Carrot Fest is an event co-sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Horseman's Association (SCCHA) and Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) that helps to desensitize horses to mountain bikes and increase communication and understanding between mountain bikers and equestrians. This is a really positive event that helps to maintain the wonderful relationship that exists between equestrians and mountain bikers in Santa Cruz county.
We need some mountain bikers to participate! Help make horses feel comfortable by riding around them and giving them carrots. There will be a clinic portion of the event in which the equestrians and bikers will be milling around and interacting at horse camp. After the clinic, groups of equestrians and bikers will ride in opposite directions along Wilder Ridge loop and meet up and practice the rules of interaction.
Coffee and carrot cake will be provided.
Time and Location: 9 am @ Horse Camp near Dimeo Lane at Wilder Ranch State Park, Santa Cruz, California.
Directions: Dimeo lane is the street that leads to the Santa Cruz city dump. Horse camp is the dirt road which is an immediate right when you get onto Dimeo lane. Horse camp is located at the star at the bottom of this map.
We encourage mountain bikers to ride over to Horse Camp since there is limited space available for parking at Horse Camp. The Horse Camp parking is pretty rugged and the gravel road is a little steep. Please carpool if you have to park at Horse Camp. Priority is given to equestrians with trailers, families with young children and carpooling. CA State Park day use fees are in effect at Horse Camp.
Resources for Equestrian, Biker interaction
Equestrians And Cyclists: Can We Get Along?
Bikes and Horses: A Case for Sharing
Thanks and see you at Carrot Fest!