Whether you’re visiting Sedona for a mountain bike vacation or just want to give mountain biking a try for the weekend, Sedona is one of my all-time favorite destinations. The huge network of singletrack around Sedona rewards riders with epic views and world-class riding. But what about Sedona mountain bike rentals?
For those of you who are traveling from afar or just need a pair of wheels for a day, there are a handful of great bike shops around town that offer high-end rentals, demo bikes, and even bike racks. Be sure to book ahead of time so you can maximize your days out on the trail!
If you need some ideas on where to ride in Sedona, be sure to check out my posts on:
- The 10 Best Mountain Bike Trails in Sedona
- A Complete Guide To Mountain Biking in Sedona
- A Beginner’s Guide To Mountain Biking in Sedona
Learn where to find the best Sedona mountain bike rentals for your Sedona adventures
What to Know Before Renting A mountain bike in Sedona
Before you hop on a Sedona mountain bike rental, here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Don’t underestimate Sedona’s heat and elevation
Sedona is situated at 4,350ft, which may come as a surprise to a lot of visitors. This means that if you’re used to breathing at sea level, you’ll probably find it harder to catch your breath here. Don’t head out for a 10+ mile ride on your first day if you’re not prepared.
Same for the heat. I don’t recommend biking in Sedona during the summer because temps can top 100° easily. Even in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall temperatures can be pretty high. Bring lots of water and have a route planned before you set out. DOT NOT ride without water, a phone, and a plan.
2. Miles in Sedona are a lot harder than miles in other mountain bike destinations
There are a lot of punchy ups and quick descents in Sedona make it a very engaging destination for cross-country pedaling, but also making the riding quite a bit more physically tiring than other mountain biking destinations. Eight or 9 miles in Sedona may leave you quite worked, so be conservative when planning your ride.
3. Getting the extra bike rental insurance is always a good idea
Unless you’re planning on strolling around Bell Rock Path or doing a few easy loops, it’s a good idea to get the extra insurance. The rocks are sharp in Sedona and wheel rims are easily dented. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
4. Most trailheads in Sedona now have a bike tool station
These just recently popped up and they’re awesome. Most trailheads have a bike repair station complete with a tire pump and basic tools. But always be prepared with your own pack essentials.
5. E-bikes are not allowed on trails
Sedona does not allow e-bikes on their trails. Please respect this. Thanks!
Sedona Mountain Bike Rentals & Shops
1. Thunder mountain bikes
Thunder Mountain Bikes (previously Over The Edge Sedona) is one of the best Sedona mountain bike rental shops. They provide excellent service as well as top-of-the-line rental options including Ibis, Santa Cruz, Trek, and Evil.
If you’re looking for the best of the best full-suspension bikes in Sedona, this is where you want to be. Rent for half a day or multi-days with a discount
✓ Kids mountain bikes, multi-day discount, car rack and tailgate pad rentals, full-service bike shop, retail store
- Website: Thunder Mountain Bikes
- Contact: (928) 282-1106
- Location: West Sedona
- Bike Options: Evil, Ibis, Juliana, Revel, Santa Cruz, Trek, Rocky Mountain, Liv
2. Bike & Bean
Bike & Bean is one of Sedona’s original bike shops. The shop is located in the Village of Oak Creek literally at the start of Slim Shady Trail and Bell Rock Path. Easily pedaling straight out the door! Choose from a lineup of high-end bikes for two hours or 2+ days. The website is a bit confusing and dated, so I would recommend calling them to reserve your set of two wheels.
✓ Kids mountain bikes, multi-day rentals, full-service bike shop, retail store, in-house coffee shop
- Website: Bike & Bean
- Contact: (928) 284-0210
- Location: Village of Oak Creek
- Bike Options: Niner, Santa Cruz, Kona
3. Absolute Bikes
Absolute Bikes is another great Sedona bike shop in the Village of Oak Creek. They offer both hardtails and high-end full-suspension rentals including Specialized, Marin, Pivot, Yeti, and more. Rent for half a day or multi-days with a discount. Absolute Bikes has a second bike shop up in Flagstaff as well.
✓ Multi-day discounts, bike rack and tailgate pad rentals, night-before pick up available for $30, full-service bike shop
- Website: Absolute Bikes
- Contact: (928) 284-1242
- Location: Village of Oak Creek
- Bike Options: Specialized, Marin, Pivot, Yeti
4. Enchantment Resort
If you’re staying at the Enchantment Resort (lucky you!) they actually have a fleet of high-end mountain bikes ready to go. Join a group ride, hire a private guide, or head out on your own to discover trails right in Enchantment’s backyard.
✓ Retail store, in-house tours and lessons
- Website: Enchantment Resort
- Contact: (928) 203-8407
- Location: Boynton Canyon
- Bike Options: Pivot
Sedona Mountain Bike Tours & Lessons
There are several mountain bike tour opportunities in Sedona, but Hermosa Tours is the largest and most popular option. They offer private full and half-day tours for every level of rider.
Hermosa Tours is located within the Thunder Mountain Bikes shop, so book a tour (private only) when reserving your rental.
If you’re looking to improve your mountain biking skills, check out the Sedona Mountain Bike Academy. Their certified coaches offer lessons for adults, kids, groups, or private sessions.
Have you rented from one of these Sedona mountain bike rental shops? Which is your favorite and why? Let us know in the comments below!