Mountain bike through the Redwoods! Shuttle Smith Adventures offers bike shuttles daily to the top of Forest of Nisene Marks, where you can ride the challenging singletrack loops of Soquel Demonstration Forest, one of the leading freeride and cross-country destinations in the world! This is the area made famous in mountain biking videos by locals Cam and Tyler McCaul, Greg Watts, Jamie Goldman and others. When you’re done riding the ridge up in Soquel, you’ve got nothing but endless downhill awaiting you — a whole 15 miles of descent through the Redwoods at your own pace, back to Aptos Village just south of the city of Santa Cruz.
Have your own bike? Or you’re a local looking for the easiest way to get to the top and play in Soquel Demonstration Forest? We can get you there for $20 a head — $15 for groups of 10 or more.
Need a bike? Check out suspension bike rental from standout Aptos shop Epicenter Cycling.
Shuttle Smith Adventures can also put together a package tailored for your convenience, budget and riding style or ability. No one beats us when it comes to customizing an outing for your needs! Check out the price list below and talk to us. Remember, you’re in world-class mountain biking country — take advantage of it while you can so you don’t get back home thinking, “Wish I’d gone mountain biking in Santa Cruz!”
Also: Any questions on routes, times, technicality or difficulty of trails, we’re happy to help answer. Consider Shuttle Smith your all-in-one resource for riding the Santa Cruz mountains, internationally renowned in movies, DVDs and Web sites as one of the world’s prime mountain biking regions.
You can reach Shuttle Smith Adventures by contacting Dave Smith via:
Phone: (831) 234-3383
Here’s Dave Smith showing off his new shuttle van ready for departure!