Volunteer

Photo: Bogdan Marian

Volunteers have already made excellent headway on Segment 5. Photo: Bogdan Marian

4/19 Mick’s Automotive Dig Day
Join us on Saturday April 19 for this Mick’s Automotive-sponsored dig day. Micks Automotive is set to take great care of volunteer trail workers for this coming Saturday’s Dig Day (April 19)! This full service Santa Cruz auto repair shop specializing in the maintenance and repair of select Japanese vehicles is committed to providing hospitality for volunteer work events throughout the project. Huge thanks to our friends at Mick’s! Finishing work on Epicenter Cycling-adopted segment 5 and FOX-adopted segment 3 are in the dig day plan.

Can’t make this Saturday’s trail building? Santa Cruz Bicycles is sponsoring the next work event on Saturday, May 5. Sign up here to secure your spot on either or both crew (s).

DIG — and VOTE! — the FLOW!

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The Flow Trail at Demo project is a vast undertaking and will require a large, dedicated work force to complete.

A bulk of the trail construction will be done with machines by qualified operators, with volunteers brought in for the shaping of features and fine finish work. This trail will be the first in Demo built entirely with modern, sustainable trail construction techniques rather than a patchwork of re-purposed logging cuts interspersed with short segments of true hand-built singletrack.

Three uniquely qualified employees have been hired by MBoSC for this extensive endeavor. Work days and volunteers will be coordinated by Project Manager Patty Ciesla, while dirt moving operations will be managed by MBoSC Trails Officer Drew Perkins with Matt De Young’s assistance.

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Crew leaders have been specially trained to supervise volunteer work parties. Photo: Bruce Dorman

In addition to this paid staff, over 40 crew leaders—trained by MBoSC—will lead volunteers in the field. Large scale volunteer work parties led by this inspired expertise will accelerate the project. This will allow for riders to enjoy the trail by the end of 2014.

WEEKDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers are welcome on most weekdays; contact us to add your name to the volunteer roster and we’ll keep you posted on specific days, time frames, meeting spots, and other details.

WEEKEND VOLUNTEER WORK EVENTS
One day and two day volunteer work events will be scheduled on weekends over the next few months. Work events include food and beverage provided by hospitality sponsors. Two day events will offer optional camping. Participation in these events is limited. Learn more about upcoming scheduled work events here.

We need sponsors to host our workdays. If you would like to help feed, hydrate, entertain and recruit volunteers, please contact us for more info.

Digging the dirt. And digging the dirt. Photo: Bogdan Marian

Digging the dirt. And digging the dirt.
Photo: Bogdan Marian

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