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Wilder Ranch ~ Multi Level Ride & Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

  • Apr 13, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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I am proud to be a member of Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz and support them.  http://www.mbosc.org/

If you plan on going to the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival, why not bring your bike over the hill and get a ride in at Wilder in the morning. We will ride for about 2 hours and then head over to spend the afternoon at the Festival. This will be a great way to start your weekend and then give you Sunday off.

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http://www.santacruzmountainbikefestival.com/

The ride at Wilder will be at an advanced beginner level.

For those that need to get out on your bike, come on out and enjoy a great place on the coast with awesome views! Bring water and a snack as there will be a chance to take a break to enjoy your ride.

Meet at 9:30 AM in the main parking lot. There are restrooms available. We will then ride to the tunnel under Highway 1. If you park in the Wilder Ranch parking lot, there is a fee to park. I recommend to pay the parking fee in support of & our use of the state parks.

Tires roll at 9:43 AM or sooner if all YES RSVP's are present. Please be there by the meet time, we don't want to leave without you.

Ride Details
Difficulty: "Easy to moderate, with smooth wide trails for beginners and a few single-tracks. On my scale of 1-5, 1 being easy - I will say this ride may be a 2-3.

Where: Wilder Ranch State Park, Hwy 1, just north of Santa Cruz.

Remember, all riders need to be members of Meetup.com & South Bay Mountain Bike Group. Guests are no longer allowed. All riders need to RSVP as a member.

Rain may cancel. Check this listing the morning of the ride. I will post by 8 AM a weather update if we need to cancel.

***Please remember, a helmet is required for all our rides.***

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This is a great opportunity to explore and enjoy the abundance of trails in this corner of the world.

http://www.santacruzs...

Please remember to bring water, and check that your bike is ready to ride. Also remember to carry an extra tube and a chain master link with you that fits your bike. Its ok if you need help to repair it, you will have the items needed to keep your ride going.

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  • Ray G

    What an awesome day to be on the trails and even more fun at the festival after.

    April 15, 2013

  • John

    Awesome ride with lots of fun people! Thanks Ray... it was really nice meeting everyone. I'm looking forward to future rides!

    April 14, 2013

  • vincent U.

    A very nice ride, one more time, thank you Ray for that, and the afternoon was very cool (but a bit too sunny for my ginger skin...)

    April 13, 2013

  • Michelle

    Fun relaxed ride this morning followed by a fantastic time at the festival!

    April 13, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Wilder and its awesomeness ... As usual a great ride with a cool group! Enchanted twice: thanks Ray for the workout! :)

    April 13, 2013

  • Nancy

    Perfect tour of Wilder ... thanks, Michelle!

    April 13, 2013

  • Kamaljit

    Thanks Ray. It's always fun riding at Wilder. Twin Oak DH was really fun trail as I did it for the first time today.

    April 13, 2013

  • James O.

    CANT MAKE IT IN TIME.....

    April 13, 2013

  • VicG

    Still at vet. Will try to find the group on the hill. If not ill im selling raffle tickets at the festival. Looks like great day

    April 13, 2013

  • VicG

    Still at vet. Will try to find the group on the hill. If not ill im selling raffle tickets at the festival. Looks like great day

    April 13, 2013

  • Michelle

    Here is a good link for info about the festival (map, parking, etc.) http://www.santacruzmountainbikefestival.com/expo/general-info/
    Bring your own bottle for water, and money for beer and raffle tickets. Ray scored a bunch of fun swag last year and this year will have lots more goodies (dropper posts, bikes, etc).

    April 13, 2013

  • Chris F.

    Ray, I won't be able to make the ride this morning but hope to see you guys at the festival later today.

    April 13, 2013

  • Ziza Mares R.

    Ray, I can't make Wilder today.

    April 13, 2013

  • Mike J

    Can't make Wilder but I'll see you at Nisene Marks!

    April 12, 2013

  • Ray G

    Who is ready for an awesome weekend of mountain biking??? Let's Ride!!!

    April 12, 2013

  • Arnold

    just wandering how/where we are going to store/put our bike when we are visiting the festival?

    April 10, 2013

    • Arnold

      hm... I guess an hour ride is ok, as I want to keep my commitment while I still want to have some biking time :)

      April 11, 2013

    • Arnold

      I probably will join you guys next time. I will go there earlier and bike around the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park before my volunteering timeslot

      April 12, 2013

  • Vinh P.

    I have to work on that day.

    April 10, 2013

  • Vinh P.

    I have to work on that day.

    April 10, 2013

  • Gabi

    Sorry to miss out, but I'll be attending a track meet. Might volunteer in the afternoon instead.

    1 · April 10, 2013

    • Michelle

      Hopefully we'll see you there, Gabi. :-)

      April 10, 2013

  • Vinh P.

    sorry, have to work.

    April 10, 2013

  • Michelle

    Please note that there is NO VEHICLE PARKING this year for SC MTB festival attendees in Aptos village. The festival recommends parking at Seacliff State Beach (the day use fee to park there is $10, or use your state park annual pass) and riding your bike into the festival. You can valet park your bike for free at the festival. You can also try to park in the surrounding neighborhoods, but please be courteous to residents and businesses and pay attention to parking regulations, no parking signs, etc.

    April 10, 2013

  • James O.

    So any one with past experience....with Wilder be packed due to the festival? Should we arrive early early?

    April 10, 2013

    • Ray G

      James, Wilder is no where near the festival. The festival is in Aptos. However, if you or anyone else tends to run late, then yes you should plan to arrive early just in case they are using the Wilder parking lot as overflow parking. :-) Remember I recommend to pay the $10 parking fee and not park roadside. Please bring correct cash amount as the Rangers do not tend to man the booth thar early.

      1 · April 10, 2013

    • Michelle

      Please note Ray is referring to Wilder Ranch parking. There is NO vehicle parking at the festival in Aptos.

      April 10, 2013

  • Ray G

    Free, secure bike valet parking at the Expo grounds will be provided by People Power of Santa Cruz. Tips are recommended however.

    April 10, 2013

  • Arnold

    Hi Michelle, I emailed them saying I am available to help as a volunteer. :)

    1 · April 9, 2013

    • Michelle

      That's great! Thanks Arnold! I volunteered last year, and it was fun. Their T-shirts are cool too. See you at Wilder Sat!

      April 9, 2013

  • Michelle

    The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival is still looking for volunteers for this weekend, both the Friday build and helping with the actual festival Saturday and Sunday. Volunteer perks (if you work four hours or more) include lunch and a festival t-shirt, PLUS you will be entered into their volunteer raffle! Consider giving some of your time. They are expecting 6-10 thousand people to attend the festival and need help: http://www.mbosc.org/ Failing that, be sure to buy raffle tickets and BEER, as that is where the festival makes a large part of their $. Proceeds go to trail advocacy. Their next project is the Demo Flow Trail. There is a separate $5 raffle to win an Ibis Ripley 29er or Mojo HD complete bike, just for this project, which will bring a 4 MILE flow trail to the now decimated Tractor Trail area. Details here: http://www.mbosc.org/own-the-flow-fundraiser/

    April 9, 2013

  • Ray G

    This will be a Multi Level group ride. We will break into a few smaller groups as we always do and allow everyone to enjoy the ride at a pace they want. Let's Ride!

    April 7, 2013

  • Ken W.

    Looks like a fun and exciting time!

    April 3, 2013

  • Sam

    Riding on Sunday April 14th instead

    March 17, 2013

  • Ted L.

    Out town this week. You guys have fun!

    February 6, 2013

  • Ken W.

    Looks like a fun and exciting time!

    December 2, 2012

  • James O.

    Look forward to making new Friends!

    December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    will be in yoesmite

    December 2, 2012

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