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Offline Bunny

Bike rentals for one way tours
« on: February 09, 2024, 12:10:01 pm »
Lake Michigan to Portsmouth. Anyone ever use a bike rental service for a one way trip? Does this exist? Could rent anywhere from Chicago, Wisconsin shoreline cities, or Ludington, Mi


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Re: Bike rentals for one way tours
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2024, 01:12:34 am »
Lake Michigan to Portsmouth. Anyone ever use a bike rental service for a one way trip? Does this exist? Could rent anywhere from Chicago, Wisconsin shoreline cities, or Ludington, Mi

I have not heard of one-way bike rentals, and doubt that such a service exists. Think about it this way: One-way car rentals are possible though often difficult, and the only reason why they can happen is because of a specific network. You can find Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, UHaul, etc. all around the country. But bike rentals are generally done by small, independently owned shops or services. You rent a bike from one shop and return it to the same shop. There's no national bike rental company. And I really doubt that there is any demand for such a service to exist.

Perhaps you can rent a bike from a shop, do a tour, and ship it back, but a) I'm sure the bike shop really wouldn't like that and b) you might as well have figured out a way to bring your own bike. (And by the way, why can't you bring your own bike?)


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Re: Bike rentals for one way tours
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2024, 01:24:22 am »
I agree. Im trying to locate a bike for my friend who is traveling from Germany. Shes experienced a lot of hassle importing/exporting her own bike. Good news! A friend might loan us a bike. Woot!


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Re: Bike rentals for one way tours
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2024, 01:38:25 am »
I agree. Im trying to locate a bike for my friend who is traveling from Germany. Shes experienced a lot of hassle importing/exporting her own bike. Good news! A friend might loan us a bike. Woot!

Sorry to hear about that. Moments like this make me thankful that I bought a Brompton. Folding bikes are great for overseas travel, I just brought mine to Tokyo.

Offline Bunny

Re: Bike rentals for one way tours
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2024, 01:43:38 am »
Thats so cool. Thanks for the chat


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