4th ANNUAL SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO APTOS

Join us for an exciting two day family-friendly event Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, 2013 that includes professional and amateur competitions, skills clinics, a kids’ practice area, bike demos and shuttles, an industry expo, and food court/beer garden.

APTOS, CA – December 4, 2012 Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is proud to announce the return of the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (SCMBF) for its fourth year on April 13-14, 2013 (the weekend before the Sea Otter Classic in nearby Monterey) at the Barry Swenson Builders property in Aptos Village, California.


The festival, which was created to celebrate the world class mountain bike facilities, riders, and cycling industry of Santa Cruz county, continues to grow year after year with the generous support of its sponsors, volunteers, and community. In just its third year, the 2012 SCMBF boasted a 50% increase in attendance and athlete participation over the previous year, attracting over 6,000 spectators, 200 amateur and professional athletes, 200 kids’ rodeo participants, 70 sponsors, and 150 volunteers. The success of the event is a testament to the depth of the mountain bike culture in Santa Cruz county.

The family-friendly two day volunteer-run festival includes competitive events for pros and amateurs alike, a kids’ rodeo and fun lap, skills clinics, an industry exposition area, food court, beer garden, live music and more for bike enthusiasts, family members, and friends. The event reflects what Santa Cruz in general is all about: loving the outdoors, meeting friendly people, kicking back and enjoying that big stoke from your favorite sport.

ALSO RETURNING FOR 2013: THE SANTA CRUZ SUPER ENDURO
Last year, MBoSC made history with the addition of Santa Cruz’s debut superenduro to the festival’s competitive events line-up. This Euro-style enduro—featuring one bike, three climbs, three timed descents—was the first-ever legally sanctioned race at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (Demo) and attracted 177 applicants with pro and amateur riders from near and far vying for the coveted 50 available spots. A physically and technically demanding course on some of the sweetest trails in Santa Cruz combined with the camaraderie inherent in the superenduro format made this event an overwhelming success.

MBoSC is excited to continue the success of both the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival and the Santa Cruz Super Enduro (SCSE). Due to concerns resulting from the inclement weather preceding the 2012 Super Enduro event, the 2013 race will be held later in the year as part of the California Enduro Series (CES). The Santa Cruz Super Enduro will focus entirely on the race and the racers, promising an incredible weekend of riding, racing, and camaraderie for pros and amateurs alike. Details about the California Enduro Series and the Santa Cruz Super Enduro will be released soon.

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR INDUSTRY AND COMMUNITY BUSINESSES
MBoSC is looking forward to the continued success of both the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival and the Santa Cruz Super Enduro in 2013, inviting community and industry businesses and organizations to be a part of that success as a sponsor/supporter.

The mission of the festival is to celebrate mountain biking in Santa Cruz county by bringing cycling enthusiasts together to participate in and spectate competitive and recreational mountain bike events, promoting the world class mountain biking facilities and riders of Santa Cruz county while bringing the local community together and advocating for an active outdoor lifestyle. Through the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival, MBoSC—a 501(c)3 non-profit organization—has raised over $25,000 to support bike projects in Santa Cruz county.

To keep apprised of festival details, please visit the SCMBF website at santacruzmountainbikefestival.com. SCMBF can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/santacruzmountainbikefestival, and Twitter at twitter.com/scmbf.

Sponsorship Inquiries: sponsors@santacruzmountainbikefestival.com
Expo & Demo Inquiries: expo@santacruzmountainbikefestival.com
Marketing & PR Inquiries: marketing@santacruzmountainbikefestival.com
Volunteer Inquiries: volunteers@santacruzmountainbikefestival.com
Event Inquiries: events@santacruzmountainbikefestival.com
General Festival Inquiries: info@santacruzmountainbikefestival.com

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