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MBoSC Survey on MTB 'Dreamtown'

The mountain biking boom in Santa Cruz County is on. MBoSC is surveying riders to find out what they want most.

by Hilltromper staff

July 28, 2014—You may have noticed that Santa Cruz County is undergoing something of a mountain biking boom, with pump tracks and flow trails going up left and right, a bike park in the works and news of two tantalizing spaces on the North Coast—San Vicente Redwoods and Coast Dairies—opening up soon to recreation. Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz is, not surprisingly, right in the middle of figuring out what our future mountain biking landscape ought to look like. And they want your input.

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In a recent post on the MBoSC website titled "Create Your MTB Dreamtown," Dave Robinson—Ride Guides leader, environmental advocate, MBoSC membership cat-herder and all-around good guy—makes this request:

"Please fill out the survey – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MBoSC2014 – so that we can learn more about your priorities for mountain biking in Santa Cruz County. We will not share your personal information with anyone else, any information disclosed will be used only for MBoSC’s research in order to create the trails that you want!

"In the last 14 months we have opened two new trails, the first new legal singletrack in Santa Cruz in over 12 years! With our recent successes a ton of new opportunity has opened up on the BLM Managed Coast Dairies property and the San Vicente Redwoods (formerly the CEMEX lands). Add to that requests from the City of Santa Cruz for another pump track (after our successful support of the Westside Pump Park that opened November 2013) and long-simmering opportunities like the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Rail Trail, and we’ve got a bunch of decisions to make! Now you can place your vote on what kind of trails and what opportunities you think MBoSC should support, just complete our survey.

"Your engagement doesn’t have to end after you complete the survey though, we are also soliciting help in putting together teams to implement your dream mountain biking town’s trails. At the end of the questionnaire we ask if you would like to volunteer your time to support one of our new initiatives. If you’re looking to learn more about these opportunities we’d like to invite you to the MBoSC recruitment party hosted by BRG Sports (formerly Easton/Bell) in mid-August. For more detail simply complete the survey and fill in the box, we’ll get you more detail from there."

OK, so we're good? Good! Now go let your voice be heard.

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