Oct 17

Sanborn Bike Park PRC Meeting Nov 01

TIME: 6:30 PM
Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium
County Government Center 
70 W. Hedding Street, 1st Floor
San Jose, CA 95110

November 01, people who live near and around Sanborn County Park intend to show up at the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC) Meeting and voice their displeasure with the Sanborn Bike Park Proposal. WE NEED TO SHOW UP. It’s really important to get as many kids and parents there as possible and have them address the committee. We are currently working on a Q&A regarding the Sanborn Bike Park and will distribute this next week.

During the Public Comment, which is second on the agenda, we will have a chance to speak on the Bike Parks behave. Speakers are limited to the following: three minutes if the Chairperson or designee determines that five or fewer persons wish to address the Commission; two minutes if the Chairperson or designee determines that between six and fourteen persons wish to address the Commission; and one minute if the Chairperson or designee determines that fifteen or more persons wish to address the Commission. If we are pressed for time, people can yield their time to someone else so they can speak longer.

I’ll be working with a few other people to coordinate this effort. I think it’ll be best if we are respectful of the commission’s time by selecting a few of us to represent the others in the audience. Here are a couple ideas for speakers: Kids, Parents, Neighbors of the Park, Trail Builders, Industry, Riders, other?

Jun 21


Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers (SVMTB) has developed a concept for a mountain bike park located in Sanborn County Park in Santa Clara. The specific purpose of this committee is to advocate, fundraise, build, and establish a bike park operation plan. To date, SVMTB has invested more than $25K, including a $15K Grant from REI, into the Sanborn Bike Park concept. We still need more help. If you have a passion for mountain biking and want to make this a reality please join us. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at REI on the last Wednesday of every month.

Dates: 6/28, 7/27 (Thursday), 8/23, 9/20
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm.
Location: REI 400 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose, CA 95130
Register: https://www.rei.com/events/sanborn-mountain-bike-park-planning-committee/san-jose/179884

May 16


Every year SVMTB sponsors high school mountain bike cross country teams, and this year one of our teams, the Black Mountain Composite are the 2017 California Division 2 State Champions! Black Mountain Composite team are students from Cupertino and its neighboring cities. They are an official member of the NorCal league of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), a national high school mountain bike racing organization.p42

May 12


SVMTB is currently working on a “draft” operation plan for SCC Parks. In June, SCC Parks, REI, and SVMTB plan to hold a public meeting where we will set up a Sanborn Bike Park steering committee. To date, SVMTB has invested more than $25K in the Sanborn Bike Park concept, but we still need more help. In particular, we are looking for people with experience in trail building, fundraising, bike park management, and/or a passion for seeing this become a reality. If you would like to help, please send me an email with your contact information.


Jan 08

Sanborn County Bike Park Proposal to Santa Clara County

Happy New Year! Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers is proposing to Santa Clara County Parks a bike park located in Sanborn County Park property. SVMTB received a $15,000 grant from REI in 2015 to develop this Family Bike Park Plan so that SVMTB could present it to the county for consideration. The Family Bike Park plan was developed by IMBA Trail Solutions with direction from SVMTB. There’s still a lot of work to do on this, but we thought we’d share this with our members. FAMILY BIKE PARK PLAN

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Dec 16

Midpen’s Preview of Upcoming Multi-Use Trails

Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers hosted a discussion at REI with representatives of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District upcoming access improvement projects and regional trail connections in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Click the image for the full presentation.



Nov 15

Support SVMTB When You Shop This Holiday

The holidays are quickly approaching! When you shop with AmazonSmile, you will also be supporting SVMTB!


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