Harpers Ferry Bike Rental

  • Dates: March – November
  • Duration: Half-day & Full day 
  • Price: From $21
  • Includes: Bike, Helmet
  • Location: Brunswick, MD

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Bike rentals are available from Brunswick, Maryland (near Harpers Ferry, WV ) where riders can pick up their bikes and ride directly to the C&O Canal, the 185 mile path bordering the Potomac River from Georgetown to Cumberland. The scenery along this gentle terrain, tree-lined path is fantastic, and there is ample room for cruising while good riverside picnic spots abound. Shady biking conditions and wading locations along the Potomac River make this trip a great option for those hot summer days. In the fall this tree-lined trail becomes radiant with the colors of changing leaves.

If you just want to rent bikes and get the family out of the house for the weekend, we have the bikes and the trail for you.

NOTICE:  The footbridge into Harpers Ferry is currently closed due to damage caused by a train derailment in December.  Bikers will not be able to get into Harpers Ferry from the C&O Canal until the footbridge reopens.  We encourage bikers to explore other areas of interest:
Locks 35 & 36 (just beyond Harpers Ferry) for a glimpse into Civil War and C&O Canal history.
Catoctin Aqueduct(3 miles one-way toward Washington, DC).

Rental Information

  • Canal Cruiser Bike Rental Pricing

    • Half Day $21  (4 hours or less)
    • Full Day  $31
      Add 5% amusement fee + 6% sales tax + $2.50 user fee/bike


    • Bike
    • Helmet
    • Information sheet detailing historical sights
    • Required age: 12

    Group Discounts

    10-19 people  $2 off/person
    20-39 people $3 off/person
    40+ people    $4 off/person
    *Shuttles are also available upon request
    *Bike guide for groups $165/day

    Add On Rentals:

    • Trail-a-bike
      • For small children (6 years+) to peddle behind an adult
      • $9 + regular bike rental
    • Baby Bike trailer
      • For small children under 50 lbs.  (limited stock)
      • $25 + regular bike rental
      • each trailer fits 2 children under 50 lbs.

    Add 5% amusement fee + 6% sales tax + $2.50 user fee

    March- November

    Maximum weight for bikes:
    300 lbs.

  • Check-in is at the Brunswick Family Campground in Brunswick, MD. 
    Return time is any time before sunset. or 6pm, whichever comes first.

    Suggested Itinerary:

    Bike for 5.8 miles to Harpers Ferry
    Lock up your bike beneath the foot bridge that crosses over the Potomac River Bridge and into the historic renovated Civil War town of Harpers Ferry.
    River & Trail provides bike locks for this purpose based on availability when requested in advance.




    On cooler days:
    Sneakers or biking shoes, wool or thermal socks, fleece shirts/jackets, wind breakers, gloves, biking pants, optional wicking under garments (long johns, not cotton) and hat.

    On warmer days:
    Sneakers or biking shoes, shorts, t-shirts, baseball style hat or visor. For biking, watch for lose shoe laces and wide bottom pants.

    Suggested items to bring:
    Sunglasses, chapstick, sunscreen, bottled water, snacks (granola bar, etc.), phone, backpack to carry items in

     Directions To The Brunswick Family Campground in Brunswick, Maryland

    Check-in location:  Brunswick Family Campground 40 Canal Rd. Brunswick, MD 21716

We Look Forward To You Joining Us!

Please Note: Spaces on these popular trips are limited and fill fast. Book Now To Secure Your Spot!