MBoSC Kicks off Dig Days with Oct. 24th Wilder Ranch Volunteer Day – Sponsored by Micks Automotive

IMG_3350(1)Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz is hosting its first volunteer trailwork day of the season at Wilder Ranch State Park on Saturday October 24th. We will be working on the Enchanted Loop re-route and restoration project.  We are proud to be partnering with California State Parks on this project. Please join us and lend a hand! Find more info and signup here.

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Our long time friends over at Mick’s Automotive, our favorite full service Japanese auto repair shop, are sponsoring the workday so expect nothing but the best in the way of hospitality, coffee, lunch, and post dig day refreshments.

We have a healthy volunteer raffle in the works, stocked with goods from our raffle sponsor, The Adventure Sports Journal, who has never been known to disappoint.

We hope to see you out there!

 

 

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MBoSC Presents: Dig Days – Give Back To Our Trails. Sign Up Now!

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Volunteer Dan King getting into some treadwork. Photo Bogdan Marian

 

VOLUNTEER  TRAILWORK DAYS

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz(MBoSC) is excited to bring you another great season of trailwork opportunities. We’ve had a long, dry summer, and the trails are showing it. This Fall and Winter we are hosting eleven volunteer trailwork days to tune up our local trails. MBoSC will be working in Wilder Ranch, Soquel Demonstration State Forest, and Pogonip and we need your help!

All are welcome at our workdays, no trailwork experience required. Even if digging is not your thing, we have lots of not-so-strenuous tasks that we can use help with!  Bear in mind that work days are weather dependent. Windy and wet weather may produce hazardous conditions, or limit workday productivity. Registration is required for all events, sign up at www.mbosc.org.

We like to keep our volunteers well fed and happy, so expect coffee, lunch, and post workday refreshments.

Enchanted Loop- Wilder Ranch State Park

MBoSC is partnering with California State Parks on a reroute and restoration project at Wilder Ranch State Park this Fall. MBoSC trail staff and volunteers will be working closely with State Parks’ trail crew to decommission a badly eroded and entrenched section of the Enchanted Loop Trail and construct a sustainable reroute bypassing the steep fall line section.

Saturday October 24th – Sponsored by Mick’s Automotive (SIGN UP HERE)
Sunday November 15th

Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF)

MBoSC will not only be returning to work on the wildly popular Flow Trail, but will be collaborating closely with our partners the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the Stewards of Soquel Forest to maintain trails throughout the forest on our volunteer days.

Saturday, November 7
Sunday, December 13
Sunday, January 10
Monday, January 18 (MLK Day)
Saturday, January 30
Saturday, March 5
Sunday,  March 20
Saturday, April 16

Pogonip

MBoSC is hosting a volunteer work day on the Emma McCrary trail and UConn to give these highly trafficked trails a tuneup.

Saturday February 13

SPONSOR A VOLUNTEER TRAILWORK DAY

We depend on our sponsors to keep our volunteers fed, hydrated, and happy during our workdays. If your company is interested in helping MBoSC put on an A+ work day contact us for sponsorship information. This is a great way to promote your business while supporting a community driven project.

Questions?

Email info@mbosc.org

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MBoSC and California State Parks Team up on Trail Restoration and Reroute Project at Wilder Ranch State Park

California State Parks Santa Cruz District Roads and Trails Supervisor Chris Pereira takes notes on the Enchanted Loop reroute project alongside MBoSC’s Trails Officer Drew Perkins. This marks the first time the two organizations have worked together on a project of this magnitude.

California State Parks Santa Cruz District Roads and Trails Supervisor Chris Pereira takes notes on the Enchanted Loop reroute project alongside MBoSC’s Trails Officer Drew Perkins. This marks the first time the two organizations have worked together on a project of this magnitude.

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz is excited to announce a new partnership with California State Parks on a reroute and restoration project at Wilder Ranch State Park this Fall. MBoSC trail staff and volunteers will be working closely with State Parks’ trail crew to decommission a badly eroded and entrenched section of the Enchanted Loop Trail and construct a sustainable reroute bypassing the steep fall line section.

This marks the first time the two organizations have teamed up on a trail project, and both parties are hopeful that the Enchanted Loop project will be the first of many to come.

Several weekend volunteers days will be scheduled, so stay tuned for more information on how you can participate.

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MBOSC General meeting; Sept 21 6-8pm at Harvey West

10606365_10152664670707427_42389987526630983_n Big things are happening for MBoSC. A new board of directors has stepped up to the plate, and they are swinging for the fences to keep bringing you more trail access, more riding opportunities, and more super fun events. Come meet these great folks at our next general meeting.  This will also be a great opportunity to learn about new happenings and to hear about what you can do to get involved.

Come early for a social hour  and enjoy beverages and snacks with fellow mountain bike enthusiasts.  A small donation would be greatly appreciated to help us cover our costs.

Help us spread the word! Bring a friend!

When and Where:  Monday September 21st.

Meeting at Harvey West Club House at 7pm.

Pre-meeting social hour, right across the street at Geo. H Wilson at 6pm.

Come on down!

 

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Heads up for temporary trail closures at SDSF (Demo) Sept 14-18

P3110015Our good friends over at CAL FIRE have asked us to spread the word regarding temporary trail and road closures at SDSF. Here is the beta:

ATTENTION:

  • Surveyors from the California Geological Survey will resume conducting a trail and road assessment at the Soquel Demonstration State Forest.
  • All roads and trails within the forest will be surveyed.Corral,Braille, Ridge and Sawpit trails will be affected with temporary closures, or with sections where it will be necessary to walk your bike, during the time period from September 14th- 18th.
  • It is expected that work along each trail will take less than one day and only one trail will be affected at a time.
  • Please look for signs 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 the SDSF Office at (831) 475-8643 if you have any questions or concerns.
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