A client who was in town recently (who’s buying a house in a very walkable and bikeable part of Charlottesville) asked me if there was anywhere to rent a bike in Charlottesville. I should have anticipated getting this question from someone, as I’ve done video tours for clients while on a bicycle and shown houses to clients on bicycles, but I was totally unprepared.
Thanks to the Facebook and my bicycle-riding friends, I was able to help my client … and I asked the folks at the respective shops for some more information.
We offer road and mountain bikes for rent. The road bikes are Specialized Roubaix carbon bicycles with Ultegre components. They rent for $50/day M-Th, and $75/day F-Su. We have two types of mountain bikes. The hardtails are Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29rs and rent for $35/day M-Th, and $50/day F-Su. The full suspension bikes are the Camber Comp 29rs, and rent for $50/day M-Th, and $75/day F-Su. We use these as demos as well so if customer rents then buys, we take up to two days rental off the purchase price.
We do rentals yes, comfort bikes are $35 a day. Road bikes are $45 a day. MTB’s are 45 or 60 a day depending on hardtail/full suspension.
I’m thinking this might be something I could work with with my visiting clients who want to ride bikes to see houses but don’t bring theirs with them.