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Best Truckee, CA Bike Rentals

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Bike Truckee
FROM$45 per day
5.0
Based on 146 reviews

Bike Truckee is located downtown Truckee, CA in the beautiful north Lake Tahoe area. Whether you are looking for mountain bikes for Tahoe's infamous MTB trails, or cruisers for our scenic paved trails, Bike Truckee will has the bike rental for you.read more

Northstar – Performance Demo

Northstar – Performance Demo

Downhill Mountain Bike, Path Bike, & Kids Bike Rentals

FROM$97 per 4 hrs
4.3
Based on 32 reviews

Rent a downhill mountain bike or electric bike with Northstar Performance Demo, conveniently located right at the base of Northstar Resort in Truckee. Northstar Performance Demo will get you and your kids on the best bike for your needs, whether you are checking out Tahoe's many miles of paths, cross-country mountain bike trails, or Northstar's lift accessed downhill bike trails. Save up to 20% by booking online in advance, and Epic Pass holders save an additional 20% at pickup! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before reservation.read more

CyclePaths Bike Shop
FROM$89 per day

Cycle Paths bike shop is located in beautiful Truckee, CA in the North Lake Tahoe area. Cycle Paths features premium mountain bikes from top brands like Rocky Mountain, Santa Cruz and Alchemy to explore Tahoe's renowned trails.read more

Truckee Biking Overview

Truckee and the entire Tahoe area has tons of options for biking, whether you are looking to ride the paved Truckee River paved trail or shred the lift served bike park at Northstar Resort.  Views of the famous Lake Tahoe are just one of the fabulous features of most rides around the area.

Where to Ride Bikes in Truckee & Tahoe

Truckee River Legacy Trail

This 4.6 mile trail is great for families and winds along the Truckee River.  It starts at a park and offers resting points along the way with information about local wildlife and benches for resting.

Tahoe Rim Trail

If you only have time for one mountain bike ride in Tahoe, this is it.  The most popular section is the intermediate/advanced 24-mile Tahoe Rim & Flume Trail, which is a high altitude IMBA epic ride through some of the most stunning views in Tahoe.

The entire Tahoe Rim trail is a 165-mile long distance trail that forms a loop around the Lake Tahoe Basin. Bikes are welcome on the majority of the Tahoe Rim Trail, but they are prohibited by federal law from Desolation, Granite Chief and Mount Rose Wilderness Areas.

Northstar Bike Park

Northern California’s only lift served bike park, Northstar Bike Park offers adrenaline pumping features, technical descents, and anti-gravity opportunities across it’s 48 miles of trails.  A season’s pass gets you unlimited access to not just Northstar, but also Kirkwood, Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone.  Northstar is so fabulous, we nominated it one of our top 10 downhill bike parks!

Truckee Bike Rentals, Tours & Lessons

We spent 6.3 hours researching Truckee, CA bike rental prices, locations, and more. Here is the criteria that we used:

  • The shops must be rated higher than 4.2 stars (google)
  • If the shops offer online reservations to save you time
  • The quality of brands and models. After all, you are shredding some of the gnarliest trails in the world.
  1. Bike Truckee Bike Rental

Bike Truckee is the most centrally located bike shop in downtown Truckee. This is your go-to shop for in-town cruisers for riding around town. But don’t confuse them for ‘cruisers only’, the mountain bike lover in your group is still going to be happy with their Specialized Stumpjumper and Enduro rentals. What we love the most is their instant online booking. 

  • Rating: 5.0 ⭐️ (26 reviews)
  • Types of bikes rented: Mountain bikes, cruiser bike rentals, and e-bikes.
  • Brands carried: Specialized and KHS
  1. Northstar Resort Downhill Park Bike Rentals

If you’re looking to rent bikes for the downhill park at Northstar, we recommend renting from the Northstar Performance Demo, conveniently located right at the base of Northstar Resort in Truckee. They have true Downhill bikes with pickup right at the park, choice of Standard, Premium or Demo bike.  They also rent kids bikes and kids downhill bikes, and trail e-bikes.

  • Rating: 4.3 ⭐️ (32 reviews)
  • Types of bikes rented: Mountain bikes, kids bikes and e-bikes.
  • Brands carried: GT, Trek and Norco
  1. CYCLEPATHS BIKE SHOP TRUCKEE

Note:  Rentals have been discontinued during COVID.  Prices for demo bikes from Ibis, Rocky Mountain, and Santa Cruz

  • Rating: 4.9 ⭐️ (20 reviews)
  • Types of bikes rented: Mountain bikes and E-MTBs
  • Brands carried: Alchemy, Ibis, Santa Cruz, Julianna, Rocky Mountain
  1. The BackCountry

The BackCountry Lake Tahoe is a centrally located shop with lots of parking and offers a variety of summer and winter gear rental. What we like about them is their strong selection of mountain bike brands and high end options but still being able to offer bike rentals for all levels. They have full-suspension mountain bike rentals, hardtails, and even cruisers and kids bikes for those that are looking to explore the bike paths.

  • Rating: 4.6 ⭐️ (56 reviews)
  • Types of bikes rented: Mountain, road, cruiser, e-bike, kids, trailers and tag-alongs.
  • Brands carried: Pivot, Scott, Kona, Yeti
  1. Dirt Gypsy Adventures

Dirt Gypsy offers tours, rentals, and shuttles in the Northern Tahoe/Truckee area. What else could you want? Well, maybe a few more choices of bike brands.

  • Rating: 4.6 ⭐️ (10 reviews)
  • Types of bikes rented: MTB, gravel, e-bikes, kids
  • Brands rented: Giant / Liv
  1. Tahoe Sports Hub

Tahoe Sports Hub is an outdoor retailer that provides all sports equipment from skis, snowboards, snowshoes in the winter and kayak, paddlesports, and bike rentals in the summer. They are a great one-stop-shop for a multi-activity weekend.

  • Rating: 4.6 ⭐️ (148 reviews)
  • Types of bikes rented: Cruisers, E-bikes, mountain.
  • Brands rented: Trek
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