mountain biking

Dog And Pony Show

What will the People say they want allowed at Cemex? Only time will tell.

Early results from Cemex access surveys suggest dogs and horses could become points of contention.

First Day Fun Photo Contest

Hello, 2014! Photo by Eric Miraglia.

This New Year's Day, eat a good breakfast, take some aspirin and document your First Day fun on Hilltromper.

Adventure Out!

Cliff Hodges is psyched to help people learn to have the kind of fun he had growing up in Santa Cruz.

Westside Pump Track Officially Open

Bike groms lined up to take a turn on the new Westside pump track at the official ribbon-cutting on Saturday. Hanae Armitage photo.

With a snip of the comically giant scissors needed at any official ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mayor Hilary Bryant declared Saturday, Nov. 23 Westside Pump Track Day in the city of Santa Cruz.

Mountain Bikes on UCSC Campus

All of the super-popular single track mountain biking trails at UCSC are illegal.

RESCHEDULED: Please join us on Wednesday Jan. 29 from 6-8pm at Stevenson Event Center on the UCSC campus for a panel discussion about the super-popular illegal single track on the upper campus.

Mountain Bike Access at UCSC: A Panel

Most of the trails at Upper UCSC are well-known to mountain bikers—and they're illegal. Join a Jan. 29 discussion about what has become a dysfunctional don't-ask-don't-tell situation.

Berry Creek Falls from Waddell Beach

The lower half of the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail—basically a fire road between Waddell Beach and Berry Creek Falls — follows West Waddell Creek. Hilltromper photo.

12 miles RT; 600 ft elevation gain; 4-5 hours; moderate to strenuous
Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail from Waddell Beach to Berry Creek Falls Trail in Big Basin

Why Women's Mountain Bikes? Here's Why.

Maxime Schimmel of Santa Cruz Bicycles and Lisette Cooper of Juliana Bicycles with the Joplins after the Oct. 13 Girls Gone Wilder ride. Photo by Kristina Hanson.

We dream of bikes made for our bodies that come in pretty colors and don't hurt our lady parts.

A Bike Park for Santa Cruz

A rendering of Valmont Bike Park in Boulder. Alpine Bike Parks, the company that built Valmont, will construct the Mount Hermon bike park.

Coastal California's first mountain bike park is coming to Santa Cruz County. It's kind of a big deal.

The Santa Cruz Pump Track Boom

The Aptos pump track, built by Epicenter Cycling with volunteer labor, is almost always bustling. Photo courtesy Epicenter Cycling.

With one up and running and four on the way, it's pump tracks for all!