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Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz partners with Ibis Cycles to benefit trails in Santa Cruz County
Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) recently announced their latest Ante Up for Trails fundraiser. Presented by MBOSC and Ibis Cycles, the drawing will benefit trail maintenance and construction in Santa Cruz. For every $5 you donate, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Ibis Cycles model of your choice, spec’d to the nines. Every dollar goes directly to trails in Santa Cruz, and you can become an MBOSC member for free with your contribution of $25 or more.
If you’ve ever ridden in Santa Cruz, you know it’s a special place filled with amazing trails. But did you know that of the 220+ miles of official trail in Santa Cruz County, less than 40 miles are open to mountain bikes? The good news is that you have MBOSC working to build more trails in Santa Cruz so you can have more places to ride.
MBOSC is trying to raise $75,000 by June 24, 2019. Imagine what that will do for trails in Santa Cruz. All you need to do to help make mountain biking in Santa Cruz even better is Ante Up for Trails. The more you donate the better your chance of winning an Ibis mountain bike! Ante Up here.
When you support the Ante Up for Trails campaign, you can amplify your impact by choosing to become an MBOSC member for free. You will be given an MBOSC membership at the same level as your Ante Up contribution. That means you’ll get all the great membership perks for no extra cost.
When you become a member of MBOSC, you’ll join a great community of like-minded folks who love to ride, with fun opportunities to get together and socialize. MBOSC is focused on expanding trail access in the Santa Cruz area for all trail users, and your membership helps them build new trails for you to enjoy.
Your membership helps support advocacy for new trail projects, trail restoration, maintenance, planning, construction projects, volunteer training and education, races and community events.
Membership has a big impact on advocacy work. MBOSC’s member community makes advocacy work even more successful. When they meet with land managers to advocate for new trails, the first question they are always asked is how many members they have. When you become a member and invite your friends to join, together, the collective voices make it easier for staff to advocate on your behalf. That’s why MBOSC’s membership program is so important.
MBOSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is dedicated to making Santa Cruz the premier place to be a mountain biker. They’re improving the existing trails, building new trails, organizing awesome community events, and hosting exciting bike races. And they want to keep doing more and more. The organization was founded in 1997 to support, preserve, and expand trail access and responsible mountain biking in Santa Cruz County and has since become a highly skilled trail stewardship organization with expertise in advocacy, trail and bike park design, construction and maintenance, and project funding. They are driven by passionate volunteers and high-caliber professional staff who promote legal and sustainable mountain bike access through trail building, hosting races and events, and collaborating throughout the county.
MBOSC has proven to be an invaluable partner for local land managers, investing nearly $1,000,000, over 10,000 hours of staff time, and over 20,000 hours of volunteer time (a $550,000 value) in trail construction and maintenance since 2012. They are focused on furthering the mission to make Santa Cruz the best place to be a mountain biker.
Learn more at mbosc.org.
About Ibis Cycles
Ibis Cycles has been a longtime partner with MBOSC working to expand and promote sustainable trail access in the Santa Cruz area. In 2013 Ibis and MBOSC launched Own the Flow, a fundraising campaign that coincided with the original Ripley release, which raised over $40,000 towards construction of the legendary Flow Trail at Soquel Demonstration State Forest. In 2017 Ibis and MBOSC were at it again with the first ever Ante Up for Trails fundraising campaign, which raised a record-breaking $60,000 for trails in Santa Cruz. In 2018, they were back for another Ante Up for Trails campaign and smashed the previous record to raise $86,000. They are excited to announce that this Ante Up for Trails campaign coincides with the release of Ibis’ amazing new Ripley 4. Ibis has stood tall by MBOSC through advocacy campaigns, trail construction and maintenance projects, at events, and through volunteer appreciation.