Club Ride at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) with San Jose Mountain Biking — Sunday June 1

This ride leaves at 9:15am from the SDSF parking lot. We’ll do a warm-up ride on Corral, then head down Hihns and up Tractor to the opening ceremony for flow trail segments 3 & 5 (see poster below).

Please carpool (parking will be limited), arrive early, and bring a dish to share at the afternoon potluck (starts at 1:00)! Continue reading

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Raffle to Benefit Scotts Valley Pump Track


Please help fund pump track construction expenses by purchasing raffle tickets to win a Specialized P2 dirt jump bike generously donated by Scotts Valley Cycle Sport. Stop by the store to purchase your ticket(s).

Raffle to take place at the pump track Grand Opening.


June 27 update:

Also being raffled—a rare (only 4 made in this graphic!) Bell Full-9 carbon full face helmet!

We’ll be at the Hop N’ Barley Beer & BBQ Festival June 28-29, promoting the Scotts Valley Pump Track project and other MBoSC initiatives.

Raffle tickets for both the Bell Full-9 and Specialized P2 drawings will be available for purchase at our booth. Stop by to say hi, or better yet, let us know if you’d like to lend a hand selling raffle tickets!

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Demo Flow Trail Update: FOX and Epicenter-adopted segments to open June 1!

We’ve been given the green light to open both completed trail sections—FOX-adopted segment 3 and Epicenter Cycling-adopted segment 5!

You are cordially invited to join MBoSC, CAL FIRE, FOX and Epicenter Cycling on Sunday, June 1 at 11am at the bottom of segment 5 for a brief ceremony and ribbon cutting—then we’ll send you on your way to experience the flow. After a few laps of swoopy goodness, head back to the parking lot to continue the celebration with snacks and beverages provided by Epicenter Cycling, and raffles featuring product and swag donated by FOX.

How To Get There
The Demo Flow Trail is beginner friendly but requires fitness to get there. From the Demo parking lot off Highland Way, expect a 4 mile ride to the ceremony location and a 3/4 mile climb to the top of the first open segment, with a 4 mile climb back out to the parking lot. We will have signage posted to keep you on course.

Helmets are mandatory; safety gear such as knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended.

Learn more about this project and what to expect for your flow trail riding experience.

 A huge shout of gratitude to our project partner California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), and the sponsors, donors and volunteers who have contributed thus far to the Demo Flow Trail project — we couldn’t do it without you! Looking forward to our continued journey ahead!

Birth of a flow trail.

Birth of a flow trail.
1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Bogdan Marian
2 Elliot Wilkinson-Ray
3 Josh Davidson
7 Scott McClain, Called to Creation

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Demo Flow Trail Update: Segments 3 & 5 to open June 1!

The flow trail goodness is never ending — read on for all our happy news!

Recap: Santa Cruz Bicycles May 3 Dig Day
Saturday’s volunteer workday in Soquel State Demonstration Forest brought almost 40 willing and able bodies out to the flow trail. Crews worked on FOX-adopted segment 3 and left it very near complete. Two bridges assembled from found redwood logs and hand-split decking took form over the day. Crews worked on compacting berms that have been holding their moisture under tarps since the last rain. Other volunteers worked on re-naturalizing finished portions of the trail. After work wrapped up, those who brought their bikes had the privilege of riding the yet to be opened segments of the trail. After enjoying some flow, volunteers adjourned to the parking lot for refreshments and a raffle. Massive thanks to Santa Cruz Bicycles for sponsoring the work event, with much appreciation as well to Summit Store and Verve Coffee for their part in fueling our volunteers. Big ups to our generous network of local bike shops for their donations to the volunteer raffle: Another Bike Shop, Epicenter Cycling, Family Cycling Center, Trail Head Cyclery, Tread Bikes, Scotts Valley Cycle Sport, and Sprockets Bike Shop.

FOX and Epicenter Cycling adopted segments scheduled to open June  1 Continue reading

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5th Annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival another smashing success!


PRESS RELEASE: 5th Annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival another smashing success

Santa Cruz, CA, May 1, 2014Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is thrilled to announce yet another successful Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival presented by MBoSC and FOX. The 5th annual event was held at the popular Aptos Village venue (Aptos Pump Track and Post Office Jumps) courtesy Barry Swenson Builder. The eco-conscious festival drew an estimated 9,000 attendees and nearly 400 registered participants.

The mission of the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival is to celebrate the world class mountain bike facilities, riders, and cycling industry of Santa Cruz County by bringing the community together to participate in recreational and competitive mountain bike events. Funds raised by the event benefit projects and organizations that support mountain biking in Santa Cruz County. This family friendly two-day, volunteer-run festival included competitive events, a kids’ rodeo, skills clinics, an aerial jump bag, demo bikes, an exposition area, food court, beer garden, live band and more for bike enthusiasts, family members, and friends. Continue reading

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