Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Northeast Connecticut | District of Columbia | Delaware | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | Vermont | West Virginia

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-05-08, 03:25 PM   #1
ando
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
ando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bicycle rentals in NYC

I'm leaving to NYC (Manhattan) tomorrow and I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a nice place to rent bicycles from. Google has returned a list of a couple places but I'd feel more comfortable with a personal recommendation.
ando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-08, 04:11 PM   #2
hotbike
Senior Member
 
hotbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Long Island, New York
Bikes: a lowrider BMX, a mountain bike, a faired recumbent, and a loaded touring bike
Posts: 2,921
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Okay.
I assume you are going to ride into Manhattan on a train.*

from New Yorks' Pennsylvania Station go west on 34th Street.

Before you get to the Hudson River, you will see a bikeway ( The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway).

Go right on the bikeway. There is a bicycle rental on one of the piers.

-----------------------------------
*
If you are arriving at JFK International Airport, get of the JFK airtrain. Go to Jamaica on the Airtrain (a wonderful half monorail/ half light rail automated people mover).

At Jamaica Station, take a Long Island railroad train west to NY Penn.

http://www.panynj.gov/airtrain/
hotbike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-08, 04:58 PM   #3
cparekh
bones should be attached
 
cparekh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Bikes: Scott CR1 Team, Scott S40, Schwinn Traveler III
Posts: 391
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My friend rented a road bike from NYC Velo on Second Avenue and 3rd Street for an organized century. He was quite happy with the who experience. He took the bike for two nights and one day for $65. It was an all-carbon Giant. They included a brief fitting, and did not give him any grief.

I have never rented from them, but I have bought two bikes from them, and they are a quality shop.

/cp
__________________
Sometimes I forget that I have a photographic memory.
cparekh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-08, 10:17 PM   #4
Lucky07
Ride 365
 
Lucky07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: NYC/UpperDutchess, NY
Bikes: '06 Cannondale Six 13 Pro 2, '05 Specialized Allez Elite, '04 Jamis Satellite, 90's Raleigh M-45 single speed conversion, 80's Fuji Team single speed conversion, 70's Schwinn World Sport
Posts: 1,882
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bike & Roll rents out bikes on the Greenway. Pretty sure they're on the interwebs. They have Trek 1000's and lots of hybrids.
Lucky07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-08, 07:34 AM   #5
SourDieseL
been around the block
 
SourDieseL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: twentyonetwo
Bikes: Bianchi C2C Via Nirone - Felt F3SL
Posts: 341
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Master Bike on 77th and Broadway - my home shop, it's small, very very small. I'm not sure if Bicycle Renaissance rents bikes, but they are in the same area, think it's 80th and Columbus Ave. Both are very close to Central Park and Riverside Park (Hudson Pathway). Believe Toga is also in the area in the 60s on west end ave.
SourDieseL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:49 AM.