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The Santa Cruz County Interscholastic Disc Golf League had it’s fourth match of the season last Sunday with 19 students attending. Teams were present from Soquel, San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz High Schools.

San Lorenzo had the lowest team scores with several new players adding to their improved performance. Santa Cruz high was second followed by Soquel and Scotts Valley.

Individual player scores had Scott Edwards of Scotts Valley High shooting the hot round of a one under 53 with Robin Johnston, who has had the best scores of the season so far in second with a one over 55. Soquel’s Thomas Tomaselli and Robert Biagiotto from SLV tied for third with two over par 56s. Erica Tinetti from Santa Cruz high shot a stellar 10 over 64 to put her team in second for the day.

The Black Mouse course in Felton is known for it’s many trees and dogleg fairways which challenge the students throwing ability and disc selection.

The League will resume after the Easter break on April 14th at Aptos High School’s disc golf course for match 5 out of eight. The League finals will be at Shaffer Park disc golf course on Sunday, May 5th.

– From Mark Karlskind, league director

This doesn’t really have to do with anything local other than that there must be some speed golfers in Santa Cruz. Know of any? Send them our way.

Bandon Dunes hosted the Speedgolf World Championships on Oct. 20-21, 2012. The 36-hole tournament, which consisted of 16 professionals competing for a $50K purse, will air on Saturday, April 13 (Masters Saturday), at 1:30 p.m. ET on CBS. The ½-hour show will lead up to CBS’ coverage of The Masters. Click here to view a 1-minute video see firsthand how these athletes score around par in less than an hour.

This one’s from Santa Cruz Sentinel sports editor, Julie Jag:

NVM entrant Leslie Haverstock (38, Santa Cruz, Calif.) is a veteran Special Education teacher of 16 years for the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Her students are six to eight years old.
“I run because I can,” Haverstock said. “My students have severe physical and cognitive disabilities. They would love to know how it feels to walk let alone run.”
Haverstock says she ran in high school, and a bit in college, but didn’t start running faithfully until 2004 when she set her sights on the Chicago Marathon. She dedicated that first marathon to Alex, one of her students who diligently checked in with her about her progress every Monday after her long weekend training runs. “Someday, I’m going to run a marathon, too,” Alex told his teacher. He subsequently participated in several 5K races in a motorized wheelchair before passing away.
Haverstock has now participated in numerous marathons, at least one per year. She continued: “When I think the training gets hard, or something hurts, I look at my students. They were not given strong limbs and the abilities to move about freely. Why would I take it for granted or complain that I had to go run? For these reasons, I run because I can. I’m very blessed.”
SOURCE: Press release from Mark Winitz

Make this the year you will master your mountain bike handling skills. This is a great workshop for all levels – I have attended twice! Check out the 2013 Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp Calendar. Registration for all camps will open on February 1, 2013. And these camps sell out FAST! New this year: a co-ed workshop is being held in Santa Cruz.  — Karen Kefauver

ImageHere are dates for Santa Cruz. Click here for full list of dates and locations. 

APRIL
[27-28] Santa Cruz, CA

MAY
[4-5] Santa Cruz, CA (co-ed)
[11-12] Los Gatos, CA
[25-26] Whistler, BC

About the Trek Dirt Series

If you’re looking to learn new skills, increase your confidence on the bike, or simply enjoy the sport like never before, our mountain bike camps are for you.

Based in Whistler and traveling throughout Western Canada and the US, we offer personalized instruction, professional programming, and an incredibly skilled, enthusiastic, and supportive coaching staff.

In the past eleven years we’ve taught over 7500 participants – cross-country and downhill, beginner through advanced. Our 2012 schedule includes sixteen women’s only camps and two co-ed weekends.

The Bike Dojo’s Project B.I.K.E (Believe in Kids’ Exercise) is kicking off the holiday season by giving away 20 bikes to children in need.  Bike Dojo is hosting the celebration event Saturday, December 15, from 12-2 p.m. — Karen Kefauver

Bike Dojo will be the hub of activity with kids showing off their new bikes and helmets They can enjoy special treats and cookies from Pacific Cookie Company, pizza from Woodstock Pizza and goodie bags from New Leaf Community Markets.

“We are excited to help make this holiday season special for children.  We can’t wait to see the smiles on their faces when they get their bike,” said Rob Mylls, Bike Dojo owner.

So far this year Project B.I.K.E has donated over 75 bikes with their charity partner Beach Flats, a program of Community Bridges.  Bike Church, CASA and UCSC Co-op have also received bikes as part of Project B.I.K.E’s outreach.

At the beginning of the year Mayor Don Lane did a proclamation naming it Project Bike Day and Bike Dojo plans on continuing the great tradition of giving away bikes to children in need.

“It has been an extraordinary year and we have loved giving away bikes and contributing to the community and local charities,” Mylls said.  “We have built great partnerships and want to thank our sponsors for helping us make a difference.  We are looking forward to keeping up a great tradition of getting kids riding.”

Project B.I.K.E sponsors include:  Spokesman Bicycles, New Leaf, Woodstock Pizza, William Ow Properties, By Marisa and Good Times.

For more information call Kim Mylls at 602-432-4940.

1101 Pacific Ave, Suite G, Santa Cruz
Entrance behind Pacific Ave. in the
farmers market parking lot off of Cedar and Cathcart

831.713.5475

info@thebikedojo.com

Magdalena Parker of Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz wrote to invite cyclists and others to donate to make this big event successful. It’s coming up Saturday, December 8, at San Jose Convention Center. — By Karen KefauverScreen Shot 2012-12-03 at 11.02.59 PM

Turning Wheels for Kids will host their annual event, “The Big Bike Build,” where hundreds of volunteers will build 2,500 bikes in one day! It will be held at the South Hall of the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose.

Every year the request for bikes exceeds our ability to purchase them, and we hope that you will help us achieve our goal in getting every child in the Bay Area that needs and wants a bike, on one. We would like for you to be a part of this special event by making a donation that can be presented to Turning Wheels for Kids on the day of the Big Bike Build.

Your donation will be used for this and future events. Make checks payable to Turning Wheels for Kids. No donation is too small. $5, $10, $20. Anything will be greatly appreciated. Please direct questions and send all donations to:

Magdalena Parker

126 Ponderosa COURT

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(408) 314-3971   mags126@comcast.net

Turning Wheels for Kids is a registered 501c3 non profit that promotes healthy lifestyles by providing underserved children with a brand new bicycle at the holidays and year round through a number of partnerships focused on preventing childhood obesity and supporting low-income families. Their partnership with the Valley Medical Center Pediatric Lifestyle Clinic helps get kids with obesity related health issues experiencing the fun outdoors as an alternative to video and computer games, TV, and texting.

Tax Deductibility and Tax Identification Number

The value of your contribution will be a tax deductible donation. Turning Wheels tax identification number is 77-0187890.

Thank you for considering a donation to Turning Wheels for Kids. Your contribution will help ensure a successful event and we are happy to share your generosity.  I will bundle your donations with a list of contributors and present them on December 8 on behalf of MBOSC – Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz.

Have a great holiday season!

Magdalena Parker, MBOSC Team Captain for 2012 Big Bike Build

Santa Cruz Sentinel:

Though Santa Cruz County won’t be in the lineup, Amgen Tour of California 2013 will be a great race!

Originally posted on Bicycle Santa Cruz:

For the First Time Ever, Race will Travel from South to North, Starting in Escondido

Here’s the press release — Karen Kefauver

 LOS ANGELES (November 27, 2012) – Twelve cities have been named official Host City partners for the 2013 Amgen Tour of California by AEG, presenter of the race, helping to make up the route which will take riders on a South to North course for the first time in the eight-year race history. Considered America’s largest and most prestigious professional road cycling stage race, the eighth consecutive edition of the Amgen Tour of California will travel approximately 750 miles from May 12-19, 2013.

 

“Taking the Amgen Tour of California from South to North is something we always knew we wanted to do, and we are thrilled with the way things have come together for 2013,” said Kristin Bachochin, executive director of the Amgen Tour of…

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Drew Perkins with the City of Santa Cruz reports that the next Pogonip workday will be Sunday, December 2nd. You don’t have to have experience. Just know how to shovel dirt, rake leaves and follow directions. That’s what I did and you can read about it here when I made my debut at trail work recently. Here’s the story from my monthly Spin City cycling column.  Keep reading for details on the next trail work day on Sunday, December 2. To make a donation to the trail, click here: https://www.wepay.com/donations/147116

— Karen Kefauver

“This trail will connect U-Con to Golf Club Drive and is designed to be a sustainable, beginner friendly, and fun way to get from downtown Santa Cruz to Henry Cowell, the upper UCSC Campus, and Wilder Ranch State Park. We had a great workday last Saturday with almost 30 volunteers and we have now logged over 2,000 volunteer hours for this project, awesome!” said Drew Perkins, the trail work organizer.

Meet at the bottom of the U-Con singletrack at 9 a.m. and working three to four hours. We will work rain or shine, but high winds may cancel due to safety concerns.

We will have a pizza lunch afterwards sponsored by Caletti Cycles. We will have very tasty coffee to get us started provided by Verve Coffee Roasters.

Please bring sturdy shoes, long pants, gloves, and water. Tools will be provided.

To make sure there are enough tools and pizza, sign up in advance at www.trailworkers.com.

 

Trips for Santa Cruz, www.tripsforkidssantacruz.org,  is looking forward to 2013. To grow the Trips for Kids Santa Cruz program, the goal is taking more kids out biking on a monthly basis and creating a community of young people who will continue to ride bikes on their own. The Martinelli trailer space in Watsonville has worked out well and Trips for Kids Santa Cruz has a fleet of about 30 bikes.                 — By Karen Kefauver

One goal for next year is to get volunteers more involved. Trips for Kids Santa Cruz is under the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz umbrella.

Outlined below are specific areas where help is needed. Feel free to contact names of coordinators listed below.

The next ride is December 1, 2102 at 10 a.m. See what Trips for Kids Santa Cruz is all about.

Contact Roxanne Harrison for more info to register for the Dec. 1 ride or to volunteer: bikesantacruzca@gmail

Volunteers needed:

Kid Coordinator: Kymberly Lacrosse  (3 people needed)  klacrosse@unitedwaysc.org

·      Research youth organizations for possible participation in T4KSC

·      Contact and set up presentations with potential local youth organizations

·      Make presentations to potential groups as needed

·      Assist with information packet preparation and distribution

·      Attend local community events/fairs to promote T4KSC

·      Follow-up on potential participant organizations

·      Participate in T4KSC rides to get an understanding of what we are doing

Website/Database: Gene Knipe  (2-3 people needed) egenesk@mac.com

·      Help maintain and continue to develop T4KSC website.  Keep pictures and posts up to date.

·      Help in development of T4KSC database so we can better track our participants and volunteers.  Filemaker experience helpful.

·      Interested in Facebook?  Help optimize our FB page.

Facilities/Bike Maintenance: John Fuchs (4 people needed) john@johnfuchs.com

  •  Bike Mechanic-2 people needed and repair approximately 30 mountain bikes at our facility and tools.
  •       Administration: Maintain electronic and paper files related to rides and riders
  •    Facility Maintenance- Maintain and repair facility interior and exterior.

Fundraising/Grant Writing: Roxanne Harrison (2 people needed) bikesantacruzca@gmail.com

  •        Apply for local fundraising opportunities with restaurants and grocery stores
  •        Grant writing experience and able to write one or two grants per year.
  •        Help with fundraising events as they are developed,

In an effort to reach out to farmworkers, youth, homeless and anyone else who may be in need of a used bicycle, the Watsonville Bike Shack will host a Big Bike Sale on Saturday, October 13,  from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Keep reading for details. — Karen Kefauver

The event will also feature a “Tianguis Graits” (free market) where farmworkers and homeless can take home up to six items of clothing, household items, etc. free of charge. A turquoise Fuji road bike will be raffled off: $5 per ticket. All of the proceeds from this event support the Bike Shack program.

The Watsonville Bike Shack is 100% community driven and sustained.

About the Watsonville Bike Shack

Bike Shack’s normal operating hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays at the Farmers’ Market. We also offer service hours to youth who want to learn more about bike maintenance and repair, and to work in exchange for a bike, or get credit for high school graduation or community hours towards probation. At the Bike Shack, youth learn useful skills, focusing their energy on something creative and productive, and get mentoring from lead mechanics who share similar life stories.

Event Details
Who: The Watsonville Bike Shack

What: Big Bike Sale

When: Saturday, October 13 12- 6 p.m.

Where: at Warehouse located behind the Ramos Furniture Store at 555 Main St.

Contact: Lorenzo Holguin, Phone: 831-206-2955 Email: lorenzo757@yahoo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElBikeShackBrownBerets

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