Why Rent A Bike at Owenhouse Cycling?
Ride year-round with Bozeman’s only full-service bike shop! Owenhouse Cycling has rental bikes for the road, the trail, and the snow – you can try them all! From mountain bike rentals to fat bikes and more, we’re your go-to bike shop for bike rentals in Bozeman, MT. We carry performance full-suspension mountain bikes, hardtail mountain bikes, gravel bikes, road bikes, townie bikes and kids bikes! Find a bike everyone in the family can enjoy on Bozeman’s paved trails or famous single-track.
Mountain bike rental in Bozeman, MT can be fast & easy with Owenhouse Cycling! Just a few things to note due to Montana’s varying weather conditions: online rentals are only available during certain parts of the year. A few times a year we have scheduled downtime when we do a deep cleaning of the bikes and in some cases swap out old models for new ones. We try to schedule these windows to coincide with the muddiest times of the year, which helps to keep our trails smooth. These times will be reflected through our bike rental booking site as dates that cannot be selected. If you still wish to rent a bike during those times please contact us directly!
Choosing The Right Mountain Bike For You
Each of the bikes that are available for rent will have different ride characteristics, some are better climbers while others are better descenders. The main difference separating these bikes from one another is the suspension travel. A bike with shorter suspension travel will climb better, versus a bike with longer suspension travel being a better descender. It can be helpful to match the travel of the bike to the trail that you are going to ride. Headed for a more technical trail? A longer travel bike would be better suited for this style of riding. Headed out for an all day epic and putting on a lot of miles? Riding a shorter travel bike in this situation will be more efficient while climbing. In short, when a bike is better at climbing it will be slower on the descent. Vice versa when a bike is better at descending it will be slower on the climb.
We have bikes ranging in travel from a hardtail with no rear suspension to full suspension with 150mm of rear suspension. The bikes that we rent have the following suspension travel:
This list starts with bikes that climb better, with the better descending bikes being at the bottom of the list.
Accessories To Rent:
Need an extra helmet or pedals for the day? We’ve got you covered with the best mountain bike accessories! Whether you’re using one of our rental or demo bikes, or just looking to upgrade your own mountain bike parts, let us know what you need for your next ride. We carry a wide assortment of accessories for mountain bikes like helmets, seat bags and pedals. Traveling somewhere and need to stow your bike and mtb accessories safely? Keep your bike safe in an EVOC travel bag. We rent them by the day so you don’t need to worry about searching for a bicycle accessories shop near me when you’re traveling – carry what you need safely and securely. Seat bags are available to rent and include a multi-tool, CO2 cartridge, tire lever, and tire tubes for your bike.
Ready to get started? Check out our FAQs for the most common rental questions we get as a bike shop in Bozeman! Ready to rent today and just need local trail info? Click here to learn about some of our employee’s favorite Bozeman mountain bike routes!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! We offer a discount starting on the 5th day of your rental, which is 20% off.
The availability of each bike can be seen on the calendar via our booking site.
Our rental page shows the bikes that we are expected to receive for rental this summer, 2022. Due to the nationwide bike shortage, we have not received all of our bikes yet. The bikes that are actually available are reflected when you select “Book Now” and select a date range. As we receive the rest of our bikes they will become available to book on the following page, please check back.
Call the shop or stop in! We can get you fitted on the right bike before you rent.
We offer rental bikes from Rocky Mountain, Santa Cruz, Ibis, Giant, Liv, Gazelle, Momentum
Models per brand:
- Rocky Mountain: Instinct C50, Element C60 (all carbon frames)
- Santa Cruz: 5010 and Bronson (all carbon frames)
- Ibis: Ripmo and Ripley (all carbon frames)
- Giant: Revolt gravel bike (carbon frame), contend (road bike) , Trance mountain bike (aluminum)
- Gazelle: (NEW)! Electric bikes for around town and some gravel riding. These bikes are comfort-oriented more than performance-oriented.
Bozeman, Montana has amazing trails all around us. We’d love to chat with you over the phone or in-person about our favorites.
For Your Rental Bikes
Owenhouse Cycling Team Trail & Road Recommendations
When you’re searching for a “bike shop near me”, remember Owenhouse Cycling is your one-stop shop for all riders! Our bicycle store caters to roadies and gravel grinders as well as single-track shredders! Everyone on our team rides bikes and loves to chat about the local riding scene. Check out a few of our favorite route suggestions below. For current trail conditions be sure to give us a call! We’ll let you know what the weather has been like lately and what trails we expect to open in time for your next trip to Bozeman!
Bangtail Divide is an IMBA Epic trail! This point-to-point route will either require a shuttle or start with 7 miles of road riding south down Bridger Canyon Rd. Expect lots of climbing on this 25-mile route, stellar views, ridgeline traverses and fields of wildflowers.
Mystic Lake is an easy/intermediate out and back that follows Bozeman Creek along Sourdough Canyon Trail. This is a family-friendly trail that is easy to access and has vault toilets at the trailhead. Be sure to carry enough water in the summer – it is exposed and can get hot!
If you’re a roadie that loves to climb be sure to check out Hyalite Canyon! This classic 20 mile, 2,000-foot climb from Bozeman to Hyalite Reservoir is a local favorite. The best time to ride Hyalite is in the springtime, from late March to mid-May, when the road is closed to motor traffic.