Bikes


FAT TIRE BIKES

Fat tire bikes offer a fun way to ride in the snow and mud. Our three adult medium fat bikes are available year round. Due to high demand, fat tire bikes can be checked out for 3 days with no renewal. Library cardholders may also present their library card at New England Outdoor Center to use a fat tire bike on their premises in greater Millinocket.

If you already have a library card, you may reserve fat tire bikes online. Click on the link below and then click “Request” in the upper left to enter your library card number. If you do not have a library card, register online, contact us at (207) 723-7020 or info@millinocketmemoriallibrary.org, or visit us during our open hours.


MOUNTAIN BIKES

Our mountain bikes can typically be used from late spring through mid-fall. They can be checked out for 1 week with an optional 1 week renewal. After the 1 week renewal period, you may check it out again if no one else has it on hold.

Our smallest youth mountain bikes are generally too large for kids under age 8.

If you already have a library card, you may reserve bikes online. Click on the link below and then click “Request” in the upper left to enter your library card number. If you do not have a library card, register online, contact us at (207) 723-7020 or info@millinocketmemoriallibrary.org, or visit us during our open hours.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When can I check out bikes?

Whenever the library is open. In addition to our staff at the circulation desk upstairs providing regular library services, we strive to have at least one person downstairs dedicated to Katahdin Gear Library at all times.

What type of bikes does the KGL lend?

We offer L.L. Bean Sport Trail mountain bikes for adults and L.L. Bean Ridge Runner bikes for kids. Our youth mountain bikes are generally too large for kids under age 8.

We also offer 3 Reid Hercules Fat Tire Bikes, made possible by a generous donation from the Millinocket Century Ride. They are all size adult medium.

What if I lose or damage something?

As outlined in our waiver, you are responsible for the replacement cost for any lost or significantly damaged gear. Replacement costs are below:

  • Adult Mountain Bike– $550
  • Youth Mountain Bike– $300
  • Adult Fat Tire Bike– $515
  • Bike Helmet– $50

Where should I ride in the Millinocket area?

There are many places to ride in the Katahdin region, but a few local options are listed below:

Does the gear library accept bike donations?

At this time, we do not accept bike donations, due to limited space. Thank you for thinking of us!


REPAIRS

The Katahdin Gear Library offers bike repairs. If you have a bike you would like repaired, please bring it in, and ask for a bike repair questionnaire at the Circulation Desk or print it yourself. Our Gear Library Intern, Treyce, will work on it and be in touch with you shortly. All bike repairs are by donation– pay what you can.

If you have bike repair skills and would like to be involved, email Library Director Matt DeLaney at matt@millinocketmemoriallibrary.org.


HOW TO

Gear library staff do not provide instruction in how to use the gear. However, below is a video resource to get you started on mountain biking: