La Ventana Area
Mountain Biking Association

Mountain biking on the Sea of Cortez


The La Ventana Area Mountain Bike Association (LaVAMBA) was founded in 2017 by Warren Bruce with the goal of building a sustainable trail network in the La Ventana and El Sargento area. Prioritizing safety, flow, sustainability, and respect for the land and plants, LaVAMBA seeks to oversee the annual maintenance of existing trails as well as the construction of new trails. Partnerships with local landowners, local businesses, the ejido, and riders will help us grow and refine this trail network to make it a shining example of a successful community effort.

Thank you for your support. Our 70 trails span 131 kilometers (as of September 2020) and require ongoing maintenance involving volunteers and local paid labor. If you are unable to come out and volunteer for any of the Trail Day Tuesdays (look for dates and locations in Ventana View or on the LaVAMBA Facebook page) then please donate through Trailforks. Trailforks trail karma

Trail photos

Ongoing trail work

Every Tuesday morning from October to March is Trail Day Tuesday. Come out and lend a hand for a few minutes or an hour between 9:00 am and noon. Look for announcements on the LaVAMBA Facebook page or on the trail news sign at the entrance to Pista Pista trail.

Thank you to our sponsors

Following is a list of businesses in the La Ventana / El Sargento area that support our incredible trail system.ChilloChill. A great place to stay on the south beach and Alfredo (the owner) is the lawyer for LaVAMBA.

ChiloChill A great place to stay on the south beach and Alfredo (the owner) is the lawyer for LaVAMBA Ventana Windsports Another excellent place to stay right on the beach, dine at Coyas, and rent bikes. Rancho Cacachilas The Hub in El Sargento has bikes for rent and a great repair shop. Kijote Coffee After my Saturday morning ride with the local kids we go to Kijote for the best smoothies in town. Pelican Reef Come for a bike stay and learn to kite while you are here. Great housing and kite school on location with a cool bar right on the beach. Thank you to Knolly bikes for including me in the Knolly Knation program for trail builders. And a special thanks to BTech for providing space and expertise configuring this website – a capable, local technical resource offering computing and networking services for various platforms.
Respect for land and plants

Respect for the land and plants

As part of our mandate to respect the land and plants of the Baja desert we have placed plant identification signs on the Cardon Corridor and Pista Pista trails to help you identify what is growing around you. The following is a list of plants we have identified. Biznaga, Candelaria, Cardon, Century plant, Ciruelo, Coralita, Coyote Melon, Flor de Campo, Hierba de Flecha, Incienso, Lomby, Mala Mujer, Matacora, Mesquite, Organ Pipe Cactus, Palo Blanco, Palo San Juan, Palo Verde, Pitaya Agria, Pitaya Dulce, Sotol, Torote, Torote Blanco, Torote Colorado, Viejito

Guided tours and clinics

The La Ventana / El Sargento has two riding areas with a total of 139 kilometers of trails. There are trails for all levels of abilities from beginner (Cardon Corridor) to advanced (Las Minitas and The Chad). Make the most of your riding time by hiring one of our bilingual guides.

Christian (LaVAMBA) +52 624 122 7607 or 612 136 5685

Diego (La Ventana Outdoors) +52 612 228 6683

or sign up with Magdala of Falcon Bike Tours for a clinic +52 624 157 2708

We kindly ask that you choose from one of the above three guides. These are people who helped build the trail system, people who live here year round,  people with families, .

Help support the local economy.

Falcon Bike Tours