C&O Canal Bike Loaner Program

Bringing Miles of Smiles to the C&O Canal Towpath


May 04, 2018

We are unable to accept bike donations at this time

For those who may be interested in donating a bike to the program we are unfortunately not able to accept them at this time. Please stay tuned for more information about when we will again be able to accept them. We do appreciate all of the past donations.

Thank you

March 18, 2018

Get Ready to Roll

The Bike Loaner Program is looking forward to the opening of our 6th season on March 31, weather permitting. We hope to see you there.

November 09, 2017

The end of another great season

Fall Bike Repair Day

The weekend of November 4, 2017 saw the successful completion of another Bike Loaner Program season at the C & O Canal. On Thursday, November 9th, we cleaned and tuned up all of our bikes in preparation for their winter sleep. A heartfelt thanks to all of our tremendous volunteers throughout the year who helped make the program one of the highlights of many visitors’ days in the park. We hope you all have a great Winter season, enjoy your holidays, and look forward to seeing you again in the Spring

Thanks for joining us this past year.

October 29, 2017

One more weekend

Hello all. On this rainy Sunday (10/29/2017) we weren’t able to open the Bike Loaner Program. However, we are going to operate one more weekend, weather permitting. See you next weekend and don’t forget to change your clocks then.

October 04, 2017

Winding Down the Season

As October begins and the leaves are starting to fall, the Bike Loaner Program is heading into its last few weeks of operation for the season. Weather permitting, we will remain open through the last weekend of October then put the bikes to rest for the Winter after a final maintenance party.

September 22, 2017

Closed This Saturday, Sept 23, for a Volunteer Event

The Bike Loaner Program will be closed this Saturday, September 23, so that our dedicated staff of volunteers can attend our annual picnic. We will open on Sunday as usual. The last weekend of October will be the final weekend for the 2017 program.

Thanks and see you on the trail.

May 06, 2017

It has been a rainy few days…so we are closed today (May 6)

The tow path is a bit muddy from yesterday’s rain and more is expected today (Saturday, May 6). This means that the Bike Loaner Program is closed today, but we expect to open tomorrow (Sunday).

April 17, 2017

What a start….

Over the last 3 weekends the program has seen an incredible level of interest. Come join us next weekend (April 22 – 23) during a Fee Free Weekend at the park and see the tow path from a different perspective.

March 26, 2017

Are you ready to ride?

Sign showing hours

Weather permitting, the Bike Loaner Program will open this Saturday, April 1, for the 2017 season. Join us from 10 – 4 Saturdays and Sundays to see the canal.

Hope to see you at the Visitors’ Center at the Park.

February 27, 2017

Thinking about Spring

Getting Bikes Ready

With the recent and pending warm days, it is easy to start thinking about riding on the tow path again.  We have been hard at work getting the bikes ready for our opening. Depending on the weather, it may be late March or early April. Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page for opening updates.