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 honored Volunteer of the Month is Bruce Dorman!!! Bruce has gone above and beyond to help Santa Cruz become the best mountain biking town. Now thanks to our friends at Praxis, Bruce has a brand new Girder M30 Crank for his mountain bike!
Interview with Bruce:
How old were you when you started riding bikes? I was probably about 3 yrs old
How long have you been riding in Santa Cruz? I’ve been riding here for about 10 yrs now!
How often do you get to ride? I usually ride 2 – 3 times a week , more if I can
What’s your favorite trail these days? I like anything that has some flow and character to it. Enchanted Loop in Wilder State Park is a pretty special place in my mind. It was a beautiful trail before but even more so now with the recent re-route project MBoSC worked on that takes you through some stunning redwood forest!
If you could change one thing about riding in Santa Cruz, what would that be? I’d like to see more legal single track and multi use trails available for me and my friends to ride! A legal single track trail that connects from where I live in Felton to downtown Santa Cruz would be pretty awesome.
What are you most excited about when it comes to the future of riding in Santa Cruz? I’m pretty excited to be a part of any future trail building projects, which will help create an even better riding experience here in Santa Cruz. One thing that I’ve learned is that amazing trails don’t build themselves!
Who’s your favorite riding buddy or crew? That would be my adorable wife Julie, aka the Shredchic! I also love just getting out for a local UC/Wilder trail ramble with a bunch of mates. There is nothing better!
What’s your dream ride day look like? 20 -30 miles of sweet alpine single track with only a little climbing and lot’s of flowy descending. Temperatures in the low to mid 80’s finishing at a nice swimming hole and a cold beer. Something like the Whole Enchilada in Moab or the Alpine trail in Oakridge comes to mind.
Where are you going next? This summer we’re planning to enjoy the local and California trails. There are so many awesome options. We’re hoping to get up to Downieville, Lake Tahoe and Mendocino. Colorado is also somewhere on our near horizon.
What do you appreciate the most about MBoSC? I really enjoy the opportunity and framework that MBoSC provides for volunteers to help build trails. I also just love the stoke of meeting and hitting the trails with other riders.
Why do you volunteer for MBoSC? I’ve ridden some pretty amazing trails all over the place and I want to give back and help to build and maintain more great trails locally.