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Salida Bike Rental

**JULY 2020 UPDATE:  Absolute Bikes has suspended their bike rental program until they can get new bike inventory in, so bike rentals are not available at this time!**

Shop Information

Absolute Bikes is a full service bike shop located on the river in downtown Salida, open 7 days a week all year. Located 2 hours from Denver, they are your go to bike shop when you’re in Salida. Whether you want to ride around town, across the country, from Denver to Durango on the Colorado Trail, or from Banff to Antelope Wells on the Great Divide route, they have all of your bike essentials.  They are also well known for one of the most comprehensive demo programs at any bicycle shop in the USA.

Rental Information

Absolute Bikes rents the following bikes:

  • Carbon Yeti, Ibis and Pivot full suspension mountain bikes
  • Aluminum Kona full suspension mountain bikes
  • Hardtail mountain bikes
  • Cruiser/Town bikes
  • Kids bikes
  • Electric bikes

Full day bike rentals include pedals, tools and a helmet if needed. The staff will get you set up with trail recommendations and a map to make the most out of your day riding!

Rentals are per day and start at time of pick up and are due by 5pm.

Where to Ride

The unique setting of the Salida area in the Arkansas Valley region surrounded by 14,000 foot mountains provides some of the best bike trails on the continent. Bike paths cross the valley in, around and through the mountain town of Salida.  The area includes paths for every level of rider.

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Trail Info


Q Can I pick up my bike the night before?

In the busy Summer months this is extremely hard to do. If you have an early Monarch Crest Shuttle (not ours) you really should book the bike for the day before to ensure you get it. If your bike is available and ready we have no problem letting you pick it up after 5 pm. This is a gamble. If you have an 8AM Saturday Monarch Crest shuttle with Absolute Bikes, get to their shop at 7:30 and they will have your bike ready.

Q Are bike rentals by the hour or by the day?

By the Day. Rental prices are for when the bike is picked up until 30 min before close that day.

Q What is your cancellation policy?

Please give AB 48 hours notice. If you fail to do so, they will bill your card for the first day of the reservation for each bike that they could have rented otherwise.

Q Do you have a way to put the bike on my car?

They offer Thule T2 hitch rack (2" hitch, 2 or 4 bikes) and tailgate pads for rent. Be very careful transporting bikes as you are responsible for damages.

Q Where can I ride?

The AB staff will show you on a map, or check out the Trail Info tab.

Q Is a helmet provided?

Helmets are included, as well as a basic tool kit - pump, patch kit, multi-tool, spare tube


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