Bell Helmets has launched its popular trail building grant contest (Bell Built) and voting for the West Coast region is fully under way. Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC)—partnering with land manager California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)—is excited to have a project in the running: The Demo Flow Trail at Soquel Demonstration State Forest. We’re in the running to win $33k!
The Demo Flow Trail promises to be a swoopy ride through oak, madrone and coastal redwood forest, purpose-built for all rider abilities. The project boasts an impressive four miles of trail with an average 6-7 percent grade and a net elevation loss of 1280’. Progressively designed, with berms, rollers, tabletops and jumps aplenty, riders from the young (or not so young) beginner to the seasoned downhill pro will get their fill of fun. The trail will intersect the existing Tractor Trail access road in five places, offering ample opportunity to session sections.
This trail will be first of its kind on public lands in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The project is an excellent example of how mountain bike enthusiasts and land managers can work together to build sustainable trails for all to enjoy for years to come. It demonstrates the viability of providing mountain biking trails that are intentionally built to be fun and safe while protecting natural and cultural resources. Already a favorite destination for Bay Area and Santa Cruz County mountain bikers, this trail will attract riders from even further away, greatly benefiting the local economy.
Check out this compelling video to learn why this project deserves and needs this $30k grant:
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Voting for the West Coast region ends April 20, with the winner announced April 21, so vote now and spread the word to help make this trail happen!