MBoSC Seeks Office Space

office-picMBoSC is seeking office/ warehouse space.

With a growing staff and increased storage needs MBoSC needs a home of its own. We are looking for a hybrid office/warehouse that will serve as a home base for our office and trail operations. Please let us know if you know of anything!

info@mbosc.org

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Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC)  is continuing with another busy season of volunteer work. We have Dig Days scheduled at Wilder Ranch State Park, Pogonip and Delaveaga parks in Santa Cruz, and at Soquel Demonstration Forest. To support these efforts MBoSC is putting on a trail work and crew leader training series.

We depend on volunteers to keep our local trails running in tip top condition, and we rely upon our highly skilled and dedicated crew leaders to help manage volunteers. If you are interested in making a significant contribution to MBoSC’s trail construction and maintenance efforts as a crew leader (or if you just want to learn more about trail building), we encourage you to attend these training events.

There will be both classroom sessions and field based exercises covering trail design, construction, and volunteer management. Classes will be held in the evenings in both Santa Cruz and the San Jose area, and field training sessions will take place on local trails, and at the first volunteer Dig Day of the season.

Classes will be offered in both Santa Cruz and the South Bay.

Once you have completed the series you will be eligible to lead volunteer crews at MBoSC volunteer Dig Days, and well on your way to being a an all star trail builder.

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Contact info@mbosc.org for more info.

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Volunteer of the Month : Sponsored by Praxis

14509204_10208929176159193_407995025_nWe LOVE Our Volunteers

Volunteers are the cogs in the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz machine. From the Board of Directors to Trail Crew Leaders, volunteers are behind the scenes making the magic happen.

Our honored Volunteer of the Month is Bruce Dorman!!! Bruce has gone above and beyond to help Santa Cruz become the best mountain biking town. Now thanks to our friends at Praxis, Bruce has a brand new Girder M30 Crank for his mountain bike!
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Become a Leader : Help Build Trails

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Trail Work and Crew Leader Training Interest Form

MBoSC will be offering crew leader training classes this summer and fall to give our volunteer crew leaders the knowledge and skills they need to successfully lead volunteers on trail construction and maintenance projects. MBoSC is taking on more and more trail work every year, help us keep our trails dialed!

Classes will run from mid-October through mid-November. Completing these classes is a requirement for leading volunteer crews at MBoSC workdays.

Please let us know about your interests and preferences by filling and submitting the form.
https://goo.gl/forms/SmOYBFy8CE7I8vU42

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Now Open : Harvey West Pump Track

 

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Guess what?! The new pump track at Harvey West park is now OPEN!!

Build your skills on this wonderfully sculpted pump track. The continuous loop of rollers and berms is designed to help riders build bike-handling, balance and coordination skills for safe and controlled trail riding. As you progress on the track you can even go airborne on one of the multiple jump features!!

ALSO – Mark your calendars for the Grand Opening party!! October 15th at 11am.

If you are interested in helping with track maintenance and watering please contact info@mbosc.org for access to tools and hoses.

New to pump track? Check out these articles for a little background, safety and etiquette.
Adventure Sports Journal – http://bit.ly/2bNkE2c
Berm Style – http://bit.ly/2bHghqR
MTB 4 HER – http://bit.ly/2ckXdNy

You might also consider pump track instruction by one of the many local *talented* groups and individuals that offer pump track lessons in our area.
Mount Hermon/ Velocity Bike Park – http://bit.ly/2cjh8iK
The Ride Guids – http://bit.ly/2bMnoLS
Abby Hippely – http://www.abbyhippely.com/

We’re so grateful for all of the help getting the park up and running. Special thanks to: Rob Donato, City of Santa Cruz, Central Coast Wilds, Central Home Supply, Day One Solar, George H. Wilson, Las Animas Concrete, Plantronics, Kirby School, A Tool Shed, Granite Construction, Mark Aubin, Bocci’s Cellars, Bogard Construction, Broughton Properties, Bruce Mechanical, Catto’s Graphics, Dave Manning Development, Dean Lululiano, Elements Manufacturing, Erik’s Deli Cafe, Granite Rock, Happy Days,City of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz high school trail crew, Lyn Wilkinson, Rob Donato, JP Basile, **Brian Barnhart** who took these amazing photos and John Tillman.

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