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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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Courtney F wrote a review Jan 2020
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Dave from the Ride Guides was friendly and professional in both email communication and while on our ride. I was impressed with how well Dave did bridging my skill level (intermediate) with my partner's skill level (expert) on our route. I never felt left behind or pushed outside of my comfort level. I appreciated Dave's thoughtfulness in stopping to take pictures at points along our ride; it was fun getting the pictures later as memories of our trip! I would highly recommend this company to others.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from David R, Owner at The Ride Guides
Responded Jan 16, 2020
Courtney, thanks so much for making the ride a part of your tour through California with Chris. It was a blast spending time with you both, I hope your finish through Big Sur and Yosemite was as fun and beautiful as Santa Cruz!
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Rob o wrote a review Nov 2019
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I organized a ride with dave for Saturday. He asked a few questions about my skill and what I like to ride before booking. He also organised bike rental through spokesman cycles. I rode a ibis ripmo which I would highly recommend. We met at the bike shop and headed up to UC santa cruz andstraight on to the single track. Dave did a great job of getting a feel for my pace and skill level. We did a mix of nice flowy trails with some steeper, rootier parts mixed in. It was a perfect introduction to trails in santa Cruz and I'm already planning my next visit with Dave even giving me some advice on my route. I couldnt be happier with my experience.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from David R, Owner at The Ride Guides
Responded Nov 27, 2019
Rob, it was a pleasure riding with you. You were slaying it out there on the Ripmo, it's always a blast sharing our trails with talented riders like yourself!
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Ireneiwakura wrote a review Oct 2019
Itapira, SP40 contributions12 helpful votes
I went to Santa Cruz Factory demo to ride Juliana Joplin MTB, which for $40 you can use it for 4 hours. Dave Robinson from The Ride Guides was my guide to the Wilder Ranch State Park, where we did a beautiful Single track tour, he also coached me to improve my MTB skills . Maybe it is better not to use cycling shoes and get some Knee Pads, as I felt 2 times . After the Single Track Dave took me to the West Cliff, where you can ride along the sea coast, which was wonderful. I certainly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from David R, Owner at The Ride Guides
Responded Oct 11, 2019
Irene, it was great hosting you on our trails, thanks for looking us up! I agree with your comment about clip-less pedals, flat pedals are far superior when developing mountain biking skills on singletrack. Enjoy your holiday!
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OneL0veJamaica wrote a review Sep 2019
St. Louis9 contributions4 helpful votes
Blair was a great guide and Dave did a great job keeping in touch and communicating! Would definitely recommend! Will be back next time in the area! Thanks
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Lori S wrote a review Jul 2018
9 contributions2 helpful votes
Dave and Sean were great. Very informative, patient and friendly. I would do this again and recommend it!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from David R, Owner at The Ride Guides
Responded Jul 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!
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