The Sweetwater Bike Park has been around for a few years now but I had yet to make my way down there to check it out. I was interested hitting up some the trails in area so this was a good fit.
I have say this Park is quite a bit of fun. There are a couple of jump lines, a couple of flow lines, a couple of walls and some other assorted MTB skills development bits. It is quite a nice asset for the community.
After getting my fill of the place and chatting up some of the locals I headed out to the Sweetwater trails.
I primarily worked my way up to the top of Rockhouse from the backside. (The front side trail was eat up with hikers). After the
From the summit I dropped down into main trails area and a few loops before making my way back to the park where I had started.
I had forgotten that this area (outside of the trails up to rockhouse) have a lot more climbing to them than the layout would lead you to believe. I did about 14 miles with 2,200ft of climbing. It was a mighty fun day on the bike.
If there is ever a shortage of good times while riding in Bonita, I have note seen it yet. Yesterday, I hooked up with the Bonita Bikers crew for some South Bay riding. I actually recognized a few of the trails on this trip, but was still treated to trails I had not been on before.
It was an awesomely pretty day out and the greenery of spring is here.
(Don and Kimie strolling across a hillside)
Our route for the day? Hell if I really know. Bob and weave here. Cross a street there. Drop into culvert other way over there. Oh yeah cool trails between all of that stuff.
With all of the grow, some of the singletrack is tricky as it easily hides rocks that can give you a little trip up if you are not paving attention. Hoserr working a climb.
Gill gruntin’ over the top of a rise.
Greg cruising up “Seven Bitches”
Kimee styling on a bridge. Daryl was rather elusive for getting pictures on this ride as he was always out in front making us all look bad on his singlespeed. I did manage to catch him off the bike here.
In addition to the seemingly never ending cool trails down here, it was awesome to that extra hour of daylight freedom with the time change. There is nothing wrong with night rides, but having that late in the day sunshine to play in is just killer. I have no idea how many miles we did, but it was sizable and felt more like a weekend ride than a midweek ride. If you are interested in catching this ride during the week, it goes down every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30pm from the the parking lot at the Performance Bike Shop in Bonita.