Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

Footdown Showdown

How slow can you go without putting your .... yeah, you get it. Hilltromper photo.

A hilarious tournament at the 2015 SC Mountain Bike Festival not of races or big air, but of the finer, subtler arts of mountain biking—the kind of pointless activity people just instinctively practice when they're on their bikes and killing time.

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.

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.

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!