Tips For An Awesome Mountain Bike Trip in Sedona

Sedona is one of the best places on earth to experience by mountain bike - and we’re stoked to help you have a ride of a lifetime!

Here's 6 tips to get you out on the trails quick and easy when you choose to see Sedona with one of our bikes:

1. Pickup your bike

Your rental starts at 9 am on your pickup date and is due back by 6 pm on your return date. (You don't need to be here right at 9 am, you may pickup any time from 9am to 6pm on the first day of your scheduled rental.)

If you’d like to get an early start, we may have evening pickup available after 5 on the day before your reservation. Please give us a call the day before your scheduled pickup to check availability of evening pickup.

Here's what you'll need when you come in to pick up your rental:

  • Please complete your waiver(s) ahead of time. We will email you a link to review and e-sign the waiver before you arrive at the shop. 

  • If there are multiple riders in your group, please note that each rider needs to sign their own waiver. Please forward this email to each other person in your party.

  • Don’t forget your Driver’s License or Passport; an ID matching the name on the rental must be provided at pickup.

  • For more rental details and answers to common questions, click here for our Rental FAQs

2. Come prepared

Make sure to wear something comfortable; good shoes, shorts, and sun protection go a long way! Eat a good breakfast, bring snacks and pack plenty of water, too. We recommend you plan for one bottle of water per hour of riding in the desert.

We’ve got you covered on the basics! 

Click here for details on what's included with our bike rentals and ask for any of these items when you pick up your bike:

  • Helmet: Entry-level helmets are included with every rental. For the best fit, we recommend bringing your own.

  • Pedals: We offer a great selection of flat or clipless pedals to choose from for your rental. Or, feel free to bring in your own pair and we'll be happy to spin them on for your ride.

  • Repair Kit: Repair kits are offered free of charge and include a tube, tire levers, an entry-level frame pump, and a multi-tool.

  • Lock: A lock is included with every rental if needed.

  • Backpack: Used Osprey packs are available first-come, first-served. Bladder not included.

Need anything else?

We have a great selection of gear you can order online before you get here or pick up in-store when you arrive for your bike!

3. Get to know our trails

We love giving trail advice! Finding the best trails for you is our specialty.

When you’re here in person, we’ll take some time to show you Sedona’s trail map and go over the best routes for you. To get you inspired with what Sedona has to offer, and start planning what you what to ride, here are some of our favorite resources:

4. Plan your trip

Through the years we’ve compiled some of the most awesome things to do in and around Sedona when you’re not out shredding. Check out our Plan Your Trip page for the best places to stay, chill, and refill around town.

5. Stay up to date

Follow us and stay up to date with news and events while you are in Sedona.

6. Know our policies

Please review our full rental cancellation policy here.

All cancellations must be in writing and sent to There is at least a 10% cancellation fee on all refunded money.

Thank you for choosing Thunder Mountain Bikes to ride Sedona! We're stoked to see you soon.