Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz is home to an ever-increasing number of mountain bike businesses, and it's easy to see why. The enthusiasm for riding is infectious, the shops are dialed, and the trails feature a fun variety of smooth singletrack, switchback corners, opportunities for small to medium air, and technical climbs and descents.
We start both of our days at Epicenter's Mission Street location, hold progressive morning skill development sessions at the fields at Delaveaga, and then head out to a great variety of local trails after lunch.
On Sunday afternoon, provided the temporary closure lifts, we'll add in a trip to the Soquel Demo Forest for those who are fairly advanced in both fitness and skill. This area features great steeps, berms, built features, and drops, but since each lap involves significant climbing and takes lots of time, it'll likely be limited to one or two groups.
We've been starting our season in California for a decade, and we couldn't feel luckier. This year's Santa Cruz camp is co-ed. If you're looking for a women's specific camp in a similar location and at the same time of year, consider coming to see us in Los Gatos, CA.
On the camp weekend, Epicenter Cycling is offering participants 15% off clothing and accessories, parts and labour, and new bikes. Rental bikes for the weekend are $50 per day, and include fitting and suspension set-up. Plus, if you buy a bike from Epicenter after renting, the $50 fee will be applied towards your new bike purchase. Please reserve rentals in advance by contacting Epicenter Cycling at 831-423-9000.
Lunch Sponsor: Santa Cruz Ale Works
Beer Sponsor: Oskar Blues
There are a variety of great hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and camping options nearby. We recommend starting with a general online search, and then get in touch with us if you'd like any additional help.