Dr. J's Bicycle Shop
Dr. J's Bicycle Shop
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Dr. J's Bicycle Shop in Solvang has the largest selection of bike rentals in the Santa Ynez Valley. Whether you are looking for a carbon road bike, a hybrid bike or a performance mountain bike, we have you covered. Only our store has a professional bike fitter on staff. Local road and mountain bike maps available.
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RoosterRamblings
Brisbane, Australia48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
I called the day before and spike to Mike he was super helpful. Advised me of the route I should take and what was on offer in the area. However on my arrival the next morning the guy opening the shop was not as friendly. Was almost annoyed at me for being theresa 9:15am when I was told to arrive at 9! The bike was great, and suited the trail and my body size. I would have liked more advice on the best wineries to visit but I did receive a map with my trail highlighted. I had a great day out and found my way to Lincourt, blackjack, Beckmans (my favourite) and Rusuck Vineyards. Bike handled the terrain well and was a fun day out!
Written July 21, 2016
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Randy M
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
While planning a visit to relatives in Lompoc, California my wife and I decided to find a bike shop to rent a couple road bikes rather than fly with ours. I located Dr. J's in Solvang. I called the shop and spoke to Cory. I inquired about the rental and what exactly I needed to bring. He said bring your riding kit and everything else is included with the rental.
We were going to rent a couple of aluminum frame bikes as the rental fees were lower. We were renting get for a week.
When we got to the shop we were up graded to carbon frames road bikes. New Specialized Roubaix SL4 for the aluminum frame rate.
Upon speaking with Cory he gave us a lot of information on local rides and routes and monster climbs.
We rode all over the area and had a great time . Lots of elevation.
Our business with Dr. J's and Cory were excellent and we highly recommend this business.
Written June 27, 2016
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Thuy T
Houston, TX56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We rented 2 road bikes (for husband & wife in the mid 50s) and 1 e-bike (for my friend who does not ride regularly). The SHOP OWNER, Corey, is so nice. Our bikes were ready for us upon arrival. We have rented bikes from many places before, but this was the MOST SATISFYING BIKE RENTAL AND TOUR of all. Our TOUR GUIDE: Mr. ROGER was not only friendly but also very knowledgeable. Roger went above and beyond to guide us through the well-planned bike routes, which includes flat roads, gentle hills and a steep climb of 1.5 miles up the Happy Canyon Rd. (the climb was our request, since we both are experienced riders). Our friend, who is an inexperienced rider, enjoyed her e-bike so much!
After the climb, we rode to the winery and LUNCH was ready under the gazebo by the water!! We had wine tasting and purchased several bottles to be shipped to our home in Texas. Total of 40+ miles (as per our request). 2900 ft. elevation (because of the PERSONAL requested climb that one can skip - if prefer not to ascend and descend from steep hills).
An EPIC journey from beginning to end. HIGHLY RECOMMENDING THIS BIKE SHOP and their GUIDED WINERIES TOUR. We will do it again in the future, except we plan to book with them for the entire week and will bring our friends along !!!
Written January 4, 2019
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n1968ick
Epsom, UK98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
I have rented bikes in several places around the world. This is my best experience by far. Individual service, thorough briefing and well maintained bikes all contributed to a great afternoon's biking from Solvang to Los Olivos. Oftentimes one ends up with lousy equipment - badly adjusted brakes or derailleurs can make the experience a bad one. Not the case here. Thank you Dr J's.
Written August 18, 2016
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Traveling Man
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Corey and his team are lifesavers. My friend, Jason Rude, and I arrived in the Solvang area for an extended stay to cycle the area's beautiful hills and mountains. Upon putting my bike together, I realized my Di2 battery had been pushed too far up the seat post to be properly connected. Unable to reach it myself, I showed up at Dr. J's and Corey calmly performed precision surgery to reach the previously inaccessible battery allowing the bike to restore power to my gears. I am so grateful for his attention and creative thinking to get me back on the road! Thank you, Corey!!
Written March 12, 2019
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Colleen R
West Seneca, NY80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
We rented bikes for three days here and found the owner to be a very nice guy who was eager to please. The rental prices were reasonable and the bikes were in good shape. AND they have electric bikes which for at least one of us (there were 4 and I would be that 1!!!!) was wonderful. We also did a wine tour out of Dr J's which was really fun - our guide - Scott - was great. I highly recommend this attraction and with them having electric bikes - ANYONE can do it!
Written October 5, 2017
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steve v
Denver, CO2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
We chose Dr J's because of the reviews here on Tripadvisor. Wow, we were not disappointed. Our plan was to do a self guided tour but when we checked in they offered a private guided tour as it was low season and midweek. Scott was our guide who proved to be both very entertaining, enjoyable and quite knowledgeable of local history and lore. Then at the half way point we stopped at a winery for tasting and an amazing personal farm to table lunch prepared by Ashley and served by Corey, the owner of J's.
Overall, just an outstanding adventure topped off with unbelievable customer service.
Thank you from Steve and Nan
Written October 19, 2016
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Voyage8082
Los Angeles, CA52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
A few week ago a family member visiting from MI; an avid cyclist wanted to rent a high quality machine to enjoy the beautiful St Ynez paysage.
He was outfitted with top notch equipment ( he brought his own pedals at the suggestion of the store ) and promptly was given maps and advice. The shop carries energy bars, water bottles and everything a serious cyclist can wish! Obviously they also cater to everyone level of wants and equipment plus wineries tours. Nice offering for visitors.
Written May 18, 2016
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navajo26
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
My husband and I took the most enjoyable biking- wine and chocolate tour. We would of never see all the wonderful things we did if we haven't join with Doug, our guide. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone!
Written May 18, 2016
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andNan
Concord, NH9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Bicycle was ready and fit to me without waiting. Was given a map of the area, which is spectacular to ride. Staff is very knowledgeable. Length of visit is for the ride. Arrangements for ½ day ride are best made by calling the shop.
Written April 19, 2016
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