Central Oregon Vacation Tip: Leave Your Cycling Gear, Rent Some Here
While planning a vacation to Hawaii a few years ago, I did some research on renting a road bike for my stay. Figuring cycling was a big deal there, I thought I’d have plenty of shops and plenty of bikes to choose from. Nope. The selection was thin at best and I ended up with a rickety ride that put a damper on my trip.
Well, cycling is a HUGE deal in Central Oregon. That’s why Bend area bike shops carry huge fleets of top of the line bikes to rent. So leave your gear at home and visit, feeling confident you’re going to get in a great ride during your stay. Prices will vary depending on the type of bike you want and the length of time you want it – typically, the longer you keep it, the cheaper it gets.
Helmets and bike locks are usually included as well. (You can also visit and know you won’t have to ride alone. Most of the shop have weekly group rides that are perfect for visitors.) And be sure to ask about kids’ specific bikes, Burley trailers, tandems and other riding options for you and your family.
Here’s a few of the options available to you at some of the various rental shops in town. Just click on the links to see more about their fleets of amazing bikes.
Needs some ideas on trails? Click here.
The Hub Cyclery – Downtown Bend
Mountain Bikes: Felt
Cruiser Bikes: Civia
Hutch’s Bicycles – Bend and Redmond
Mountain Bikes: Specialized, Giant and Liv (Women’s)
Road Bikes: Specialized
Pine Mountain Sports – Bend
Mountain Bikes: Santa Cruz, Trek
Cog Wild Mountain Bike Tours and Shuttles
Mountain Bikes: Santa Cruz
4 Seasons Recreational Outfitters – Sunriver
Mountain Bikes: Santa Cruz, Marin, Orbea, GT and Diamondback
They also carry cruiser and ellipticgo rentals.
Good Bike Co. – Prineville
Mountain Bikes: Trek, Surly
Road/Gravel Bikes: Cannondale, Surly
Cruisers: Electra Townies
Blazin Saddles – Sisters
Mountain Bikes: BMC, Devinci, Felt, Giant
Road Bikes: BMC
Sunriver Sports – Sunriver
Mountain Bikes: Trek, Specialized
Village Bike & Ski – Sunriver
Mountain Bikes: Trek, Cannondale
Road Bikes: Trek, Cannondale
MWS Sports – Bend
Mountain Bikes: Intense, KHS