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Demo Flow Opening With MBoSC and PotLuck

San Jose Mountain Biking is happy to announce that MBoSC has been given the green light to open sections 3 and 5 of the newly built Flow trail.  We'll plan to be out a bit early for a ride up to the top then back down to the bottom of section 5 for the ribbon cutting ceremony.  I'll be starting my ride some time in the afternoon when the crowds have hopefully died down a bit, however Krista and I'm sure other Organizers like Tosa and Chaz will be out there in the morning to celebrate the official opening. 


FROM MBOSC..

We’ve been given the green light to open both completed trail sections—FOX-adopted segment 3 and Epicenter Cycling-adopted segment 5!

You are cordially invited to join MBoSCCAL FIREFOX and Epicenter Cycling on Sunday, June 1 at 11am at the bottom of segment 5 for a brief ceremony and ribbon cutting—then we’ll send you on your way to experience the flow. After a few laps of swoopy goodness, head back to the parking lot to continue the celebration with snacks and beverages provided by Epicenter Cycling, and raffles featuring product and swag donated by FOX.

How To Get There

Riding straight to the opening ceremony? The Demo Flow Trail is beginner friendly but requires fitness to get there. From the Demo parking lot off Highland Way, expect a 4 mile ride to the ceremony location and a 3/4 mile climb to the top of the first open segment, with a 4 mile climb back out to the parking lot. We will have signage posted to keep you on course.

Catching a Braille or Sawpit loop first? You know the drill (and if you don’t, contact us and we’ll hook you up with a map/directions)... just allow for enough time to detour up Tractor 1/3 mile to the bottom of 5 for the 11am ceremony.

Helmets are mandatory; safety gear such as knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended.

For more information on this project and what to expect for your flow trail riding experience, visit www.mbosc.org/current-projects/4-mile-flow-trail-at-demo.

A huge shout of gratitude to our project partner California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), and the sponsors, donors and volunteers who have contributed thus far to the Demo Flow Trail project — we couldn’t do it without you! Looking forward to our continued journey ahead!


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  • Addison

    It was one of the best meetups I've been to. Friendly people, fun activity, cardio, free demo, free beer and ribs... Good job organizing this.

    June 3, 2014

  • Fred S.

    What an awesome day riding with new friends. I felt very fortunate to have some ribs and beer after the big climb back. And the two Flow sections were a blast with my DH bike :-)

    June 1, 2014

    • David

      Hardtail is the way to go for flow

      June 3, 2014

  • Flo

    Eli and I are TBD, but looks interesting. The issue will be long sustained climbing.

    May 20, 2014

    • Daryl B.

      It's Demo. There will be long sustained climbing.

      May 30, 2014

    • Flo

      Looks like a very fun day overall. Eli and I will some day need to try Demo on the tandem, but I need some volunteers to tow us up the hill. I don't think I'll last that long on a 4 mile climb.

      2 · June 2, 2014

  • Bob E

    Wow! What a great day.

    June 2, 2014

  • AnnT

    Thanks Krista and Daryl for putting up with me :-) I had a blast

    1 · June 1, 2014

    • Daryl B.

      Ann, you did awesome!

      June 1, 2014

  • Rich

    Good times (expect for a mechanical failure and some sunburn). This is just the beginning to many more sessions. Perhaps we can join in on the much needed trail work days with MBoSC when moisture returns end of the season. Two sections was just not enough!
    Special thanks to Fred on the spinal correction after the ride. I'm a new man.

    June 1, 2014

  • Rich

    Fred & I are running a touch late. What's today's route in case we need to catch up?

    June 1, 2014

    • Jacopo

      Directly from MBOSC:

      "This ride leaves at 9:15am from the SDSF parking lot. We’ll do a warm-up ride on Corral, then head down Hihns and up Tractor to the opening ceremony for flow trail segments 3 & 5 (see poster below).

      Please carpool (parking will be limited), arrive early, and bring a dish to share at the afternoon potluck (starts at 1:00)!"

      June 1, 2014

  • Prashant S

    I am bringing BBQ chips and pineapple salsa for the potluck. Looking forward to the flow!

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • Rich

    Kind Old Soul Gemini (loves brussel sprouts, cross word puzzles and feeding squirrels) seeks similar to share cozy car space together....No don't read too much into this, I'm only looking to carpool since the event will no doubt draw crowds and I'm looking to either picking up someone with cash or find a driver looking to make some off me. I'm coming from the East Bay, Fremont, straight down 880. I can take up to four rigs on my hitch rack if necessary.

    May 27, 2014

    • Jacopo

      I'm also interested in carpooling.. I could chip in some gas money. I'm right off of 880 in San Jose.

      May 31, 2014

    • Rich

      PM sent.

      May 31, 2014

  • Mr. B

    Any one coming from the Peninsula want to carpool?

    May 31, 2014

    • Mr. B

      I'm coming from Belmont

      May 31, 2014

  • Addison

    About the potluck. are people actually going to be putting the food in the backpack bringing it up 4 3/4 miles to the ceremony? if so, maybe I should pack a light potluck like chips?

    May 30, 2014

  • Addison

    Hi Guys, I was going to go to the afternoon ride, but saw that Dave shifted the time to 2:30. I can't make it then. May I come to this meetup with some potluck? I know I'm on the waiting list but, I was hoping there may be possible spots. Thanks.

    May 30, 2014

    • David

      For instance I'll be arriving around 1230 or 1 and heading straight to the flow trail. The I'll head back up for the meetup at 230. We'll mingle with all the folks during the potluck and head up the hill around 3. Then we'll come down our respective trails and head back to the flow trail.

      May 30, 2014

    • Addison

      Ic thanks for the explanation David. Look forward to seeing you all.

      May 30, 2014

  • Eric

    oh, another gift from MBoSC. Thank you boys and girls

    May 28, 2014

  • Daryl B.

    I rode Demo today. Trails are getting dusty. I would recommend goggles or some sort of eye protection for this ride. There will be lots of riders and no time for dust to settle.

    May 26, 2014

  • Daryl B.

    I would encourage car pooling an arriving early. Parking could be very tight.

    1 · May 23, 2014

  • Chaz

    Okay, I'm bailing on the Tamarancho ride for this one :D

    May 20, 2014

    • Rich

      Just give up and turn yourself in Chaz. You can only stay on step ahead of the law for so long be for they catch you. This bait and switch tactic never works when you give away the plan. You never should have torn off that mattress tag!

      1 · May 20, 2014

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