Burn off your breakfast and take to the trails for $29 for 24 hours (less for fewer hours). The friendly staff will walk you ... More
Downtown Bicycle Rental
Burn off your breakfast and take to the trails for $29 for 24 hours (less for fewer hours). The friendly staff will walk you through the use of gears, features of your bike and answer any questions you have before you get started. Bike, lock and helmet are all included in the price. From this location you are just around the corner from the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail -head out on a southernly route along the Inlet for 10 miles to Kincaid Park .
We were from Toronto, Canada with about 5 hours to kill before our flight. We wanted to see Alaska's beauty and after talking to Pete the owner we had to give it a try. The shop takes you to the base of FlatTop mountain with bikes. You can take a 1 hr hike (slightly strenuous) to the top of the mountain with a great view of Anchorage and the surrounding landscape the entire way. When you're done with your hike you can pick up your bikes and bike downhill all the way back to the shop along a beautiful bike route. It was a lot of fun and something new.
The trip was made great because of Pete. He was really helpful and friendly. If you're in town go take a look. If Pete the owner is there, you're in for a treat.
Friendly staff provided a choice of bikes, routes with maps, helmet, and lock--even provided directions how to put them on the bus. Very casual place--bikes not new (at least mine wasn't). Also runs a bike/hike combination trip to Flattop, but I didn't have time when it was scheduled. Remember, everything is expensive in AK.
I rented the bikes twice when i was in AK,
Pete was very helpful
I didnt have the right kind of shoes for mountain biking
so he even lend me his!!
also I joined the hiking tour to the flattop
I recommend everyone to try at least once, it worths it
here is the greatest part,
I biked down from flattop bak to anchorage
Pete lent me a full body armor and a helmet
plus bear spray
with this price and this kind of services
u cant beat that
I've rented mountain bikes for two consecutive years now and have been very pleased. We let the owner know what we intended to do, and he fitted the best bikes he had to our needs. We loaded those bikes down and did some very serious trail riding. We had the bikes for 2 days on our overnight ride and they performed extremely well. We carried a full repair kit but never had to get it out. Having been a bike mechanic on several 1000+ mile rides and seeing the abuse that these bikes took, I must say I was impressed.
I'll definitely be back to test the limits of those bikes again next summer!
After hiking the Chilkoot Trail, my wife and I had an extra day in Anchorage and decided to rent bikes and ride the Coastal Trail. We were pleasantly surprised by our experience with Downtown Bicycle Rental. The witty owner provided a quick yet thorough briefing complete with maps, written directions, and even photographs. The hybrid bikes were in excellent condition, well-tuned, with properly inflated tires (only $32 for two bikes!). We were also provided helmets and a repair kit with tire pump at no extra cost. The 11 mile Coastal Trail is a joy to ride (especially the return trip, which is mostly downhill). At one point we had to wait for a moose and her two calves to clear the trail. We had great fun and highly recommend Downtown Bicycle Rentals.
I had super, friendly service at Pete's shop! Got a great map and suggestions and was on my way in no time. I left my camera by accident in the pouch and Pete personally drove it over to my hotel that night. He's thorough and sensitive to guests. I'm in the hospitality business and he is what we call a "rock star" !! Go pedal with Pete!!
That was a great bike-journey i`ve ever had!!
we were 2 students from Russia, who had only 7 days to meet Anchorage and Alaska.Pete,the Owner, helped us with everything,(even to rent a car:)Service was Great!!all this maps,His stories, and advices,Things To Do and Places To See..our equipment-i felt like i`m princess))
the Result is-Our Great Time in Alaska!Thank You!we`re coming back this Summer!!See you Soon)
p.s.Sorry,Pete,we`re late,but in the begining of Your season:)
What a pleasant surprise, I finished the first half of my working day at 2:00 and I needed to be back to work at 6:00 PM. I saw an ad for the shop in a local paper and I walked towards the shop hoping to find a chance to get out instead of returning to my hotel room. I walked into the shop, was greeted by Pete. All I can say is that I had a great three hours and Pete offered a world of advice and support. Bottom line: He is a guy that doesn't want another bicyclists miss an opportunity and he was ready and willing to offer advice, a place to change (hung my shirt and tie on a bike sprocket),clothing for the weather, directions and a well equipped bike (in my case with studded tires for the icy parts on the trail). I look forward to my return trip. Thanks Pete for being down to earth and sup portative of those that need to do more than just visit souvenir shops.
Pete provided great hybrid bikes for me and my hubby to ride around Anchorage for 2 consecutive days. He even gently hinted to hubby that cycling in long pants really isn't a good idea. Pete provided everything we needed to enjoy our time there. He's great at what he does. DBR is conveniently located and ask and you shall receive. We'll be back.
Pete offers an unbeatable deal. I'm an airline pilot so I've seen a lot of bike rental shops. Good selection of bikes (cruisers to mountain bikes to nice road bikes) and virtually all the accessories you could possibly need; shoes for clipping in, gloves, helmet, repair kit, bungee cords, bottled water, a great map with suggested routes and sights to see. Add to that a great service attitude and one of the best cities in the world to ride with trails galore and you've got a perfect day on vacation (or layover for airline types). Highly recommend!! I'll be back.
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