No Time to Climb, There’s a Festival to Enjoy. The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival partners with Shuttle Smith Adventures for a fast and easy option to the top of Forest of Nisene Marks, gateway to one of Northern California’s leading freeride and cross-country destinations: Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF aka Demo). Explore Demo trails on your own rig or try out your dream bike from one of our demo bike vendors! Afterward, enjoy the 11+ mile fire road descent back to the festival Expo, where good eats, great brews and festival entertainment await.
- Saturday, April 5 9:30, 11:30, 1:30 & 3:30
- Sunday, April 6 9:30, 11:30, 1:30 & 3:30
Where: Pick up spot in the Expo area. Trail maps from the shuttle drop-off back to the festival grounds are provided on the shuttle. Legal trails ONLY…please don’t jeopardize our ability to hold events at Demo in the future!
Who & How Much: On-line reservation information to be published soon. Reserve at the festival up to one hour before start time for available events, activities and clinics. Stop by the registration booth to check on availability.
- Anyone & Everyone! $25
Why: Because you want to spend your time exploring Demo’s challenging singletrack loops, not climbing up the fire road!
What if it rains?: Rain the day of may cause the shuttle service to be cancelled by festival officials. In the event of cancellation, shuttle reservations will be refunded minus a $5 processing charge.