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Boston’s Best Bike Rentals

April 12, 2014 6:00 AM

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Photo Credit: ThinkStock

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Enjoy an up-close and personal view of Boston and all it has to offer this spring by hopping on your bicycle and cruising the streets. Don’t have a bike? No problem. Stop by one of these local bike shops to pick up a rental and all of the gear you need. Throw on your helmet, secure your water bottle and grab a map of the city before heading out on your adventure.
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Back Bay Bicycles
362 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 247-2336
www.papa-wheelies.com

Back Bay Bicycles is a one-stop shop for all of your biking needs. You can rent a bike for the day, buy new cycling shoes, pick up any accessories you might need or just browse the bike shop. Rental bikes are available in sizes extra-large to extra-small, so no customer is too big or small for these bikes. Reserve a bike online by simply choosing your category by size and the dates you need the rental.

(Photo from Urban Adventours)

(Photo from Urban Adventours)

Urban Adventours
103 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 670-0637
www.urbanadventours.com

Urban Adventours offers bikes for every rider and every type of adventure. Whether you are looking to explore the streets of Boston or hit the mountain trails, you can find what you need here. Every rental includes an individually sized, freshly tuned bicycle, a cable and bike lock for security, a brightly colored Lazer helmet and a map of the city with personalized directions. Tandem bikes are also available for those looking to hit the streets together.

Landry’s Bicycles
890 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 232-0446
www.landrys.com

Landry’s Bicycles offers mountain bikes, road bikes, triathlon wetsuits and bike-travel cases for rent. Bike rentals include adjustments and loaner platform pedals, but feel free to bring your own clip-less pedals which will be installed for you. Rentals are available daily or weekly depending on your needs. For rentals longer than seven days, be sure to call the store to make special arrangements. Reserve a bike online here for easy in-store pick-up.

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MyBike
391 W. Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 202-9720
www.mybike.com

MyBike features both daily and long-term rentals. So whether you want to explore Boston for a day or head to the Cape for a month, it has you covered. All bike are mountain bikes, and rentals include a u-lock and convenient delivery or pick-up. Light sets, water bottle cage and flat tire insurance are also available for an additional fee. Reserve your bike online here. For bike delivery, be sure to add your information in the notes section.

Ferris Wheels Bike Shop
66 South St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-2453
www.ferriswheelsbikeshop.com

Ferris Wheels rents out the Fuji Crosstown, one of its most popular bikes, for both short- and long-term rentals. From half day to a week-long rental, these bikes are great for cruising the city streets and local bike paths. Rentals also include a u-lock, helmet, bell, basket and two maps of the area. Be sure to get in early when you need a bike, as bikes are rented on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Kim Vareika is the owner of Vareika Personal Training and Yoga in Plainville. She has been in the fitness industry for over ten years, and believes that wellness is about more than just physical health. When she is not teaching, practicing, or writing, she resides in Bridgewater where she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her nephew Caesar. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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