Bike Rental

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One of the best-kept secrets in Glacier National Park in the spring biking season when the Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed to cars, but open to bikers and hikers. Don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to see the park without the hustle and bustle of traffic! 

Glacier Outfitters rents high-quality E-bike, hybrid and road bikes with disc brakes for your Going to the Sun biking adventure. This reservation is a full-day rental only.  Full-day bike rentals are available from the time that our shop opens and expected back by close of business the same day. 

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For bike rentals not associated with riding Going to the Sun Road, Glacier Outfitters proudly offers a variety of bicycles including comfort, tandem, mountain, road, and hybrid bikes. All are rented on a 2 hour, 4 hour, or per-day first come first serve basis.

Need ideas about where to bike? Ask any of the Glacier experts in our shop! Find more information on all of our offerings below. 

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Going To The Sun Road Bike Reservation (GTTSR): 

Biking the Going to the Sun Road (GTTSR) is one of the ultimate ways to experience our beautiful park! In the Spring is when the road is being plowed and under any construction needed; however, you can still bike/hike without the inconvenience of vehicle traffic. Once the road opens to vehicles, there are some biking restrictions for the uphill travel See Here.

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How Long Is The GTTSR Ride?

The distance you can bike depends on where you start, how far the plow crew has advanced toward Logan Pass and dependent upon the day of the week.

Where To Start

Starting at Avalanche Lake, the ride is a flat to slight climb for 6 miles (9.7 km) alongside a rushing creek and in the midst of epic mountainous views. The following 2 miles (3.2 km) is a climb to The Loop, and we encourage pushing through to get past it for an unmatched valley view, emerging just around the corner. Elevation continues to pick up as you climb the next 10 miles to Logan Pass, gaining around 2,400 feet in elevation. Note:  June 15th to September 2nd Bike Restrictions between Logan Creek to Logan Pass (uphill) are in effect from 11 am to 4 pm. The earlier the season, the farther away from Logan Pass the plow crews will be. Keep in mind, Avalanches and Bears are a unique hazard to biking the GTTSR. Be aware of your surroundings at all times and use caution. Need Bear Spray? Rent it Here!

Start down the road at Lake McDonald Lodge and bike/hike a flat 5.5 miles (8.8 km) through the Pacific Cedar-Hemlock Forest. Expect mild car traffic to Avalanche Lake.  Start from our shop at Apgar Village and bike/hike a flat 9 mile (14.5 km) stretch next to the beautiful Lake McDonald shoreline out to the Lake McDonald Lodge. Note June 15th – September 2nd there are Bike Restrictions between Apgar to Sprague from 11 am to 4 pm.

Biking Glacier

Alternatives to GTTSR:  Biking Camas Road and Gateway to Glacier are excellent alternatives for a longer ride. For something a little shorter, check out the Apgar Bike Path as it travels from the lake to the river with many ecosystems to enjoy in between. For dirt rides, the Old Ranger Station and Inside Northfork Road are wonderfully secluded, beautiful spots that can be an exceptional ride/hike experience.

Biking Restrictions

During spring, crews plow the GTTS Road usually Monday-Friday from 8am – 4:30 pm. For biker’s safety, plow crews may limit access at a specific location on the road until 4/4:30. On the Westside usually, a sign is limiting access at “The Loop” and on the Eastside at Jackson Overloop, but earlier in the season the location may change.  Note:  Some Fridays + Mondays the crew will not be working and sometimes it an change on a daily + weekly basis. Call the Us or GNP Headquarters since closures are subject to change daily. 

Transportation/Bike Shuttle?

Don’t want to bike from Apgar? You’re welcome to rent a bike rack from us and drive to your chosen starting point. On Saturdays and Sundays, the Glacier Conservancy offers a bike shuttle from the Apgar Visitors’ Center (only a 5-minute ride from our shop) to Lake McDonald Lodge or Avalanche Lake.

How To Dress/What To Bring?

Be prepared. Early-season biking the GTTS Road is considered is going into the backcountry.  Be prepared for anything, including rocks, ice, snow, flooding, avalanches, bears, and hyperthermia. Weather can change rapidly in the mountains, and it’s common to start the day with a few layers, and as you gain and decline in elevation layers on or off. It’s smart to bring synthetics (avoid cotton!), rain jacket and pants, as well as plenty of food/snacks and water. For the ride down, pack a warm fleece or puffy layer, gloves, and a hat. With a little moisture, traveling high-speeds downhill can prompt hypothermia if not properly prepared for ever-changing conditions.

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