The 4th Annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival presented by FOX and MBoSC features a variety of events that represent cycling in Santa Cruz county.
Specialized/Scotts Valley Cycle Sport Short Track: XC racers weave and wind their way through the heart of the festival, speeding by the vendor booths, rallying through off-camber corners and pumping their way through berms and rollers. The 2013 race will run on a true mountain biker's coursethe most fun half mile of singletrack in a closed course anywhere.
Epicenter Cycling/Saris Cycling Group Pump Track Pandemonium: Pitting riders against the clock, this contest proves who has the skill to shred the hardest and pump the fastest through the perfectly apexed berms of the Aptos pump track's newly expanded, improved course.
Summer Gravity Camps 831 Amateur Jump Contest: Amateur rippers show off their stand-out moves on the big jump line, vying for the grand prizea week-long camp experience at Andrew Shandros Summer Gravity Camps in Whistler, B.C. Cam McCaul and Ryan Howard are slated to judge this exciting event held at the renowned Aptos Post Office jumps.
831 Pro Jump Jam: The grand finale of the festival, the 831 Pro Jump Jam features local and out of town pros pulling huge tricks, promising to be a real crowd pleaser as always.
Kids Fun Lap: Kids put on their race face and shred one lap around the "big kids" short track course and all win a prize. This event has no registration fee.
Sweetlines/Cliff Bar Skills Clinics: Pro rider Kat Sweet of Sweetlines will host two co-ed bike skills clinicsMountain Bike Skills (for beginners and intermediates) and Enduro Skills (for intermediate to advanced riders). Participants will learn from IMIC certified coaches (including Lindsay Currier, Tammy Donahugh, Lisa Tharp and Lindsey Voreis) to get the most out of their rides.
PLUS Kat Sweet brings Sugar Showdown to the Aptos Post Office Jumps
Kat Sweets two day event for the ladies includes a day of skills coaching followed by a day of competition. Skills focus on jumping, pumping, railing berms, and tricks. The compopen to all amateur and pro womenis a fun way for clinic participants and other amateur riders to push their limits to the next level, as well as an excellent opportunity to showcase the top pros, inspiring women to follow their lead.
Early-bird Savings on Competitive Events and Clinics Registration
Athletes and skills clinic participants who register by Sunday, March 24, 2013 will enjoy discounts up to $10.
Mountain Bike Skills and Enduro Skills Clinic participants can save an additional $10 when registering for the Short Track race at amateur level. Sugar Showdown Skills Class participants can save an additional $10 when registering for the Pump Track Pandemonium contest at amateur level. Skills clinics participants are sure to compete with confidence after honing new skills.
On-line registration for all events will close on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:59 pm.
Event schedule and times
Please check here for updated event times: http://www.santacruzmountainbikefestival.com/events/