Rentals

All bicycle rentals are available exclusively at our downtown shop location at 556 Charnelton Street. It is conveniently located just three minutes from the Willamette River bike path. If you’d like to leave your motor vehicle for the day, we have free, long-term parking in the gravel lot behind our shop!

Our biggest expense in offering rentals is the time required for paperwork and proper fitting; as such, “first day” rates include the cost of setup and keeping the bicycle until closing time on the same day as setup. To encourage customers to enjoy riding as long as they like, additional days are available at about 1/3 the cost of the first day. Please ask about other options if you are interested in renting for more than one week.

Rates:

  • Trail-a-bikes, trailer (limited availability): $24 for first day, $8 each additional day; $72/week.
  • Comfort- and sport-hybrids, youth bikes: (no reservation required): $24 for first day, $8 each additional day; $72/week.
  • Road bikes, touring bikes, tandem (by reservation): $48 for first day, $16 each additional day; $144/week.
  • Trek Fuel full-suspension MTB (by reservation): $79 for first day, $40 each additional day.
  • Trunk and hitch-mount car racks are also available for $5 and $21, respectively.
  • New: ShockWiz suspension-tuning tool: $50 for two days of riding with after ride consultations and tuning.

All hybrid rentals include helmets and U-locks at no additional charge.

All road and touring bikes include:

  • Customer’s choice of shimano SPD or SPD-SL clipless pedals, or traditional pedals, with or without toe cages.
  • A saddle pouch with tire levers, spare tube, co2 cartridge & regulator, multi-tool (customer pays $8 if tube and co2 are consumed).
  • Water bottle cages.

City maps are in short supply, but the river path is very close by, and further navigation is easy with google maps on a smartphone. County maps, water bottles, nutritional supplements, and lights are available for purchase. Our friendly staff are happy to offer advice on some of the best routes in our area from short to long, flat to hilly, paved or not!

For questions or to make reservations, please call 541-344-4105 or email: rentals@bicycleway.com.

While we do not keep cue sheets for these routes on hand, here are a few of our favorite routes in the area. Please take time to study the maps and amend the routes to your needs. Be sure to print out the directions or download the ridewithgps app to your smartphone, or, if you’re really fancy, import the .tcx file to your Garmin before picking up your rentals.

A 15-mile tour of the best Eugene has to offer, looping over our best bicycle bridges along the Willamette, through the UO campus, lesser-known local-favorite shortcuts through downtown, the delta ponds wildlife area, quiet neighborhoods, the artsy Whiteaker district, restaurants, breweries, coffee roasters, and a view of the city from atop Skinner’s butte.

Hikers will enjoy this route to the trail at the base of Spencer’s Butte. Lock up at the bottom for a three-mile, 1500ft hike to the summit. Total of 15 miles of riding and hiking together.

 

This 49-mile wine tour through the rolling countryside southwest of Eugene, OR that takes riders to three world-class tasting rooms. It can be shortened to ~30 miles by parking at the church at Lorane and Bailey Hill. Please note that these wineries have limited hours; take time to call or check their websites, lest you visit unquenched! Be warned: grapes, for whatever reason, like to grow on hillsides. As such, this route features few flat sections, several steep pitches, and lots of long climbs. Make sure to watch your water/wine ratio!

 

This leg-crusher features 3,700ft of climbing in just 55 miles. Be sure to get an early start, bring plenty of water, take time to enjoy the picturesque views of narrow, time-forgotten valleys and the ripping descents the climbs offer!

 

The classic 62-mile “Brownsville” loop circumnavigates the Coburg Hills with one long “false flat” and two short climbs, with just over 2,000ft of elevation overall. The route goes up the Marcola Valley to Crawfordsville, and through the historic cities of Brownsville and Coburg.  In the summertime, hills protect riders from prevailing northerly winds, which in the wide-open sections of Diamond Hill Drive and Coburg Road, give a welcome push on the way back! Reverse this route in the winter.

 

Wolf Creek is a climber’s favorite, with two sustained climbs early on and some rolling all the way back to town. Passes Siuslaw Falls, the town of Lorane, and King Estates winery. Note that the start/finish of this loop is actually eight miles from downtown Eugene.

 

If you have the benefit of a shuttle from a friend or family member, or can otherwise arrange accommodations at either end, this one-way ride from Eugene to Reedsport the coast via Smith River Road is another local favorite, cribbed here from the Lane County Public Works bicycle map (now out of print).

 

Another option for enjoying the beautiful Smith River Road, re-drawn as a two-day ride starting from Florence, through Reedsport, and ending at a campground just outside Eugene.

MTB resources:

Alsea falls

Carpenter’s Bypass (also known as “Whypass”)

Oakridge

McKenzie River Trail and more on HWY 126