Hey racers and riders, what's happening?
2013 is going to be the best year yet at The Dirt Club and Stump Grinder Productions, and we want you & your family to enjoy the fun with us. We've been listening to all of you over the years and will be offering several new events as well as our old guard events like the Firestone Walker Santa Ynez Classic & the 24 Hours of Halloween. We'll have food and camping as well as campfires and movies at some events. We're planning on providing 3 Dual Slalom races this year, after not offering this discipline for many years, we've heard you. We're offering separate Marathon & 12 Hour Night Races in the heat of the summer, again we've heard you! You downhillers have been wondering what's happened to your discipline at The Dirt Club? Well, in 2013 we'll host 6 Different Gravity Events starting with January's Dirt Club Winter Weekend, featuring the VP Enduro Series and ending with the UCSB Cowpie Classic in November, again we listened to you.
However, it's not all about you racers who've been doing this for years, at The Dirt Club we feel a responsibility to grow the sport so we support events like the SoCal High School MTB Racing Championships as well as a Woman's Only Weekend Clinic and of course our very affordable DC Twilight Wednesday Race Series starting in May.
Please keep in mind that The Dirt Club is a Private Mountain Bike Riding Area and is operated as a Bicycle Club and sells annual memberships. Dirt Club members enjoy some really cool benefits, like unlimited access w/o gate fees at The Dirt Club on the days the venue is open, a complete Dirt Club Cycling Kit, discounts at 9 different bicycle shops, and discounts of 15% off any Stump Grinder Production held at The Dirt Club. Look for The Dirt Club to support the International Mountain Bicycling Association in 2013 by joining as a Member Club too.
Now you don't need to be a member to ride your MTB at The Dirt Club as we're open every Wednesday at 3pm until Dark and that we host an awesome 6pm MTB Group Ride (lights required during winter) and each Weekend. Our non-member gate fees are $5 on Wed's and $15 on Saturday and Sunday. (If it rains within 36 hours the park is closed)
With over 16 miles of single track, 3 gravity runs, a dual slalom course, pump track and a variety of trails that anyone, from the true 1st timer to the seasoned pro can ride and enjoy, The Dirt Club is the place to be in 2013!
Enjoy the ride,
Private MTB Riding Area (Download Membership Form)
Maybe you’re wondering just what the heck is The Dirt Club? Well it’s the next evolution of Stump Grinder Productions, the small promoting company that has brought you the Firestone Classic, now known as the Santa Ynez Valley National, for the past 12 years.
Private location for mountain biking enthusiasts to enjoy their healthy lifestyle sport in a safe location completely removed from other trail users, this is to be a 100% conflict free riding area. With 2 different downhill trails, one super downhill trail, a dual slalom course, a 12 mile cross country course, and miles of dirt double track ranching roads, countless opportunities are provided for riders of all abilities to explore and have fun. This venue has hosted various MTB races the past 12 years, it’s time that we open it up, but we have to pay for it’s use, in order to do so we’ve developed the plan to sell memberships and to charge inexpensive gate fees to non-members.
During a time of constant conflict between other trail users and mountain bike riders, not only in the Santa Barbara area, but all over the US, it just seems like a great full time use of the trail network that we have built here at The Dirt Club over the past 12 years. In addition, we envision The Dirt Club hosting training camps, bicycle product launches, bicycle industry functions and other events.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM for Dirt Club members and daily non-member visitors. Every Wednesday afternoon The DC will be open @ 3 PM for a “$5” ride for non-members, members can ride for free, designed to showcase the riding areas to potential new members.
MEMBERSHIP & BENEFITS: Let’s outline the Membership Benefits first, shall we?
- ONE DIRT CLUB JERSEY IS INCLUDED WITH EVERY PAID MEMBERSHIP!
- All “Rider Fees” every day The Dirt Club is open are waived for every paid member!
- 15% DISCOUNTS @ Bicycle Shop Sponsors of The Dirt Club!
- 15% DISCOUNTS on mountain bike events promoted by SG Productions held at The Dirt Club!
- Opportunity to purchase other Dirt Club branded cycling clothing like Bib Shorts, Wind Vests, Arm Warmers at the time of joining!
- DISCOUNTS on other cycling brands that step up to sponsor The Dirt Club!
- The sense of “ONWERSHIP” that comes with your commitment as a Dirt Club Member!
OK, so what’s the Membership cost? $300 for adults, $100 for Junior’s and 25 hours of community service at The Dirt Club Annually, that’s all! This is PRIVATE PROPERTY and it is not just anyone’s to trespass on and ride, it is a privilege to be allowed to ride here! Your 25 annual community service hours can be as either gate monitor, trail worker or other support roles! Where will this money go? To pay for liability insurance, the jersey’s that each member will receive, to provide a portable toilet, to pay for staff to man The Dirt Club when it’s open, to market The Dirt Club and last, but not least …. TO BUILD MORE TRAILS AND TO MAINTAIN THE TRAILS WE ALREADY HAVE, FOR YOU TO ENJOY!
This is an annual membership that will start Jan 1st, 2012 and end December 31st, 2012. It is an individual membership, juniors are $100, there is no “Family Membership” at this time. We will consider special circumstances on a case by case basis and will offer a discount for those individuals that want to work off their membership.
Wednesday Afternoon’s @ 3p with a 6p Group Ride – $5
Saturday & Sunday’s - $15 for Adults, $10 for kids under 18 and Children 10 and under Free with paid adult.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Saturday & Sunday – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Summer Hours until Dark!
If it rains within 48 hours of Hours of Operation The Dirt Club will be closed for the day.
Saturday Night Camping: $15 per vehicle
The Dirt Club, Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos. Directions: Turn off of State Route Highway 154 onto Zaca Station Road, travel north 1.33 miles, and turn right into the entrance of the Stump Grinder Dirt Club. Follow ranch road .75 of a mile to the main venue area, Charlotte’s Meadow. The SGDC is located on private property, trespassers, when caught would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Don’t miss out on the fun! Thanks to all our VOLUNTEERS! Items of interest include, SG Production mountain bike races, trail work days or weekends, race set up and clean up days, and starting in June days of operation of the Stump Grinder DC, the areas only private mountain bike riding area, designed and built by mountain bikers.
Thanks for your interest in THE DIRT CLUB!