Please note that Walk-In and Phone Rental requests may not be available during the week of July 22.

Email us at swcycle@gmail.com or use our Online form below – 48 hours notice please- and we’ll do our best to reply.

NEW – Online reservation request!

Peak rental season is here!  We strongly advise starting your reservation online, at least 48 hours in advance, please.  You get the dates and bikes you want and priority service in the shop.  Use the Bike Rentals link below.


Go to our Bike Rentals page for rental details.

Southwest Cycle rents, sells and services all types of bikes.  We are the only full-service bike shop in Southwest Harbor.  We were founded in 1981 and we know bikes.

Our staff are year-round residents and know all about biking Acadia and the rest of our fantastic island. We rent and sell both conventional bikes and e-bikes, repair and improve most brands of bicycles, and sell helmets, clothing, shoes, lights, racks, parts, and accessories. If it’s not in stock, you may not need it!

Our rental fleet includes e-bikes, hybrid bikes, gravel bikes, kids bikes (with and without gears) and child trailers and tag-a-longs.  Go to our Bike Rentals page for details and to start your reservation.

NEWS!!  We’re excited to say that were recently praised by Gazelle, our e-bike partner, as one of their top four US bike shops for vacation rentals and rides!  Check out the link!  https://www.gazellebikes.com/en-us/blog/gazelle-getaways

We sell bikes ranging from all-carbon/all electronic road machines to beautiful e-bikes to recreational bikes.  We are licensed dealers for Gazelle, Fuji, Bianchi, Soma, Breezer, and more.  We also carry a large selection of children’s, mountain, hybrid and gravel bikes from the above brands. With each new bike sold we include a 1-year tune-up and adjustment service.

Our service is best done on a scheduled basis by our certified mechanics.  Flat tires can usually be fixed while you wait. Please call us at 207-244-5856 for a service appointment.

Want to have your own personal bike with you on vacation?  Southwest Cycle will receive your shipped bike, reassemble and adjust it for you, and will box and ship it home. Call us for details.

Sometimes in the fall we sell bikes from our rental fleet at great prices.

We go all-out from May thru October, and reduce hours in the shoulder seasons. Call 207-244-5856 for the latest.

The road at the Seawall Picnic Area after our four winter 2024 storms.
Seawall Road is closed to motor vehicles- but not bikes!- for the foreseeable future.
Serving the Mount Desert Island community and visitors to Acadia National Park since 1981