The Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic

A race on May 21, 2016 to benefit the trails of Wilder Ranch State Park


A Good Old-Fashioned Mountain Bike Race

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is proud to present the Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic at Wilder Ranch State Park. This cross-country mountain bike race is the first cross-country race in Wilder Ranch in over twenty years. The Old Cabin Classic is a celebration of mountain biking and a homage to this iconic venue. The race is being held as a benefit for the park, proceeds will go directly into a fund earmarked for trail development.

The Old Cabin Classic came about as the result of an increased level of cooperation between MBoSC and California State Parks. These two organizations have been working together to improve trail access in Wilder Ranch, starting with the Enchanted Loop re-route and restoration project in 2015/16, and hope to continue this partnership to build and improve trails in the coming years.

the Course

The course consists of the best singletrack Wilder Ranch has to offer, not to mention some amazing scenery. Be prepared for ocean views, long meadows, and redwood studded canyons. The course consists of an eleven mile loop with ~1500 feet of elevation gain.

33Miles for Pros and Experts
22Miles for Sport
11Miles for Beginner
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Race Day Activities

We are planning a fun day out there for the serious racer and for families wanting to enjoy spectating and having some fun themselves. Come out and enjoy this celebration of cycling and this amazing State Park.

Bike Raffle

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz is partnering with Santa Cruz Bicycles on the For Santa Cruz by Santa Cruz fundraiser. Each $5 donation to MBoSC’s trail building fund will enter you for a chance to win a Santa Cruz bike of your choosing. That is any model, any color, any build. Wowie! The Old Cabin Classic will be the final day of raffle sales! Can’t make it to the race? Enter the drawing online.

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Industry Expo

Our sponsors will be setting up booths to show off their gear and offer fun stuff for visitors to check out. Come on through and see what’s new and exciting in the world of cycling and in our local community.

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Local Artisans

The Old Cabin Classic is not just a showcase for mountain biking, we are inviting local artists out to show their wares as well. Check out neat stuff from custom bike bags to woodcuts, a portion of all purchases will go towards MBoSC’s trail building fund!

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Complimentary Beverages from Verve Coffee Roasters

Verve Coffee Roasters is a mainstay of the Santa Cruz cafe scene. They are also longtime supporters of Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz. They have been fueling our events for years now, from the Mountain Bike Festival to our Volunteer Dig Days. So of course they jumped at the opportunity to come out to the Old Cabin Classic. They will be serving coffee and fancy drinks all day! For free!

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Vintage Bike Museum

We are channeling racing of years past with this event. There has not been a race at Wilder Ranch in nigh on twenty years. To give a nod to those that have come before we will be displaying some notable vintage bikes. On display will be bikes from local frame builders, local bike companies, and local characters. If you have a bike you would like to display, let us know! Email info at

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Cross Country Race

The course consists of the best singletrack Wilder Ranch has to offer, not to mention some amazing scenery. Be prepared for ocean views, long meadows, and redwood studded canyons. The course consists of an eleven mile loop with ~1500 feet of elevation gain.

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Kids Rodeo

Kids Rodeo

Introduce your kids to mountain biking or encourage them to improve their skills. Bring a bike, sign a waiver, strap a helmet on them, and watch them try their skills and tackle obstacles in a challenging but safe environment. This is a great confidence builder!

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Limited Camping

We are excited to offer primitive camping at the event. While the accommodations are rustic, the panoramic ocean views are second to none. A limited

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Beer Garden

Come out and enjoy a cold beverage and know that every time you drink one, you are helping to build more trails in Santa Cruz

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Tasty Food

If there is one thing Santa Cruz has, it’s good Mexican food… and tattoo shops, bikes shops and breweries. If you’ve been to any of MBoSC’s events, you know we take food almost as seriously as singletrack and beer. Racers all get a plate, and food will be on sale to spectators. And of course there will be vegetarian options. Our good friend Dee Dee, of Dee Dee’s Taqueria will be dishing up the goods!

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A Beautiful Park

Wilder Ranch State park is a truly unique place. Walk along the ocean, through the historic farm, or up into the hills to watch the

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Title Sponsor


Platinum Sponsors

Santa Cruz Bicycles
Santa Cruz Bicycles
Epicenter Bicyles

Gold Sponsors

Tread Bikes
New Bohemia
Spokesman Bicycles
Project 321
Sandbar Solar
Ride Guides
California Enduro Series
Velocity Bike Park
Verve Coffee
Another Bike Shop

Silver Sponsors

Adventrue Sports Journal
Monterey Bay Equestrians
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