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About The Ride Guides
The Ride Guides will tailor your ride to your exact needs. From a first timer's cruise along the Monterey Bay to eye watering downhill shuttles on our world-class singletrack we'll connect you with your dream ride. We can also kit you out with cutting edge bikes and will help you discover the best that Santa Cruz has to offer, on and off the bike.
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

Dave and Sean were great. Very informative, patient and friendly. I would do this again and recommend it!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lori S
David R, Owner at The Ride Guides, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Lori, thanks so much for joining us for our Skills Clinic, it was a pleasure riding with you and we look forward to riding with you again soon!

Reviewed April 3, 2018

Dave was fantastic! We rode some amazing trails and he provided some great perspective and learning along the way. He was extremely friendly and catered the trip to exactly what I was looking for. If I am back in the area I would definitely reach...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RyanTO1977
David R, Owner at The Ride Guides, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Ryan, Thanks so much for joining us in Santa Cruz, what a great way to get a jump on the riding before it starts in Toronto! Spring can obviously be a challenge to find the right spots between the rains but it's well worth it,...More

Reviewed December 4, 2016

I can't say enough about Dave and the fantastic experience I had with The Ride Guides in Santa Cruz! Dave was knowledgeable, friendly and patient. I would recommend him and The Ride Guides to anyone who wants to have a great look at the mountain...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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David R, Owner at The Ride Guides, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2016

Steve, It was a blast riding with you, it's always a pleasure to share our trails here. Stay warm up in North Vancouver and we'll look forward to riding with you again soon!

Reviewed October 16, 2016

I've always wanted to ride around Santa Cruz. I've done a lot of riding in New England and Seattle with some riding in the Southwest, but I've heard that the trails in Santa Cruz are uniquely great. I spent half a day riding with Dave...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank RKM16
Reviewed May 10, 2016

I wanted to end my business trip with something epic so I made the drive to Santa Cruz and booked a last minute ride with Dave at the Ride Guides. He was more than happy to accommodate me with a choice of different mountain bikes...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Joe M
David R, Owner at The Ride Guides, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2016

Joe, it was great riding with you and turning you on to the wonders of mountain biking in Santa Cruz. Give us a shout next time you're in town and we'll do it again. Thanks again for joining us!

Reviewed November 6, 2015

Happy bikers from Norway on a business trip to San Francisco, you just need to make time for a day in Santa Cruz on a trailbike. We hooket up with Dave and he really helped us making this a day for the books. We went...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank torh2015
David R, Owner at The Ride Guides, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2015

Tor Erik, it was great riding with you and Jan, I hope that you guys had a great season of riding back in Norway. If you're looking to extend your season don't forget that we've got more great trails for you to explore here in...More

Reviewed September 10, 2015

We had such a blast riding with Dave! He quickly assessed our skills levels (we warmed up at a perfect pump track just minutes from the trail head) and then we were on a beautiful, well maintained trail. Because Dave was so familiar with the...More

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Date of experience: August 2015
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David R, Owner at The Ride Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2015

Gunnar, it was great riding with you and turning you on to our mountain biking mecca, thanks for choosing us!

Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

What a day I had in Santa Cruz! I was in San Francisco for work and, after chatting with a few mtb locals, decided to rent a car and drive down to Santa Cruz. I found The Ride Guides on the MBOSC web site and...More

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David R, Owner at The Ride Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2015

Dale, it was a blast riding with you and showing you the goods here in Santa Cruz. We hope that we can host you again this winter or spring on our year round trails!

Reviewed April 12, 2015

Dave did a great job of assessing my skill level and then setting the right pace and the right trails for me. He was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic, he really made the ride a lot of fun. I would highly recommend booking with Dave and...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Chad C
David R, Owner at The Ride Guides, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2015

Chad, thanks so much for joining us in Santa Cruz, it was a pleasure dialing you into the trails here. I'm looking forward to riding some different stuff with you on your next visit!

Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have done a lot of mountain biking all around the country and love trying out new venues. But it is easy to get lost and not know the best rides for my ability. Problem solved: The Ride Guides set up a demo for me...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank PaulGC15
David R, Owner at The Ride Guides, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2015

Paul, Thanks for joining us for one of our more weather challenged rides of the year, it isn't easy finding good trail so soon after the rain but I reckon we nailed it. We're looking forward to hosting you again soon, enjoy your riding season!

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Valerie F
May 10, 2018|
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Response from David R | Property representative |
Hi there Valerie, thanks for the inquiry! We don't like to limit our clients to a single brand or type of mountain bike so we have relationships with shops and demo centers around Santa Cruz and can help you secure the bike... More
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krats_00
March 23, 2015|
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We recommend that you bring your own bike! We can provide a paved tour but the singletrack around Santa Cruz is world-class and we highly recommend experiencing it.
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Taina B
March 19, 2015|
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We can definitely connect you with one of our vendors who has a Trail-a-Bike rental available at $25/day. This is a far safer alternative to the traditional child seat.
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