Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF)


Demo boasts epic climbs and descents.

Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF, colloquially known as Demo), a 2,681 acre working forest established in 1990 and managed by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). SDSF is a favorite destination for Bay Area and Santa Cruz County mountain bikers and contains trails for intermediate and advanced mountain bikers, with long climbs and challenging, technical descents.

Existing trails include Braille, Sawpit, Corral and Ridge. MBoSC is currently working with CAL FIRE on construction of a new 4-mile flow trail, with two out of six segments already completed and open to the public.

Learn more about SDSF.

Adventure Sports Journal 12/20 work day recap; Tread Bikes 1/10 work day announced

December 23rd, 2014

SDSF Volunteer Trail Work Day #2 Recap, sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal 25 volunteers pitched in for trails this past Saturday December 22 at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF). Crews worked on drainage and other maintenance issues on Ridge Trail … Continue reading

Invest in your riding future—make a year end gift for trails

December 22nd, 2014

MBoSC projects are funded by YOU. Invest in your riding future — your donation will create more mountain biking opportunities in Santa Cruz County! Donations of any amount make a difference and are greatly appreciated. That said, the first thirty $100 … Continue reading

Reminder: Next Volunteer Trail Work Day Saturday 12/20, presented by Adventure Sports Journal

December 15th, 2014

Volunteer Work Day #2 is scheduled for Saturday, December 20, with Adventure Sports Journal generously providing the day’s hospitality. We expect to resume work on the flow trail that day and would love another big turnout of help. Volunteer involvement … Continue reading

An open letter to support mountain biking at SDSF

December 14th, 2014

Mountain biking activity at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF, colloquially known as Demo) is at risk of being restricted or eliminated due to illicit land usage by mountain bikers. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) SDSF recently … Continue reading