon

    What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

    Strategically expanding the capabilities of our professional trail crew utilzing modern trail maintenance and building techniques using hand tools and mechanized equipment. Engaging with partners to improve trail planning, maintenance and building to ensure a quality product.

    What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

    How we listen

    SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

    Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

    doneWe demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.

    doneWe shared information about our current feedback practices.

    • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

      Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls,

    • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

      To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

    • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

      The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

    • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

      We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive,

    • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

      It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

    Financials

    San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA)

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    Operations

    The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

    • Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees
    • Highest paid employees
    • Board of directors

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    San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA)

    Board of directors
    as of08/09/2022

    SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

    Board co-chair

    Matt Bartelt


    Board co-chair

    KevinLoomis

    Kevin Loomis

    Xyon Business Solutions

    Don Sutton

    Tim Ingersoll

    Renee Halsch

    Matt Bartelt

    Karen St. Germain

    James Camy

    Chris Bohannan

    Gerry Krippner

    Dom Dias

    (Video) SDMBA at SKYPARK (San Diego Mountain Bike Association)

    Board leadership practices

    SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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    • Board orientation and education
      Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?Yes
    • CEO oversight
      Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
    • Ethics and transparency
      Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?Yes
    • Board composition
      Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?Yes
    • Board performance
      Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?No

    Organizational demographics

    SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/9/2022

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    Leadership

    The organization's leader identifies as:

    Race & ethnicity

    White/Caucasian/European

    Gender identity

    Female

    Sexual orientation

    Heterosexual or Straight

    The organization's co-leader identifies as:

    Race & ethnicity

    White/Caucasian/European

    Gender identity

    Male

    Sexual orientation

    Heterosexual or Straight

    Race & ethnicity

    Gender identity

    Sexual orientation

    Disability

    No data

    We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

    Equity strategies

    Last updated: 09/21/2021

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    Data

    • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
    • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
    • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

    Policies and processes

    • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
    • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
    • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
    • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
    • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

    Videos

    1. How to Survive Mountain Biking - Part 1
    (San Diego Mountain Biking Association)
    2. How To Be A Good Mountain Biker
    (San Diego Mountain Biking Association)
    3. Trail Etiquette - Don't Block The Trails
    (San Diego Mountain Biking Association)
    4. Minette Ozaki - SDMBA
    (San Diego Mountain Biking Association)
    5. We are ALL Trail Advocates
    (San Diego Mountain Biking Association)
    6. SDMBA presents Happy Trails - a SDMBA Trail Etiquette Series - BE NICE SAY HI
    (San Diego Mountain Biking Association)
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