2010 Santa Cruz Bicycles Demo Schedule

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Here’s how they describe it: “We’ve got a guy, a girl, the biggest Sprinter van money can buy, a trailer, and about 30 of our best bikes all equipped with the finest offerings from the folk listed below. They are going to be traveling the highways of this great land, from dealer to dealer, stopping at trailheads along the way, spreading the gospel of better living through better suspension.”

Check the full Santa Cruz Bicycles demo schedule after the break to see if they’re coming to a trail near you (hint, if you’re on the East Coast, you’re SOL)…

  • 3/20 – Santa Monica, CA – Helen’s Cycles / Will Rogers State Historic Park – 9:30a to 3p
  • 3/21 – San Diego, CA – Bicycle Warehouse / Mission Trails Regional Park – 9a to 3p
  • 3/22-23 – Lake Forest, CA – Bike Co.
  • 3/27 – Fountain Hills, AZ – McDowell Mountain Regional Park – 9a to 3p
  • 3/28 – Tucson, AZ – AZ Bike Experts / Fantasy Island – 10a to 4p
  • 4/3 – Santa Cruz, CA – Family Cycling / Delaveaga Park Branciforte – 10a to 5p
  • 4/10 – San Jose, CA – Tread Bikes / Santa Teresa County Park – 8a to 4p
  • 4/11 – Mill Valley, CA – Tam Bikes – 10a – 5p
  • 4/15 – Monterey, CA – Sea Otter Classc
  • 4/29-5/2 Fruita, CO – Fruita Fat Tire Festival – 8:30a to 11am, 4:30p to 6p
  • 5/8 – Fort Collins, CO – Full Cycle Bikes – 9a to 4p
  • 5/9 – Boulder, CO – Sports Garage – 9a to 4p
  • 5/15 – Colorado Springs, CO – Colorado Cyclist / Palmer Park – 9a to 3p
  • 5/16 – Golden, CO – Golden Bike Shop / White Ranch (west parking lot) – 11a to 3p
  • 5/22 – San Jose, CA – Trailhead at Demo Forest Parking Lot – TBD
  • 5/23 – Auburn, CA – Bicycle Emporium – TBD

For links, phone numbers and more info, click here.

Comments

Chaotic_life - 03/12/10 - 4:37pm

Apparently there is no “great land” east of Colorado.

topmounter - 03/12/10 - 10:12pm

why is there no “tallgirl”?

dino - 03/12/10 - 11:47pm

cause they are only into boys…sorta like your tag name…topmounter! They said they would never build a 29er….well….guess they got on the trend wagon…..

mtothef - 03/14/10 - 9:26am

“if you’re on the east coast, you’re SOL”

jeebers, way to tar and feather there, tyler. the schedule is only online through may at this time. the demo tour is running through october. there will be stops in british columbia, then a trip east coinciding with a certain world cup and world championship pair of events.

but yes, the tour is biased toward the western half of the US this first year. that’s because out west have some critical established markets (not to mention our largest markets by a substantial margin) that need to be reinforced, and also because abby and ariel are very familiar with this half of the country. while working to build this schedule, they are also familiarizing themselves with our east coast dealers and figuring out how to put together the 2011 tour, which will have a greater emphasis on points east than the current one.

it is not possible to run the tour across the whole country adequately each year, and we cannot afford another two people, sprinter van, trailer, and 30 or so extra bikes. some compromises will have to be made each year. this year, the first year for us, we decided to shake out the bugs in a more familiar landscape for all concerned. next year, maybe we’ll get to listen to all our local dealers and large markets scream bloody murder while ariel and abby get to frolic in north carolina.

Tyler (Editor) - 03/14/10 - 8:03pm

Mike, “tar and feather” is such a harsh phrase…just bummed we didn’t see any tour dates near us. Glad to hear the current sked is a work in progress, and trust me, I know it’s expensive putting people and equipment on the road. Thanks for the update!

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