On Wednesday December 7, the County of Santa Cruz Parks Department held a public meeting to present a revised usage plan for The Farm Park and Community Center in Soquel.
One of the key features in the plan is an area designated for a pump track and dirt jumps!!
The mountain bike, dirt jump and BMX community turned out in force to support the addition of riding features to the park. Many of the riders in attendance spoke in favor of the plan and pointed out some of the many benefits of having such a facility: a safe, fun place for all ages to ride; ability to progress skills from beginner to expert; positive outlet for free time; reduction of crime and other unwanted behavior in the area due to active usage of the property.
Drew Perkins – Photo by: Bogdan Marian
Can you remember mountain Biking in Santa Cruz five years ago? No Emma McCrary Trail. No Flow Trail. No Enchanted Loop re-route. No pump track or jumps at Harvey West. No Old Cabin Classic. Kinda sobering eh?
Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz is the primary driver of each one of these efforts.
We’ve built tremendous credibility with our local land managers and have gained momentum toward expanding our trail network. We’ve legitimized mountain biking by planning, organizing, and just plain getting stuff done! And although we’ve accomplished much, there’s still more work to be done.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 Dig Day at Wilder Ranch State Park
Sponsored by Santa Cruz County Horsemen’s Association
On Saturday Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz hosted their first Dig Day at Wilder Ranch State Park of the season. What a sunny, spectacular day for trail building it was!
The trifecta of trails was represented: members from Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Horsemen’s Association, and California State Parks.
Dig Day: Sponsored by Santa Cruz County Horseman’s Association
Saturday, December 3rd • 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Wilder Ranch State Park
This Dig Day is brought to you by Santa Cruz County Horsemen’s Association, California State Parks and Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz.
Registration is required, please sign up here.
All are welcome at our workdays, no trail work experience required. Coffee, breakfast snacks, lunch, post event refreshments and tools will be provided for all volunteers. Thanks to our hospitality sponsors Verve Coffee Roasters, Velocity Bike Parks and New Bohemia Brewing Co!
Dig Day Recap: November 19th
Sponsored by Mick’s Automotive at Soquel Demonstration State Forest
Last Saturday, November 19th, sixty volunteers joined MBoSC to work on drainage and basic trail maintenance in Soquel Demonstration State Forest. Huge thanks to the crew who made it out to work despite the wet weather. You did an amazing job!!
This Dig Day was sponsored by Mick’s Automotive, your local full service repair shop for Japanese automobile services. Mick’s has been a dedicated supporter of MBoSC.
We would also like to thank our other sponsors, Verve Coffee Roasters, for their generous donation of coffee, especially on such a cold morning, Velocity Bike Parks for the awesome sandwich wraps and snacks, Praxis Works and X Fusion Shox for putting on an extensive volunteer raffle, and CAL FIRE. These wonderful businesses help MBoSC show our volunteers how much we appreciate their contribution to trail development in our community.
Photo by: Bruce Dorman