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    Will be in Denver/Boulder next week....where to rent/ride

    I will be staying in Broomfield next week and on Wed or Thur I'd like to go rent a bike and take a ride during the day while my wife is at her conference, weather permitting of course.

    Could someone point me in the direction of a rental shop where I can also hit a little singletrack? I'm looking for maybe a 5-10 mile ride with minimal hike-a-bike. I'm a weekend warrior and I don't pretend to be in great shape, even at Kentucky altitude

    Any help/assistance would be great!

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    The only place I know of that rents is Edgeworks/Bicycle Doctor on Broadway here in D-town. I'd recommend Three Sisters in Evergreen or Lair O the Bear in Idledale for an easy-ish ride.

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    In Broomfield? Driving to evergreen would be way more driving than riding. I would look to rent in boulder and hitting up something like Marshall Mesa. I'm down south so not sure who would be a good place to rent in boulder.

    Just thought evergreen is a bit far.
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    Lyons- Redstone Cyclery

    Finish with a beer and some local color downstairs at Oscar Blues

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    You may be able to rent at the Trek store in Boulder. It's then 3-4 miles to the Marshall Mesa trail system. There's nothing tech there, but the views can be wonderful. It would be easy to put together a ride of an hour or two, and should be good for someone coming in without much time to adjust to the altitude. Unless it's windy

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    Golden Bike Shop has the best rentals/demos in the area, no question. Ask them where to ride. Most of the stuff in Golden has a fair bit of climbing, but a little out and back at Matthews Winter/Red Rocks would be fun and a little drive back to Marshall MEsa/Dowdy Draw would be a good call, but would involve some back-tracking in the car.

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    for a day trip to Colorado I also would say marshall mesa. fairly easy and good views.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concretejungle
    Lyons- Redstone Cyclery

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    I was with you right up till "downstairs".
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

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    I don't know if it's still there or not, but there used to be a shop at Baseline and Broadway that rented bikes. You could then head south on Broadway and hit the Marshall Mesa/Dowdy Draw area.

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    Golden Bike Shop is like $150 a day for rental- yikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hojiman
    Golden Bike Shop is like $150 a day for rental- yikes!
    http://goldenbikeshop.com/page.cfm?pageID=58

    Where do you see $150/day?

    I've rented from these guys and their premium bikes - according to their website, and when I rented there, was $60 for the first day. When I rented I got an Ellsworth Epiphany for a premium bike. They have since started selling Santa Cruz as well but I don't know if they rent those. Their basic full suspension used to be Kona but that may have changed as well. Overall I was pleased with the bike I got and the service.
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    2nd the golden bike shop...awesome guys. And you could hit up Green Mt, and/or South Table Top for some nice rides w/ great views!

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    Thanks for all the advice guys. i stopped in the university bicycles shop yesterday, they rent $30 for 8 hours. This morning the wife and I hiked some of the Marshal mesa trails.

    I will do some more research on everyones advice when i get back from visiting nebraska in a few days, but i will likely rent from that shop and then ride the city and some close by trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougNuts
    I will be staying in Broomfield next week and on Wed or Thur I'd like to go rent a bike and take a ride during the day while my wife is at her conference, weather permitting of course.

    Could someone point me in the direction of a rental shop where I can also hit a little singletrack? I'm looking for maybe a 5-10 mile ride with minimal hike-a-bike. I'm a weekend warrior and I don't pretend to be in great shape, even at Kentucky altitude

    Any help/assistance would be great!
    Best place to rent in Boulder - albeit spendy - is Sports Garage. They have demo package, so you will get the killer bike.

    Re trails...you get either greens or blacks here, easy or tough, no middle ground. For a true mid-level ride, try Betasso or Heil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concretejungle
    Lyons- Redstone Cyclery

    Finish with a beer and some local color downstairs at Oscar Blues
    FTW.

    Rent a bike in Lyons and ride Hall Ranch and finish with a burger and a beer at Oskar Blues. You can ride to the trailhead from Lyons and it is a fantastic trail.

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