- Park and Ride
With Topanga State Park only minutes away from our shop, just park your car and start riding. There's no need to drive the bike somewhere else.
- Breathtaking Scenery
Topanga State Park offers an extensive trail system and the most stunning views in all of Los Angeles. Come experience the beauty for yourself.
- Easy and Hassle-Free
Call or fill out an easy Rental Request and that's it! Walk-ins are welcome too.Make a rental request
Our Bicycle Rental Program
Renting a bicycle from us is super easy and convenient. With Topanga State Park just minutes away, you can park your car by our shop and start riding. We are also right next to Malibu, a short distance from the Santa Monica Pier, and about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Come check out the amazing views of Topanga!
Note: if you're new to mountain biking, please make sure to read our FAQs.
- Paper route map
- Choice of flat/platform, SPD or Crank Brothers pedals
Cycling shoe rental available for an extra fee. We also stock water bottles and energy bars for purchase.
Rental requests and walk-ins
Please fill out the easy online rental request so we can better attend to your needs when you arrive. For weekend rentals, we recommend making a request at least 48 hours in advance to ensure availability of the bikes for your party.
Weekend rentals: If you submit a request for weekend bike rental or pickup, we can only hold your bike(s) until 1pm due to high demands on weekends. Thank you for your understanding.
- While walk-ins are welcome, we strongly encourage you to make an online request ahead of time to ensure availability of the bikes for your party.
Fully loaded bikepacking bikes available
Ready to go on some bikepacking adventures? We got just the right bikes and bikepacking gear for you. We have available complete bikes fully loaded with tent, sleep bag, sleeping pad and more. Please email us for the specific gear you need for your trip.
Free app available for download
Our recommended route is available in the free MTB Project mobile app to guide you along. Download the California map and then search for "Topanga Creek Outpost Loop".
Rental & Demo Rates
Mountain Bikes and Gravel Bikes
|$50.00||$85.00||$250.00||$500 - $2000|
|$85.00||$120.00||$300.00||$500 - $2000|
|$100.00||$125.00||$300.00||$500 - $2000|
|Shoes (availabilities vary)|
- Afternoon means you pick up and return the bike in the same day.
- Overnight means you pick up the bike on business day 1, and return it on our next business day.
- Deposit amount varies based on bicycles. Deposit is secured in the form of a credit card hold.
Surly Ogre Rover Brown (named after our shop dog Rover) is our bike of choice for bikepacking. They are available from sizes small to extra large. Each bike comes with a framebag and a seat bag. Additional storage bags are available upon request.
To make the logistics easier for you, we let you pick up your Ogre the day before your rental period starts. This "free day" (only during normal shop opening hours) will give you the extra time to set up the bike1.
|1-2 Nights||3-4 Nights||5-7 Nights||Gear2||Deposit3|
|$150.00||$200.00||$250.00||$50.00 (per rental period)||$500 - $2000|
|Sleeping bag, tent, and pad only (no bike)|
|$100.00 (1 - 7 nights)||$200|
- The free Sunday and holiday policy (for normal bike rentals) does not apply for bikepacking bike rentals.
- The gear includes tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad.
- Deposit amount varies based on bicycles and gear. Deposit is secured in the form of a credit card hold.
Bikepacking with Surly Ogre
Topanga State Park Gallery
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are an inexperienced rider or new to mountain biking, please read the FAQs to learn more about the terrains of Topanga Canyon.
- I'm new to mountain biking. Is the ride physically challenging for me?
We're in the middle of a canyon and there are hills all around us. The popular 10-mile loop consists of long steep climbs at the beginning, rolling hills through the middle section, and finally a singletrack descent toward the end. The ride takes anywhere between 2-4 hours depending on your physical condition. Without sugarcoating it, the ride can be challenging for some beginners. But if you exercise regularly you should find the experience very rewarding.
- Are the trails in Topanga hilly and technical?
It wouldn't be called mountain biking without a few hilly climbs. There are many trail options in Topanga. Some are rocky, loose and technical and some are gental rolling hills. Generally the fire roads are flatter than the singletracks and most people enjoy the combination of both for a great mountain biking experience.
- What are your hours?
We are currently only open from Thursday to Saturday. Depending on the week, we may be working on leather goods at the shop on Monday and Tuesday. So if you're only in town on Monday or Tuesday, you can try to make a rental request for those days and we will confirm whether we can accommodate it.
- Can I park my car by the shop and leave it there while I go riding?
Yes, absolutely. Please make sure you don't park in the small lot across from the shop. Also try to park on the same side as the shop.
- Does helmet come with the rental/demo?
Yes it does. In fact, every rental/demo comes with a helmet and flat tire kit.
- Are water and snacks available at the shop?
Yes, we have water free for you to fill up. We also have water bottles, hydration packs, energy bars, etc available for purchase.
- How early can I pick up my bike rental/demo?
You can pick up your bike as soon as we open in the morning at 10:00 am. Due to high weekend demand, we can only hold your reservation until 1pm. Thank you for your understanding.
- How late can I return the bike rental/demo?
Please try to return your bike at least half hour before we close.
- Can I pick the bike up right before the shop closes for the evening and be charged for an afternoon if I return it the next day or pretend I didn't have it an extra overnight?
Overnight is overnight and we charge everyone the same overnight price if you pick it up early or late in the day. We also ask that you pick up your rental before 4:00 pm so we don't get flooded with overnight rentals when we close for the evening.
- I'm new to Los Angeles. Do you have trail maps available and can you show me where to ride?
There are great trails abound in various difficulties and we're more than happy to point you to them based on your riding ability. When you show up we will give you a basic route map which is also available in MTB Project app if you wish to download it. We have detailed paper trail maps for purchase as well.
- Can I rent a bike early Saturday morning and join your shop bike ride?
Please send a request below and visit us on Friday so we have enough time to properly set up the bike for you. We need to set the shock, adjust saddle height, fit a helmet, install your desired pedals, etc.
- Do you take cash for the deposit?
No, we don't take cash for the deposit. We only accept deposit in the form of a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and JCB). We put a hold on your credit card when you pick up the bike. We run a charge on the same card when you return the bike.
Send a Request
Please note that we're only open from Thursday through Saturday. See FAQs for additional store hours information. Your request is confirmed when we respond back to you which can take up to 48 hours.