Sun Valley ID Bike Rental Shops

These are the mountain bike rental prices for each of the shops. The shops may also rent road bikes, cruisers, and kids bikes.

Sun Valley Bike Rental Summary

We spent 6.4 hours researching Sun Valley and Ketchum bike rental prices, locations, and more. In short, here is what we think:

  • Downhill / Chairlift experience: Rent from Pete Lane’s bike shop at the Sun Valley resort. They are the only ones that carry true downhill bikes and you’ll have easy access to the chairlifts. Downhill rentals in Sun Valley for a full day are $129.
  • Hi-End Mountain bikes: If you’re looking to rent high-end demo bikes, we recommend Backwoods, Sturtevants or Elephant’s Perch. They carry brands like Pivot, Ibis, and Specialized and carry their high-end models.
  • Best Value: PKs Bikes offers the best value bike rental in the area with the Marin branded rentals.

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Mountain bike daily rental rates

  • Full Suspension Demo Rental Rates $50

Pete Lane’s Bike Shop

Pete Lane’s Village Bike Shop you can rent cruiser-style pathway bikes and mountain bikes, or shop a range of road, mountain and city bikes from Norco, Kona, Turner Intense and Linus.

Pete Lane’s Bike Rental Rates

Kona/Norco Downhill
Available only at Bald Mtn. Includes lift ticket.
N/A $129 $258 $387
Full Suspension XC $41 $51 $98 $141
Front Suspension $25 $35 $67 $97
Cervelo Road Bike $51 $61 $117 $168
Hybrid/Road Bike $25 $35 $67 $97
Electric Assist Road Bike $75 $99 $190 $273
Tandem $41 $51 $98 $141
Comfort Bike $25 $35 $67 $97
Big Kids Bike (24″ wheel) $17 $21 $40 $58
Small Kids Bike $15 $19 $36 $52
Trailer $15 $19 $36 $52
Tag-along $15 $19 $36 $52
Stroller/Jogger $15 $19 $36 $52

Elephant’s Perch Bike Shop

Brands rented: Specialized and Ibis

Elephant’s Perch Bike Rental Rates

*Multi Day Discount 3-6 Days 10% / 7-13 Days 20% / 14+ Days 30%

CHILD MTB $10.00 $15.00
YOUTH MTB $15.00 $25.00
MULTI USE / HYBRID $20.00 $30.00
SPORT / HARDTAIL MTB $35.00 $45.00
ROAD / GRAVEL / CX $45.00 $60.00
PREMIUM  $60.00 $80.00
ELECTRIC BIKE $60.00 $80.00

Sturtevants Bike Shop

Sturtevants bike rental rates

Half Day Full Day
Adult comfort bikes $19.99 $29.99
Explore bike (pavement to gravel) $29.99 $39.99
Road bikes $44.99 $59.99
Sport mountain bikes $29.99 $39.99
Performance mountain bikes $54.99 $69.99
Premium mountain bikes $74.99 $99.99
Electric explore bikes $54.99 $79.99
Electric full suspension mountain bikes $74.99 $99.99
Gravel grinder bikes $44.99 $59.99
Junior mini bikes $11.99 $15.99
Junior mountain bikes $14.99 $19.99
Trailers $14.99 $19.99

Formula Sports Ketchum

Formula sports bike rental rates

Mountain bikes 4 hours 24 hours
Full Suspension $55 $70
Premium full suspension $99
Electric full suspension MTB $75 $95
Gravel bikes $45 $60
City bikes
Town bikes $20 $30
Electric town bikes $50 $80
Tandem bikes $30 $40
Buggies and tag alongs $15 $20
Jr. MTB $15 $20
Kids $10 $15

Backwoods Ketchum Idaho

Backwood bike rental rates

1/2 day Full Day 24 hour rental Weekly
Comfort Bike $25 $30 $150
Full Suspension Pivot Demo $80 $100
E Bike $80 $100

Premium /High-End Mountain Bike Rentals Sun Valley – Ketchum

  • Retail for more than $4500
  • The average rental price a premium MTB is $98/day
  • Features:
    • Full suspension
    • Dropper seat post
    • Carbon frame
    • Hydraulic disc brakes
    • 1×12 drivetrain

Mid-Range Mountain Bike Rentals Sun Valley – Ketchum

  • Retail between $3000 to $4500
  • The average rental price of a mid-range MTB is $73/day
  • Features:
    • Full-suspension
    • Hydraulic disc brakes
    • Typically an Aluminum frame
    • 1×12 or 1×11 drivetrain

Standard Mountain Sun Valley – Ketchum Bike Rentals Sun Valley – Ketchum

  • Retail between $2000 to $3000
  • The average rental price of  a standard MTB is $60/day
  • Features:
    • Full Suspension

Hardtail Mountain Bike Rentals Sun Valley – Ketchum

  • Retail between $700 to $2000
  • The average rental price of a hardtail MTB is $45/day
  • Features
    • Front suspension only
  • We don’t recommend renting a hardtail bike if you’re doing some of the technical trails in the area.

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E-bikes / Pedal Assist Rentals Sun Valley – Ketchum

  • E-bikes / Pedal-assist bikes are available to rent in Sun Valley Ketchum
  • E-bikes are significantly heavier but help assist with pedaling which makes up the weight disadvantage. They can help you get in longer rides or assist with steep or technical uphills if you’re not in the best shape to make it with a regular geared bike.

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Sun Valley - Ketchum Mountain Biking FAQs

  • Although you may be able to walk in and rent a bike in Sun Valley during non-peak weekends, chances are most bike rental shops are going to be sold out of bikes during their peak weekends, or at least the exact bike that you’re looking for. We HIGHLY recommend renting in advance.
  • This will also help you save time on your vacation.  Most of the rental information and forms can be filled out online while you’re at work and supposed to be paying attention in the meeting (don’t worry, we won’t tell).

We list shops with the highest reviews (at least 4.0) on Google to make sure you have the best rental experience possible. If there is a shop that is missing, please let us know. We want to make sure we feature the top local outfitters with the best gear.

Damage protection is a tricky one, predicting whether you’ll need it or not would make us, well… actuaries. But, here are our thoughts on the matter.

  • When it’s worth it:
    • Riding technical trails: most trails have some degree of technicality. Even if you scratch just the stanchions on the fork, bike shops will charge you a pretty penny. And rightfully so, not only do they have to fix the repair, they may be out of stock on a bike that someone else could rent in the future.
    • Riding premium or high-end bikes:
      • The components are getting so expensive on these bikes, we think it is worth the $10/day to make sure you’re covered.
  • When you may not need it:
    • Riding green / easy trails
    • Riding cruisers around town

Remember, most damage to bikes actually happens during the transporting of the bikes. Don’t try to jam them into your car because you’re trying to save a few bucks on the shuttle or don’t want to rent a bike rack. It’s worth it to have a bike that’s going to be rideable when you get to the trail!

Oh, and remember to check the fine print with the shop. It typically doesn’t cover ALL damage to the bike, there is still a covered/not covered list, it is insurance after all 😉

Types of Mountain Bikes

Downhill mountain bike rental

  • Heaviest category of mountain bikes, designed to take a chairlift or a shuttle up and then ride downhill
    • A full-suspension bike with a lot of travel. The suspension travel is typically greater than 150mm.
    • Features: Typically 27.5″ tires, dropper seat posts, suspension travel of 6″ or more

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All Mountain / Enduro bike rental

  •  Designed for mostly downhill but riding some uphill to get there. Although newer bike designs and drivetrains have made the geometry very uphill friendly
  • Features: Travel between 155mm to 170mm,  27.5” wheels are the most popular in this category.
  • This would be the recommended mountain bike to rent for the enduro rider or if you’re planning a shuttle ride.

Here is an in-depth review of the differences between the trail and all-mountain category.

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Trail Mountain Bike Rental

  • Features: Between 130 to 150mm of travel, dropper seat posts, 27.5 or 29″ wheels.
  • This is the perfect bike for the non-shuttle trails, it’s the one bike category that does it all!

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Cross Country (lightest – designed for climbing and speed)

  • These bikes are light, have 29″ in wheels typically and are made for long rides that would require a lot of climbing or distance riding.
  • Features: Typically 29″ wheels, carbon fiber with limited features such as dropper seat posts to reduce overall bike weight.
  • Hardtail bikes are in this category as well


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Junior / Kids Bikes

  • Full suspension 24″ bikes aren’t always available for rent from most outfitters but can offer a great ride if your little one is riding the techy stuff already. If they are, that’s awesome! Send us a video!
  • 24″ and 20″ kids bikes are available to rent from most other bike rental shops in Sun Valley – Ketchum

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