I rented a road bike from Elevation Cycles and it couldn't have been easier or more convenient. I rented a brand new Trek Madone which was a perfect bike bike for the local, sometimes rough, roads into the mountains. The place is so convenient to any route you might want to take - whether you choose the flat plains or head into the foothills. They've got a variety of gels, snacks, water bottles and other gear for anything you might have forgotten too. The staff was extremely helpful and got me on my way quickly.
If you want to learn more about bike repair this is the place as the folks there aren't only knowledgable but very easy going and hospitable to boot! It is a very laid back environment where they make you feel right at home.
AWESOME TEES!!! EVERYONE SHOULD GET A FEW!!