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BIKING
 
Please note that wildlife on Catalina Island, as in all wildlands, 
can cause serious injury and even death. Please do not approach 
or harass wildlife and always maintain a safe distance.

Here's a photo gallery with step-by-step instructions on how to organize the ride of your life on Catalina Island. Bring your bike, catch the Wildland Express shuttle, and ride from Airport-to-Avalon. It's a 10-mile ride to remember! 

For bike rentals contact our Avalon Business Partners by calling Brown's Bikes at 310-510-BIKE or by email or  BikeCatalina at 310-913-1028 or by email for a one-stop guided or self-guided bike experience through Catalina's wildlands. Your bike, permit, and shuttle to the airport will be scheduled for you.

Biking is a great way to see Catalina's wildlands. The terrain is not for the feint of heart though. The interactive map below gives you an idea of how steep some of the roads are so you can evaluate if for yourself. Note that "red" lines mean the road is quite steep!


Click on the image above to explore Catalina's bike trails in 3D.
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To see a PDF map of all biking trails, click here

Biking on Catalina is an exhilarating adventure, and a great way to enjoy the Island's rugged interior and breathtaking views. On May 12, 2012, more than 600 bicylist enjoyed an organized ride, called a Gran Fondo, throughout Catalina's wildlands. 
Photo Courtesy of Mountain Bike Action. Read full article here

To bike in the wildlands of Catalina a Freewheeler Bike Pass is required, and is available through the purchase of a Conservancy membership starting at $35 (see details). To join now, click here. Bring your receipt with you to any of the Conservancy's locations where our friendly and helpful staff will issue you the permit placard that goes on your bike.

Cyclists on Catalina enjoy the fresh air and challenging twists and turns of the Island's 40 miles of trails and roads (mostly unpaved) open to mountain biking, plus the added benefits of Conservancy membership.

IMPORTANT NOTE!: For your safety, we RECOMEND ALL TERRAIN BIKES— those equipped with multi-speeds and all-terrain tires — for biking in Catalina's wild interior.  Hard-shelled helmets are required for all bikers.

To simplify accessing your Freewheeler Pass, you can purchase your memberships online on our membership page and print then bring in your  receipt for faster processing once on the island. If you are already a member, just bring in your current membership card to recieve your pass.

For non-members, when you are ready to go, stop by and purchase your membership and pick up your Freewheeler Bike Pass at one of three locations (see list to the right).
 
Take plenty of drinking water on your ride, be sure to stay on approved bike routes and read all of the Policies and Island Cautions before embarking on your adventure.

Please check back soon for further improvements to our island biking program.

Your Freewheeler Bike Pass helps keep Catalina wild!


Click here to map your bicycle adventure.

Freewheeler Bike Passes can be obtained at these locations:

Conservancy House in Avalon, at 
125 Clarissa Ave. Open daily from 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed for 
lunch. (310) 510-2595

Nature Center at Avalon Canyon, open daily 10 AM to 4 PM, Memorial Day through Labor Day (closed Thursdays all other months)

Airport in the Sky Open daily from 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (winter) 7p.m. 
(summer), call (310) 510-0143

Two Harbors Visitor Information 
Center
 Open daily from 7:30 a.m. 
to 4p.m. (winter) 6:30 p.m. 
(summer), call (310) 510-4226

Camping reservations can be obtained online with Two Harbors Enterprises: (877) 778-1487 

NOTE: To redeem your Conservancy Membership Camping discounts: reserve your campsite online, then call (310) 510-TENT. Please note that Two Harbors and Hermit Gulch are NOT Conservancy campsites and are not eligible for membership discounts. 

Policies and Island Cautions


For the safety of hikers, and the enjoyment of cyclists, bikes are permitted on about eight miles of the Trans-Catalina Trail – from along Renton Mine Road, East End Road and Divide Road to Dakin Peak (the microwave tower) on the East End. Click here to view a biking map.
 

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