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Big Swingin' Cycles - California Mountain Bike Tours

2260 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-2513
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Awesome day

Can’t comment on the shop per say as I was quick in and out - it looked pretty standard though... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2017
geeves_007
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Bike Shop With Soul

I cannot say enough glowing things about Big Swingin' Cycles in San Francisco. Many things set... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2017
Ted K
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Let us show you why Nor Cal is the birth place of mountain biking. Our guides get you to the sweet trails - instantly. Tours are led by expert guides with intimate knowledge of the best trails. Half or full day tours originate from our pro-level retail store, and include use of a high end demo bike. We can craft a tour for all levels and riding interests.
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2260 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-2513
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

Can’t comment on the shop per say as I was quick in and out - it looked pretty standard though. BSC accommodated me for a personalized all-day mountain bike experience in the Santa Cruz area and it was fantastic! Alex was an excellent guide and...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2017

I cannot say enough glowing things about Big Swingin' Cycles in San Francisco. Many things set them apart but one thing you notice right away is that they genuinely respect and appreciate each customer is different and comes looking for a new bike, or repairs,...More

2  Thank Ted K
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Reviewed July 3, 2016

Hired a nice road bike from Big Swingin' Cycles. Thought my old cycling shoes would fit the Look pedals on the bike but ran into difficulties. The guys at Big Swingin sorted me out with new shoes plates at no cost and in double-quick time....More

2  Thank Rob S
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Reviewed December 5, 2015

Great choice for guided riding in SFO. Shorter day 1 out to Fairfax area & birthplace of mountain biking. Tamarancho is the new Mt Tam. Brian knows the area well. Fun riding with a couple of interesting rocky sections & nice flow trail. Enjoyed riding...More

3  Thank WLG-NZL
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Reviewed August 4, 2015

I was traveling to SF with the family on holidays, but being an avid mountain biker and also wanting to experience riding singletrack, I did some research on who could provide the guided service the area. I ended up deciding to do it with Big...More

2  Thank joseantonio c
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Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wanted to experience some good mountain biking in the area with my two boys (13 & 18). Brian hooked us up with some great bikes to ride, and Charlie our guide was awesome. Neither of my boys have a lot of technical riding experience but...More

2  Thank Trevor P
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Reviewed May 13, 2015

I don't mountain bike often, but I might start! I went with a few friends who were visiting the Bay Area. I wanted to show off the beauty of the surrounding area and was not disappointed. Nature plus (safe) adrenaline equals a damn good time....More

1  Thank Kyle P
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Reviewed May 11, 2015

Bought a bike from Alex a few years ago and recently returned with a few friends to try out their bike tours. My buddies and I are all inexperienced riders and Alex made us feel really comfortable immediately. Learned a lot about the area and...More

Thank Max R
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Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you're looking for an awesome way to discover new terrains with legit people, look no further. Every time I'm in the Bay, I connect with the good folks at Big Swingin' Cycles. The staff are all welcoming, knowledgeable, and all-around cool people! No better...More

Thank Jack A
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Reviewed May 11, 2015

I grew up riding bikes, but it had been years since I'd been on any surface that wasn't paved. Alex hooked me up with a great bike that fit my needs to a T. He then took me to a beautiful spot in Marin (where...More

3  Thank Doug C
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