Created by Satchel Cronk
The Santa Cruz mountain biking scene is a bit oxymoronic; richly local yet famous the world ‘round. Those riders who call this paradisiacal wooded enclave home enjoy not only a sensational spider web of redwood singletrack, but a community that is all about milking every bit of stoke from the ride; before, during and after. Giro Sport Design takes you into the world of bikes, beers, and burritos with Locals, Part 2.
Get Out of Town
In a city chocked full of opportunities for outdoor adventure, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is conveniently placed to provide another kind of adventure, if you so desire. But, if carnies creep you out and you prefer rollercoasters made of dirt, you’re in luck. Sometimes you just need to get out of town for some peace, quiet and new trails, and Soquel State Demonstration Forest provides. Santa Cruz offers unparalleled access to world class surf and trails right from town, but some of the best riding in the area sits in this zone way up in the hills, far from the taquerias and beaches down below.