Santa Cruz MTB Festival

For now plan on meeting up in the morning for a pre-expo ride, at Wilder or UC.  Then we'll caravan down to aptos for the expo.

Hey Everyone- I'm hoping we can all participate in support of Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz by attending their annual event. For now, check out their event website. Thanks! ~Krista


Join us for an exciting two day family-friendly event Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, 2013 that includes professional and amateur competitions, skills clinics, a kids’ practice area, bike demos and shuttles, an industry expo, and food court/beer garden.

The festival, which was created to celebrate the world class mountain bike facilities, riders, and cycling industry of Santa Cruz county, continues to grow year after year with the generous support of its sponsors, volunteers, and community. In just its third year, the 2012 SCMBF boasted a 50% increase in attendance and athlete participation over the previous year, attracting over 6,000 spectators, 200 amateur and professional athletes, 200 kids’ rodeo participants, 70 sponsors, and 150 volunteers. The success of the event is a testament to the depth of the mountain bike culture in Santa Cruz county

Also, consider becoming a member of Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz They are a very friendly group of fun riders, trail builders, and advocates of everything mountain biking.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Big time fun ... BUT, duuuude, where's my car??!!

    April 14, 2013

  • Rick

    Didn't run into anybody but Krista. Demo'd a bike, but ooh man, what a weird feeling to get on a 29 FS from my 26 hard-tail.

    April 13, 2013

  • Genna d.

    Great grass-roots event!

    April 13, 2013

  • David

    Pump track race is about to start. Hope yall are enjoying the festival

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Els

    Where do you guys meet after the ride? I will not make the ride (coming from SF).

    I would be up for a bike demo if someone else wants to "demo group ride" :)

    April 13, 2013

    • Krista

      Els that sounds like a good idea

      April 13, 2013

  • Krista

    Bike demo's available from 8:30-3:45!

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Genna d.

    Volunteering with my SO, and demoing bikes!

    1 · April 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Of "course" you are!

      April 8, 2013

    • Els

      Where do you demo the bikes there? Is there any trail near by that is not a fire road?

      April 9, 2013

  • Howard

    I'm not going on the ride. I will be coming from San Mateo and I would have to get up tooo early

    April 9, 2013

  • Krista

    Who's riding with us at 7?????

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Krista

    Hey everyone. Make sure to read David's comments here to know exactly what's planned for the day!!

    April 6, 2013

  • David

    I'll be heading into town early for a ride first thing in the morning... Aptos will be crowded, but the UC and Wilder area will be fine. If you want to join me for an early ride let me know by replying to this comment. I'm thinking 7am start, so we can do a loop and then make it to the festival in time for the afternoon events. This won't work if you're doing some of the earlier short track races. But if you're just spectating and checking everything out you should be golden. We can adjust the start time if we need to, but the festival starts at 9am so I don't want to start too late.

    March 25, 2013

    • Krista

      I will be there early to ride. Let's meet at the Rincon Pullout on Hwy 9?

      March 26, 2013

    • David

      We're going to meet @0700 at the Rincon Pullout along hwy 9. I'll send out an email today with directions. If you're willing to meet us for the ride that early let me know otherwise we'll catch up at SCMBF

      April 3, 2013

  • Chris G.

    Do we need to register/buy tickets?

    March 18, 2013

    • David

      You need to register if you plan on doing any of the skills clinics or events. Otherwise no need.

      1 · March 25, 2013

  • David

    don't forget to check out the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival's Facebook page to get the scoop on everything going on this year.

    March 17, 2013

  • Chris F.

    It's a ways off, but sounds fun....I'm a maybe for now. Will update as it gets closer.

    January 5, 2013

  • Krista

    My vote is to ride from HWY 9 Santa Cruz UC into a bit of Wilder and back....

    December 16, 2012

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