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Do You Rent Bikes on Vacation?

It's the peak of tourist season in San Francisco, and the streets are full of adventurous travelers riding around on rented bikes. I admire people who want to stay active on vacation, and bicycling is a great way to explore a new city. Do you ever rent bikes while traveling?

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georgie2 georgie2 7 years
I've never encountered a holiday place where I could do my own bike tour... I would definitely think about it next time!
runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 7 years
I tried this for the first time when I was in Reno, because I was there for work and only had a few hours to explore. I looked up a bike rental in the phone book in my hotel, I paid $15-20 (I forget) for 1.5 hours and quickly saw all of the Biggest Little City. :) I love it, I think its great, and I hope to rent bikes all the time now.
syako syako 7 years
We started doing this and now it's our plan to bike every time we go to a new city. We biked through London, which was thrilling riding on the left side of the road. And then recently we biked Manhattan. It's a great way to cover tons of miles (we got in about 15-20 miles) and see a lot more than you can on foot. Plus it's just exhilarating in general to be out on the street.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
It does sound appealing to tootle around on a bike to explore a city. The problem is that I hate riding bikes! Hurts my booty and I'm always tense that I'm going to get mowed down by a car. :(
fizzymartini fizzymartini 7 years
Cheers Yogaforlife, hehe! Yeah, I always feel you can really see places better on foot. Riding a bike is fun, but places whizz by and you kinda have to keep an eye on the road at least ;) And the plus-sides of taking public transport include really getting into the locals' way of life, and you get to keep ticket stubs as souvenirs!
Retro23 Retro23 7 years
Yeah! It was the highlight of my trip to San Francisco. Nothing beat riding across the Golden Gate Bridge and throughout Sausalito. It was a blast in Portugal too!!!
michlny michlny 7 years
Hey, thanks RunningEsq!
miamixo miamixo 7 years
Nope, never!
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
fizzymartini - I love your image, haha! Never rented a bike, but we walk everywhere or take public transportation like the subways or buses.
fizzymartini fizzymartini 7 years
No. I'm cheap, so we walk everywhere instead. The one exception is Amsterdam, as the city is BUILT for cyclists. I swear the roadways have priority over pedestrians! Had to rent a kid's bike though, as I'm too short for normal ones.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
oh have fun michlny !!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I bring my bike :)
michlny michlny 7 years
I did when I went to Israel and I'm headed to Vail, CO in a few weeks and plan to tour most cities via bicycle. I am so excited!!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Never have, but I really want to. I'm always a little self-conscious that I'll have forgotten how to ride a bike since I so rarely do :)
cg130 cg130 7 years
I did once in Berlin, and it was so awesome! Super fun and super convenient. Plus, I didn't feel like a tourist (although I probably looked like one).
iheartkerning iheartkerning 7 years
I just bring my own.
MLH1 MLH1 7 years
Beach cruisers in the summer are so much fun!
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 7 years
Never have, but I should sometime!
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