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How to hire a bike in Canberra

Updated 15 Dec 2023

We all know Australia’s cycling capital offers some of the best locations to ride a bike, but do you know where to hire a bike? Here is our list of bike hiring options in and around Canberra.

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SHARE A BIKE

Self-service bike rental Share A Bike is a simple way to grab a bike while you’re out and about. There are stations set up in the city and south of Lake Burley Griffin, and there are a wide variety of bikes available, including child bikes and even a couple of bike trailers to hook onto your rented wheels.

Swipe your credit card to get started with a Share A Bike station located at Crowne Plaza HotelLittle National HotelBrassey HotelAdina Serviced Apartments KingstonPinnacle Apartments, NewActon, Ovolo Nishi and QT Canberra. Rates start at $1.50 per hour (for a 24-hour hire) or $12 for a one-hour hire.

Father and daughter cycling near a lake with autumn trees in the background

CYCLE CANBERRA

 

Cycle Canberra has an extensive range of bike options for all riders and they offer free delivery and pickup to your accommodation or the lake. Hire rates vary depending on the type of bike. Rates for an e-bike start at $75, while a hybrid/city bike start at $40 and a tandem bike starts at $80. Choose whatever set-up suits you best.

Cycle Canberra also offers a wet weather guarantee to give you added peace of mind. If you book in advance and it rains on the day of hire, you are able to cancel your bike hire, free of charge.

Mountain bike rider at Stromlo Forest Park

CYCLE CITY HIRE

Cycle City Hire at Stromlo Forest Park has your mountain biking needs covered. Their full suspension bikes help you tackle the trails, while the littlies can also practice on a toddler balance bike. Safety gear is included in your rental. Book online and note that the shop front is open Saturdays and Sundays only. If you need a mid-week hire, contact Cycle City in Fyshwick.

These guys have thought of everything: a shuttle bus can take you and your bike to the top of the mountain and then when you safely make it to the base, you can grab a refreshment at the Handlebar.

LIVELO

When performance matters, go to Livelo. You can choose from high-quality carbon road bikes and have your choice delivered to your hotel concierge the night before your ride. Livelo will even collect the bike on your final rental day. Need to find the best road route? Book a guided road bike tour with Livelo.

Two yellow bikes with bags.

BROMPTON BIKES

Hireable from the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, Brompton Bikes are light, practical and convenient – and easy to ride. Included in your hire are helmets, a map, and a quick guide on how to steer, brake, and fold your bike. Because they are highly portable, foldable bikes, they’re easy to take on public transport, too. Hire fees range from $20 for two hours to $45 for a full day (adult prices).

BIKE STORES

Canberra has many cycling stores selling top quality bikes for all interests. You can kit yourself out with all the necessary gear to enjoy your ride around Canberra. Many bike stores also hire bikes to the public, including Pushy’s and Cycle City – both located in Fyshwick—so don’t look past them as another great hiring option when you’re visiting the capital city.

A GUIDED ADVENTURE

Head out on a tour for an invigorating adventure on two-wheels. Mulga Bicycle Tours can show you the sights of Canberra during the warmer months on a guided half-day Canberra Bike Tour, or a multi-day tour that takes in more of Canberra and surrounding NSW. Tours include bike and helmet hire, as well as a small bag to carry your essentials along the way.


The experienced crew at Dynamic Motivation operate Stromlo Forest Park shuttle services and also provide mountain biking skills training classes, including some special programs during the school holidays.

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