MBOSCers,It's been a stellar (and wet) dig season here in Santa Cruz, and we couldn't have pulled it off without our amazing volunteers, partners, sponsors, and supporters! All of us at Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) are stoked to invite you to our first annual Volunteer Appreciation Campout, Camp Dig It!
Join all of us at MBOSC for a fun-filled weekend of bikes, tunes, and beer at Camp Loma, next to Soquel Demonstration State Forest. We want to say thank you to the people who have helped us make 2019 one of the best dig seasons that we've ever had. We have worked hard, and now it's time to party!
We'll kick off the weekend on Friday, May 31, with food, drinks, and games, followed by riding and a big barbecue celebration on Saturday, June 1. We'll pack it out on Sunday after a catered breakfast. You're welcome to join for all or any part of it.
As the nights grow lighter and warmer, we are excited to host Wednesday Evening Trailwork Parties! This season we will focus on trails in Delaveaga Park. Join our veteran Trail Crew Leaders for an evening of trail-building and maintenance before dinner. We can't think of a better way to unwind midweek! Bring your bike if you'd like to get a few laps in before turning in for the night. All tools will be provided, and please bring appropriate work clothing, gloves, and water.
Each year Ecology Action puts on Bike to Work Day in Santa Cruz County as a part of Bike Month, a nationwide celebration of sustainable transportation. On Bike to Work Day, businesses and organizations sponsor "breakfast sites" where cyclists can stop and enjoy a free breakfast for riding their bike. This year MBOSC wanted to get involved, so we decided to host our first ever Mountain Bike to Work Day breakfast site! We are very thankful the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department permitted us to host our breakfast site at the Emma McCrary Trailhead. We served hot french toast with all the fixin's, chicken apple sausage, hard boiled eggs, beautiful fruit salad platters, piping hot coffee, orange juice, and more. Almost sixty mountain bikers and dirt commuters stopped by for their breakfast fix! What a great way to celebrate active transportation!
On Thursday, May 9, MBOSC hosted a Natural History of Trails lecture at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History as a part of their Naturalist Night series. Our lecture featured three speakers; Ben Blom, Field Manager for the Bureau of Land Management, Noah Finnegan, Geomorphologist at UCSC, and Alex Krohn Assistant Manager at the UCSC Natural Reserve. We learned so much from all three speakers and we can't wait to host a similar event again. This is the first of many lectures we hope to host to help our community understand their natural surroundings, the impacts we have as mountain bikers, and what we can do to be better trail stewards. Thanks to all of our speakers, MBOSC staff, and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History staff for making it possible.
MBOSC and the City of Santa Cruz are working through the final stages of planning to rebuild the Westside Pumptrack with a state of the art asphalt track. The City is holding an informational meeting for the public from 5:00pm - 7:00pm on Monday, May 20th, onsite at the pumptrack. Please come on out to let the City know what you think and show support!
Monday, May 20th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Scotts Valley Pumptrack Maintenance Tuesday, May 14, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Help us keep the Scotts Valley Pumptrack in tip-top shape! We head out to maintain the pumptrack every second and fourth Tuesday of the month and we would love to have some helping hands… It's fun! We dig, we ride, and boy does it feel good to give back! We've got the tools, no RSVP necessary.
Wednesday Evening Work Parties @ DeLaveaga Park Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
As the nights grow lighter and warmer, we are excited to host Wednesday Evening Trailwork! This season we will focus on trails in Delaveaga Park. Join our veteran Trail Crew Leaders for an evening of trail-building and maintenance before dinner. We can't think of a better way to unwind midweek! Bring your bike if you'd like to get a few laps in before turning in for the night. Click here to RSVP!
Fridays @ Soquel Demonstration State Forest Fridays, 9:15am - 3:00pm
We are leading volunteer trailwork sessions every Friday in Soquel Demonstration State Forest! Join our trails crew for a day of trail-building and maintenance on your favorite trails in SDSF, including Flow, Ridge, and Braille. MBOSC will provide all the tools and equipment necessary, as well as plenty of guidance from our staff; we just ask that you RSVP ahead of time so we know who to expect! You can meet us at the project site by bicycle, or at Cal Fire Station on Old San Jose Road to carpool. Click here to RSVP!
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