Best Bike Rentals In Tampa Bay

April 3, 2014 9:00 AM

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Spring is here, so why not get out and breathe in some fresh air? Whether you’re looking for a kid’s bike, a road bike or a tandem bike to ride with that special someone, these shops have what you’re looking for.
City Bike Tampa
212 E. Cass St.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 225-1777

City Bike is one of the most trusted and frequently used bicycle renters in Tampa. The website has a convenient bike rental reservation form to fill out and submit online, so your ride is ready when you come in to pick it up. Bikes for rent include single-speed and multi-speed road bikes, mountain and comfort bicycles, as well as adult-sized tandems. In addition, pricing is fair and is set according to how long you plan to use the bike – anywhere from one hour to one week. All rentals come with a helmet, water bottle cage and lock.

Bicycle Outfitters
11198 70th Ave. N.
Seminole, FL 33772
(727) 319-2453

If you live in the Seminole area, Bicycle Outfitters is a great choice for bike rentals. Bikes can be rented for a flat fee for either a day-long or week-long rental. Rentals are priced according to the type of bike you rent. The Trek 7000 Series Hybrid Bikes are the most affordable rentals at $30 per day or $100 per week, with Recumbent Trikes the most expensive at $50 per day or $200 per week. Tandem bikes are also available for rental by appointment. Each rental comes with a helmet, lock and flat repair kit. Reservations are recommended.

Island Marine Rentals
20045 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores, FL 33785
(727) 595-0000

If you live in the Clearwater/Indian Shores area, Island Marine Rentals is the place to go. While this shop specializes in boat, kayak and other aquatic rentals, it also rents bicycles and scooters. Bikes available for rent include cruisers, mountain/speed bikes and kids’ bikes. All rentals come with helmets, locks and baby carriers if needed. Rentals are priced according to how long you rent for and can be rented anywhere from one hour for $5, to one week for $60.

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Citrus Park Bikes
7424 Edgemere Road
Tampa, FL  33625

(813) 749-6732

Citrus Park Bikes has plenty to choose from for both kids and adults. All bikes can be rented anywhere from one hour to one week. Children’s bicycles are the most affordable rentals, ranging from $6 for one hour, to $75 for the week. Premium adult bicycles are the most expensive, ranging from $15 for one hour, to $125 for the week. All bike rentals come with a helmet, water bottle cage and lock. You can even join other riding enthusiasts for a bike tour and explore the Upper Tampa Bay Trail with a group. It’s a great way to get some exercise and fresh air as well as make some new friends.

Gulf Rentals and Gifts
17477 Gulf Blvd.
Redington Shores, FL 33708
(727) 348-5960

Gulf Rentals and Gifts is focused on one mission: have fun while you’re at the beach. This store rents out everything from kayaks to beach volleyball games, so it comes as no surprise that both regular and electric bicycles are offered for rent as well. Electric bicycles can be rented for $20 for two hours, or $39 for 24 hours. Regular bicycles can be rented for $10 for two hours, or $25 for 24 hours. All rentals include a helmet, basket and lock. If you’re going to be spending a few days down by the beach, even better – second-day rentals are half off.

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