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Bike Rentals & Guided Tours

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We are proud to be Carmel-by-the-Sea's FIRST & ONLY bike shop in it's 100 plus year history. We are located right in the heart of town on Ocean Avenue. We are VOTED BEST BIKE SHOP IN MONTEREY COUNTY by the readers of The Carmel Pinecone and Monterey County Weekly. We are RANKED THE #1 OUTDOOR ACTIVITY IN CARMEL ON TRIPADVISOR. 

We are proud to offer several Guided E-bike Tours which include our famous 17-Mile Drive Tour in Pebble Beach, our Downtown Carmel-By-The-Sea Tour, and our Old Coast Road Tour in Big Sur. We have a partnership with Albatross Ridge and we offer the only Electric Bike Guided Tour & Wine Tasting in Monterey County. Embark on a captivating bike ride through the breathtaking vineyards of Albatross Ridge while enjoying a guided wine tasting and picnic lunch. We also offer a Dog-Friendly E-bike & Sidecar Guided Tour! This is a one-of-a-kind experience that you will not find anywhere else.


Visit our Monterey shop which is located inside the charming Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa on historic Cannery Row, surrounded by some of Monterey's best restaurants, cafes and boutique retailers, and right next to the famous 18-mile long Monterey Bay Coastal Rec Trail.

Complimentary non-electric bike rentals and 20% off electric bike rentals for Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa guests.

Montecito (Santa Barbara County)

Our Montecito shop is located on Coast Village Road where star sightings happen on the daily. Enjoy cycling along Montecito's beautiful backroads that pass by picturesque estates, many owned by royalty and celebrities. Explore popular local destinations such as Butterfly Beach, Rosewood Miramar, San Ysidro Ranch, Lotusland Gardens, Stearns Wharf, State Street and The Funk Zone. No matter where you choose to cycle, you are guaranteed a magical experience. 

Rental Rates

Pedal Assist Electric Bikes

Full Day Rate: $75

Partial Day Rate: (3 hours): $50

Hourly Rate: $20 for the 1st hour + $15 each additional hour (available only for walk-ins after 2pm)

Bikes Include: Specialized Turbo Como (comfort) and Tero (sport)

Throttle Electric Bikes

Full Day Rate: $95

Partial Day Rate: (3 hours): $65

Hourly Rate: $35 for the 1st hour + 15 each additional hour (available only for walk ins after 2pm)

Bikes Include: Super 73

Electric Family Cargo Bikes

Full Day Rate: $125

Partial Day Rate: (3 hours): $70

Hourly Rate: $40 for the 1st hour + $15 each additional hour (available only for walk-ins after 2pm)

Bikes Include: Two Wheel Tern GSD & Three Wheel Cargo Bikes

Electric Bikes with Sidecars 

Full Day Rate: $150

Partial Day Rate: (3 hours): $95

Hourly Rate: $60 for the 1st hour, $20 each additional hour (available only for walk-ins after 2pm)

Road & Mountain Electric Bikes

Full Day Rate: $125

Hourly Rate: $50 for the 1st hour + 15 each additional hour (available only for walk-ins after 2pm)

Bikes include: Specialized Turbo Levo, Turbo Vado SL and Turbo Creo

Non-Electric Bikes

Full Day Rate: $45

Hourly Rate: $10 per hour (2 hour minimum - available only for walk-ins after after 2pm)

Specialized 7-speed bikes for Adults and Kids (20" and 24" for kids)

Monterey Location Only

Rental Discounts:

  • 50% off additional days with full day rental 
  • 50% off for Carmel, Monterey, and Montecito locals on Mon-Wed (must show valid ID, limit two bikes per day)
  • 20% off for military, first responders and teachers
  • 20% off for our repeat customers 
  • One way rentals between Carmel and Monterey available ($25 extra fee per bike)
  • Up to $300 in rental fees can be applied to bike or sidecar purchase
  • Limit 1 discount per customer

Local Partnerships:

You can save 20% off at Monterey Bay Kayaks with a Mad Dogs receipt

You can save $10 off per person at Monterey Bay Whale Watch with a Mad Dogs receipt

Rental & Tour Policies:

Optional Insurance: Customers are responsible for any damages to our rental bikes. We offer optional insurance for accidental damage that will cover up to $300 in accidental damages- this must be purchased prior to riding the bike. Accidental damage includes cosmetic damage to the paint (including dents and scratches), damage to the rims, damage to the grips and pedals, damage to the seat or fenders, chain, derailleur or kickstand. Customers are responsible for a $100 cleaning fee if the bike is taken onto the beach. Accidental insurance does not cover damage to sidecars caused by hitting something which results in damage to the shell, frame or fender. 

Dog Owners: Dogs must have a body harness to securely strap them in the sidecars, or you can rent one for $5.00. You can also rent goggles or pet helmets for $10 each. If your dog has a poo in the sidecar there will be a $25 cleaning fee, and we ask that you clean the poo out prior to returning the sidecar. We get that accidents occasionally happen, but we expect all humans to clean up after their own dogs. Note: If your dog does not do well in the sidecar, you may cancel the reservation BEFORE departing and you will be issued a store credit. If you depart our shop and return within 15 minutes due to your dog not liking the sidecar experience, you will receive a 50% refund applied towards a store credit. The majority of dogs enjoy the sidecar experience, but 3-5 percent do not seem to enjoy it. If your dog is scared of bikes or does not like riding in a car or having wind in their face, this is probably not the right experience to book.

Rental Refund: We will gladly refund any rental that is cancelled in writing at least 7 days in advance of the reservation. For reservations that are cancelled within 7 days of the reservation, a store credit will be issued. We will not issue any refund or store credit for customers that don't show up or that call us to cancel after their reservation has started or on the day of the reservation. There is no refund on discounted rentals booked online or through third-party booking platforms.

We reserve the right to cancel any reservation due to poor weather or if we believe the rider is incapable of riding safely. If we cancel the reservation a full refund will be offered.

Contact us to schedule your Electric Bike Rental or Guided Tour today.