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    MTB rentals in Tucson

    I'm going to be in Tucson for four days, Oct. 24-27, for a work event. I'll likely have afternoons free and would like to check out local MTB trails, but I can't bring my bike so I'll need to rent. I'm staying at the Loews Ventana Canyon and won't necessarily have a car. So, wondering (a) what the best local shops for renting decent trail or AM bikes might be, and (b) whether any of them can deliver/pick up bikes from the Loews. There might be 3 or 4 of us renting, which I'd assume makes it easier to justify that kind of service.

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    There is a master list of shops that rent out bikes on tucsonmtb.com. You may also want to check out southwest trecking. They can give you a ride, a bike and a guide if you like. They are the only ones that I know who have a shuttle vehicle. Plus there really isn't any trails that I know of around the Loews so you will probably need a lift to the trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strunkbro View Post
    There is a master list of shops that rent out bikes on tucsonmtb.com. You may also want to check out southwest trecking. They can give you a ride, a bike and a guide if you like. They are the only ones that I know who have a shuttle vehicle. Plus there really isn't any trails that I know of around the Loews so you will probably need a lift to the trails.
    Thanks. I checked out the tucsonmtb page but can't find the master list you referred to - can you give me a more specific link? I'll definitely give southwest trekking a call too. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepVI View Post

    Unfortunately, that list is not very accurate. I contacted all the shops on that list at the beginning of this year and most didn't even have rentals. The two or three that did, only had low-end hardtails.

    Not sure how you would get there from Ventana Canyon without a car, (it's probably 9-ish miles) but your best bet is Oro Valley Trek. I rented from them back in March. They had a Trek 29er FS available that I used 2 days. If you use them, make sure you specify the Oro location for picking up the rental. (Also confirm this the day before). I had to use a hardtail my first ride because the FS bike was at the downtown location, and I was riding at 50yr.

    They send you out with some co2 cartridges and a tube. You only pay for what you use. I also recommend bringing along a couple of tubes and a frame pump, if possible.


    Trek Bicycles of Tucson-Trek-Gary Fisher-Bontrager Components-Tucson, AZ

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    Try ProBike on Tanque Verde. Ask for Snarl.

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