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Calabasas area bike shops for rental bike.

Old 06-16-15, 09:12 PM
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Calabasas area bike shops for rental bike.

I'm going to be out in the Calabasas, California area in a couple weeks and would like to rent a road bike for a day. Can anyone recommend a good shop to do so? I will be taking my own pedals, seat bag, helmet, shoes etc. Just need the bike and a few good routes.
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I'm afraid I do not know if they rent bikes, but Mike is the best! Pedalers Fork. In fact, I think they're the only bike shop IN Calabasas. Outside of there, there's Serious Cycling & Win's Wheels, both do quality work. Santa Monica Mountains Cyclery is also not too far away, in the San Fernando Valley. There's even a Performance up the street.
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Hi c_bake, in Santa Monica there is Helen's Cycle's and they rent bikes. There may be a closer shop to Calabasas but if you are by chance coming into LAX then Helen's is not a bad detour when heading to Calabasas. Helen's is open til 7 p.m. M-F, not as late Sat/Sun. They show 3 Cannondale models available and 2 Trek; Ultegra, Ultegra Di2, and Dura Ace. It's an excellent shop, sort of the home shop of Velo Club La Grange, a possible source for a ride, a great club.
I don't know either if Pedaler's Fork rents, but it's certainly a good first stop to find a ride.
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Helen's Bike Rentals - Helens Cycles Santa Monica California

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I'm local and my favorite shop (after trying them all) is Michael's Bicycles Newbury Park I'm not sure if they rent, though.
You can also try Serious Cycling / Products & Services I know they do rent and they host a spirited group ride on multiple weekend days.

If you want more info about local clubs and routes and such, lemmie know what you're looking for in terms of routes, climbing, distance, etc. and I can point you in the right direction for some good routes. You're visiting cycling heaven (which I'm lucky enough to live in!) so make the most of it!
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Wow, thanks for all the info! I'm pretty excited to finally get a chance to ride out there even if it is just for a day. I'm going to make the most of it!
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Make sure you do the rock store climb, just because. If you ride on PCH try to organize a route that goes generally southwards to take advantage of the prevailing tail winds.
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Santa Monica Mountains Cyclery, Highly recommended. Great bike shop.
They are pretty close to Calabasas.
Not sure if Pedalers Fork rents bikes but it's a great place to go for a beer / coffee / meal.
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