Ryan Howard (aka “R-Dog” – find him on Instagram) is a professional mountain biker from our favorite coastal town: Aptos, California. He recently appeared in a video shot for Freehub Magazine and appearing on the website Pinkbike. It’s good to hear talk about how important the Aptos Post Office Jumps were not just to locals, but to the international mountain bike community. While the Post Office Jumps are gone, they’re certainly not forgotten – and probably never will be!
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Although there has been little word from the developer, it seems that the Aptos Village Redevelopment project will be moving forward in 2015. Because of this, the world-famous Aptos Post Office Jumps is seeking a new location, as the jumps are slated to be officially closed on February 17.
The ideal site will comprise of 1-2 acres of gently sloping land, with easy access and some space for vehicle parking. If the site were large enough, beginner and intermediate jump lines could be included, and perhaps a pump track for very young children.
Finding a replacement site that meets this criteria will be very challenging in land-starved Santa Cruz county, and will likely require the cooperation of neighbors, property owners, and several county and/or city government agencies. If you can help in any way, please send an email to email@example.com.
See also: Post Office Jumps Facebook Page