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Plan a Ride

Bike? Check! Now Plan Your Ride!

Our bike rental store is conveniently located in North Scottsdale, Arizona near Scottsdale’s renowned McDowell Sonoran Preserve off of the 101 freeway. Restaurants, coffee houses and shopping are close by for your convenient pre- or post-ride recharging. Here on the edge of the city and the desert, there are a multitude of road and casual bike routes perfect starting right at the doors of our bike rental shop as well as mountain bike trails nearby. The best beginner and intermediate mountain bike trails in the area are a short 20 minute drive from our shop while there are intermediate-advanced level trails within riding distance from our door.

Bike Routes on Ride with GPS

We’ll help you make the most of your ride with a variety of navigational tools, aids, and advice. If you download the free app Ride with GPS and create a free account (takes 3 seconds!), you’ll have access to view and download all of our favorite road, mountain, and casual bike routes. When you get to the shop, we’ll lend you a mount for your handlebar so you can receive turn-by-turn directions on your ride from Ride with GPS!

OUR TOP ROUTES

  1. 33-Mile Shop Route (Road)
  2. 50-Mile Around the McDowell Mountains (Road)
  3. 16.2 Mile – The Scottsdale Greenbelt (Casual Paved Path)
  4. 9 Mile – DC Ranch Ride (Casual Paved Path)
  5. 10.5 Mile – Brown’s Ranch Ride (Mountain Bike)

AOA SHOP ROUTES

From our bike shop’s location in North Scottsdale right off the 101 freeway, there are multiple road bike routes you can start right out the shop door. Click the button below to see more than 20 road bike routes that start from AOA.

AOA HOTEL ROUTES

If you’re staying in one of the resorts around the Valley, we can deliver your rental to the hotel the night before your rental period begins. Here are road bike routes that start from a few of the hotels we deliver to.

Greater Phoenix Bikeways

This interactive map has been put together by the Maricopa Association of Governments and is an excellent resource for finding the best bike routes around Phoenix’s Valley of the Sun, including paved bike paths, mountain bike trails, and road bike routes in Phoenix. It also conveniently indicates bike shops and transit centers across the valley. The map does not notate difficulty of route or potential hazards, for questions about routes please ask the AOA bike shop staff, we’re happy to help.

Mountain bike tour group on Arizona desert trail

Get Social, Get Competitive, Get on Strava!

Head over to Strava, get a new QOM or KOM on one of our routes, let us know, and you’ll win some free AOA Swag!

GARMIN USERS

If you have your own Garmin, you can download our GPX routes below!

Shop Ride

 

South Mountain Climb for Breakfast

 

Around the McDowell Mountains Ride

 

Bartlett Lake Out and Back Ride

 

Carefree Century Ride

 

FAQ

What kind of bikes does AOA rent? What is AOA’s bike rental cancellation policy? What is included in every bike rental? Find out all this and more on our Bike Rental FAQ page!