Photo by Sterling Lorence
Summertime in Whistler brings droves of enthusiastic mountain bikers that line up at the Whistler Village Gondola, the access point to the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park! This adrenaline trip includes 200 kilometers of lift-serviced, gravity-fed descending trails ranging from gentle Coastal Forest cruisers and tight single tracks to steep rock faces and drop-offs. Looking to hone those skills? Visit the Green, Blue Zone, or Double Black Skills Centres with their array of obstacles from low-level novice planks to gnarly, North Shore-caliber challenges. Need for speed? The Bikercross Course has the whole package. Massive banked corners, table-tops, doubles, rhythm sections, you name it. Whistler Bike Park opens May 17, 2013.
Do you prefer a picnic than a pulse-racing time on two wheels? Enjoy a leisurely ride on the Valley Trail, a 30 kilometer paved path perfect for a satisfying cycle during your Whistler visit. Connecting Whistler Village to its satellite parks, beaches, playgrounds, and neighbourhoods, the trail has become a favourite with cyclists, strollers, and families.
Whistler Bike Rentals
Whistler has many bike rental companies with machines geared to your expectations and skill level.
Summit Sport Ski Bike Snowboard offers rental, retail, and servicing from their main shop location in the Hilton Whistler Resort, conveniently located just fifty feet from the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and close to many of our Whistler Accommodations. Providing locals and visitors with superior alpine sports equipment since 1987, Summit's knowledgeable staff offers the best in customer service while catering to all your high-altitude recreation needs. As North America's only Rocky Mountain Bicycle rental centre, Summit won't send you pedaling ill-equipped, whatever your particular taste. Destroying the downhill? Tackling the trails? A fleet of top-line bikes awaits you. The 2008 Rocky Mountain Flatline is an innovative race-ready downhill machine with a low-slung, laterally stiff frame. Whether nailing massive jumps or railing corners, this is the evolution of downhill performance. Check out the new Slayer SS. This agile ride with its low centre of gravity can easily navigate the harshest trails as well as handle big air, a guaranteed good time in the Mountain Bike Park. Proudly hand-built in Canada, the lightweight 2008 Rocky Mountain Fusion is the perfect way to navigate Whistler's Valley Trail!
Affinity Sports rents a range of bikes from their five locations: Whistler Clearance Centre, the Pinnacle Hotel, the Blackcomb Lodge, the Glacier Lodge, the Clock Tower Inn, Le Chamois Hotel and the Cascade Lodge.
Cross Country Connection, on the edge of Whistler Village and at the entrance to Lost Lake Park, deals in high-performance rental equipment featuring Specialized and Norco products.
Fanatyk Co. in Sundial Place offers an amazing selection of Whistler mountain bike rentals from cross-country to freestyle, featuring frames by Knolly and bikes by Norco and Chromag.
Fineline Ride Shop at Function Junction features Gary Fisher, Commencal, LeMond and Trek Bikes.
Garbanzo Bike and Bean at the base of the Bike Park, offers the gamut of downhill enthusiasts' needs including the latest and greatest in Kona and Santa Cruz Bikes as well as Oakley, Sombrio, Fox, RaceFace, WTB, Sugoi and Roach.
Snow Covers provide exceptional customer service as well as cutting-edge bike rentaks such as Rocky Mountain, Trek, Scott and Turner Bikes and Intense and Miele Cycles.
The Bike Co. serves both Whistler and Pemberton with a variety of rental cycles for all ages and skill-levels, including a comprehensive inventory of gear and accessories. This company also caters to road cyclists, carrying the line of Giant bikes and parts.
Whistler Outfitters provides discount mountain bike rentals starting at the end of April to coordinate with the summer-season opening of the Whistler Bike Park. From downhill to Valley Trail family bikes, these are some of the most affordable rental packages in the Village.
Whistler Village Sports, in the shadow of the Village Clock Tower, offers a fine selection of mountain bikes from freestyle to cross-country, featuring machines from Specialized Bicycles.
DID WE MENTION THAT WHISTLER HAS 1,200 METERS OF VERTICAL? Get to Whistler, BC for fantastic mountain biking!
Photo by Sterling Lorence