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:
•Rider height •Rider weight
•Where and when you want to ride
Each shop has different brands, ranging from around $40 for basic hardtails to $90 for top-of-the-line full-suspension mountain bikes. Sycamore Cycles also rents drop bar all-road bikes. 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