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Bike Station - Santa Cruz Co.
3555 Clares St, Suite T
Capitola CA 95010
*Right next to Jamba Juice
(831) 226-5050
Mon - Fri: 11am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm   Sun: Closed
America's Best Bike Shop - 2016

Demo Information:

The best way to know if a bike is right for you is to give it an extended test ride outside of the shop's parking lot. That is where the demo program comes into play. You can ride any of the bikes in the demo fleet for an extended period of time out in real world conditions.

Trail and road conditions will determine if demos are possible.

If you decide after your demo ride that it is the bike for you, Bike Station Santa Cruz will put the demo fee toward the price of your new bike.*

*within 30 days from the return date of the demo period. Valid only on new bikes $1500 and above.


You can reserve a specific bike 48 hrs. ahead of your demo period. We require that you pay the first day’s rental fee to secure your reservation. The one day reservation charge is non-refundable if you do not have the courtesy to reschedule if you cannot make it. Contact the shop for more information.

Demo Rates Bikes:

Demo Rates Wheels:

$100 per day*, maximum of 3 days plus a $300 refundable security deposit.

$35 alloy/$75 carbon per day*, maximum of 3 days plus a $100 refundable security deposit.

Call Us or Stop by the Shop for More Details!

We'll need you to complete our Bicycle Demo Release Agreement. Save time when you come in and have it filled out and ready.

Demo Policy

  • Liability agreement must be signed on day of demo. You must show valid ID.
  • We will put a $300 deposit on your credit card at time of demo to be refunded entirely upon return of bicycle meeting the criteria below.
  • The cost of a Demo Bike is $100 per day for a max of 3 days
  • Demo rates are for 24hrs.
  • Demo rates are refunded towards a bike purchase within 30 days of demo and bike over $1500
  • If you run clipless pedals, BRING YOUR OWN PEDALS! They match your cleats in your shoes. Not all pedals are compatible.
  • Flat tires happen. We are not responsible if you get a flat.
  • Bring your own helmet.
  • Bicycles must be returned in the same condition they left the store.
  • No rentals to anyone under 18.
  • All broken replacement parts are the responsibility of the rider.
  • You break it you buy it.
  • The bike should be returned clean, free of dirt and mud.
  • If returned muddy there is a $40 charge.
  • Weather and trail conditions determine whether or not demos are available, Bike Station Aptos has final decision on weather conditions.
  • Rain cancels ALL demos!
  • Respect our trails and follow proper trail etiquette. Do not ride illegal trails.
  • Bike theft is an issue in and around Aptos and the Santa Cruz area. Do not leave an expensive demo bike unattended or locked with a cable or u-lock. It will cost YOU lots to replace a bike that's stolen.
  • You have test ridden the bike and it is working properly.

We'll need you to acknowledge this in writing - Save time and print out our Demo Policy before you come in.

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Serving the cycling communities of Santa Cruz, Capitola, Soquel, Aptos, Watsonville and Monterey for more than a decade.