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Wheel World

Sea Otter Classic: Fun for all on the lands of Fort Ord April 10-13. Photo by Sean Cope.

The Sea Otter Classic kicks off four days of serious cycling festivalizing.

Sisters in The Saddle

The Fat Tire Girls on a 2012 trip to St George, Utah. Photo courtesy Michele Lamelin.

Women-only mountain bike rides in Santa Cruz are popping up like daisies. Here's how to find them and what they're about.

Another Great Festie

Airborne over the AcroBag.

Once again the Aptos Post Office Jumps exploded into action Sunday as groups of riders hit the rollers at the 5th annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival—and once again announcers bade farewell to the fabled jumps.

Sugar Showdown at BikeFest

Ready to rock the women's Sugar Showdown in 2013 at the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival are (l-r) Katelyn Praly, Kat Sweet, Tammy Donahugh and Lindsay Beth Currier of Shine Riders Co.

Great jumpin' jennies! It's a women's air clinic at the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival!

MBoSC Finalist for Bell Built Grant

Some of the MBoSC trail-building crew up at the Soquel Demo Forest.

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz biggest current trail-building project, the Soquel Demo Flow Trail, was selected last week as a finalist for a piece of the $100,000 Bell Built Grant, given to organizations that bu

An MBoSC Challenge: Dig, Donate, Advocate

Riding a slice of trail you helped build? *That* is what it's all about. Photo by Bruce Dorman.

What's second-best to the thrill of the trail? Sustainable trailbuilding, joining the mountain biking community and talking up the sport.

Girls Gone Wilder VII: DeLaveaga!

GGW newcomer Alyssa, riding like a natural. HT photo.

Photos and highlights from the Feb. 16 Girls Gone Wilder Wrench 'n' Ride at Bicycle Trip and DeLaveaga.

Horse Sense for Mountain Bikers

The forward position of this horse's ears indicate that it's alert but not freaked out. Hilltromper photo.

Horses spook. That's the first thing a mountain biker needs to know. This blog post from Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers tells a lot about the rest.

Hope for Solutions at Trails Talk

Panelists at the Forest Trails Talk Jan. 29. Left to right, Lono Barnes of Santa Cruz Fire Dept, Alex Jones of Campus Natural Reserve and Will Curtis, captain of the UCSC mountain biking team. Hilltromper photo.

A movement to legalize mountain biking trails at Upper UCSC and rein in environmental degradation began to take shape at the Jan. 29 panel discussion.

Survey: Mountain Bikers and Upper UCSC

But Who Are We Really? A new survey, while not scientific, offers some insights.

A peek into who's riding and how often.