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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Ask a Mustachian => Topic started by: Even Steven on February 24, 2015, 07:46:45 AM

Title: Rent/Buy/Borrow a Bike on Vacation
Post by: Even Steven on February 24, 2015, 07:46:45 AM
I figured the MMM forum would literally be the best place in the world for asking a bike related question.  I'm going to visit family in Miami, FL and I prefer to get up early and bike around the area, but I'm not sure what is the best way to go about this.  Do you guys/gals rent a bike for the week, buy a cheap bike from craigslist, or any other options I'm missing?(Family does not have any bikes)  What's the Mustachian thing to do?

Even Steven
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Title: Re: Rent/Buy/Borrow a Bike on Vacation
Post by: KevDolan on February 24, 2015, 08:39:35 AM
Try http://spinlister.com. They might be able to help.
Title: Re: Rent/Buy/Borrow a Bike on Vacation
Post by: Mrs. PoP on February 24, 2015, 09:25:11 AM
Depending where you are, citibike runs the decobike program on Miami beach and another program in downtown. Broward also has a bike rental program.  Just google and you can find maps with locations.
Title: Re: Rent/Buy/Borrow a Bike on Vacation
Post by: Even Steven on February 24, 2015, 09:33:45 AM
We would be pretty far south, like 200th Avenue just off of Dixie Hwy, but I'll definitely take a look at both programs for the city and splinster, thanks @KevDolan and @MrsPop

I checked both and Splinster didn't have any nearby and the sharing program is to far my intentions.
Title: Re: Rent/Buy/Borrow a Bike on Vacation
Post by: Daisy on February 28, 2015, 11:01:54 AM
Try a bike shop and see if they have rentals. Or buy a cheap one at Walmart and donate it when you leave. It would probably be cheaper than renting a nice bike. It depends what kind of biking you will be doing. Lots of people ride bikes around the Homestead area. You should be able to hook up with a cycling group from a cycling shop nearby.

I'm not sure if Mack Cycle in South Miami does rentals. They are one of the most popular bike shops around.
Title: Re: Rent/Buy/Borrow a Bike on Vacation
Post by: Bateaux on June 23, 2016, 04:27:56 PM
Considering buying a cheap $100 Walmart mountain bike for a week of use in Colorado this Fall then donate it.  I'm flying in so I'll leave my bike at home.  Anybody try this?  I'll bring tools and i think it would do ok on non technical trails.  What ya'll think?