MBoSC is dedicated to expanding sustainable trail access in the Santa Cruz area. With the construction of the Emma McCrary Trail in Pogonip Park completed, our focus turns to these endeavors.
Flow Trail at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF)
MBoSC has partnered with land manager California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to build a four mile flow trail in Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF). The objectives of this project are to promote mountain biking by creating a progressive trail that can be enjoyed by riders of all ages and ability level, and to increase the diversity of riding opportunities, demonstrate innovative and sustainable trail building design and techniques, and provide a model for other land managers for similar types of projects.
Learn more about the SDSF Flow Trail.
Coast Dairies is a 6,800 acre property surrounding the town of Davenport. 5,750 acres are expected to be transferred to the (mountain bike friendly) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Dec 2013. MBoSC has been working with the BLM since 2007 and is willing to help build the trail system.
Learn more about the Coast Dairies opportunity.
San Vicente Redwoods
In November 2011, Land Trust of Santa Cruz County and four conservation partners purchased 8,500 acres of privately held land, now known as the San Vicente Redwoods (formerly Lonestar Timberlands or CEMEX Redwoods), located above Coast Dairies and north of Wilder Ranch State Park.
The new land managers intend to manage this property for conservation and recreation. MBoSC’s objective is to partner with the land manager to assist in the stewardship of the property with the support of the mountain bike community.
Learn more about the CEMEX opportunity.
Wilder Ranch State Park Enchanted Loop Trail Reroute
MBoSC is collaborating with California State Parks on a reroute of the Enchanted Loop trail in Wilder Ranch State Park. A realignment of the 20% grade (steep!), exposed fire road climb is planned for the near future. MBoSC is looking for partners and volunteers to work on this project.
Three pump tracks have been completed with the support of MBoSC: Chanticleer Park Pump Track (Live Oak), the West Side Pump Track (Santa Cruz) and Scotts Valley Pump Track. A pump track in Capitola is currently being planned, and will have MBoSC’s support as well. Both the Post Office Jump Park and Aptos Pump Track were shut down in February 2015; MBoSC is actively seeking to offset this loss to the Santa Cruz cycling community.
Learn more about area bike park projects.
Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival
The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival is MBoSC’s biggest fundraiser for local bike projects. We’re excited to announce the festival returns to its roots in the city of Santa Cruz, running this year at San Lorenzo Park April 11-12, the weekend before the Sea Otter Classic. Volunteer or sponsor to make this wildly popular community event a success.
Learn more about the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival.
MBoSC’s success with the Emma McCrary Trail in Pogonip has led to a 3 year project with the City of Santa Cruz to re-construct the trail network in DeLaveaga Park.