Gazelle Experience Center - Santa Cruz

Demo an Ebike

Freedom, fun, and utility—experience the joy of riding, Gazelle-style. With over  130 years of dedication, craftsmanship, and heritage, we’ve perfected the art of the ride and are eager to share our passion and knowledge with you. Offering personalized advice and a delightful dose of Dutch cycling culture, discover your perfect bike with a visit to our Experience Center in Santa Cruz. 


Plan Your Visit

eBike demos at our Santa Cruz Experience Center are available by reservation or walk in. We offer bike rentals in increments of 1, 2, 3, and 4-hours. The best way to ensure we have your preferred ebike available is to book ahead online. You are welcome to stop by anytime during business hours to view our different bikes.


Book Consultation

Which Gazelle bike is right for you? Take our brief bike matchmaking quiz to guide your demo decision or use our frame size tool to find your fit. Easy, active, or sportive—learn more about our different riding postures with our Bike Positioning Guide. If visiting us in person isn't an option, take advantage of our free virtual consultation service.

Santa Cruz

Optimize Your Ride

With world-class scenery, varied terrain, and a rich culinary scene, Santa Cruz is an amazing (and delicious) place to ride ebikes. Follow one of our customized routes to maximize your demo experience (hills and thrills or a coastal cruise) and ensure amazing views or check out our tips for the best sights and snacks around town.

Gazelle Gives Back

Our Community Commitment 

Gazelle’s ambitions for North America are twofold: 1) get more people on bikes and 2) make riding easier, safer, and more fun. In support of these goals, all Gazelle Experience Center demo reservation fees will be donated to programs and initiatives focused on improving cycling education, access, and infrastructure. In the Summer of 2023, we reinvested in local entities dedicated to making biking and access to biking better across Santa Cruz County.

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Local eBike Incentives

Local eBike Incentives

Check out funded incentives related to eBikes. See how you can get financial help through your local government to help with buying your eBike after testing it out here at our Experience Center in Santa Cruz.

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See What Our Visitors Are Saying

“What’s the Dutch word for serendipity? We were in town for just the day when we tripped across the place. Spent the next two hours exploring Santa Cruz on bike. No better way to spend the time or see the city and campus. We’d heard about ebikes but had found it difficult to take a test ride in the Bay Area. The showroom offered the best selection and the best city to experience. Staff and service were truly exceptional.” - David M.

“Tannon and the team were wonderful! They spent an exceptional amount of time providing an overview of the bikes and answering our many questions. They encouraged us to try several versions of the demo bikes which resulted in us feeling really great about the bike that worked best for our comfort, experience and price point! Strongly recommend the Experience Center for others.” - Jean S.

Opening times

Thursday 10:00 - 05:00 PST
Friday 10:00 - 05:00 PST
Saturday 10:00 - 05:00 PST
Sunday 10:00 - 05:00 PST
Monday 10:00 - 05:00 PST 
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed

Note: electric bikes are not sold in our ebike test center.

For questions call (831) 600-8745 or email [email protected]

Schedule Your Ride

Book a Demo Appointment

eBikes for every day riding

Discover Our eBike Fleet

The Gazelle Experience Center showcases the full range of Gazelle electric bikes, including all models, colors, and frame styles, as well as our accessories. Demo reservations ensure the Experience Center has guests' preferred models and required sizes available at the time of visit. In addition to bikes, visitors can use interactive displays to learn more about the various models. 

View Gazelle eBikes

Experience Dutch Cycling

Come visit Royal Dutch Gazelle in Santa Cruz, California. For over 130 years, Gazelle has produced the highest-quality, most comfortable bikes possible. Our focus on thoughtful design and technical innovation is inspired by our love of cycling and a belief that bicycles should be a part of daily life. At Gazelle, we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the ride.

More About Gazelle

Demo Guidelines and FAQ

Learn more about frequently asked questions and our terms at the Gazelle Experience Center.