A happy couple riding pedal bike rentals in front of Goldsmiths Sports in Big Bear Lake, CA

So, you’re gearing up for a cycling adventure in Big Bear Lake, but there’s a decision to be made: standard pedal bike or electric bike? Fear not, because we’re here to help you navigate the paths of choice. Let’s pedal through the pros and cons of each, so you can make an informed decision and enjoy the best ride through our beautiful mountain valley.

Standard Pedal Bike Rental: Pump Up the Pedals and Feel the Burn

If you’re looking for a workout and a chance to unleash your inner mountain goat, the standard pedal bike rental is your ticket to an adrenaline-fueled adventure. With each revolution of the pedals, you’ll feel the power surging through your legs as you conquer the paths and trails of Big Bear Lake. These traditional bikes offer a more physical experience, allowing you to connect with the terrain and push your limits. Plus, they grant you access to a wider array of trails, including some of the best single-track like the legendary Skyline Trail.

So, if you’re seeking a heart-pumping, muscle-burning adventure that lets you explore every nook and cranny of Big Bear Lake’s trail system, the standard pedal bike is the way to go. We offer front-suspension and full suspension mountain bikes, as well as cruiser style pedal bike rentals for rides around town or along the Alpine Pedal Path. If you’re just looking to cruise around town, our beach-cruiser style bikes are perfect for a laid-back ride. Those looking for traditional lever-actuated brakes however might prefer our hard-tail mountain bikes. 

A smiling woman checking out a mountain bike rental at Goldsmiths Sports in Big Bear California
Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a first-time rider, standard bikes offer a fantastic way to experience the natural wonders of Big Bear Lake.

Electric Bike Rental: Energize Your Ride and Embrace the Fun

Electric bikes, or e-bikes for short, take your cycling adventures to new heights—literally! These battery-powered machines provide a boost to your pedaling efforts, allowing you to cover more ground with less exertion. Hills that once seemed insurmountable become mere bumps in the road as the electric motor kicks in to lend a helping hand.

An electric bike rental allows you to explore the beauty of Big Bear Valley with ease and efficiency. The added power means you can tackle longer distances, conquer more challenging routes, and make the most of your time on the trails or roads.

For the true mountain biking adventure our electric full suspension mountain bikes can tackle any terrain in our valley and also keep your ride comfortable with lots of suspension travel. Keep in mind eBikes aren’t allowed in all areas and trails, but there are still miles and miles of fun fire roads to explore!

A couple riding rental electric bikes through a neighborhood in Big Bear Lake
two men overlooking boulder bay in big bear lake on an electric bike ride

Choose Your Bike and Ride! – Or jut ask us for more advice

Consider your own fitness level and riding ability when making a choice. If you’re an experienced cyclist or enjoy physical challenges, a standard bicycle can provide an invigorating experience. If you prefer a more relaxed ride or need assistance due to physical limitations, an electric bicycle might be the better option.

No matter which option you choose, Goldsmiths Sports is your go-to destination for bike rentals in Big Bear Lake. We offer a wide range of standard bicycles and electric bicycles, ensuring you find the perfect ride for your adventure. Our knowledgeable staff can provide recommendations based on your preferences and guide you towards an unforgettable biking experience. Let’s ride!

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