Biking Your Way Around Bozeman
With trails and paths all around town, plus easy access to world-class mountain biking that will get your blood pounding, Bozeman, Montana, is a blossoming bike-friendly city. Here’s your guide to dive into some two-wheeled adventures during your stay.
As a guest of RSVP Hotel BZN, all it takes to get out cruising on the town is to take advantage of one of the complimentary bike rentals available to you as our guest. You’ll look fab on one of the vintage-inspired beach cruisers, and you’ll get the chance to see the streets of Bozeman in a whole new way. This is the transportation à la mode for glitz, glamour and relaxation.
If you want to hit it a little harder and get the full Montana mountain biking experience on the trails, bike rental options are at your doorstep in the heart of town.
Bangtail Bikes offers demo bikes at day rental rates, so you can try before you buy, or just experience the smooth ride of a first-rate mountain bike. You’ll find everything from performance full-suspension mountain bikes to ebikes that help you pedal for rent at Owenhouse Cycling in downtown Bozeman. And nearby at Chalet Sports, find rugged offerings, with all rentals including a helmet and flat repair kit.
In-Town Bike Lanes Galore
This is what those beach cruisers were designed for—leisurely pedaling down bike lanes and along the side of quiet neighborhood streets. Let yourself explore a little while saving your tired tootsies from miles of walking. This is a new way to wander, cycling slowly with plenty of stops to find a tasty treat to keep you going or to sip down a foamy latte refuel.
Leave your bike on the sidewalk and peruse local boutiques, then mosey back to RSVP for some poolside pampering in your new duds! Be sure to grab the bubbly, and toast to a biking trip well spent.
Main Street to the Mountains
Bozeman’s Main Street to the Mountains trail system ups the ante while still keeping things mellow. This is the ideal training ground to ease your way into mountain biking while exploring Bozeman. Linking the core of Bozeman to the surrounding public lands, this trail system holds more than 80 miles of trail to discover.
Buy the $3 trail map at countless retailers around town, or load it up on your phone to get going. Better yet, go where your pedals take you, and follow the trail signs. You never know what you might find!
Hitting the Trails Hard
The call of the wild is strong in this part of the country, and the surrounding Forest Service and BLM land leave lots of room to play and pedal. This list of the 7 Best Mountain Biking Trails in Bozeman can get you started, but only the sky’s the limit when it comes to mountain biking. And with this many peaks around, only your muscles can stop you when it comes to climbing high.
Mix and Mingle from the Saddle
Bozeman’s bike-friendly vibe makes ample opportunities to meet locals and experience a different side of this mountain town.
Bangtail Bikes’ Monday night road rides strike the right balance between a killer workout and fun evening out. Meet just before 6 at the Bangtail shop, and then head out to put 15 to 30 miles under your tires. With all abilities welcome, you can’t go wrong.
Wednesday evenings are for the ladies. Bozeman Pedal Project can help you get out on the trails and explore the region like only the locals know. And since these rides are no-drop—so no one gets left behind—you know you have new BFFs to ride with, and you’ll be sure to find your way.
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