The Land Trust of Santa Cruz, the manager of the 8,500 acre Cemex Redwoods property, is collecting information from the public as it moves forward in creating a new management plan. Take the online survey and speak up for mountain bike access.
This amazing property lies above Davenport and stretches all the way up to Empire Grade. The property has historically been closed to the public, but the recent acquisition by the Land Trust of Santa Cruz and their partners marks a shift in management philosophy for the property which will include public access. For more information about the Cemex property check out the Land Trust of Santa Cruz’s website.
A lawsuit delaying the transfer of the large Coast Dairies property, north of Santa Cruz, to the Bureau of Land Management has been overturned. This brings public access to the property one step closer to fruition.
Read the article from the Santa Cruz Sentinel here.
Fun in the 831. Enchanted Loop, Wilder Ranch State Park. Photo: Bruce Dorman
Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is a non-profit mountain bike advocacy organization and a chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). MBoSC works to promote mountain bike recreation and to expand sustainable trail access in the Santa Cruz area.
MBoSC enriches the local mountain bike community through trail-building, our annual mountain bike festival and enduro race, group rides, social events, and cooperation with local land managers and other trail user groups. These activities are driven by our volunteer staff and our members.
Join MBoSC to be a part of bringing mountain biking into the mainstream of Santa Cruz living.
Get involved with our biggest current project, the Flow Trail at Demo—four miles of purpose-built singletrack at Soquel Demonstration State Forest. Volunteer, sponsor or donate—we appreciate your support.
MBoSC’s crew leader training class took a field trip to Camp Tamarancho, near Fairfax in Marin County, this weekend to ride and learn about the new Endor Flow Trail that opened there this spring.
The Endor Flow Trail is the first of its kind in the Bay Area. The trail has over ninety trail features in less than a mile—that’s ninety rollers, jumps, and berms. Jim Jacobsen and Kevin Smallman, who were both instrumental in construction of the trail, walked us through the project and gave us a feature by feature breakdown of design and construction techniques. Key points of interest included massive redwood crib walls, built to support berms on steep side slopes, custom contoured bridges and progressive drainage design.
The field trip wasn’t strictly observational, however—crew leaders conducted some hands on research by putting their rubber to the dirt and got after several laps on the flow trail themselves. Hoots and hollers were punctuated by the sound of cornering knobs being pushed to their limits in the deep, deep, berms of Endor. Hella Gs achieved. Brraappp.
This field trip marks the culmination of the first session of the crew leader training class. Now that crew leaders have received formal training in trail construction techniques, and have seen and ridden a proper flow trail, they will be prepared to lead volunteers during the construction of the new flow trail in Demo Forest.
If you are interested in participating in the next session of the Crew Leader Training Class contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos: Bruce Dorman. Check out more photos courtesy Bruce Dorman here.
SANTA CRUZ, CA – October 16, 2013 - Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is pleased to announce a successful weekend celebrating the spirit of enduro and is excited to present official results from the BELL 2013 Santa Cruz Super Enduro.
190 racers took to the physically and technically demanding course at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF aka “Demo”) this past Saturday, October 12 for the second ever Santa Cruz Super Enduro, a type of mountain bike race that is billed as racing your typical “all mountain” ride with your buddies. An increased field limit (up from the 2012 inaugural race limit of 50) allowed for a wider range of participation, with athletes hailing from as far away as Ohio and Alabama competing in pro, expert, sport, beginner and junior categories. This highly anticipated race – which sold out in just over two hours – elicited an extraordinary level of excitement from riders as they blazed into the finish with high fives flying between competitors.