Get Up To Speed

Road cycling is intimidating. The cars, the hills, the wind... the Spandex.

But the joy of cycling is the same as when you were five and felt you could fly. The freedom of the open road, the blood-pumping climbs, the eye-watering descents. When you're riding, you're alive.

GUTS Cycling leads you on customized training rides in the Bay Area. We make cyclists out of bicyclists, climbers out of commuters, and hammerers out of huffers. We'll get you from Market St. to Mt. Tam with good humor and gratis espresso.  

GUTS Cycling - get up to speed.




San Francisco, East Bay, Marin


$35 Intro session (1 hour)
$120/hour for group (4 max)


Jackie B. (San Francisco): "Training for my first event with Aaron was such a pleasure. I learned so much about how to ascend/descend properly, the importance of cadence, and a simple-to-follow weekly riding schedule. Not only does he provide actionable and practical tips to ensure you have a strong and safe ride, but he's also super fun to ride with!"

Curated Training Rides

GUTS Cycling leads you on customized training rides on the best roads in the Bay Area, building your skills and increasing your confidence as a road cyclist.

Rides range from 1 to 5 hours and are tailored to your ability and cycling goals. 

We're with you every pedal stroke of the way, guiding you on pacing, posture, cadence, breathing, and nutrition. And we're flexible. If you're not feeling energetic one day, we'll work on form and technique. If you're chomping at the bit, we'll hammer up climbs and push hard through the descents.

With GUTS Cycling you'll discover:

  • the best routes

  • the most scenic roads

  • the toughest climbs

  • the silkiest descents

  • pacelining and group riding techniques

  • prime Instagram spots

  • how to stay safe and happy on your bike

Plus answers to everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask, such as: how to fix a flat; where to pee; to Strava or not to Strava; and how to avoid the dreaded “bonk.”

Group rides - Make it social! GUTS leads training rides for groups of up to 4 people.

Contact us at to get up to speed


Sample Ride

9 AM - Meet @ Crissy Field; route overview; roll out

9:15 - Golden Gate Bridge

10:00 - Top of Hawk Hill (Instagram time)

10:15 - Descent with a view

10:30 - Debrief with coffee @ Equator; high fives

Let's Ride

Getting up to speed is easy:

1. Let's Chat

We'll have a quick call to discuss your experience as a cyclist and goals. We'll pick a time and place to meet and go over some pre-ride prep.

2. Let's roll

We'll meet, preview the route, and review the session's goals. Then let's roll! After the ride, we'll debrief over coffee. High fives optional but highly encouraged.

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Our Speed

Aaron bought a road bike in 2009 and had no idea what he was doing. The only thing he knew was that he’d never wear Spandex. Fast forward a decade and Aaron’s riding 100-mile gran fondos with pros... yes, in Spandex. We suffer for our art.

Aaron is a cycling instructor and enthusiast with a knack for sharing his love of the road with fellow riders. It took him years to learn the ins and out of the sport and the best routes in the region, but there's no reason it should take you so long.

Bay Area road cycling is Aaron’s passion. He can’t wait to share it with you.

Aaron, your   domestique

Aaron, your domestique