That's right, you can ride right from our parking lot to many of the awesome trails, just a short ride away. Link these trails on your phone using the Ride With GPS link. These routes are easy to follow and provide you with a lot of information, including points of interest along the way.
Ride with GPS is also ready for your use to explore beyond what we suggest. There are a ton of cool side routes and trails near the shop. Most of the paths we suggest are suitable for e-bikes, recumbent bikes/trikes, gravel bikes, mountain bikes, and urban cruisers. We have ridden all of these routes and feel comfortable that our descriptions and suggestions are accurate. You can check out all the trails under the "Route Library" tab or narrow down the search to each local shop under the "Collections" tab. Or, get creative and use the "Route Map View".
Note: All city trails are open to e-bikes.
Ride the local parks or on the consolidated Canal paths
Visiting? Want to try out a new activity? Not sure what type of bike to rent? We have you covered. Our easy online reservation system works right from your phone or computer. See all our bikes online before you rent.
Not sure you want to buy an e-bike? Rent first. Better yet, You can apply up to $150 of your rental fee towards a new bike of your choice (within 15-days of rental return).
Keep in mind, you are responsible for the retail price of any lost, stolen, or damaged items. All bikes are picked up and returned to Archer's Bikes Gilbert, during normal working hours. All rentals require a refundable deposit (per bike), on a Major credit card, at booking. Rental fees are collected in advance. 4-hour minimum rental period (1/2 day). Ask what size, color, and model is available of a particular rental, to avoid misunderstandings.
All our rentals are for sale. If you like the bike you rented - buy it and save. Most of the rental fleet is discounted for sale and you can apply up to $150 of your rental fee towards the purchase.
Find local trails on Trail Forks.
We all want our favorite bike at the right time. That's why you need to submit a rental reservation to ensure we have bike you want, well in advance of your ride date. We suggest at least a one-week advance reservation on your choice. However, you may find the bike you want, even on the day of your ride (not recommended). Having to settle can be frustrating. So, don't procrastinate, reserve online, call or come in to select your bike.
The size of a bike is very important. Fortunately, many of the e-bike rentals are one-size-fits-all. You can come to the shop and try out your selection in our parking lot before you rent. On holidays and other times where a lot of people will be visiting our area, make extra time to reserve your choice. Also, the different bike rental rates available at Archer's Bikes are good regardless of the season or your expertise.
Bikes need to be appropriate for where you're going to ride. Talk with us about where you want to go and your skill level. Each bike handles different terrain, so ask our experts for their advice. We can suggest the right bike for you and your ride expectations.
When you rent, you are responsible for the bike. Even if it is stolen from you, or you crash, you will have to pay for the retail price of the bike (or, for repairs - up to the retail cost of the bike). You are required to accept a hold on your credit card (per bike), beginning at the rental term, and reversed after you turn the bike back in. Please return the bike in good condition. Damages, vandalism or misuse are your responsibility. You don't have to clean it before you return it, but heavy dirt and mud may lead to a cleaning fee ($35). Normal wear-and-tear is expected, but: popped or skidded-out tires, bent rims, bent derailleurs, broken spokes, dented frames, etc., are not normal wear-and-tear. Please treat your rental kindly, ride within your limits, always wear a helmet, and bring it back in a condition that lets us rent it again.
Half- and full-day rentals must be returned the same day. Valid driver's license, credit card, and a signed Rental Agreement are mandatory with all rentals. Have fun, but please don't abuse our rentals because you are accountable for any damage to the equipment! Bike type is subject to availability. Helmets are included with bicycle rental. Please call for availability and group rates. We reserve the right to make minor substitutions to fulfill your requests, such as color and manufacture date.
Not fun, but we have to say, when you rent, you agree to all our terms and conditions on the rental agreement, including:
We want you to enjoy your rental and have some fun. But note, there are no refunds. Once you leave with the bike, you are liable for the charge. Also, if you get stuck somewhere, we can't come and get you, so ride prepared. It rains from time-to-time. Make sure you take a jacket. Don't forget the sunscreen either! Now go and enjoy it. TIPS
How do I rent a bike?
Just call us during normal working hours to book an appointment: 480-275-5818
What about any restrictions?
Operators must be at least age 18. You must be at least 5 feet tall and be able to ride a standard bicycle. Please make sure you practice riding the rented bike in our lot before you leave. Maximum weight is 250lbs. Maximum allowed speed is 20mph.
What are the E-Bike laws?
Review everything about operating e-bikes at: https://www.archersbikes.com/faq/electric-bike-faqs-pg99.htm
Can I ride from the shop location?
Yes. You can ride from the shop directly to downtown or the local canals in Gilbert. You may also transport your rental yourself to your destination. We are also close to many National Forest trails too.
How long will the battery last on an e-bike?
It is not very likely to run out of battery during a ride. However, it is not impossible. If you only use the electric throttle and don't pedal then you will deplete the battery much faster than normal and may have to pedal your way back on your own power. We recommend that you pedal just like a regular bike (using the pedal-assist function) and you will go much farther on battery assist.
What if I get a puncture?
Although we do provide you an emergency tire repair kit, you still may be left walking back. We do put sealant in all the rental tires do help avoid a flat tire. Unfortunately, we cannot prevent or predict road conditions or guarantee freedom from punctures.
What if my e-bike battery goes dead?
The charge on the battery varies among all bikes. Many factors affect how far you can go. Talk to our technicians if you are concerned about the distance. Be aware, you may be left pedaling back. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee how far you will get on a charge.
What happens if there is bad weather?
We will offer to re-schedule your rental to a later time (or a different day). However, prior to taking your rental, we will provide you with a 100% refund if you must cancel due to bad weather. Monsoons are very common in the Summer, so it may rain for a while and then completely stop. If it rains during your ride, you are obligated for the entire rental fee.
Do I have to sign a form?
All renters have to sign our rental agreement and waiver before heading out.
What if I do not have a reservation?
It's always best to book ahead. However, you can rent anything available at any time.
What happens if I damage the bike?
Depending on the extent of the damage, you will be responsible for compensating us for the cost of the repairs.
What if the bike breaks down?
Unfortunately, we do not have emergency services. Once you take the bike, you are responsible to bring it back, regardless of why or how the bike breaks down. If you have a problem with the rented bike, you may return to the shop to exchange it for another bike that is available. Please ride your rental before setting out to make sure everything is working properly.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Yes. All riders should wear a helmet. We will provide one at no charge for your use during your rental.
What is the cancellation policy?
For all cancellations, we ask you to give us at least 48 hours’ notice so we may open your time slots for other people. Any cancelations 24 hours or less will not be refunded. Please call or email us as soon as possible if you feel you may not be able to keep your reservation.