Rundown of events happening over the next couple of weekends

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Photo by Bogdan Marian.

Wow, there sure is a lot going on over the next couple of weekends! Hope you can make it to one or more of these events presented by MBoSC and our partners.


Saturday, February 14: MBoSC Wilder Ranch State Park Club Ride for intermediate level riders, co-ed. Spend a few hours on the trail with the love of your life — your bike ;-) Click here for more info.

Also on Saturday, February 14: Epicenter Cycling Girly Ride, an event for the ladies that includes a FREE pump track basic skills session with Dave from Shuttle Smith Adventures and a pedal through beautiful Nisene Marks State Park to Sand Point. Kat Sweet is offering a special deal on a Pump & Jump skills clinic for intermediate to advanced women.  More info here. That afternoon, Epicenter Cycling and Aptos Street BBQ are hosting RIP Post Office FREE BBQ — a send off for the Aptos Post Office Jumps, which are closing early next week. More info here. (Learn more about the Post Office jumps in this Adventure Sports Journal tribute featuring photos by MBoSC volunteers Bogdan Marian and Katie Jo McNair.)

Sunday February 15: MBoSC Volunteer Trail Work Day on the SDSF Flow Trail, presented by Mike’s Bikes. Click here for more info.

Saturday, February 21: MBoSC Wilder Ranch State Park Club Ride for intermediate level riders, co-ed. More info here.

Saturday, February 21: Girls Rock Ride for women of all riding abilities. This ride is hosted by Another Bike Shop and includes a suspension clinic by FOX and skills coaching by Lorraine Blancher. Click here for more info.

Saturday, February 21: Bash on the Bluffs — Don’t miss this MBoSC membership appreciation party, a bike-filled evening celebrating membership, volunteers, and sponsors. You don’t have to be a member to attend, but members will be entered in a special raffle, so it’s a great time to join! RSVP required. More info here.


Other upcoming local events and rides can be found on our brand new Community MTB Events page, an “at a glance” monthly listing of mountain biking happenings in Santa Cruz County.

The Community MTB Events page is sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal. If you have a mountain biking event or ride you would like added to this list, please contact michele@adventuresportsjournal.com.

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SDSF Flow Trail Update: Don’t forget to sign up for the Mike’s Bikes 2/15 Volunteer Trail Work Day

Trail crew. Photo by Mark Davidson.

Trail crew. Photo by Mark Davidson.

MBoSC SDSF Flow Trail Update: Sign up for Mike’s Bikes 2/15 Volunteer Trail Work Day
Don’t forget! The next Volunteer Trail Work Day on the flow trail at SDSF is scheduled for this coming Sunday February 15, with Mike’s Bikes generously providing the day’s hospitality, along with regular work day sponsors Whole Foods, Summit Store, Adventure Sports Journal, and Ninkasi Brewing. We’re looking forward to another inspiring day of trail building and camaraderie out on the flow trail! Sign up for this work day HERE.

You Dig, You Ride! And All Are Welcome!
Volunteer involvement is crucial to completing the flow trail. Work days are scheduled twice a month (see Volunteer Trail Work Day Schedule), and include breakfast, lunch, and post-work day gathering featuring refreshments and a volunteer raffle provided by Adventure Sports Journal and other generous project supporters. Trail work days sponsored by Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers, Ibis Cycles, and Mick’s Automotive are ahead on the schedule.

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Welcome to Mountain Biking in Santa Cruz County

Website-Graphic-1Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is a non-profit mountain bike advocacy organization and a chapter of  the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). MBoSC works to promote mountain bike recreation and to expand sustainable trail access in the Santa Cruz area.

MBoSC enriches the local mountain bike community through trail building, group rides, events such as our annual mountain bike festival and Enduro race, and cooperation with local land managers and other trail user groups.

Get involved with our current trail project, a FOUR MILE FEATURE-RICH FLOW TRAIL that swoops through the beautiful Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF). A project in partnership with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), this sustainable and progressive trail is designed for all rider abilities. Learn more here.

Help out with our current event project, the SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL. Volunteers and sponsors are needed for this wildly popular community event taking place April 11-12, 2015 (the weekend before the Sea Otter Classic). Learn more here.

MBoSC encourages you to be a part of bringing mountain biking into the mainstream of Santa Cruz living. Join, volunteer, and sponsor/donate — we appreciate your support!

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Join us for “Bash on the Bluffs” — a Membership Appreciation Party

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Mark your calendars for February 21, mountain bikers.  This bike party is for YOU!

MBoSC is excited to present “Bash on the Bluffs”— a bike-filled evening celebrating membership, volunteers, and sponsors. This event will take place Saturday February 21, 2015 from 6-10 pm at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center in Santa Cruz.

The evening will begin with drinks and appetizers from prominent local businesses while guests enjoy presentations from local bike industry leaders and learn why membership is so important to the preservation of community mountain biking in Santa Cruz as well as learn how membership, sponsorship, and volunteers have contributed to some outstanding trail work and bike projects.

A silent auction from top bike industry companies including items such as:

Biking or carpooling to this event is highly recommended due to extremely limited vehicle parking. We are offering complimentary bike valet from People Power of Santa Cruz.

We are also giving out bike themed prizes to members and new members that sign up during the party. As our list of auction items and giveaways continues to grow we will call them out on our Facebook page, so make sure you follow us.

And please feel free to share this invite with friends and family. Due to capacity limitations, please RSVP. Our goal is to accommodate all those who attend.

Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

For more information, contact info@mbosc.org

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SDSF Flow Trail Update: Sign up for Mike’s Bikes 2/15 Volunteer Trail Work Day

Trail Crew. Photo by Bogdan Marian.

Trail Crew. Photo by Bogdan Marian.

MBoSC SDSF Flow Trail Update: Sign up for Mike’s Bikes 2/15 Volunteer Trail Work Day

The next Volunteer Trail Work Day on the flow trail at SDSF is scheduled for Sunday February 15, with Mike’s Bikes generously providing the day’s hospitality, along with regular work day sponsors Whole Foods, Summit Store, Adventure Sports Journal, and Ninkasi Brewing. We’re looking forward to another inspiring day of trail building and camaraderie out on the flow trail! Sign up for this work day HERE.

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