We are vacationing in Northern California in early May and I'm pretty sure at this point that we want to rent road bikes for our whole two week stay (SF, Yosemite, Healdsburg and Mendocino). I've gotten quotes from a couple SF shops (blazing saddles & bay city bikes) and blazing saddles was the best price at $245 per bike for two weeks.
But still - this is 1/4 of the PURCHASE price on the level of bike we need, and I wonder if there isn't a better alternative, some sort of bike share. If I could just find someone with a secondary used bike that is close to our size who would consider a private rent agreement.
Anyone on here interested or ever hear of anything like this?
I'm half considering buying cheap road bikes at walmart and then donating them at the end of our trip.
I mean, we enjoy carbon higher end bikes at home (specialized ruby & orbea), but we are only doing light riding on vacation, mostly just to get around each town without the car and we don't need anything that fancy.