Getting There & Parking

2013 SCOS – Win a Giant Escape 3® bicycle!

All participants who bicycle, walk, bus or carpool (3 or more) to Santa Cruz Open Streets (SCOS) can enter a FREE RAFFLE to win a Giant Escape 3 bicycle or helmet, generously donated by Bicycle Trip, or a bicycle surfboard rack donated by Moved by Bikes, as well as other great prizes.

Please help reduce neighborhood traffic and parking by leaving the car at home. Thank you!

If you must drive, please park in one of designated lots listed below to ease traffic in the West Cliff neighborhoods. Park in one of these lots and visit an Open Streets Info booth to claim a special treat!

Join a “Feeder” Ride!

New this year: Travel to SCOS in style! To support our goal of reducing traffic and parking impacts, community partners will be hosting family-friendly group bike rides to and from SCOS in neighborhoods throughout Santa Cruz. Join them for pre-ride refreshments, free bike adjustments and discounts at local shops, and ride to SCOS in a safe, supported environment. Guided group rides will meet at the following locations and ride together to West Cliff. All ages and abilities welcome. Bring a bike in good working condition and helmet.

 

Hop on a bus!

Check out the Santa Cruz Metro to find a bus route to the event.

FREE Parking Options

If you park in one of our designated lots, visit a SCOS info booth and tell them where you parked to collect your special reward!

  • UCSC offices at 2300 Delaware  Ave. - This lot across from the back entrance to Natural Bridges State Park. Look for the Santa Cruz Open Streets Parking signs. Only a short walk or bicycle ride from there through the park to the event start at Swanton Blvd. and West Cliff Drive.
  • Pacific Collegiate School 225 Swift Street
  • Delaware Avenue
  • Public parking lots around Lighthouse Point on West Cliff Drive, just a short walk away from event start on east end

 

“Feeder” Ride Information

Downtown
Hosted by Spokesman, Ride led by People Power
Meet at Spokesman Bicycles: 231 Cathcart St., Santa Cruz
Time: 9am-9:30am Free coffee and donuts, bike adjustments and 10% off parts and accessories
Ride departs at 9:30am.
Return ride: Meet at Lighthouse Field parking lot at 2pm.
For questions, contact: (831) 425-0665

Santa Cruz Westside
Hosted by Epicenter Cycling, Ride led by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz
Meet at Epicenter Cycling: 1730 Mission St., Santa Cruz
Time: 8:30am-9:30am Free Pancake Breakfast
Ride departs at 9:30am
Return ride: Meet at Lighthouse Field parking lot at 2pm.
For questions, contact: (831) 818-6112

Seabright
Hosted by Bicycle Trip, Ride led by People Power
Meet at Bicycle Trip: 1001 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
Time: 9am-9:30am Free bike adjustments and pre-ride refreshments
Ride departs at 9:30am
Return ride: Meet at Lighthouse Field parking lot at 2pm.
For questions, contact: (831) 425-0665

UC Santa Cruz
Hosted and led by OPERS
Meet at the Quarry Plaza in front of the book store at UC Santa Cruz
Time: 10am, ride departs at 10:30.
Return ride: Meet at Lighthouse Field parking lot at 2pm, with bus options available.
Ride host: OPERS. For questions, contact: (831) 854-7296