Pioneros: la creativa historia detrás del ciclismo de montaña en Santa Cruz

Explora cómo la comunidad de ciclismo de montaña del condado de Santa Cruz abrió el camino hacia la creatividad y la innovación.

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February 7, 2020 - September 20, 2020

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Desde los densos bosques de secoyas de Flow Trail, hasta la escarpada costa de Enchanted Loop en Wilder Ranch, el ciclismo de montaña en el condado de Santa Cruz ha abierto el camino para la comunidad, la creatividad y la colaboración.

Ven a aprender sobre la historia y el desarrollo de este popular deporte en el condado de Santa Cruz. Desde las bicicletas Schwinn anteriores a la guerra, hasta las máquinas de velocidad de bajada con suspensión total, el desarrollo del ciclismo de montaña surgió del deseo de explorar la belleza de las montañas costeras en compañía de amigos.

Además, los primeros diseños de bicicletas del Marin Museum of Mountain Biking (Museo Marin del Ciclismo de Montaña) muestran cómo se construye una bicicleta con la ayuda de los constructores locales de cuadros para bicicletas.

Los visitantes también recordarán la importancia de la propiedad pública y el papel del gobierno gracias al apoyo y la orientación de nuestra organización local de senderistas, Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (Ciclistas de Montaña de Santa Cruz). Aprenderán sobre el ciclo de vida de un sendero y cómo las redes de senderos se construyen y mantienen a través de mapas, fotografías y un contador de senderos interactivo.

A lo largo de la exposición, los visitantes tendrán la oportunidad de participar en una variedad de programas de colaboración, desde construcción de senderos y paseos grupales, hasta talleres detrás de cámaras. Esta exposición y su programación relacionada nos recuerdan que la comunidad, la creatividad y la colaboración están en el corazón de Mountain Biking (Ciclismo de Montaña).

Virtual Visit the Exhibition

While our doors remain closed, Aptos based company, Capture My Space took a 3D scan of the exhibit so you can still browse the bikes of Trailblazers.

Featured Artists

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Jeremiah Kille: Meet Me at the Tanks

Do these shapes look familiar? If you’ve spent time on the trails up near UC Santa Cruz you might recognize these four cylinders. Located in the heart of the campus trail system, a collection of storage tanks have become an iconic spot for painters and graffiti artists over the years. These bold colors stand out against the greenwash of the forest and make for an ideal spot to stop for a snack or photo op. From group ride meetups to photo ops, the painted tanks are an iconic part of Santa Cruz County mountain bike culture.

This is a scale reproduction of local artist, Jeremiah Kille's original mural from 2018. A Santa Cruz County local, Jeremiah began his career building custom surfboards. You can follow his ride out to the tanks in this video documenting the process. And if you make the trip up to campus you might even see traces of the original

Shelby Ling: Trailvisions Award Artwork

Most of our iconic trails wouldn’t be here without the support of Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC). Founded in 1997, MBOSC is a community working together to support sustainable mountain biking throughout our county. Their members and volunteers work to support, preserve, and expand trail access through a variety of events and programs.

The Trail Vision Awards were created by MBOSC to showcase the talent and creativity in our community while celebrating local trails. Last year’s awards show debuted at the Rio Theatre to a packed house of trail enthusiasts from across the county. Keep an eye out for the call for entries this summer for a chance to share your trail experience.

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In the Press

"On a sunny day, it's hard to imagine why you wouldn't be out on one of those trails, but at some point, you're going to be downtown for an ice cream or a sandwich, and that's when this gallery at MAH beckons you inside to reflect and appreciate the "trailblazers" who came before you."

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Almost There

In the meantime, make sure to visit We're Still Here which will be closed to make room for Trailblazer in January 2020.