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Best Bike Rentals In OC

April 5, 2014 6:00 AM

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Whether you live in southern California or you’re just visiting, one of the best things about the area is the weather. A great way to enjoy the weather is with a bike ride. Traveling with a bike, however, can be a pain. If you want to enjoy some of the weather and scenery of Orange County, here are some of the best places to rent a bike.

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Bargain Bike Rentals
311 5th St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 362-5868
www.bargainbikerentals.com

One of the best ways to while away a day in Orange County – regardless of the “season” – is to rent a beach cruiser and get some exercise while you enjoy the scenery and the sea air. Bargain Bike Rentals certainly provides truth in advertising with its name. Here you can rent a bike for $10 for the entire day. The rental includes a wire basket, a lock and a helmet for your rider(s) less than 18 years old. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better bargain than that.

(credit: The Path Bike Shop)

(credit: The Path Bike Shop)


The Path Bike Shop
215 W. 1st St., Suite 102
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 669-0784
www.thepathbikeshop.com

Orange County has plenty of mountain bike trails to explore. Whether you’re just visiting Orange County or you want to try a different bike than the one you normally ride when you hit those trails, The Path is a great place to visit. The Path rents both road and mountain bikes that you can use all day. All road and mountain bikes are $65 for the entire day, and dual-suspension bikes are $80 for the day. Reservations are recommended, especially if you want to ride a particular bike.

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(credit: Newport Cruisers)


Newport Cruisers
2233 W. Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-5010
www.newportcruisers.com

It’s not surprising that a place in Newport Beach specializes in renting beach cruisers. Newport Beach is a great place to cruise around on a bike. Newport Cruisers can accommodate single riders, couples and entire families as well. In addition to single bikes, you can also rent tandem bikes, a bike with a tow-along for your child or a trailer to pull behind your beach cruiser. Bike rentals are just $20 for an entire day which means an affordable day out. See the website for other pricing options including an overnight rental or an all-week rental.

Related: Best Places To Stay Fit When Living In Orange County

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(credit: Tammy G./Yelp)


Zack’s
405 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-0215
www.zackshb.com

If you’re looking to rent bikes, especially for the whole family, Zack’s is a great place to visit. Zack’s has trailers you can tow behind your bike rental as well as tandem bikes so your child can pedal along with you. In addition, Zack’s also has bike buggies that can accommodate a family of four. Rentals here are just $10 per hour or $30 for an entire day. You can also get food at Zack’s, which is good because you might be hungry after your ride.

(credit: Jennifer N./Yelp)

(credit: Jennifer N./Yelp)


Pedego
2515 E. Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 612-7989
www.pedegocdm.com

Pedego offers something a little different than most shops that rent bikes: electric bikes. Three different kinds of electric bikes are available to rent: a cruiser, a trail bike and a tandem. The cruiser is the most affordable option at $14 per hour or $50 for the entire day. The trail bike and tandem are $25 per hour or $100 for the entire day. If you don’t want to rent an electric bike, all pedal bikes are available to rent for $25 per day.

Related: Best Bike Shops In Orange County

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Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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