SF'S PREMIER MTB DEMO AND TOUR CENTER
Book Your Demo or Tour Now:
Big Swingin' Cycles is the premier mountain bike guide service and demo center in NorCal. Based out of our full service pro shop in metro SF, we maintain a fleet of the best demo bikes, coupled with guides who know Bay Area riding like no one else.
AND - we've just opened our new trailside clubhouse, THE LODGE, in Fairfax, in Marin County, the birthplace of mountain biking, to make your tour an even better experience.
Our guides have First Aid, CPR, & Wilderness First Aid Training.
Based out of our full service pro shop for 20 years, we maintain a full fleet of the best demo bikes available. We believe in making the best available experience for the customer, and that includes the option to try before you buy.
$100, for up to 24 hours
*Price of the demo can be applied towards the purchase of a bike
Give us a call at (415) 441-6294 to discuss sizing, availability, and other details.
*If you are in Marin, feel free to checkout our fleet of Demos at The Lodge, in Fairfax
1/2 Day Marin County
Marin is considered the birth place of mountain biking. Let us craft a 1/2 day ride for you or your group, tailored to your liking - novice to expert and everything in between. Travel time to trail: 45 min.
$150 - $250 per person
Santa Cruz Full Day Adventure
Santa Cruz is probably our favorite place to ride. Just up from the Pacific Ocean, lie dense Redwood forests with twisty, loamy, flowy goodness to explore by bike. Travel time to trail: 90 minutes.
$250 - $395 per person
Sonoma County Full Day
To be candid, mountain biking in wine country is better than the wine. More of an intermediate to advanced ride, with engaging trails, rocks, and roots to challenge you. Travel time to trail: 60 minutes.
$175 - $300 per person
Urban Mountain Biking
Believe it or not, SF has breathtaking off road riding. Granted, you have to mix it in with some pavement, but it makes for a special adventure, right out our shop's front door.
$100 - $175 per person
So...How Does This Tour Thing Work?
We like to start and end tours from our SF store or our trailside clubhouse in Marin, The Lodge. This allows us to set up your demo bike under ideal conditions, and make sure you have everything you need before we hit the trail. Taking time to set fork and shock pressure, tire pressure, and fit, make a big difference. We have helmets, and most popular clip in pedals, as well as platform pedals. Once the bikes are dialed, we'll load up and go. Travel time to the trail head varies from 45 to 90 minutes from SF - tours starting at The Lodge usually eliminate any trailhead drivetime. Time permitting, we prefer to have a post ride libation. We are flexible on timing, and try our best to schedule your tour around your schedule. More questions? Call or e-mail us - we love to talk about riding.
And How Much Does It Cost?
Pricing varies based on the number of people. Our most popular tour, a half day excursion to Marin County, runs $250 for one person, $175 for two-three people, and $150 for four or more.
Full day Santa Cruz tours are $395 for one, $225 for two - three, and $200 for four or more.
Sonoma County tours are $300 for one, $200 for two-three, and $175 for four or more.
SF Urban Tours are $175 for one, $100 per person for two or more.