Dig & ride—it’s not just all about riding!
MBoSC is dedicated to expanding sustainable trail access and properly maintaining current trails in the Santa Cruz area. The club organizes and promotes ample opportunities for motivated riders to be involved with caring for our local trails.
Sign up at the Trailworkers website to be notified of work days.
FLOW TRAIL AT DEMO (Soquel Demonstration State Forest)
MBoSC’s latest project promises to be a major undertaking and will require a great number of skilled and dedicated volunteers to make it a success. We anticipate that a bulk of the trail construction will be done with machines and skilled operators. This flow trail will be the first trail in SDSF built in its entirety using modern, sustainable trail construction techniques rather than a patchwork of re-purposed logging cuts interspersed with short segments of true hand-built singletrack.
Due to the remote location we’ll conduct full workdays and even work weekends where many volunteers will labor on large portions of the trail at the same time. To that end, we have implemented a crew leader training program to ensure continuity and promote teamwork in order to complete this project in a timely and well-executed manner. Learn more about crew leader training.
EMMA MCCRARY TRAIL (Pogonip Park)
Over 300 volunteers donated 3,500+ hours to build this 2 mile trail in about a year—an impressive accomplishment for this community! Trail maintenance is on-going and scheduled as needed.
FOREST OF NISENE MARKS STATE PARK
Sponsored by the Advocates of Nisene Marks, the Nisene Marks Volunteer Trail Crew helps make it possible for others to safely enjoy the beauty of Nisene Marks. The Trail Crew meets the third Sunday of each month, rain or shine with a typical workday lasting until mid-afternoon. Bring work gloves, lunch and water. Expect a unique perspective of this gorgeous park, enjoying a lively and productive experience with others who share a love of these redwood forests, and the satisfaction of participating in a vital part of the park’s ability to educate and inspire the public. Visit the Advocates of Nisene Marks website for more information.
WILDER RANCH STATE PARK
Since 1997, MBoSC has participated in trail work to maintain and enhance existing trails in Wilder the first Saturday of every month, rain or shine at 9:45 AM. Wilder Ranch waives all parking for trail crew volunteers.
Bring work gloves, long pants, long shirts, lunch, hat, water, and a great attitude. Additional workdays may be scheduled from time to time in Wilder Ranch and other Santa Cruz area parks. For more information or to sign up for the next trail workday, see Trailworkers’ Wilder Ranch Page.