EVENT: Anza-Borrego 101: Part 2--Mountain Biking in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Posted by Adventure 16 | 01.18.2018

Mountain bikers on a trail in the desert

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California, with over 650,000 acres. The Park features stunning washes, palm groves, cacti and dramatic vistas. Over five hundred miles of dirt roads, free backcountry camping, and a thousand square miles of open hiking provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California desert. One activity in Anza Borrego that is gaining popularity? Mountain Biking!

Enthusiastic Mountain Biker

Join Ashley as she guides you through the ups and downs, dos and don’ts, and highlights of mountain biking in a terrain often thought of as off-limits. A newcomer to mountain biking, Ashley has spent a lot of weekends planning and riding with her two mentors, Jim Roller and Gary Haldeman, leaders of Anza-Borrego Foundation’s wildly popular Bikes & Brews outreach series. Ashley will take time to outline some of the more fun and challenging routes as well as give a few notes of caution when it comes to riding in the desert.

Mountain biking group


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The Presenter Ashley KvitekAshley Kvitek is the Education & Outreach Coordinator for Anza-Borrego Foundation, the nonprofit partner of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Ashley has a M.Ed. in Environmental Education, and has been with ABF for three years.

in her time there, she has camped, backpacked, and hiked not just for work but also for volunteer projects and fun. She spends a great deal of time getting to know her place in the vast landscapes of the desert, and loves nothing more than sharing her appreciation for and lessons learned from California’s largest state park.



anza borrego logoANZA BORREGO 101:  Part 3:  Thursday, February 22--A16 San Diego Store
ANZA BORREGO 101:  Part 4:  Wednesday, May 16--A16 San Diego Store