Climate Ride's Green Fondo
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Climate Ride's Green Fondo

Join Green Fondo, the cycling party that engages an energized community and benefits the sustainability revolution. The Green Fondo takes place at a beautiful 1700 acre ranch and includes world-class cycling routes in Marin and Sonoma County, good food, and inspiring evenings. Take a weekend to pedal for the planet and be a part of creating a positive impact for the future. Our own executive director Gina Cole will be taking part in the ride along with Jules, the owner of the Watsonville Cyclery and a supporter of BSCC.

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Run by the Sea
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Run by the Sea

Run by the Sea returns to lovely Wilder Ranch State Park on Sunday, October 27th! This unique 12K run, 4K run/walk, or half marathon meanders along the gorgeous coastal bluffs of California's Central Coast in Santa Cruz and consists mostly of flat, packed dirt trails. Participants will enjoy scenic coastal views while passing along the bluffs, through a unique beach crossing (12K and half marathon only), and Wilder Ranch park trails. Now in its seventh year, Run by the Sea is organized by and is a benefit for Bike Santa Cruz County. All event proceeds will directly support our work on promoting bicycling through advocacy, education programs, and community building events. SIGN UP HERE

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August Bike Party
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

August Bike Party

The Santa Cruz Bike Party is a mobile bike party for riders of all ages and skill levels. It takes place on the second Friday of each month. Rides move relatively slowly, leaving nobody behind. The ride usually leaves from The Bike Church at 7:15 pm.

The goal of the Bike Party is to promote and celebrate the cycling community in Santa Cruz while developing a safe and cooperative roadway. It is a friendly, welcoming, and safe event. Make sure to bring layers, lights, and your bike! More information is available on the Bike Party’s Facebook and website.

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Bike the Bay 2019
Aug
3
to Aug 5

Bike the Bay 2019

Bike Santa Cruz County’s annual youth bike tour from Santa Cruz to Monterey will be taking place from August 3rd to August 5th. This trip is for anyone 14 - 20 years old. Even though the ride is over 100 miles in a weekend, it is surprisingly doable for anyone with some biking experience. For more information about the ride, visit the event page on our website.

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Watsonville Bike Party - Superhero Theme!
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Watsonville Bike Party - Superhero Theme!

Come down to the Watsonville Cyclery to join the local bike community in brightening up the streets! Wear your superhero outfits and come at 6:30 to decorate your helmets and to make masks. Bring the whole family! The ride will begin at 7:00 and ride to Callaghan Park, where we will be watching the Captain Underpants movie. For updates and more information, view the Watsonville Bike Party Facebook page.

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MBOSC Coast Dairies Trail Access Meeting Davenport
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

MBOSC Coast Dairies Trail Access Meeting Davenport

Action Alert: The BLM has two upcoming public meetings where they will be seeking public input on how the property should be managed. One meeting will be at the Louden Nelson Community Center on July 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 and the other at Pacific Elementary School from 6:30 to 8:30 on the 18th. Please make time to attend one of these meetings to speak up for trail access! The MBOSC have provided a detailed list of important talking points to bring up at the meeting so that we can start moving forward with mountain bike trail access on this new property! For more information about the meetings, visit the MBOSC wesbite.

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MBOSC Coast Dairies Trail Access Meeting Santa Cruz
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

MBOSC Coast Dairies Trail Access Meeting Santa Cruz

Action Alert: The BLM has two upcoming public meetings where they will be seeking public input on how the property should be managed. One meeting will be at the Louden Nelson Community Center on July 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 and the other at Pacific Elementary School from 6:30 to 8:30 on the 18th. Please make time to attend one of these meetings to speak up for trail access! The MBOSC have provided a detailed list of important talking points to bring up at the meeting so that we can start moving forward with mountain bike trail access on this new property! For more information about the meetings, visit the MBOSC wesbite.

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July Bike Party
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

July Bike Party

The Santa Cruz Bike Party is a mobile bike party for riders of all ages and skill levels. It takes place on the second Friday of each month. Rides move relatively slowly, leaving nobody behind. The ride usually leaves from The Bike Church at 7:15 pm.

The goal of the Bike Party is to promote and celebrate the cycling community in Santa Cruz while developing a safe and cooperative roadway. It is a friendly, welcoming, and safe event. Make sure to bring layers, lights, and your bike! More information is available on the Bike Party’s Facebook and website.

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Pleasure Point Street Fair
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Pleasure Point Street Fair

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This street fair will have a total of six local bands that will perform a variety of styles of music on two stages, kids activities, skateboard contest, and a beer garden. Vendors will be selling art, local services, as well as great food. The event will be held on Portola Drive between 41st and 38th Avenues, Santa Cruz, from 11 am – 5 pm with bike parking available from Bike Santa Cruz County, and admission is free. The event will benefit the Live Oak Education Foundation this year.

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June Bike Party
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

June Bike Party

The Santa Cruz Bike Party is a mobile bike party for riders of all ages and skill levels. It takes place on the second Friday of each month. Rides move relatively slowly, leaving nobody behind. The ride usually leaves from The Bike Church at 7:15 pm.

The goal of the Bike Party is to promote and celebrate the cycling community in Santa Cruz while developing a safe and cooperative roadway. It is a friendly, welcoming, and safe event. Make sure to bring layers, lights, and your bike! More information is available on the Bike Party’s Facebook and website.

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Open Streets Watsonville
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Open Streets Watsonville

Open Streets Watsonville is an event where streets in Watsonville will be closed to cars and open only to pedestrians and cyclists! This community event will have pop-up events on city streets, live music, non-profits, and will be free as well as family friendly. Open streets aims to build community, spark ideas for using public spaces in new and creative ways, and promote healthy and active outdoor lifestyles. More information is available on the Open Streets Santa Cruz County website.

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Play It Forward Santa Cruz
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Play It Forward Santa Cruz

Play It Forward is an all-ages festival of creative playshops, feel-good music and fun experiences that demonstrate how play can transform lives and strengthen communities. The Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation organize the event to build community and promote local companies and non-profits. More information is available on the event’s website.

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May Bike Party
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

May Bike Party

The Santa Cruz Bike Party is a mobile bike party for riders of all ages and skill levels. It takes place on the second Friday of each month. Rides move relatively slowly, leaving nobody behind. The ride usually leaves from The Bike Church at 7:15 pm.

The goal of the Bike Party is to promote and celebrate the cycling community in Santa Cruz while developing a safe and cooperative roadway. It is a friendly, welcoming, and safe event. Make sure to bring layers, lights, and your bike! More information is available on the Bike Party’s Facebook and website.

The theme of this months bike party is bike prom. Wear your fancy clothes and get ready for prom - on bikes!

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Bike to Work Day
May
9
4:00 AM04:00

Bike to Work Day

This year’s bike to work day is almost here, giving everyone an opportunity to ditch their car and enjoy a day on two wheels in our amazing community! All riders get a free breakfast as well as a chance to win an ebike. More information is available on Ecology Actions bike to work website.

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Old Cabin Classic
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Old Cabin Classic

The fourth annual Old Cabin Classic is taking place this year at Wilder Ranch State Park! The event is a homage to this iconic venue and a testament to the partnership between California State Parks and the mountain bike community who are working together to make our local trails the best they can be. Funds raised from the race go towards promoting mountain biking in Santa Cruz, and a significant portion goes directly to a fund earmarked for trail development at Wilder Ranch. More information is available on the MBOSC website.

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Bike Night First Friday
May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Bike Night First Friday

To celebrate the launch of bike month, Bike Night First Friday will be held at the Museum of Art and History in downtown Santa Cruz. During the event Cooper street will be closed and Bike Santa Cruz County will be providing bike valet parking. The MAH and BSCC will both be hosting bike related activities for all ages, so bring your bike and your family to help kick off bike month! Bike Santa Cruz County is in need of volunteers for this event, so please sign up on the volunteer sign up page.

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Watsonville Earth Day/Day of the Child
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Watsonville Earth Day/Day of the Child

Families and residents of all ages are encouraged to attend this free event to learn about the ways that they can have lower impacts on the environment. There will be over 70 booths of recreation, crafts and learning, as well as performances, a jump house, and more. The Day of the Child is a Latin American tradition honoring youth, which is reflected in the theme of this year’s event, which is #NuestraPlanetaNuestraHijos.

Over a third of the activities will be guided and developed by middle and high school students to get future leaders involved with environmentalism and to celebrate the generations of the future. This year’s Earth Day will help promote the Plastic Free Campaign that Watsonville is a part of as well. More information is available on the City of Watsonville’s website.

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Earth Day Santa Cruz
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Earth Day Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz’s Earth Day is an annual event to help raise environmental awareness, display solutions, and present balanced modes of living for Santa Cruz citizens. The community event aims to motivate and educate Santa Cruz residents of all ages on local and global environmental realities and how to decrease their impact. There will be live music, arts and crafts, kids activities, and many local green businesses and non profits. Ecology Action, the city, and the county host the event to celebrate our natural resources and to allow local schools, organizations, and government agencies to network. More information can be found on the event’s website.

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April Bike Party
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

April Bike Party

The Santa Cruz Bike Party is a mobile bike party for riders of all ages and skill levels. It takes place on the second Friday of each month. Rides move relatively slowly, leaving nobody behind. The ride usually leaves from The Bike Church at 7:15 pm.

The goal of the Bike Party is to promote and celebrate the cycling community in Santa Cruz while developing a safe and cooperative roadway. It is a friendly, welcoming, and safe event. Make sure to bring layers, lights, and your bike! More information is available on the Bike Party’s Facebook and website.

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Light Up the Night Watsonville / Ilumina La Noche!
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Light Up the Night Watsonville / Ilumina La Noche!

Looking for free bike lights and a night of cycling fun? Bike Santa Cruz County, Bike Friendly Watsonville and Watsonville Cyclery invite you to Light Up the Night community ride, a bike light giveaway, and well-lit community ride on Friday, March 29th at Watsonville Cyclery.

6:00 - 7:00 pm - Free Lights, Illuminated Activities, & Raffle
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Community Ride, with brilliant prizes!*

We will give out dozens of free lights on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan to arrive early.

Let’s get illuminated!
In addition to giving out lights, we are offering a number of activities to make it easy and fun to be visible and safe on your bike at night and during the darker winter months! From 6pm to 7pm, activities will include high viz bike decorating, including making reflective spoke cards, custom helmet stenciling, and a raffle with visibility-related prizes.

Let’s ride!
The community ride will depart promptly at 7pm and arrive back at Watsonville Cyclery by 8:00pm. Cyclists of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Bike flair and costumes encouraged - brilliant PRIZES will be awarded for BRIGHTEST BIKE, BRIGHTEST RIDER, and MOST CREATIVE GET-UP. To crank things up a notch, SC Bike Party will provide the tunes, with their on-bike sound systems.

If you are under 18, bring a signed waiver to the ride linked here: https://adobe.ly/2NC0BF6.

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ILUMINA LA NOCHE!
Buscas luces gratis para la bicicleta y así poder montar de noche? Bike Santa Cruz County, Bike Friendly Watsonville y Watsonville Cyclery te invitan a iluminar la noche en comunidad, habrán luces de regalo y montaremos en bicicleta todos juntos el Viernes, Marzo 29 donde nos encontraremos en Watsonville Cyclery,


6:00 - 7:00 pm - Luces gratis, Actividades iluminadas y rifas.
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Paseo comunal en bicicleta con regalos asombrosos.

Regalaremos docenas de luces gratis a los primeros que lleguen al evento, así que intenta llegar temprano.
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ILUMINEMONOS
Adicionalmente a las luces gratis, estaremos ofreciendo diferentes actividades divertidas para facilitar la visibilidad y seguridad del ciclista durante la noche y los meses oscuros de invierno! De 6pm a 7pm, las actividades programadas incluyen decoración para la bicicleta de alta visibilidad, donde se harán tarjetas reflectivas, decoracion de cascos, y rifas con premios reflectivos.


Montemos!
Comenzaremos a montar en bicicleta a las 7pm y volveremos a Watsonville Cyclery a las 8:00pm. Ciclistas de todas las edades y niveles son bienvenidos. Se recomienda tener decoraciones de bicicleta y disfraces - habrá diferentes premios para la MEJOR DECORACIÓN DE BICICLETA y EL DISFRAZ MÁS CREATIVO. Para volver las cosas un poco más divertidas, SC Bike Party proveerá la música, con su sistema de sonido en bicicleta.

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Light Up The Night
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Light Up The Night

Looking for free bike lights and a night of cycling fun? SC Bike Party, Bike Santa Cruz County, and Current E-bikes invite you to the 5th annual Light Up the Night community ride, a bike light giveaway, and well-lit community ride on Friday, November 9th at Current eBikes (131 Front Street).

6:00 - 7:00 pm - Free Lights, Illuminated Activities, & Raffle
7:00 - 8:30 pm - Community Ride, with brilliant prizes!*

We will give out 250 free lights on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan to arrive early.

Let’s get illuminated! 
In addition to giving out lights, we are offering a number of activities to make it easy and fun to be visible and safe on your bike at night and during the darker winter months! From 6pm to 7pm, activities will include high viz bike decorating, including making reflective spoke cards, custom helmet stenciling, and a raffle with visibility-related prizes. 

Let’s ride! 
The community ride will depart promptly at 7pm and arrive back at Current eBikes by 8:30pm. Cyclists of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Bike flair and costumes encourages - brilliant PRIZES will be awarded for brightest bike, brightest rider, and most creative get-up. To crank things up a notch, SC Bike Party will provide the tunes, with their on-bike sound systems.

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Run By The Sea
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Run By The Sea

Run By The Sea is a gorgeous half marathon, 12K run, or 4K run/walk that meanders along the undeveloped coastline north of Santa Cruz. Most of the run is on a flat, packed dirt trail, and overlooks wild rocky shoreline. No other running event uses the trail, and with a legendary beach crossing, Run By the Sea is unique in every mile.

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Bike the Bay - Youth Bike Tour
Jul
14
to Jul 16

Bike the Bay - Youth Bike Tour

Join Bike Santa Cruz County for our 9th annual youth Bike Tour! This 100+ mile trip is a great way to explore travel by bike and a perfect summer adventure! We will cycle to Monterey on Saturday, July 14th and stay two nights at the Monterey Hostel, returning on Monday the 16th.

Along the way we will stop at an organic farm to pick strawberries, explore Pacific Grove, enjoy a BBQ dinner, and play in the epic sand dunes of Fort Ord. The trip is an opportunity to get better acquainted with our beautiful Monterey Bay and connect with other young cyclists.

Biking to Monterey may seem like an ambitious endeavor, but the ride is completely manageable for all riders with some experience. We want everyone to have a great time, so we take lots of breaks to enjoy the scenery, eat good food, and stay hydrated. The ride is open to youth from anywhere in Santa Cruz County.

The ride costs $75 - 150 sliding scale, but scholarships are available! Contact us for info.

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Open Streets Watsonville
Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Open Streets Watsonville

Save the date for Open Streets Watsonville 2018 in June! A day of play in the streets on downtown Watsonville—bike, dance, picnic, stroll in the street. Learn about local non-profit groups, listen to live music, and experience the joy of open, safe, spacious public space!

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Womon/Trans Bike Workshop (WTBW)
May
20
12:00 PM12:00

Womon/Trans Bike Workshop (WTBW)

DROP IN DURING THESE HOURS
Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been an overwhelmingly male-dominated area. It is our goal to provide time for individuals who may have been marginalized or intimidated in this setting to be supported in being knowledgeable and confident in cycling, mechanics and tool use. This workshop provides a safer space for womon & trans identified folk to work on their bikes and learn new skills

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Climate Ride
May
20
to May 24

Climate Ride

Team Bike Santa Cruz County is riding in the 2018 Climate Ride North Coast from Fortuna to San Francisco, May 20-24. The ride is 300 miles over 5 days, averaging 60 miles per day and helps raise awareness for climate issues and sustainable transportation. Join Bike Santa Cruz County's team to raise funds for your local bike advocacy organization! 

RIDE WITH TEAM BIKE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY!

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Old Cabin Classic
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Old Cabin Classic

Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) is proud to present the third annual Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic at Wilder Ranch State Park on May 19, 2018. This cross country race is a throwback to the early days of mountain bike racing and is a celebration of the sport. Registration opens March 1 at 7:00pm!

The event is a homage to this iconic venue and a testament to the partnership between California State Parks and the mountain bike community who are working together to make our local trails the best they can be.

The race is being held as a benefit for mountain biking in Santa Cruz County, a significant portion of the proceeds will go directly into a fund earmarked for trail development at Wilder Ranch, including for the the decommissioning of the West Engelsman fire road and its replacement with brand new singletrack.

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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Bike Fest

Bicycle Trip’s 25th Annual Bike Fest (11am-3pm): Once a year, Bicycle Trip hosts all cyclists for a bash at the shop on Soquel Avenue. This year, we’ll be celebrating our last event of our epic Bike Week. It’s a time when young and old, roadies and mountain bikers, recreational riders and racer-types come together to celebrate riding and having fun on two wheels in Santa Cruz.

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Bike Party
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Bike Party

Santa Cruz Bike Party Group Ride: Bike Party Group Ride (7-9pm): Jump on your bikes for a green-themed Bike Party Ride organized by  Santa Cruz Bike Party. Santa Cruz Bike Party is a mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and types to meet, ride, and play together in the streets. The theme: Bikeodiversity is good for a healthy bikecosystem. Bikes come in all shapes, sizes, colors and configurations. For this bike party, we’ll celebrate the diversity of bikes, riders, and styles on this fun Friday night celebration.

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Womon/Trans Bike Workshop (WTBW)
May
6
12:00 PM12:00

Womon/Trans Bike Workshop (WTBW)

DROP IN DURING THESE HOURS
Bicycle maintenance has traditionally been an overwhelmingly male-dominated area. It is our goal to provide time for individuals who may have been marginalized or intimidated in this setting to be supported in being knowledgeable and confident in cycling, mechanics and tool use. This workshop provides a safer space for womon & trans identified folk to work on their bikes and learn new skills.

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