Santa Cruz County is a cyclist's dream! With more state parks than any other county in California and easy access to recreational areas, Santa Cruz County has an enviable number of trails, roads and scenic pathways geared for mountain and road biking. Whether you are looking for a mellow ride with your family along scenic West Cliff Drive, or a more challenging course through Soquel Demonstration Forest for the biking enthusiast, Santa Cruz County provides cyclists with a full range of locations for all skill levels. Test your mettle at the Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge bike race in summertime, or try out the routes at Wilder Ranch State Park or at U.C. Santa Cruz. Bike enthusiasts who would like more information can contact the Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council to request a free Bicycle Adventure Kit. The kit provides trail maps for bike-friendly parks, a Traveler's Guide and lists of local bike shops, weekly rides, events and more!
Bicycle Adventure Kits are available free of charge at our Visitor Center, located at 303 Water Street in Santa Cruz or by mail. To order your packet, please click the "Request Kit" button below, fill out the form, and your kit will be sent to you as soon as possible! Thank you for biking safely and sharing the trail!