Welcome to Mountain Biking in Santa Cruz County

1978494_10152049499323564_631459955_oMountain 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.

MBoSC enriches the local mountain bike community through trail building, our  annual mountain bike festival and enduro race, group rides, social events, and cooperation with local land managers and other trail user groups. These activities are driven by our volunteer staff and our members.

Get involved with our current project, the Demo Flow Trail —featured in the April/May 2014 issue of Adventure Sports Journal! — a 4 mile feature-laden purpose-built trail that swoops through the beautiful Soquel Demonstration State Forest. This progressive trail is designed for all rider abilities from beginner to pro and is an excellent example of how local mountain biking enthusiasts and land managers can work together to build new trails in a sustainable way. Learn more about this highly anticipated trail and how you can help here.

Join MBoSC/IMBA to be a part of bringing mountain biking into the mainstream of Santa Cruz living. Volunteer, sponsor or donate — we appreciate your support!

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Construction underway on the Scotts Valley Pump Track

Watching the daily construction progress is almost as exciting as it's going to be to ride it!

Watching the SVPT’s daily construction progress is almost as exciting as it’s going to be to ride it! Photo: Nick Thelan

The Scotts Valley Pump Track is starting to take shape under the direction of pump track guru Alex Fowler. A big thanks to FOX and Bell for the support of their hometown project.

Scotts Valley Cycle Sport has also been an integral supporter of this project and donated a Specialized P2 dirt jump bike to be used in a drawing to raise funds for dirt and construction. Tickets for this drawing are available on-line here and at Scotts Valley Cycle Sport. The winning ticket will be drawn at the pump track’s Grand Opening scheduled to take place in early October.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay in the loop on this exciting community project’s progress!

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Allterra Solar Promo Benefits MBoSC & Members

Allterra Solar is proud to partner with MBoSC in an effort to support outdoor activity and celebrate our region’s natural beauty.

$250 will be donated to MBoSC for each homeowner that goes solar with Allterra. Homeowners will also get a $50 gift card at the local bike shop of their choice!

Learn more here.

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AmazonSmile Fundraiser

Now when you shop at Amazon, a portion of your purchase can help support MBoSC! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon everyone knows—same products, same prices—but shoppers can select MBoSC to receive a donation equaling 0.5% of the purchase price in support of MBoSC’s trail advocacy efforts.

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Creating Your MTB Dreamtown

Envisioning an MTB Dreamtown. Photo by Bruce Dorman.

Envisioning an MTB Dreamtown. Photo by Bruce Dorman.

Mountain biking is experiencing explosive growth in Santa Cruz and Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) wants to foster that growth. MBoSC is a 501c(3) non-profit that is committed to promoting sustainable trails in Santa Cruz County. In order to fulfill our mission we need to hear from you what you would like to see us engaged in.

Please fill out the survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MBoSC2014 – so that we can learn more about your priorities for mountain biking in Santa Cruz County. We will not share your personal information with anyone else, any information disclosed will be used only for MBoSC’s research in order to create the trails that you want!

In the last 14 months we have opened two new trails, the first new legal singletrack in Santa Cruz in over 12 years! With our recent successes a ton of new opportunity has opened up on the BLM Managed Coast Dairies property and the San Vicente Redwoods (formerly the CEMEX lands). Add to that requests from the City of Santa Cruz for another pump track (after our successful support of the Westside Pump Park that opened November 2013) and long simmering opportunities like the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Rail Trail and we’ve got a bunch of decisions to make! Now you can place your vote on what kind of trails and what opportunities you think MBoSC should support, just complete our survey here.

Your engagement doesn’t have to end after you complete the survey though, we are also soliciting help in putting together teams to implement your dream mountain biking town’s trails. At the end of the questionnaire we ask if you would like to volunteer your time to support one of our new initiatives. If you’re looking to learn more about these opportunities we’d like to invite you to the MBoSC recruitment party hosted by BRG Sports (formerly Easton/Bell) in mid-August. For more detail simply complete the survey and fill in the box, we’ll get you more detail from there.

Now do yourself a favor, throw your leg over your bike this week and savor these amazing trails that we call home!

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Additional backcountry panel installed at Wilder

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It’s great to provide funds for improvements to the local state parks that we all enjoy.

Another backcountry panel was recently installed at the intersection of Woodcutters and Chinquapin trails at Wilder Ranch State Park.

MBoSC donated $2,250 on behalf of the mountain biking community to pay for this sign which includes a map of the Wilder trails we all enjoy. In 2010, we donated $3,500 for the first sign which stands at the by the Highway 1 tunnel entrance of the Wilder Ranch State Park backcountry.

Thank you all very much for your donations, memberships and support for our fundraisers and events. We could never provide these donations for community improvement projects without you and we truly appreciate it.

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