Glacier National Park Bike Rental
We offer men’s, women’s and children’s Raleigh Cadent 3 bikes for rent. Raleigh Cadent 3 are excellent hybrid bikes and offer plenty of gears for alternating between uphill climbs and downhill coasts.
Kid’s Raleigh Bikes – Bike Frame Sizes:
24” frame = 56”- 62” youth / tween
20” frame = 48” – 56” youth 8 -12 years of age
What’s Included In Bike Rental:
-Repair kit with extra tube if there is a flat (one per rental party)
Glacier National Park Bike Rental Cost
Adults Bikes are $45 per day.
Kid Bikes are $35 per day.
We rent bike carriers, too! $15/day, several options to fit a variety of cars.
Book online, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 406-387-5555 to reservation your Glacier National Park bike rental!
Biking in Glacier National Park: FAQ
#1 How Far is Spring Biking in Glacier National Park?
It depends on how far the plow crews are in plowing the road to Logan Pass. They typically plow weekdays, and often are finished before 5 pm, turning the “road closed” sign around at the Loop as they leave their work for the day. If you’re biking during the time they are plowing, you will not be able to go past the Loop. But if you’re biking when they are not plowing — for example, on the weekends and many Fridays — you will be able to go as far past the Loop as the plowing allows you to go.
It also depends on where you start.
If you’re going on a guided tour with us, we’ll leave from Lake McDonald Lodge or the Avalanche campground, 5.5 flat miles down the road. If we leave from Avalanche, the road is largely flat for the first 6 miles, with a slight climb. The views are stunning, especially without distracting vehicle traffic. Then, the elevation gain begins to pick up as you ascend the next 2 miles to the Loop. Upon reaching “The Loop,” the single hairpin turn on the west side of the Going to the Sun Road, we’ll gain another 3,000 feet in elevation as we climb the 9 final miles to Logan Pass — if the plows have gotten that far. The earlier in the season you visit, the further away the plows will be. If you are able to bike from Avalanche to Logan Pass, you will ride a total of about 34 miles.
If you’re on a self-guided adventure, you can rent bikes at our office. Then, you can rent a bike carrier from us and drive to Avalanche.
You can also bike directly from here — we are located on the Gateway to Glacier Bike Path, which connects to the Going to the Sun Road. That’s approximately an additional 18.3 miles, one way, to your journey. The road will likely be open to vehicle traffic, at least to Lake McDonald. But again, it depends on the time of year and ever changing conditions in Glacier National Park. If you leave from our office and bike to Logan Pass, you will ride a total of about 70 miles.
A third option is to bike from our office to the Apgar Visitors Center and catch the bike shuttle, sponsored by the park’s fundraising partner, the Glacier National Park Conservancy, to the Avalanche parking lot. Currently, this shuttle only operates on the weekends in the spring. Donate to the Conservancy’s efforts here. Learn more about this shuttle’s hours of operation here.
Overall, you should know that it takes about 45 minutes for a reasonably fit person to ride from Sprague Creek to Logan Creek, and another 3 hours to ride from Logan Creek to Logan Pass. Coming down is faster, but it’s still at least a half a day’s adventure to bike the entirety of the alpine section.
#2 What Are the Restriction on Biking in Glacier National Park?
Starting June 15, first 8 miles of the Going to the Sun Road are restricted to bicycles between 11am and 4pm, i.e. from Apgar to Sprague. As summer unfolds and the Going to the Sun Road opens fully to vehicle traffic, other restrictions go into effect. From June 15th until Labor Day, east-bound/uphill bike traffic is prohibited from Logan Creek to Logan Pass between 11am and 4pm. Check the park’s biking page for the latest rules and regulations here.
#3 Do I Need Bear Spray for Biking in Glacier National Park?
If you’re on a guided biking tour with us, your guide will have bear spray. If you’re not with us, we recommend carrying a can in one of the water bottle carriers on your bike — it’s always best practice to keep it handy!
You should also bring water, food, and layers — just like you would if you were hiking. And speaking of hiking, there will likely be hikers on the road – share the road, please.
#4 Can My Dog Go, Too?
Sorry, no. During the spring, pets are not permitted past the road closure gates, which are typically at Lake McDonald Lodge or Avalanche on the West Side, and at Rising Sun on the east.
#5 Are Electric Bikes permitted on the Going to the Sun Road?
No, they are not allowed past the closed gates — typically at Lake McDonald, Avalanche, and Rising Sun — on the Going to the Sun Road. Read more here.