Hub City Cycles is based in the heart of downtown in the China Steps, a short walk from the Gabriola and Protection Island Ferry, cruise ship terminal, and a short drive from Departure Bay and Duke Point Ferry. Its easy to get to us from wherever you are coming from. The shop is across the street from the casino tucked in behind Black & Blue Tattoo and InPrint.
Taking in Nanaimo by bike is a great way to see the city and explore its outer reaches. Our modern fleet of rental bikes are perfectly suited for riding around town or going a bit off the beaten path such as on trails of Newcastle Island Provincial Park. The E&N Rail Trail and the Parkway Trail are easy to ride routes that access Nanaimo from North to South tip.
The bikes are available in a variety of sizes including easy to mount, step-through models. We have comfortable city cruisers, tough mountain bikes and electric bikes available for rent. If mountain biking is your thing, you are in luck. There is a plethora of excellent and easily accessible trails in the area, and our Brodie Khan Sport models are the perfect bike to explore them with. Check out Trailforks for the hot spots to ride.
Included with the rental of the bike is a helmet, lock, spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, pump, multitool and map of Nanaimo bike routes.
A credit card with available credit to put a hold on is required before accepting your rental bike at the shop.
$1500 hold per ebike, $2000 hold per cargo ebike and $750 hold per mountain bike.
Nov 3, 2020: Our bike rental season has come to an end. Check back with us in the spring 2021 for updates about our future rental fleet which we are hoping will include e-bikes, mountain bikes and city bikes.
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If you need to cancel your reservation please get in touch with us. If you are able to notify us more than 72 hours before your rental begins, we will be happy to refund your payment. If you cancel with less than 72 hours before your rental begins or do not show up, we will not be able to provide credit or a refund.