Spending a weekend in Santa Cruz is a fantastic getaway, encompassing a unique balance between urban and nature. I headed down last week to watch some exciting bike polo games and enjoy the thrill mountain biking.
Hardcourt bike polo is intense and really takes an amazing feel for your bike. These guys play nightly 2 on 2 games on their smaller “night-court”. Of course, beers and music add to the ambiance.
The next day we headed up to the Nisene Marks and Soquel Demonstration Forest mountain bike trails. We took a shuttle from Epicenter Cycling 13 miles up into the mountains for some great single-track riding and an amazing ride back down to Aptos.
An amazing weekend. I hope you all get a chance to go soon.