Shuttle Smith: A Bike Shuttle from Aptos to SDSF/Nisene

Dave Smith has been mountain biking for a long time and used to work in the construction industry. With the downturn in construction he started a new business to called “Shuttle Smith” which provides a service to shuttle riders from Aptos to Buzzard Lagoon road near the East entrance of Nisene Marks. Dave converted his cube van and can securely carry 9 bikes and riders.

The goal is to provide a way that riders can get to SDSF and upper Nisene Marks without driving. After a loop or two in SDSF then you can ride down the Nisene Marks fireroad back down to Aptos. Or you can ride over to Aptos to catch the shuttle and meet some friends at  SDSF.

The service costs $15 and starts June 5th 2010 with pickup next to Epicenter Cycling in Aptos Station at 9:00 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. See the Shuttle Smith flyer for more details.

Dave is quite flexible to provide shuttle services for other locations or you can rent Dave and his van for special events.

I applaud Dave’s entrepreneurial spirit and he recognizes there is a market for mountain bike tourism and services.

Call Dave at 831-234-3383 to make a reservation.

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5 comments on “Shuttle Smith: A Bike Shuttle from Aptos to SDSF/Nisene

  1. Anonymous on said:

    Beware that State Parks rangers are now randomly patrolling the West Ridge Trail in Nisene Marks. My buddy and his friend got tickets yesterday and were told that the rangers planned to make regular trips up the trail to the utility lines and back.

  2. Anonymous on said:

    Sounds good until you think about what people are really going to do with this service. A shuttle service to the top of a State Park with no legal mountain bike trails above the valley floor is just not cool buddy. You are going to make a few bucks and potentially cause a lot of harm to the SC scene. Please find another way to generate income.

  3. Keith on said:

    Shuttle smith is great. I ran it last weekend and I was completely legal!! I biked down the center fire road and it was a blast of downhill. Dave offers a great service and you can be legal on the fire road. I have done trail maintenance for years at the state parks and contribute to the repair and building trails, supervised by the Park Rangers, so go contribute!Keith

  4. Keith on said:

    Shuttle smith is great. I ran it last weekend and I was completely legal!! I biked down the center fire road and it was a blast of downhill. Dave offers a great service and you can be legal on the fire road. I have done trail maintenance for years at the state parks and contribute to the repair and building trails, supervised by the Park Rangers, so go contribute!Keith

  5. Anonymous on said:

    My girlfriend and I just used Dave's Shuttle Smith service last week. We had a blast in Demo on a two hour loop, then enjoyed a nice long cruise through Marks on the fire road back to town.Thank's Shuttle smith!