The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival
, presented by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) and FOX, announced a list of professional riders to be involved in this year’s 4th annual festival. The festival will take place April 13-14, 2013 (the weekend before the Sea Otter Classic in nearby Monterey) at the Barry Swenson Builder property (Aptos Pump Track and Post Office Jumps) in Aptos, California from 9am-7pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday.
Festival Events Hosted, Coached and Judged by the Pros
Sweetlines and Sugar Showdown
Kat Sweet brings her popular ladies' event to Santa Cruz for this year's festival. She is a former professional downhill mountain bike racer, and X-Games ski competitor. Kat brings her unique brand of passion and coaching to Sweetlines and Sugar Showdown, with a team of top IMIC-certified coaches including Gale Dahlager, Tammy Donahugh, Cortney Knudson and Lisa Tharp involved with this year’s event. Learn more about Kat, Gale, Tammy, Cortney and Lisa.
Sweetlines/Clif Bar Skills Clinics
Lindsay Beth Currier is founder of Shine Riders Co., former professional high speed downhill racer, and coaches her own Shine Skills Clinics as well as classes for Sweetlines and the Trek Dirt Series. Kyle Jameson has been competing in jump jams for over 6 years. He also teaches mountain bike camps and is heavily involved in building bike parks for local communities.
Sweetlines/Clif Bar on-Trail Enduro Skills Clinic
Kirt Voreis was a top American World Cup Downhill and Dual-Slalom Racer. He is creator of AllRide, and teaches all disciplines of mountain biking. Lindsey Voreis, a former Survivor cast member, has been a professional mountain bike racer for over 15 years and promotes her love for riding by teaching clinics.
Summer Gravity Camp 831 Amateur Jump Contest
Andrew Shandro is a two-time World Cup winner in Downhill, four-time Canadian National Champion in Downhill, and X-Games Gold Medalist in Bikercross. Creator and owner of Summer Gravity Camp, Andrew is generously throwing down the grand prize of a week-long camp experience at SGC Whistler for the 831 Amateur Jump Contest. Cam McCaul has been competing in Slopestyle events for 10 years and took first place at Crankworx Colorado, Red Bull District Ride, 26 Trix, and the Bearclaw Invitational. Ryan "R-Dog" Howard has 11 years' riding experience, local pro R-Dog is a dirt jumping master. They will be the judges.
Find out about all the activities by clicking here.