Are there any stores that do all-mountain bike rentals in or near TO? I’ve got a friend coming in from the US for a weekend at the end of the month and would like to have three or four rides on some local trails. It’s a family affair so nothing intense – probably a couple hours in the north Don and another two or three similar rides at 3 Stage up near Collingwood – basically, a Friday to Monday type deal.
I think the only two places that rent proper trail bikes are Harwood and Buckwallow, but you have to ride them there.
I have seen a few post like these over the years and I don’t think I ever heard of anyone renting anything but road or commuter bikes like you pointed out.
Cycle Solutions in the Beaches is now $200/day for bikes (!!) with that credit applied to a new purchase. Sweet Petes is only Saturday-Sunday from the Brickworks location – we needed it on Friday in Toronto. Batemans is pretty reasonable but they do not have a Large bike for rental because it will be out for a couple months for repairs.
So I guess there’s not really any viable options in Toronto for a MTB bike rental – geez. We’re going to head up near Collingwood for the whole weekend instead, and are renting a Bad Habit from Kamikaze bikes at a reasonable $50/day.