Downtown Bicycle Rental
Downtown Bicycle Rental
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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More than 150 well-maintained bikes of ALL types. Rates start at $20 for 3 hours. (Kids bikes rent for less.) The 11-mile Coastal Trail is five blocks from our store. At the end of the trail is Kincaid Park - a world class singletrack mountain bike park. Photos, specs and rates for each of our bikes and answers to 24 FAQs are on our website. Numerous electric bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrid bikes, tandems, kids bikes, tag-alongs, trailers available throughout the day. No reservations needed. Walk-ins welcome!
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  • HJJ
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    Excellent bike rental experience!
    Downtown Bicycle Rental was amazing. They had a great selection of bikes and even have a small indoor test area that allowed us to try out a couple bikes until we found ones that were good for us. We ended up choosing e-bikes and Peter gave us great tutorials. Also, be sure to visit this shop first if you’re looking to hike Flattop Mountain. They have great tips for hiking it, and the best ways to get to and from there. (Coincidentally, Peter also runs the Flattop Mountain Shuttle from this location, but he’s knowledgeable about plenty of other transportation options.) If you decide to hike a more remote trail and want some bear spray, they rent it out at a cost that is MUCH cheaper than buying it. Again, we couldn’t have been happier with our experience at Downtown Bicycle Rental. Peter gave us tips for everything we needed around town and even showed us how we could take the city bus from our hotel to the airport (instead of Uber) which saved us around 20 bucks. I recommend making Downtown Bicycle Rental one of your first stops while visiting Anchorage.
    Visited August 2021
    Written September 3, 2021
  • Momhas4boyz
    Cupertino, California26 contributions
    Exceptional Service & Great Way to Experience the Outdoors
    Peter's friendly & knowledgeable service at Downtown Bicycle Rentals was FANTASTIC! He properly fit all of us on our bikes, provided detailed information on the Coastal trail including an alternate return loop, gave us great suggestions on what to bring or leave at this shop, provided complementary water, took a nice family picture and even gave us tips on a hiking trail! The bikes were in good condition, the price was very reasonable, location of the bike shop was great (close to the Coastal trail) and the service was fast, efficient and exceptional. My 3 teenage boys and I rode the entire Coastal Trail including the fun alternative loop (~25 miles) Peter described and we had a blast. We even saw a moose! This was our highlight of Anchorage. I highly recommend you rent from here - Peter's service is worth it!
    Visited June 2021
    Written July 4, 2021
  • kimberly
    Orange County, California2 contributions
    A great bike rental company!
    When doing research we found this company offered cheaper deals on bike rentals. They had plenty of bikes to choose from, but we wanted e-bikes to help with the 22 mile round trip bike ride and fortunately some were returned when we arrived. It was $42 for 3 hours, an extra hour was $4, then $3, etc. The young employees were really friendly and helpful with our rentals. They mapped out the route for us to drive along the Coastal Trail. Excellent customer service for such young employees! There are also plenty of restaurants within walking distance if you work up an appetite and souvenir shops if you feel like shopping. We ate at MyThai for lunch and Glacier Brewhouse for dinner. Both places were fantastic, although if you plan on eating at Glacier Brewhouse I recommend putting your name down early; there was a 2 hour wait for dinner but fortunately we snagged a table in the bar which offers the full menu (first-come, first-serve).
    Visited June 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 16, 2022
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Taylor K
33 contributions
Aug 2021
Austin helped out my multi-generational family of 7 pick out suitable bikes to ride the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail on our first day in Anchorage. He was nothing but pleasant while fitting us to bikes and teaching us about the trail. My grandparents used the electric bikes which were perfect and required a very small amount of effort to ride the 22 miles. The rest of us rode the normal hybrid bikes. We felt the burn in our legs, but it was nothing we couldn't handle and we loved the workout. A couple of the bikes were finicky with the gears, but did the job well. We saw a bull moose walking on the trail, adding some time to our travels. We got back to the shop after 3.5 hours, and they didn't even consider charging us extra for coming back outside the 3 hour rental. Would definitely recommend them to anyone doing this trail!
Written August 31, 2021
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John H
North Salt Lake, UT61 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
A group of buddies and I came and rented a few bikes to ride along the costal trail. The prices to rent bikes here are cheap and the bikes are in great shape. The costal trial was incredible with some great views across the bay to the Kenai Peninsula and some beautiful snow capped mountains. We saw a handful of moose on the trail and that was also a treat. Highly recommend renting bikes here even if you’re just in town for a day.
Written September 12, 2020
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Jordan M
7 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Downtown Bicycle’s staff and owner were incredibly helpful with more than fair prices for rentals. We rented two bikes to ride down to the Alaska Zoo (about 30 mile round trip) and they helped us plan our routes and pointed out spots along the way that we would have most likely missed. Would definitely rent again!
Written June 13, 2021
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Sarah F
8 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We had a large group (23) that needed bikes before the store opened. Peter came in early and outfitted all of us we bikes that were in excellent condition. He gave us all the info we needed about the trail. He answered all of our questions. The entire experience for all 23 of us was excellent. I would definitely rent bikes from here again, and I highly recommend them for both the quality of bikes and their customer service.
Written June 29, 2022
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kansasrod
OSKALOOSA1,518 contributions
Aug 2021
These folks clearly enjoy their job. You can try out different bicycles inside the small mall -- our first try on an electric bike, maybe another time. Most of the trail is shaded so cool even if sunny. Rate is for 3 hours which is long enough to do RT of Tony Knowles trail. We took 5 hours due to the bull moose feeding beside the trail at Mike 9, stopping for reindeer lunch at mile 5, and watching planes take off from airport at mile 6. There are inside restrooms and water fountain in building in the park at end of the trail.
Written August 4, 2021
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Brian F
22 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Rented a couple of e-bikes there (pedal-assist) and then rode the entire 24-mile coastal trail. Thoroughly enjoyed the day, with many great stops to take a breather. Staff was great and gave us a map of where to go, what to see and how not to get lost on the way back. The bikes acted a little strangely at times, seeming to have some sort of electronic braking that would slow you down much faster than normal when coasting. The rest of the time, though, the bikes made the ride a breeze. We called in to the shop and explained the issue and they offered to bring us some different bikes, but the issue was inconsistent enough not to merit that level of effort. When we got back to the shop a couple of hours later than expected, they only charged us for the lowest rental price as compensation for the oddity. Turns out it might have been an older battery style on a newer bike. Regardless, we really appreciated the great customer service. The only thing I would have appreciated more was a more comfortable seat. My rear is used to the gel seat I have on my mountain bike here at home. We didn't need reservations and you can't go wrong renting a bike from this place. Great location t start from, too, if you're planning to ride the coastal trail.
Written August 16, 2023
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JRE
35 contributions
Jun 2021
We stopped on a whim when driving through Anchorage, and they were super accommodating! Good bikes, great directions, friendly service. We definitely recommend riding the whole of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and circling back past Lake Hood Seaplane base. What a fun ride. Kudos to Anchorage for amazing bike trails!!!!
Written June 22, 2021
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jmf_davis
Jacksonville, NC50 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
This company and the people working it were amazing. Customer service was above and beyond. When we rented the bikes out, the guys working were so helpful, helping us try on the bikes for size, and even went above and beyond to make my grumpy 14 yr old smile. THEN I rented for 24 hrs and when I brought it back early they actually refunded me the difference in time. Who does that? I recommend them highly. Totally inexpensive fun way to explore! The coastal trail was unbelievable
Written July 3, 2020
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exporer1987
Waterbury, VT216 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The owner is amazing. He spend a lot of time with us picking the right bikes for us and providing recommendations. Even though they are not the newest bikes they are some of the most well maintained bikes I have ever rented . We road the coastal trail in the morning and then did the shuttle and mountain bike ride to Flattop Mountain. It was an amazing day that was basically all planned by the bike shop!
Written August 11, 2021
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Jack219
Louisville, KY37 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
From the moment we walked in we were treated with respect and attention. We were fitted with 2E bikes so that we could do the coastal tour without having to worry about being exhausted from the hills. Helmets were included. The price was $42 for three hours and we ended up running late and they did not charge us. The workers were knowledgeable and kind and polite and still in high school! They gave us a lot of advice about where to go and what to expect. And they even threw in a bike tote for us to put our water bottles in.
Written June 16, 2022
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