Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz is home to an ever-increasing number of mountain bike businesses, and in many ways it makes sense. 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 and focus our progressive morning skill development sessions at the Mount Hermon Adventures site. In the afternoons we head out to a great variety of local trails, and support many of the rides with shuttles to maximize instructional time on the trails.
We've been teaching in California for over 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 at the same time of year, consider coming to see us in Los Gatos or Corte Madera.
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.
Beer Sponsor: New Belgium
The best option for accommodations in Santa Cruz is to do a general online search. We start and end our days at the shop on Mission Street but things aren't generally too far away, and if you drive by the water it's goregous anyway.