mountain biking

The Old Cabin Classic Returns

Woodblock print by Campbell Steers

Registration opens March 21 for the first mountain bike race at Wilder Ranch State Park in over 20 years.

10 Reasons to Start Mountain Biking

Reason #11: getting cornered. Kevin Pritchard photo.

Reason #6: To be 7 years old again.

Riding The Flow Trail With A Builder

Trailbuilder Matt De Young takes a corner on his baby. The Flow Trail was completed in March 2015. Bruce Dorman photo.

For those who helped construct the Flow Trail at Soquel Demonstration State Forest, riding it is a rowdy trip down memory lane.

The Santa Cruz MTB Fest Rides Again

It's a singletrack smorgasbord this year at the Festival, which is just 1.5 miles from a serious network of trails.

The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival gears up for its return to downtown Santa Cruz and its singletrack roots.

In Love With A Santa Cruz Bantam

Mm-mmm. The Bantam's 5" of travel make for "almost laughably easy" ride over Wilder ruts.

"The geometry and controls of the Santa Cruz Bantam are such that I was able to forget I was on a bike, and left me feeling like I was skipping along the road super-fast without any effort. I know that sounds cheesy."

Rock Solid Map App

Austin Riba made GraniteMaps Santa Cruz for fun. Some 1,300 apps were downloaded within a few weeks of its launch.

GraniteMaps is a clear and reliable way for mountain bikers and hikers to explore Wilder Ranch and UCSC's upper campus.

Aptos Bike Parks Closing

The Post Office Jump Park nurtured some of the best riders in the sport, and became an international destination. From "Strength in Numbers" by Anthill Films.

The notice Mark Davidson posted on the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz website was headlined "The end of an era in Aptos." It's news we call knew was coming and still it stung a little to read it.

Felton Bike Park Update

Velocity Bike Park at Mount Hermon, possibly finished as early as summer 2015, promises to be a mountain biking destination like no other in Santa Cruz County.

Fat Tire Friendships

Riding with the Mission Hill Middle School Bike Club.

Rules for Rainy Season Riding

Photo by Bruce Dorman

Rain is good. Eroded trails aren't. How to be a force for good and not evil when mountain biking after rain.