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 seeks to hire a Marketing and Communication Specialist

MBoSC is looking to hire a part-time Marketing and Communication Specialist. We are busier and busier these days and need some help taking on all of the exciting opportunities coming our way. If you are passionate about mountain biking and would like to get involved with an organization that is committed to furthering the sport (lifestyle?) locally this could be the job for you. Check out the job description here.

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New Pump Track Coming Soon to Harvey West Park

PumpTrackPlanMBoSC and the city of Santa Cruz are proud to announce plans for a new pump track at Harvey West Park!

A pump track is a continuous loop of rollers and berms designed to help any rider build bike-handling, balance and coordination skills for safe and controlled trail riding. Continue reading

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Enchanted Loop Reroute at Wilder Ranch Officially Open!

IMG_1801Last Saturday over 40 volunteers showed up to Wilder Ranch to help MBoSC and California State Parks put the final touches on the Enchanted Loop Reroute and Restoration Project. Volunteers endured a bit of rain to finish the decommissioning of the old Enchanted Trail alignment which has been replaced by a newly constructed sustainable route.

Check out Bruce Dorman’s photo album from the day here.

Completion of this project marks the first time State Parks and MBoSC have partnered on a project of this magnitude. The State Park’s trail crew was instrumental in the success of this project.We are proud of this success and look forward to collaborating with State Parks on more trail projects in the future. Continue reading

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UConn Volunteer Dig Day Recap – Next Dig Day May 7th Enchanted Loop Reroute Grand Opening – Sponsored by Intense Cycles

26538447812_cd2124b731_zThis past Saturday 40 volunteers showed up to the City of Santa Cruz’s Pogonip Open Space Preserve to give the UConn Trail some much needed attention. Volunteers fixed up some problem spots and improved drainage along the length of the trail.

Huge thanks to event sponsor Another BIke Shop and to the Artbar at the Tannery for hosting our after party. We had a great time!

Check out the photos, courtesy of volunteer Arena Reed here!

Next Event – Saturday May 7th – Wilder Ranch State Park – Enchanted Loop Reroute Dig Day and Grand Opening – Sponsored by Intense Cycles Continue reading

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Westside Pumptrack Re-Opening Potluck Saturday 4/30

23MBoSC has been hard at work reshaping the Westside Pumptrack. Bring out your family and friends and come enjoy the newly re-opened West Side Pump Track on Saturday 4/30.  We’re going to be grilling up hamburgers and hot dogs for you.  Bring a side dish or dessert to share while we have fun hanging out and riding the track!

B.Y.O.B(ike)!

Please RSVP here.  We’re also looking for a few volunteers to help with the set up and clean up – let us know via the link if you’re available to help.

Saturday, April 30th @ West Side Pump Track
100 Western Drive, Santa Cruz
Starting @ 4:00pm

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