Our friends at Soquel Demonstration State Forest shared the following announcement with us regarding temporary trail closures on the forest:
CAL FIRE – SOQUEL DEMONSTRATION STATE FOREST ANNOUNCEMENT
- Surveyors from the California Geological Survey will be conducting a trail and road assessment at the Soquel Demonstration State Forest.
- All roads and trails (including Ridge, Corral, Braille, Flow and Sawpit) will be affected with temporary closures, or sections where it will be necessary to walk your bike, during the time period from August 12 through 14, then there will be a one week break and work will resume August 24 through 27. Additional days may be scheduled after the 27th if necessary.
- It is expected that work along each trail will take less than one day and only one trail will be affected at a time.
- Signs will be posted during active work. Please yield to the personnel working along the roads and trails and comply with any posted temporary closure in order to maintain safety for the workers and the public and also to ensure that this work can proceed efficiently. Please call if you have any questions or concerns. 831.475.8643
MBoSC will be holding two trail work training classes covering trail design and construction. Classes will be held in Santa Cruz and the South Bay. Field days to practice skills will follow and will be scheduled after the two classroom sessions.
Class 1 – Trail design
South Bay – Wed, July 29th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ 1257 Dell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
Santa Cruz – Thurs, July 30th 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ 250 Harvey West Blvd, Santa Cruz 95060
Class 2 – Trail construction
South Bay – Wed, Aug 12 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ location TBD
Santa Cruz – Thursday, Aug 13 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ 250 Harvey West Blvd, Santa Cruz 95060
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Emma McCrary Trail in the Pogonip City Park. Photo by Bruce Dorman.
The City of Santa Cruz is creating a city-wide Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan to help guide future park and facility improvements. They are asking for public feedback for city parks, beaches, open spaces, and facilities.
What would you like to see in Santa Cruz City parks and open space? More trails at DeLaveaga? Permanent pump track and dirt jumping facilities? Bike legal trails on city watershed land like Loch Lomond?
We need to make our voice heard if we want trails and mountain biking to be a focus of the parks department going forward. Take this quick survey to ensure that mountain bikers are well represented.
Let’s help our friends in the equestrian community with their biggest annual event!
The Santa Cruz County Horsemen’s Association (SCCHA) is hosting its annual Fireworks Endurance Ride on Saturday July 11, 2015. There is a 50 mile and 25 mile endurance course, both starting at Graham Hill Showgrounds and running through Henry Cowell, Pogonip/UC, and Wilder. Volunteers are needed to direct the competitors at several key intersections, primarily in Wilder. How about planning a mtb ride with a rest period to direct some traffic?
Locations and times are:
- Bottom of UConn/Top of Emma – 6am to 9:30am
- Chinquapin/Long Meadow Junction Near Twin Gates – 7am to 3pm
- Eucalyptus Grove – 7am to 1:30pm
- Eucalyptus Loop/Old Cabin intersection 7am to 9am
- Wilder Ridge Fire Rd / Twin Oaks intersection 7:30 to 11:30
- Junction of Eucalyptus/Enchanted/Baldwin 8am to 3pm
For the locations with long time requirements, we are hoping to have enough volunteers so that one person wouldn’t have to be there the entire time.
What’s your vision for mountain biking in Santa Cruz?
Please note that the June club meeting will be held on Monday June 15 (not June 8) at the Harvey West Park Scouthouse in Santa Cruz (7pm as usual).
The agenda will be focused on the leadership changes for MBoSC. We are holding board elections later this month and we would love for you to join our board and be part of our success. Folks interested in serving on the board will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and present their vision for mountain biking in Santa Cruz county.
See the post MBoSC is Seeking New Leadership for details.
If you are interested in serving on the board, please tell us about yourself by filling in this form.
The meeting will be more business focused and will include reports from all of MBoSC’s committees. We aim to run an efficient meeting and wrap it up early. If there is interest, we may go to a local spot for socializing.