In an attempt to raise money for trail work and advocacy in the Santa Cruz area, Santa Cruz Bicycles and Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz have announced a raffle - “Ante Up For Trails.” For every $5 donated, the donor will get one entry towards winning a new $9,500 Santa Cruz bicycle of their choice. The drawing will be held on November 13th and donations can be made at www.mbosc.org/anteup.
MBOSC continues to work towards its vision to make Santa Cruz County the premier place to be a mountain biker through advocacy, trail construction, maintenance, and world-class cycling events. Some of the current projects include:
- New 30+ Mile Trail Network in San Vicente Redwoods: MBOSC took a leading role on the design of a 30+ mile trail network that is scheduled to begin construction in 2019.
- New Trails in Pogonip, Harvey West, and DeLaveaga Parks: MBOSC is working closely with the City of Santa Cruz to incorporate new mountain bike opportunities into city parks, including a directional downhill mountain-bike trail and new multi-use trails to improve connectivity.
- New Dirt Jumps and Pump Tracks: MBOSC is currently working with Santa Cruz County to bring a new dirt jump facility to the Farm Community Park in Soquel, and with the City of Watsonville to bring an asphalt pump track to Ramsay Park in the heart of Watsonville.
"Santa Cruz Bicycles has been pivotal in advocating for sustainable mountain biking here and around the world," said MBOSC Marketing and Events Director Amanda Schaper. "They regularly contribute cash, product, and sweat equity to ensure the future of mountain biking, and we're very thankful to have them as a partner as we work towards expanding sustainable trail access in the Santa Cruz area."