We have a limited number of Road bikes and Hybrid bikes available to rent. Our bikes are gently used and have good climbing gears. Please note our ride is not equipped to support e-bikes.
Most of our Hybrid bikes are Specialized or Trek brand, which have a good climbing gear and upright handlebars which cost $225 to rent for the week. Our Road Bikes are either Specialized or Trek, which cost $350 for the week. (Please note that we own a variety of bikes; these links point to some of the more common options.)
You must choose your bike size when signing up for a rental bike, through the Forms Portal. We own our fleet of bikes, and have a limited number available for each size. You are strongly encouraged to confirm your bike size with a bicycle shop before renting a bike.
If you choose to switch to a rental bike at the last minute, we cannot guarantee you a rental bike.
We do not provide helmets with the bike rentals – you MUST bring your own helmet. We also suggest that you bring any special accessories that will make you more comfortable, including your seat or pedals. The bikes come with regular pedals, and we can install toe cages if you like. If you use cleats with cycling shoes you must bring your own pedals. Our superb mechanical staff will be able to help you make any necessary adjustments to your rental bike.
Transporting Your Bike To Israel
We try to make bringing your bike to Israel as simple as possible. Please note there is an $95 service fee to bring your own bike on the Israel Ride. We are not equipped to support e-bikes on the Ride.
Flying with Bikes: In order to bring your bike on the airplane, it will need to be disassembled and stored in a special bike box you can buy or rent. Bicycle storage boxes range in style and price.
Most airlines will allow bikes on board as your second piece of luggage and will add an over-sized luggage charge. Be sure to ask about this before booking your ticket. Often if you have elite frequent flyer status the fee can be waived or lowered.
TO BE CONFIRMED FOR 2018: Through a EL AL sponsorship, you can have half of your bike fee waived by EL AL if departing from LAX, JFK, EWR, or BOS. See below for details.
Before the Ride: The Israel Ride contracts with a storage company located 10 minutes from Ben Gurion airport. Before the Ride, we will send out the contact information for the company. You can call the storage facility when you land to meet you and pick up your bike from you. A crew member of the Israel Ride may be available to help you in the airport. Our crew will drive all of the bikes to our starting hotel in Jerusalem on Tuesday, when we will have mechanics on hand if you need assistance.
During the Ride: After our mechanics assist with reassembling your bike, the empty boxes will be safely stored until the end of the Ride. Each night, your bicycle will be stored in a secure area which will be locked or guarded all night. You do not need to bring a bike lock with you.
After the Ride: When you arrive at our final hotel your bike case will be waiting, ready for you to pack up your bike, with help from our mechanics. All the bicycles will be taken to Ben Gurion International Airport on Monday evening. Before you depart on your international flight, you can call our storage company who will meet you outside the terminal.
EL AL Bicycle Discount- TO BE CONFIRMED FOR 2018
If you are flying EL AL direct from Los Angeles (LAX), New York City (JFK or EWR), or Boston (BOS) and bringing your bike, EL AL, the Israel Ride’s preferred carrier, has generously offered to waive the bike baggage fee to Israel for Israel Riders.
This option is only available to those who are originating their travel from Los Angeles, New York, or Boston (LAX, JFK, EWR, BOS). This only applies to direct flights, with no connecting flights before (direct flights only), and no codeshares (legs of the flights cannot be operated by other airlines).
Please note: This is NOT a discount code! The fee will be applied in the system only after you do the following:
After booking your flight, please forward your flight confirmation (the email you receive from the airline after booking your flight) to email@example.com with the subject “EL AL Discount Information.” The email must include all the information for your flight TO Israel (departure airport, flight numbers, date and time of flight, full names of passengers, record locator).