We're returning to Soquel Demonstration Forest in July for a great time on bikes with Trail Head Cyclery. We’ll be kickin’ it old school after the ride with a delicious lunch prepared by Karen of THC, so plan to stick around and tailgate with the crew. Expect a great raffle giveaway with prizes from our partners Bell Helmets, Camelbak, Fox and of course, the good folk of THC.
Need a bike?
You can rent one of Trail Head's amazing fleet of 60 high-end demo bikes by the night. Should you decide to buy a bike, Trail Head Cyclery applies your demo dollars towards the bike you choose. Girls Rock Riders are invited to rent from the THC fleet and save 75% OFF with the promo code: GirlsRockDemo Visit their website to book now. You can pick up your bike from their shop on Friday or Saturday and return it Sunday before 6 pm. Or any other blend of days that works for you.
Riding at Demo: What to expect
Demo is NOT a great introduction for New Riders, so we will resume the New Rider group with our August ride.
Long, hot, dusty and occasionally steep climbs — Please wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and carry lots of water, energy/electrolyte supplements.
Technical Singletrack — We’ll be leading Intermediate and Advanced riders into the singletrack, while Beginner riders will do a double-track out and back.
Remoteness — Demo Forest has no toilets or water (sometimes an outhouse). The nearest businesses are 6 miles from the meeting spot. If we run into a technical issue on the trails, it can be a long walk out. Come equipped with basics like a working bike (review our checklist!) water, a spare tube, tire levers, hand pump and multi-tool. And a cooler with your favorite snacks and beverages for post-ride mingling, with trash bag - please pack your trash on and off the trail.
IMPORTANT: Please arrange to pick up and return demo bikes at Trail Head Cyclery. There will be no pick-up/return at the site of the ride. You can pick up your bike from their shop on Friday or Saturday and return it Sunday before 6 pm.
9:00 am – Arrival, fuel, mingling, meet your guide
10:00 am – Roll out to the trails
12:00 - 2:00 pm – Ride ends, tailgating begins!
Location & Parking
We will be meeting at and riding from Soquel Demonstration Forest parking lot, 29400 Highland Way, Los Gatos. Parking is available in the lot AND outside the gates on Highland Way.
Bring your own reusable coffee cup, and pack your trash. Carpooling is encouraged.
Do not leave valuables in your vehicle. Break-ins occur regularly here.
Review trail etiquette before you hit the dirt.
We interrupt this fun message with a serious reminder:
Remember: Mountain biking is a dangerous sport. When you come riding with us, we assume that you have reviewed risks and accept responsibility for your personal safety. Learn more.
Hope to see you there!
About Trail Head Cyclery
Trail Head’s owner, Lars Thomsen, grew up riding mountain bikes in the Santa Cruz mountains. He established Trail Head Cyclery in 1997, and to this day, THC is known for being a full-service shop with ample inventory. If you like to ride mountain bikes, this is the place to shop. Primary lines include Ibis, Yeti, Specialized and Transition. In 2018, Trail Head Cyclery moved to a brand new, centrally located home in the heart of Cupertino.