Frequently Asked Bike Questions
What precautions are taken during Covid times? All rental bikes are spray disinfected with an EPA certified Covid after they are returned. We no longer offer loaner helmets, but we do have them for sale at our cost of $22 each. Helmets are required for all bicycle riders without exception.
How do I pay? Bicycles are complimentary for Stanford Inn guests. (minimum age requirement is 10 years old.)
Why are bikes only available for Stanford Inn guests? Catch a Canoe is a part of the Stanford Inn. This season, bikes are only available for Stanford Inn guests, while boats are available to all. We simply don't have enough bikes for everyone and have not been able to purchase more from our suppliers, Cannondale and Trek during the Covid bike shortage.
Where are the bike trails? The big river trail is the closest to Catch a Canoe and it's a great one. It follows the river on the north side and winds it's way into the woods then back to the river several times. If you rode the entire trail, it would be a 22 mile journey out and back. Check out the trail map above. ↑
What kind of bikes do you rent? Cannondale Cujo hardtails. These are mountain bikes, most of which are set up with rise bars for more upright seating and gel saddles for comfort. They have 27.5" wheels and wider than normal tires at 2.8" which gives a smoother more stable ride.
Do you have child or pet carriers? We do not, the reason being is that the bike trail must be accessed by crossing the highway 1 bridge across big river which has a very narrow shoulder. This means the trailer will stick out into the traffic lane. We do not allow personal trailers or child seats to be installed on our rental bikes. We do loan bikes to children 10 years old and up. Several different ideas for safely carrying pets in baskets have been tried. Unfortunately none of these worked well because some dogs jump out or if they're leashed in, they still jump out and dangle from the basket.
Do you provide locks? Yes we do, upon request.
Do you sell trail maps? We have an excellent local trail map for biking or hiking printed on waterproof paper for $10 each.