Northern California - Long-Term Road Bike Rental; East Bay
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Hey guys, so as a precursor: my own road bike project is being facilitated by a relative and he's quite a busy guy, and I'm still working out funding for the finishing pieces.
Here's the kicker: in 12 weeks, I'm heading to Grand Junction to embark on a 4-day, 240km tour of the famed Kokopelli Trail from Fruita to Moab. At the moment, I have a lot of work fitness-wise to do before I can even imagine completing the tour.
So, as a way for me to expedite my getting in to shape, does anybody know of a shop or a private vendor who can rent me a road bike for the long term (think like 1-1.5 months, roughly)? Any input and help is greatly appreciated.
03-15-10, 09:23 PM
Try giving Livermore Cyclery a call.
03-15-10, 10:22 PM
Pegasus in Danville rents bikes. Three years ago I needed a road bike for a visiting friend, they were about the only ones around Lafayette you had road bikes for rent. We ended up with a very decent Scott that worked well for our virgin ride to the top of Diablo.
I remember talking to other stores that only had mountain bikes for rent, so you should have more choices.
Hmm. I'll have to call Livermore after school tomorrow. And Pegasus too. I don't know though, they list their road rentals as $50 a day. Eeek!
03-15-10, 11:08 PM
$50, that's what my friend paid for a 24h rental. They provide fitting and clipless pedals matching your own cleats if you have some.
03-15-10, 11:43 PM
You could ask about long-term discounts, but for that length of time I think you'd be best off looking for something used on craigslist or local swap meets and garage sales. If you can get a decent deal on a used bike you should be able to resell it for about the same price after a month or two.
Well, I suppose if when I give Livermore Cyclery a call this evening their rates are pretty large, I'll look into a used roadie.
Or if anybody has a 54cm I can borrow... :innocent: :roflmao2:
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