We regret to inform that we have decided to cancel the SDSF group ride and BBQ on Saturday Feb 27th.
There was a significant rain storm which rolled into the area on Tuesday which dumped 3″ of rain in the Santa Cruz mountains. The event planning committee looked at the existing trail conditions today and the weather forecast over the next couple of days calls for an additional 1.5-3″ of rain and high winds for Friday continuing into Saturday. We feel that the trail conditions are way too saturated to hold a mountain biking event.
We recognize that planning an outdoor event in February is a gamble with the weather and we rolled the dice and lost.
The great news is that the weather is looking good for Sunday so the Jump Jam at Depot Park is still a go! Also, make sure to come out to the California premier of Women of Dirt on Sunday Feb 28th at 7 pm. For details about the events on Sunday please see the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz home page.
For those planning to attend, we thank you for your support. We hope to present a similar ride and festival in the future – perhaps when the weather is more consistent.
We would like to thank all the volunteers who signed up to help with the BBQ and act as ride leaders and sweeps. You now have your Saturday back!
We would also like to thank Mike and Jason from Titus Bikes for hauling the demo trailer all the way to Santa Cruz. They recognize that planning a winter event in California is dependent on the weather. Titus will still have a booth and their bikes on display at the Jump Jam in Depot Park on Sunday.