Epicenter Cycling in Aptos is the place to go for bicycles, accessories, and clothing in Aptos. It’s located in the Aptos Station shopping center, in Aptos Village, across from Aptos Village Park on the road to the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park.
I don’t know how the owners chose the name for Epicenter Cycling, but I’m speculating that it has something to do with the fact that the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake had its epicenter in the Forest of Nisene Marks, and that many bike riders who go riding in Nisene Marks purchase, rent, and have their bicycles serviced there at Epicenter Cycling.
The staff is friendly and helpful, offering expert suggestions and guidance for all levels of rider, from children to seniors. They are a Trek dealer, and so have a very wide selection of Trek bicycles. Trek also is the manufacturer of Electra bicycles. The Electra brand includes models that are beach cruisers rather than Trek’s traditional mountain bike offerings. They also offer a number of e-bikes, which is a growing market as consumers seek more environmentally friendly methods to get around town.
When you purchase any bike from Epicenter Cycling, they also offer free tune-ups for as long as you own the bike.