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2014 Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL


It's back!!!


It's going to be that time again folks.  The good folks of MBoSC are hosting their annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike festival.  A fun filled weekend with something for all.  There will be bike demos, race and jump events, giveaways, and even skills courses to participate in.  I'll update the meetup with more details as they're released.  Be assured though, it's bound to be an awesome event!


From Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival Site

APTOS, CA – January 10, 2014 Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is proud to announce the return of the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (SCMBF) to Aptos Village for its fifth year on April 5-6, 2014—the weekend before the Sea Otter Classic in nearby Monterey.

The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival was created to celebrate the world class mountain bike facilities, riders, and cycling industry of Santa Cruz county and continues to grow year after year with the generous support of our sponsors, volunteers, and community. In just its fourth year, the 2013 eco-conscious festival drew over 9,000 attendees and 395 registered participants—a 50% increase in attendance and 220% increase in registered participation over 2012. The success of the event is a testament to the depth of the mountain bike culture in Santa Cruz county.

The family-friendly two day, volunteer-run, festival includes competitive events for pros and amateurs alike, a kids’ rodeo and fun lap, bike demos, skills clinics, an industry exposition area, food court, beer garden, live music and more for bike enthusiasts, family members, and friends. The event reflects what Santa Cruz is all about: loving the outdoors, meeting friendly people, kicking back and immersing yourself in your favorite sport.

FESTIVAL REMAINS AT POPULAR APTOS VENUE FOR 2014
MBoSC is thrilled to report the festival’s return to its popular venue on theBarry Swenson Builder property—site of the world renowned Aptos Post Office Jumps and the Epicenter Pump Track—in Aptos Village. This year will mark the end of this festival venue but MBoSC expresses sincere appreciation for Barry Swenson Builder’s generosity and support over the past several years. Club President Mark Davidson enthuses, “We are very grateful to Barry Swenson Builder for allowing the festival in Aptos Village one last time. They were the driving force for getting the approval from the County of these two temporary bike parks on their property. These parks have been an integral part of the festival and we couldn’t do it without the support of Barry Swenson Builder.” Jesse Nickell, Sr. Vice President of Construction for Barry Swenson Builder adds, “Barry Swenson Builder has provided the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival venue for the past four years. We initially supported the temporary bike parks to show a social need for bike parks so that permanent parks can be built.”

FOX CONTINUES LOYAL COMMITMENT AS TITLE SPONSOR
MBoSC is thrilled to announce FOX‘s return as the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival’s title sponsor. 2014 marks the fourth year that the Scotts Valley-based suspension products manufacturer has offered title sponsorship support to this grassroots event that raises funds for bike projects throughout Santa Cruz county. FOX’s generous support contributes a great deal to the festival’s success and demonstrates the importance local community to this world-wide industry leader. Mark Jordan, FOX Global Communications Manager, affirms “It’s great having the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival right in our backyard. The atmosphere is welcoming and there is everything from pro and amateur racing to bike demos and kids’ events. It’s fun for the whole family.”

POPULAR ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS RETURN
The 2014 festival will bring back popular events from previous years such as the 831 Amateur Jump Contest and Pro Jam, Pump Track Pandemonium, Kat Sweet’s Sugar Showdown Santa Cruz, bike skills clinics, and family favorites Kids’ Rodeo and Fun Lap… PLUS other fun celebratory and competitive events are in the works! Bike demos from the industry’s top brands will take center stage once again and Shuttle Smith Adventures will be on hand to shuttle you up to some of the best singletrack in the Santa Cruz area—Soquel Demonstration State Forest (Demo). Add in a diverse expo area, a beer and food court featuring local brew & eats, live music and other entertainment and, well, needless to say it’s going to be an incredible weekend for two wheeled enthusiasts in Santa Cruz County!

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
MBoSC is looking forward to the continued success of the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival in 2014, inviting community and industry businesses and organizations to be a part of that success as a sponsor/supporter. Contact usfor our 2014 sponsorship packet.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
A volunteer-run event, the festival is also in need of dedicated people to help out in a myriad of roles. Contact us for volunteer opportunities.

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Relive the 2013 action through photos and videos and read the 2013 post-festival press release.

The mission of the festival is to celebrate mountain biking in Santa Cruz county by bringing cycling enthusiasts together to participate in and spectate competitive and recreational mountain bike events, promoting the world class mountain biking facilities and riders of Santa Cruz county while bringing the local community together and advocating for an active outdoor lifestyle. Through the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival, MBoSC—a 501(c)3 non-profit organization—has raised significant funds to support bike projects in Santa Cruz county.

About Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC)
An affiliate club of the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is an IRC 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to the promotion of mountain biking in Santa Cruz County in a healthy and sustainable manner. Amongst many other notable projects, the club presents the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival(SCMBF) and Santa Cruz Super Enduro (SCSE), and has also helped with the formation of Trips for Kids Santa Cruz and the California Enduro Series. MBoSC played a pivotal part in the creation of the Emma McCrary Trail, and is poised to begin construction on the all new 4 mile Flow Trail at Demo.


Looking forward to another great festival,

David

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Went there with my family and didn't see anyone (probably because I couldn't recognize anyone without their helmets). The kids loved it! My son wants to try the dirt jumps. But the training wheels needs to come off first!

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • James D.

    The festival was a great time, and of all of the time and money that I have invested in mountain biking, overall, the Enduro Skills Clinic is probably the best spent. I highly recommend it

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I went Saturday it was fun.

    April 6, 2014

  • Eric0MTB

    We are at the festival, how to find anybody? Let me know, thx

    April 5, 2014

  • Ed V.

    I need to take care of some vehicle issues today but plan to come down tomorrow... Hope I'll catch a bunch of you there then.

    April 5, 2014

  • Hayden S.

    I don't have a drivers license yet, will they allow me to demo bikes if I give them a debt card, if not what collateral do I have to bring? Or should I just bring my bike?

    April 3, 2014

    • Fredric

      Or you can bring your golf clubs Hayden =)

      April 4, 2014

    • Hayden S.

      That's a little too much collateral hahaha.

      1 · April 4, 2014

  • Daryl B.

    We still need volunteers to help put on this amazing event :)

    1 · April 4, 2014

  • Fredric

    Any of the SJMTB organizers last year remember we went out for a ride at 7am at UCSC the same morning of this festival? It literally was just us organizers (or like 95% of us were) and we had a big group.

    2 · April 2, 2014

    • David

      It was awesome though.

      April 2, 2014

    • Fredric

      You can't be "enduro" unless you awake. BTW that's me adding further confusion to the term.

      April 2, 2014

  • Holly W.

    Anyone planning on doing the Sugar Showdown skills clinic? Or the jump comp? Its women only. Sounds like a lot of fun so I signed up for the clinic.

    April 1, 2014

    • Holly W.

      The men's jump and freestyle comp is called 831 Jump Jam.

      April 1, 2014

  • GREGORIO M.

    Are you guys bringing your bike s are we get to ride or just hang out"

    1 · March 29, 2014

    • GREGORIO M.

      Nice!!!

      March 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sweet! I may have to go solo on Saturday, then come back on Sunday with the kids!

      March 31, 2014

  • James D.

    On Sunday

    March 31, 2014

  • James D.

    Hi Krista,
    I'm registered for the Enduro Skills Clinic on Sunday. Is a shuttle ride included in the $155.00 or do I need to register for a shuttle separately.

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there Saturday. I've never attended one of these events. Question for the veterans: What is the best time to arrive and best place to plan to park?

    March 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      That sounds like a good plan. Thank you.

      March 30, 2014

  • David

    The family and I will be out on Sunday. We'll have the stroller with us so I may have a bit of a hike to get there.

    March 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very first MTB festival for me! Do they have events for little kids?

    January 15, 2014

  • Bob E

    Bummer. I'm out of town that weekend. Have fun.

    January 14, 2014

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