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Bike Rentals & Routes

We can't wait for you to experience Boulder, Colorado riding! 

Boulder has some of the best riding in the country starting just 5 minutes out of our front door.


Boulder Creek Bike Path will take you through Boulder Creek Canyon with stunning mountain and creek views the whole way. Start on the Boulder Creek Bike Path 3 blocks out of our door, go up the canyon, back down, take a dip in the creek, and grab something to eat on Pearl Street. The creek path is one of the best ways to experience Boulder by bike.

Betasso Preserve offers flowing, fast singletrack mountain biking just a few miles from the shop. Cruise up Boulder Creek Bike Path, grind up the Betasso Link Trail, hit a couple laps, and rip down the link trail this time.

Scroll down for more info and see you out there!

Rental Bike Pricing

Rental Category

1 Day

2 Days

Each Additional Day

Town Bikes, Kids Bikes & Trailers$25$35$25
Hardtails$50$75$50
Aluminum Road/Gravel$50$75$50
Aluminum Full Suspension$75$90$75
Carbon Demo Bikes $125$150$125
Electric Town Bikes & E-Fat Bikes $60 $75$60
Electric Mountain Bikes $125 $150$125

BIKE RENTAL FAQ

What is included in my rental?

Helmets, pedals, flat kit, and bike lock.

What do I need to bring if I booked online?

You will need a valid driver's license or passport when picking up your bike(s). If you did not complete the online waiver, you will need a valid driver's license or passport AND a valid credit card.

What do I need to bring if I booked over the phone or in store?

One person, for group or individual rentals, will need to bring a valid credit card AND driver's license or passport.

Who needs to sign a waiver?

Every person riding a bike rented from University Bicycles will need to sign a waiver.

When can I pick up my rental bike?

After we open the first day of your rental. 

When can I return my rental bike?

Any time before we close on the last day of your rental.

Can I apply my rental fee to the cost of a new bike?

Yes! We will apply up to 3 days of rental costs to the purchase of a new bike within 6 months of your demo/rental. 

Is there insurance for my rental bike?

Yes, we offer insurance up to $250 in damages for $10 extra per rental. Add it by clicking the check box by the crashed bike image under each bike. 

Why can't I reserve a Town bike online?

Our town bikes are walk-in, first come, first served only.

Why do riders have to be at least 18 to ride e-bikes?

Our shop policy and liability require it. 

Do you rent bike racks or deliver rental bikes?

We do not rent bike racks or deliver rental bikes. We do have a tailgate pad that is first come, first served for use with a pickup truck.

Where can I find the confirmation email for my rental?

Check your spam, often the automated response emails confirming your rental details will land there. 

Why won't it let me book a bike online?

If you're looking to book a bike within the upcoming 3 days you'll need to give us a call to check for availability. Please book online if it's beyond the next 3 days.

Cancellation Policy

Same day cancellations and no shows will not be refunded. Please give us as much of a heads up as possible. We will refund up to a day before the rental. 

Late Return Policy

You are possibly ruining someone else's day of fun by making their rental unavailable by not bringing yours back on time. Your card on file will be charged a full day's rate. 

Missing Information

Any reservation created without all necessary information i.e. (no name, or CC info) will be cancelled immediately.

Browse the options and book a bike below!

Call 303-444-4196 if you have questions about the best bike for you or booking issues!

Please check your spam folder if you're looking for your rental confirmation email. 

Cancellation Policy: Same day cancellations will not be refunded. Please give us as much of a heads up as possible. We will give full refunds up to a day before your rental.

Sign the Waiver

Picking up bikes for friends?  We require every rider to have signed our waiver prior to riding.  Click the link below to do so.

  Learn about some of our favorite rides, or swing by the shop for maps and suggestions.