Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) mountain bike advocacy organization dedicated to the promotion and growth of mountain biking in Santa Cruz County.
As an International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) chapter, we work to foster responsible mountain bike recreation and to expand sustainable trail access. MBoSC enriches the local mountain bike community through trail-building, our mountain bike festival, our enduro race, club rides, social events, and cooperation with other trail user groups and local land managers.
We believe that mountain biking is an enjoyable, healthy and environmentally sustainable activity.
We maintain that properly designed multi-use trails are the best way to allow everyone to enjoy our open space and teach mutual respect for other users.
We assert that good trail design and ongoing trail maintenance are the biggest factors in mitigating the environmental impact that occurs from use by all user groups.
- We promote the idea that mountain biking is a great activity for families and kids which helps to prevent obesity and results in an appreciation for natural open space.
MBoSC consists of over 700 members (and growing rapidly!) and a board of directors made up of dedicated volunteers and trail staff. The organization has raised over $190,000 since 2009—funds generated through membership dues, industry donations, revenue from our events, and various fundraising campaigns. These funds go almost entirely into MBoSC’s advocacy and trail building efforts as the club’s operating overhead is less than 6% of revenues.