Saturday May 3′s Santa Cruz Bicycles-sponsored volunteer effort marked the last sponsored work event for the season. Unfortunately, soil moisture is quickly becoming inadequate for trail construction, as California is experiencing the driest year in recorded state history. The good news is that we’ve been given the green light to open both completed segments—FOX-adopted 3 and Epicenter Cycling-adopted 5—on Sunday, June 1 (stay tuned for details to be announced soon)! We’re eager to see how the completed segments hold up to high summer use and winter weather; final design of the remaining four segments will be determined by the success of these first two segments.
Over the break in digging, we’ll be working hard to raise the additional funding needed to complete the project and organizing volunteer forces for when construction resumes. We will also be revitalizing our web presence and adding more information on our unique trail locale, Soquel Demonstration State Forest and its various uses as a “demonstration” forest. We welcome volunteers year-round, so if you’d like to be involved with Demo Flow Trail communications, volunteer coordination and/or fundraising, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You MUST register for an event to volunteer. Details about each event can be found on the registration form.
Past Work Events:
4/19 Mick’s Automotive Dig Day — REGISTER
Join us on Saturday April 19 for this Mick’s Automotive-sponsored dig day. Mick’s 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.
Sunday, March 30 — CANCELLED
Hosted by: Mick’s Automotive
This dig event has been cancelled due to rain in the forecast. Stay tuned for rescheduled date to be announced soon.
Saturday & Sunday, March 15 & 16
Hosted by: MTBR
Mtbr’s Demo Dig Days event offers optional tent camping at the Enduro™ helipad—a first-ever opportunity to camp on the hallowed grounds of Demo—plus sweet schwag, great food and plenty of apres work beverages. Camping space is limited, and it will fill up fast. Pre-registration for crew and camping is required and closes Thursday 8am; sign up here to ensure your spot on the volunteer roster. Check out Mtbr’s detailed write up on the Demo Dig Days event here, and their stellar piece on our beloved Soquel Demonstration State Forest here. Also, don’t miss the exciting flow trail commentary on the Mtbr NorCal Forum here!
Saturday, February 22
Hosted by: Stewards of Soquel Forest
This one day work event includes morning coffee and carbs, a selection of sandwiches, fruit and cookies for lunch, and a post-project tailgate party featuring quality snacks and cold bee…. beverages for all to enjoy.
We need sponsors to host our workdays. If you would like to help feed, hydrate and recruit volunteers, learn more here.