Green Ways to School Events

Expedition Santa Cruz Ride Series
Green Ways to School is excited to present a new ride series introducing local youth to mountain biking and our amazing local trails. Santa Cruz County is blessed with world class mountain biking, and yet many of the students we talk to have never experienced our trails or the epic nature that surrounds them. We want to get youth on bikes, and mountain biking, along with teaching numerous important cycling skills, is a great way to stay fit, have fun and take care of the environment. All rides are free, helmets and permission slips are required, and a limited number of loaner bikes are available for participants.

Ride Nisene Marks:
Monday, February 17th
Presidents Day
Meet at Epicenter Cycling,
8035 Soquel Dr, Aptos

Please RSVP:
call or text (831) 824-4638

On President's Day we launched the ride series at Nisene Marks. 16 youth showed up and we all had a blast! Upcoming rides are listed below. Permission slips are required for participants under 18. Please email us for a permission slip or for more info:

Upcoming Events:

Friday, February 25th, 7:00pm-10:00pm:

Sunday, March 9th, 10:30am - 5:00pm:

SOUP'er Heroes Bike Ride

Meets at the Downtown Santa Cruz Post Office- 850 Front St

Join us for a youth community service ride and food distribution. Together we will ride to local farms, harvest veggies, make soup, and distribute it to feed the hungry masses. The ride is a collaboration between the Resource Center for Nonviolence, Food Not Bombs, and Green Ways to School. Come learn about the interconnected issues of homelessness, hunger, nonviolence, and the people-powered revolution.

Sunday, March 16th, 12:30-3pm:

Expedition Santa Cruz: Ride Delaveaga Park!

Meeting place: To Be Announced

Right in SC's back yard, DeLa is full of secret singletrack awesomeness! Top of the World to the Branciforte Creek and beyond. Come explore with us, gain some mountain biking techniques, and keep it wheel.

SUNDAY, MARCH 30th, 12:30-3pm:

Expedition Santa Cruz: Wilder Ride!

Wilder Ranch State Park is sick! Nuff said.

SAT-MON, MAY 24th-26th:


Ride with Expedition SC and Green Ways to Monterey! We take a whole day to bike down, stay at the Hostel, chill for a day, then bike back! An amazing bike tour introduction and all around good time. Fun, bikes, great food, new friends and sand dunes. Need we say more?

Greene Wayes,
Jan 30, 2014, 4:37 PM