Mountain bike with a professional

Santa Cruz, California, United States

Experience hosted by Shari

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Expertise and insight
Guests say this Host shared top-notch knowledge.

What you'll do

The best introduction to what makes mountain biking in Santa Cruz so special: incredible access to trails with spectacular ocean views, or weaving through a beautiful single track forest of Redwoods! Excellent coaching with a personable approach that’s fun and engaging with friends!

What's included

  • Drinks
    Coffee for the morning ride, and bottled water and tasty energy bars during...
  • Equipment
    I have extra helmets, gloves, and water bottles for the bikes. Rental bi...

Meet your Host, Shari

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 41 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m a former professional mountain biker, and road racer. As a four time National champion in all disciplines including road, 2x National Champion in Cyclo-Cross, a Pan American Gold medalist, and an alternate on the Sydney, Australia mountain bike Olympic team I am well qualified to coach on all levels. Highlights of my career include competing in Women's Tour De France finishing 14th overall; Landing on the podium in The mountain bike World Cup Finals in Italy; and winning a World Championship in the X-Terra off road triathlon on Maui ! I refer to my years of competing at this level with sponsors such as Team Ritchey and Polo Sport Ralph Lauren as " Living the Dream!" I love sharing stories, building confidence in your riding and creating lasting friendships while we play in the spectacular setting of Santa Cruz!
I’m a former professional mountain biker, and road racer. As a four time National champion in all disciplines including road, 2x National Champion in Cyclo-Cross, a Pan American Gold medalist, and an alternate on the Sydney, Australia mountain bike Olympic team I am well qualified to coach on all levels. Highlights of my career include competing in Women's Tour De France finishing 14th overall; Landing on the podium in The mountain bike World Cup Finals in Italy; and winning a World Champi…
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From $88/ person

$88 per person
$88 per person
$88 per person

Where you'll be

Beginner Bluff Top Ride:
Riding safely along incredible bluff tops overlooking the ocean with spectacular views of crashing waves and surrounded by wildlife, this is a great entry-level ride.

Intermediate: "Sea to Trees" climbing single track to Oak groves, green meadows.

Expert: "Rock 'n Roll in Redwoods"
Sample the sweetest single track in the Santa Cruz mountains! A more challenging ride 1,000 ft. of climbing tight and twisty back down

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 41 reviews.

Samantha
November 2021
Shari was a great coach! We all had a fabulous experience. We had 6 riders of VERY different skill levels and she was able to ensure everyone had a great time. She gave really helpful tips and even prepared snacks and drinks for us at the end. It was awesome!
Lan
October 2021
It was an extremely enjoyable experience. Shari possessed good knowledge of the trails that we were riding on, provided professional tips on riding efficiently and safely across across mix terrain of rocks, tree roots and soft trail conditions. It was neat that within a few minutes of riding Shari assessed our riding ability and provided encouragements through more challenging areas . Myself and wife had a great memorable ride especially the pictures and movies she captured.
Cami
October 2021
I am SO GLAD we did this! Shari is an absolute pro by every definition. The experience was such a joy. She is the most hospitable and flexible teacher/guide. She was so easy to communicate with and tailored our ride specifically for my husband and me. Although we ride regularly back home, mountain biking is very new to me. I couldn’t imagine a better way to venture into a new type of cycling. Shari coached me through turns, prepared me before I got to more difficult passages. I learned SO much, all while having an incredible time in the most beautiful setting. I would recommend this experience to a beginner or pro, as Shari knows the area well and is happy to accommodate any rider. I cannot recommend this enough!
Brian
October 2021
Shari has an excellent knowledge of the local trails. We had a great day riding single track that we never would have found without her. Her bike skills & expertise are second to none.
Fausto
October 2021
Shari was amazing! She customized the route to match my group’s ability. She gave us a lot of tips and was patient with us as we learned how to ride over obstacles.
Mike
September 2021
This was a terrific experience. I’m an intermediate rider and I signed up to check out the local trails under the guidance of an expert. Shari put together an amazing ride that highlighted some of the funnest trails in the area. She constantly checked in with me and adjusted our ride in real time. She also helped me improve skills to help me ride faster on technical terrain. I highly recommend this experience. If you’re thinking of signing up, just do it!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.

What to bring

Mountain bike, closed toe shoes and helmet. or rental options available.
Comfortable clothing with layers to shed as we go. Gloves.
if you have cycling shorts ride is much more enjoyable!

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.