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Biking Zion — Frequently Asked Questions

Our top 20 questions (two are there to make you laugh) asked by our beloved customers.

Q:Can I ride my bike in Zion National Park?
A:Yes. Your best option is the Pa’rus Trail (~1.4 mile paved trail) which connects you onto the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. You can then ride ~7.0 miles all the way up Zion Canyon to the Temple of Sinawava. In our opinion it’s the best way to experience Zion Canyon and avoid the long wait lines for the canyon shuttles. Take a picnic, park your bike and hike a trail, or transport your gear for an epic Zion Narrows adventure.
Q:What types of bikes do you rent?
A:We rent all kinds of bikes, exclusively, from Trek (they don’t suck). Our hybrid canyon bikes are ideal for touring Zion Canyon. For mountain biking outside the park, we have a variety of front and full suspension bikes in both 27.5 and 29 sizes. We’ve got road bikes, kids bikes, eBikes, even a tandem bike. We even have a pogo stick. See our pricing and options. Oh, just to be clear, the pogo stick isn’t for rent.
Q:Can I ride my bike from Zion Cycles into the Park?
A:Yes. We’re just a mile from the park entrance. We’ll direct you from the shop (it’s easy).
Q:Can I park my car at Zion Cycles to go into the Park?
A:If you rent with us, you can park with us (limited to space availability).
Q:Can I take my bike on the canyon shuttle?
A:Yes. Each shuttle can transport two bikes. While you can shuttle your rented canyon bike(s) part or all the way up canyon, you’ll likely still get stuck in the long shuttle lines. We’re happy to consult with you on your options.
Q:Will your bikes fit my kid?
A:Yes, for solo riders we have a range of sizes and options. Little tykes can be set up on trail-a-bikes. And infants can comfortably cruise in one of our bike trailers (fits up to two kiddos).
Q:Is the mountain biking good around Zion?
A:Hell yeah! Just not in the park. But, locally, within a short 15-45 minute drive you can access some of the best mountain biking in Utah. There are trails for every ability. And we know all of them. We’ll happily offer suggestions or, if you want the ultimate introduction to riding the area, a guided trip is an ideal option.
Q:Do you repair bikes?
A:Yes. We’re a full service shop, the only one in the Canyon. Simple repairs (flats, broken chains, etc…) can usually be done same day. More complex repairs (you sacrificed your rear derailleur to a canyon) can take 24-48 hours. Bring your bike in and we’ll give you an estimate. Or call ahead: 435.772.0400.
Q:Can I ride my bike in the Narrows?
A:Hahahaha. That would be epic. But, no.
Q:What’s an eBike?
A:eBikes are peddle assist bikes. You peddle and a little motor on the bike adds extra power, up to 20 mph! Our eBikes are full suspension mountain bikes with all the bells and whistles. They’re great for an epic long ride exploring the backroads and motorized trails throughout the greater Zion area. eBikes are currently restricted within Zion National Park.
Q:What do your bike rentals include?
A:Our bike rentals include a quality TREK bike sized just for you. Plus a helmet, lock, and tube repair kit. For the mountain bikes, you can choose between flat and clipless pedals. If you have your own equipment you’d like to use, we’ll put it on for you.
Q:Do you offer Guided Trips?
A:Absolutely! They’re our favorite offering because we love to ride and guide you on an amazing experience. We provide both 1/2 day and full day trips for all ability levels. We’ll even make you a custom lunch. Our guides are expert riders and tailor rides to the group’s ability and interests. See our options and pricing. And while we’re a bike shop, we can also hook you up with canyoneering offerings.
Q:Do you offer showers?
A:No, but our next door neighbor, Zion Mountain School, does. If they’re not open, we’ll hose you down for $1.
Q:Do you sell bikes?
A:Yes, love your rental and want to take it home with you, we can talk. We can order bikes for you too.
Q:Will you inflate my tires?
A:Of course! Gratuities for our daily afternoon Yerba Mate are appreciated.
Q:Do you sell bike gear?
A:Is Zion Canyon beautiful? From tubes to tires to t-shirts, we’ve got just about everything you could need for a comfortable ride.
Q:Does Chamois Butt’r taste good?
A:This begs the question, do you know what Chamois Butt’r is.
Q:Do you rent bike racks?
A:Yes, we offer both hitch and trunk racks for up to 4 bikes. We can outfit most rentals including SUVs.
Q:Is road biking good around Zion?
A:Road options are a bit limited but the roads are good. Biking Zion Canyon and up to the Zion Tunnel makes for a nice ~25 mile ride. Hill climbers can enjoy a nice challenge (up to ~25 miles one way, 4,000 vertical feet) on the Kolob Terrace Road. Combine routes and you can reach a century pretty easily. Seeking a broader multi-day adventure? Check out our friends at Trek Travels. We wouldn’t recommend them if they weren’t awesome.
Q:What if I want to so something other than biking?
A:We understand. And we’ve got some killer options. Our sister shop, Zion Guide Hub, offers day trips in canyoneering, rock climbing, hiking, paddle boarding, fly fishing and more. Give Scott a call: 435.669.4335.