Vail

Bike Rentals

Welcome to Vail!

Vail is your headquarters for bike rentals and summer fun! Elevate your vacation! Ride Vail Mountain’s gondola to 10, 350 feet and enjoy the view.  Our professionally-maintained, full-suspension mountain bikes allow you to comfortably navigate down Vail Mountain’s world-class trails.
 
Vail Sports also offers Vail Pass Bike Tours! Get ready for the experience of a lifetime!!! Let Vail Sports guide you on an exhilarating tour you will never forget.  From Memorial Weekend through Labor Day, Vail Sports offers multiple bike tours daily on Vail Pass. Our CPR and 1st Aid certified guides will professionally escort you in our clean vans from Lionshead Village at 8,100 feet to the top of Vail Pass at 10,600 feet.  Customize your tour by choosing either a fully-guided or self-guided descent down Vail’s well-maintained bike path.  Our uniformed guides provide you with memorable information on the scenery, history, and insight only a local knows. All bike tours include bike rental, transportation, helmet, area map, water bottle and guide.
 
Rental services include:
  • Convenient mountainside locations - Vail Village and Lionshead Village
  • Professional staff
  • Full suspension, comfort cruisers, and junior bikes (varies per location)
  • FREE helmet with every rental

STORE LOCATION PHONE # HOURS
Vail Sports – Arrabelle
675 Lionshead Place, Bldg D, Level 1
Vail, CO  81657 
(970) 479-4415  9am-6pm daily
Vail Sports – One Vail Place 
244 Wall St.
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 479-0600 9am-6pm daily
Vail Sports Ritz Residences 
728 W Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657 
(970) 476-4615  9am-5pm daily

 

Bike Rental reservations can be purchased up to 2 days prior to arrival. To pick up your bike rental, bring your photo I.D. to the Vail rental location and sign a liability waiver. To obtain a full refund please cancel your bike rental reservation at least 24 hours prior to your arrival.

Questions about any of these products? Call: 970.SKI.VAIL(754-8245)

Visit the Trail Status page for more information on mountain bike trail conditions.

 

  DAILY BIKE HAULS PRICE
 
Adult All Day Bike Haul 
Valid for a 1-Day Bike Haul. Includes a full day of unlimited lift rides and bike hauls.
TBD
 
Senior/Military All Day Bike Haul (Senior is over 65)
Valid for a 1-Day Bike Haul. Includes a full day of unlimited lift rides and bike hauls. 
TBD
 
Child All Day Bike Haul (Ages 5-12)
Valid for a 1-Day Bike Haul. Includes a full day of unlimited lift rides and bike hauls.  
TBD
 
Adult Bike and Lunch
Valid for a 1-Day Bike Haul that includes $15 towards food at on-mountain restaurants. 
TBD
 
Senior/Military Bike and Lunch(Senior is over 65) 
Valid for a 1-Day Bike Haul that includes $15 towards food at on-mountain restaurants. 
TBD
 
Child Bike and Lunch
Valid for a 1-Day Bike Haul that includes $15 towards food at on-mountain restaurants. 
TBD

 

  MULTI-DAY PASSES PRICE
 
FreeRide Local Bike Pass
The Free-Ride Local Pass provides unlimited bike hauls and riding at Vail plus 2 days each resort of Keystone, Park City, Northstar and Kirkwood.   *Passholder rate available. 
TBD
 
FreeRide Pass
The Free-Ride Unlimited Pass is valid at Vail, Keystone, Park City, Northstar and Kirkwood for an entire season of unlimited lift rides.   *Passholder rate available.
TBD
 
Adult Week-Long Bike Pass
Valid for 7 consecutive days of Vail Mountain biking summer access. 
TBD
 
Child Week-Long Bike Pass
Valid for 7 consecutive days of Vail Mountain biking summer access. 
TBD
 
Senior/Military Week-Long Bike Pass (Senior is over 65)
Valid for 7 consecutive days of Vail Mountain biking summer access.
TBD

The Summer Ticket Offices are located across from the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead and adjacent to Gondola One in Vail Village. Ticket offices open daily a half hour prior to lift operations.
 
Mountain bikers on Vail Mountain must fill out a Liability Form. Bikes must have two functioning hand brakes to board Gondolas. Child carriers and tow-behind child bikes not allowed up Gondolas. See full summer safety information page to ensure you have the best trip possible! 

 

Guided Mountain Bike Tours are a great way to explore the mountain and trails for those not comfortable finding your way down the mountain via the trail map.
Join an experienced guide for an exhilarating journey down Vail Mountain’s network of mountain bike trails. Rates are dependent on your needs - visit the ticket offices at the base of either Gondola One in Vail Village or the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead or call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245) to reserve.
Trail Information

On Mountain Trails served by the Gondola Bike Haul

A listing of trails for mountain biking in Vail, including the on-mountain trails that can be accessed by riding up the Gondolas and a selection of local trails for the more experienced mountain bikers.
 
Village Trail
  • Rating: Green
  • A two-way dirt road navigating the eastern side of Vail Mountain between Mid-Vail and Vail Village. Beautiful views of the town and Gore Range. 5.8 miles (9.3 km)
Lower Lucy's Loop
  • Rating: Green
  • Beginner bike trail between Mid-Vail and Eagle's Nest. 1.6 miles (2.5 km) round-trip
Cub's Way
  • Rating: Green 
  • Dirt road beginner option connecting Lion Down to Gitalong Road. 1.0 miles (1.6 km)
Gitalong Road
  • Rating: Green
  • A pleasant winding dirt road from Eagle's Nest or Mid-Vail to Vail Village. 5 miles (8 km)
South 6 
  • Rating: Blue
  • This single-track off Village Trail is an option for intermediate bikers - 0.75 miles (1.2 km)
Hank's Hideaway
  • Rating: Blue 
  • A challenging, winding single-track through aspen groves with an option at the end to return to Vail Village (requires some climbing) or Lionshead. 2 miles (3.2 km)
Fred's Lunch
  • Rating: Blue
  • Classic single-track mixing tight, wooded sections with open meadows that leads from Mid-Vail to lower Gitalong Road, providing spectacular views. 2.2 miles (3.6 km)
Grand Traverse 
  • Rating: Blue 
  • Vail's signature single-track traverses the Back Bowls from Eagle's Nest, offering excellent views of Mt. of the Holy Cross. 4 miles (6.4 km) one-way.
Lion Down
  • Rating: Blue
  • Intermediate descending option from Eagle's Nest to Lionshead. This winding dirt road through aspen forests becomes single- and double-track at Gitalong Road. 6 miles (9.7 km)
Mid-Vail Escape 
  • Rating: Blue
  • Open single- and double-track that takes you from the top of Vail Mountain to Mid-Vail with spectacular views of the Gore Range. 2.2 miles (3.5km)
 
FREERIDE BIKING TRAILS:
 
WARNING! Freeride bike trails are not for hiking and cross-country biking. Freeride bikes, equipment and pads are highly recommended for use on freeride-specific trails. These are not the same as cross-country trails. They are more technical and require the use of different equipment and skills.
 
Big Mamba
  • Rating: Blue
  • An exhilarating combination of flowing rollers and smooth switchbacks that will take you across open meadows, into dense pine forests, and through sunny aspen groves. 2.7 miles (4.3 km)
Radio Flyer 
  • Rating: Blue
  • Dozens of banked turns and rollers wind from Eagle's Nest down through Vail's lodgepole pine forests. 1.7 miles (2.7 km)
Magic Forest
  • Rating: Black
  • Starting east of Eagle's Nest, this single-track winds its way through the woods with several drop-offs and challenging terrain features. 0.8 miles (1.3 km)
Mane Lane
  • Rating: Black 
  • Challenging single-track with some technical elements and banked turns. 0.7 miles (1.1 km)
Onza Alley
  • Rating: Black
  • A difficult single-track with narrow, steep sections over roots and rocks. 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
PMT
  • Rating: Double Black
  • Steep, technical, and fast single-track with technical elements descending from Eagle's Nest. 1.3 miles (2.1 km)
Old 9 Line
  • Rating: Double Black
  • Extremely steep and technical with numerous drops and features, startling below Magic Forest. 0.4 miles (0.6 km)
Trail Information

Trails near Vail, not served by Gondolas or Ski Patrol

Along with excellent trails on Vail Mountain, mountain bike trails can be found elsewhere in the Vail Valley in the White River National Forest. These are not located on Vail Mountain and are not maintained by Vail. Here are a few popular trailheads within a short bike ride of Vail Village or Lionshead - for a full list and maps in the area, visit the Vail White River National Forest Mountain Bike Trails page.

 

  • Vail Pass Bike Path - An easy, paved trail from Vail to top of Vail Pass
  • Buffehr Creek - A difficult trail across I-70 from Vail Mountain
  • Davos Hill Climb - Located in West Vail, Davos is a great workout and only moderately technical
  • North Trail Buffehr Creek to Red Sandstone - A popular section of the North Trail system across from Vail Mountain
  • Red Sandstone Road - A 10 mile dirt road leading to Piney Lake
  • Son of Middle Creek - A more difficult section of the popular North Trail system

 
 Experienced mountain biker? Check out the Vail Recreation District's mountain bike race series which runs throughout the summer on Wednesday nights on a variety of local trails, on mountain and off. 

 

More Information:

Following your purchase you will receive an email confirming your transaction with instructions on how to pick up your Bike Rental.