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MBOSC > Old Cabin Classic 2019
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MBOSC > Old Cabin Classic 2019


Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) is proud to present the fourth annual Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic at Wilder Ranch State Park on May 4, 2019. This cross country race is a throwback to the early days of mountain bike racing and is a celebration of the sport.

The event is a homage to this iconic venue and a testament to the partnership between California State Parks and the mountain bike community who are working together to make our local trails the best they can be.

The race is being held as a benefit for mountain biking in Santa Cruz County, a significant portion of the proceeds will go directly into a fund earmarked for trail development at Wilder Ranch.

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Race Curious Event > Cyclocross
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Race Curious Event > Cyclocross

Girls Rock Race Curious

Girls Rock Race Curious: Discover Cyclocross, Sun. Oct. 21

Dirt, bikes, costume contests, running over obstacles, hand-ups of beer and dollar bills — it's no wonder that cyclocross is the fastest-growing — and most entertaining — cycling discipline in the US. Here in Northern California, there are cyclocross races happening every weekend from now until January 2019. So if the above sounds like fun, get ready for it by joining our next Race Curious event!

What: Cyclocross Skills Clinic

Where: University Terrace Park, 369 Meder Street, Santa Cruz

When: Sunday, October 21, 10am to 1pm

For: Ladies who are completely new to cyclocross (CX), or who have dabbled in it and want to hone their skills

Equipment: Cyclocross bike or hardtail mountain bike is best, but a full-suspension bike can work too. Helmets, gloves, shoes and water are a must, obviously.

Cost: FREE!

Led by local racer Sarah Jordan, this clinic will cover CX skills like dismounting, running over barriers and up hills with a bike, and remounting while running. Even if you know you won't be killing it at the races, CX skills may translate to increased confidence, additional speed and aerobic capacity for the trails.

WAIT! There is more:

Participants will be prepared try out their new-found skills at the Surf City cyclocross race held the very next weekend at the CDF station in Bonny Doon. AND .... Beginner women receive FREE entries in that race.

You have nothing to lose and all sorts of new bike skills to gain this fall. Hope to see you there!

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Race Curious > Wilder Ranch
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Race Curious > Wilder Ranch

In our next Race Curious event, we’re taking a closer look at one of Santa Cruz’s most beloved cross-country (XC) races: The Old Cabin Classic.

If you've never tried mountain bike racing, if you’ve thought of doing this race but weren't ready to try or even if you've raced it before but want to do better next time, this Race Curious event is for you! 

Using the Old Cabin race route, we will:

  • Field general questions on racing
  • Discuss and test out different line options
  • Discuss and practice tricky sections
  • Learn how to prepare for and work towards a race
  • Cover important tips on nutrition and pre-race routines
  • Practice XC race-specific skills like mass starts, pacing, passing and strategy

You can look forward to a great morning of bonding, sharing and confidence-building with other Race Curious women just like yourself! To ensure that everyone gets enough attention and practice time, we're capping the participant number to 10 ladies.

Date: 23 July, Sunday
Time: 10am to 1pm
Location: We’ll meet near the public restrooms in Wilder Ranch State Park. Parking Lot
Parking: $10 per entry, or you could choose to park along Cabrillo Highway just before the turn into Wilder Ranch

If you’ve any questions, contact Sarah Jordan.

See you soon!
Girls Rock Race Curious 

Check out the Race Curious page for more information about the program!

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