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C&O Bicycle

(4.8)

9 South Pennsylvania Avenue Hancock, MD 21750

General Store of the C&O Canal, an old towpath used to transport freight from Georgetown to Cumberland. We are also at mile marker 10.7 on the Western Maryland Rail Trail, a 22.5-mile paved trail that provides a scenic route through the mountains, not over them.

Our unique shop offers bicycle rentals, repairs, and sales. We also have a screened-in bunkhouse for weary travelers to spend the night. Our general store is the perfect place to stop for a snack, a drink, or necessary supplies before hitting the trails.

What makes C&O Bicycle unique?

We specialize in those specific items that you most need along the C&O Canal and Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) like tires, helmets, saddles, panniers, racks, etc.

If you want to experience the C&O Canal or WMRT on your own bike, you can have it shipped to us. For a nominal fee, we will gladly assemble it and go over it before your journey. We can also have it boxed and shipped back to your home.

We are the unofficial C&O Canal/WMRT Visitors’ Center West! We are always happy to offer free advice, literature, and stories about how to experience our great area. We know the best restaurants, places to stay, and where to get an adult beverage after a long day! We love visitors!

http://www.candobicycle.com/

Comments
  • Andy Reiman May 31, 2017
    (5.0)

    My dropper post died at my Hancock hotel in the middle of my Cumberland to Georgetown ride. I’m grateful that 1) they open early!! and 2) they have a good selection of parts, and 3) they have a great staff! Thanks for your help last weekend!

    From: Google Review

  • Phantom Phlyer May 31, 2017
    (5.0)

    Helpful and friendly staff. They have showers which was a pleasant surprise after a muddy day on the trail.

    From: Google Review

  • Katherine P. May 31, 2017
    (4.0)

    Lee and I were nearby picking up a geocache while on our roadtrip to Virginia, and we decided to head inside to check things out, since we are also cyclists who enjoy browsing bicycle stores.

    This is a great little store. They are within walking/cycling distance of the C&O Canal, and it seems like they do a brisk business in bicycle rentals. They were a little bit disorganized at the time of our visit because they were in the middle of merchandising, but that’s OK, we’re not picky.

    They have a little bit limited selection of accessories, but I decided to pick up a frame pump while I was there. They have a nice selection of T-shirts, and I am pretty bummed I didn’t give in to my desire to pick one up, they have some great designs. Perhaps next time I’m in the area, I definitely would head into here!

    From: Yelp Review

  • David L. May 31, 2017
    (5.0)

    Great bicycle shop right on the C&O canal towpath and Western Maryland Rail Trail. These guys have been taking care of my bikes for the last five years and provide great value and service. Their bunkhouse is a great stop out of the rain and off the floor for those doing ridethroughs. I highly recommend stopping by if you happen to be riding by Hancock.

    From: Yelp Review

  • Jenj621 May 31, 2017
    (5.0)

    “Great service”
    These folks are always ready and willing to lend a hand. I have had routine maintenance done here for several years on an older bike and they are friendly and knowledgeable. On our last stop they even adjusted my nieces training wheels for no charge. They have a good selection of bikes and accessories as well as drinks and snacks. I believe they also offer lodging for traveling bikers and other commodities for those on long bike trips.

    From: Trip Adviser Review

  • Shawn A May 31, 2017
    (5.0)

    “Inexpensive place to sleep in Hancock!”

    I slept in the bunkhouse after biking from Harpers Ferry to Hancock on the C&O Towpath. For $15, you get a roof over the head, screened porch to keep the bugs out, an outdoor shower, and port a pot.

    The bunk beds have foam camping pads; I had an air mattress which I used. There are plenty of outlets for charging electronics, and a couple of fans to keep air moving in case it’s a warm night (which mine was).

    Although there are free campsites on the Towpath, I like showers, and while the place isn’t “Pretty”, it’s very functional. I would sleep there again!

    From: Trip Adviser Review

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