Enjoy your adventure on one of our rental bicycles and be assured that you will have the correct equipment for the tour ready and waiting for you when you arrive. If you wish to bring your own mountain bike please read our suggestions below.
Our 24 or 27-speed bikes come with front suspension and are made by Rocky Mountain Bicycles of Canada. They have proven themselves very well on our tours. All of our rental bikes are thoroughly serviced by our experienced mechanic before each tour, and for your safety and comfort they are equipped with these high quality accessories:
- Thudbuster suspension seat-post by Cane Creek.
- Speedlifter stem for easy height adjustment of the handlebars.
- Ergon ergonomic grips.
- Ortlieb handlebar bag.
Also included: Rack, bar ends, kickstand, spiral lock, helmet, mini-pump, tire levers and a spare tube. See photo / graph of a typical rental bike.
If you would prefer your own saddle or pedals, bring them along, just let us know ahead of time on the registration form.
Our medium-sized mountain bike tandem by Cannondale is very similarly equipped. When we cycle in the Rockies we use smooth road tires then change to mountain bike tires for the Kettle Valley Railway portion. We will provide a bike that is the proper size for you.
- Rental of one of our Rocky Mountain mountain bikes: ($ 330 Classic Tour / $240 Compact Tour )
- Rental of one of our ‘Cannondale’ Mountain Bike Tandem ($ 880 Classic Tour / $620 Compact Tour )
Your own Bicycle
If you decide to bring your own mountain bike please pay attention to the following:
- We expect you to give your bike a complete tune-up prior to coming, and bring basic spare parts that fit your bike. Bike shops are rare on our tours, so it may be difficult to get parts should problems come up.
- We won’t accept responsibility for damage due to handling, since loading sometimes causes minor scratches and tears.
- You need to be prepared to put your own bike together, and to re-pack your bike at the end of the tour.
- We won’t transport bike boxes during your tour unless we have made prior arrangements with you. Please ask well ahead of time if you plan to come with a bike box.
For air transport we suggest to pack your bike:
- Turn the handlebars and forks to be aligned with the top tube.
- Remove pedals and refit them onto the inside of the cranks.
- Lower saddle as far as it will go.
- Remove front and rear wheels and mudguards and attach them to the frame.
- Remove the rear derailleur without disconnecting the cable and attach it within the rear end of the frame.
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