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FAQs and Policies (Fall-Spring)

What precautions are you taking for COVID-19?

We are currently following the most recent CDC and Michigan Health Department recommendations. 

Where do we park?

Please park in the lot between Zion Methodist Church and Latitude 45, just to the West of our store. The current rental pick-up/drop-off area is located inside Latitude 45.

Do you offer reservations?

We are now requiring reservations for all bike rentals. We provide an excellent online system to take your reservation. If you need any assistance please call us at 231-348-5342 | Tue - Fri 9:30am - 6:00pm; Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm.

What if I want to cancel?

When you make your reservation we take a 25% deposit. If you cancel more than 2 business days in advance of your reservation start date, you will receive all of your 25% deposit back minus a $10 processing fee. If you cancel less than 2 business days in advance of your reservation start date, you will receive no refund on the 25% deposit. No same day cancellations. If you cancel the day of your rental you will be charged the full amount of your rental. Please keep in mind we are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Where should we ride?

Most people who rent from us choose to ride the Little Traverse Wheelway. Popular destinations include Charlevoix, Bay Harbor, East Park, Waterfront Park, Petoskey State Park, and Harbor Springs. Note: Due to erosion damage the trail is currently closed between Magnus Park and East Park. There is an alternative route that requires a short ride on the shoulder of US 31.

Mountain bikes are not to be ridden in the Boyne Highlands Bike Park.

Our mountain bikes are not designed to be taken off large jumps, drops, or other man-made features present at the Boyne Highlands Bike Park. You will be charged for any damage or excessive wear to the bikes. We also ask that you please refrain from taking the bikes on the chair lift as well. If it is determined that the bike(s) were taken to the bike park or loaded on the chair lift you will be charged $60 for excessive wear.

How close are you to the Little Traverse Wheelway?

Our shop is less than 2 minutes away from the Wheelway. The distance is roughly 0.2 miles downhill and takes you to the wheelway in Bayfront Park. The route is very safe and travels along two quiet back streets.

Can I reserve a bike for less than a full day?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer reservations for shorter times. By doing this we can guarantee your bikes are available when you reserve them. 

Can I get a discount for longer rental periods?

Yes. Our longer rental periods come at lower per day prices. Entering your desired dates and bikes into the reservation system is the easiest way to see our pricing. 

Do you deliver bikes?

Unfortunately we are not able to deliver rental bikes.

Can I return my bike after your store is closed?

No. We are open Tue - Fri, 9:30am to 6:00pm; Sat, 9:00am - 5:00pm; bikes must be returned before the store closes. We are closed Sundays and Mondays, rentals cannot be picked up or dropped off then, but may be rented INCLUDING Sunday and Monday. (ex, Sat - Tue).   If the bike is returned late, you will be charged a late fee of $100 per bike per calendar day.  Locking a rental bike to our rack is NOT considered returning it on time and the late charge will apply.

What kinds of bikes do you rent?

We offer the largest variety of rental bikes in the area. We have hybrid, fitness, mountain, road, electric, youth, and kids bikes in every size. By far our most popular rentals are our hybrid bikes which are ideal for cruising the wheelway. We also offer premium carbon road bikes and mountain bikes for the avid cyclist on vacation without their trusty steed.

Do you rent kids bikes, trailers, or tag-alongs?

We have all of the above! Many visitors choose to rent from us because we can outfit the whole family.

Do you rent helmets and locks?

We provide helmets and locks for free with any bike rental.

Do you rent bicycle racks for cars?

At this time we do not have bike carriers available for rental.

Do you rent tandem bicycles?

We no longer have tandem bicycles for rent.

What if I get a flat tire or have a mechanical problem?

We have had very minimal issues with flats or mechanical problems. This is the result of utilizing high-quality, durable bikes for our rental fleet and performing regular checks on our rental bikes throughout the peak season. Additionally, we visually inspect your bikes before sending you on your way. We have flat repair kits and multi-tools available for riders who have mechanical aptitude and want to be extra prepared. Should something happen you can always call 231-348-5342 and we will do our best to assist you.

See you soon,

The friendly staff at Latitude 45 Bicycles