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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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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First two completed segments of SDSF flow trail open to great fanfare!

SDSF Forest Manager Angela Bernheisel and Flow Trail Construction Manager Drew Perkins lop the ribbon, officially opening the two completed segments of the flow trail.

SDSF Forest Manager Angela Bernheisel and Flow Trail Construction Manager Drew Perkins lop the ribbon, officially opening the two completed segments of the flow trail.

Excitement was at an all time high in Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) in the Santa Cruz mountains as at least 200 mountain biking enthusiasts and project supporters turned out for the Sunday, June 1 opening of flow trail segments #3 (sponsored by FOX) and #5 (sponsored by Epicenter Cycling). The highly anticipated opening was put on by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) in conjunction with land manager and project partner California Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), and held on the 1-year anniversary of the opening of MBoSC’s last trail project, the Emma McCrary Trail, created in collaboration with the City of Santa Cruz. Continue reading

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SDSF Flow Trail Opening Reminders

We’re expecting a big turnout for this Sunday’s opening of the Soquel Demonstration State Forest flow trail’s completed segments 3 & 5, sponsored by FOX and Epicenter Cycling respectively.

Some last minute info: Continue reading

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Club Ride at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) with San Jose Mountain Biking — Sunday June 1

This ride leaves at 9:15am from the SDSF parking lot. We’ll do a warm-up ride on Corral, then head down Hihns and up Tractor to the opening ceremony for flow trail segments 3 & 5 (see poster below).

Please carpool (parking will be limited), arrive early, and bring a dish to share at the afternoon potluck (starts at 1:00)! Continue reading

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Raffle to Benefit Scotts Valley Pump Track

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Please help fund pump track construction expenses by purchasing raffle tickets to win a Specialized P2 dirt jump bike generously donated by Scotts Valley Cycle Sport. Stop by the store to purchase your ticket(s).

Raffle to take place at the pump track Grand Opening.

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June 27 update:

Also being raffled—a rare (only 4 made in this graphic!) Bell Full-9 carbon full face helmet!

We’ll be at the Hop N’ Barley Beer & BBQ Festival June 28-29, promoting the Scotts Valley Pump Track project and other MBoSC initiatives.

Raffle tickets for both the Bell Full-9 and Specialized P2 drawings will be available for purchase at our booth. Stop by to say hi, or better yet, let us know if you’d like to lend a hand selling raffle tickets!

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