shuttle smith – Bike Intelligencer http://bikeintelligencer.com All bike, all the time Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:11:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 102563645 Thinking of doing Soquel Demo Forest? Don’t forget the shuttle! http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/06/thinking-of-doing-demo-forest-dont-forget-the-shuttle/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/06/thinking-of-doing-demo-forest-dont-forget-the-shuttle/#comments Fri, 25 Jun 2010 19:24:00 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=3577 And you reduce dependence on foreign oil at the same time!

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We previously wrote about Dave Smith’s new venture, Shuttle Smith Adventures, which takes mountain bikers up from Aptos (near Santa Cruz) to Soquel Demonstration Forest, from where they can do numerous loops and then ride back down a long flowing fire road to Aptos.

We got to visit with Dave in his van and did a little impromptu iPhone video. Here’s the result, and a taste of what you can look forward to on the shuttle. You can call Dave at 831-234-3383 to reserve a spot!

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Shuttle Service Lets Santa Cruz Mountain Bikers Avoid an Ugly Drive http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/06/shuttle-service-lets-santa-cruz-mountain-bikers-avoid-an-ugly-drive/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/06/shuttle-service-lets-santa-cruz-mountain-bikers-avoid-an-ugly-drive/#comments Fri, 04 Jun 2010 15:14:55 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=3360 A great new shuttle from Aptos to upper Nisene Marks solves a lot of problems for Santa Cruz freeriders.

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Now this is pretty cool. A new shuttle service will take mountain bikers from the freeride hotbed of Aptos near Santa Cruz all the way up to the east entrance of the Forest of Nisene Marks, where they can ride all day at Soquel Demo Forest and then cruise back down the fire road to Aptos.

At $15, it’s cheaper than driving our own van up and back. And that’s a drive we dread anyway, along narrow winding roads. Plus you’re carpooling dude — doing your small but still important bit to conserve on gas and save a seabird or two from the likes of the Gulf Oil leak.

One other thing: Parking and leaving an empty vehicle up at the top can be an invitation to car prowls. Every time we go to the Demo Forest we see the broken glass of burgled vehicles.

It all starts tomorrow, Saturday June 5th. The shuttle will leave from the Epicenter Cycling shop at Aptos Station at 9, 11, 1:30 and 3:30. There’s a Shuttle Smith flyer with more details.

Thanks to Mark Davidson of Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz for posting. And to Dave Smith for starting the service.

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