Polo Grounds Opening Day Celebration
Progression Jump Bike Park
Aptos Polo Grounds, 2255 Huntington Avenue, Aptos
July 16, 2016
Join Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) to see some of the current stars of the sport ride along with the next generation of riders, and demonstrate that dirt jumping belongs in the heart of the Aptos community. This family-friendly event will provide appetizers from Burger and Little Owl and everyone is invited. Bring the kids out to ride, cheer and celebrate this community effort!
For over 15 years, Aptos has been at the forefront of dirt jumping. Since the demise of the Post Office Jumps and the Aptos pump track, there is a void left in the community. The dirt jumps at the Polo Grounds Park have served as a location for beginner and intermediate BMX and Mountain Bike (MTB) riders to develop their dirt jumping skills. This is a place where people can learn the basics, and progress to that elite level. However, the site was overdue for a refresh and a new perspective on the jumps. The rebuild is now complete and has upped the level of construction, and it will help riders up their level of riding. The Polo Grounds rebuild also serves as an example of the dirt jump community coming together to renew a public riding space for future generations to enjoy.