Trek bike hire coming to Byron and Thredbo YHAs

YHA Australia are excited to announce a new partnership with Trek to bring high-quality bicycle hire to our properties.

Starting at YHA Byron Bay and YHA Cape Byron, (with YHA Thredbo following soon after), brand new Trek bikes, including Cruiser 7D and Dual Sport 2 hybrid models, will be available for guests to affordably hire on a daily or half-day basis.


Founded in 1976 in the US state of Wisconsin, Trek are a leading global mountain biking and cycling brand, and recently helped raise $1,500,000 for World Bicycle Relief, which supplies bicycles to people in developing countries.

"Partnering with Trek to bring these bikes into our properties is a fantastic addition to the guest experience at these YHAs. Having the freedom to explore new places on a bicycle is one of life's simple pleasures and Trek is the perfect values-aligned partner to help bring this to our travellers.' said Paul McGrath, CEO of YHA Australia.

"Following the initial launch in Byron Bay, we're looking forward to rolling out Trek bikes to properties across out network, starting with YHA Thredbo," he said.

This new initiative comes in the midst of a raft of improvements, upgrades and additions to properties around the YHA network, including expanded food and beverage options, new premium private rooms and refurbished common spaces at some of our major gateway properties. 

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“At Trek we are thrilled to partner with YHA to bring the enjoyment and convenience of cycling to their guests.” Said Jason Pye, Trek Bicycle Australia New Zealand Country Manager.

“With a selection of Trek bicycles to choose from, YHA guests have the opportunity to explore more of their local area, all while riding bikes, having fun and feeling good. It also awesome to have our independent retailer, Lifecycles Byron Bay, provide local support.

“Trek’s mission is to change the world by getting more people on bikes, and partnering with YHA allows us to help them make that happen, all while aligning to our shared environmental values.”

The new bikes are available to hire for guests at YHA Byron Bay and YHA Cape Byron from today, and at YHA Thredbo on January 1st.

    YHA Byron Bay
    YHA Byron Bay
    Relax in good company at this state-of-the-art, sustainable YHA in Byron Bay. With gorgeous communal spaces & a great social vibe, you'll never want to leave.
    YHA Cape Byron (Byron Bay)
    YHA Cape Byron (Byron Bay)
    Just blocks from the beach, this laid-back oasis attracts a diverse crowd of global backpackers. Come for the surf, stay for the warm and welcoming atmosphere.
    YHA Thredbo
    YHA Thredbo
    Situated in Mt. Kosciuszko National Park, YHA Thredbo provides the ideal stay for hikers, skiers & mountain bikers looking to experience the Snowy Mountains.

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

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