About Epicenter Cycling
Epicenter Cycling was established in 2009 by Santa Cruz locals Shawn Wilson and Kazia Pennino. Our two stores in Aptos and Santa Cruz offer a wide range of quality cycling products and services. Both of our convenient locations offer ample parking. This year, we're celebrating our 10th anniversary — click here to learn how a determined and inspiring young couple took a dream and made it come true.
We Care About Our Customers
Epicenter Cycling is dedicated to providing the very best service to every type of cyclist. We genuinely care about your cycling experiences, no matter what your riding preference. Our enthusiastic crew has got your back whether you enjoy dirt, gravel, or pavement — or heck, mixed terrain! Doesn't matter if you ride for fitness, racing, or just plain fun, we've got you covered. Whether your bike gets you around town or gets you away from it all, we're your LBS (local bike shop). And of course, you can count on us to expertly guide you if all you know about cycling is that you want to try it!
What can you expect when you walk through our door? First and foremost, we will warmly welcome you. We appreciate each and every one of our customers, and are proud to offer a friendly, positive environment with accommodating sales staff and knowledgeable mechanics to assist you every time you visit.
Whatever the reason for your visit, we’ll point you in the right direction or answer any questions you have until you are well satisfied with your experience.
We Carry the Best Brands
In the market for a bicycle? Epicenter Cycling can help you make the right choice for your riding goals. We carry electric, mountain, road, gravel, commuter, dirt jump, beach cruiser, and kids’ bikes (whew! that’s a lot of bikes!) from top bicycle brands that consistently deliver the most bang for your buck. Additionally, these brands offer the coolest features in the industry, as well as the most comprehensive warranties. Come by and see what Trek, Electra, Blix, Wallerang, Vintage Electric, and Xtracycle have to offer.
Test rides are ALWAYS free, and we invite you to try out as many bikes as you want. Need a little more time in the saddle to make a decision? Take out a demo to get the best feel for your ride — we’ll even take the demo fee off the price of the bike if you purchase it. And we’re not going to just throw a helmet on your head and send you on your way when you test ride or demo a bike. Our crew will take the time to fit you properly to the bike and ensure you are comfortable in every way. We’ll even accompany you on a ride if you like!
We'll Take Great Care of Your Bike
Need something fixed? Certainly, you’ve come to the right place. Our experienced mechanics are passionate about their craft; your bike will be in the best hands. We’re all cyclists, too, so we know what a drag it is when your bike is in the shop. Therefore, we'll work hard to get your bicycle back to you in no time flat. Learn about our service packages here or give us a call to discuss your issue.
And We'll Take Great Care of YOU
At Epicenter Cycling, special service doesn’t stop with caring for your bike — we take care of YOU, too. To that end, we offer bicycle and cleat fittings, saddle sizing, and suspension set up. We’ll even go riding with you to show you our favorite trails and routes!
Not sure what you need in order to get the most out of your cycling experience? Consider us your own personal matchmaker. We can get to the heart of what you require with just a few questions. For example, the helmet you take home will be appropriate for your style of riding and the perfect fit for you. Most of all, we want you to be happy, comfortable, and confident!
We're in It for the Long Haul
You can count on us well past New Bike Day. See, we are not here to sell you a bike … in truth, we're here to help you live a cycling lifestyle. That’s why, when you purchase a bike from us, we give you unlimited FREE tune-ups for the life of your bike. Of course, we’ll get you set up properly with a full bicycle fit and saddle sizing at no charge. Additionally, we'll discount any accessories you buy on New Bike Day 15%, and you can count on plenty of discounts thereafter.
Community is Important to Us
It's not only YOU we’re committed to for the long haul; Epicenter Cycling is also dedicated to YOUR cycling community. We have a solid track record of supporting bike advocacy organizations such as Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBOSC), Santa Cruz County Cycling Club (SCCCC), Bike Santa Cruz County, Girls Rock Santa Cruz, and Ecology Action. Likewise, we contribute to many other bike-related fundraisers, projects, and events in our community.
Subscribe to our email list to be in the loop about all the projects we are involved with. If you’d like to help, let us know … we’ll connect you with the right folks.
We Hope to See You Soon!
Come by either of our convenient locations to say hi and experience our positive, friendly environment yourself. We look forward to sharing the cycling stoke with you!