Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival....

Two-Day Mountain Bike Festival in Santa Cruz Brings Professional Female Mountain Bike Riders Including Lisa Myklak, Emily Johnston, Tammy Donahugh and Kathy Pruitt

MBOSC presents the first Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival from February 27-28, 2010Featuring the California premier of Awesome Land: Women of Dirt.

Pending good weather, events held in conjunction with the premier include an open group ride through the Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) and a Jump Jam at Depot Park in Santa Cruz with the pro women on Feb 28th.

There will a $1/ticket event raffle after the film with a lot of great prizes including an Intense 5.5 EVP frame, a Fox 36 Talas RC2 fork and a BlkMrkt Mob frame (Chrome). There are many other prizes offered by local businesses including cycling clothing, CamelBaks, Light and Motion bike lights and gift certificates. You must be present to win at the raffle

There will also be a $5/ticket raffle for a new 2010 Titus El Guapo All Mountain Bike. Raffle tickets will go on sale at the Bike Festival until the Sea Otter Classic in April. We will do the drawing for the bike at the Sea Otter at the MBOSC booth.

Proceeds from the festivities will go toward efforts to rebuild and reopen the SDSF parking lot - which has been closed due to environmental issues.

The Titus Group Ride at Soquel Demo State Forest - Feb 27th 9:30 am

There will be a group ride at Soquel Demonstration State Forest starting at 9:30 am with many of the women featured in the film.

Titus Bikes will be on hand to allow riders to demo the El Guapo - a 6" travel all mountain bike - perfect for the trails at SDSF.

The BlkMrk Bikes Jump Jam at Depot Park - Feb 28th 10-3pm

The pro women from the event will be participating in a Jump Jam held at Depot Park in Santa Cruz from 10-3pm. BlkMrkt Bikes will have several of their bikes on hand to demonstrate.

California Premier of Awesome Land: Women of Dirt - Feb 28th 7 pm

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz has teamed up with Bones Over Metal to host the California Premier of Awesome Land: Women of Dirt. The event is scheduled to take place on Feb 28, 2010, at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz at 7 pm. This unique film spotlights some of the most talented women on knobby tires and the lifestyles that allow them to ride. Tickets can be purchased at the door or most local bike shops in Santa Cruz.

The film Awesome Land: Women Of Dirt looks through the eyes of the wondrous women that have helped grow the sports of gravity mountain biking, downhill racing, dirt jumping and free riding. Featured riders Lisa Myklak, Emily Johnston, Tammy Donahugh and Kathy Pruitt will be present at the premier, along with the filmmaker Mark Brent. There will be a Q&A session with the guests moderated Karen Kefauver, a freelance sports and travel journalist who authors the cycling column, Spin City for the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

"Our goal is to support local riding groups like MBoSC and cycling non-profits to host regional shows and share the 'awesomeness' the mountain bike has to offer. We want to give back to the community, and we want to do this in a way that the local organizations and promoters get to keep all the funds raised," said film producer Mark Brent.

Tickets for the film are $10 and can be purchased before hand at the following local bike shops:

  • Trailhead Cyclery, San Jose
  • Passion Trail Bikes, Belmont
  • Another Bike Shop (ABS), Westside Santa Cruz
  • Epicenter Cycling, Aptos
  • Aptos Bike Station, Aptos
  • The Spokesman, Downtown Santa Cruz
  • The Bicycle Trip, Seabright neighborhood Santa Cruz
  • Family Cycling Center, Eastside Santa Cruz
  • Scotts Valley Cycle Sport, Scotts Valley

We will be selling tickets to the film and the raffles at the SDSF ride and the Jump Jam.

BlkMrkt Bikes Promo


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