Our locations

Rentals & tours

Rentals & tours

Our goal is to provide you with an unforgettable 5-star cycling experience.

We offer a variety of premium quality bikes and ebikes in the newest models available. Our rental bikes are in like-new condition, serviced daily by our very talented mechanics, and are replaced with new bikes every 6-12 months. These are not your typical entry level, low quality bikes that you will find at other 'rental only' operations.

We only sell premium quality bikes so that is what you will find in our rental fleet.

Our bikes cost on average two to three times what other rental-only shops pay for theirs. Our bikes perform better and look better than any other bikes you will find on the Peninsula. This is something we take great pride in offering our customers. 

Also, for those looking to 'try before you buy', we do credit up to $300 in rental fees towards bike purchases, no strings attached.

"A Premium Biking Experience in some of the most scenic & spectacular locations in California"

RENT A BIKE



Our picturesque California locations

Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel is a picturesque seaside European-style village with an old-world feel. Constantly ranked as one of the most charming and romantic cities in the US, Carmel was founded by poets and artists and nature conservationists, and is on the Northern edge of Big Sur. This town oozes charm and sophistication. Enjoy cycling along stunning Scenic Road which hugs the Carmel coastline, and is only a few blocks from our shop. Take in the beauty of turquoise blue waters and white powder sand beaches (the most beautiful beach in California is also dog-friendly). Marvel at the windswept Monterey Cypress Trees that line the roads. This area is super hilly, so our ebikes are an ideal way to get around. 

We are also the closest bike shop to famed 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach. Cycle along this iconic bucket list roadway, stopping for a picnic lunch on one of many stunning beaches, or enjoy dining at one of the Pebble Beach Resorts iconic restaurants. The Bench overlooks the famous 18th hole, or cycle down to The Inn at Spanish Bay and enjoy their outdoor dining area overlooking the ocean while listening to Scottish Bagpipes. Enjoy the Lone Cypress Tree, The Ghost Trees and Fanshell Cove. Spot sea lions and otters in the water, and pass an abundance of local deer grazing along the courses, beach dunes and the protected Del Monte Forest. Whatever you choose to do, you are in for a magical experience that will be the highlight of your trip to the area. 

Our most popular routes include Scenic Drive in Carmel, 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach and Point Lobos. Bike any of these spectacular routes from our shop in downtown Carmel-by-the -Sea. Or take some of our mountain bikes out to Fort Ord or down to Big Sur for an unforgettable off-road cycling experience. 

Mill Valley (Marin/San Francisco Bay Area)

Visit us at the Historic Mill Valley Lumber Yard and cycle from our shop in a dedicated bike lane around scenic Mill Valley, Tiburon and Sausalito. Enjoy the magical redwoods and the picturesque coastal seaside villages of Marin here in Northern California. The Mill Valley Lumberyard is a charming little establishment of boutique shops and eateries. Enjoy outdoor food and dining at FlourCraft Bakery or Watershed. This historic property was going to be demolished and replaced with condos before the owners purchased it and lovingly restored it into what it is today. Now the 'Yard' as it is referred to by many is considered one of the best 'locals' hangouts in all of Marin. Enjoy the monthly Makers Market on the second Saturday of each month and live music most weekends. 

Cycle the Marin Headlands or over the Golden Gate Bridge to Golden Gate Park and San Francisco, or you can cycle up Mount Tam (the birthplace of mountain biking) on some of our electric mountain bikes. This was once the route for a gravity car that was pushed to the top of the mountain by a train before being released to go racing back down the mountain (the first roller coaster?). The route from our shop up the ridge of the mountain is mostly 5 percent grade the entire way up and offers stunning views of the bay and downtown San Francisco off in the distance. This is a ride that anyone can do, ideal for couples and families of all ages, or even small corporate groups. Looking for something more technical? There are plenty of other trails in the area to choose from. We are always happy o help you map out your ideal ride. 

Montecito (Santa Barbara)

Our newest shop is located on the charming, Spanish-style Coast Village Road where star sightings happen on the daily at Lucky's Steakhouse, and next door at Mediterranean hang-out Coast & Olive. Along this small exclusive stretch of roadway near The Four Seasons and Rosewood Miramar you will find charming boutique shops and restaurants. This low-key, yet sophisticated community came into the limelight when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to trade in British Royal life and settle down here. Neighbors include Oprah and Ellen, just to name a few. 

Cycle from our shop along beautiful Butterfly Beach and then down the bike trail along the palm tree-lined waterfront towards downtown State Street in Santa Barbara and the Funk Zone, both located just a few miles away. Or bike up to San Ysidro Ranch or the incredible Lotus Land Gardens. If you love gardens and architecture, you can bike the back roads of this exclusive community and enjoy sightseeing at your leisure. As you get away from the coastline, the terrain gets hilly, so our ebikes are ideal for enjoying this area. Beaches in the area are dog friendly, so bring the pup(s) for a cycling adventure. 

 

Monterey (Historic Cannery Row)

Our Monterey shop is located on the ground floor of the beautiful Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa, directly overlooking the Monterey Bay and right on the Monterey Rec Trail. Cycle from our shop on a dedicated bike lane to Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pacific Grove. Most cyclists head along the coast through scenic PG past the Point Pinos Lighthouse and the John Denver memorial into Pebble Beach to enjoy cycling along iconic 17 Mile Drive. This route will offer you views of some of the most beautiful coastline in all of California.  

Guests of the hotel and other local hotels enjoy discounts, and we also offer complimentary valet parking to all of our guests that are renting bikes from us for the day. Just bring your ticket from the Valet to us for validation when you come in to pick up your bikes.  Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch from the on-site chef, or stop for lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area. Let us help you plan your perfect outing. 




Guided tours

Carmel - 17 Mile Drive Tour

This is our most popular tour. Take our Specialized Turbo Como bikes on a three hour guided tour of Carmel and Pebble Beach (17 Mile Drive).

From $69/pp, up to 10 riders.

Book now

Carmel Bikes, Bites & Bevs Tour

We have partnered with Carmel Food Tours to bring you a unique Carmel experience that incorporates cycling, hiking (at Point Lobos) and a Carmel walking food and wine tour.

From $149/pp.

Visit Carmel Food Tour

BOOK NOW

Carmel & Point Lobos Tour

Explore points of interest in Carmel on bike, then cycle over to Point Lobos for some amazing hiking and a picnic lunch. 3-4 hours.

From $79/pp, up to 10 riders.

BOOK NOW

Fort Ord Tour (Carmel or Monterey)

Join us for an off- road cycling experience at Ford Ord National Monument. Enjoy riding premium quality Specialized Turbo Levo full suspension e-mtn bikes on beginner level to advanced trails.

From $89/pp, up to 6 riders.

BOOK NOW

Bike Mount Tam (Mill Valley)

Our newest Mill Valley cycling experience! Enjoy riding up Mount Tam on premium quality Specialized Turbo Levo full suspension e-mtn bikes on a 20 mile round trip fire road that takes you to the top of Mount Tam- AMAZING views of San Francisco and the Bay Area!

From $89/pp, up to 6 riders.

BOOK NOW

Custom Tours

Let us customize a group tour for you. Contact us for details and pricing.

BOOK NOW



Frequently Asked Questions

Carmel: Our most popular routes include Scenic Drive in Carmel, 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach and Point Lobos for our road bikes. Or you can head to Fort Ord or Big Sur for some incredible off road trail riding on our mountain bikes. You can choose from easy to challenging routes and they're all guaranteed to be beautiful. 

Mill Valley: You can cycle all around beautiful Marin County- Mill Valley, Mount Tam (birthplace of mountain biking), Tiburon, Sausalito, the Muir Woods, the Marin Headlands, the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. With our pedal assist bikes you can ride farther and longer and hills are flattened for a super enjoyable cycling experience. 

Complimentary helmets, locks and gloves are included with each rental, along with maps or Garmin GPS (based on availability). We also offer bike baskets and backpacks.  

Multi day bike rentals are discounted 50% for each additional day. Weekly rates are available- please contact us to discuss. Select local hotels and establishments also offer discounted rates- please check with your hotel for any specials or promotions. 

Carmel-by-the-Sea and Mill Valley local residents, including business owners and employees, all receive a complimentary one hour electric bike rental- stop by or call us for details.

We offer 20% off all rental rates for returning customers (cannot be combined with other discounts). Contact us for details. 

We deliver bikes to remote locations and hotels outside of Carmel for those that want to do a different ride. Please contact us to discuss pricing and options. 

Try before you buy: While you are welcome to demo any of the bikes we sell at no charge, we do allow you to rent bikes for longer demo rides to get a real feel for the bike. We will credit up to $300 in rental fees towards the purchase of any of our bikes. 

Change/Cancellation:  You are welcome to change the date of the reservation (based on availability) or cancel the reservation outright and a store credit will be provided (can be used for a store purchase or a future rental). We do not offer refunds on cancellations or no shows unless it is raining.

Rainy Days:  Customers are offered a full refund on rainy days. We reserve the right to cancel any reservation based on poor weather conditions- in the event we have to cancel due to the weather you will receive a full refund.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram

@maddogsbikeshop