Biking on the Sea of Cortez


The La Ventana Area Mountain Bike Association (LaVAMBA) was founded in 2017 by three long-time local riders 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) then please donate through Trailforks


Trail work

Click on photo for a link to more photos of ongoing trail work. Thanks for coming out everyone.

Link to trail work summary.





Heat map showing trail popularity

Heat map showing trail popularity

Plans for 2020 / 2021

Over the summer I plan next season´s work using ride logs generated from logins to trailforks to determine the most popular trails. Please log into Trailforks before every ride.

Here´s how to record your ride or hike on Trailforks.



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


Following is a list of businesses in the La Ventana / El Sargento area who support our incredible trail system.

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 web site – a capable, local technical resource offering computing and networking services for various platforms.



Free LaVAMBA stickers. Get yours at Kijote Coffee or Cacachilas Bike Hub.

LaVAMBA is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization dedicated to caring for a sustainable trail network within the community. 


Questions or comments?   warren@lavamba.com or facebook