Demo boasts epic climbs and descents in the coastal redwoods forest. Photo: Bruce Dorman

Soquel Demonstration State Forest (Demo)—site of the highly anticipated Flow Trail at Demo—is a 2,681 acre working forest established in 1990 managed by CAL FIRE.

Demo is a favorite destination for intermediate and advanced mountain bikers near and far, and is best known for its long climbs and epic technical descents including Ridge, Sawpit and Braille. The less technical Corral Trail is a popular option for intermediate riders looking to get a taste of this much-hyped destination. Advanced riders often take on multiple loops, with 20 mile+ rides lasting 3-5 hours with up to 5,000 feet of elevation gain.

The last timber harvest converted the existing Tractor Trail back into an access road. CAL FIRE partnered with MBoSC to construct a new purpose-built mountain bike trail to replace the singletrack lost. Designed for all ability levels, the flow trail will provide more opportunity for riders to enjoy mountain biking at Demo.

SolidRedGlobeMBoSC appreciates CAL FIRE’s collaboration on trail projects and events. Special thanks go out to Forest Manager Angela Bernheisel and Assistant Forest Manager Ed Orre for their support of the club and the mountain biking community in general.

MBoSC hosts a monthly club ride at Demo, as well as an annual enduro race—the Santa Cruz Super Enduro—at this popular riding destination.

Pro rider Derek Yarra takes on the technical terrain of Demo's Santa Cruz Super Enduro course in 2012.

Pro rider Derek Yarra takes on the technical terrain of Demo’s Santa Cruz Super Enduro course in 2012.

Four Mile Flow Trail at Demo