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Emma McCrary Trail Opening
Ceremonies, Refreshments and First Ride!
Date: 6/1/2013 10:00 AM
Cost: Free
Location: Trailhead at Pogonip Gate on Golf Club Drive
Santa Cruz, California 95060

Ride your bike to the event or park at the City Corp Yard (corner of River Street and Golf Club Drive) and walk to the trailhead (15 minutes).

Join the City of Santa Cruz in celebrating the opening of the Emma McCrary Trail on Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 am at the Pogonip Gate trailhead on Golf Club Drive. Ceremonies featuring Mayor Hilary Bryant, refreshments and an interpretive first ride will highlight the festivities. This 1.5-mile trail, gently winding through beautiful forest, is the first multi-use trail to open in Santa Cruz since 1999. It is named in honor of trail advocate and equestrian Emma McCrary, (December 25, 1930 - June 24, 2011), a Santa Cruz County resident renowned for her decades of volunteer trailblazing.

This scenic trail was built by over 300 volunteers contributing more than 3,400 hours under the direction of Parks and Recreation and trail expert Drew Perkins. Using $25,000 in funding provided by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz and the local bike industry, this multi-use trail is designed for hikers, bikers and equestrians; and to enhance public access and enjoyment of Pogonip.

Meet the volunteers, sponsors and members of the McCrary family who made the trail possible and be the first to enjoy it on an interpretive ride. Refreshments courtesy of Rebecca's at the Tannery, Verve and Odwalla. Bike valet by People Power. For more information, call 831-420-5270. Event day program Cost: FREE!

Special thanks to the incredible volunteers of Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz and Take Back Santa Cruz. Kudos to project sponsors Santa Cruz Bikes, Easton-Bell, Fox, Ibis, Specialized and many individuals who made significant donations.