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!
Dig Day: Sponsored by Santa Cruz County Horseman’s Association
Saturday, December 3rd • 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Wilder Ranch State Park
This Dig Day is brought to you by Santa Cruz County Horsemen’s Association, California State Parks and Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz.
Registration is required, please sign up here.
All are welcome at our workdays, no trail work experience required. Coffee, breakfast snacks, lunch, post event refreshments and tools will be provided for all volunteers. Thanks to our hospitality sponsors Verve Coffee Roasters, Velocity Bike Parks and New Bohemia Brewing Co!
Dig Day Recap: November 19th
Sponsored by Mick’s Automotive at Soquel Demonstration State Forest
Last Saturday, November 19th, sixty volunteers joined MBoSC to work on drainage and basic trail maintenance in Soquel Demonstration State Forest. Huge thanks to the crew who made it out to work despite the wet weather. You did an amazing job!!
This Dig Day was sponsored by Mick’s Automotive, your local full service repair shop for Japanese automobile services. Mick’s has been a dedicated supporter of MBoSC.
We would also like to thank our other sponsors, Verve Coffee Roasters, for their generous donation of coffee, especially on such a cold morning, Velocity Bike Parks for the awesome sandwich wraps and snacks, Praxis Works and X Fusion Shox for putting on an extensive volunteer raffle, and CAL FIRE. These wonderful businesses help MBoSC show our volunteers how much we appreciate their contribution to trail development in our community.
Photo by: Bruce Dorman
A Pump Track for Watsonville
Santa Cruz has already realized the benefits of pump tracks in just a few years; safer and more confident riders, explosive talent development particularly among youth, and opportunities for individuals to help develop public recreation resources with their time, labor and funds.
Now it’s Watsonville’s turn. MBoSC has been plugging away at developing a pump track for Watsonville for nearly two years and it seems that we have gained traction with both the pro-bike Mayor Felipe Hernandez and the Parks and Recreation office there.
Keep checking our weekly newsletter for the announcement of building and funding opportunities in Watsonville in the next month as we nail down site and design specifics with the city of Watsonville’s team!
This fall and winter Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz is hosting ten volunteer work days to tune up our local trails. We’ll be working in Wilder Ranch, Soquel Demonstration State Forest, DeLaveaga and Pogonip!
We like to keep our volunteers well fed and happy!! Each dig day is sponsored by an awesome local business and will have coffee from Verve, lunch from Velocity Bike Park, post workday refreshments from New Bohemia Brewing Co. and a raffle for all participating volunteers. Click here to view the Dig Day schedule.
Sign up for the next Dig Day – Saturday, November 19th at Soquel Demonstration State Forest.
We LOVE Our Volunteers
Volunteers are the cogs in the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz machine. From the Board of Directors to Trail Crew Leaders, volunteers are behind the scenes making the magic happen.
Our Volunteer of the Month is Lyn Wilkinson, a real stand up guy. He’s a fairly recent transplant to Santa Cruz, hailing from Virginia. His down home sensibility, enriched by a thick Southern accent make him a great guy to have on your side.
Lyn has been a fixture as a MBoSC trail work volunteer. He’s put in countless hours on the Flow Trail and Emma McCrary Trail. He was instrumental to the success of the Harvey West pump track, he helped out extensively operating excavators and skid steers on the project and also masterminded the pump tracks complex drainage system. We couldn’t have done it without him and for that we are thankful. Thanks Lyn!