General Info

The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival grounds are located at San Lorenzo Park in the City of Santa Cruz, CA.  The best address to use for finding directions is 701 Ocean St Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

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Hours & Schedule
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 9am-4pm

See detailed schedule for event/activities timing.

Festival attendees and participants are encouraged to carpool or ride their bikes to the festival in support of our “green” efforts. We have limited premium paid vehicle parking at the venue. Parking at businesses that are operating on Saturday or Sunday may result in your vehicle being towed.

  • Bike Parking: Free, secure bike valet parking on the Expo grounds will be provided by People Power of Santa Cruz. Ride your commuter bike to the festival and try out a mountain bike from one of the many bike demo vendors.

  • Vehicle Parking: Premium vehicle parking will be available for $10 at the Santa Cruz County Courthouse. Additional parking is available in surrounding parking garages and metered street parking provided by the City of Santa Cruz.

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  • Handicap Parking: This event is accessible. Disabled Placard holders should park at the Courthouse.

Nearby Hotels
A number of  hotels are within an easy 1 mile bike ride from the festival grounds at San Lorenzo Park. Click here for a comprehensive listing.

Powered by the Sun!
Our operations will be powered by the sun courtesy of Sandbar Solar. While you listen to the rockin’ beats of our many bands, bask in the glory of sun power! While you’re soaring through the air preparing to land on the plush airbag revel that solar power keeps you safe.

San Lorenzo Park Rules
There is no smoking, of any kind, allowed in San Lorenzo Park. Alcohol consumption is only allowed inside the beer garden. Please leave your canine friends at home as dogs are not allowed in San Lorenzo Park (with the exception of service animals).

Participate in a wide range of activities
We have lots of opportunities for you to ride your bike in fun and challenging environments including skills clinics for kids and adults, an expanded kids’ area for ages 2-14, fun contests such as our all-new Poker Ride and Sweetlines Shred Games, plus of course, demos demos demos! Learn more about this year’s activities here.

Fill up on local beer, food & tunes
We’ll be pouring beer on Saturday from 12pm-6pm and on Sunday 11am-4pm from local breweries around the Santa Cruz area, plus we’ve got you covered with plenty of eats. Check out the beer and food offerings here. And music? Yeah, we’ve got that covered, too, with live bands featuring reggae, classic rock, and 80’s & 90’s rock with a twist! Click here for the line up.

The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival was created by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz in 2009 to celebrate the world class mountain bike facilities, riders, and cycling industry of Santa Cruz county, and to raise funds to support local bike projects. Learn more here

Celebrating bikes at the 2014 Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival! Photo by Michele Lamelin

Celebrating bikes at the 2014 Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival! Photo by Michele Lamelin