Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Classic Wilder Ranch Loop

MBOSC has partnered with Bicycling Magazine online to produce a series of GPS based maps of popular rides in Santa Cruz County.

We are proud to introduce our first map: The Classic Wilder Ranch Loop

Please let us know what you think.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Announcing the Aptos Jump Jam Oct 11th 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!!!!

Santa Cruz Bikes

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

Park Tools

1- Pro tool box set

Black market bikes

1- Riot Frame

1- bars

1- stem

1-seat post


Bicycle trip

The Day event Insurance and Misc bike accessories


1 velvet "R" fork

Many Shirts and Hats


1 fork

Giro helmets

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 Memorial Fund

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:

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 at the Rio May 1st

... and another event from the Bike Trip...

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)

Rio Theatre,
1205 Soquel Ave in Santa Cruz, CA

Event proceeds will benefit non-profit community bicycle education programs Bike Smart and Bike Shop At School.

The Bike Fest Jump Jam May 10-11

Sweet Bike Week festivities...  Oh yea, baby got hang time.
Blogged with the Flock Browser

Friday, April 11, 2008

20th Anniversary of Seabright Brewery

IMG_0500-1.jpg picture by mrtoadscMay 14th represents the 20th anniversary of Seabright Brewery. Seabright has been an incredible sponsor and host for the MBOSC meetings for many years. Happy Anniversary!

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.
Hope to see you on Monday 7pm at Seabright!

We have free beer at our meetings courtesy of Seabright.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Life gets in the way

I'm not dead yet. Just resting.

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!
We are all looking forward to a great 2008!