The 2020 Old Growth Classic is cancelled, and thank you for supporting this campaign! Winners have been notified and will be announced shortly.

Due to a number of COVID-19-related concerns, the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz team has made the hard decision to cancel our annual gravel race currently scheduled for this October, the Old Growth Classic. 

In addition to our team’s own concerns about participant safety, our hand was forced when one of the permitting agencies we work with for this event decided that they are not processing any permits until we reach Stage 4 in California’s reopening plan, which is contingent upon either herd immunity or having a COVID-19 vaccine widely available. Considering these roadblocks, our team has decided to postpone the Old Growth Classic until 2021 and instead focus our efforts on activities that have a clear path forward, like new trail development.

Every year, cyclists and outdoor lovers from across the golden state flock to Little Basin State Park for the competition and community that only the Old Growth Classic can deliver. In addition to a fun, challenging gravel race, the Old Growth Classic is also a fundraiser for MBOSC and CA State Parks. 

To keep the spirit of the OGC alive, we're giving away prizes donated by our fabulous 2020 sponsors and raising funds to improve the parks and roads we rely on for competition, recreation, and meditation.

CA State Parks will use funds generated from this campaign to repair damage from the heavy 2017 storms on Gazos Creek Road in Big Basin State Park, which is a memorable part of the OGC race route. Our goal is $20,000, and we’ve pulled together a number of prizes from our top OGC sponsors to give away as a part of this campaign.

For every $5 you donate, you’re entered to win the prize of your choice, and if you donate a full race entry ($200) you get the best price per entry!

We understand that for many of you, Old Growth Classic was a major way that you plugged into MBOSC activities and financially supported our cause. We hope that you consider donating all or most of your normal race entry toward this 2-week fundraiser to keep local trails and state parks like Big Basin enjoyable and safe for all trail users. 

Thank you for contributing to this campaign! Entries are now closed. 

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