Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The jump community is having a Amateur jump jam (26” & 24” Wheels) at the Aptos Post Park Saturday Oct. 11th, 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Here is a link to the entry form and waiver and the info sheet.
Below are just some of the prizes that will be given away!!!!
2- Jackal frames (SRP $1,100 total)
30- T Shirts (SRP $480 total)
10 - Hats (SRP $200 total)
10 - Hoodies (SRP $400)
1- 09 P3 complete Bike
1- 09 P3 frame.
misc tires and pedals
1- Pro tool box set
Black market bikes
1- Riot Frame
The Day event Insurance and Misc bike accessories
1 velvet "R" fork
Many Shirts and Hats
6-dirt jump helmets (3 medium, 3 small),
6- pairs of their instigator sunglasses in black (the cool casual style
12- t-shirts (6 large, 6 medium)
Product from the Red Bull Girls
Friday, May 02, 2008
Mark Reynolds was a family man, tech guy and avid mountain biker in the Bay Area. His passion for the sport inspired him to create his company Wicked Racin to create high quality products for gravity riders. He was racing Downhill at the Sea Otter on April 19th and he never made it to the finish line.
While I did not know Mark personally, his life, career path and passion for mountain biking is similar to my own and describes the many mountain bikers that I have the privilege of knowing in the Bay Area. I have been contacted by close friends and family of Mark and I have learned so much about his life in these past few weeks. I feel saddened by the fact that I may have ridden with him in the past but I never really got to know him.
Mark was passionate about mountain biking and wanted to bring more people into the sport. He was generous with his time, teaching his friends how to jump and be better riders. Mark's family have set up a memorial fund to honor his memory. The fund will raise money towards a freeride/jump park/pump track that will be named after Mark so that people of all levels can enjoy the sport of mountain biking.
There will be raffle at the CCCX DH season finale in June which will benefit the memorial fund. Raffle tickets will be sold at the races and other locations.
To contribute to the Mark Reynolds memorial fund, please visit the Wicked Racin site: http://www.wickedracin.com
As a friend and mountain biker I'm asking you to contribute to the Mark Reynolds Memorial fund. I believe that his generosity to the sport will benefit all Northern Californian mountain bikers and visitors to our region. A thriving mountain biking community, great trails and parks is an honorable legacy to Mark.
Thank you for your support.
Mark Davidson - President
Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Kranked 7 “The Cackle Factor”
We’re hosting the Santa Cruz premiere of Kranked 7 “The Cackle Factor”, a Radical Films production featuring epic riding sets from top riders like Jamie Goldman, Nathan Rennie, Steve Romaniuk, Mike Kinrade and Eric Porter… filmed in Alaska, British Columbia, California, Vermont, Switzerland and France.
7 PM on Thursday, May 1st, 2008 (doors open at 6:30 PM)
1205 Soquel Ave in Santa Cruz, CA
Event proceeds will benefit non-profit community bicycle education programs Bike Smart and Bike Shop At School.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Speaking of Seabright...
MBOSC will have a meeting this 7 pm Monday April 14th at Seabright Brewery.
The Sea Otter is a week away (where did the last 3 weeks go?!) and we arein the thick of preparations. MBOSC will have a booth at the Sea Otter and will be co-ordinating the volunteer course marshals on the Dual Slalom course. The agenda for the meeting on Monday is to discuss the Sea Otter and drink some great beer.
- We could use some additional help with the DS course on Thursday and Friday. We would appreciate it if you could help out. If you want to work on the weekend then we may be able to accommodate that as well.
- Booth duty. If you are interested in hanging out at the MBOSC booth and telling people about the wonderful world of mountain biking then please contact me or come to the meeting. I could use a hand. It's pretty low key work, flexible hours. We're sharing the booth with MORCA.
We have free beer at our meetings courtesy of Seabright.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
I can't believe that it has been over 2 months since I last posted to this blog. A lot has happened over the past 2 months in my life. The biggest thing is that I got a job which requires me to travel over the hill to Santa Clara 5 days a week. I barely have time to ride my bike much less advocate for more trails and do good things for the community. I really enjoy my work but it is pretty demanding and exhausting. My evenings are quiet and I spend my time with my family and retire early.
The good news is that bike advocacy in Santa Cruz is bigger than me and many people have been stepping up. There have been progress on many fronts. Here are some initiatives that we are working on for 2008:
- State Parks Trail conversion with IMBA California: Opening trails in local state parks to mountain bike use. Tom Ward our man in Sacramento has been making significant progress.
- Opening Coast Dairies: Still waiting for BLM to get the land. Some snags but some progress as well. We'll be ready when they need us.
- Creating a sustainable organization: We got a couple of fresh new faces on our board.
- Bike and Beer fest 2008: Look for the celebration of the mountain bike - Santa Cruz style - this fall!