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MBOSCers,We are so proud and excited to announce that our latest Ante Up for Trails campaign with Ibis Cycles raised $86,740 to support Santa Cruz area trails! Wow, that is incredible! Not only did we hit our original fundraising goal of $75,000, we also beat our previous record by $100! Thank you to everybody who supported this effort. Whether you contributed $5 or $1,000, we achieved success together!
But we know what you're thinking: who is the lucky winner of that brand new Ibis?! Introducing the lucky winner… Kevin Nemethy!!! Kevin hails from North Vancouver, and while he's never ridden in Santa Cruz, he says it's on the top of his riding destination bucket list. We asked Kevin why he supported Ante Up for Trails, and he had this to say: "Organizations such as the MBOSC have allowed the transformation of mountain biking into the wonderful sport it is today- by building community, advancing trail sustainability, and guaranteeing access for mountain bikers today and in the future. I owe my enjoyment (and hopefully my children's enjoyment) of the sport to my local trail stewardship groups, and am always thrilled to hear when similar groups provide the same opportunities for those living in other areas around the world."
Congratulations Kevin, we can't wait to see you on that new Ibis!
Happy trails!
- Team MBOSC
MBOSC is hiring! We are looking for a motivated, dedicated individual to join our team as the Trail Construction Manager. This full-time, salaried, exempt position is responsible for successful management of volunteer trail projects and fee-based consulting/contracting projects. Under general direction, this position will include direct oversight of the MBOSC Trail Crew including conduct, coordination, scheduling, and project logistics. This position will report to the Trails Program Director. Get the full job description and apply now!
MBOSC is excited to announce we are partnering with local bike party extraordinaires, Good Times Crew, to host the first ever Pumptrack Jam on July 27 at Harvey West Park! Find out who can hit the biggest air, ride the fastest lap, and more! We're looking for key players to help us put on this event, from beer pourers to event registration. Please sign up to help out by clicking here!
Bike Park at the Soquel Farm Park
MBOSC is working with Santa Cruz County Parks on the approval and funding for a bike park (including dirt jumps and a pumptrack) at the Farm Park in Soquel. Parks staff will be seeking feedback on the park design at a series of upcoming meetings, and we need you to come express support for the bike park element. Click here for more info!
Friday, July 5, 6:30-7:30pm
The Heart of Soquel Park Plaza
4740 Soquel Drive, Soquel, 95073​
Hwy 17 Trail Connections Public Workshop
Join Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and the Bay Area Ridge Trail for a public information meeting about potential regional trail connections to a future Highway 17 trail crossing. Midpen is preparing a Regional Trails Study to support Caltrans' review of the highway crossing structures to guarantee viable connections to the surrounding local and regional trail networks, parks and open space areas.
Tuesday, July 9, 6:30-8:30pm
Los Gatos Methodist Church
111 Church Street, Los Gatos, 95030​
Cotoni-Coast Dairies Public Meetings
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proceeding with the planning process for Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument. This process will pave the way for public trail access to the 6,000 acre property on the North Coast surrounding Davenport and adjacent to San Vicente Redwoods. The BLM will be seeking public input on how the property should be managed. MBOSC will be sharing more information on the potential trail access opportunities in the near future. Click here for more info on the BLM planning process.
Wednesday, July 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center St., Santa Cruz, 95060​
Thursday, July 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Pacific Elementary School
50 Ocean St., Davenport, 95017​
MBOSC's Mountain Biking Impact Review was featured on a Front Lines MTB podcast episode! Front Lines MTB is described as "a podcast for the people that truly make mountain biking happen. Not the riders, racers, or product designers but the builders, advocates and the often forgotten Board Members of your local Mountain Bike Trail Association." We were honored to have Matt De Young and Emma Kelsey share this project. Listen to the episode here!
Our friends at Santa Cruz County Horsemen's Association (SCCHA) are hosting their annual Fireworks Endurance Ride on Saturday July 13. There is a 50 mile and 25 mile endurance course, both starting at Graham Hill Showgrounds and running through Henry Cowell, Pogonip/UC, and Wilder. Volunteers are needed to direct the competitors at several key intersections, primarily in Wilder. How about planning a mtb ride with a rest period to direct some traffic? Please connect with Lindsay Overton if you are able to help:
[email protected]
Harvey West Pumptrack Maintenance
Tuesday, July 2, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
With all the rain we've had, the Harvey West Pumptrack needs some love. Join us anytime this Tuesday from 3:00 to 6:00pm for a fun afternoon of digging. We would love some helping hands! We dig, we ride, and it sure feels good to give back. Our Trails Specialist, Cob Hyde, will show you the ropes. We've got the tools, just show up!​
Wednesday Evening Work Party @ Pogonip Nature Loop
Wednesday July 3, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
This Wednesday we'll be finishing a bridge project on the Pogonip Nature Loop, a trail we rerouted last year. We're replacing an old bridge is falling apart, and we could use your help! Please email [email protected] if you are able to join us.
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