Bell Built Trailbuilding Grant Kicks Off

4/7 UPDATE: Flow Trail Supporters—VOTING IS NOW OPEN! Please share this link on your social media channels! Let’s go viral and win this grant!!  Continue reading

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Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival — New Announcements

SCMBF_ThankYou_BannerFWell, hello April! Can it really be April 1 already? Who’s down to join us this coming weekend (April 5-6) in Aptos Village, CA for our 5th annual festival? We’ve sure come a long way since our very first event at Depot Park in 2010. Check out all the exciting comps and skills clinics plus an inspired list of expo activities lined up for this year’s festival!

AMATEUR DIRT JUMPERS TAKE NOTE
Some late breaking news that you may not yet have heard: Freeride legend and Santa Cruz local Cam McCaul is bringing a fresh twist to this year’s 831 JUMP JAM & CONTEST sponsored by Trek and Epicenter Cycling. We’re amped to announce that the amateur portion of this event is a Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour Bronze event! Up & coming riders, here’s your chance to show your talent, gain experience and earn points for the FMB US amateur series. FMB Bronze events offer amateur athletes an achievable way to work up to pro ranks—register now and get ready to send it into the big time!

GONE GREEN
In other news, we’d like to remind y’all that we strive to be a Zero Waste Event. Our operations will be powered by the sun courtesy Sandbar Solar. Carpooling and biking to the event will further diminish the festival’s impact on the planet. Free, secure bike valet parking on the Expo grounds will be provided by People Power of Santa Cruz. Bottled water will not be available for sale; however, HydroLogic will provide filtered water, so please bring your reusable water bottles and leave the bottled water behind. Alternatively, you can purchase our commemorative SCMBF mason jar at the beer garden or merchandise booth, and feel good knowing you’re helping the environment, funding bike projects and bringing home a super sweet memento of a great time!

RAFFLES, SILENT AUCTION, SCMBF COMMEMORATIVE MERCHANDISE, YES PLEASE
Speaking of turning your dollars into new trails and other bike projects by purchasing rad commemorative products—be sure to swing by our merchandise booth to check out this year’s ALL NEW t-shirt and socks designs. You’ll want one or both, guaranteed! Also make a stop at the raffle booth where you can purchase $1 and $5 tickets for the chance to win some impressive gear. A silent auction will also be offered so bid on your favorite items and go home with a great deal!

Kick around the rest of our website for more information on this super fun event!

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3/30 Dig Day CANCELLED; 4/8 Dig Day registration open

Tamping is one of the most important tasks in creating a safe, sustainable, long-lived trail.

Tamping is one of the most important tasks in creating a safe, sustainable, long-lived trail.

3/30 Dig Day CANCELLED due to rain
Regrettably, the next official volunteer dig day scheduled for Sunday March 30 has been cancelled. Rain day for this Mick’s Automotive-sponsored event is scheduled for Saturday April 19. Sign up here to hold your spot on the trail crew.

4/8 Santa Cruz Bicycles Dig Day registration is open
In the meantime, get ready to play some hooky and join us for our Santa Cruz Bicycles-sponsored dig day on Tuesday April 8 with industry folk in town for the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (April 5-6) and Sea Otter Classic (April 10-13). Sign up here to hold your spot on the trail crew.

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Flow Trail at Demo 3/30 & 4/8 Dig Days Reminder

Volunteers gather ‘round for a safety talk prior to heading out to their assignments on the trail.

Volunteers gather ‘round for a safety talk prior to heading out to their assignments on the trail.

Mick’s Automotive Hosts March 30 Dig Day
The next official volunteer dig day is scheduled for this coming Sunday March 30, and will be hosted by Mick’s Automotive. Volunteers will be assigned a variety of projects to work on and will enjoy hospitality that includes a catered lunch provided by this locally owned Japanese auto specialist. Registration is required; sign up here by Friday March 28 to ensure your spot on the trail crew.

Industry Dig Day Tuesday April 8: Save the Date
Industry folk in town for the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (April 5-6) and Sea Otter Classic (April 10-13) will be invited to come dig and celebrate with us on Tuesday April 8. We are looking for a hospitality sponsor to host this event. If you would like to help feed and hydrate this day’s diggers, please contact us for more info.

Be sure to mark your calendar to vote (April 7-20)—the Bell Built grant would go a long way for this amazing trail! Continue reading

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Family friendly expo activities & more at the 5th Annual SCMBF April 5-6, 2014

Title sponsor for the 4th year running, FOX's awesome service crew will be on hand as usual to dial in your suspension.

Title sponsor for the 4th year running, FOX’s awesome service crew will be on hand as usual to dial in your suspension.

PRESS RELEASE — March 25, 2014, Aptos Village CA — The 5th annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (SCMBF), presented by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) and FOX, today announced Expo Area activities and vendors. This eco-conscious, volunteer-run fundraiser for local bike projects returns to its popular Barry Swenson Builder venue in Aptos Village April 5-6, 2014, the weekend before the Sea Otter Classic in nearby Monterey.

Open from 9am-6pm Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday, there is no cost to enter the Expo Area which offers a wide range of activities for the whole family plus a varied selection of industry manufacturers and retailers. In the Expo Area, attendees will find: Continue reading

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