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4 Places To Rent Bikes In Calgary

Bikers in Nose Hill in Calgary’s NW. Photo: Courtesy Travel Alberta.

With its many scenic parks and river corridors, the city of Calgary is a cycling paradise. Several bike rental stores are conveniently located near popular routes alongside the Bow and Elbow Rivers and numerous recreational parks. These are our picks for the top rental shops around town.

#4 Calgary Bike Rental
Eau Claire Rapid Rent
Close to the river in the heart of Eau Claire, this shop features rentals for the entire family. Children’s, junior and adult bikes including tandems, hybrids and road bikes are available, $10 – $15 per hour, $40 – 60 per day (over five hours). Child bike trailers are also available, $7 – $25. The store is located minutes away from the beautiful riverside paths of Prince’s Island Park.
•Eau Claire Rapid Rent, 200 Barclay Parade SW, 403-444-5845
•Maps and Reviews

#3 Calgary Bike Rental
Sports Rent
This northwest gear shop offers mountain, suspension and road bike rentals, $25 – $55 daily, $95 – $200 weekly. Its high-performance bicycles are suited to more demanding treks. The shop is located a short ride away from the Bow River Pathway at Edworthy Park and recreational routes around Shouldice Park in the city’s southwest.
•Sports Rent, 4424 – 16 Ave NW, 403-292-0077 www.sportsrent.ca
Maps and Reviews

#2 Calgary Bike Rental
Rapid Rent/Outlaw Sports
Find kids’ bikes, junior mountain bikes, cruisers, road bikes and hybrid rentals, $15 – $40 daily, $55 – $125 weekly. Helmet and rollerblade rentals are also available at this southwest rental shop. Next door, Outlaw Sports sells bikes and skis year-round.
•Rapid Rent/Outlaw Sports, 903 Heritage Dr SW, 403-253-2975 www.outlawsports.ca
•Maps and Reviews

#1 Calgary Bike Rental
Calgary Outdoor Centre
Located at the University of Calgary, the centre rents mountain, touring and tandem bikes, $28 – $32 daily. Bike trailers for children are $12. A 10-minute cycle northwest of the University campus along 32nd Avenue and south on to 48th Street leads to Montgomery Park. This green space features many bike paths and a broad view of the city’s northwest.
•Calgary Outdoor Centre, 2500 University Drive SW, 403-220-5038 www.calgaryoutdoorcentre.ca
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– Sarah Sussman

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