Woohoo! You’re planning to ride in Northwest Arkansas and have booked your bike rental with Encore Bike Rentals.
The Encore team has put together this guide so you have everything you need to prepare for your bike rental. We hope you’re excited to get ready to ride!
Before Your Rental:
Check the weather and plan your clothing setup accordingly.
We recommend layering clothes for colder months.
Pack your personal helmet or other gear you’d like to use.
We provide helmets for free if needed. We offer a protective gear pack you can rent that includes gloves, knee pads and elbow pads (highly recommended for the mountain bike trails). Let us know if you’d like to add a protective gear pack to your rental.
Plan your water consumption and storage, especially in the heat of summer.
Our bikes have 1 bottle holder but we do not provide bottles for sanitation reasons. We recommend hydration pack or bladders on longer rides, especially during summer.
Charge your phones, Go Pros, and other electronics you’d like to bring with you.
We highly recommend carrying a cell phone for safety, most areas have cell service.
Review your email confirmation with your reservation details.
Drop us a line if your preferred drop-off time or location changes.
Complete a waiver for each member of your party, including minors.
This will save time during delivery and help you get out on the trails faster.
Sign Waiver 👉 https://encorebikerentals.com/sign-waiver/
Bella Insta Sculpture near Tweety Bird Trail in Bella Vista, Arkansas.
Day of Your Rental
What to expect:
The day of your rental we will meet you at the designated delivery location at the time you selected for your booking.
You’ll enjoy the trails on the bike.
We’ll meet you at the pickup location. We’ll confirm the pickup location and time with you during delivery.
If you haven’t already, you’ll sign a waiver for each rider.
A parent/guardian must sign for minor riders.
We will provide you with a helmet if you need one.
You must wear a helmet at all times while riding our bikes.
We will review the bike and its features with you.
You can ask us any questions.
Your safety is most important to us.
We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have to help you stay safe on the trail.
If your pickup location or time changes, please let us know by text or call as soon as you can.
You can reach us at 479-341-6500.
Click Here to check out the trail guide maps for the local area.
Check trail conditions before you ride.
The Facebook groups linked below are where locals turn for trail conditions. Please join and consider adding your own updates to the groups.
Slaughter Pen – Trail Conditions
Bella Vista Back 40, Blowing Springs & Little Sugar Trail Conditions
Coler MTB Preserve Trail Conditions
Note: The last post you see from Coler Mountain Bike Preserve is the most recent official information on closures and conditions. The Coler team updates regularly.
See precipitation in the forecast before or during your scheduled rental time?
There are still trails you can ride. Click here for our Bentonville Wet Weather Riding Guide.