Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (SCMBF) was first held in 2010 and has grown each year since. This family friendly two-day, volunteer-run festival includes competitive events, a kids’ obstacle course, skills clinics, demo bikes, an exposition area, food court, beer garden, live band and more for bike enthusiasts, family members, and friends. This free event showcases mountain bike culture in the Santa Cruz area and strongly encourages community participation. Funds raised benefit bike projects throughout Santa Cruz County; for example, the 2011 event raised over $15,000 toward a permanent bike park in Aptos.

The 2013 SCMBF event featured an increased focus on environmental sustainability, fundraising, and advocacy. The festival boasted an estimated 9,000 attendees (50% increase over 2012), 395 registered participants (220% increase), over 300 kids’ rodeo participants (50% increase) and 50 vendors and 14 bike demos. The environmental impact of the festival was greatly reduced with the help of three solar vendors and five solar arrays to power sound and IT, plus a 65% diversion rate of waste from going into a landfill was achieved. Attendees were encouraged to utilize bike transport to the festival, with People Power parking over 650 bikes at their bike valet station. Through raffles and beer sales over $22,000 was raised for local mountain bike projects and organizations. The festival has elicited favorable coverage in many renowned mountain bike forums such as Adventure Sports Journaldecline magazineBike MagazineDirt Rag magazine, mbaction.com, VitalMTB.com, Pinkbike.com and MTBR.com.

Visit the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival website for more information on this inspiring community event.


Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival Announces FOX as Title Sponsor; Adds Events

January 17th, 2013

January 17, 2013—Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is excited to announce FOX‘s return as title sponsor of the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (SCMBF). 2013 marks the third year that the Scotts Valley-based suspension products manufacturer has offered title … Continue reading

Event Registration is Open for Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

February 7th, 2012

Registration for the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival is now OPEN! The festival is a celebration of wheels on dirt in Santa Cruz County and will be in Aptos Village from April 14-15, 2012. Check out our new website and … Continue reading

The lucky winner of the SCB/Pogonip Raffle

April 19th, 2011

Congratulations to Mike Schalow of Aptos, California for being the lucky winner of a brand new 2011 Nomad Carbon with the SRAM XO 1×10 all mountain kit. He bought 1 ticket (yes just one) from Another Bike Shop in Santa … Continue reading

Summary of the 2011 Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

April 15th, 2011

Thank you for making our event an incredible success! Mountain Bikers Of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) is would like to thank you all for your attendance and participation in our Second Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival on April 9th and 10th, … Continue reading