Welcome to the 2014 SCSE
The BELL 2014 Santa Cruz Super Enduro returned to the Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) October 10-12, 2014. The weekend-long event, presented by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) as a fundraiser for local trail projects (including the SDSF flow trail), offered racing, riding and rad activities enjoyed with good friends. Between shredding some of the best trails in Santa Cruz and celebrating the spirit of Enduro back at our central hub Camp Loma, there was something for everyone to be stoked on.
In addition to our highly anticipated spectator-friendly Enduro race, the SCSE weekend included delicious meals provided by Bell, beer aplenty courtesy Lagunitas, live music by Coffee Zombie Collective, an outdoor screening of Strength in Numbers, a sponsor expo and bike demos.
The SCSE capped off the second season of the California Enduro Series (CES). Santa Cruz and the Soquel Demonstration State Forest made for the perfect locale in which to wrap up the 2014 series with a BANG!
SPECIAL NOTE: PRESS RELEASE March 27, 2015 • Santa Cruz CA — Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) today announced that their Santa Cruz Super Enduro (SCSE) fundraising event at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) will not run in 2015.
The number of special use permits at SDSF is restricted through the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in order to balance the goals and priorities of the State Forest Program. Land manager SDSF CAL FIRE will be focusing its limited resources on other projects this year, including the completion of the Flow Trail in partnership with MBoSC. Forest Manager and CAL FIRE Division Chief Angela Bernheisel further explains, “We at CAL FIRE will be increasing our planning for emergency response and support for recreational users in light of the increase in forest visitors due to the Flow Trail.”
Other current SDSF CAL FIRE projects include timber management and resource protection, partnerships with university researchers, public education in forestry, planning for new access possibilities, and improving fire defense infrastructure including fuel breaks.
MBoSC Events Committee Lead and SCSE Event Director Steve Gemelos says, “MBoSC appreciates SDSF CAL FIRE’s collaboration on innovative trail projects and events. We’re excited about the imminent completion of the Flow Trail at SDSF, and look forward to partnering again in the future for additional opportunities for recreation.”
Learn more about SDSF and its projects and activities here.
Re-live the 2014 action – or live it vicariously! – through this sweet recap produced by Sebastian Bauer and Mitch Nuyens.