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Mountain Bike (and Gear) rental is offered at the Verde River Rock House.  We do require picture identification and ask for a deposit for each bike. The deposit can be done with cash or we can process an authorization on a credit card. (American Express excluded).

We will accept reservations for rentals over the phone up to a month in advance.  At the time of the reservation payment for the rental is required and is non-refundable   Bike Rentals are a first come basis and priority is granted to guests of the Rock House – however, we do rent to parties that are not staying with us – with a deposit- so call ahead to insure your rental.  We can also provide maps, lunch, snack, etc. – Just Ask!

Rental rates start at $15.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum.  Call us for pricing for longer rental periods.
You can also rent an emergency pack in case of a flat for only $2.00 per rental bike.

The pack consists of a spare tube, a patch kit, tire levers, a pump and a seat bag to carry it all.  There is no extra charge if you need to use the tube and the patch kit; however, you will be charged if you lose the tire levers, pump, seat bag or wrench.

  • Tube: $5.95
  • Patch kit: $2.95
  • Tire Levers: $2.95
  • Pump: $9.95
  • Pump Ties: two at $2.95
  • Seat bag: $15.95
  • Adjustable wrench: $7.95

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For more Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Horse Trails in the Town of Payson and around Rim Country
http://www.paysonrimcountry.com/MountainRecreation/HikingTrails/tabid/145/Default.aspx

Another great source of information is http://www.trails.com/

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Verde River Rock House
Bed and Breakfast
602 W. Eleanor Drive | Payson, AZ 85541
P: (928)472-4304 or (602) 696-0213 | F: (480) 444-0236
verderiverbnb@aol.com

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