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Offline thall

Rental shop in Austin
« on: August 07, 2016, 05:46:26 pm »
I'm trying to rent a bicycle for the Texas Hill Country loop, but am struggling to find a shop that rents touring bikes.

Any information on shops that may rent something tour-able would be quite helpful, thank you.


Offline texbiker

Re: Rental shop in Austin
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2016, 07:23:48 pm »
Try Mellow Johnny's.

Offline JMilyko

Re: Rental shop in Austin
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 11:52:12 am »
Hi thall,

My contact at Bike Texas suggested you might also want to check with Bicycle Sport Shop (tell them Bike Texas sent you!).


I hope this helps. Have a great Hill Country tour!


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Offline thall

Re: Rental shop in Austin
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 09:13:44 pm »
I called and chatted with both of those shops and unfortunately they do not have any touring bikes. Mellow Johnny's did say I could buy a rack and try to mount it on their road bike rentals.

I'm thinking the other possible option is a hybrid with a rear rack from Barton Springs Bike Rental: http://bartonspringsbikerental.com/bike-rentals.htm

Offline thall

Re: Rental shop in Austin
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016, 09:14:26 pm »
thanks for the replies!

Offline texbiker

Re: Rental shop in Austin
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2016, 11:10:01 pm »
Streamline Cycles rents a wide variety of bicycles. Maybe they have what you need. Also some people buy a bike on Craigslist, use it and then sell it when they are finished.

Offline thall

Re: Rental shop in Austin
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2016, 11:40:05 pm »
Ok, I'll give them a call, and that's a good idea using craigslist, thanks.