Santa Cruz MTB Festival - April 9-10, 2011

Mar 19, 2011
by Mary Moncorge  
Join us for an exciting two day event that includes professional and amateur jump competitions, short track races, bike skill clinics and shuttles with bike industry expo and demo area. This event is a fundraiser to relocate and rebuild the well known Post Office dirt jumps in Aptos, CA as well as the pumptrack adjacent to it.For two jam-packed days, the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (SCMBF) will be home to exciting events for riders at every level. Whether attendees want to participate, spectate, improve their skills or check out the latest gear, there’s something for everyone. For professional and amateur competitive mountain bikers there are jump contests and short track races, endurance XC rides, and Soquel Demo Forest shuttle rides. Beginners can hone their dirt skills with clinics focusing on bike handling and pump track skills. Over 36 industry vendors are on hand to share their latest innovations and equipment. The beer garden will pour tasty drafts from local beer makers including Santa Cruz Ale Works, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Seabright Brewery, Boulder Creek Brewery, Uncommon Brewers and Corralitos Brewing Co. For kids there will be handmade root beer on tap.

The SCMBF will be held at the Barry Swenson Builders property, Aptos Village, California, from 10AM to 4PM on Saturday and Sunday. Entry fees will be charged for competitive events only. Beer, food and SCMBF merchandise will be available for purchase during the event.

SCMBF Sponsors:
SCMBF title sponsor Fox Racing Shox of Watsonville, California is joined by key sponsors Trek, GoPro, Black Market Bikes, Epicenter Cycling, Specialized, Scotts Valley Cycle Sport and Barry Swenson Builders. Contributions from these generous organizations have helped underwrite the SCMBF. All our sponsors are committed to mountain biking and Santa Cruz County as a world class destination for the sport.

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SCMBF events include:

• Fox Racing Shox 831 Jump Contest: This juried dirt jumping competition will showcase both world class professional riders as well as top ranked local amateur riders. Pro class winner will pocket the Pro Purse and the Amateur class winner will ride off on a brand new 831 Fox Fork! The 831 Jump Contest is a fantastic opportunity to see aerial stunts.
• Specialized & Scotts Valley Cycle Sport Short Track Race: The exciting short track race will feature an Open Mens/Womens and Pro Mens/Womens class. In true Santa Cruz fashion, this technical course will offer berms, rollers and strategic obstacles that guarantee an exciting event.
• Black Market Bicycles & Epicenter Cycles Pump Track Pandemonium: This unique format of racing will test each racer’s bike handling skills without a single pedal stroke required. All ability levels will enjoy the track as they pump their way through 12 perfectly apexed berms. • Trek Epic XC Challenge: challenging 40 mile endurance ride from Aptos Village to Soquel Demonstration State Forest and back will be led by local Santa Cruz County XC pro riders. The Epic XC Challenge is free, but spaces are limited on the ride, so participants are urged to sign up early.
• Demo bikes available from Black Market, Specialized, Ibis, Trek, Yeti, Caletti Cycles and many others
• Vendor expo area
• Shuttle Rides to Soquel Demonstration Forest provided by Shuttle Smith Adventures
• Pump track skills clinics
• Bike handling skills clinics
• Beer garden with Santa Cruz County’s most notable breweries
• Fund raising events including raffle & silent auction

For race and ride registration, full schedule times and event details please visit the SCMBF website.

Mission:
SCMBF has a simple goal - to celebrate mountain biking in Santa Cruz County. We bring riders together, to participate and spectate in competitive and recreational dirt events via a festival focused on an active outdoor lifestyle, a world class mountain biking destination and a vibrant cycling industry in Santa Cruz County. Proceeds from SCMBF will be used to create a new permanent bike park in Aptos, California.




52 Comments

  • 19 1
 anybody else wonder why santa cruz doesn't sponsor the santa cruz mountain bike festival?
  • 9 0
 They don't need to, it all ready has their name on it Smile
  • 1 0
 MBOSC has a lot of projects, one which is to open Pogonip trail through Heroin Hill in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz bikes has donated a full carbon bike to raise money for this project. MBOSC is very pleased with Santa Cruz bikes support.
  • 1 0
 REGISTRATION DISCOUNT:

50% off on the registration for the frist 50 people to use the code - it will be valid rom Monday 3/21 - Friday 3/25...
Go to www.active.com/mountain-biking/aptos-ca/santa-cruz-mountain-bike-festival-2011-qr490
Discount Code is SCMTBF50
  • 4 0
 Best tasting, smelling and feeling fork on the market.
  • 1 0
 mmmm.. Kashima is delicious!!
  • 2 0
 Awseome promo vid. FAVED.

Gringo. Beer Salute
  • 4 0
 They have a beer garden.
  • 1 0
 JumJumJum
  • 1 0
 All the local brewers will be donating beer to raise money for the pump and jump park relocation.
  • 1 0
 is it this weekend?
  • 1 0
 april 9th and 10th. Unless you want to help dig out the short track course in the current pouring rain this weekend. Just think, weekend before Sea Otter Classic.
  • 1 0
 is short trackk like single trackk.....cuz i have a 2011 bighit 1 dh/freeride and was wondering if it would be finee...?is it gonna be more flat more dh?
  • 1 0
 Short track is a short XC course and you do laps on it - no DH at all.
The course we are building is flat with some "baby jumps", berms, rollers.
A hardtail would be the best or a short travel bike
  • 2 0
 Wait so like R dog and KJ will be designing and building the new Post Office jumps right?
  • 2 0
 just saw that go-pro commercial on t.v. awesome
  • 1 0
 What happened to Calabassas, and why are they moving the Post Office jumps?
  • 1 0
 ive been told that it is built and maintained by the city and that the workers have very little experience with building jumps. its hard to say if that true or not but one thing is who wants to drive over highway 17 every time they want to go ride some dirt jumps. i know i dont. they say that they are going to develop the land where post office is now into housing or something.
  • 1 0
 Bikes, beer, and hopefully babes, what more could I ask for? I will be there.
  • 1 0
 where is it being moved to?
  • 1 0
 Close by
  • 1 0
 Choked I won't be able to make it down for the Post jam
  • 1 0
 Same weekend as the Pro GRT opening round?
  • 1 0
 Yea, same weekend. It offers different events than the Pro GRT and date was finalize before the Pro GRT one was announced. It's also a week before Sea Otter - for people travelling to Sea Otter, they can combine both events
  • 1 0
 the post office jumps did end up getting plowed?
  • 1 0
 No there are still here but will be relocated before the end of the year
  • 1 0
 I heard they didnt know when they were going to yet????
  • 1 0
 Why isn't it called the Aptos MTB Festival?
  • 1 0
 Because it's to benefit the all county of Santa Cruz
  • 1 0
 i wish i didn't have an xc race that weekend Frown
  • 1 0
 We are working on a pretty cool short track course
  • 1 0
 man i love Cam McCall. funny fucker!
  • 1 0
 hell yes, I'm deffo gonna be there.
  • 1 0
 if it dont tast good it waont work good
  • 1 0
 i might cruise to this sounds like a good time!
  • 1 0
 Damn, well thats pretty convinient. Good to hear
  • 1 0
 Can't wait!
  • 1 0
 So sick!
  • 1 0
 yeewww
  • 1 0
 wow cam
  • 1 0
 yeah,haha
  • 1 0
 Looks sick!
  • 1 2
 Where is this????
  • 3 0
 Santa cruz.
  • 1 0
 duh. it's only a couple hours south of San Francisco, CA.
  • 2 0
 Actually its about 90 minutes with traffic, south of SF. Hope they don't screw it up like the old Calabassas park when the "officials" got involved.
  • 1 0
 What happened to Calabassas, and why are they moving the Post Office jumps?
  • 2 0
 Post is on like cityproperty or something. there gunna build business thing there. i think
  • 7 0
 Hey Yall!

Please read this to clear up any concerns:

The Aptos Post Office Jumps are on Barry Swenson Builders property which is currently leased to Santa Cruz County as a temporary bike park. Eventually this land will be developed and Post Office will be plowed (old news). Many years ago (I don't know when exactly) the plan was to put in a permanent SKATEPARK nearby when this Barry Swenson Builder's land was developed. Because of the MASSIVE popularity of the dirt jumps and thriving local mountain bike community, MBOSC, Epicenter Cycling, and numerous locals are rallying to put in a permanent bike park instead. The same people who constructed Post Office Jumps and the Epicenter Pumptrack will be designing and building this new park (once approved) and I assure you that it will be EPIC! So please don't bag on MBOSC for putting on this event. They are the good guys and there are only awesome things to come from their efforts in the future.

Cheers,

Evan Turpen
  • 1 0
 are there any potential locations for the new jump park yet? or is it simply not that far yet?
  • 1 0
 Yea there is already a location: 400meters from where it's at right now

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