We recap the fun had at SDMBA’s Ride the Rancho event in San Diego and announce our Trail Boss trail tools giveaway, courtesy of 911 Law. We also discuss some upcoming Spring Classic races and the predictions for favorites to win. In the post-show we answer questions of frugality when shopping for bicycle gear.
Established in 1845, Rancho Guejito is home to one of the earliest vineyards planted in California and one of the last remaining Mexican land grants of Old California. Helicopter tours, along with vineyard visits and wine club gatherings, have been the most exposure the public has had in the land’s long history.
SDMBA’s Ride the Rancho was a fully supported, 15-mile scenic tour through Rancho Guejito, a 36 square-mile private ranch that has been altogether closed to public access for over its more than 150 year ownership. All manner of bikes were on display, gravel and mountain bikes, as well as some electric-powered.