SANTA CRUZ, CALIF. – One lucky supporter will ride away with a new Ibis bicycle in the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz’s (MBOSC) “Ante Up for Trails” campaign. You will receive one entry for every $5 contribution to MBOSC between now and June 25 when a winner will be chosen. The winner then gets to pick the production Ibis bicycle of their choice as the prize, which is a value of up to $10,000! MBOSC has set a goal of raising $75,000 with this campaign, and they are already over halfway to accomplishing that goal. You can enter at www.mbosc.org/anteup.
“There’s a big difference between talking and doing”, said Ibis president, Tom Morgan. “We’re proud to support MBOSC because of what they’re doing! Each year our campaigns with them have tangible results, and by that I mean new, legal, and sustainable trails in Santa Cruz County. Just this last month they opened 5,500 feet of new singletrack in Wilder Ranch State Park, which MBOSC partnered with the State Parks system to design and build. Everyone at Ibis is stoked to help make projects like this happen.”
MBOSC continues to work towards its vision to make Santa Cruz County the premier place to be a mountain biker through advocacy, trail construction, maintenance, and world-class cycling events. Some of the current project updates include:
- West Engelsman Reroute: MBOSC partnered with State Parks on the design and construction 5,500 feet of new sustainable singletrack to replace a badly eroded fireroad in Wilder Ranch State Park. This rerouted trail opened on Friday, May 24.
- Glenwood Open Space Preserve: The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, responsible for stewarding the Glenwood Open Space Preserve, partnered with MBOSC to design and construct three miles of multi-use trails and three miles of hiking trails in Scotts Valley.
- San Vicente Redwoods: MBOSC took a leading role on the design of a 30+ mile trail network in the San Vicente Redwoods. This project is currently in the environmental review process, and construction is expected to begin late 2019.
- Pump Track Construction and Maintenance: MBOSC builds and maintains many local pumptracks, including assisting in construction of the Pinto Lake Pumptrack in Watsonville.
- City of Santa Cruz Parks Master Plan 2030: MBOSC has been working closely with the City of Santa Cruz to make trail-use studies a priority project in the Master Plan.
- Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument: MBOSC mobilized the public to engage in the BLM’s pre-planning process for access to the Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument.
“Ibis and MBOSC have been longtime partners working to expand sustainable trail access in the Santa Cruz area,” said MBOSC Marketing and Events Director Amanda Schaper. “With the success of our 2018 Ante Up for Trails campaign, which raised a record-setting $86,000, we’ve been able to add staff to our trail crew, develop new trail and pumptrack projects, and stay on top of local advocacy. We couldn’t be more excited that this Ante Up for Trails campaign coincides with the release of their new Ripley!”
In 2013 Ibis and MBOSC launched Own the Flow, a fundraising campaign that coincided with the original Ripley release, which raised over $40,000 towards construction of the legendary Flow Trail at Soquel Demonstration State Forest. In 2017 Ibis and MBOSC launched the first ever Ante Up for Trails fundraising campaign, which raised a record-breaking $60,000 for trails in Santa Cruz. In 2018, they were back for another Ante Up for Trails campaign and beat their previous record to raise $86,000.
The current Ante Up for Trails campaign is open until 11:59pm on Monday, June 24, 2019.
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For more information: www.mbosc.org/anteup
- Ibis Cycles is giving away a production bicycle to one supporter of MBOSC.
- For every $5 contribution to MBOSC, the donor is entered into a drawing for their choice of any Ibis production bicycle.
- All money raised goes directly to support trails in the Santa Cruz area.
- Goal is to raise $75,000 through this campaign.
- Online donations taken at: www.mbosc.org/anteup. Campaign is open worldwide.
- Online donations close on June 24, 11:59pm. Winner selected by random drawing on June 25.
About Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz: Since 1997, Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC) has worked to support, preserve, and expand trail access and responsible mountain biking in Santa Cruz County. The rapidly-growing non-profit organization is driven by passionate volunteers and high-caliber professional staff who promote legal and sustainable mountain bike access through trail building, races, events, and collaboration throughout the county. Strategic partnerships with land managers, other trail users, and the local bike industry help MBOSC build new, sustainable trails. www.mbosc.org
About Ibis Cycles: Ibis is a design and engineering driven manufacturer of carbon fiber bicycles based in Santa Cruz California. Founded in 1981 by a young hippie named Scot Nicol, Ibis offers five different mountain bike and gravel models, plus a full range of carbon fiber and aluminum wheelsets. You’d think there would be a lot of beer in the fridge, but there isn’t. www.ibiscycles.com