Whether you’re on family vacation looking for a fun activity, or an experienced rider wanting to try out a new bike, Transylvania County is the perfect place to rent a bike. We have three bike shops offering rentals from the top brands in the industry, and a diverse selection of trails for you to test them on. From flagship lines to boutique models to entry-level hardtails, the bike shops in town have you covered.
It’s strongly recommended that you reserve your bike ahead of time; demand for rentals can get pretty high in the spring, summer and fall. Renters should also keep in mind that mountain biking is a weather-dependent activity, and riding on rain-soaked trails can do a lot of damage. All of our shop owners are committed to preserving our trails and making sure riders have a fun and safe time in the woods; they may cancel rentals due to weather conditions.
Before renting a bike, shops will need a bit of information from you. If you have this information ready when you call or make an online reservation, it will make things go a lot faster.
•Where and when you want to ride
Each shop has different brands ranging from $35 basic hardtails to $75 top-of-the-line full-suspension mountain bikes. Some of the shops rent road and cross bikes, too.
Inventory changes frequently, so it’s best to contact each shop to see what is available.
•The Hub carries Giant, Evil, Santa Cruz, Juliana, Pivot and Transition. (828) 884-8670, www.thehubpisgah.com •Squatch Bikes & Brews carries Intense, Kona, Rocky Mountain, Mondraker, REEB and Ibis. (828) 877-2453, wwwsquatchbikes.com
•Sycamore Cycles carries Specialized, Norco, Salsa and Yeti. (828) 877-5790, www.sycamorecycles.com