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The Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge is hosted by the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1971.

Our Mission is to bring cycling education to all levels of riders and encourage healthy lifestyles through education, friendship, teamwork and fun.

Proceeds from the Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge allow us to fund Grants and host cycling clinics.  Grants are limited to $1,000 per Grant Request and an Organization may apply for up to $1,000 each year.

Please submit questions and a Grant Request to

Grants received between January and October will be considered for funding in the year submitted.

Our Grant recipients include:

Active Transportation Scotts Valley

Bike Church Santa Cruz

Delaveaga PTC Active4Me  

Ecology Action Youth BikeSmart Program

Harbor High School Mountain Biking Team

Open Streets Santa Cruz

People Power (now Bike Santa Cruz County)   

Santa Cruz Jr Cyclocross Team

Santa Cruz Library: Bicycling Magazine subscription

Trips for Kids Santa Cruz

Trips for Kids Watsonville

UCSC Bike Maintenance Program

UCSC Slug Cycling Team