Rent for a day or a week. Urban cruisers are a great choice to ride the Peavine or around town. E-bikes are a great choice for a fun day with the family or just to take a relaxing day at the park. Scroll down to find links to places to ride.
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This is an Arizona Rails to Trails project. Along the trail are outstanding views of Watson Lake, Granite Dells, and wildlife viewing. The Peavine has six miles that was originally built by the Santa Fe Railway in 1893. The Peavine connects with the Iron King Trail for another four mile trek along more railroad bed.
The Prescott Valley Iron King Trail begins at the base of Glassford Hill. The summit of this hill is at 6,177 feet elevation and serves as a natural landmark, reminding us of the volcanic past in this region. The trail features several rest areas where you may view and sit in railroad service cars. Also, the trail has three wash crossings that utilize flatbed railcars that are strong and secure for the public.
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 Prescott Valley location, 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
Use the handy online booking tool above. Or, call us during normal working hours to book an appointment: 928-277-4211.
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.
Review everything about operating e-bikes at: https://www.archersbikes.com/faq/electric-bike-faqs-pg99.htm
Check out Prescott maps: Trails Map & Trails Map II. Prescott National Forest: Prescott Circle Trail, Thumb Butte, Granite Basin, & Lynx Lake. Also: Trail Forks. Watch for signs that restrict the trail from e-bikes. If it is posted for no e-bike access, and you are on an e-bike, choose another route.
Yes. You can ride from the shop directly to the Iron King Trailhead in Prescott Valley. It's an easy ride of about 15min from the shop along residential roads. You may also transport your rental yourself to your destination. We are also close to Stoneridge, Lynx Creek, and the trails starting off of Walker Road.
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.
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.
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.
All renters have to sign our rental agreement and waiver before heading out.
It's always best to book ahead. However, you can rent anything available at any time.
Depending on the extent of the damage, you will be responsible for compensating us for the cost of the repairs.
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 to your satisfaction.
Yes. All riders should wear a helmet. We will provide one at no charge for your use during your rental.
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.
It is an easy ride from our shop to the Iron King trailhead. The route is all residential. Follow the map: Google Maps
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. The main factors that effect battery life are your pedaling effort, your weight, wind, and hills.