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Mad Dogs & Englishmen is the premier Bike shop on the Monterey Peninsula (Carmel and Monterey locations) and in Santa Barbara (Montecito), offering the highest quality electric and non-electric bikes that you can rent! We have won numerous awards including small tourism business of the year in Carmel, Best Bike Shop on the Monterey Peninsula, and #1 outdoor activity on Trip Advisor for Carmel. We are considered the most dog friendly bike shop in the US, and we also offer three wheel cargo bikes and sidecars for kids and dogs to enjoy unique cycling experiences. Looking for a guided tour? Our guides are the best in the industry, our tour groups are typically smaller and more intimate than other tour operators offer. 


We offer road, mountain and hybrid bikes for adults, both electric and non-electric. All of our rentals include a helmet, a lock, and the best insider information on local riding spots that you'll find anywhere. Check out our thousands of 5 star reviews on Yelp, Google and Trip Advisor. 

WINTER SPECIAL 

DISCOUNTED RATES ON RENTALS 

PROMOTIONAL RENTAL RATES ON PREMIUM QUALITY SPECIALIZED TURBO COMO and TERO Electric Pedal Assist E-bikes:

$20 first hour, $10 each additional hour

Half Day Rate (up to 4 hours) $40 (save $10) 

Daily Rate (up to 8 hours) $65 (save $25) BEST VALUE

Non-Electric Bikes are $30 for the day (available in our Monterey shop only- we have kids bikes (20" and 24") as well as adult bikes from Specialized available to rent

You must ask for the WINTER SPECIAL rate when making your reservation. Otherwise our standard rental rates will apply. Sorry, but this discount cannot be applied to a previous reservation after it has been booked in our system. To get these super low rates you must call us or stop into one of our shops. Same day walk-ins accepted based on availability. 

LOCALS SPECIAL:

FOR A LIMITED TIME, WEDNESDAYS are now only $5 Per Hour (must show valid ID with local address to get the discount). Must call or come into shop for this discounted rate, cannot be booked online.

Premium Electric Bikes from Specialized

Daily Rate: $65

Half Day Rate: $40

Hourly Rate: $20 1st hr +$10 each add'l hour

Bikes Include: SPECIALIZED TURBO COMO (comfort) and TERO (sport)


Vintage Style Throttle Bikes

Daily Rate: $75

Half Day Rate: $50

Hourly Rate: $30 1st hr +10 each add'l hr

Bikes include: Super 73 and Vintage Electric (excluding sidecars)

Electric Family Cargo Bikes

Daily Rate: $85

Half Day Rate: $60

Hourly Rate: $40 1st hr + $10 each add'l hr (2 hr min)

Includes Tern GSD, Three Wheel Cargo Bikes and Bikes with Sidecars

Carmel-By-The-Sea

Visit our Carmel-By-The-Sea location and explore everything this destination town has to offer. Our Carmel location is surround by wineries, a Michelin star restaurant, great shopping and a white sand dog friendly beach. People come from all over to see the beautiful architecture, historical sights and jaw dropping views of point lobos and the 17 mile drive. Carmel is the most dog-friendly town in the US, we offer a variety of cycling options for people visiting with their furry friends, including our very special bicycle sidecars.

We are proud to be Carmel-by-the-Sea's FIRST & ONLY bike shop in it's 100 plus year history. We are right in the heart of the town on Ocean Avenue. We are the closest bike shop to Carmel Beach and 17 Mile Drive. VOTED BEST BIKE SHOP IN MONTEREY COUNTY by the readers of The Carmel Pinecone and Monterey County Weekly. 2023 WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BICYCLE RETAILER EXCELLENCE AWARD. WE ARE RANKED THE #1 OUTDOOR ACTIVITY IN CARMEL ON TRIP ADVISOR. Carmel is our flagship store, but we have other shops in Monterey, Mill Valley and Montecito/Santa Barbara. AS FEATURED IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE, FORBES, TOWN & COUNTRY, HELLO MAGAZINE, INSIDE EDITION AND DOZENS OF OTHER NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS.

  • Select Local Hotel Guests save up to 20% on daily rentals
  • Free street parking two blocks from our shop
  • 50% off rentals for military
  • 50% off additional days with full day rental 
  • Save 20% at Monterey Bay Kayaks with a Mad Dogs receipt
  • Save $10/per person at Monterey Bay Whale Watch with a Mad Dogs receipt
  • Locals save 50% on daily rentals Mon-Wed (must show valid ID, limit two bikes per day)- walk-ins only
  • Repeat customers save 25% on daily rates at our 4 locations
  • One way rentals between Carmel and Monterey available ($25 extra fee per bike)
  • No age limit- must be able to confidently ride a bike*
  • Complimentary helmets, locks and phone holders included
  • Up to $300 in rental fees can be applied to bike or sidecar purchase
  • Limit 1 discount per customer

Monterey (Cannery Row)

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. We offer Complimentary Valet Parking, just bring in your parking slip and we will validate it for you. Rent a bike, and cycle around popular attractions such as, The Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, and Lovers Point in Pacific Grove.

We also offer an electric bike guided tour where we coast along 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach. No matter where you choose to cycle, you are guaranteed a magical experience. We offer premium quality electric bikes for both on and off road experiences.

  • Monterey Plaza Hotel Guests: Complimentary non-electric bike rentals 
  • Monterey Plaza Hotel Guests: 20% off electric bike rentals
  • Complimentary Valet Parking for Everyone (provided by Hotel)
  • 50% off additional days with full day rental
  • 50% off rentals for military
  • Save 20% at Monterey Bay Kayaks with a Mad Dogs receipt
  • Save $10/per person at Monterey Bay Whale Watch with a Mad Dogs receipt
  • Locals save 50% on daily rentals Mon-Wed (must show valid ID, limit two bikes per day)- walk-ins only
  • Repeat customers save 25% on daily rates at our 4 locations
  • One way rentals between Carmel and Monterey available ($25 extra fee per bike)
  • No age limit- must be able to confidently ride a bike*
  • Complimentary helmets, locks and phone holders included
  • Up to $300 in rental fees can be applied to bike or sidecar purchase
  • Limit 1 discount per customer per reservation 

Montecito (Santa Barbara County)

Our Montecito shop is located on the charming, Spanish-style Coast Village Road where star sightings happen on the daily at Lucky's Steakhouse, and next door at Mediterranean hang-out Coast & Olive. Along this small exclusive stretch of roadway near The Four Seasons and Rosewood Miramar you will find charming boutique shops and restaurants. This low-key, yet sophisticated community came into the limelight when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to trade in British Royal life and settle down here. Neighbors include Oprah and Ellen, just to name a few.

Rent a bike and enjoy biking around beautiful Montecito and Santa Barbara from our shop on Coast Village Road in the heart of Montecito. Enjoy cycling along beautiful backroads that pass by picturesque estates, many owned by royalty and celebrities. Explore popular local destinations like Butterfly Beach, Rosewood Miramar, San Ysidro Ranch, Lotusland Gardens, East Beach, Stearns Wharf, State St and The Funk Zone. We offer electric bike rentals and guided bike tours. No matter where you choose to cycle, you are guaranteed a magical experience. We offer premium quality electric bikes for both on and off road experiences.

  • Select Local Hotel Guests save up to 20% on daily rentals
  • Free street parking next to shop
  • 50% off additional days after 1st day rental
  • 50% off rentals for military
  • Locals save 50% on daily rentals Mon-Wed (must show valid ID, limit two bikes per day)- walk-ins only
  • Repeat customers save 25% on daily rates at our 4 locations
  • No age limit- must be able to confidently ride a bike*
  • Complimentary helmets, locks and phone holders included
  • Up to $300 in rental fees can be applied to bike or sidecar purchase
  • Limit 1 discount per customer per reservation

Bike 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 $200 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.

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 bike rental today.

Did You Fall in Love?

If you rent a bike and decide that you can’t live without it, we’ll gladly put your rental fee towards the purchase of a new bike. Take home a new bicycle within 30 days of your bike rental and we’ll credit you up to one week’s worth of rental fees!