With its flat and fabulous trails, Denver is a bike-friendly city with a lot to see. For those who are not into strapping a bike to their car or for those from out of town, bike rentals are the way to go.
Denver, CO 80205
Visitors and residents alike have the perfect bike rental opportunity on city corners throughout Denver. Denver B-cycle offers dependable and comfortable bikes with baskets in the front for rental at absolutely any time. This company’s red bikes can be seen all over the Denver area and there is an up-to-date downloadable map online. It is as easy as inserting a credit card, grabbing the bike and taking off to explore Denver with a smile. The hourly rates are reasonable and Denver B-cycle even offers a hastle-free annual pass. Commuters love taking advantage of the convenient annual pass. There is no need to drag a bike on the bus when there are B-cycle stations all around the city. Save gas, save the planet and have a blast biking around the city.
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Denver, CO 80203
The Bicycle Doctor comes highly recommended by both out of towners and residents alike. It is one of the few bike shops that offers a good selection of rental bikes to choose from. Bicycle Doctor has half- and full-day rentals, helmets and locks included, as well as carriages for the little ones. Unlike many spots in Denver, parking is a breeze and getting in and out of the small shop is easy. Customers are greeted like friends, fit with the appropriate bike and helmet, and sent on their way within 15 minutes or so.
7480 E. 29th Ave.
Denver, CO 80238
The airport is long gone and the Stapleton area has turned into a happening community. Thankfully, there is a fantastic bike shop that will rent bikes for a day of fun and adventure. The prices may be a bit higher than other rentals shops because this spot can boast an incredible rental selection that is constantly growing. Rent bikes to take out for a spin for a few hours or try out demos for future purchases. The staff is down to earth, friendly and will take care of customers’ needs. Cycleton has a laid-back attitude that makes the customer feel comfortable and at ease with either a rental or purchase. The staff is all about getting riders out there with excitement and confidence.
S. Downing St. & E. Louisiana Ave.
Denver, CO 80209
With the warm weather finally here, one of the hottest spots is always Washington Park. There are 161 acres of awesome including two lakes, beautiful gardens, paths for jogging, walking and, of course, biking. There is also a boat house that not only rents out paddle boats but bicycles too. Pack up the kids and the picnic basket for a day in the Rocky Mountain sun with different bikes from single bikes and cruisers, to surrey bikes for two to four people. The bike paths are long, flat and go on forever. It is a cyclist’s heaven.
1417 California St.
Denver, CO 80202
Downtown Denver has so much fun and culture to soak up that a normal bike just may not cut it. For those who don’t feel like pedaling, ScooTours Denver offers two-wheelers of a different kind. Rent a scooter and zip around the fabulous city. What happens to be a main source of transportation in other countries is an exhilarating source of fun in Denver. At ScooTours, customers can rent their own scooter with helmets and locks included. Some out-of-towners may opt for the awesome guided tours called the Denver Underground and The Adrenaline Junkie. Nothing says customer service like ScooTours’ willingness to drop off the scooters at a nearby hotel or residence. The patient and friendly staff offers tutorials and a practice session to ensure the rider is completely comfortable before embarking on their journey. The prices are surprisingly reasonable and customers are actually told to bring back the gas tank empty.
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Colleen Bement is a freelance writer covering all things Denver. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.