Rental Policy Overview:
Our rental period is for the business day, from when we open to 1 hour prior to closing. Due to the high volume of rentals, a late fee of up to $100 will apply if bikes are returned after we close.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL ANY RESERVATION DUE TO BAD WEATHER AND/OR IMPROPER BIKE TRANSPORTATION METHODS.
Transportation and security of bikes is the responsibility of the customer. While there is access to the Little Traverse Wheelway from Latitude 45, there is no direct access to mountain bike trails from the store. If you are planning on renting mountain bikes, please be prepared to transport them to the trail safely with an appropriate rack. If you do not have an appropriate way to transport your rental bike(s), we have hitch-mounted racks and tailgate pads available for rent.
Other restrictions and fees may apply due to poor weather, trail and bike damaging conditions, excessive wear or damage to a bike, bike swaps, and improper transportation methods, etc. Please note that we do not rent bikes for races or events unless specifically noted.
Little Traverse Wheelway info: The Wheelway is closed from Magnus Park to East Park. There is no alternative route except for the shoulder of US 31. We advise renters not comfortable with riding on the shoulder to plan their rides towards Harbor Springs.
E-MTBs ARE NOT ALLOWED ON ANY SECTION OF THE NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL OR LITTLE TRAVERSE CONSERVENCY PROPERTIES. IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHERE YOU CAN RIDE, PLEASE CONSULT A STAFF MEMBER TO GIVE YOU AN UP-TO-DATE LIST OF APPROVED LOCATIONS. YOU ARE SUBJECT TO AN ADDITIONAL FEE IF FOUND IN RESTRICTED AREAS.
Bike Rental Shop phone: (231) 348-5342
Bike Rental Shop location: 476 W. Mitchell, inside the main store. Please park in the lot between Zion Lutheran Church and Latitude 45, just to the west of the store.
What is the policy regarding late returns, lost bikes or racks and damaged bikes or racks?
If the bike or rack 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 returning it and the late charge will apply.
If the bike or rack is not returned by the renter, regardless of what happened to the bike or rack, the renter is responsible for paying the manufacturer's original suggest retail value of the bike or rack, plus Michigan Sales Tax.
If the bike or rack is damaged upon return, the renter will be responsible to paying for all repair costs.
Please come with a completed online reservation for the quickest service.
Thank you and we look forward to your visit! - The friendly Latitude 45 Rental Crew
For additional information please check out the FAQ on the rental page.