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Copper Harbor Bike Rentals

Shop Information

Specializing in epic Copper Harbor mountain biking (Copper Harbor is featured in TripOutside’s best mountain biking towns) and world-class Lake Superior sea kayaking, Keweenaw Adventure Company is the hub for human-powered recreation in Keweenaw County. They provide the gear and adventures that connect people with awe and respect to the Keweenaw Peninsula.  Keweenaw Adventure Company contributes to the region’s well-being through education, stewardship, conservation and sustainable tourism.

Established in 1994, Keweenaw Adventure Company offers a variety of adventure gear rentals, guided day and multi-day trips and tours on Keweenaw Peninsula, Lake Superior and Isle Royale National Park. They operate a small retail shop, bicycle, canoe & SUP rentals, bike service, interpretive guided eco-tours, lodging and a shuttle service.

More than just a shop, they have also built their reputation as advocates, trail builders, community organizers and folks who like to have a good time.

Rental Information

Keweenaw Adventure Company offers mountain and comfort bike rentals for your biking adventures in Copper Harbor.  Rentals include helmet & fanny pack with tire pump, inner tube, tire irons, chain tool and allen wrench set.

Copper Harbor Mountain Bike Rentals 2-hour 5-Hour Full day Two day (Overnight) Three Day (Overnight)
MTB Tech/Enduro $60 $80 $100 $180 $255
MTB Dual Suspension $45 $65 $85 $150 $210
MTB Hard Tail 29ER $35 $50 $65 $110 $150
MTB Fat Bike Rentals $35 $50 $65 $110 $150
MTB Kids Rental $20 $30 $40 $70 $90
Comfort Bike Rental $20 $30 $40 $70 $90

Tour Information

Join the Keweenaw Adventure Company bike tours and be introduced to historic locations, uninhabited Lake Superior shoreline, inland lakes, streams and waterfalls, old-growth forests and high-point panoramic views!

Copper Harbor Biking Tours Duration Adult Rate Kids Rate
Copper Harbor Bike Tour Singletrack Adventure (includes bike & shuttle) 5 Hours $85 $55
Copper Harbor Singletrack Adventure (includes bike & shuttle) 2.5 Hours $145 $95

Looking for more adventure on the Keweenaw Peninsula?  Keweenaw Adventure Company also specializes in world-class kayaking tours and rentals on Lake Superior!

Trail Info

Copper Harbor Trail System on Trailforks.com


FAQs

Q What is Copper Harbor's timezone?

Copper Harbor is on EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

Q Can I cancel or reschedule my tour or lesson?

CANCELLATION POLICY: Payments are refundable, minus a 15% cancellation fee, with notice any time prior to ONE WEEK of scheduled activity — otherwise non-refundable unless the optional Trip Protection has been purchased.

WEATHER POLICY: All tours are subject to rescheduling, alternate destinations or possible cancellations due to wind, wave or other UNSAFE weather conditions. Light to moderate rains, fog or cool weather do not necessarily cancel a tour, though. Customers often find paddling in the rain more enjoyable than they thought, since they are well protected from the elements by the kayak, spray skirt, wetsuit, lifejacket, personal rain jacket and hat, and generate body heat as they paddle. That all said, we will certainly not venture out in a heavy downpour or if thunderstorms are present — and full payments will be refunded if staff determines a weather cancellation.

TRIP PROTECTION (OPTIONAL): This in-house trip cancellation insurance covers rentals, tours and shuttles (not lodging) and is optional to purchase ($15/booking). If you subscribe to this option, you understand that it allows you to cancel your rentals, tours and/or shuttles up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled reservation and receive a refund minus a 15% cancellation fee. You understand that Trip Protection is void in cases where a 24 hour notice of cancellation is not provided AND DAY OF CANCELLATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Q What are included in the bike rentals?

Rentals include helmet & fanny pack with tire pump, inner tube, tire irons, chain tool and allen wrench set.

Q Do I need to make reservations for tours and rentals?

All tours and rentals require a reservation at least 24 hours in advance to guarantee availability. Walk-ins are welcome, but availability is not guaranteed.

NOTE: The shop will always try to accommodate reservations made less than 24 hours in advance, depending on availability of equipment and guides, if applicable.

Q Can I reschedule or cancel my rental?

CANCELLATION POLICY: Payments are refundable, minus a 15% cancellation fee, with notice any time prior to ONE WEEK of scheduled activity — otherwise non-refundable unless the optional Trip Protection has been purchased.

WEATHER POLICY: Full payments will be refunded in the event of UNSAFE weather conditions, such as heavy downpours and thunderstorms & lightening. Please note, though, a light to moderate rain, fog or cool weather does not cancel a rental.

TRIP PROTECTION (OPTIONAL): This in-house trip cancellation insurance covers rentals, tours and shuttles (not lodging) and is optional to purchase ($15/booking). If you subscribe to this option, you understand that it allows you to cancel your rentals, tours and/or shuttles up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled reservation and receive a refund minus a 15% cancellation fee. You understand that Trip Protection is void in cases where a 24 hour notice of cancellation is not provided AND DAY OF CANCELLATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Q What if the weather is bad?

While KAC will try to reschedule, full payments will be refunded in the event of rental cancellations due to unsafe riding conditions, such as thunder/lightening/downpour.

NOTE: Rain, fog or cool weather does not necessarily cancel a rental. The trails can be riden in the rain, with excellent drainage and erosion control.

Q What type of certifications do the staff have?

All of guides (kayak and mountain bike) either possess a valid Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification or a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification.

All staff members have certification in CPR.

Several of the staff have degrees in Outdoor Recreation and Management.

At the beginning of each season, employees undergo company staff training, 1-3 days in duration depending on their position, to prepare for the season.

Q Is there a charge to ride the trails?

There is no charge to ride the trails. If you ride the trails and enjoy your experience, donations to support their maintenance and development by the non-profit Copper Harbor Trails Club are appreciated! Maps of the trail system are also sold as a revenue source to support the trails.

Q How far is the trail head?

Just across the street.

Q Can you ride the trails when they're wet?

The trails are sustainably built on rocky terrain and soils that drain well. There are numerous boardwalks, bridges and armored sections that address any areas of concern. The trails have seldom ever closed during wet conditions and are open most all of the time when raining and/or after the spring thaw and trails have been declared open-for-the-season. Riders should, however, exercise extreme caution on boardwalks and exposed bedrock, as they do become slippery when wet. That all said, our Mountain Bike Shuttle service runs rain or shine!

Q When is the best season to ride?

The “best time” to ride is relative to every rider who visits. The fact that we are so far north, provides cool weather most of the summer with temperatures topping out at 80 degrees in July. Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day are the most popular weekends in Copper Harbor and also on the trails. The first week or two before Memorial day is quiet and cool; the weeks following Memorial Day are also quite quiet and a little warmer. June usually proves to be mild in temperature. July and August tend to be the most popular months in Copper Harbor because temperatures peak and Lake Superior is warm enough to swim in. After Labor Day, the town becomes relatively quiet again with exception to weekends. The climate often drops temperature and more rain storms come through. The first half of October is when the Fall colors are in their prime. Riding through Orange, Red and Yellow forest is a real treat!

Q Do I need to make a reservation for the mountain bike shuttle?

Mountain Bike Shuttle has scheduled service times on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and 1st Fridays all season long, and on Tuesday evenings from the 1st week of June until the last week of August. Additional BONUS shuttle days are announced regularly on our Facebook page.

Reservations are not required to ride the shuttle during these schedule times, however one can save time by avoiding the line and reserving online ahead of time.

Q Do you offer mountain bike shuttles on the weekends?

During non-scheduled shuttle times, KAC offers a “Schedule Your Own Shuttle” option. Runs during non-scheduled times are most often available to walk-ins, though to guarantee availability it is suggested you schedule your run(s) by reservation either online, or simply by giving us a call.

Q Are E-bikes allowed in the Copper Harbor trails?

There are a plenty of two-track dirt roads and old logging roads not part of the single-track trail system, which are e-bike friendly. There are also crushed gravel trails out to Hunter’s Point, Lake Fanny Hooe and Fort Wilkins State Park. Additional premier destinations in the area that are local favorites include Horseshoe Harbor, Estivant Pines and Manganese Falls, all of which are accessible by a series of paved and dirt roads. Ultimately, e-bikes are not allowed on the Copper Harbor single-track trails due to the sensitive nature of the Club’s land use agreements with the land owners that together compose the greater Trail System.

Q What are the shop hours?

Monday 10am-7pm
Tuesday 10am-8pm
Wednesday 10am-7pm
Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday 10am-8pm
Saturday 9am-7pm
Sunday 9am-6pm
Post Trails Fest/Labor Day Weekend: Closes at 5pm (Mon.-Fri.) and 6 p.m. (Sat. – Sun.)
SHOP OPENS Memorial Day Weekend
SHOP CLOSES Mid-October
LODGING OPEN YEAR-ROUND
*Hours are subject-to-change slightly depending on what the weather dictates… please call ahead of time.*

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