Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival!

The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival is this weekend The Expo hours are Saturday April 9th and Sunday April 10th from 10am to 4pm.

Directions and Parking

The approximate location of the event venue is 417 Trout Gulch Road Aptos, CA 95003. Please use that address to get directions.

There are a limited number of parking spots available to the general public. Vendors and some volunteers will have parking at the venue. We are encouraging people to ride their bikes to the event (this is a bike festival) and to carpool to reduce the parking requirements.. We will have secure bike valet parking at the venue provided by People Power of Santa Cruz.

Events

There are many events for athletes, enthusiasts and spectators alike. Many of these are still open for registration.

Fox Racing Shox – 831 Jump Contest
Black Market Bikes/Epicenter Pump Track Pandemonium
Specialized/Scotts Valley Cycle Sport XC Short Track
Trek Epic XC Challenge (free event)
Bike Skills Clinics with Tammy Donahugh

Bike Clinics with Epicenter Cycling
Shuttle Rides to Soquel Demonstration Forest
Demo Bikes
Expo and Vendor Tents
Beer Garden featuring 6 Santa Cruz County Brewers
Fund Raising Events including Raffle

Beer Garden

The Beer Garden features some tasty brews from several brewers from the county. It will be a great place to enjoy an adult malted beverage and watch the events. We will feature a selection of ales from:

Boulder Creek Brewery
Corralitos Brewing Co.
Santa Cruz Ale Works
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Seabright Brewery
Uncommon Brewers

Fund Raising

The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival is a benefit towards a permanent bike park in Aptos. The existing Post Office Jump Park and the Epicenter Pump Track are on land which is designated for the expansion of the Aptos Village. As part of the project, an “active recreational use area” (a.k.a bike park) will be developed from land donated by the landowner (Barry Swenson Builders). The County of Santa Cruz is Responsible for the design, financing and construction of the park and operational and maintenance costs.

We have a number of raffles including a Trek Remedy 8, GoPro Hero HD Camera Package, Black Market Jump Bike, Felt/Troy Lee Cruiser, Kuat NV Bike Rack and plenty of other items. You can pre-buy your raffle tickets online at the above links.

We hope to raise funds to donate to the County for the design and construction of the proposed permanent bike park. Construction of the new Aptos Village may begin late 2011 or early 2012. The Epicenter Pump Track and the Post Office Jumps as we know it today will be gone. The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival may be the last big celebration of mountain biking on this property until the new bike park is completed.

These items will be featured at the Expo/Vendor area at the Festival but you may buy raffle tickets online with WePay until April 8th.

Please support the mountain biking/dirt jumping/pumping community by donating generously to this cause. You may be rewarded for your good karma by winning some shiny new things of pure bike lust.

This is a grass roots event put on by volunteers to celebrate the mountain biking in Santa Cruz County. We have all worked really hard to put this together and I hope you will come and join us!

For more details see http://www.santacruzmountainbikefestival.com.

Hope to see you there!

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