Santa Cruz County has just weathered one of the wettest month's of March on record, some 25 days of rain. And April hasn't started any drier. Our mountain bike trails are saturated. The dirt is oozy, thick mud. Bicycling in these conditions is bad for the trails (causing erosion and wider trail footprint) and your bicycle. Please practice restraint and stay off the off road trails until we have at least 4 days of dry weather.
We'll have great riding for late spring and summer. For more information on sustainable mountain bicycle practices please see http://www.imba.com/about/trail_rules.html. For local mountain bike information check: http://mbosc.org/
A message from the Santa Cruz Bicycle Industry Coalition and Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz.