C&O Canal Bike Loaner Program

Bringing Miles of Smiles to the C&O Canal Towpath

About Us

The C&O Canal Bike Loaner Program provides FREE loaner bicycles and helmets so that visitors may enjoy the park on wheels from the enchanting perspective of the towpath. Since 2013, the program has operated at the Maryland Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center solely with the time, energy and resources of volunteers. We are open, weather permitting, Saturdays, Sundays, and most major Holidays, for the enjoyment of our park visitors.

We welcome your donation of used bicycles which our volunteer mechanics can tune-up for new life on the towpath. We also welcome new volunteers (Grade 9 and up, SSL hours available) to assist in running the program.