Epicenter Cycling - Santa Cruz Bike Shops

Locally Owned and Operated with Shops in Santa Cruz and Aptos

1730 Mission St, Santa Cruz 831.423.9000 - 8035 Soquel Dr, Aptos 831.662.8100

Epicenter Cycling, with bike shops in Santa Cruz and in Aptos, is your home for Trek bicycles, electric bicycles, bicycle rentals, bicycle repairs, bicycle fitting, and bicycle service. We carry electric bikes, pedal-assist bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, urban bikes, comfort bikes, dirt jumpers, women's bikes, kids' bikes and beach cruisers from Trek Bicycles, Electra Bicycle Co., Vintage Electric, Blix Bicycles, Fit Bike Co., Wallerang, and Haro. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew is here to assist you seven days a week. Locally owned and operated by family and friends.

We’re Hiring! Lead Mechanic and Sales Positions Available

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Help create a better world one cyclist at a time!

Do you live to make a difference? Have you ever contemplated a world where people are healthy, active, community oriented, and truly happy? We have. At Epicenter Cycling, a family run local business and the only multi-location cycling shop in Santa Cruz, we are making a difference. We see cycling as a way to create positive change in the lives of those we meet. We are committed to inspiring and educating new riders and to supporting our local cycling community.

If your interests align with ours, shoot us an email at contact@epicentercycling.com telling us about yourself! You can also apply via Facebook at this link: facebook.com/pg/EpicenterCycling/jobs.

Read on for details about Epicenter Cycling and each position.


Epicenter Cycling is a large, Trek-focused bike shop nestled between the beautiful Pacific coastline and the redwood forests of Santa Cruz, California. Our mission is to provide all types of cyclists with a shop experience they feel comfortable in and will come back for again and again. We do this through exceptional customer service, expert technical knowledge and by providing products we believe in. The workplace is team oriented, professional and friendly. A passion for sharing our love of bikes is what we’re about.

Epicenter 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!

Lead Mechanic job description

The Lead Mechanic must be willing to be involved in all roles at Epicenter. We look to the Lead Mechanic to fully and confidently evaluate all our customer’s needs and qualify service appropriately.

With customer service being our top priority, the Lead Mechanic must provide exemplary skills in product knowledge, technical knowledge and relationship building. Ability to work in a fast paced and energy filled environment, with a positive, team focused attitude is paramount.

Prior experience as a mechanic is a must.

As Lead Mechanic you will be responsible for getting all types of repairs done on a timely basis. You should be comfortable working independently on: all adjustments, wheel building, suspension work, dropper post overhauls, builds from frame up, familiarity with most modern bikes (knowledge of Trek proprietary systems a big plus) and with older vintage bikes.

Having proficient knowledge of a Point of Sales system is very helpful, we use Ascend. The ideal candidate will have the ability to adapt to new situations and find creative solutions, while also sharing knowledge with the rest of the team.

Lastly, a fun sense of humor is preferred.

Position Requirements

  • Positive attitude and self-motivated Willingness to do “whatever it takes”

  • Repairs on all types of bikes Building new bikes for the sales floor

  • Continuous training on proper techniques and methods

  • Provide highest level of customer service 2+ years experience as service technician

  • Ability to handle and distribute responsibilities and tasks

  • Creative problem solving skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Able to lift 50lbs

  • Good communication skills

Apply here: facebook.com/pg/EpicenterCycling/jobs or email contact@epicentercycling.com.

Sales Associate job description

The Sales Associate must be willing to be involved in all roles at Epicenter Cycling. We look to the associate to fully and confidently evaluate all our customer's needs and qualify sales appropriately.

With customer service being our top priority, the associate must provide exemplary skills in both product knowledge and relationship building. Ability to work in a fast paced and energy filled environment, with a positive, team focused attitude is paramount.

We are always looking for quality people regardless of bike shop experience, but a passion for bicycles is a must.

Ideal Candidate

  • Positive attitude and self-motivated to win every customer

  • Provide the highest level of customer service

  • Create a client base of customer relationships

  • Communicate professionally with customers & team

  • Passion for cycling

Apply here: facebook.com/pg/EpicenterCycling/jobs or email contact@epicentercycling.com.

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