When was the last time you biked through a pine forest perched at the cloud line on the 10,000 foot slopes of a volcano in Hawaii? I didn't think so! If you like riding mountain bikes, you'll love what Maui offers mountain bikers! With a plethora of mtb trails in different micro-climates and every skill level of mountain bike ride challenges you could imagine, you'll quickly discover why mountain bikers love riding on Maui!
We found a couple recent videos portraying what you'll ride if you mountain bike in the Makawao Forest on the slopes of Haleakala! Watch, then reserve a Specialized Stumpjumper mountain bike rental or the Specialized HT 29'er. The first Makawao Forest mountain bike video, with a run time of 5 min 56 sec, shows off some fun single track riding in the cool forest on a sunny day on Maui:
The next 59 second bike video features a few of the jumps you may discover if you go mountain biking in the Makawao Forest Reserve! Thanks to the fellows at ChaosRelief for sharing their mountain bike rides:
Need a Makawao Forest Reserve bike trail map? Staying in West Maui and wondering what other Haeleakala bike ride you could combine with the Makawao Forest Reserve rides? Head over to our Maui bike ride info page where you'll find mtb maps for the Makawao Forest Reserve and Poli Poli State Park. And, don't miss the Haleaka Crater mountain biking map. If you are an advanced mountain bike rider, you'll want to skip the typical organized Maui volcano bike ride tours! Instead, make your ride more memorable by riding down the Haleakala Skyline trail.
Ready to rent a mountain bike on Maui? Head over to our bike rental page to choose the bike you want to rent. Select the dates you want to reserve the bike and complete the rental information. We'll have your bike rental ready and waiting when you arrive. Or, you may skip the advance bike rental reservation process and show up at our Lahaina bike store the day you want to ride. You'll be ble to select from the best bikes we available for rental that day! In addition to mountain bikes, we offer performance road bike rentals, Electra cruiser bikes and West Maui Cycles logo wear bike jerseys!
Reminder: If you are heading to Maui for the 2012 Xterra World Championships at Kapalua in West Maui this fall and plan on renting a bike, be sure to reserve your mountain bike or road bike rental in advance. Though we have one of the largest selection of mountain bicycles and performance road bikes on Maui, we want you to be able to rent the bike you want either for XTerra racing or just to ride while you are on Maui.