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.
In Nov 2011, five land trust conservation groups purchased 8,500 acres of privately held land, known as Lonestar Timberlands or CEMEX Redwoods, located above the Coast Dairies. They intend to manage this property for conservation and recreation. MBoSC’s objective is to partner with the land management agency and assist in the stewardship of the property with the support of the mountain bike community.
Learn more about the CEMEX opportunity.
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 will be shut down in early 2015; MBoSC is actively seeking to offset this loss to the Santa Cruz cycling community.
Learn more about area bike park projects.
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 Winter 2013. MBoSC is looking for partners and volunteers to work on this project.
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.