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    We the people ... SDSF Flow Trail sub-committee

    Greeting folks,

    Our first "Own the Flow" fundraiser last month to raise funds for the new 4 mile flow trail in Demo was an unqualified success. We raised $44,410 and many of you in this forum helped us get there.

    Thank you.

    This helps with the estimated $100K cost of the trail and is definitely enough to get us started. Now we would like to focus on execution.

    MBoSC will definitely be involved and will be the lead non-profit in the implementation of this trail but it will be the effort of the NorCal mountain biking community who will fund, build and manage this trail.

    The first step is to form a sub-committee who will drive much of the activity for the implementation. Some roles include:

    • volunteer co-ordinator
    • marketing/pr/outreach
    • fund raising
    • partnerships
    • event co-ordinator
    • trail crew leaders


    I would love to see sub-committee representation from the bike industry, media partners (like mtbr, Dirt Rag, etc..), advocacy groups like MORCA, ROMP and Stewards of Soquel Forest, etc...

    We will be discussing this project at MBoSC's monthly meeting is 7 pm tonight at Seabright Brewery Monthly Meeting | Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC). Both Drew, myself and other MBoSC officers will be there. It would be a great opportunity for folks who want to play a significant role in the implementation to attend.

    More details on the project can be read here: Own the Flow | Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC)

    Sorry for the late notice. I had way too much fun in the past few days and had very little screen time.

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    I would be down to help out as a trail crew leader but can't always be in Santa Cruz for meetings. Is that going to be a requirement of committee members?

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    Thanks Beaver for stepping up.

    We will run this project like any other large MBoSC project like the Emma McCrary trail and the mountain bike festival. Sub-committees meet in Scotts Valley in the weekday evenings or weekend afternoons. Often we do con-calls and FaceTime for folks who are remote. However, the face to face is generally good to do. The beer is great and it's a good excuse to ride in Santa Cruz

    As a crew leader, you will probably meet with Drew in the field. We are planning to have crew leader training which includes design, tool safety and working with volunteers. We are planning to do field work with trips to Tamarancho, Sandy Ridge and other nice flow trails. We will also want Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training for leaders and will be organizing these sessions before we start building.

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