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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.

Recent SCCCC grant recipients and clinics include:

Active Transportation Scotts Valley

Bike Church Santa Cruz

Ecology Action Bike Smart Programs
Earn a Bike Program Watsonville

Santa Cruz Composite Highschool MTB Team

Street Smarts Traffic Safety Campaign
Trips4Kids Santa Cruz County

UCSC Bike Coop
UCSC Bike Maintenance Program
UCSC Slug Cycling Team

Cycling for Starters 6 week clinics
LAB TS 101 clinics
LAB LCI Certifiction clinics
SaavyBike 101, 201 and 301 clinics