Help our Friends at the Boulder Creek Brewery

Boulder Creek Brewery Fire by Jeff Hill

Boulder Creek Brewery Fire by Jeff Hill

By now you probably heard about the devastating fire that completely destroyed the wonderful Boulder Creek Brewery last Sunday. A fire that takes out a business in a small community is tragic enough but more so when it’s a community gathering place like a brewery.

The Boulder Creek Brewery has been a proud supporter of the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival and the Surfrider Cafe have hosted “community days” in which a portion of their proceeds benefit local non profits.

What you probably may not realize is that the owners of the Boulder Creek Brewery – Stephen and Nancy – also own the Surfrider Cafe.

Bike related organizations like MBoSC, Trips for Kids Santa Cruz and People Power have benefited from their generosity and it’s time to give back.

You can support Stephen, Nancy and their employees with your patronage of the Surfrider Cafe for your post ride meals.

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PSA for MTB singles

We can’t resist shouting this one out for all you singletrack singles out there! MBoSC member Karin Wanless recently launched this fun meetup for singles in their 30s to 50s — check it out!

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Looking for love on two wheels? Or at least a good workout on fat tires?
There’s a new meetup group for single mountain bikers in the Bay Area.
Join the fun by joining this meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Single-Tracks
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SDSF Flow Trail Update: Mick’s Automotive 3/29 volunteer work day recap; Specialized Bicycles 4/14 work day open for registration

Another gorgeous day in the forest. Gratitude to Mick’s Automotive for sponsoring the 3/29 volunteer work day. Photo by Aung Tun.

Another gorgeous day in the forest. Gratitude to Mick’s Automotive for sponsoring the 3/29 volunteer work day. Photo by Aung Tun.

SDSF Flow Trail Update: Mick’s Automotive 3/29 volunteer work day recap; Specialized Bicycles 4/14 work day open for registration

Mick’s Automotive SDSF Flow Trail Volunteer Work Day Recap
53 volunteers showed up at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) this past Sunday March 29 to build a bridge, compact berms and do renaturalization on Trail Head Cyclery-sponsored segment 6 of the flow trail. Whole Foods fueled volunteers with coffee and breakfast treats, and Mick’s Automotive provided tasty lunches and post-workday snacks from Summit Store. Volunteers also enjoyed post-workday cold beverages donated by Ninkasi Brewing and a generous raffle sponsored by Adventure Sports Journal and Ibis. Raffle prizes included a sweatshirt and canopy tour courtesy Mt. Hermon Adventures Redwood Canopy Tours, assorted Eagle Nest Outfitters (ENO) product, a Platypus water filtration system, Ninkasi brew, ASJ trucker hats and t-shirts, and more.

Many thanks to the volunteers and sponsors who came together for Sunday’s productive work event, and much appreciation to land manager California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for partnering with us for this unique and innovative project.

Next volunteer work day: Tuesday 4/14, a special weekday event presented by Specialized Bicycles
On Tuesday April 14, Specialized Bicycles will be hosting a, well, special weekday work event. Look for a number of Specialized pro riders—in town for the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival and Sea Otter Classic—to be pitching in with us on this work day. Sign up for the Specialized Bicycle’s work day HERE.

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Press Release: No Santa Cruz Super Enduro for 2015

Photo by Called To Creation

Photo by Called To Creation

March 27, 2015 • Santa Cruz CA — Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) today announced that their Santa Cruz Super Enduro (SCSE) fundraising event at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) will not run in 2015.

The number of special use permits at SDSF is restricted through the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in order to balance the goals and priorities of the State Forest Program. Land manager SDSF CAL FIRE will be focusing its limited resources on other projects this year, including the completion of the Flow Trail in partnership with MBoSC. Forest Manager and CAL FIRE Division Chief Angela Bernheisel further explains, “We at CAL FIRE will be increasing our planning for emergency response and support for recreational users in light of the increase in forest visitors due to the Flow Trail.”

Other current SDSF CAL FIRE projects include timber management and resource protection, partnerships with university researchers, public education in forestry, planning for new access possibilities, and improving fire defense infrastructure including fuel breaks.

MBoSC Events Committee Lead and SCSE Event Director Steve Gemelos says, “MBoSC appreciates SDSF CAL FIRE’s collaboration on innovative trail projects and events. We’re excited about the imminent completion of the Flow Trail at SDSF, and look forward to partnering again in the future for additional opportunities for recreation.”

Learn more about SDSF and its projects and activities here.

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SDSF Flow Trail Update: Sign up for this Sunday’s (3/29) Volunteer Trail Work Day sponsored by Mick’s Automotive

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A trail built with smiles. Photo by Bogdan Marian.

MBoSC SDSF Flow Trail Update: Sign up for this Sunday’s (3/29) Volunteer Trail Work Day sponsored by Mick’s Automotive

Don’t forget! The next Volunteer Trail Work Day on the flow trail at SDSF is scheduled for this coming Sunday March 29, with Mick’s Automotive generously providing the day’s hospitality, along with regular work day sponsors Whole Foods, Summit Store, Adventure Sports Journal, and Ninkasi Brewing. This is it folks — we’re pretty dang close to completing this amazing trail! Sign up for this work day HERE.

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