But Wait, There’s More
The best part about this ‘pumptrack’ is that it’s a lot more than just a pumptrack. Yes, there’s a winding mini-labrynth of rollers and berms occupying the center of the zone. But around the outside sits a gravity-driven run filled with jumps, rollers, a huge berm and plenty of opportunity for speed and creativity. A beginner rider can roll through it all and get a feel for the features, and an advanced rider can spend hours finessing the same line. A BMX’er can cruise the line and drop some floaty tech, while someone on a full-on mountain bike can scrub hard over the smaller stuff and then dump big ‘ol moto whips on the big lip. Oh and it’s Santa Cruz, so don’t feel bad if the kid flying sideways yanking the steeze throttle is twelve years old. It’s a unique spot, with progression and fun for everyone built right into it.
Not only did the City and MBOSC build some finely crafted recreational dirt mounds, they helped build a community. They crafted an incubator for talent on two wheels. And, they sculpted a lot of smiles.
Next time you’re in Santa Cruz and just have a short bit of time to hop on your bike, or you’re looking for a mellow rest day between mega-rides in the redwoods, check out the park.
Thanks for tuning into Locals, as we’ve taken you on a ride among some of the best Santa Cruz has to offer. If you missed anything, you can find the earlier editions here:
Locals – Part 1
Locals – Part 2