SDSF Flow Trail Grand Opening celebration recap

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Over 200 trail building and mountain biking enthusiasts gathered at the Badger Spring Picnic Area at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) on Saturday May 9, 2015 to celebrate the completion of the SDSF Flow Trail.

The festivities, sponsored by Quadzilla and Norman Bourdon, included catered Mexican cuisine, cold beverages courtesy Ninkasi Brewing, live music by Manny Swan, and an expansive volunteer raffle featuring product and services from a wide array of generous sponsors. Volunteers and sponsors received commemorative t-shirts designed and produced by Mount Tam Apparel. Special thanks to Shuttle Smith Adventures, Cyclepath OutfittersKoinonia Camp and Conference Center for supporting event logistics.

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Faces of the Flow

Tomorrow we celebrate the opening of the SDSF Flow Trail. This project was a monumental community effort and we are recognizing the folks who made it happen.

If you’re planning to join us tomorrow (Saturday May 9) for the Grand Opening celebration, be sure to RSVP here. Read more about the flow trail project and celebration event here. Huge thanks to the sponsors who threw in their generous support for this trail – please support those who support us!

Below is a gallery of photo collages that showcase a sampling of the 500+ dedicated volunteers who made this monumental project happen. Click on each image below to see the collage in full. Kudos to all!

Much appreciation to photographers Bogdan Marian, Bruce Dorman, Johnny Melack, Scott McClain (Called To Creation), Etienne Van Rensburg, James Bradley, Josh Sawyer and Aung Tun for documenting the camaraderie and hard work.

View gallery of Specialized Bicycles work day shot by Etienne Van Rensburg here. And Bell Helmets employee dig day shot by Josh Sawyer here.

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Volunteers needed for SDSF Flow Trail Grand Opening celebration

You too can be this happy! All it takes is volunteering to help out at this Saturday's celebration!! (Bogdan Marian)

You too can be this happy! All it takes is signing up to help out at this Saturday’s celebration!! (Bogdan Marian)

This Saturday’s SDSF Flow Trail Grand Opening celebration is approaching fast! We could use some help to ensure the festivities run smoothly.

Volunteer needs:

  • Beer Servers
  • T Shirt Sales
  • Setup Help
  • Garbage Monitor
  • Floaters
  • Raffle Helpers

Shifts start at noon at Badger Springs Picnic Area. If you can lend a hand, please email Matt or sign up on this smartsheet.

Much obliged, and see you Saturday!

 

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Reminder: SDSF Flow Trail Grand Opening celebration – RSVP required

Specialized pro rider Curtis Keene digs the flow with crew leader Dan Abernethy. (Etienne van Resnburg)

Specialized pro rider Curtis Keene digs the flow with crew leader Dan Abernethy. (Etienne van Resnburg)

Have you RSVP’d for the SDSF Flow Trail Grand Opening celebration yet? It’s coming up real soon … less than a week away, this coming Saturday May 9th! **RSVP HERE**

MBoSC is excited to announce the completion of this innovative and progressive trail at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF). We could not have done this without the generous support of our volunteers, sponsors, donors, and members, and we’d love to celebrate the completion of this amazing endeavor with you!

So, please do join us at Badger Spring Picnic Area at SDSF on Saturday from 1-4pm on Saturday. Badger Spring is located just down Hihns Mill Road from the bottom of Sawpit trail, and is a beautiful spot next to the creek. We’ll have a short opening ceremony plus food, drink, live music and a generous volunteer raffle.

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Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival another huge success in new venue

MBoSC is happy to announce yet another successful Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (SCMBF) presented by MBoSC and FOX. Running at an all-new venue — San Lorenzo Park in downtown Santa Cruz — on April 11-12, 2015, the popular community-minded festival drew an estimated 6,000 attendees. 

The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival was created in 2010 to celebrate the world class mountain bike facilities, riders, and cycling industry of Santa Cruz county, with proceeds benefiting local bike projects. The eco-conscious, family-friendly event grows year after year with the generous support of our sponsors, volunteers, and community. The success of the event is a testament to the depth of the mountain bike culture in Santa Cruz County. 

Festival Director Justin Becks enthuses, “The 2015 Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival was a huge success. We couldn’t have done it without so many dedicated sponsors, partners and volunteers. San Lorenzo Park was a great home for this year’s festival as it was easy to get to for so many people and easily accessible to miles and miles of rip roaring world class trails. As I strolled through the expo, I heard a lot of people trading stories, getting tips, and sharing their stoke on mountain biking … and that’s what the festival is all about. It was great to see so many families enjoying the sport together.” 

98 volunteers pitched in 1,100 hours to organize and run this year’s event which included bike demos, skills clinics, an aerial jump bag, an expanded kids’ area, contests, an expansive vendor fair, beer garden and food court, and live music.

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