Welcome to Mountain Biking in Santa Cruz County

Mountain 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!

Join, volunteer and sponsor/donate – together we can make a difference!

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MBoSC Dig Day Featured In NICA Inspirational Video

Check out this  inspirational video produced by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) It features SlowmoBro wreaking havoc at an MBoSC Dig Day on the Flow Trail at SDSF. Fortunately Matt Hunter and Pierre the Younger were on hand to save the day by dropping some knowledge about being a responsible trail steward on young Slowmo. Thanks to NICA for spreading the good word!

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JANUARY 30TH DIG DAY AT SDSF RECAP — MBoSC ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY 13TH VOLUNTEER DIG DAY AND DREW PERKINS APPRECIATION CELEBRATION ON THE EMMA McCRARY TRAIL

IMG_0962_compressedThe rain let up this past Saturday, just in time for 37 eager volunteers to show up at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) for a day of trail maintenance on Fox Shox sponsored segment 3 of the Flow Trail. Volunteers patched and compacted berms, cleared drains, and fixed a few odd spots on the trail.

Thanks to Verve Coffee, and the Summit Store, for helping out with volunteer hospitality, and thanks to  Adventure Sports Journal and Bicycle Trip for putting on our volunteer raffle. Also a huge thank you to land manager CAL FIRE for their ongoing support and assistance with MBoSC trail maintenance efforts at SDSF. Next time you cross paths with a CAL FIRE forester while out riding, please stop and thank them for all they have done for mountain bikers.

Check out these photos from Bogdan Marian

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February 13th Emma McCrary Volunteer Dig Day and Drew Perkins Appreciation Celebration – Sponsored by Epicenter Cycling

On Saturday February 13th MBoSC and Epicenter Cycling will be hosting a volunteer trailwork day on the Emma McCrary Trail in Pogonip, a Santa Cruz City Park. This heavily used trail (over 80,000 trips a year!) is due for some drainage maintenance and some tread repair. MBoSC is using this event as an opportunity to show our appreciation for everything that MBoSC Trails Officer, Drew Perkins, has contributed to our community. Drew was a key player in the development of both the Emma McCrary Trail and the Flow Trail. He is moving on (though we hope he will come back), so we want to give him a proper send off. After the workday we will be having a BBQ at George H Wilson Inc in Drew’s honor. Please join us for a day of trail maintenance and celebration! Find out all the info and signup here.

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MBoSC Announces Upcoming Dig Day – Saturday January 30th at Soquel Demonstration State Forest – Also Weekday Trail Work Opportunities

5DM34325_compressedCome join MBoSC on Saturday, January 30th at Soquel Demonstration State Forest for a volunteer Dig Day. It looks like old man winter may give us a break this week to allow things to dry out a bit, making for good digging conditions. Please join us for a day of maintenance on Fox Shox sponsored segment 3 of the Flow Trail.

Workdays run from 8:45 to 3:30. All skill levels of trailworkers are welcome! Volunteers are provided with Verve Coffee, pastries, lunch from the Summit Store, post workday refreshments, and entry into our Adventure Sports Journal sponsored volunteer raffle. A huge thank you to land manager CAL FIRE for their ongoing support and assistance with MBoSC trail maintenance efforts at SDSF. Find more info and sign up here.

Weekday digging opportunities on Emma McCrary Trail and at SDSF

Cant make it out Saturday for the big to-do? Join MBoSC on Tuesday for trail maintenance on the Emma McCrary Trail in Santa Cruz or on Friday at SDSF. Contact info@mbosc.org if you are interested in helping out.

 

 

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MBoSC’s Board of Directors is Looking to Fill Open Positions

This is a great opportunity to support MBoSC with our mission promote mountain bike recreation and to expand sustainable trail access in the Santa Cruz Area.

Board positions exist both in a steering/advisory role as well as a functional director role. Functional directors are responsible for leading one or more of the operational functions of the organization such as: Trail Building, Marketing, Communications, Fundraising, Events, Membership.

An ideal candidate would bring several of the following items to the table:

• A passion for the development and advancement of Santa Cruz Area mountain biking trails
• A strong network and influence among the cycling community, cycling industry, and local and regional businesses
• The ability to form relationships that will support MBoSC’s mission in the form of fundraising, advocacy and political influence
• Experience in leadership, communications and or fundraising in non-profit or community organizations.
• Ability to donate or personally fundraise in addition to general club fundraising activities.

If interested please contact our Director of Membership, Andrew Murray, at membership@mbosc.org.

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Trail Head Cyclery Dig Day Recap – Next Dig Day MLK Day Monday 1/18 Sponsored by Another Bike Shop ***CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER****

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Crew leader Garritt Cusack smoothing out the tread on the Flow Trail. Photo: Bruce Dorman

This past Sunday 60 volunteers joined MBoSC and work day sponsor, Trail Head Cyclery, for a day of digging on the Flow Trail. Trail Head sponsored segment six got a much needed manicure and is looking and riding better than ever. Our amazing volunteers and crew leaders took on some big projects to make some big improvements to the trail. Nice work! Continue reading

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