Our Thanks and a Promise

I’d  like to take a moment to extend our deepest thanks to everyone who has supported the healthy growth of mountain biking here in Santa Cruz County over the last few years. Cheers to each one of you who picked up a shovel last year to the trail crew leaders and the past and present … Continue reading Our Thanks and a Promise

A Look at Your Lid

In an age when custom skis are approaching $2,000 and mountain bikes can cost over $10,000, it can be easy to forget the value of your helmet. But if you take a moment to think about it, this $50 investment in your kit could save you tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical … Continue reading A Look at Your Lid

Excellence in Mountain Biking

First you hear a hoot echoing through the forest. Next the mechanical buzz of a free-wheeling rear hub. Then you spot the bright flash of a jersey through the trees as a rider bursts from the grove in front of you. Their bike is laid down at a 30 degree angle with the rider slung … Continue reading Excellence in Mountain Biking

Pump Track Generation

Santa Cruz pump tracks are breeding a bunch of skilled and friendly young riders. by Dave Robinson Santa Cruz is famous in the surfing community not only for it’s quality surf and talented pros but also for its fierce localism. Our surf spots seem to spawn not only talent but, too often, also hostility. Santa … Continue reading Pump Track Generation

Pumped at the Pump Track

It’s at that point when you’ve focused on a project for a while, invested a bunch of effort and received mixed reviews on the value of the endeavor. It could go either way. Four of the guys were sitting on their saddles looking down the slight incline of the entry into Wilder Ranch State Park, … Continue reading Pumped at the Pump Track