Last fall I started a photo series called Night + Ride. During our recent visit to Santa Barbara I was able to capture a different kind of night ride; complete with bubble wrap and duct tape. Put together by Santa Barbara Bike Moves, it’s just the type of event that can bring a bicycle community together.
Night + Ride = Santa Barbara
During the most recent visit on our southern California tour we worked with BLM, City of Palm Desert and local advocates in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. It was a great opportunity to team up with a federal land agency that is very open to providing quality mountain bike experiences.
One of our greatest assets as a Trail Care Crew is our ability to work with all groups. Although we do represent a mountain bike organization, we’re proud of the fact that we have interacted with a wide range of different trail users over the years. This weekend was no different; we had the pleasure of working with hikers and equestrians in addition to mountain bikers. It was a great opportunity to get away from the ‘us vs. them’ debate and get down to the subject that really matters: trails.