As spring spreads like spilled gravy over the land, hibernating bicycles slowly awaken and emerge from the undergrowth, shy and stiff with sleep. Help your own bicycle bosom-buddy rise and shine with today's Groupon: for $15, you get three classes or guided bike rides and full access to the facilities at Bike Dojo, located in downtown Santa Cruz (up to a $45 value). Secure bike parking is also included.
Steered by avid cyclist and former BMX champion Rob Mylls, Bike Dojo is a well-oiled biking community and supportive gym that helps cyclists realize their full potential. Classes and instruction are offered for anyone from Tour de France flyers to tricycle trainees. Study the schedule and start the day on an indoor Schwinn with the sunrise spin class, a cardio-heavy calorie buster. Special Thursday-night ’80s spin classes let indoor cyclists cruise to the tunes of hair gel’s most lucrative decade. Or choose your own adventure on a Tacx virtual-reality trainer that lets cyclists pedal through the Tour de France, ascend a favorite mountainside, or race against a grandfather clock for self-esteem enhancement.
Outdoor, guided rides traverse the city and mountain terrain on two wheels, letting the wind and weather caress riders as they exercise calories and ingest loads of eye candy. Each class and ride is led by a cultivated cyclist who educates students about bike fundamentals, group-riding techniques, and simple bike maintenance. After building up a sweat, take advantage of the facility’s showers, perfect for those heading to work or trying to conceal their bicycle fling from a jealous moped.
The accommodating staff at Bike Dojo, a cycling gym founded by Rob Mylls, keeps the community active with two-wheeled activities ranging from indoor spin classes and kid-based ride programs. Schwinn indoor recreational bikes perch inside the studio space, beckoning exercisers of all levels to pedal their way through energetic classes that boost cardiovascular health and finally put Tour de France commemorative bike shorts to use. Bike Dojo memberships grants full access to the facility and every new member joining Bike Dojo contributes to a child in the community through Dojo's program, Project B.I.K.E., which donates a bike to a child for every new membership.
1101 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, California 95060