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.
MBoSC enriches the local mountain bike community through trail building, group rides, events such as our annual mountain bike festival and Enduro race, and cooperation with local land managers and other trail user groups.
Get involved with our current trail project, a FOUR MILE FEATURE-RICH FLOW TRAIL that swoops through the beautiful Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF). A project in partnership with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), this sustainable and progressive trail is designed for all rider abilities. Learn more here.
Help out with our current event project, the SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL. Volunteers and sponsors are needed for this wildly popular community event taking place April 11-12, 2015 (the weekend before the Sea Otter Classic). Learn more here.
MBoSC encourages you to be a part of bringing mountain biking into the mainstream of Santa Cruz living. Join, volunteer, and sponsor/donate — we appreciate your support!
Photo by Called To Creation
March 27, 2015 • Santa Cruz CA — Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) today announced that their Santa Cruz Super Enduro (SCSE) fundraising event at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) will not run in 2015.
The number of special use permits at SDSF is restricted through the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in order to balance the goals and priorities of the State Forest Program. Land manager SDSF CAL FIRE will be focusing its limited resources on other projects this year, including the completion of the Flow Trail in partnership with MBoSC. Forest Manager and CAL FIRE Division Chief Angela Bernheisel further explains, “We at CAL FIRE will be increasing our planning for emergency response and support for recreational users in light of the increase in forest visitors due to the Flow Trail.”
Other current SDSF CAL FIRE projects include timber management and resource protection, partnerships with university researchers, public education in forestry, planning for new access possibilities, and improving fire defense infrastructure including fuel breaks.
MBoSC Events Committee Lead and SCSE Event Director Steve Gemelos says, “MBoSC appreciates SDSF CAL FIRE’s collaboration on innovative trail projects and events. We’re excited about the imminent completion of the Flow Trail at SDSF, and look forward to partnering again in the future for additional opportunities for recreation.”
Learn more about SDSF and its projects and activities here.
A trail built with smiles. Photo by Bogdan Marian.
MBoSC SDSF Flow Trail Update: Sign up for this Sunday’s (3/29) Volunteer Trail Work Day sponsored by Mick’s Automotive
Don’t forget! The next Volunteer Trail Work Day on the flow trail at SDSF is scheduled for this coming Sunday March 29, with Mick’s Automotive generously providing the day’s hospitality, along with regular work day sponsors Whole Foods, Summit Store, Adventure Sports Journal, and Ninkasi Brewing. This is it folks — we’re pretty dang close to completing this amazing trail! Sign up for this work day HERE.
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Stoked groms at the 2014 Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival. Photo by Michele Lamelin.
If you love bikes and want to help preserve riding in Santa Cruz for future generations, we need your help. Please join us in our efforts to keep mountain biking alive by volunteering a little time at the 2015 Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival. We are currently seeking volunteers to help run the festival Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th at San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz. As a non-profit organization, the festival relies on volunteers. Funds from the festival are used to maintain and build bike trails and parks in Santa Cruz County.
For donating your time to this worthy cause, you’ll not only have a great time working with bike minded people, you’ll receive a festival t-shirt, lunch and/or breakfast and entry into the volunteers-only raffle to win a variety of prizes.
Huge thanks to Ibis Cycling for sponsoring the 3/14 volunteer work day. Photos by Bruce Dorman.
MBoSC SDSF Flow Trail Update: Ibis Cycles 3/14 volunteer work day recap; Mick’s Automotive 3/29 work day open for registration
Ibis Cycles SDSF Flow Trail Volunteer Work Day Recap
62 motivated volunteers threw in to put the finishing touches on Trail Head Cyclery-sponsored segment 6 of the flow trail at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) this past Saturday March 14. Whole Foods fueled volunteers with coffee and breakfast treats, and Ibis Cycles provided tasty lunches and post-workday snacks from Summit Store. Volunteers also enjoyed post-workday cold beverages donated by Ninkasi Brewing and a generous raffle sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal and Ibis. In addition to a sweet array of goodies from Ibis, raffle prizes included a sweatshirt and canopy tour courtesy Mt. Hermon Adventures Redwood Canopy Tours, assorted Eagle Nest Outfitters (ENO) product including a hammock, camp lights and speaker case, Platypus water filtration system, Deschutes brew and bottle openers, ASJ trucker hats and t-shirts, and more.
Many thanks to the volunteers and sponsors who came together for Saturday’s productive work event, and much appreciation to land manager California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for partnering with us for this unique and innovative project.
Next volunteer work days: Sunday 3/29, presented by Mick’s Automotive and Tuesday, 4/14 presented by Specialized Bicycles
The next Volunteer Trail Work Day on the flow trail at SDSF is scheduled for Sunday March 29, with Mick’s Automotive generously providing the day’s hospitality, along with regular work day sponsors Whole Foods, Summit Store, Adventure Sports Journal, and Ninkasi Brewing. Sign up for the Mick’s Automotive work day HERE.
On Tuesday April 14, Specialized Bicycles will be hosting a, well, special weekday work event. Look for a number of Specialized pro riders—in town for the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival and Sea Otter Classic—to be pitching in with us on this work day. Registration to open soon for the Specialized work day.
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Huzzah! Another successful SCMBF – April 2014. Please pitch in for 2015 … volunteers needed for an array of roles and tasks.
The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival — running April 11-12 at San Lorenzo Park in downtown Santa Cruz — is MBoSC’s biggest fundraiser, and was created to celebrate the world class mountain bike facilities, riders, and cycling industry of Santa Cruz county, with proceeds benefiting local bike projects. The event grows year after year with the generous support of our sponsors, volunteers, and community. This year’s volunteer-run festival includes bike demos, skills clinics, expanded kids’ area, a poker ride, aerial jump bag, vendor fair, beer garden, food court, bands, raffles, and much more.
We sure can use more volunteers to help throw this epic event! Here is how you can help: