The winter weather is on its way out. It’s time to celebrate by getting out into the fresh air and pedaling through Dallas/Fort Worth’s miles of natural and manicured bike trails. Don’t have a bike? Rental options are aplenty for the two-wheeled and even more exotic bicycle rental experience.
9040 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
www.bikemart.com From standard mountain and trail bikes to the more exotic tandem bikes, Richardson Bike Mart rents pretty much anything on wheels. With its convenient location right across the street from both paved and unpaved routes on beautiful White Rock Lake, this is the ideal place for a quick bike rental. Also, it has recently added renting Elliptigo bikes to its inventory with test rides and day rentals. If you ride at the lake, you can prevent hauling the bike in your vehicle as a bonus.
Fort Worth, TX
www.fortworthbikesharing.org An exciting an innovative option for bike lovers, the Fort Worth Bike Sharing program has been in existence for less than a year but has already become a popular feature on Fort Worth city streets. For a membership fee of $80 annually, with reduced rates for students ($65) and seniors, no other transportation option makes for a more affordable commute or adventure. For those just passing through, day passes are available at $8; with three-, seven- and 30-day options provided as well. Once membership or passes are ready, pick up your bike at one of the many designated stations throughout the city and ride away the green way.
391 E. Las Colinas Blvd., Suite 135
Irving, TX 75039
www.thebikeshopatlascolinas.com Police officers, firefighters and city officials get a discount here. Yet, even without the discount, The Bike Shop at Las Colinas can repair or rent out the bike of your choice, and is even helpful in guiding riders to the eye-catching trails of Irving. Open seven days a week, a ride along the canal might just be all you need to refill your soul.
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www.thebuzzbike.com For those who are into some indulgence while riding, and who prefer to stay out of trouble while indulging, a pub on wheels might be the way to go. The Buzz Bike very recently debuted in the Dallas area and offers tour routes along some of the city’s most popular attractions. For those new to the concept, The Buzz Bike is a BYOB, wooden, 16-passenger mobile pub. With routes in the Arts District, Victory Park, Downtown and a social bike ride (available only on Sundays), the Buzz Bike is sure to be seen around Dallas more often.
343 Throckmorton St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
www.trinitybicycles.com Trinity Bicycles, located in Fort Worth, has both hourly rentals for the leisurely rider and day rentals for the more adventurous. With the expansion of bike trails throughout Fort Worth, day rentals are becoming more and more appealing. Hybrids, Carbon or Aluminum Road Bikes and Hardtails are on the menu starting at $25 an hour to $250 per week depending on the model.