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    Good job! 3rd Annual Fox Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival 4/14-4/15 2012

    Festival website: Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival | April 14th and 15th, 2012 in Aptos, California.

    Save the dates! Festival planning is underway, and MBOSC wants all you mob to mark off 4/14 & 4/15 on your calendars. As with last year, the title sponsor is Fox Racing Shox! Wow! The other generous sponsors so far are: Specialized, Scotts Valley Cycle Sport, Barry Swenson Builder, Dirt Rag, AMR (American Medical Response) and California's Adventure Sports Journal.

    There will be events for everyone, of course. Fun shuttle rides, races for amateurs on up to pros, a pump track to play on, dirt jumping, skills clinics, awesome photographic opportunities and some of the coolest mountain bike-related paraphernalia on the planet.

    This will most likely be the last time there will be a SCMBF that will take place on and around the iconic "Post Office" dirt jumps in Aptos. I know we all thought that last year was the last year, but this year is even more likely to be the last year. In other words, the dirt jump competition should not be missed!

    And oh my Pliny, will there be beer. Yes folks, last year a disturbance was felt in the force - like thousands of thirsty mountain bikers crying out for more beer! The cries were heard.

    Also, I probably shouldn't spill too many beans on this one just yet, but rumor has it (from good sources) that there will be an Enduro race in Demo! Yes, folks, you saw that right! Details are forthcoming, so you will probably want to check back here often for the latest juicy goss.

    Here was last year's thread for fun pics and vids

    Proceeds benefit projects and organizations that support mountain biking in Santa Cruz County. So, put it on your calendar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shredchic View Post

    Also, I probably shouldn't spill too many beans on this one just yet, but rumor has it (from good sources) that there will be an All-Mountain Enduro race in Demo! Yes, folks, you saw that right! Details are forthcoming, so you will probably want to check back here often for the latest juicy goss.
    This is awesome gossip/news!

    Aptos to Sawpit and back...please, pretty please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    This is awesome gossip/news!

    Aptos to Sawpit and back...please, pretty please!
    I should probably be frank, now that I got your attention

    there is a real limitation on the number of people that can be accommodated for the Enduro, so it may be a Pro/Elite event. I'm sad, too.

    But, there will also be something called the "All Mountain Challenge". So, good things are in store. Stay tuned.
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    Calendar has been marked. This is going to be a good time.

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    Racing!

    This is rad: The Bell Enduro race (first race ever in Demo) is ON. Woohoo! Thanks Bell!

    Aside from the pro/elite Enduro, there will competitions for all levels. The pros will be racing for cash—at least 50% of the pro entry fee will go back to pro payout. Amateurs will be racing for some awesome bike loot, too!

    Also, Gamut just signed on as a sponsor, as well.

    Stay tuned for competition details and registration info...
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    MORE racing, in style!

    If you're not one of the lucky 50 who will get to race Demo this year, there is an even *better* opportunity. Strut your stuff on the short track where every move is visible to a crowd of adoring on-lookers! Come on, you know you want to put on your best skin suit and strut your stuff. It's a blast! There are a couple places to get air, even. Last year someone cheated in broad daylight. (joking, they didn't really cheat... just took a creative line...). Nice prizes and schwag for the top three, too!

    Sign up here, now: Short Track | Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival
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    Big Jump Airbag? Really?!!

    This is going to be so over the top...

    Big Jump Air Bag | Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival
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    A bouncy castle for big kids



    Should be fun. Yes this is free.

    Buy a beer or two or three to help cover our costs!

    Food Court & Beer Garden | Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

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    Event registration & $10 discount by March 25th

    Getting the word out about these cool events happening at the Festival this year. Remember, all proceeds go to help mountain bike advocacy efforts in Santa Cruz County!

    These first 3 events even have a $10 discount on the registration fee if you sign up by March 25th...

    831 Dirt Jump Contest sponsored by Black Market bikes & X-Fusion:
    Jump Contest | Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

    Pump Track Pandemonium - a *race* on a pump track - sponsored by Epicenter Cycling, who is also generously building some great new pump track lines. Check out their Facebook page to see the work they are doing!
    Pump Track | Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

    XC Short Track Race - sponsored by Specialized & Scotts Valley Cycle Sport:
    Short Track | Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

    There will be other really fun events as well:

    Pump Track skills clinic and a Mountain biking skils clinic with the amazing Tammy Donahugh and Kat Sweet:
    Bike Skills Clinics | Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

    Kids' Fun Lap sponsored by Specialized and Scott's Valley Cycle Sport:
    Kids’ Fun Lap | Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

    So, who is signing up for what?
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    Today is the last day to get $10 off event registration! Don't forget to sign up if you haven't already... I think I will go ahead and sign up for the short track race... All proceeds will benefit projects and organizations that support mountain biking in Santa Cruz County.

    Also, volunteers are still needed, so if you'd like to help out, hang out with some new or old friends and be rewarded with some fun schwag, just send an email the volunteer coordinators at volunteer@santacruzmountainbikefestival.com.
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    coming up from the city, looks like parking will be trouble and the site recommends biking in

    how safe is the valet bike parking? would i be able to just walk around the festival bike in hand?

    thanks

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    The valet bikes will be kept under the watchful eyes of People for Bikes. My bike didn't get stolen last year. Actually, no one's bike got stolen. You can of course walk your bike around with you, too, but it might be inconvenient if you plan to also carry around beer/food/coffee.

    Also, if you haven't seen it yet GoPro made this awesome dizzifying video of last year's Pump track pandemonium and 831 Jump Contest! Check it out...



    If you want to sign up for a competitive event, the deadline for online registration is Wednesday! Just 2 more days. Events | Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

    There are also still some volunteer slots open - and there are some generous perks if you do a decent shift too, including a festival t-shirt, lunch, beer & raffle ticket! volunteer@santacruzmountainbikefestival
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    Bike valet is PeoplePower, they do bike parking for lots of events around Santa Cruz including Amgen (that was a ton of bikes) and the previous scmbf.

    ...and they do lots of other advocacy work for bikes around scruz, generally sticking to pavement.
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    Everyone on this forum needs to support and attend this event.

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    Will be there sat

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    We published our rider list for the Bell Super Enduro at Demo:

    Super Enduro Racers | Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

    A lot of heavy hitters on this list. Come and spectate! Lots of media interest in this event.

    No one is really going to know who wins the Enduro until we tabulate the results back at the festival. Awards ceremony at 5 pm (ish). Live band "Whogas" hits the stage for an after party and the beer garden will be extended until 7 pm. There will be an after, after party at the Brit but I can't confirm and deny this.

    Should be a party. We definitely kicked it up a notch this year.

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    Our awesome festival program

    Shows you the events and expo at a glance. Good for printing.

    http://www.santacruzmountainbikefest...BF-Program.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Everyone on this forum needs to support and attend this event.
    Thanks for the endorsement!

    Lots of folk coming together in the Santa Cruz County bike community to put this together. It's an amazing grass roots effort.

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    Online Event Registration closes tonight

    Online registration for events closes tonight:

    Events | Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival

    Lots of cash and (generous amounts of) schwag to give away for winners. There aren't a lot of pre-registrations so you have a great chance of coming out ahead.

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    So stoked for the Enduro. It's going to be an awesome day out there.

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    You'll kill.

    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker View Post
    So stoked for the Enduro. It's going to be an awesome day out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kattrap View Post
    Bike valet is PeoplePower, they do bike parking for lots of events around Santa Cruz including Amgen (that was a ton of bikes) and the previous scmbf.

    ...and they do lots of other advocacy work for bikes around scruz, generally sticking to pavement.
    erk.. my bad! Thanks so much for the correction Kattrap. '

    Thanks Francois for endorsing! It will seriously be a blast... I mean c'mon, when else will we get the chance to practice jumps on a giant bouncy air mattress? And demo an SLR? At the same time? (Ok, maybe Ibis won't like that, but hey! )
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    i'm looking forward to camping out on braille and banging the gong for every rider as they fly through! any guesses as to how much of a cluster eff it's gonna be on highland?

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    How much rain is it going to take for the race not to happen?

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