Bicycle Repair, Rentals and Shuttles Along the C&O Canal

Bicycle Repair, Rentals and Shuttles Along the C&O Canal

Looking for a bicycle shop to equip you with everything you need to plan the perfect adventure? Or, maybe a shuttle service to return you to your starting location? No need to travel far from the C&O Canal towpath. These shops are located just off the trail and offer bike rentals, repairs, shuttles and more. When it comes time to pack for your ride, view the C&O Canal Collection to purchase some great looking merch!

Bicycle Rental

Cumberland Trail Connection

Located at the Western terminus of the C&O Canal trail, CTC Bikes is able to help with rentals, sales, and service. They are open 7 days a week and their amazing customer service will assist you with planning your next C&O ride. One-day, multi-day, and week-long bike rentals are available, and one-way rental arrangements can be made for you. A shuttle service is available to transport you and your gear; and, you can make arrangements for them to box and ship your bike home for you.

14 Howard St. #A-2 | Cumberland, MD 21502 | 301-777-8724

C&O Bicycle

With their motto of "No wheels, no worries," you're in good hands when it comes to renting a well-maintained and reliable bike to provide comfort and performance on the trail. Need a bike repair? No problem! They will have you running in no time with quick turnaround times and on-the-spot emergency services. Some bonus features at C&O Bicycle include a stress-free shuttling service, a robust snack selection found in the Energy Corner, and you can even book an overnight stay at the screened-in bunkhouse.

9 S. Pennsylvania Ave. | Hancock, MD 21750 | 301-678-6665

Pedal and Paddle

A full service bike, kayak, and canoe shop providing sales, service and rentals. They are a passionate local bike shop that puts their emphasis on personal service and developing a personal relationship with their customers.  They make it easy to buy or rent the equipment you need. Call them or stop in to discuss your needs.

115 West German St. | Shepherdstown, WV 25443 | 304-876-3000

2 Wheel Escapes

Allow Greg and Rhona to shuttle you, your bike, and all your gear. The more people they carry the cheaper the service is for you.  Always wanted to go glamping? Check out their trip packages consisting of 3 and 4 day Glamping Adventures. Leave the planning and the cooking to their team of professionals. All you need to do is ride and take in the scenery. | 240-674-7626

Three Points Cycles

A full service bike shop catering to repairs, sales, rentals and bike-packing gear. This shop prides themselves on Quality and Value! Carrying nationally recognized bike equipment brands, their "crazy about cycling" staff will work hard to find the right products for you at competitive prices. Their Bike Repair Expert can perform any bike repairs you need, and three different tune-up packages are available.

5 W. Potomac St. | Brunswick, MD 21716 | 301-834-7199

Big Wheel Bikes

This shop has earned it's spokes! After forty-five (45) years in business, they have developed a long-standing relationship with many suppliers. They specialize in prior year models and overstocks to get you the best value for your purchase. Offering 6 different tune-up options, they will get you on the trail quickly and competently. Most repairs are completed within one day and minor adjustments performed on-the-spot for your convenience. They offer bike rentals to meet your trail needs, including hybrid, tandem, baby seat, single-bike trailer, and more.

1034 33rd St. NW | Georgetown, DC 20007 | 202-337-0254

Mobile Bicycle Repair

The following repair shops make convenience a priority by offering mobile services.  Text or call to arrange for them to come to you. 

The Bicycle Escape Mobile

Pictured above are Roger and Tom from The Bicycle Escape Mobile

The Bicycle Escape Mobile - This family run business offers bike repair services in the area of Frederick, Maryland. They are happy to pick up your bike from your favorite ride start location and will deliver the bike to the same location just before your ride. They also offer bike rentals at competitive pricing and they deliver the bike to you! Text, Call or Email and 301-663-0007.

Eric's Mobile Workshop - On-site bike repairs serving the Washington DC area. Eric, a native Washingtonian, offers competitive repair prices without having to haul your bike. Emergency repair services offered! and 202-302-1925. 

Mobile Bike Repair - Serving locations in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. James Hodges will come to your house or other location to service your bicycle. Competitive prices offered on all work. and 703-431-7938.

Maria Lane, Co-owner of The Road Trip Mercantile Author: Maria Lane

Maria is Co-owner of The Road Trip Mercantile. She enjoys the creative process of designing merchandise to promote the C&O CANAL and the GREAT ALLEGHENY PASSAGE. View and shop her latest creations HERE.


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