Saturday, February 27, 2010

SYV Mountain Bike Classic Is Coming!

Hello Santa Ynez Valley Mountain Bike Classic Racers, Sponsors and Volunteers!
We hope you're all doing well and enjoying the racing season so far!

The date is set for the 10th running of the Santa Ynez Valley Classic, we are the week prior to Sea Otter, April 10th & 11th! The event as always takes place 5 miles north of Buellton and 3 miles west of Los Olivos at The Dirt Club off Zaca Station Road.

All the pertinent racer info for the Classic is now up @ The XC is a stop on 3 different series, Kenda Cup West, USA Cycling XC National Racing Calendar & the CA State Championship Series. The DH is on the USA Cycling DH National Racing Calendar & is a qualifier for the USA Cycling 1 Day National Championship, it is taking place Saturday the 10th. Please spread the word!

Online registration is here

There are still local and national sponsorship opportunities and expo spots available at very reasonable prices, if you are interested please email me at No potential sponsor will be turned away!

Also, we are in need of many volunteers starting Friday 4/9 and going through Monday 4/12. The majority are needed over the weekend however, so if you have some time please by all means come out and help. We'll feed you and you'll be entered into a special raffle to win some killer swag! Please email me at

Please help me spread the word that the 10th Santa Ynez Valley Classic is coming up on April 10th & 11th!


Mike Hecker - Owner
SG Productions
371 Alder Lane
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 896-0673

Thursday, February 11, 2010

More Backcountry Snowboarding Adventures In The Los Padres National Forest

If the idea of spending an hour and a half skinning uphill for about ten minutes of turns isn't appealing, maybe back country snowboarding isn't for you. I had the afternoon off yesterday so I decided to head down to Mt Pinos to take advantage of the snow that had fallen the day before.

I parked near the Mcgill Trail Head and applied climbing skins to my split snowboard and soon was off up the trail. Near the trail head the snow was getting a bit thin and temps near 40 and I worried I had picked the wrong day to head out. After heading around the north side of the mountain I found the snow to be getting deeper and lighter. After about an hour and a half I found myself on a ridge looking down at the "Y" somewhere between the Mcgill Bowls and Signature Bowls.

After getting the split board back together I headed down through the Sig Bowls for some unbelievable turns in a foot of great light powder. After seeing a few ski tracks near my starting point I soon was away from all signs of human life tracking the untracked all the way down to the road. The coverage on Mt Pinos right now is epic, all in all not a bad way to spend the afternoon. -Dave

McGill Trail Head
Following The McGill Trail
One Of Many Great Natural Terrain Bowls On Pinos

Self Portrait

Signature Bowl

View From The Sig Bowl

Leaving My Signature On The Signature Bowl

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Local Film In The SBIFF

Dorothy Littlejohn's Film "Don Riders For Life" will be showing in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this year along with several other shorts. Dorothy is a local film maker whose film focuses on a local high school bike club that makes customized low rider bicycles and struggles to keep kids away from gangs.


Another film relating to bikes is Freedom Riders.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bike Moves Tonight!

Bike Moves is a fun, free, monthly social event that welcomes everyone and fosters good times with a jolly ride downtown.