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Best Bike Rentals In Seattle

April 11, 2014 1:00 PM

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(Photo by: FERENC ISZA
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(Photo by: FERENC ISZA
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Seattle is a bike-friendly city with bike rentals, touring opportunities and bike commuter lanes. The temperate climate allows for bicycle riding and touring throughout the year. There are several paved bike paths in the greater Seattle area, including the 18-mile Burke-Gilman Trail, the 11-mile Sammamish Trail and the 14-mile Interurban Trail. Bike riding is an easy way to experience the city and its surrounding areas. Rent your ride from one of these shops in Seattle.
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Seattle is a bike friendly city. (Credit, Karen Ulvestad)

Gregg’s Cycle
7007 Woodlawn Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 523-1822
www.greggscycles.com

Gregg’s Cycle is located just one block from Greenlake City Park, and is one of the oldest bike shops in the Seattle area. It opened in 1937. Currently, the company has shops in Seattle, Alderwood and Bellevue. Gregg’s rents high-quality bikes, but customers need to supply their own pedals and riding gear. The store offers all of these items if the customer needs to purchase them for their rental. A deposit on a credit card is required for all rentals, and details are outlined on the website.

Seattle Bike Rentals and Tours
Pier 58 (next to the Seattle Aquarium)
Seattle, WA 98101
(800) 349-0343
www.seattlebicyclerentals.com

Seattle Bike Rentals and Tours is located next to the Seattle Aquarium in Waterfront Park. This bike rental company caters to both locals and visitors to the city. The rentals run from $10 to $15 per hour, and recommended insurance is $5. The company uses only new bikes, services the bikes after each rental and custom adjusts the bike for the individual riding it. The company offers bike tours in specific areas of Seattle, like the Ballard Locks, Fremont and Myrtle Edwards Park. Tour rates are $40 with bike rental, helmet and map included in the fee.

Dutch Bike Co.
4905 Leary Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-1678
www.dutchbikeseattle.com

The Dutch Bike Company is located in the heart of Seattle’s Ballard district. The company both sells and rents bicycles to the public. Fees range from $12 per hour for a standard bike to $75 per hour for the seven-seat conference bike. Multiple hours or day rates are discounted from the hourly rate. The company offers free usage of a bike lock and helmet with a deposit. In addition to the bike rentals, the company runs a cafe that serves great coffee, light food items, beer and wine.

Related: Best Cycle Shops In Seattle

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After renting a bike on Capitol Hill, Volunteer Park is a great place to explore. (Credit, Karen Ulvestad)

PedalAnywhere Seattle
Capitol Hill
Seattle, WA 98112
www.pedalanywhere.com

PedalAnywhere Seattle is located on Capitol Hill and delivers its bikes to the customer. All of the reservations are done online through its website, and the bikes are delivered throughout the city of Seattle. Customers outside of the city limits make arrangements to meet at a drop-off point to receive the bike. The price structure is $80 to $150 per week. PetalAnywhere’s prices are lower than other bike rentals. The company recently opened a second location in Friday Harbor, and its San Juan location does have a storefront for customers to visit.

Alki Bike and Board
2606 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 938-3322
www.alkibikeandboard.com

Alki Bike and Board is the oldest bike shop in the Seattle area, opening in 1936, and has been family owned since 1987. The company offers bike tours of west Seattle and the Alki area. The entire tour is 14 miles long and provides fantastic scenic views and passes by several great eateries and Seattle parks. This self-guided tour costs $50 with a choice of bike rental, lock, helmet, a PDF map cell phone download and more. With all of the scenery along the way, the tour will take at least two hours, depending on riding speed.

Related: Best Scenic Running Paths In The Seattle Area

Karen Ulvestad is a mother and professional writer/photographer, who lives in the greater Seattle area. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English Composition. Her background is in fitness, travel, photography and writing. She continually researches locations to visit, and/or entertainment opportunities for family outings and/or photo shoots. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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