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Bicycle Travel => General Discussion => Topic started by: emcc126 on February 20, 2013, 07:38:56 pm

 
Title: Rent a bike for multiple days?
Post by: emcc126 on February 20, 2013, 07:38:56 pm
Hey, I'm based in Washington DC and want to go on a week-long bike tour (or so). I currently get around on my road bike, but I don't think it's durable enough to make it far in non-paved terrain, especially carrying panniers. Is it possible to rent a more durable bike for several days in a row?
Title: Re: Rent a bike for multiple days?
Post by: John Nelson on February 20, 2013, 08:36:14 pm
Renting a mountain bike should be easy, and you can certainly tour on a mountain bike. Renting a real touring bike will probably be next to impossible, but it doesn't hurt to call some bike shops and ask. Renting a cross bike would be somewhere in between the two, in both functionality and probability.

Renting racks--probably a long shot. Renting a trailer--maybe. Renting panniers--a very long shot. You might have to buy or borrow this stuff. There are a lot of trailers sitting around collecting dust in garages.
Title: Re: Rent a bike for multiple days?
Post by: MidSouth on February 20, 2013, 09:54:39 pm
Check out Big Wheel Bikes in Georgetown.  They rent mountain bikes, hybrid bikes and road bikes by the day, week, or month.

http://www.bigwheelbikes.com/rentals.htm (http://www.bigwheelbikes.com/rentals.htm)