MBoSC Enters New Partnership With City of Santa Cruz and Another Bike Shop To Maintain Westside Pumptrack

West_Side_Pump_TrackMBoSC recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Westside Pumptrack. MBoSC will be working in close collaboration with Another Bike Shop to get the track re-opened ASAP. We are happy to be working with both of these entities who have both invested so much in the mountain bike community. We will need volunteer help to tune up this heavily used facility. Email info@mbosc.org if you are interested in assisting!

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***CANCELED FOR RAIN***MBoSC Announces March 5th Dig Day at SDSF -Sponsored by Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers

IMG_0788_compressedCome join MBoSC and our compatriots from the other side of the hill, Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers on Saturday, March 5th at Soquel Demonstration State Forest for a volunteer Dig Day. Segments 3-6 of the Flow Trail are looking pretty spiffy after all of the maintenance this season so we will be continuing to work our way up the hill working on segments 1 and 2.

The workday will run from 8:45 to 3:30. All skill levels of trailworkers are welcome! Volunteers are provided with Verve Coffee, pastries, lunch from the Summit Store, post workday refreshments, and entry into our Adventure Sports Journal sponsored volunteer raffle. A huge thank you to land manager CAL FIRE for their ongoing support and assistance with MBoSC trail maintenance efforts at SDSF. Find more info and sign up here.

Can’t make it out on the 5th? We will be working on the Emma McCrary trail on Friday 2/26 and at SDSF on Friday March 4th. Email info@mbosc.org for more info or join our trail work mailing list. Sign up here.

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Epicenter Sponsored Emma McCrary Trail Dig Day Recap and Upcoming Trail Work Opportunities

EpicenterDigDayLast Saturday, just as the thick morning fog gave way to an unseasonably warm day, seventy volunteers showed up to work on the Emma McCrary Trail in the City of Santa Cruz’s Pogonip Park for an MBoSC Dig Day. Volunteers worked on the length of this heavily used trail (over 80,000 trip a year!), improving drainage, and addressing erosion issues. Thanks everyone who made it out for spending this beautiful day giving this amazing trail the attention it needs.

A special thanks goes out to long time MBoSC supporter, Epicenter Cycling for sponsoring the event. MBoSC recognizes the importance of our local bike shops to the health of our riding community and appreciates their continued involvement in local advocacy.

We would also like to thank our other sponsors, Verve Coffee Roasters for their generous donation of coffee (on such a cold morning), The Summit Store for the awesome sandwiches and snacks,  Adventure Sports Journal for putting on an extensive volunteer raffle which featured a variety of prizes including several Redwood Canopy Tours courtesy of Mt. Hermon Adventures, and finally Geo. H Wilson for hosting our post-workday BBQ held in appreciation of all that MBoSC Trails Officer Drew Perkins has done for our community.  All of these businesses and individuals help MBoSC show our volunteers how much we appreciate their contribution to trail development in our community.

Here are more photos from the event courtesy of Bruce Dorman.

Upcoming Trail Work Opportunities:

Emma McCrary Trail Maintenance – Friday 2/19, Wednesday 2/24

Dig Day at SDSF sponsored by SVMTB– March 5th. Sign up coming soon…

Contact info@mbosc.org if you are interested in helping out.

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MBoSC Dig Day Featured In NICA Inspirational Video

Check out this  inspirational video produced by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) It features SlowmoBro wreaking havoc at an MBoSC Dig Day on the Flow Trail at SDSF. Fortunately Matt Hunter and Pierre the Younger were on hand to save the day by dropping some knowledge about being a responsible trail steward on young Slowmo. Thanks to NICA for spreading the good word!

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JANUARY 30TH DIG DAY AT SDSF RECAP — MBoSC ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY 13TH VOLUNTEER DIG DAY AND DREW PERKINS APPRECIATION CELEBRATION ON THE EMMA McCRARY TRAIL

IMG_0962_compressedThe rain let up this past Saturday, just in time for 37 eager volunteers to show up at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) for a day of trail maintenance on Fox Shox sponsored segment 3 of the Flow Trail. Volunteers patched and compacted berms, cleared drains, and fixed a few odd spots on the trail.

Thanks to Verve Coffee, and the Summit Store, for helping out with volunteer hospitality, and thanks to  Adventure Sports Journal and Bicycle Trip for putting on our volunteer raffle. Also a huge thank you to land manager CAL FIRE for their ongoing support and assistance with MBoSC trail maintenance efforts at SDSF. Next time you cross paths with a CAL FIRE forester while out riding, please stop and thank them for all they have done for mountain bikers.

Check out these photos from Bogdan Marian

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February 13th Emma McCrary Volunteer Dig Day and Drew Perkins Appreciation Celebration – Sponsored by Epicenter Cycling

On Saturday February 13th MBoSC and Epicenter Cycling will be hosting a volunteer trailwork day on the Emma McCrary Trail in Pogonip, a Santa Cruz City Park. This heavily used trail (over 80,000 trips a year!) is due for some drainage maintenance and some tread repair. MBoSC is using this event as an opportunity to show our appreciation for everything that MBoSC Trails Officer, Drew Perkins, has contributed to our community. Drew was a key player in the development of both the Emma McCrary Trail and the Flow Trail. He is moving on (though we hope he will come back), so we want to give him a proper send off. After the workday we will be having a BBQ at George H Wilson Inc in Drew’s honor. Please join us for a day of trail maintenance and celebration! Find out all the info and signup here.

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