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Roanoke Bike Rentals

Get a Bike Rental from Cardinal Bicycle

Whether you want to rent a bike while you’re in town or demo a bike before you buy, we have a wide range of rental options available. A rental bike is perfect if you want to explore a mountain bike trail, ride on the greenway, or plan a family outing.

  • Helmets, pedals, pumps and flat repair kit are included
  • Free cancellations and/or bike changes with 48+ hour notice
  • Cardinal offers insurance, which can be purchased with your rental
  • Walk-in rentals are welcome, except for e-bikes
  • Bring appropriate clothing, shoes, hydration, and/or gloves
  • Bike transportation is the responsibility of the renter

Check out Cardinal Bicycle Suggested Routes for where to ride.

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Bike Rental FAQ

What bike should I get?  

Roanoke is full of trails from mild to wild. Pick a bike for the terrain you plan on riding. The Rockhopper is great for Carvins cove XC trails, The Stumpy EVO can tackle big climbs and big descents, and The Levo E-Bike is perfect for getting to those hard to reach views! 

Where do I ride?

Roanoke is home to hundreds of miles of incredible trails. We recommend taking a look at the Cardinal Bicycle Suggested Rides page and planning a ride before you show up. Not all trails are appropriate for all riders, if you have a question call the shop and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.   

What happens if I have a mechanical issue or get a flat?

Cardinal Bicycle is not responsible for bicycle recovery or on-site repair. If you have a mechanical issue on the trail, you are responsible for the repair and recovery of the bicycle. Flat kits and pumps can be requested at pickup. 

Do you have insurance?

Yes, Cardinal Bicycle offers in-house insurance to protect you in the event of damage sustained during a ride.  Insurance is optional and may be purchased at the time of renting or in-store. Our plan covers up to $3000 of damage and does not cover theft or loss of bike or inappropriate transportation.
In store Waiver and damage notes. Note any damage or areas of concern when you sign your waiver. A staff member will add these notes to the rental paperwork.  

What if I want to rent TODAY?

Walk-in rentals are welcome.  Walk-in Rentals are weather dependent. Same day rentals are first come, first served.  

What if the bike says it’s not available? 

If a bike is “unavailable” online, it has been booked and is not available for rent. 

If a bike is “unavailable” online, it has been booked and is not available for rent. 

Can I Rent For My Upcoming Race?

Rental Bikes are not to be used for any races or events. Charges may be added for any customer who has used a rental in a race or event.

Do You Rent E-Bikes?  

Yes, and better yet, Roanoke is E-Bike friendly! We recommend making e-bike Reservations the day before. We do not guarantee full batteries on same day e-bike rentals.  

Do you offer group discounts?  

For a large group or custom program please email

What should I bring?  

Our rentals come with a variety of extras that you can add on to your rental for Free! We do ask that you bring the appropriate Clothing, shoes, Hydration pack or water bottle, and Gloves.  

What does my rental come with?  

Bikes are equipped with pedals of your choosing. Pumps, flat repair kit and helmets. Simply select your preferred options on the online form at the time of reservation.  

How do I transport my rental?

Transportation is the responsibility of the renter. We do not permit rental bikes to be transported on hanging style hitch racks or trunk racks. These racks do not secure bikes appropriately and can result in damage to the bike and your vehicle. Any damage to bikes as a result of improper transportation will result in repair charges. We offer tray-style bike rack rentals to help you safely transport your rental bike.

What’s the cancellation policy?  

Bikes changed or cancelled less than 48 hours before a rental will be charged a $30 fee per bike. No Call or no Shows will incur a $30 fee. Cancellation fees do not apply for weather related cancellations.  

What if I am late returning?

Bikes that are returned past the agreed upon time will be subject to a $100 late fee PER bike. Bikes should never be left unsupervised before opening or after closing for return.  If unattended bikes are stolen, the responsibility lies with the renter.

What's the weight limit for riders?

All of our rental bikes have a weight limit of 275lbs.

What are the rental hours?

Cardinal Bikes are available for rent daily, Tuesday-Saturday. Rentals start at 9am and must be returned by 6pm the same day. Multi-day rentals are available!

Are multi-day rentals available?

1, 2 and 3 day rentals are available. If you need a bike longer than 3 days, please email for pricing.

Coffee, Lunch & Brews

The Cardinal Cafe at the Grandin location features nutritious options, perfect for that pre-ride protein fix, all made fresh locally thanks to Yard Bull Meats and Crystal Spring Grocery Co. Our Grandin Village location is more than just a bike shop, and we want you along for the ride.

Ride with Confidence

Here at Cardinal, we want to make sure you're educated and aware of your bike and how to ride it. Cardinal Bicycle University is a series of classes that will help you build a solid base of skills. Our certified instructors will help you start every ride with confidence, from navigating trails to replacing a tire or chain.