Where to Rent Bicycles on Mackinac Island

Because cars aren’t allowed on Mackinac Island, biking is one of the easiest and most scenic ways to get around the island. Check out options for cruisers, mountain bikes, tandem bikes and wheels for kids.

On Mackinac Island, getting around the island is part of the experience. With no cars permitted on the island, biking is usually the preferred way of getting around, which the kids will love. Want to see the entire coast of Mackinac Island? It’s an 8-mile loop that’s easy to complete on two wheels.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own bikes on the ferry ride onto the island, but there are also more than 1,500 bikes to rent on the island, from tandem bicycles built for two, burleys for the kids and fat tire bikes. Thinking of bringing your ebike? Plan ahead because ebikes are not allowed on Mackinac Island.

Mackinac Island is free of cars, so get ready to hop on a bike

A unique feature of Mackinac Island is its vehicle-free roads. The minute you get off the ferry, you’ll see hotel staff lined up on bicycles, ready to port your suitcases to your hotel. This is life on Mackinac Island!

Family biking at Mackinac Island
Most bike rental locations include options for adult and kids bikes, tandem bikes, attachments for kids and more. Photo Credit: Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau.

In addition to free-roam exploring, bikers can also enjoy guided bike tours across the island. A number of hotels and experiences may include a private bike rental, but here are the spots around the island open to the public for their rental needs.

Options for bike rentals on Mackinac Island

Island House Bikes – 6966 Main St., 906-847-3347

Rentals are available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Island House Hotel, which is located directly across from the marina. Despite being located on the hotel grounds, rentals are open to the public. 

  • Adult Seven Speed Cruiser – Hourly $14; Day $80; Evening $40; 24-Hour $95
  • Adult Single Speed Cruiser – Hourly $10; Day $55; Evening $30; 24-Hour $70
  • Trikes – Hourly $15; Day $80; Evening $40; 24-Hour $95
  • Tandem – Hourly $22; Day $100; Evening $50; 24-Hour $120
  • Child’s Mountain Bike – Hourly $11; Day $55; Evening $30; 24-Hour $70
  • Child’s Single Speed – Hourly $9; Day $50; Evening $20; 24-Hour $95
  • Tag-a-long – Hourly $11; Day $60; Evening $30; 24-Hour $70
  • Bicycle Burley – Hourly $11; Day $60; Evening $30; 24-Hour $70

Mackinac Bike Barn – 7411 Main St., 906-847-8026

In addition to bike rentals, the Bike Barn offers a full shop of bike gear from bike pedals and tires to baskets and bells to make sure your bike is properly prepared for your excursion on the island. Based on your location, you can also visit their sister company, Mackinac Wheels.

  • Multi-speed – Hourly $15; Half Day $60; Full Day $80; Midnight Ride $60; 24-Hour $95
  • Kids Single Speed – Hourly $9; Half Day $35; Full Day $55; Midnight Ride $35; 24-Hour $70
  • Kids Mountain Bike – Hourly $12; Half Day $48; Full Day $68; Midnight Ride $48; 24-Hour $80
  • Tandems – Hourly $20; Half Day $80; Full Day $100; Midnight Ride $80; 24-Hour $120
  • Stroller – Hourly $8; Half Day N/A; Full Day $40; Midnight Ride N/A; 24-Hour $80
  • Burley/Tag-a-long and Weeho – Hourly $10; Half Day $40; Full Day $60; Midnight Ride $60; 40-Hour $75

Mackinac Wheels – 6929 Main St., 906-847-8022

A sister company of the Mackinac Bike Barn, Mackinac Wheels also offers bike rentals, repairs and gear. They even sell bikes if you’re looking for a more permanent purchase. Pricing remains the same between the two locations. Guests interested in renting tandems and strollers will need to visit the Bike Barn.

  • Multi-speed – Hourly $15; Half Day $60; Full Day $80; Midnight Ride $60; 24-Hour $95
  • Kids Single Speed – Hourly $9; Half Day $35; Full Day $55; Midnight Ride $35; 24-Hour $70
  • Kids Mountain Bike – Hourly $12; Half Day $48; Full Day $68; Midnight Ride $48; 24-Hour $80
  • Burley/Tag-a-long and Weeho – Hourly $10; Half Day $40; Full Day $60; Midnight Ride $60; 40-Hour $75

Mackinac Cycle – 7271 Main St., 906-847-0047

Mackinac Cycle carries a large number of Specialized brand rental bikes including single to multi-speed comfort bikes, tandems, tag-a-longs, Burleys. The shop also carries mobility center rentals including wheelchairs, baby strollers and electric scooters.

  • Multi-speed – Hourly $16; Half Day $60; Full Day $90; Sunset Special $56
  • Adult Tricycle – Hourly $17; Half Day $64; Full Day $94; Sunset Special $60
  • Kids Mountain Bike – Hourly $15; Half Day $54; Full Day $78; Sunset Special $56
  • Kids Single Speed – Hourly $12; Half Day $42; Full Day $58; Sunset Special $44
  • Tandem – Hourly $24; Half Day $78; Full Day $118; Sunset Special $76
  • Tag-a-long – Hourly $14; Half Day $52; Full Day $72; Sunset Special $50
  • Burley/Weehoo – Hourly $14; Half Day $52; Full Day $72; Sunset Special $50
  • Strollers – Hourly $8; Half Day $28; Full Day $44
  • Electric scooter/cart – Hourly $21; Half Day $72; Full Day $114
  • Wheelchairs Electric scooter/cart – Hourly $8; Half Day $28; Full Day $44

Mackinac Island Bike Shop – 7421 Main St., 906-847-6337

Mackinac Island Bike Shop carries a large selection of TREK rental bikes including single to multi-speed comfort bikes and hybrids, tandems, tag-a-longs, Burleys and special needs carts.

  • Multi-speed – Hourly $16; Half Day $60; Full Day $90; Sunset Special $56
  • Adult Tricycle – Hourly $17; Half Day $64; Full Day $94; Sunset Special $60
  • Kids Mountain Bike – Hourly $15; Half Day $54; Full Day $78; Sunset Special $56
  • Kids Single Speed – Hourly $12; Half Day $42; Full Day $58; Sunset Special $44
  • Tandem – Hourly $24; Half Day $78; Full Day $118; Sunset Special $76
  • Tag-a-long – Hourly $14; Half Day $52; Full Day $72; Sunset Special $50
  • Burley/Weehoo – Hourly $14; Half Day $52; Full Day $72; Sunset Special $50
  • Strollers – Hourly $8; Half Day $28; Full Day $44
  • Electric scooter/cart – Hourly $21; Half Day $72; Full Day $114
  • Wheelchairs Electric scooter/cart – Hourly $8; Half Day $28; Full Day $44

Ryba’s Bike Rental – 7245 Main St., 906-847-3208

Ryba’s Bike Rental has two convenient locations and more than 395 bikes, including single speed, multi-speed, mountain and tandem bikes. Baby Carts, child careers and electric wheelchairs are also available.

  • Single Speed – Hourly $11, Full Day $55; 24-Hour $70; Overnight $35
  • 3 Speed – Hourly $13, Full Day $70; 24-Hour $90; Overnight $45
  • 7 Plus Speed – Hourly $16, Full Day $90; 24-Hour $110; Overnight $55
  • Mountain – Hourly $16, Full Day $90; 24-Hour $110; Overnight $55
  • Tandem – Hourly $18, Full Day $95; 24-Hour $120; Overnight $60
  • Tag-a-long – Hourly $9, Full Day $50; 24-Hour $60; Overnight $30
  • Baby Cart – Hourly $14, Full Day $80; 24-Hour $80; Overnight $40
  • Electric Wheelchair – Hourly $20, Full Day $125; 24-Hour $175; Overnight $75

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