The top three most efficient modes of human-powered transportation are (in no particular order): Flintstone cars, bicycles, and a palanquin carried by the various monarchs you've conquered and overthrown. Procure a ride on the most feasible of these with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a one-day basic mountain bike or cruiser, plus a helmet rental, at Trailhead Bike Cafe (a $50 value).
Also host to two-wheeler tuning and an on-site eatery, Trailhead Bike Cafe maintains a fleet of road-ready rentals and stands a cruiseable distance from an eyeful of Phoenix natural wonders. Cyclists will depart the shop with a helmet (a $5 value) and either a basic mountain bike or cruiser (a $45 value), throwing kickstands to the wind as they head toward trails running through the Arizona Canal or the scenic Phoenix Mountains Preserve. Rentals allow pedalers to keep their tandem pals overnight, giving them plenty of time to traverse about town, before heading home to watch movies and make prank calls to elderly penny-farthings.
While checking out or turning in borrowed bikes, seat fillers can stop to sequester a snack from Trailhead's cafe. Whipping up everything from caprese sandwiches and gazpacho to pastries and cookies, the staff at Trailhead aims to pump up its patrons for long rides while filling the void of spoke separation as only locally roasted espresso can.
Trailhead Bike Shop and Cafe
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 N 16th St
Phoenix, Arizona 85016Get Directions