Welcome to Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz!

_MG_5633Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is a non-profit mountain bike advocacy organization and a chapter of  the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA).

MBoSC works to promote mountain bike recreation and to expand sustainable trail access in the Santa Cruz area. Our organization enriches the local mountain bike community through trail building, group rides, events and cooperation with local land managers and other trail user groups.

Mountain biking promotes community, opportunity, achievement and sustainability.

Help us bring mountain biking into the mainstream of Santa Cruz living and create more authorized trail access. Check out our Dig Days Volunteer Trailwork Schedule for opportunities to help out on our local trails! Sign up now! Joinvolunteer and sponsor/donate – together we can make a difference!

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Tom Wilson: Volunteer of the Month

    Tom Wilson has been a dedicated volunteer for many years, beginning with the construction of Emma McCrary Trail. Tom has also participated in our Crew Leader Training course and leads crews on Dig Days. Tom comes to nearly every Dig Day, always offering to pick up coffee or help out. Beyond that, Tom’s business, Geo H. Wilson, serves as the home for the MBoSC tool trailer, wheelbarrows, trail leader training classrooms, tool cleaning parties, and occasionally barbecues. We at Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz truly could not set out to accomplish the completion of our projects and operations without people like Tom.

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Recap: Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Meeting

    Last night’s special joint session of the Santa Cruz City Council and Parks and Recreation Commission overflowed from City Council Chambers into the neighboring Civic Auditorium. MBoSC would like to extend a huge thank you to those of you that attended to show and voice your support for the Draft Parks and Recreation 2030 Master Plan, which contains recommendations for new multi-use and mountain bike specific trails in City Parks. Our strong showing was clearly noted by Council and the Parks Commission. Mountain bikers dominated both written correspondence leading up to the meeting and comments during the meeting.  Continue reading

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CANCELLED: Dig Day at Soquel Demonstration State Forest – Saturday 2/11

This Saturday’s Dig Day at SDSF has been cancelled. This round of weather has been hitting harder than expected and has once again led to mudslides and downed trees that have compromised access to and within the forest. The Forest remains closed, please stay away until CAL FIRE can address issues there.

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Next General Meeting: Wednesday 2/22/17

We are excited to announce our next general meeting will be held at Cycleworks on Mission Street on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:30pm. Come on out to hear the latest and greatest from Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz. There will be snacks and refreshments from New Bohemia Brewery. We can’t wait to see you!

 

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ACTION ALERT: Downhill-only mountain bike trail proposed in Pogonip! Community Support Needed! Public Meeting! Write a Letter!

What: Downhill-only mountain bike trail in Pogonip proposed by City of Santa Cruz
How you can help: Attend Public Meeting
When: Tuesday February 7th at 7pm
Where:  City Council Chambers, 809 Center St #10, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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