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The city of Avalon offers several styles of biking, from easy, relaxing rides through town to steep, exhilarating rides up the hillsides. To bike into the island’s interior you need a permit, a mountain bike and some stamina—the summit above Avalon is two-miles uphill. Bring your own bike or rent one here.
Brown’s Bikes rents mountain bikes, beach cruisers, tandems and children's bikes. They also rent strollers and wheelchairs, and maps and helmets are always included. Browns Bikes is located at 107 Pebbly Beach Road in Avalon. For more information, please call 310-510-0986.
Catalina Auto & Bike Rental
Not only does Catalina Auto & Bike Rental rent mountain bikes and beach cruisers, but they have the largest golf cart selection on Santa Catalina Island. Catalina Auto & Bike Rental includes a helmet with every rental. They can be found at 301 Crescent Avenue in Avalon. For more information, please call 310-510-0111.
Most of the cross-channel carriers will transport bicycles for a fee with advance reservations. If you prefer to leave your bikes at home, rentals are available at Brown’s Bikes and Catalina Auto & Bike Rental. Bicycles are allowed on the Safari Bus for a fee of $5.00 per bike.
Bike permits are required to ride into the interior of the island and are a benefit of membership with the Catalina Island Conservancy. Memberships start at $35 per year and may be obtained at the Conservancy's Office, located at 125 Clarissa Avenue from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily (may close for lunch). Permits are also available at Catalina's Airport-in-the-Sky (510-0143) and Two Harbors Visitors Services (310-510-4205) during their regular hours of operation.
Due to the Island’s rugged interior, mountain bikes with all terrain knobby tires are required and riders must wear helmets that meet the safety standards set by either the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or Snell Memorial Foundation.