Cycling in Arizona

Select Local Merchants

Trailhead Bike Shop and Cafe fulfils every gearhead's two basic needs: offering the sale and repair of all things bike-related, and calories. The shop's group of certified bike technicians keeps frames of all makes and models in bikini-ready shape and top form with detailed repair services, and can help customers find their steely soulmate from their selection of road and mountain bikes. On the other side of the shop, a café with blazing WiFi keeps riders as road ready as their two-wheelers, serving up a savory selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, smoothies, coffee drinks, and soup. After nourishing both selves and steeds, riders can hit the trails of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, which begin just outside the shop.

6825 North 16th Street
Phoenix,
AZ
US

The serious cyclist needs more than just a bike—there’s a whole inventory of gear, parts, and accessories that make bicycling fun, safe, and comfortable. That’s where ProBike Tucson steps in, offering the both essential bicycling components and new technology-enhanced gadgets, plus a team of techs to the keep bikes running smoothly. Riders outfit themselves in Garneau helmets, Oakley eyewear, and Shimano shoes that help improve performance while competing in cyclist fashion shows. Peruse ProBike’s selection of bikes, which spans brands from Pinarello and BMC to Ridley. Customers can chat with staff members to choose what kind of cycle would be best for their wants, whether road, mountain, tri, or urban bike.

Fitter Tim Carolan and mechanic Scott Anderson work to ensure that each cyclist's machine runs optimally with the cyclist’s body and with the road. Bikes can roll in for tune-ups and complete overhauls. For especially mysterious problems—perhaps when the brake stops working or when the bicycle bell keeps attracting unwanted mountain lions—the shop’s staff is happy to take look and determine the problem.

6540 E Tanque Verde Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US

City streets. Lakeside trails. Untamed mountains. One of the world's most versatile vehicles, the bike can travel across an incredible variety of terrain and most frozen custards. But despite this, no one cycle fits every job. That's where Cactus Bike comes in. Its locations in Chandler and Ahwatukee contain a jungle of mountain, road, BMX, cruisers, and other bike types. Each shop is also home to expert technicians who customize, or in some cases, completely rebuild these cycles.

Cactus Bike's team helps clients select and customize the perfect bike for their chosen activity. Maybe it's creating a road bike for competition, or perhaps a commuter bike that's comfortable enough to ride to and from the office. An extensive rental fleet lets unsure patrons try out different types, including downhill, freeride, and cross-country mountain bikes that renters can ride straight from the Ahwatukee location to nearby South Mountain. Once a choice has been made, the shop's technicians maintain them for long lives on the road with a full slate of tune-up, wheel, and suspension services.

1960 S Alma School Rd.
Chandler,
AZ
US

Bike Emporium’s able staff equips riders with bicycles and accessories from top brands and keeps gear running smoothly with repair and maintenance services. Walk-ins can ride out of the store atop new spinning spokes by Giant, Electra, or Haro, as well as recumbent bikes by Sun. When any make or model of bike requires maintenance, wounded wheels benefit from a full range of repair services, including flats fixed while the owner waits and tune-ups completed in 24 hours. Bike Emporium also rents out bicycles ($17/hour; $37/day) and points riders in the direction of the Greenbelt half a mile away, a nearby mountain bike trail, and a giant hamster wheel that affords riders spectacular views of the skyline.

8443 E McDonald Dr
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

At Wheel Fun Rentals, visitors can traverse surrounding areas in fun paddle- and pedal-propelled vessels while soaking in oft-overlooked scenery, which would not be possible while buckled to a car seat or an Acme rocket. Established in 1999, Wheel Fun Rentals provides locals and tourists with an engaging way to sightsee while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Customers can rent a wide range of vehicles, such as a paddleboat ($15 per hour), surrey ($20–$30 per hour), scooter ($5 per hour), or kayak ($15 per hour) to traverse the verdant nature trails of Encanto Park or the glittering lake and bustling recreational center of Kiwanis Park.

111 East Baseline Road
Tempe,
AZ
US

Climbing onto one of AZ Pedal Tours' urban cruisers?or tandems, or with a little one on the back in a trailer or co-pilot seat?locals and tourists alike can enjoy Flagstaff on two wheels, rather than in gas-hungry cars or power-hungry horses. With four types of tours to choose from, any cyclist can find the perfect ride, from the family-friendly historic tour to the adults-only beer tour. During the latter, guides spend 20 minutes showing visitors Flagstaff's area breweries, then set them free with two hours of bike rentals, allowing bikers to hit up their beer-maker of choice.

106 W Aspen Ave.
Flagstaff,
AZ
US